Fifty Shades Of Gay

Broadcaster: Channel 4

Broadcast Date: TBC

Production Company: Swan Films

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Rupert Everett charts the changes in gay life and culture over the last fifty years, from men in their eighties who cottaged with palace guards, to young transgender people coming out as the ‘only trans in the village’ in rural Britain.  Since 1967 much has been achieved in terms of openness and acceptance, but have some of the things that Rupert most wants to celebrate about gay culture – its rebelliousness and outsiderness, for example – faded in the process of assimilation into the mainstream?