The Leather Boys
Director: Sidney J. Furie Run Time: 108 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 1964
Starring: Avice Landone, Colin Campbell, Dudley Sutton, Gladys Henson, Rita Tushingham
Part of Britain’s new wave of hyper-realistic “Kitchen Sink” films, The Leather Boys is a riveting mix of teen angst, biker thrills, and raging emotion. The movie follows young newlyweds Reggie (Colin Campbell) and Dot (Rita Tushingham, A Taste of Honey) as they embark on a new life together. But there’s trouble in paradise when Reggie develops feelings for Pete (Dudley Sutton), a member of a rival biker gang. Directed by Sidney J. Furie (The Entity) and written by Gillian Freeman from her novel, The Leather Boys explodes with expressionistic photography, gripping themes, and a bold exploration of identity. Long unavailable on home video, we are elated to present a sparkling new restoration of this important chapter of early queer cinema.