Screened Out – The Imitation Game

By : Stephen Miller
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode, Allen Leach

The Imitation Game does a marvelous job of weaving many elaborate strands into a complex and thoroughly thought-provoking movie. Using the programming of a traditional biopic – with a fantastic portrayal by Cumberbatch – this flick unravels gay hero Alan Turing’s compelling life.

Decoding Turing’s complicated biography is a monumental challenge. The LGBT community likes to claim his as our own, a genius struck down by homophobia and self-hate. He was surely that, but he was also so much more. Turing was a man with a laundry list of personality quirks we might today label as Asperger’s Syndrome. Most importantly, he created the first computer, which made it possible for the Allies to conquer the Nazis in WWII.

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