Comments on Raymond H's Ferretnibbles 4 - Raymond's Scattered Summer Cinema

Raymond may have missed his deadline, but he keeps his promise of an article on all the movies he watched this summer.

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Arthur B at 13:35 on 2018-09-05
Hm, I wonder if the character of Johnny in My Beautiful Laundrette was inspired by Nicky Crane? He hadn't publicly come out in 1985 but he was apparently a pretty regular fixture of the London gay scene so it's possible that he came onto the filmmakers' radar when they were doing background research.
Raymond H at 02:10 on 2018-09-09
It's certainly possible. The only things I know about the role of Johnny though are the casting shenanigans (The writer thought Daniel Day-Lewis was too posh to play Johnny, but the director was convinced to cast him after Lewis sent a very passionate letter threatening to break both his legs with a hammer).
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