OUTinPerth is owned by Speirins Media Pty Ltd. P.O. It’ll be hitting our cinema screens on August 27th. Interview with Craig Stott and Ryan Corr. Lois Caleo, John’s mother, said in real life: “It was so unfair … he (John) never ever complained about it, he just coped with it with great grace and dignity … He was just such a beautiful human being” and we certainly see this aspect radiate from John in the film. It's ruined Stott. Holding The Man review Holding The Man is the true story of Timothy Conigrave , a young gay Australian man in the 1970s who falls for fellow pupil John Caleo (Craig Stott).

|  Author, actor and activist Timothy Conigrave’s magnum opus ‘Holding the Man’ is a hallmark of Australian literature. Filed under Arts,Culture,Performing Arts,Visual Arts | OUTinPerth is news website focusing on diversity in sexuality and gender. Cut to nearly a decade later (1985) and we see that Tim and John are still very much together but they receive a doubly devastating piece of news when they are both diagnosed HIV positive. A truck driver who fatally struck a school teacher who ran out in front of him after he was allegedly tied to a chair and bashed with golf clubs was traumatised after the accident. Timothy Conigrave’s memoir ‘Holding the Man’ is a queer favourite, and the epic love story is now a feature film.

I also found John to be incredibly cute!

Find out more here. Another interesting aspect to John’s character is his belief in a monogamous, one-partner relationship in the face of Tim’s different ideology and he stands his ground in this regard. He applies, and gets in, to drama school in Sydney and tells John they should have a trial separation … however as we can see from later events, this is not enough to break them up …. Craig Stott on the humanity of Holding The Man, ‘True Blood’ creator tells 1970s coming out story with ‘Uncle Frank’, ‘Cabaret de Paris’ transports you back to yesteryear, Perth International Cabaret Festival to debut in 2021, SA Government introduces bill to abolish ‘gay panic’ defence, TransFolk of WA announce Pay It Forward Binder Program, Campaign launched to repeal ‘gay panic’ defence in South Australia, Archibald Prize After Hours: Hear Trixie Mattel chat to Benjamin Law. Yay. Posts about Craig Stott written by oldcheeser. John’s more reserved persona also doesn’t prevent him asserting himself when the time is right and we see him stand up for his relationship to his homophobic father. IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. Ryan Corr brings Tim memorably to life through this and many other scenes, an individual who runs the gamut of character development – beginning as a likeable and vulnerable school boy, descending into a more confident yet self-serving college student out for himself, then eventually undergoing a reformation of sorts, not least when John takes a turn for the worse and we see the extent to which Tim really does care for him, as well as the torment and guilt he experiences when realising that it is his own liaisons with other men that have most likely brought about John’s HIV status. Both of the leads are engaging in terms of their characterisation and the actors who portray Tim and John are fully convincing in their performances, which goes a large way towards making this more than your average gay rom-com (and you have to keep reminding yourself that these are based on real people!) I’m “biast” (pro): nothing, ★★☆☆☆ Adapted from a 1995 memoir of the same name by Australian actor, Exclusive: Netflix takes world Svod rights to drama featuring. Both actors are also clearly older than the teenagers they are meant to be portraying at this point in the film, even if they do manage to impersonate the mannerisms of school boys in a generally believable way (Corr in particular). Permission to reprint should be sought via the Editor. My only real criticism would be the rather hideous hairstyles Tim and John sport in the 1970s school sequence – and a pretty unconvincing looking pair of wigs to boot. One breathed a positive sigh of relief once the 80s arrived and the boys lopped off all those manky locks. Since it’s publication the book has been […], 22 Jun 2015 | I loved the soundtrack too, drawing aptly from a variety of musical sources which fit with the film’s varying time periods and moods, for instance Supertramp’s cheesy soft synth-rock classic “Dreamer” befitting Tim and Bronski Beat’s high energy interpretation of “I Feel Love” ushering in the increasingly gay-conscious 1980s. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.