Please stop calling Weekend “The Gay Before Sunrise”

Weekend is one of my favorite films of the year. It is a powerful film with brilliant performances. The film follows two men as they hang out over a weekend and slowly fall for each other. Weekend has consistently been compared to Before Sunrise for multiple reasons. Both films follow the beginning of a relationship over a short period of time (a day or two). The two characters that fall for each other are very different people that result in amazing conversations. Both films involve a lot of talking. Entire scenes are devoted to conversations between these two characters. I understand where the comparisons come from, but in my opinion this comparison undermines the story Weekend tells. Continue reading at IndiesUnchained!


About Sean Temple

Filmmaker, Progressive, Feminist, Emerson MFA Student, Director of HUNT. I use film to critique our society and reveal the struggles real people deal with every day. View all posts by Sean Temple

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