This touching story of two teenage boys in love has had a tumultuous history since it was first made in 1987 for the BBC Schools TV series, "Scene". Repelled by the film s pro-gay stance, and propelled by the repressive Clause 28 - a government directive that called for sex education classes to stop teaching that homosexuality is an acceptable form of human behaviour - the BBC initially withdrew the film, and finally broadcast it only after several cuts and a new "choose straight" ending.
This video contains the original cuts and the original ending.
The story concerns the deepening friendship between Matthew, a handsome youth and recent high school graduate, and his best mate, Phil, an outgoing senior. Phil begins to realise that he has sexual feelings for Matthew, but vacillates between him and his "girlfriend", Sharon.
Tired of the taunts of "nancy boys" from Phil s classmates, and harassment from their friends, families and authorities, the two elope to a seaside resort, defiantly telling people that they are on their "honeymoon".
A sensitive, sweetly romantic and ultimately uplifting story of love and being true to oneself.