May 7, 2013
Don's Party: Mostly Heterosexual Boys in the Band
Schoolteacher Don (gay actor John Hargreaves, left) and his wife Kath invite some friends over to celebrate the victory. They are:
1. Alcoholic professor Mal and his bitter wife Jenny
2. Conservative dentist Evan and his artist wife Kerry.
Skippy the Bush Kangaroo) and his giggly girlfriend Susan.
4. Liberal-supporter Simon and his wife Jody
5. Working-class Mack (gay actor Graham Kennedy), who has just left his wife.
Gradually it becomes clear that the Liberal party will win, sending Australia plummeting into a snake-pit of drugs and free love, so the depressed partygoers begin drinking heavily.
And the gloves come off.
Hidden homoerotic desires come out. There are attempted gay pick-ups. There is full frontal nudity. By the end of the evening, everyone hates everyone.
It's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf meets The Boys in the Band.