brad gorton

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Get Real was the first movie I saw at the Laemlle Sunset 5 on Sunset Blvd when I moved to Los Angeles in 1999. I think it was one of the last truly quality gay films of the 1990s — and in general. (The Brits always do queer cinema right — Beautiful Thing, Weekend, etc.)

I finally got around to buying a copy of Get Real on eBay and watched it for the first time in years tonight. It holds up in 2012, and still packs quite a punch.

Was surprised to read that the main actor, Ben Silverstone, quit acting and is now a lawyer.