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5.0 out of 5 stars It gets under one's skin, 29 Jun. 2008
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This review is from: The Line of Beauty [DVD] (DVD)
The Line of Beauty is a 2004 Booker Prize-winning novel by Alan Hollinghurst. The book explores the tension between Nick's intimate relationship with the Feddens, in whose parties and holidays he participates, and the realities of his sexuality and gay life, which the Feddens accept only to the extent of never mentioning it. It explores themes of hypocrisy, homosexuality, madness and wealth, with the emerging AIDS crisis forming a backdrop to the book's conclusion. It is a breathtaking portrayal of life among the privileged governing Tory classes during the early to middle 1980s.

The novel was adapted for television by Andrew Davies as a three-part mini-series for BBC Two, broadcast in 2006. This sophisticated social analysis is captured to perfection in the mini-series. It is no funny, typical gay story. Sex and drugs mix, love ends by social pressure and ignorance and all begins to be overshadowed by HIV. It is sad to watch.
Nothing what seems perfect in the beginning stays perfect, rather the reverse. It gets under your skin.

The title " The Line of Beauty" has many meanings ranging from Nick's company name Ogee taken from the sinuous double curve cited by Hogarth as the "line of beauty", to a line of cocaine to a man's lower back cleaves to his bottom.
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