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Offline Aloysius J. Gleek

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Re: Man in an Orange Shirt
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2017, 06:06:03 am »

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Man In An Orange Shirt
[Michael's Letter]

Published on Jul 29, 2017

Daniel Hall


Michael's unsent love letter (to Thomas).
Music: Dan Jones. Voice: Oliver Jackson-Cohen.
Words: Patrick Gale.


A Kudos Production for BBC
Part of the BBC's Gay Britannia season










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Man In An Orange Shirt
[Trailer - BBC Two]

Published on Jul 20, 2017


Two love stories, sixty years apart, charting the challenges
and huge change to gay lives from WW2 to present.
The first screen drama from best-selling novelist Patrick Gale,
starring Oliver Jackson-Cohen and Vanessa Redgrave



A Kudos Production for BBC
Part of the BBC's Gay Britannia season






« Last Edit: September 02, 2017, 03:33:18 pm by Aloysius J. Gleek »
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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Re: Man in an Orange Shirt
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2017, 06:28:15 am »

Forbidden Love: the drama looks at two gay lovers who had to conceal their feelings for each other BBC / Kudos / Nick Briggs

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Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"

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Re: Man in an Orange Shirt
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2017, 10:09:43 am »
I'll make this my Labor Day weekend entertainment this evening! Thanks, John and Vincent!

p.s. You don't talk much, but you get your point across, V!
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Re: Man in an Orange Shirt
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2017, 01:55:50 pm »
Love to discuss MIAOS - once more people have a chance to view. :)  V.
How do you hide when you are running from yourself?

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Re: Man in an Orange Shirt
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2017, 03:45:48 pm »
This movie was on our main station Sunday evening movie a few weeks ago. I rarely watch movies on TV but fortunately looked at the guide and saw the gay reference. Even so I set my DVD, thinking I would not last the full time but did stay the course. So I can watch it again sometime. Generally advertisements have me turning the TV off and going to bed. I prefer to watch a movie in the theatre.

Apparently it was in 2 parts in the UK but it was shown as a continuous movie here. I was very emotional at the end almost as much as BBM.
I guess I fall between the 2 times. Growing up, gay sex was illegal and there were arrests but generally it was just a fine. However, as a state school teacher, it would have meant instant dismissal for me. I remember arriving in the UK in 1974 and thinking "I am legal". It was not legal in NSW, Australia until 1982.
So, I have some understanding of Michael and Thomas, although there was no way I would have risked propositioning a man other than in the clubs which we knew were paying the police bribes. I never went to a cottage or beat. Magazine adverts were the only other way to meet.
On the advice of psychiatrists I became engaged but fortunately broke it off. I have met a number of men who married in those times as the respectable thing to do, with varying results.

However I also understand the grandson. When I did accept there was no cure and met other gay men for the first time (in my late 20's early 30's in  the 1970's). I went mad. No cell phones in those days but there were back rooms and sometimes I went  home with or brought a guy home. My only long time relationship (all of 18 months) I met in a back room and had sex before I brought him home.

Another movie I saw a week or so ago at the NZ International Film festival was called "100 Men" Having been made in NZ, it may not get much airing elsewhere although the producer lived and worked most of his life in London. It was a great movie as it was a history of gay life by going through 100 men (unlike me he must have written names in his diary) with whom he had sex. He interviews some of them. He is now partnered  but their relationship is not exclusive   My brief relationship was not so lucky as, while at first my partner said he did not mind, in the end he broke the relationship because I could not give up anonymous back room sex.
HIV/AIDS cured me of that obsession but I have never found anther way to meet gay men socially.

I plan to see "God's Own Country" this afternoon. It started in the theatres last Thursday but I am afraid it will not stay long. As I wrote, I was very disappointed in "Call me by my name" so I hope I am not disappointed this afternoon.

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Re: Man in an Orange Shirt
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2017, 05:51:38 pm »









"I've been storing them in his absence
rather than leave them with that creature in SoHo.









I write him letters in soft pencil on one side of cartridge paper
so he can draw on the other.








You should take this one. It's only a study.
He must have sold the finished portrait.









I call it 'Man in an orange shirt,' but it's you, isn't it?"







"Yes."










I have always, always loved Frances de la Tour, and as Mrs. March, Thomas's mother, she is wonderful.

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Re: Man in an Orange Shirt
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2017, 06:08:29 pm »
"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
(and you know who I am...)


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Re: Man in an Orange Shirt
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2017, 06:39:18 pm »
He looks a lot like Jake.
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"Tu doives entendre je t'aime."
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Cowboy Curtis (Laurence Fishburne)
and Pee-wee in the 1990 episode
"Camping Out"