A big hit at this year’s London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, this is an intimate, no-holds-barred documentary about a group of London gay escorts, led by charismatic Pete. This film should be required viewing for anyone considering a career as a male prostitute – which, judging by the growing number of ads in the back pages of certain gay mags, is now seen as an acceptable career path for young gay men. Sometimes funny but more often sad, what emerges is the emptiness of these boys’ lives, their dependence on drugs and alcohol and their inability to form loving, lasting relationships.
Pete’s cheery take on all this is that it doesn’t matter what your career is – you should try to be the best at whatever you do. So naturally he’s thrilled to bits when he’s flown over to LA to pick up the Escort of the Year award. It’s hard not be won over by his cheeky charm and concern for the welfare of those around him. Whether he’ll still be as chipper in a few years’ time remains to be seen.