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Moving the goalposts

A new gay love story looks at homophobia in football. We talk to one of its young stars, Aaron Altaras, to find out why he thinks everyone should see it, how he prepared for the nude and intimate scenes, and shocking real footballers

We may live in a time of rainbow laces and out-and-proud Olympians, but there are still no openly gay footballers in the Premier League, and now new Swiss film Mario lifts the lid on homophobia in the beautiful game.

Attitude talks to German actor Aaron Altaras, who plays Leon, a confident, Grindr-using new addition to the football team who falls for shy country boy Mario. The pair settle into a life of sleepless sexy nights and muesli in the mornings. But when their secret gets out, they have to deal with the close-minded attitudes of their club and teammates, and the pressure threatens to tear their relationship apart.

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