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Northern SOUL

It’s been likened to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain, but a new ilm about the relationship between two sheep farmers on the desolate Yorkshire moors looks set to become a classic in its own right


If it feels a bit reductive to call God’s Own Country the British answer to Brokeback Mountain, it hasn’t stopped film critics drawing parallels between the two films in their (overwhelmingly) glowing reviews.

And to be honest, likening Francis Lee’s directorial debut to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning cowboy flick is understandable: both films are about a couple of young sheep farmers overcoming adversity to find love in a bleak-but-beautiful rural setting. And while there are some knowing and affectionate nods to Brokeback in this film, that’s where the similarities end.

God’s Own Country stars Josh O’Connor as Johnny, a young Yorkshire farmer struggling to carry the weight of his family’s business and who frequently turns to booze and casual sex to cope. When his father hires Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu), a Romanian migrant worker, to help out during the lambing season, Johnny is immediately hostile towards him, but an intense relationship develops nonetheless.

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On the cover: All American Boy Steve Grand in his hottest shoot ever. Plus: the stars from God’s Own Country on why it’s more than just the British Brokeback Mountain, former soldier James Wharton’s chemsex battle, Corrie’s gay DILF Daniel Brocklebank, and what’s gay life like in Beirut?