Clapham Junction (2007)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Drama  |  22 July 2007 (UK)
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36 hours in the lives of a number of gay men in Clapham, South London.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Beard ...
Roger Hopkirk
James Bellamy ...
Black Youth 2
Robin Berry ...
Man in Toilet 2
Belinda Hopkirk
Marion Rowan
Philip Childs ...
Jason Frederick ...
Black Youth 1
Robin Cape
TV Assistant
Mail Man
Tough Man
Francis Lee ...
Alfie Cartwright


Robin, a gay writer, has his script declined by a television executive whilst school-boy Theo stalks his neighbour Tim, on whom he spies through the window. Terry, who lives with his grandmother, prepares for a night out whilst professionals Gavin and Will celebrate a civil partnership though faithless Will flirts with young waiter Alfie, giving him his ring. Terry picks a man up at a gay club, inexplicably giving him a savage beating-up. Robin goes cruising in a toilet meeting the closeted Julian, before going on to a dinner party with married friends. To Robin's surprise Julian also turns up, having hidden in a cubicle whilst Alfie was pursued and attacked by gay bashers. Terry finds the severely injured waiter but rather than help him steals Will's ring. The dinner party guests, who also number Theo's parents, see the ambulance draw up for Alfie but Julian refuses to tell the police what he saw, to Robin's dismay. Terry himself is also beaten up and treated in hospital by Gavin, ... Written by don @ minifie-1

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This attracted 1.1 million viewers when first shown on Channel 4 in the UK, a good figure for a minority channel. See more »


[first lines]
radio announcer: 30 degrees plus expected today. In fact, we could break the record which stands as the twelfth of June this year...
doctor: Look to the right.
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Raw and brutal
16 September 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film is about the events that happen to several gay men around Clapham Common in 36 hours.

Due to the enormous number of characters involved, the beginning of the film is a little slow. Once the scene is set, a lot of action kicks in. It touches upon a lot of aspects of gay culture, some of the unpleasant aspects are portrayed in a raw and almost disturbing manner. As others have commented, the scene where the 14 year old boy and the loner encounter at home is dramatic, tense and well acted. It is easily the most memorable scene of the whole film.

This film is raw, brutal and depressing. It can certainly help to raise debates over anonymous sex, and raise awareness over the tragedy of gay bashing.

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