(Michael Billington’s article appeared in the Guardian, 8/9.)

Rebecca Gilman is an American dramatist who writes about hot topics with unsensational honesty. Having dealt with stalking in Boy Gets Girl and racism in Spinning into Butter, she now tackles a middle-aged cop's fixation with a young prostitute. But what might be the cue in Hollywood for soft-porn romance, here becomes a ruefully observant study of shared solitude and social determinism.


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