No nije svudje tako. U Belfastu postoji ragbi tim sastavljen od pedera , a BBC je snimio priču o njima u tri serije koja je počela da se emituje u Sjevernoj Irskoj 5.Septembra. Imate priliku da pogledate ovu dokumentarnu seriju i uvjerite se da je nemoguće ipak moguće! Sa ovog sajta mozete skinuti prvu od tri serije, a kako bude nabaljao linkove za druge dvije, dopuniću blog!’If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again’ could easily be the motto for rugby team The Ulster Titans.
Formed in the summer of 2007, the Ulster Titans came from virtually nothing – no kit, no playing grounds and no teams to play against – to become one of the most talked about rugby teams in the land. The reason? Because many of the team’s members are gay.
A Queer Try, a new three-part series starting on BBC One Northern Ireland on Friday, September 5 at 9.30pm, follows this group of men as they struggle to score a single try through to becoming a force to be reckoned with on the rugby pitch. Against the odds, this motley bunch of guys are determined to make it as a talented and recognised gay rugby team.
Since forming just over a year ago, The Ulster Titans have gone on to attract 25 members, both gay and straight. Some of the team are very fit and have played serious rugby with passion for many years. Other members are perhaps not so fit, but through time have gained both experience and enthusiasm for the game.
This series charts the team’s humble beginnings to their search for glory at The Bingham Cup, an international rugby competition named after Mark Kendall Bingham, one of the victims of September 11 who was a keen rugby player, playing for the gay and bisexual rugby team, San Francisco Fog RFC.
But this is not just a story about sport. The cluster of individuals who make up this team each have their own unique personalities and backgrounds which come together to make this series a melting pot of stories from a group of remarkable men who happen to be gay.
A Queer Try follows the team as they try to achieve acceptance in a testosterone-driven and perhaps even blinkered, world and their journey to the Bingham Cup is a roller coaster of emotional ups and downs.
We watch the team as they blossom into better players; swap scrums for ‘scrumminess’ to hit the catwalk for a fashion show; take part in their first Gay Pride as a team and then literally get their kit off for the obligatory ‘nude’ rugby team calendar! They even became embroiled in some political controversy when Edwin Poots described the setting up of a gay rugby team as ‘apartheid’.
A Queer Try is a story of blood, sweat and tears but with plenty of laughter, and perhaps even triumph, thrown in.
Ian Dougan, producer and director of A Queer Try, says: “When I first heard that Northern Ireland was getting its first gay rugby team, I wasn’t sure what to expect. But, after spending a lot of time with the team, I realized that this was going to be something very special. We spent a year with the guys – who were a real mixture of very different types of men – as they evolved into a real team.
“Without giving too much away, the experiences of The Ulster Titans, from kicking a ball around a field to the gay world cup, was beyond what I could have hoped for. A Queer Try will hopefully challenge the way viewers will perceive gay men in sport – and will introduce them to a group of great guys and make their experience on the way to The Bingham Cup one they can also share.”
A Queer Try is a Straightforward production for BBC Northern Ireland.