The Imitation Game's Alan Turing -- A Gay Man for All Seasons

December 29, 2014 1:59 PM

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For all of the distinctly drawn period piece-ness of The Imitation Game, with its English rain, tweeds, tea and understated heroism and humor, the film holds bracingly modern themes that make it both mainstream and groundbreaking in its portrayal of the life of one gay man.

This story of British mathematician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist Alan Turing who played a key role in cracking Nazi Germany's Enigma code is a fresh take on what it means to be a homosexual when you're also smarter than everyone else and have the skills to end a world war. Contemporary issue...

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