I said recently on Twitter with regards to the Call Me By Your Name sequel addressing AIDS the idea of "gay" in 1993 was inseparable from the idea of "AIDS." Perhaps that was different for an older gay person in actual human contact with other gay people but for an isolated teenaged gay in a small cow town that was my compass. (That and The Golden Girls, anyway.)
Antonia Bird's movie Priest. And it hit me like a ton of bricks. No I wasn't Catholic but I understood the struggle that Linus Roache's character goes through in that film like nothing I had ever seen before. Here was a man who just wants to do good, be good, just trying to find a way to express his love in the world, being tormented for just that. For just love.
Point being it's Linus Roache's birthday today and I'd
like to wish him a happy one. Thanks, Linus.