For Better, For Worse

The UK’s Guardian newspaper reports: “From the Royal Navy to The Simpsons, everyone is taking a line on gay marriage. Duncan Campbell looks at how US and UK film-makers are tackling the issue.”

The UK film is "Andrew and Jeremy Get Married", a documentary directed by Don Boyd (who also worked with Derek Jarman). I note that Jeremy (Jeremy Trafford) is also an ex-Shell man. I look forward to seeing the film.

Tying a couple of threads together, I’m currently reading the book containing the last diaries of Derek Jarman (Smiling in Slow Motion), which was published posthumously. The enormous humanity of the man – coupled with a complete refusal to suffer fools (and the establishment) gladly – shines through; despite the pain and suffering he was going through in his last years of life.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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