Laws can sometimes seem abstract, faceless, neutral. But in Georgia Oakley's searing debut, that lie is exposed, along with the absolute cruelty of Section 28, the law banning the "teaching of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship" which was enacted by Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government in 1988.
Jean, a popular gym teacher, has been living a bit of a double life already, careful not to advertise her queerness at the school where she works, but in a loving relationship with her out-and-proud girlfriend Viv at home.
But when a new girl from her class shows up at her local gay bar, Jean is forced toward a reckoning with her divided existence which in Oakley's sensitive hands becomes its own referendum on how publicly mandated homophobia can easily turn into personal moral crisis.
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