2017 – Queers

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Original Network: BBC Four
Number of Episodes: 1 (that Ben has starred in)
Production year: 2016
Original release: July 31, 2017
Running time: 20 minutes
Other cast: Alan Cumming, Rebecca Front, Ian Gelder
Misc: IMDB | Amazon | iTunes

“Queers” takes a look at the lives of gay men and women in the U.K. This new project runs eight different monologues from well known actors and in the U.K. this was part of a longer project called “Gay Britannia” on pubcaster BBC to mark the 50th anniversary of the Sexual Offenses Act which decriminalized homosexual acts in the U.K. Each monologue runs for 15 minutes and the topics cover a span of 100 years, the characters address the HIV crisis and the Sexual Offenses Act. Sarah Barnett, the president of BBC America said “Brilliantly written and performed, these monologues may be compact but they are brimful of humor, heartbreak, joy, humanity and tenderness.”