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Caught Looking 1991

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Caught Looking 1991 18

35 mins United Kingdom Director. Constantine Giannaris

Caught Looking sees a lonely gay man attempt to explore his sexual fantasies with the help of an interactive computer game, guiding his virtual reality persona through a series of potential encounters (naval rough trade, a moustachioed 'clone', a 50s muscle man) while offering wry commentary on the shifting landscape of queer cruising. But is it love he’s really looking for?

The film is suffused with nostalgia for a disappearing way of life. It’s also years ahead of its time in anticipating the internet chat rooms and dating sites which transformed the gay scene – and the fickle ‘instant hook-up’ apps that have defined the smartphone generation. It won the Teddy Award for best short film at the 1992 Berlin Film Festival.

Directed by

Constantine Giannaris

Featuring

Louis Selwyn

Bette Bourne

Genres

Drama

Collection

Gay Cinema - Out of the Archive Shorts Flare LGBT Sex

Certificate

18

Released

1991

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Production company

Channel Four

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