The Shiny Shrimps

Matthias, an Olympic champion at the end of his career, makes a homophobic statement on TV.

His punishment: coach the Shiny Shrimps, a flamboyant and amateur gay water polo team.

They have only one thing in mind: to qualify for the Gay Games in Croatia where the hottest international LGBT athletes compete.

It’s the start of a bumpy and joyful ride…

Faster, Higher, Stronger.

Some may think its abundance of whooping, mincing, bitching and dancing contains too much caricature, but the energy and bawdiness that accompany this merriment liven up the formulaic plot.

The Shiny Shrimps traffics in cliche, but for fans of inspirational underdog stories, the results may be too uplifting to resist.

Les crevettes pailletées (original title)
1h 43min | Comedy | French with English subtitles