This isn’t the typical sort of gay film we post on BGPS, as it’s just a real-life chat between two British men. However, while both of them are gay, one is 13, while the other is 78. They unsurprisingly have very different life experiences, not least that for the older Percy, for the first 28 years of his life sex between men was completely illegal (the video helps mark 50 years since the partial decriminalisation of gay male sex in England and Wales).
As Percy notes, “You always had a slight suspicion that something could go wrong so you were never 100% at ease.”
For Louis it’s a window into a gay experience vastly different from the one he’s grown up in. He says, “It amazes me how they could even just say for loving someone, you could be arrested. That completely shocks me.”
Take a look at the video, made by Trent & Luke, below, which gives a wonderful window into the changes that have happened for gay people in the last few decades, as well as the things that still bind us across the generations. If you know a short film we ought to be posting, tell us by getting in touch via our contact page. And check out more gay short films and web series here.