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Django's rating of the film La cage aux folles

Some cringe inducing stereotypes but the underlying portrayal of a gay nuclear family in a homophobic society is a remarkably transgressive notion for '78. A middling film, saved by the performances. The characters feel genuine, emotionally grounded and not merely mincing their way through homophobic cliches. Laurent's youth and guilelessness makes the plot seem less cruel than in The Birdcage's (1996) retelling.