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.