My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette

London punk (Daniel Day-Lewis) and Pakistani (Gordon Warnecke) redo run-down launderette.

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My Beautiful Laundrette


Comedy drama, LGBTQ97 Mins1985R

In a seedy corner of London, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young Pakistani, is given a run-down laundromat by his uncle (Saeed Jaffrey), who hopes to turn it into a successful business. Soon after, Omar is attacked by a group of racist punks, but defuses the situation when he realizes their leader is his former lover, Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis). The men resume their relationship and rehabilitate the laundromat together, but various social forces threaten to compromise their success.


  • Uneasy
  • Engaging