Sunday, April 12, 2015

I'm Thrilled By...

Summer seemed to have arrived for London and today my friend and I saw Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story at the Greenwich Theatre.

It's based on the 1920s true story of about-to-be law students Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb and the twisted relationship that existed between them as they searched for the ultimate thrill. Their secret agreement of satisfying each other's needs took a darker turn though as the crimes got more serious in order to make the thrills bigger, culminating in the 'perfect crime' - the murder of a 14-year-old boy in 1924. But soon their perfect crime unraveled due to a careless mistake. Or was it so careless?

My verdict? I LOVED IT, especially the stunning performances of its two male leads and the lack of emphasis on their homosexuality, it's just a given, no fuss made, making one realise how rare that's in depictions of gay men. At the same time, it showed how an 'unconditional' love could turn into something dark, obsessive and losing one's mind in it.

Overall, a gripping tale of obsession and devotion gone too far, with an atmosphere and storyline which certainly did thrill me!


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