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The Lay of the Land
The Lay of the Land

The Lay of the Land 1998


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The Lay of the Land 1998 15

13 mins United Kingdom Director. Fraser Macdonald

A menacing man with a history of gay-bashing enters a smoky bar and strikes up a conversation with a drag queen in this dark short by Fraser MacDonald, which explores violence, homophobia and masculinity.

Directed by

Fraser Macdonald


Paul Thomas Hickey

Stevan Rimkus

Craig Hill


Shorts Gay Cinema - Out of the Archive LGBT Britain Flare LGBT


15 Contains strong language




United Kingdom



Production company

Screenbase Media Productions

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