|An unusually affecting, sensitively-handled and gay-positive made-for-TV drama which marked the directorial debut of Ken Olin. |
Teenager Matt (William McNamara), a star athlete and honours student courageously comes to grips with his sexuality and comes out to his parents. The revelation strips away the veneer of the "typical" suburban American family and exposes their repressed dysfunctionalities, including alcoholism, abortion, school difficulties and finally, Matt s homosexuality.
Matt s confrontation with his parents occurs after he attempts suicide. When he return home he explains, "It s better to be dead than to tell you I m gay."
A compelling drama about the tyranny of American heterosexuality.