Kevin Elyot and directed by Adrian Shergold, shown at left), links the lives of a group of Londoners -- adults and youngsters, gay and straight, out and closeted -- around the 2005 gay-bashing murder of a young man named Jody Dobrowski (in the film called Alfie Cartwright and played with exceptional charm and intelligence by the beautiful David Leon, shown at bottom, right), who was beaten to death and left literally unrecognizable except via his fingerprints. Dobrowski may be something like the British equivalent of our own Matthew Shepard. Clapham Junction, a narrative film said to have been inspired by the death of this young man, is in any case every bit as powerful, thought-provoking and exceptionally acted as any of the iterations of The Laramie Project that I have seen.
Stuart Bunce, right, and Richard Lintern, left) whose wedding takes place that day;
Paul Nicholls, above), who loves his "gram" but hates his mom (and certain other types of people);
Luke Treadaway, above), nearly 15, who has the hots for a very hot neighbor (the ravishing and quite versatile Joseph Mawle (below) whom he watches, Rear Window-style from across the courtyard and also notices with some regularity in the local public library;
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