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4.0 out of 5 stars
unconventional, yet inspiring, 11 Dec. 2001
Despite the unconventional (for the mainstream audience) homosexual romance at the centre of the film, My Beautiful Laundrette is definately not an exploration of alternative sexuality. Instead, Kureidhi treats his gay couple as he would do any young lovers who have to struggle against the insurmountable odds to be togeteher. Omar and Johnny's romance successfully survives the racial battle between native Britons and Pakistani newcomers, the moral battle between liberalism and conservatism, the intellectual battle between idealism and pragmatic capatalism, and the political battle between Prime Minister Thatcher and the inner city, working class. In a summary, Jonathon Becks' performance was inspirational!