Box 69, Gosnells, 6990. What’s also interesting to see is how the relationship between the two men is, to a fair degree, one of opposites. But it’s the latter scenes, where John’s condition rapidly deteriorates as he succumbs to the ravages of AIDS, that are the most moving and where I felt Stott’s performance as John was at its strongest; even when physically emaciated and in the midst of a terrible illness he somehow manages to radiate a calmness and serenity. Copyright on contributions to and ads published in OUTinPerth is retained by the author/advertiser respectively. I also found John to be incredibly cute! 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). Credited With Advertisers are advised that all advertising copy is their responsibility under the Trade Practices Act. What else. Read More. Tim is undoubtedly the more forward, extrovert and flamboyant of the pair and as mentioned before, the prime mover who gets the ball rolling (or balls perhaps, whoops, slipping into naughty territory now.) We then move back several years (1979) to when cracks have started to appear in their relationship; Tim has starting flirting with other men he and John spend time with, and he cheats on John when he doesn’t support Tim’s request that they try having sex with other men. (And another nice contrast in terms of stature, he’s the shorter one of the two – not all sports men tower over their partners). Read More, The cast for the film version of ‘Holding the Man’ has been announced. The boys attend the same Geography lessons together but Tim becomes particularly drawn to his classmate when watching him playing on the rugby pitch. Anthony LaPaglia convinces as John’s less than supportive father as does Camilla Ah Kin as mother Lois. 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. 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. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. OUTinPerth is news website focusing on diversity in sexuality and gender. 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Find out more here. ‘Packed to the Rafters’ star Ryan Corr is set to play author Tim Conigrave, while Craig Stott, best known for his role in ‘East of Everything’ will portray Conigrave’s partner John Caleo. 5/5. There’s one touching scene for instance, where the two lovers give each other Xmas presents and John slowly and patiently explains the significance of a rather odd-looking document holder he has given to his partner. 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IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. Posts about Craig Stott written by oldcheeser. Tim is the primary instigator but it doesn’t take much for John to reciprocate…Being the 1970s and a Catholic environment the lovers have to keep things under wraps but unfortunately they are sprung when a love letter falls into the hands of one of their teachers … then their respective parents become aware of goings on, leading to much disapproval and covert behaviour. Filed under Culture,Film,Screen | 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. Last night I watched what I would consider to be one of the best gay movies I’ve seen in some time, Holding The Man.An amazing, deeply moving film that carried me along with its excellent acting, naturalistic style and involving storyline and both myself and my partner were riveted to the screen throughout. One breathed a positive sigh of relief once the 80s arrived and the boys lopped off all those manky locks. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. Yay. I’m sure that many of us have at some point occupied Tim’s shoes, experiencing that (sometimes unrequited) schoolboy crush, but this is – gratifyingly – taken to a level where the attraction is mutually felt and expressed. And it doesn’t shy away from showing the darker and more challenging side of things, making this, for me, a fully rounded movie that I’d highly recommend.
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