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Posted October 1, 2010
Looking back, not always fondly
This must have been the BBC equivalent of an After School Special in the early 1980s. It seems to have been written for teenagers struggling to understand their homosexuality at a time when it was literally against the law.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The story follows two teenage boys, one gay, one questioning and their evolving relationship. Phil has a girlfriend, but is fascinated by Matt, while Matt is openly gay but has been harassed to the point of dropping out of school. Things aren't any better at home for Matt; his parents are apparently pioneers of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and then "I Don't Want to Know" When Phil decides that he wants to be with Matt, they end up running away, which doesn't make things any easier.
The story is pretty average, and the acting is the same. It's shot on video and everything about it is pretty unsophisticated. That said, it's a sweet story and doesn't resort to the neatly tied up ending like a lot of American stories of this type. Nothing racy beyond a few kisses, so don't get it for hot sex. Just a couple of confused kids trying to work things out.