Irish boarding schools, called colleges, are much like their English and American counterparts. Rich boys in uniforms enjoy elite education by day and endure austere dormitories by night. And, of course, sport is king. No class is more important than practice--even if it is cheerleading practice for non-athletes. What may be different though is tolerance of homosexuality. Ireland's strict, Catholic past still casts a jaundiced eye on boy-boy coupling. Here we see the first steps of acknowledgement of practices that, until very recently, were illegal in Ireland and are still mostly unaccepted. See also: What Richard Did for depictions of very real, if under underrepresented, wealthy Irish.
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Director John Butler
Writer John Butler
Cast Fionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Ruairi O'Connor, Andrew Scott, Michael McElhatton, Mark Doherty