Directed by: Andrew Douglas
Starring: Jamie Blackley (Mark), Toby Regbo (John), Amy Wren (Zoey), Jaime Winstone (Rachel), Joanne Froggatt (Detective)
Country: UK; Effed Up European Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs); Effed Up British-Irish Movies
Genres: Based on a True Story, Internet, Teen-Childhood, Self-Harm, Gay-themed
Plot – Spoilers:
A popular British teenager, Mark, comes from the kind of background where you’d expect him to fool around but also be driven and focused enough to not turn into a fuckup. But a girl he met online has begun to populate his world. She’s stuck in an abusive relationship and Mark feels all protective about her, even going as far as to befriend her younger brother, John, who’s also the wimpy weird bullied kid in his class. It helps that this girl also likes to watch him masturbate during chat when she’s not sobbing stories.
When the girl is eventually killed by her boyfriend, Mark works on his version of some martial art in anticipation of the day when he can avenge her. This helps lead to a lolworthy scene where these skills of his are actually put to the test.
But shit’s getting crazier in the meantime and an attractive British secret service agent contacts him saying John is planning on doing something mad that only Mark can stop.
The two guys in the real story have their identities protected by law. But in that one, John used to get Mark to perform sexual acts online for Rachel’s boyfriend, who was described as a bisexual madman that exchanged those favors from Mark for a day of not beating up Rachel 🙂