This is a beautiful book and it’s an Oscar-winning film. It’s important because it’s the first time that I heard ordinary people in the street comment on a story focused on homosexual love without making distinctions between that and heterosexual love. It brought gay sex into the mainstream. And the way the sex is described is not feminine sex. It’s not gentle and sensitive and soft focus. There is blood. They hit each other. It’s hard brutal male sex. It also important because it shows that some sorts of sexuality are still not accepted in our world, and people can get killed for it.