In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.
"GEOGRAPHY CLUB" is based on Brent Hartinger's best-selling critically acclaimed novel: "What am I looking for?" asks 16-year old Russell Middlebrook of himself as he heads off on his newest adventure. Russell is still going on dates with girls, while Kevin will do anything to prevent his football teammates from finding out what he is concealing, Min and Terese tell everyone they're really just good friends, and Ike can't figure out who he is or what he wants to be. But the truth is too hard to hide - at least from each other - so they form the Geography Club. Nobody else will discover the truth about them as no other students in their right minds would ever join a club that sounds so boring. Their secrets will be safe from classmates. But are they? "Geography Club" is a smart, fast, moving and funny account of contemporary teenagers as they discover their own sexual identities, dreams and values and not merely live out their parents' desires and ambitions. Russell, Kevin, Min, Terese... Written by
Geography Club: A Film of the Present and Inspiration for the Future
Geography Club is a colorful film that challenges societal norms and simultaneously calls attention to the stereotypes that weigh on humanity. It tells a story of a group of students struggling with their identity and their journey to find their own sense of belonging. The difficulties of identifying as a homosexual are shown through the intense pressure from friends, family, and bullies that are received by individuals of the film at all ends. It exercises the powerful idea that how someone sexually identifies, does not determine who you are as a person. Heart rendering and delightful, this film is one that opens the door to a new era of acceptance and equality where people have the freedom of expression. The wonderfully done humor really balances the seriousness of the subject and gives it a positive tone throughout. It is a fantastic film that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, races, and sexualities and, I believe, will inspire for years to come.
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