West Hollywood, 1979. Struggling muso and drag performer Rudy Donatello (Cumming) meets closeted district attorney Paul Fleiger (Dillahunt). When pair try to take guardianship over a 14-year-old boy with Down syndrome, they find their relationship picked over in the full glare of the law.
Institutionalised homophobia in ’70s America is examined in this fact-based drama about an offbeat gay couple seeking custody of a neglected Down’s Syndrome teenager. Sincere, compassionate and played with a restraint that makes its denouement all the more poignant.
A moving and poignant true-life tale.