Lawrence Jefferies and Hugh Greerey have just met. They both have had girlfriends in the past...they're both straight. Thirteen or so minutes later, however, something's happened and things have changed.
Saleem, an Indian student living in Leeds with his parents, meets Daz in a gay cruising spot, and they have a night of mutually enjoyable sex. Saleem is nonetheless ashamed of what he has done but, on leaving the next day, does turn round to smile at Daz.
Olle, an introverted, well-mannered boy with an air of innocence and sincerity about him has been camping with his father at the same camping ground with several other people for years now.... See full summary »
High school senior Ben secretly lusts after bad boy classmate Johnny. After Ben gives Johnny a ride home one night, the boys end up in Johnny's swimming pool and have an encounter that breaks the rules and blows Ben's mind.
Mates emerge from latency into their sexual identities. Will and Leung are pals, searching the woods of Hampstead Heath for botanical material Leung needs for a school class. Along the way,... See full summary »
Inspired by the alarming increase in real-life tragedies involving high school bullying and suicide, Teens Like Phil tells the story of a gay teen, Phil, and his former friend, Adam, who brutally bullies him.
Lawrence Jefferies is a guy who's found the flow in his life; he knows how to trust his gut and follow his instincts. Driven by a loving curiosity and strong sense of adventure, he lives his life with a freedom and confidence most men envy. Hugh Greerey, by contrast, lives under the influence of his self-consciousness, struggling to connect to a deeper sense of who he really is. There is a power and intensity to Hugh's spirit which he fights to hold in check until the two meet by happenstance and a defining moment between them opens one into his humanity and propels the other into his soul. Written by
This amazingly beautiful movie offers to the viewer a frontal collision against the unknown; something, which should not have happened, has happened. Two men have listened to the call of beauty, the beauty of another person, the beauty of this other person's desire. As they comment, two men are discovering something in them. A new emotion... rejected or accepted, mistrusted or recognized. It demonstrates with mastery that a true humanitarian value is to keep open to one's own pulsation. That life is a synonym of chance, of lack of certitudes. To give attention to the possibility of discovering new feelings is a key to existence and probably a case against violence. Actors and the direction are all very gifted. There is also quite an effective hint of subdued eroticism. Should be compulsory duty for straight people to see it, and a reward, like a "bonbon", to the others. Héhé.
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