Nominated AWGIE award, TIE 1994. Explores the relationship between nineteen-year-old Clay, who leaves his house to join his older brother and football hero, Adam, in the city. They haven't seen each other in ten years and Clay's homophobia and misconceptions about masculinity have to be confronted when he discovers his older brother is gay and HIV positive. (Toured NSW and ACT schools 1994/1995)

  • drama/comedy
  • 70
  • 2 total
  • 2 male identifying
  • 18+
  • young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | 30s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 11

EXTRACT: A personal life hasn't been a high priority for me. I've kept my emotions as low as possible. I've saved them for the game. I've conserved my energies so I can tap into them at any moment. I simmer. My whole life so far has been about being on the field. But I'm sick of playing games. I don't hate you, Father, and I'm not afraid of you. I needed to say that. (LOOKING AROUND) Nice place you've got here.

Adult themes, Adult language


Male | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 16

EXTRACT: They all knew Adam in there. Doctors, nurses, patients. From the TV, I guess. One of the nurses called him over and he left me in the corridor. Practically ignored me so I wheeled myself down to the TV room. I'm sitting there watching nothing in particular when this enormous, and I mean E-FUCKING-NORMOUS ... queen ... comes by wearing a towel round his head singing "it's Raining Men." Comes over to me and looks me up and down. "You're new, " he says.

Adult themes, Adult language


Male | 20s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 21

EXTRACT: We got a bit stupid, yea, and a bit rough. We spun him around. He's no match for five of us. His glasses went flying and I trampled on them. Ray stomped on his hand. Heel down hard. The guy tried to wrestle with Ray. We all laid the boot in. Blood. I remember that. He started whimpering. That made Ray mad as hell. "Stop your faggot snivelling!" he yelled. And when he doesn't, Ray slammed his boot down on his head.

Adult themes, Adult language

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