Started in 2007 to keep a track of gay films that I watched, this blog has come much further than I had planned. There are tons of movies that I need to watch and review here. Through this blog, I want to give you genuine, my personal heart-felt review of the films that I see. These are my personal thoughts and opinions about the films and I would love to hear your thoughts on these films as well. I always reply to comments in a day or two. Please help me make my blog more popular by becoming a member, following it and by recommending it to your friends. As far as I know this is one of the very very few gay movie review blogs where reviews are not linked or copy-paste imdb summary. Enjoy and do keep writing your feedback.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Different For Girls (UK)

This film definitely was novel in its theme and treatment of it. I have seen many LGBT films (although primarily gay) but still haven't seen anything similar to what is shown here. It was a very touching drama about a post-op male to female transsexual and a former male schoolfriend.

Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's busy forging a neat and orderly new life. Prentice, on the other hand, has charm but is a social disaster stuck in a dead-end job. His main talent is for getting them both into trouble. Amid the squabbles, they start to fall in love. One night, Kim invites Prentice to a romantic dinner at her flat. Prentice, finding the seduction unexpectedly effective, freaks out. He proceeds to make a public display of both of them and winds up in court. Humiliated and angry, Kim runs away. Prentice begs Kim to save her. Ultimate;y love wins and he is rescued. To get his life in order, they decide to sell Kim's story to a newspaper and start a fresh life together as a couple.

OMG! The lead character who played Kim was awesome. You have to give it to the dude was portraying such a difficult role with elan. The movie essentially chronicles the emotional journey of this odd-couple; and it's done with the proper mix of humor and drama. Even Prentice as a rookie guy who doesn't know what to do with life trying to understand what and why Kim did what she did is interesting.

Definitely worth a watch. I can bet you haven't seen something like this before (6/10)

1 comment:

Doctor McKinney said...

I did not comment on this one at first cause I really was not for sure but now rereading it and doing some research I am almost sure I saw this film. It really was touching to see it I think I caught it one night on Sundance or something. One stunning moment was while in the police ride the cop I think feels her up only to find that she is a he and then things get a little ugly! Still a good movie all the same!