Theo & Hugo review – from frenzied rutting to romance

Two men connect after having unprotected sex in a film with an unexpected charm

Theo and Hugo meet in a sex club in an extended encounter that leaves little to the imagination. But while all the explicit, frenzied rutting that makes up the first act of the film might be a little forthright for some tastes, the sweetly romantic connection that builds once all the sweaty, neon-lit thrusting has subsided has an unexpected charm. The discovery that Theo neglected to wear protection necessitates a trip to the emergency room: Hugo is HIV positive. The pair explore their quandary and their connection, as they wander around a handsome, grainy nocturnal Paris.

Watch the trailer for Theo & Hugo.

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Wendy Ide

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