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  • Summary: Deals with the theme of a closeted gay man who is married, but falls in love with another man and out of the closet.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Vera has created a provocative, absorbing drama that reveals the curse of a self-hatred instilled by rigid social mores.
  2. 80
    It goes beyond sympathy and authenticity to insight as it examines the plight of a man who loves a man but feels he must love a woman.
  3. Reviewed by: Patrick Z. McGavin
    75
    The gay sex in Second Skin is vividly displayed and erotically charged, while the heterosexual material is presented discreetly.
  4. 40
    Despite some strong performances, never rises above the level of a telanovela.
  5. The movie is quiet, modest and sympathetic almost to a fault; its scenes of emotional discord, accompanied by a swooning, sniffling score, seem best suited to cable television. It's like a Lifetime movie about men.
  6. 40
    Lukewarm melodrama disappoints.
  7. 30
    Apparently reassembled from the cutting-room floor of any given daytime soap.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2

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