The Disco years

United States, 1991

Film
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Tom is in his final year of High School, desperately fighting against his attraction for the athletic Matt. In the overtly homophobic environment of school there is no-one Tom can talk to about his sexuality. Except, maybe, for the new teacher Mr. Reece? This bittersweet short film is a very funny and very poignant story about coming out as gay in the late seventies, in the disco years, where liberation began on the dancefloor. With Matt Nolan and Dennis Christopher.

Credits

director

Robert Lee King

co-producer

Richard Hoffman

John Peter James

Robert Lee King

production company

RLK Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:28:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

38442

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Adolescence

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Coming out (Sexual orientation)

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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