British director Philip Saville's first feature, SHADEY, dealt in part with its title character's desire for a sex change and his struggle with society to be who really is. In WONDERLAND, Saville works from a script by LETTER TO BREZHNEV writer Fred Clarke, examining the constraints and
societal pressures that prevent homosexuals from freely expressing their lifestyle. The film focuses on the platonic friendship between two gay teenagers in Liverpool: Forsyth, a street-smart survivor, and Charles, who is browbeaten by his homophobic father but understood by his mother. She
watches movies endlessly on her VCR and claims to have been auditioned by John Schlesinger fo...