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The Everlasting Secret Family (1989)





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"Everlasting Secret Family" is the name of a sub-rosa homosexual brotherhood in this riveting Australian film. Two of the ESF members are a middle-aged politician (Arthur Dignam) and a boarding-school student (Mark Lee). The younger man begins chafing at the "plaything" status imposed upon him by the older members of ESF. His resentment culminates in a battle of wills between himself and the senator's politically expedient "straight" wife (Heather Mitchell). Dispensing with subtlety, Everlasting Secret Family suggests that, like the so-called mainstream political scene, the gay lifestyle can become a dangerously manipulative power trip in the wrong hands. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Mark Lee
as Youth
Dennis Miller
as Eric the chauffeur
Heather Mitchell
as Senator's Wife
Beth Child
as Pottery Woman
Paul F. Davies
as Waiter #1
Bogdan Koca
as Medical Specialist
Vicki Luke
as Political Secretary
Helen O'Connor
as Judge's Associate
John Paramor
as Barrister
Martin Raphael
as Embracing Man
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The despoiling of an Innocent boy by a lecherous older man Is only the beginning of the march of gay stereotypes.

May 19, 2020 | Full Review…

While there's something to be said about the era in which it was made, there's no doubt Michael Thornhill's film would never see the light of day today given how repulsive its representation of gay men is.

February 9, 2016 | Full Review…

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