The Last Coming Out Story by Michael Whatling
How does the president of the school's “Rainbow Club” go from being the most popular student to the most hated? Though not for being gay.
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Spencer is trying to stay under the radar. He’s already the token Anglo at his high school in Montréal, Canada – he doesn’t need "gay" added to that Shepherd’s Pie. That is until Jean-François, the hottest boy at school, starts a “Rainbow Club,” dragging Spencer along with him.
Spencer’s motto is “Tall boys are worth the climb,” and it’s uphill all the way if he’s going to win J.F.’s heart. He might even have to become an in-your-face activist, if that’s what it takes. But he isn't prepared to witness the object of his desire break a speed record for going from the most popular student to the most hated.
Based on a true story.
Set in Montreal, Canada, the place for outdoor cafés, festivals, same-sex marriage, and love. Gay or otherwise.
A postmodern take on coming out stories. Inspired by The Great Gatsby.
Movie Pitch: "Milk" in high school. :)
- Classification: Moderate
- Work is: Extract only on Authonomy
- First submitted Feb. 24, 2009
- Last updated Feb. 24, 2009
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