Widowed Ken came out at the age 72 and sensibly enrolled in a therapy group to explore his sexuality but now that he is awoken that, admits to being desperately lonely and wanting his first ever gay partner. Leanna came out as a transgender after being a man for the first 60 years of her life, now true to herself and fully female, she has been abandoned by her entire family including her son who hasn’t spoken to her for over 10 years now.
Cathy is the slightly odd one out of the group as she has been with her partner for years but it wasn’t until the Kansas Legislature was in the throes of passing yet another piece of anti-gay legislature did she feel the urge to come our publicly. She and her wife have been best friends with their conservative Republican neighbors for years even though they thoroughly disapprove of any equality for gay couples. Like so many other straight people, these ‘friends’ patronizingly believe that they are the ones that God has entrusted to decide how gay people should live. Credit to Cathy and her partner for not letting the bigotry get in the way of their friendship.
This is a quiet understated wee movie that gently reminds us how younger generations, particularly those in urban environments have so much more choice, and it also serves to remind us too, that many other gay people even today still cannot be true to their own identity. As the film states, it is never to late to be yourself, and we can just hope they do not have to wait until they too are seniors to be liberated.
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