My Beautiful Laundrette
Author(s): Hanif Kureishi
Company: Made at Curve
Set in London during the Thatcher years, My Beautiful Laundrette tells the story of a young British Pakistani, Omar, who transforms his uncle’s run-down laundrette into a thriving business.
After being confronted by a racist gang, Omar develops a relationship with schoolfriend Johnny, a fascist skinhead.
Against a backdrop of racial division, nationalism, rising inflation, recession and political turmoil, love blossoms between the two boys, as they set to work renovating the South London laundrette.