Nick Guest comes to London to live with his college friend's family, the Feddens. A short stay becomes permanent, and Nick positions himself in the family's plentiful lives of parties and politics during the Thatcher years. Over the course of three episodes spanning four years in the mid-eighties, we follow Nick's two homosexual love affairs in a time of promiscuity and carelessness, until the AIDS crisis and a bout of scandal threaten life as he has come to know it.Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
The title refers to a feature of architecture, a concave shape combined with a convex shape, known as an ogee. "Ogee" is also the name of the magazine that Nick and Wani publish in the series. See more »
As someone who grew up in Europe during the 1980s, "the Line of Beauty" just seems like a self-indulgent memoir, written by someone who happened to have industry connections to make it into a production. Yes, we all remember it wasn't "cool" or "in" to be gay back then, and we all remember AIDS was scaring everyone witless. But take away the job/industry back-story and you're just left with some social-climbing, name-dropping nobody trying to interest us in who he knew way back when. This simply wasn't compelling, interesting or unique.
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