The L-Shaped Room Reviews
I loved all the characters in the boarding house - they give the writer the opportunity to look at sex/love in many different guises.
Even though society is now more open and accepting, people can still find themselves in similar situations to the characters in the movie, particularly in conservative countries. Anyhow, it is intriguing to see how the people have ended up where they are, to learn their back-stories.
This must be one of the earliest movies to show a gay man as a sympathetic character. At the time it was made homosexuality was still a criminal offence in England.
Titbit: Writer/director Forbes' wife Nanette Newman appears in a small role as a tenant of the boarding house.