After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed.
After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
Martin seeks for a temporary job at Eugenio's house. When they recognize to be childhood friends, Eugenio offers him work for the summer. A power and desire game starts and their relationship grows beyond their friendship.
Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach spends his days working a dead-end job and helping his needy sister care for her son. In his free time he surfs, draws and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe, who lives on the wealthy side of town. When Gabe's older brother, Shaun, returns home, he is drawn to Zach's selflessness and talent. Zach falls in love with Shaun while struggling to reconcile his own desires with the needs of his family. Written by
Actor Trevor Wright has his last name WRIGHT tattooed across his lower back which is visible in one shot of "Shelter." See more »
When Zach and Gabe are in the diner's kitchen, Zach looks at the wall clock to tell Gabe how long he has to work. The second-hand of the electric clock is not operating. See more »
I don't think the whole student thing's going to happen right now.
Why, 'cause you didn't get into that art institute place? Go somewhere else.
Art institute place... Whatever, it's alright... Scholarship was my ticket.
Well you are the king of scholarships.
Got me into your richy-rich private school.
On the short bus every day.
Fuck you, ghetto trash.
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It's not really about rich and poor, it's about honesty and honor, and the lack of it.
The one stand-up guy (Trevor Wright) reminds us that there actually *are* good, selfless people in the world. Zach has to deal with and master an unfair world, and part of that iniquity is himself, because he's gay. Trouble outside, trouble inside.
This is a very kind, wonderfully acted movie. Kudos to all involved.
It's odd that we need straight actors to convince us that gay folk are actually human, but these guys do it without apologies.
We should all be so kind.
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