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!

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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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