It is 1984. Frank is a determined teenager who runs away from high school to find an alternative lifestyle in Amsterdam. He finds a home and a job at the House of Boys, a bar-cum-brothel run by a strict Madame (Udo Kier) who has an eye for what his punters crave. Frank works his way up from barman to on-stage dancer and falls in love with some of his housemates. The first intimations of what is described as ‘the gay plague’, casts a long shadow over Frank’s tight-knit group of friends. Yet despite the troubles that cloud the hopes and dreams of young Frank, his perseverance, along with support from a willing doctor (Stephen Fry), will carry him through.

‘House of Boys’ is a glamorous, colourful coming-of-age story that lifts the lid on an exciting world of sex and music, where deep passions suddenly turn into a struggle for courage.

Winner – 25th Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Belgium Audience Award

Winner – 21st Annual Queer Film Festival Melbourne Top 3 Audience Award

Official Selection – 25th London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

  • "A colourful mix of go-go strippers, drag queens and burlesque acts... intimate and engaging"
Cast: Layke Anderson, Udo Kier, Stephen Fry, Steven Webb
Director: Jean Claude Schlim
Writer: Jean Claude Schlim
Language: English
Format: PAL
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Anamorphic Widescreen
Certificate: 18
Running Time: 114 mins
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
DVD Release Date: 29-08-2011
VoD Release Date: 29-08-2011
DVD Extras: Picture Gallery | Trailer
Dvd Catalogue Number: 5060018652290
Year: 2009

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