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March 13th, 2011

Get Real (1998) directed by Simon Shore

A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

Director: Simon Shore

Writers: Patrick Wilde (play), Patrick Wilde (screenplay)

Release Date: August 1998 (Edinburgh Film Festival, UK)
12 September 1998 (Toronto International Film Festival, Canada)
April 1999 (Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Italy)
20 May 1999 (Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, USA)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Storyline: Get Real begins with a couple of hedgehogs having sex, and deals with a topic just as prickly: gay love in adolescence. Steve (Ben Silverstone) is a student at a British school where everyone wears classy uniforms, knows he's gay, and is pretty comfortable being so. John (Brad Gorton), a top athlete and all-around admired guy, is just getting an inkling and isn't sure how he feels about it. This, cleverly, is how the movie manages to explore coming-out issues and be over them at the same time. In fact, the whole movie is pretty clever--witty dialogue, deft direction, nimble pacing, and clean editing--in exploring the seriousness of adolescent life without taking it too seriously. The key is in Silverstone's performance; he's a completely convincing mixture of hesitation and recklessness, all the conflicts of high school in one sweet-faced package. As the movie follows Steve and John's relationship--their evasions at school, getting picked up by the police in a park, goofing around in a heated swimming pool, grappling with coming out to the world at large--it lays out a bit of contrast with Steve's best friend Linda (Charlotte Brittain), who's as unapologetically fat as Steve is gay, and who's having an affair with her driving instructor. Excellent performances all around, funny, sexy, charming--if only straight teen comedies were half this good. Get Real even demonstrates the proper etiquette when soliciting sex in public restrooms; what more can you ask for? --Bret Fetzer

Awards: 1999 British Independent Film Award Nomination as Best Achievement in Production, British Independent Film Awards
2000 Chlotrudis Award Nomination as Best Actor to Ben Silverstone, Chlotrudis Awards
1998 Audience Award to Simon Shore, Golden Hitchcock Award to Simon Shore, Dinard British Film Festival
1998 Audience Award to Simon Shore, Edinburgh International Film Festival
1999 Emden Film Award to Simon Shore, Emden International Film Festival
1999 Golden Trailer Nomination as Best Trailer - No Budget (Hammer Films), Golden Trailer Awards
1999 Audience Award to Simon Shore, Jury Prize Best European Film to Simon ShoreOurense Independent Film Festival

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Cast (in credits order)
Ben Silverstone ... Steven Carter
Brad Gorton ... John Dixon
Charlotte Brittain ... Linda
Stacy Hart ... Jessica (as Stacy A. Hart)
Kate McEnery ... Wendy
Patrick Nielsen ... Mark
Tim Harris ... Kevin
James D. White ... Dave
James Perkins ... Young Steve
Nicholas Hunter ... Young Mark
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Steven & John


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The Game in Spain by Lydia Nyx

This is only a short story, less than 20 pages, but it has definitely a plot being at the same time wickedly naughty; Gabriel and Sebastian are both chasing after Alejandro on the street of Madrid during the Carnival. They both arrived that day, summoned by Alejandro’s letter, brief but clear: “I'll be in Plaza Mayor. Catch me if you can. Get here first and I'm yours”. What Gabriel didn’t know accepting the invite is that Alejandro did the same with Sebastian.

Even if they are chasing the same man, I didn’t feel in Gabriel a real dislike for Sebastian, on the contrary, he seems almost fascinated by the other man, so much that sometime I had the feeling Gabriel would have liked to catch Sebastian as much as Alejandro. And so when Gabriel and Sebastian unite the strengths to become real hunters and not only toys in the hand of that little tart that is Alejandro, it was not a surprise.

When they will finally catch Alejandro, the young man win the lottery: two hot men all focused on him, with only one purpose in their mind, having their pleasure while at the same time bringing it to him as well. True, in the hand of lesser men, Alejandro would have been only an object of desire, but he has still an ace to play that will overturn the plates on the favour of all of them.

Good teaser that enticed me to search more from this author to test if she is able to make me smile as well with a long story as she did with this short one.

https://www.nobleromance.com/ItemDisplay.aspx?i=160

Amazon Kindle: The Game in Spain
Publisher: Noble Romance Publishing, LLC (November 6, 2010)

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