“Two Of Us”, written by Leslie Stewart, and produced by Roger Tonge in 1987, is an upbeat story of a high school student in the process of discovering who he is, set in the late 1980’s in the UK. The film reveals the difficulties faced by homosexuals in those times (and which still exist to this day, though things are improving).
The cast is awesome, the acting is superb, and the story is heartful and inspiring for gay teens, as well as all free-thinking spirits. Highly recommended, a great film.
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“Two of Us” is a 1988 gay-themed BBC television film written by Leslie Stewart and directed by Roger Tonge. It was produced as part of the BBC Schools SCENE series, and intended for young adults. It confronted the Thatcherite government’s attempt to ban gay sex education in schools via the controversial (since repealed) section 28 legislation. Given this backdrop, the BBC opted not to show it during the day and it was screened at night, even though it was originally created for a school audience.
Matthew – Jason Rush
Phil – Lee Whitlock
Sharon – Jenny Jay
Filmed in London and Seaford, Sussex, UK
“Disenchanted” – The Communards
“Don’t Give Up” – Peter Gabriel
Available on iTunes
This remaster is direct from a DVD release (by Freedom Films in 2004), and has been carefully ripped and remastered to improve the low quality of the old analogue TV system in use in the late 80s.
The original resolution of this film was limited to the PAL television standard of 625 lines vertical resolution. This rip was made using Handbrake, with settings optimized for this project, and the remastering and color correction was done in Sony Vegas 11.
For better or worse, this is as good as it gets. Enjoy this great film!