Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Comprised of compiled footage from over 60 years of British cinema, this playful documentary from Andrea Weiss brims with cliches and stereotypes associated with homosexuality. Each segment is introduced via a narrator who briefly points out certain rules for the portrayal of gays in British films, i.e.: "Your purpose in life is to disrupt the heterosexual plot." The rule is then illustrated with a series of unidentified clips; sometimes the scenes of one film are interspliced into a scene in funny or ironic ways. Weiss also employs lightning-fast cross-cutting to similar effect.
Britain, cinema, homosexual