A Sweet, Romantic Movie About Gays
Andrew Haigh's Weekend has been described as a gay Before Sunrise.
The British film has two guys (played by Tom Cullen and Chris New) hooking up at a nightclub and spending the title period of time together for a fleeting yet meaningful taste of intimacy that may change their lives.
It's not monumental, just a smart little film -- with giggles, shared secrets, drugs, orgasms, pathos, and a lot of mumbling -- and the club scenes deftly capture the glitzy awkwardness that often fills places of alleged fun.
Finally, we have a movie where gays are center screen and they aren't villains, victims, or bouncily asexual.
So you might want to spend time with Weekend.
You've certainly sat through the straight version.
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