by Jorge Cham
Subject:   BGLAD - Screening: My Beautiful Laundrette
Date:   Friday, May 7, 1999
Time:   7pm -
Location:   Cubberley, Room 115 [look for it in a campus map]
Sponsor URL:   http://www.stanford.edu/group/BGLAD
Made as a British telefilm, My Beautiful Laundrette hit theater screens like an intoxicating gulp of fresh air, spiralling director Frears, screenwriter Hanif Kureishi, and actor Daniel Day Lewis to new career planes. A young South Londoner on the make, Omar (Gordon Warnecke) treads a risky line between the upward mobility of his Pakistani-immigrant relatives and the dole-queue punkdom of childhood pal Johnny's (Lewis) friends. Prankish, witty, stylish, the movie works on many levels as a critique of Thatcher-era race/class divisions. But for gay audiences, it's the sizzling (and matter-of-factly treated) sexual chemistry between Omar and Johnny that caps a contemporary classic.
Event history: Submitted by matlaw on 01-May-1999;
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