“Touched” directed by Mike Lemmon is the story of what transpires one night when Mike, a middle-aged gay man who is desperate for companionship, makes the impulsive decision to give “the bars” one last try. “Touched” is a quiet, spiritual tale of loneliness, desperation and connection as two lives collide and are changed forever. A wonderful short film that will warm any heart
Melville Farr, (Dirk Bogarde) is a married lawyer, a blackmailer who has photos of Farr and a young gay man, Farr tracks down other gay men being extorted for money by the same blackmailer. The well-educated police Detective Inspector Harris considers the sodomy law nothing more than an aid to blackmailers, and helps Farr in calling his blackmailer’s bluff.
This movie was far ahead of its time in 1961 was then a blatant plea for England to reforms it’s sodomy laws which were still on the books.
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