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Against the Law (2017)
1h 24min | Biography, Drama, History
11 Sept 2017 (UK DVD) (New Release) (Previously Unavailable)
Subtitles: English (optional)
Director: Fergus O'Brien
Writers: Brian Fillis, Peter Wildeblood
Stars: Mark Gatiss, Daniel Mays, Richard Gadd, Charlie Creed
IMDb: 6.7/10 (401) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6523092/
BAFTA Awards 2018
Bafta TV Craft Award 2018
Broadcast Digital Awards UK 2018
BFI Flare: London LGBT Festival 2017
Peter Wildeblood's affair with a handsome serviceman he met in London's Piccadilly during the time homosexuality was a crime and the devastating consequences of their relationship.
2017 sees the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offences Act which decriminalised homosexual acts in England and Wales between adult males, in private. While it would take several decades before homosexuals would reach anything like full equality in this country, this legislation marks the beginning of this journey. The BFI is marking the 50th anniversary with a new season of screenings and events. This summer Gross Indecency will explore the pioneering –and sometimes problematic – depictions of LGBT life in British film and TV in the years immediately before and after the 1967 Sexual Offences Act. Further details will be announced during BFI Flare.
Against the Law is a timely and sensitive based on Peter Wildeblood’s bestseller book of the same title.
Wildeblood had been a celebrated and well-connected journalist on the Daily Express, a range of acquaintances that included Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. He is played by Daniel Mays, in a beautifully nuanced performance that charts his journey from Fleet Street via public vilification to his imprisonment under the same legislation that sent Oscar Wilde to Reading Gaol. Mark Gatiss gives a chilling performance as a prison doctor charged with administering therapeutic measures to homosexuals acquiescing to the idea that they can be ‘changed’.
Work like this doesn't come along every day.
Against the Law stands as a brilliant, important, must-see piece.
Plot Keywords: London, Dramatic, History, Male Nudity..
Gay Sex, Legislation, Homosexuality, Outed, Imprisonment!