My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette ★★★★★

this has, no joke, been on my mind for the last 24 hours. living in my goddamn mind rent free. it is by no means a perfect movie but i am just so fucking amazed at the complexity of issues this script covers so subtly and in such a short amount of time. a movie about gay people where the central conflict isn’t about them being gay? a relationship in which terms are clearly defined and it’s clear that one person isn’t okay with the other’s past, and it’s caused him a lot of damage, but he truly loves him and wants to see him get better? the conflict between your home being a country that doesn’t want you and your home country not being your home anymore, as well as assimilating into colonizer culture and being seen as a betrayal? a woman who doesn’t want to live up to the standards of her family and culture? class and right-wing politics??? the symbolism of a laundromat as the way to make a new life for yourself???? AND it has a happy ending????? bro this movie really has it all idk what to tell you.

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