Omar and Johnny, 'My Beautiful Laundrette' (1985)
Gay love stories on film: ”My Beautiful Laundrette”
THE STORY Ambitious Omar (Gordon Warnecke, left) and street-smart Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis, right) transform the dumpy local Laundromat into an aesthetic delight.
WHY IT’S MEMORABLE Laundrette doesn’t flinch from the racial tensions of Thatcher-era London, which makes the tender connection forged by our heroes all the more magnificent.
WHAT EW SAID ”Hair cropped short and dyed blond, [Day-Lewis is] a London punk startled to find himself in love with his best friend, an Asian entrepreneur.” A- (Read the review)