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The Last Match

June 11, 2017

Two boys fall in love against the backdrop of a repressive Cuban society. Reinier is a sexy rent boy working nights on the beat to make ends meet, and spending his days on the soccer field. It is on the field where he meets and falls in love with Yovsani. Both are already in relationships with women and so develop an intense connection in secret. But as feelings get stronger so to do the obstacles threatening to tear them apart.

Cubans are very romantic people in general..

Hems pays attention to themes of masculinity and sexuality that make The Last Match resonate. How Reinier and Yosvani construct and compartmentalize their sexual identities explains much about the macho culture of Cuba. When Silvano tells Yosvani that he needs to earn respect—“The world isn’t made for faggots”.

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From → Film, Sexuality

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