Set in London during the Thatcher years, My Beautiful Laundrette
tells the story of young British Pakistani, Omar, who transforms his Uncle's run-down launderette into a thriving business.
As soon as the five Laneheads spotted Sean, they chased him into the laundrette
and cornered him in the back room.
Jacqui and Sandra were cast after being spotted by a model agency boss who passes the Argyle Street laundrette
Having worked hard to turn the old laundrette
into a gallery, Paul is struck by the irony of his new venture.
Meanwhile, voters in Chicago headed to a polling station at the back of a laundrette
Fearing that the terrified woman may identify them, Doug engineers a meeting in a laundrette
and slowly develops an attraction to Claire, who has no idea that she is falling in love with the man who pointed a gun at her head hours earlier.
What's most interesting about the collection is its inclusion of some indie faves (My Beautiful Laundrette
), lesbian classics (The Children's Hour), gay classics (Bent, La Cage Aux Folles), modern lesbian rom-coms (Kissing Jessica Stein, Imagine Me & You), a trans classic (Boys Don't Cry), drag extravaganza (Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) and two big budget gay flicks (The Birdcage, The Object of My Affection).
Kureishi -- who first made news in 1985 when he got an Oscar nomination for the script of My Beautiful Laundrette
-- got the assignment from New York- based Smuggler Films.
As they queer the national romance, Borstal Boy and Y tu mama tambien join a film genre that began in 1985 with Hanif Kureishi and Stephen Frears' My Beautiful Laundrette
It'd be easy to make this story about the lessons they both learn, but instead, scripted by Hanif Kureishi (My Beautiful Laundrette
), it's an intelligent treatise on the ruthless nature of youth--and the old-timers who miss it.
The first is quirky Jeremy (Jason Schwartzman), who has a dead-end job and chats her up in a laundrette
. e has to borrow money from her in order to take her out.
A TERRIFIED woman feared she was going to be thrust into a giant clothes drier and raped at a North Wales laundrette