Words: Guy Lodge
Remember Harris Dickinson, the gifted, gorgeous British star of last year’s tough Brooklyn gay coming-of-age drama Beach Rats?
Well, the great news is that he’s back, leading another striking queer-themed indie, this time on home turf.
The less-great news is the film itself — although Steve McLean’s highly stylised evocation of burgeoning sexuality in the shady corners of old-school Soho is an intriguing tease.
Shot in vivid neon hues, it stars Dickinson as Jim, a naïve teenage twink who arrives wide-eyed in central London only to be taken under the wing of four intellectual rent boys — escorts who entertain their clients as much with their minds as with their bodies.
More preoccupied with Caravaggio than cock, it’s an unusual spin on a familiar story, although it’s also a tad airless.
Postcards from London is hits UK cinemas this Friday 23 November.