First off, I thought the film was good. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars on Netflix. While I'm on the subject of Netflix, I saw that the movie was R-rated. This seemed interesting to me, being that most independent films with "gay-themed" material like this don't even bother with submitting their films to the MPAA, especially a British film. After watching the film, I thought Netflix may have made a mistake labeling the film as R-rated. So I venture here to IMDb and notice that it has an actual rating certificate and everything.
This comes as a pleasant surprise to me. Something like this film would have definitely been given an NC-17 rating in the past. Look at something as harmless as But I'm A Cheerleader. It's original rating was NC-17 for something as silly as the main character touching herself through her panties. I wonder if the MPAA has finally heard enough protests on how they rate films. Are they finally being more lenient with homosexual content, and treating it the same as heterosexual content? I sure hope so.