Set in the economically depressed England of today, Cal, the follow-up to the hit 2009 film, Shank, is a startlingly powerful drama of a young gay man searching for love, respect and acceptance. Twenty-year-old Cal (Wayne Virgo, reprising his role) returns home to Britain from France after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis with poverty and crime on the rise, rioting and looting has become a nightly occurrence. It is not a warm homecoming. Cal finds it difficult to fit in. Unable to get a job, he is confronted by his sick mother who remains stubbornly homophobic and wants nothing to do with her gay son. While navigating his way across this new landscape, he meets Jason, a young student in need of help. However, Cal's act of kindness brings him into contact with a drug dealing pimp. Soon, he is racing against time to make peace with his mother and get out of town as quickly as possible. An impassioned, visceral drama, Cal is sexy, sweet and touching as it tackles issues faced by gay teens growing up in economically depressed environments.
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