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True Romance, Etc.
True Romance, Etc.

True Romance, Etc. 1982

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True Romance, Etc. 1982

34 mins United Kingdom

London teenagers hold nothing back in this involving fusion of drama and documentary with a powerful post-punk and ska soundtrack. Young men and women - black and white, gay and straight - speak candidly about sex, love, gender expectations, relationships and peer pressure, amidst a compelling drama about a drunken party in Hackney that can't fail to fascinate anyone who grew up in the early 1980s.

The party central to this film by the Newsreel Collective was scripted out of improvisations with the cast. The film was originally made for schools, colleges, youth clubs and women's and men's groups, and will surely resonate with all those 80s children's television viewers who were somewhat bemused that the kids never used swear words at Grange Hill. Another film by the collective, Divide and Rule - Never! is also available on BFI Player.

Featuring

Terry Govier

Juliet Gray

Isiaka Amodu

Genres

Drama Documentary

Tags

Politics Contraception Gay people Teenagers Social convention Parties (festivities) Sexual relations and practices

Collection

The Pleasure Principle

Released

1982

Country

United Kingdom

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