A tender love story set during a hot summer on a South-East London housing estate. Jamie, a relatively unpopular lad who bunks off school, avoiding football, lives next door to Ste, a more popular athletic lad. Such an episode of violence brings Jamie and Ste together: Sandra (Jamie’s mum) offers refugee to Ste, who has ‘top-and-tail’ with Jamie. Hence, the story tells of their growing attraction for one another, from initial lingering glances to their irrefutable love, which is so magnificently illustrated at the end of the film. Jamie and the fear of repercussion should Ste’s family find out. The plot is set against sub-texts of Sandra’s desire to manage her own pub, and thus escape the estate, and her new relationship with her hippy boyfriend Tony; and Leah, the brassy girl next door who has been expelled from school and spends every time listening to Mama Cass records and tripping on a variety of drugs.
Cast: Linda Henry, Meera Syal, Glen Berry, Martin Walsh, Steven M. Martin, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson, Andrew Fraser, Ben Daniels, John Savage, Julie Smith, Jeillo Edwards, Anna Karen, Garry Cooper, Daniel Bowers, Terry Duggan, Sophie Stanton, Ozdemir Mamodeally, John Benfield, Davyd Harries, Beth Goddard, Marlene Sidaway, Liane Ware, Catherine Sanderson, Dave Lynn, Jonathan Harvey.
Keywords: Housing Estate, Club, Single Mother, Gay Kiss, First Gay Sexual Experience, Gay Teenager, Coming Out, Class, Drug Dealing, Homosexual, Bullying, Lesbian Slur, Homosexuality, Boyhood Friends, Drug Overdose, Young Love, Male Rear Nudity, Gay Lead Character, Party, Homosexual Scene, Reference To Madonna, Coming Of Age, Gay 90s, Friendship, Drunkenness, Gay, Youth, Bare Butt, Working Class, Homosexual Love, Gay Interest, Male Nudity, Gay Bar, Gay Character, Based On Play, Independent Film.
Date: 2009-05-01 14:46:03