It is 1984. Frank is a determined teenager who runs away from high school to find an alternative lifestyle in Amsterdam. He finds a home and a job at the House of Boys, a bar-cum-brothel run by a strict Madame (Udo Kier) who has an eye for what his punters crave. Frank works his way up from barman to on-stage dancer and falls in love with one of his housemates.
The first intimations of what is described as 'the gay cancer', casts a long shadow over Frank’s tight-knit group of friends. Yet despite the troubles that cloud the hopes and dreams of young Frank, his perseverance, along with support from a willing doctor (Stephen Fry), will carry him through. ‘House of Boys’ is a glamorous, colourful coming-of-age story that lifts the lid on an exciting world of sex and music, where deep passions suddenly turn into a struggle for courage.
Starring Layke Anderson (Re-Kill), Stephen Fry (Wilde), Udo Kier (Melancholia, Suspiria), Steven Webb (Bad Girls), Joanna Scanlan (The Thick of It), Eleanor David (Pink Floyd The Wall) and Benn Northover
Featuring music from Spandau Ballet, Soft Cell, Dangerous Muse, Jimmy Somerville, Roy Orbison and The The