Merchant Ivory's Maurice
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E.M. Forster's Maurice was one of the first gay novels that I read. I think the book was published just after I came out. I remember being disappointed but not why.
I'd never planned to watch the movie adaptation of Maurice. A friend recently sent me a list of gay movies he likes. Maurice was on the list.
I enjoyed most of the movie. Maurice's eventually failed affair with Clive was touching and convincing. I suspect the surprise happy ending was what put me off the novel. Older, I don't begrudge Forster his wish-fulfillment ending.
Didn't work for me in the movie either. In an old musical comedy it'd be what you expect. Maybe Maurice should've emigrated to a less homophobic country like Reggie Turner.