The Lawless Heart and Showboy honored at British Independent Film Awards
Two gay films were honored at this week's British Independent Film Awards, reports indieWIRE.com. Romantic comedy The Lawless Heart earned a Best Screenplay award for its two out writers, Tom Hunsinger and Neil Hunter. Lindy Heymann and Christian Taylor received the Douglas Hickox award (given to a debut director) for gay festival favorite Showboy, a mock documentary in which the openly gay Taylor leaves his life as a writer-producer on HBO's Six Feet Under to become a dancer in Las Vegas. The Best British Independent Film award went to Ken Loach's Sweet Sixteen.