Monday, January 01, 2018

"Pink Triangle": a gay Nazi undercover informant has his own crisis of conscience

Pink Triangle” (2014), directed by Ryan Jeffrey Davis, produced at the University of North Carolina, sets up a covert homosexual Harmon (Jon Parker Douglas) who is enlisted by the Third Reich to entrap other homosexuals.

After he sees one of his contacts executed during interrogation, he must face his own past and is own conscience.  The lead character is quite attractive.  With Bill Moser as the intrusive Colonel and Davis Harper as one of the marks.  

The script refers to the practice of "naming names" which Randy Shilts would describe later when he wrote about gays and lesbians in the US military ("Conduct Unbecoming").

You get the impression that the Nazi elimination of homosexuals was part of the idea of not permitting individuals with any imperfections that could need attention to continue to exist in their reich. 

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