Thriller shows online dating sites as dangerous game

Thriller shows online dating sites as dangerous game

By Sandra Hall

SEQUIN IN A azure ROOM★★★½80 minutes, starts August 20

Sequin, himself, is a 16-year-old schoolboy so eager to explore the opportunities presented by his homosexuality that his life is being taken over by one-night stands with strangers arranged via social media as he calls.

Simon Croker and Conor Leach in Sequin in a Blue area .

Slight, pale and freckle-faced, he doesn’t exactly cut a swaggering figure yet he disdains the hesitant overtures of the personable classmate of his very own age in favour of dangerous activities that ultimately lead him towards the Blue area.

It is a mystical club in a maze-like room lit in moody tones of azure where the shoppers move languidly between translucent synthetic curtains, checking each other away.

For Sequin (Conor Leach), this excursion demonstrates to be a pleasure and a risk.

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