Wessex On Screen: Shank

Shank is a 2009 LGBT-themed drama film directed by Simon Pearce and set in Bristol (though some scenes were filmed in Southwark). It should not be confused with a dystopian SF film with the same title made the following year. The film stars Wayne Virgo as Cal, a closeted gay gang member struggling to contain his desire for another member of the gang.

The film was shown in various gay and lesbian film festivals around the world, getting a limited theatrical release in the UK before being released on DVD. A sequel, Cal, followed in 2013.

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