Kes (1969) is a British drama film directed by Ken Loach. It tells the story of a young boy, Billy, who is struggling to cope with his difficult home life. The film has been praised for its realistic portrayal of working-class life in the North of England.
One of the most memorable aspects of the film is its exploration of sexuality. Billy’s older brother, Jud, is seen to have a sexual relationship with a girl from the local village. This is depicted in a very naturalistic way, with no explicit scenes or dialogue. Instead, the film relies on subtle visual cues, such as the way Jud and the girl look at each other, to convey the intensity of their relationship.
The film also features a scene in which Billy and his friend, Dave, explore their own sexuality. The two boys are seen to be experimenting with each other, although it is not clear whether this is a sexual act or simply a form of exploration. Again, the scene is depicted in a very naturalistic way, with no explicit dialogue or visuals.
Kes (1969) is an important film in terms of its exploration of sexuality. It is a subtle and nuanced portrayal of the complexities of teenage sexuality, and it is a testament to the film’s realism that it can still be seen as relevant today.
We see the buttocks of a boy. This is in two scenes, the second of which is somewhat extended and shows rear nudity for multiple boys.
We also see a very, very, brief glimpse of a young boy's genitalia from behind. It's so brief that it's much easier to miss completely than to catch.