A tender love story set during a hot summer on a South-East Londonhousing estate. Jamie, a relatively unpopular lad who bunks off schoolto avoid football, lives next door to Ste, a more popular athletic ladbut who is frequently beaten up by his father and older brother. Suchan episode of violence brings Jamie and Ste together: Sandra (Jamie'smum) offers refugee to Ste, who has to 'top-and-tail' with Jamie.Hence, the story tells of their growing attraction for one another,from initial lingering glances to their irrefutable love, which somagnificently illustrated at the end of the film. In deals with thetribulations of coming to terms with their sexuality and of othersfinding out, in light of Sandra's unwavering loyalty and defence ofJamie and the fear of repercussion should Ste's family find out. Theplot is set against sub-texts of Sandra's desire to manage her own pub,and thus escape the estate, and of her new relationship with her hippyboyfriend Tony; and of Leah, the brassy girl next door who has beenexpelled from school and spends her time listening to Mama Cass recordsand tripping on a variety of drugs.