When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin. Despite their many differences, they ...
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When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin. Despite their many differences, they form a loving long-term relationship. In 1977, during Anita Bryant's crusade, an anti-gay book Alan wrote years before gets published without his consent. The book destroys Tommy's credibility as a well-known activist, resulting in Tommy and Alan's break-up. Seven years later, Alan is given a second chance, a reunion with Tommy and the opportunity to set things right.Written by
Broad theme and sensitive detailing. Two stubborn people find, lose and regain love. The sexuality is universal, the props sadly reminiscent of what I remember of the 1970's and 1980's, and the actors - particularly the leads - beautifully cast. Some points are made too broadly (as with the evil, resentful mentor), but the genre needs that stress (for example, was anyone as stupid as Butterfly McQueen?) to make a point.
It's a movie that stays with you. I hope for great new things from the writer/director who is defining his voice and his vision in a universe I would frankly be delighted to inhabit.
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