It’s time for an LGBTQ history lesson.
To celebrate the first weekend of Pride month, we’ve got an exclusive clip from Rupert Everett’s passion project The Happy Prince, a stunningly bleak look at the oft-ignored final years of famed gay playwright Oscar Wilde.
Starring Rupert in the titular role – the award-winning actor also plays the part of director and scriptwriter – the film sees Oscar on a downward spiral following his conviction for “gross indecency” and his impoverished exile in Italy and France.
The Happy Prince also explores Oscar’s doomed relationships with Lord Alfred ‘Bosie’ Douglas (Colin Morgan) and Robbie Ross (Edwin Thomas), as well as his ex-wife Constance Lloyd (Emily Watson).
Watch the exclusive clip below.
The Happy Prince is released in UK cinemas on 15 June.