The movie is good, even though the acting is a little too theatrical for me (well, the film is based on a play -- and has the same cast).
In The History Boys we follow a bunch of smart kids from a less than stellar grammar school in England preparing to try for Oxford and Cambridge. Of the three teachers preparing them for the task, two are certainly gay, and the other could be a lesbian (like, seriously).
Of the 8 students, one is gay and out, another is kinda bisexual. It is the 80's but no one has a problem with their sexual orientation.
We have gay content from beginning to end, some of it very very good, but the balance, I think, is negative, and that's a pity: The History Boys would have otherwise been a highly recommendable movie. The soundtrack, filled with sweet 80's tracks, is pretty good too.
I will talk about the gay content after the jump as it will ruin the plot quite a bit. In any event, despite what I think of the light for the gays, I would be curious to know if you share my views. Let me know if you see the movie. You can queue it on Netflix or get it on DVD.