50 Shades of Gay (2017)
It was an amazing experience to compose the original score for this important documentary, produced by Swan Films.
In 50 Shades Of Gay, Rupert Everett delivers his personal and frank take on the developments in gay life in Britain since the decriminalisation of homosexuality 50 years ago. Rupert meets LGBT people of all ages and walks of life, from former royal butler Paul Burrell to the lesbian community of Hebden Bridge, and explores with them how the LGBT experience has changed on the journey towards the mainstream. Huge progress has been made – but has something of the edge and distinctiveness of gay identity also been lost.
“A gem of a film. Moving, inspiring, challenging and richly enjoyable documentary.” The Telegraph ★★★★
“A celebration. If Everett’s rattle around gay Britain was thoughtful and good-humoured, it was distinguished by a contradiction at its heart, which only made things more interesting. Everett emphasised he wouldn’t want any of the gay advances to be undone – even as he lamented the loss of outsider spirit of the old days.” The Times ★★★★
“Excellent and outrageous. Rupert is an excellent guide. He listens, he talks, sometimes he’s outrageous…he’s charming, funny, clever, handsome and posh; because he’s Rupert Everett.” The Guardian
“Hilarious” Radio Times
“A sparkly snapshot” The Arts Desk
“A lovely film” New Statesman
Presenter Rupert Everett
Director Michael Waldman
Executive Producer Neil Crombie
Executive Producer Joe Evans
Producer Michael Waldman
Editor Jake Martin