Did You Know?
There is still this weird feeling that gay people are fundamentally different from straight people when, actually, we have similar fears and doubts and hopes - although we might have slightly more emotional baggage to drag along for being a minority. 
His first job in the film industry was as Ismail Merchant
's assistant for Merchant Ivory Productions: "I sent a CV and badgered them and said please give me a job and they paid me - it is illegal now, thank God - £50 a week." But he admired their "personal, passionate way of working". .