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Sebastian (1995)

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Unrated | | Drama | 3 November 1995 (USA)
Sebastian is one of five youths who are always together. Suddenly he realizes that he is attracted to another boy (Ulf).

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Hampus Björck ...
Sebastian
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Ulf
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Mother
Helge Jordal ...
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Lisbeth
Lena Olander ...
Linda
Emil Lindroth ...
Jan
Karin Hagås ...
Inga
Mira Mandoki ...
Lisa
Stig Torstensson ...
Fyllie
Sara Alström ...
Girl #1
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Girl #2
Bård Torgersen ...
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16 year old Sebastian behaves strangely. He stays alone in his room for hours thinking and doesn't talk to his parents as he used to. He refuses to explain to them what his problem is. The truth is that he slowly discovers that he feels stangely for his best friend Ulf. Soon he is going to accept his true self - that he is gay and that he is also in love with his best friend Ulf. Written by SP

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Ulf: [on explaining his red eyes to his mother ] I couldn't tell her I'd been wearing make-up, so I told her I'd been smoking pot.
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Light-weight no doubt, but not as bad as some say
31 January 2009 | by (Midwest) – See all my reviews

OK, so there was no gratuitous sex in this coming out story. And too, there wasn't even any male on male kissing. If that's what you're looking for it can be found abundantly in some other coming out stories like Beautiful Thing and Edge of Seventeen (both of which I highly recommend). To me this story WAS sweet, and pleasantly so. It was kind of like a Norwegian after-school special--Remember those from the 1970s?

So I'll grant that it wasn't overly realistic. But at least it did provide a positive resolution. That's something many a gay teen in the 80s didn't think was remotely possible. In essence it was a squeaky clean feel good take on coming out. I'm sure there have been at least a few of those in the past and likely more and more up to the present.

So to sum up, in my opinion Sebastian is not nearly as bad as some would have you think. It's nothing deep, nothing profound--but still enjoyable in my book...There's definitely some fun 80s kitsch going on too!


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