LGBT VIDEO FLASHBACK – Watch “The Truth About Alex” Starring Scott Biao (1986)

In 1986 HBO  tackled the subject of homosexuality in a high-school in the made for cable movie The Truth About Alex.
The Truth About Alex has all the trappings of an after-school special — the stern military dad, the gruff coach, peer-pressure anguish, the big game but lets remember that it was 1986 when this movie was made.   and while it did try it fall flat for not ofering any romantic hope for Alex, whose less-than-uplifting connections with the gay community range from a fag-bashing at the hands of a closeted truck driver to a wistful conversation with a guy at a stereotypical gay bar but for its time it does make a painfully earnest plea for tolerance
*Canadian version c 58 min. US only 48 min. “This film has never been officially released on either VHS, CD or DVD.

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