Love vs. the Law

Love vs. the Law

2 Episodes

An experimental short film and a prescient blackmail drama offer stirring indictments of a shameful time in British history when the law forbade homosexuality.

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Love vs. the Law
  • The Colour of His Hair

    Episode 1

    Directed by Sam Ashby • 2017 • United Kingdom

    Based on an unrealized film script written in 1964 for The Homosexual Law Reform Society, a British organization that campaigned for the decriminalization of homosexual relations between men, THE COLOUR OF HIS HAIR merges drama and documentary into a...

  • Victim
    Episode 2


    Episode 2

    Directed by Basil Dearden • 1961 • United Kingdom

    An extraordinary performance by Dirk Bogarde grounds this intense, sobering indictment of early-sixties social intolerance and sexual puritanism. Bogarde plays Melville Farr, a married barrister who is one of a large group of closeted London me...