This review was originally published on Same Same.
The crime drama has become the de facto Australian genre of choice. Whether we like it or not, local film and television creators are infatuated with the sordid goings on of criminals and other seedy underworld types as well as the people who chase them for a living. Sometimes they are great like Chopper (2000), Animal Kingdom (2010), Jane Campion’s feminist text Top of the Lake (2013) or the first season of Underbelly. Other times they’re terrible like the fourth season of Underbelly. Either way, it is extremely rare to find one of these projects with a queer bent.