I Woke Up Gay - A Stroke Turned Me Gay - In the small town of Ystrad Mynach, South Wales, seven years ago, a 19-stone rugby-playing ladies man and bank clerk Chris Birch snapped his neck while larking around doing somersaults and backflips with his friends. As the tabloids excitedly revealed a while ago, he suffered a massive stroke and woke up as a completely different person -- a person who happened to be gay.
BBC Three love this sort of thing, hence their following Chris -- who's now changed his name to Kris -- around to make I Woke Up Gay, a documentary about his bizarre experience.
It's well-documented that strokes can completely alter a person's character but Birch is one of the most extreme cases that neurologists have ever seen.
Now 26 and a hairdresser, he has a fiancé called Jak (and no, nobody explains why this cute couple have a curious aversion to the letter C), a dog that wears clothes and a whole new friendship group in the form of the cackling women he works with at the salon. BBC Three clearly spied a glimmer of "the only gay in the village" and ran with it but, if you cast aside the lazy clichés, there was far more interesting stuff to explore.