Here’s my theory about Filth – it’s a gay movie that doesn’t look like one. Indeed on a cursory glance you’d be more likely to view it as a homophobic and potentially transphobic film. However deeper down there’s more LGBT interest than it might first appear.
James McAvoy plays Edinburgh policeman Bruce Robertson, a real shit of a man who’s racist, homophobic, takes drugs, drinks too much, has sex with any woman who will have him and thinks nothing of destroying other people. He makes lewd, anonymous phone call to his friend Bladesey’s wife, while being a bit of a playground bully to the man himself – despite the fact they are supposedly best friends. [Read more…]