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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.
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
    Lukewarm melodrama disappoints.
  5. 40
    Despite some strong performances, never rises above the level of a telanovela.
  6. After two hours of Vera's pretty but wet-blanket direction, it's too late to ignite any fireworks, even in the hands of such capable actors.
  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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