Sparkle is not at its heart a *** film, but if you
know the work of Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger
(Lawless Heart, Boyfriends), or if you like watching a
good film with a queer sensibility, then you'll love
it. 22-year-old Liverpudlian Sam (Shaun Evans, who
played a *** character in Teachers) comes down to
London with his cabaret-singing dotty mother to change
his life for the better.