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Children of God (2010)

 |  Drama  |  20 May 2011 (USA)
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The story of two young Bahamian men who fall in love with each other and portrays the homophobia of the Bahamian society.

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Christine Wilson ...
Anna
Conrad Knowles ...
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Aijalon Coley ...
Omar Mackey (as Ai-Jalon Coley)
Jonathan Murray ...
Guy in Bed
Juanita Kelly ...
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The story of two young Bahamian men who fall in love with each other and portrays the homophobia of the Bahamian society.

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Feature length remake of the 2007 short Float. See more »

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The first time romeo visits Johnny in the cottage, he starts to undo his belt and pants. When he lies down on the couch, his pants are zipped up and his belt fastened. See more »

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Sailboats in Nassau Harbour
Words and music by Eric Minnis
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much more than you might expect
6 October 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Is it that people are disappointed in the lack of sex or why is this pretty amazing first gay feature film from the Caribbean so much panned?

It's not the gay love story that's at the center here, but pseudo-Christian homophobia, and I would venture to say that no film has so far taken this issue to such lengths. True, that makes for a bulky watching experience, what with the issues all the characters have: The fag-hating preacher who is a closeted homosexual himself, his STD-infected wife who diverts her doubts into anti-gay action, the sensitive painter, the free-and-easy closeted opportunist... it really feels like a play, but quite intentionally so.

And none of these characters are so far away from reality - if you're from a hyper-Christian environment, then you will know for a fact how much hypocrisy and denial they endorse... a lot of preachers in my native Romania talk just as hateful as those in this film, and a lot of them are likely to be closeted homosexuals themselves.

'Children of God' is less of a story than a statement, so don't watch it if you're asking for serious character development or story structure in a film. However, if you're wondering how the equal rights issue can be addressed in an environment where PC doesn't protect you, then this is your film.


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