Leather Boys, The
Part of Britain's new wave of hyper-realistic "Kitchen Sink" dramas, The Leather Boys is a riveting mix of teen angst, biker thrills and raging emotion. The movie follows young newlyweds Reggie (Colin Campbell) and Dot (Rita Tushingham) as they embark on a new life together. But there's trouble in paradise when Reggie develops feelings for Pete (Dudley Sutton), a member of a rival biker gang. Directed by Sidney J. Furie and written by Gillian Freeman from her novel, The Leather Boys explodes with expressionistic photography, gripping themes and a bold exploration of identity. Long unavailable on home video, AGFA + Shout! Factory are elated to present a sparkling new restoration of this important chapter of early queer cinema.
Special features include a new restoration from the 35mm negative, audio commentary with director Sidney J. Furie and biographer Daniel Kremer, audio interviews with stars Rita Tushingham and Dudley Sutton and the short film Consenting Adults: A Study of Homosexuality, from the Something Weird S-VHS archive.