Juan’s review published on Letterboxd:
Pessimist and tragic film about naive love. I understand this film is controversial among LGTB circles, but the portrayal seemed natural and non-judgmental to me - it wasn't the point of the film at all which was unique. The focus is on the way the bourgeoisie play with and take advantage of a sweet but inexperienced working class man. They patronize him, lie to him, chastise him for being different, but make him dependent on them via affection and promises. Fassbinder shows us this transition from optimism to tragedy over two well-paced hours, without feeling rushed or too slow.