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My Beautiful Laundrette

Gay Essential Films To Watch, My Beautiful Laundrette

Released in 1985 and directed by Stephen Frears, My Beautiful Laundrette is a film about an interracial love story that and the challenges of racism, homophobia and other issues during the Thatcher era. The film was nominated for many awards, including Best Original Screenplay at both the Oscars and the BAFTA Awards. Shot in London, the film features actors Gordon Warnecke and Daniel Day-Lewis.

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Philomena

Released in 2013 and directed by Stephen Frears, Philomena showcases a political journalist who follows a lead on a woman searching for the son she was forced to abandon decades earlier. Starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan, the movie was filmed in many locations, including London and Washington D.C., was nominated for multiple Oscars and Golden Globe awards.

Stephen Frears

Essential Film Directors, Stephen Frears

After spending much of his early career working in television, Stephen Frears directed the feature film My Beautiful Laundrette in 1985, which kicked off the career of actor Daniel Day-Lewis, as well as his own.

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