Quartet seems to be the title of the moment, as that’s the name of Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut, and there’s also A Late Quartet, which has just debuted its first trailer. The film follows four members of a world-renowned string quartet who struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust. Christopher Walken is a man dealing with a Parkinson’s diagnosis, Philip Seymour Hoffman wants to move forward with his career, while Imogen Poots has issues with her mother (Catherine Keener).
Dale works as a male escort in Greenwich, London, specialising in fulfilling people’s sexual fantasies, whether it’s to have him role play as a schoolboy or to look after a client like they’re a baby. However, away from his work he’s starting to weigh up his life. He’s approaching 30 and while he enjoys the freedom his lack of commitments allow, his real desires begin to leak out when his straight best friend, Raj – who Dale has been in love with for years – announces he’s going to get married. In amongst all this is Dale’s friend Sean, a flamboyant drag artiste, while up on the local heath there’s been a string of brutal gay hate crimes. [Read more…]