CBS Schoolbreak Special: Season 4, Episode 5

What If I'm Gay? (31 Mar. 1987)

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The popular and macho captain of the high-school soccer team is forced to confront his homosexuality, after his buddies discover a male-pornography magazine in his bedroom.

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The popular and macho captain of the high-school soccer team is forced to confront his homosexuality, after his buddies discover a male-pornography magazine in his bedroom.

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Somewhat superficial, but still important early movie about coming out
25 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This HBO movie centered around a group of friends, one of whom is acting the straight part, dealt to him by society, but will soon deal with his homosexuality. The time is the 1987, and a high school soccer player is 'found out' by his best friends. He has been dating, and playing the straight part the best way he knows how, but finally, starts dealing with his confusion about sex, and the roles males play in society. His best friend and girlfriend, naturally have trouble dealing with his orientation, but thankfully, another good friend and a high school counselor provide support and positive guidance.

I saw this movie on HBO when it was original broadcast, in fact I taped it. I was dealing with coming out at that time and so this movie became very special and important to me. I even taped the show and have recently transferred the nearly 20 year old show to DVD.

While a bit superficial, and feeling somewhat like an after school special, this movie important as one of those movies which can help a young person come to terms with their homosexuality. Most specifically, how important self esteem, and having a positive self image are during High School.


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