Director: Andrew Haigh
Year Released: 2011
Two men (Tom Cullen and Chris New) have a one-night stand after meeting at a club, but one of the men is leaving to study in Portland, Oregon and the other has strong feelings for him. Kind of refreshing in its directness and honesty - this is a 'world' I don't know a lot about, so when I see these two guys getting heckled by nasty English youth who see them together (or when one of them has to listen to his co-worker brag about his heterosexual sexual exploits), it makes me cringe (and sad). I more or less wish a bulk of the picture wouldn't have involved the men discussing queer politics at length (gay marriage, being "camp") because it doesn't seem natural, but the emotions in it feel very real. It also serves as a kind of admonition of one-night stand mentality: you don't enrich yourself as a person if you don't know much about the person you're nailing.