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B&B | A gay couple unwittingly book in for an ordeal in Joe Ahearne's lean LGBT thriller

B&B Sean Teale Tom Bateman

B&B Sean Teale Tom Bateman

They made their bed. Now they have to die in it.

Gay husbands Marc (Tom Bateman) and Fred (Sean Teale) get more than they bargained for when they return to the remote English B&B whose fundamentalist Christian owner Josh (Paul McGann) refused them a double bed a year earlier.

Having won a court case against him, smug Marc wants to gloat in their victory, much to the discomfort of the conciliatory Fred and Josh’s closeted teenage son (Calum Woodhouse). But the situation turns even tenser when a hunky, heavily tattooed Russian also books into the B&B. Is he also gay, or a neo-Nazi gay basher looking for fresh victims?

Things get rather confusing and contrived in the final third, but until then writer-director Joe Ahearne’s lean thriller does a good job of juggling our sympathies and ratcheting up the suspense.

Certificate 15. Runtime 83 mins. Director Joe Ahearne