What's the Gay Story You Wish Hollywood Would Produce?
I'm sick of mopey, navel-gazing, gay themes in movies; I want to see a fun, bubble gum, gay rom-com! No edge, no darkness, just a light and uplifting 1h30min "boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy finds boy" story like Hollywood churned out in droves in the '90s and noughties. I want a gay Notting Hill or The Proposal or Serendipity (don't judge) - 100% unadulterated treacle. I want a ridiculous set-up like a blind date or a crush on a co-worker or a chance meeting at a club that leads to love, but not before signals are crossed hilariously and encounters are misinterpreted uproariously. But most of all, I want a Hollywood story about how exciting it is to be young and gay and in-love.
What gay story do you wish Hollywood would tell?
|by Anonymous||reply 240||09/11/2017|
A struggling young actor meets an older agent or producer who gives him an assist with his career as they fall in love. They marry have kids by IVF and live happily ever after with their successful careers and family.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/27/2017|
The Dairy of Miss Lindsey
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/27/2017|
Some kind of horror, sci-fi, maybe fantasy or thriller.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/27/2017|
A fit successful 55 year old in Manhattan (who looks 45) comes down one day to find an attractive young doorman....
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/27/2017|
2 lonely fat 50 year olds,not wealthy,not good looking,meet,fall in love and live many years together happy.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/27/2017|
A proper and respectful docudrama about Bayard Rustin.
One about Brain Epstein as well.
And a movie based on the book "Frontrunner"
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/27/2017|
The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/27/2017|
Gap In-Store Playlists: A Journey
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/27/2017|
Thank you R8. Another great story that should be told is the story of Glenne Burke, the first out MLB player. Played for Los Angeles and Oakland.
Deserves to be told. Not enough people know.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||08/27/2017|
Wasn't Glenn Burke involved with Tommy LaSorda's son?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/27/2017|
An action or adventure movie with a gay hero
Or maybe a war movie
|by Anonymous||reply 14||08/27/2017|
[quote]The Dairy of Miss Lindsey
Don't you mean "Driving Miss Lindsey"?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/27/2017|
Christian McLaughlin's "Sex Toys of the Gods". It's a late 90's novel about a music obsessed gayling who moves from Ohio to LA after college and falls in love with the husband of his Belinda Carlysle-esque in recovery idol when he ends up house sitting next to their Beverly Hills Manse..., and becomes her best buddy at the same time. Mix in shady producer/madams, a gorgon of a housesitting boss, a Broadway star trying to make it in Hollywood, a useless manager and her S&M obsessed client - plus Ex-lax spiked coffee enemas, copier sex, big dicks and over the top gay sex scenes (plus murder) and it becomes a must read. It would be the perfect basis for a Netflix or Amazon series.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/27/2017|
Ryan / Merv Griffin Story. Movie would be entitled: 'The Closeted Life of Merv the Perv. '
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/27/2017|
I still want to see a filmed version of "Dancer from the Dance." I'd prefer an HBO or Showtime miniseries to a two-hour theatrical movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/27/2017|
Geoff Ryman's "Was"
John Weir's "Irreversible dEcline of Eddie Socket"
Chuck Palahniuk's "Invisible Monsters"
Neil Bartlett's "Ready to Catch Him Should He Fall"
Gad Beck's "An Underground Life"
Katie Gilmartin's "Blackmail, My Love"
Jewelle Gomez' "The Gilda Stories"
Basically any interesting gay or lesbian novel with a good story and setting, and not completely tragic characters.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/27/2017|
Oh, R22, you're gonna get raked over the coals for that by the legion of Looking haters.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/27/2017|
I always wanted to make one called "6 Million" about an aspiring actress called into CAA one day and offered six million to marry the gay star of a huge film franchise. She considers it, then turns down the offer -- and someone wants her dead. So she ends up on the run with gay actor who becomes like the action star he plays in the films and, of course, comes out at the end once they are both safe. A bit of "The Firm" but any other connection is total coincidence (er-hem, throat clear).
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/27/2017|
I would like to see a script based upon George Chauncy's "Gay New York." I would love to see the transition from the 1890s "pansy" era to the more modern gay male of the 1920s.
A bio pic on the Harlem drag balls of the 20s & 30s
A bio of Radclyffe Hall.
A bio of Magnus Hirshfield set against a rising tide of Nazism
Aleisha Brevard bio. Early Transsexual movie star (in stealth). She did mainly B movies 1950s/60s.
Little Richard bio that is more honest about his gaiety
And none of these films would be tragic in tone. Positive, but honest depictions of our lgbt community.
R7's choices are great too.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/27/2017|
Joseph Hansen's Dave Brandstedter's mystery.
BTW, there a German movie on the life of Magnus Hirschfeld. It is called THE EINSTEIN OF SEX
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/27/2017|
Defending the Closet: The Kevin Spacey Story
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/27/2017|
R27 Am I fully a Man? Chaz story
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/27/2017|
I love all of these! I have so much reading to do...
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/27/2017|
The Dreyfus Affair by Peter Lefcourt.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/27/2017|
Madonna's Ray of Light album performed as a rock opera with Lady Gaga as the star.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/27/2017|
Brotherhood of Man by Jerry Cole
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/27/2017|
The film version of TAKE ME OUT
Will we ever see a film (or television) version of AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN
I believe that PBS was broadcast Nathan Lane in THE NANCE
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/27/2017|
I'd love to see THE FRONT RUNNER, but they need to change the ending.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/27/2017|
"The William Haines Story" - top Hollywood movie star of silent into talkies era -- was #1 at box-office. He's openly gay and boss at MGM tells him to forgo his boyfriend and marry a woman or lose your career. Haines basically tells Mayer he'll give up his boyfriend if Mayer divorces his wife. End of movie career. But, he's besties with Joan Crawford, and he redecorates her house smashingly. Word gets around and he starts a second career as one of the top interior designers, designer to the stars. Plus he and his boyfriend are called by Crawford "the happiest couple in Hollywood". It's a great story!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/27/2017|
JFKs bromance with his best gay friend Lem Billings.
Cary Grant and Randolph Scotts relationship.
J. Edgar Hoover and Clyde Tolsons relationship.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||08/27/2017|
Tallulah Bankhead' s friendship with Cardinal Spellman. "Dahling, your dress is divine. But your purse is on fire!"
|by Anonymous||reply 37||08/27/2017|
OP, just find Trick on netflix or wherever and quit your bitching.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/27/2017|
The George Cukor story. Filled with outrageous divas and his beefcake pool parties during WWII.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||08/27/2017|
R36 I'd love to see J.Edgar in her drags. You know it must have been rough. Poor Clyde would have to say "you look hot honey". Too funny!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||08/27/2017|
R22 I just thought of Looking today because I was watching Atypical, the netflix show about an autistic teenager and Raul Castillo (remember Richie) plays a sexy bartender who has an affair with the mom. Made me remember why I was team Richie.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/27/2017|
Roddy McDowells Diary Readings
|by Anonymous||reply 42||08/27/2017|
Male remake of Showgirls, called Showboys.
Starring Taron Egerton as Nash Malone and Liam Hemsworth as Chase Connors.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||08/27/2017|
Yum! The Noodles Story, an epic tale of life, lust and lechery
|by Anonymous||reply 44||08/27/2017|
Leopold and Loeb....right down to Leopold saying "I felt like he was my king". I'm talking ACCURATE depiction.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||08/27/2017|
I like the Dancer from the Dance idea, but Hollywood, since about 1985, just *can not* nail the 70s aesthetic and zeitgeist.
It's infuriating and perplexing. They get it wrong every time.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||08/27/2017|
^Maybe if they shot on actual film instead of digital, it would help somewhat.
But probably not.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||08/27/2017|
"Dawson's 50-Load Weekend - The Musical"
|by Anonymous||reply 49||08/28/2017|
All kidding aside , I want to see a movie about a single elder gay who is not self loathing who is not trying to hang on to the last vestiges of youth. Who lives in a medium sized city in a fly over state, has a good sex life without resorting to using escorts or going to adult bookstores. Who has a decent job where he is respected and liked. Takes no anti - depressants . No eating disorders, no drug/alcohol addiction. In good shape , goes to the gym to workout , not cruise. Does not take steroids etc
|by Anonymous||reply 50||08/28/2017|
Whether Hollywood or the Brits (though the Brits would do a far better job), someone should make a film of Alan Hollinghurst's The Line of Beauty.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||08/28/2017|
The Line of Beauty ended in social banishment and an AIDS death. No.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||08/28/2017|
Dancing through the flowers with Kidman that were planted the night before by the $cio slaves.
Mean and hateful old queen.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||08/28/2017|
R51 The Brits did "The Line of Beauty" as a mini-series in 2006.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||08/28/2017|
Sci fi. Non-political, no aids, no homophobia, nothing to remind you of the bullshit we have to deal with in real life. Gay male lead.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||08/28/2017|
[quote]Hollywood, since about 1985, just *can not* nail the 70s aesthetic and zeitgeist.
You must have [italic]hated[/italic] HBO's Vinyl, r46. They cheaped out on the music, which was particularly telling in a series [italic]about the music [/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 56||08/28/2017|
A gay remake (more gay?) of the classic witty slapstick comedies of the 30s - 50s. Or just the Cary Grant/Randolph Scott story.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||08/28/2017|
The sacrifice of George Nader at the temple of Rock Hudson.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||08/28/2017|
I love it, R50. A movie about daily life of a content, but not perfect, middle-aged gay couple.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||08/28/2017|
After a weekend of binge watching gay themed coming of age movies on Netflix I realized how many of them focus on the effeminate gay kid secretly crushing on and eventually getting the sports hero/ big man on campus. I would love to see a positive , life affirming coming of age film of two queer kids finding love and making it work.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||08/28/2017|
"The Swimming Pool Library"
|by Anonymous||reply 61||08/28/2017|
A Scorsese, "Age of Innocence"-like treatment of the story of Archibald Willingham Butt (who served as an influential military aide to U.S. presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft) and the painter Frank D. Millet. They were Washington's original power couple and died together on the Titantic.
They even have a prominently displayed joint monument in DC
|by Anonymous||reply 62||08/28/2017|
Cary Grant and Randolph Scott. With 2 gorgeous actors who can ACT and will do full frontal.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||08/28/2017|
R62 I was going to post the same thing.
And after that movie is successful, the inevitable porn parody: "Major Butt"
|by Anonymous||reply 65||08/28/2017|
[quote]An action or adventure movie with a gay hero
[quote]Some kind of horror, sci-fi, maybe fantasy or thriller.
Just do a cool, fun story but rather have the main protagonist be a straight guy like always have him be gay!
You don't need a story that revolves around his sexuality. Why can't a gay people just be a normal protagonist.
Making "gay movies/TV shows" aren't that hard. You can literally use the same script except rather than female love interests you have male love interests.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||08/28/2017|
I would love to see a docudrama on Walt Whitman.
First modern literary rock star.
And why won't Diller or Geffen fund these?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||08/28/2017|
James Franco is on the case
|by Anonymous||reply 68||08/28/2017|
I'd love something like you describe, OP. But can we please have a gay story that isn't all tied up to going out to clubs and doing drugs? I'm so sick of that. That isn't my life and never has been. Can we have a gay love story with two guys who lead normal lives? Two professionals who aren't complete fuckups?
|by Anonymous||reply 70||08/28/2017|
I'd love to see a full on proper documentary about..
|by Anonymous||reply 71||08/28/2017|
Last year it was announced that producer Scott Rudin had optioned "A Little Life" as a limited series.
Around that time, GQ came up with some casting ideas (see next post).
|by Anonymous||reply 72||08/28/2017|
GQ had mentioned that Rami Malek should play Jude in "A Little Life", but elsewhere I've seen people suggest Ezra Miller.
Here's a post about casting ideas:
|by Anonymous||reply 74||08/28/2017|
I always thought this could be a good source material in the hands of someone like Gus van Sant who'd add some necessary sleaze to it and wouldn't treat it too reverentially.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||08/28/2017|
Tom and Tim as Malone and Sutherland, R19.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||08/28/2017|
A documentary about gay Kirk LeMoyne "Lem" Billings (April 15, 1916 – May 28, 1981) close friend of President John F. Kennedy and the Kennedy family. Billings was a prep school roommate of Kennedy, an usher at his wedding and a campaigner for his successful 1960 presidential bid. Joseph Kennedy Sr. called him "my second son," and he sometimes acted as escort to several of the Kennedy women.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||08/28/2017|
Two cute guys in the same boyband fall in love, but Evil Management forces them to beard and even have a baby with a beard.
A big group of fans still believe they're closeted and that they communicate with these fans via secret messages on their t shirts!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||08/28/2017|
A bleak gay dystopia where all the millennials are blithely barebacking on PREP and then they all find out they have Super Aids and die within two months.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||08/28/2017|
You not so secretly wish for that you evil fuck.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||08/28/2017|
Abe Lincolns love letters.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||08/28/2017|
R56 - yes. Horrible effort.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||08/28/2017|
A great Allan Carr biopic.
But, again - can't happen because Hollywood can't do the 70s with even the the tiniest bit of authenticity.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||08/28/2017|
The JC Leyendecker/Charles Beach story, with copious amounts of nudity which is totally necessary to the plot:
|by Anonymous||reply 85||08/28/2017|
A gay remake of "Humoresque".
|by Anonymous||reply 86||08/28/2017|
A redo of Man In An Orange Shirt, eliminating the crappy second half, expanding Part 1 into a feature length film and changing the ending so Michael changes his mind and runs off to the South of France with Thomas, with copious nudity.
In an epilogue set in the present day, Michael's gay grandson ( played by the same actor) learns the story of the family scandal as told through the hundreds of portraits of his grandfather painted by Thomas (nude, of course).
|by Anonymous||reply 87||08/28/2017|
The wild and wooly romance of those two crazy kids, W. H. Auden and Chester "Big Boy" Kallman.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||08/28/2017|
What a fabulous story about an artist completely ahead of his time. Tasteful as well.. thanks R85.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||08/28/2017|
Another vote for The Dreyfus Affair, with our Colto as the sweet-but-dim ballplayer of the title.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||08/28/2017|
[quote]After a weekend of binge watching gay themed coming of age movies on Netflix I realized how many of them focus on the effeminate gay kid secretly crushing on and eventually getting the sports hero/ big man on campus. I would love to see a positive , life affirming coming of age film of two queer kids finding love and making it work.
Try the British A Beautiful Thing, although it might be too Euro-realistic for your liking. Another great and funny British coming of age film is Get Real although to be fair the main guy is crushing on a sports hero. Still, it's extremely well-made film and one of my favorite gay comedy dramas.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||08/28/2017|
I'd like to see a do-over on Alan Turing, with no whitewashing. I'd like it to play up the horrifying choice he was forced to make between prison and chemical castration, as well as the belated but still insufficient tributes to his accomplishment. But no exaggerations either, like portraying him as near autistic or even as a spy.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||08/28/2017|
Just finished reading Matthew Griffin's 'Hide', and found it very moving. It'd make a lovely film - like a gayer, sexier, sadder version of Haneke's 'Amour'. While some of the imagery and narration is a little overwrought at times, it would work beautifully on screen.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||08/28/2017|
"Boogie Nights" got it pretty damn close, R84. Write the Carr biopic and send it to PT Anderson. It's a great Oscar role for... who? Kevin Spacey if he puts on 100 pounds? Travolta? Who is overdue?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||08/28/2017|
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|by Anonymous||reply 95||08/28/2017|
"Kevin Can Wait", is what I want to see, but have a happy spin on it. Mopey Kevin goes to a poetry convention, but literally runs into his old roommate Aaron. Lots of musical numbers with Kevin dancing down the street with his poetry put to music, Aaron breaking into a huge killer dance number on the field with his linemen.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||08/28/2017|
From Downton to Slammer: The Aaron Schock Story.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||08/28/2017|
The James Bond girl that was trans
Dack Rambo story
Dick Sargent Story
Sherman Helmsley Story
Whitney Houston Story
A 2 night mini-series about that Brothers sit-com from the 80's.
a Too Close For Comfort 2 night mini-series
Robert Reed story
Brad Davis story
Tom Villard story
That Evening Shade actor who died of AIDS
The Sylvester story
Pete Burns story
Nancy Kulp story
B-52's story (especially with the gay guy who died of AIDS)
|by Anonymous||reply 98||08/28/2017|
"Kevin Can Wait"
That's the title of the "movie" version for mass consumption. The art house "film" version would be titled, "The Lost Tweets of Kevin Lanflisi."
|by Anonymous||reply 99||08/28/2017|
[quote]After a weekend of binge watching gay themed coming of age movies on Netflix I realized how many of them focus on the effeminate gay kid secretly crushing on and eventually getting the sports hero/ big man on campus.
Because they are peddling gay wish fulfillment. Many gay guys can relate to being the that effeminate closeted kid secretly crushing on the hot jock, so that is what they serve.
It is just like straight movies that have some nerdy, dweeb of a guy end up landing this super hot girl. They are peddling straight wish fulfillment to the audience.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||08/28/2017|
Biopic about "Mad" Mike Calvert, a British World War 2 hero who was discharged from the military for the homosex
|by Anonymous||reply 101||08/28/2017|
Nice list R98... they all deserve stories presented about them.
All of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||08/28/2017|
R92, there's a good TV version of Turing called Breaking the Code, with Derek Jacobi.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||08/28/2017|
I think I've seen a lot of the gay movies on Netflix and most of them don't fit the fem/nerd with a jock crush theme. At all.
4th Man Out ❌
White Frog ❌
In the Grayscale ❌
Pit Stop ❌
Last Summer ❌
Me Him Her ❌
Boy Meets Girl* ❌
Eat with Me ❌
Tiger Orange ❌
The 10 Year Plan ❌
Closet Monster ❌
Like You Mean It ❌
Spa Night ❌
People You May Know ❌
Lazy Eye ❌
That's Not Us ❌
From Afar ❌
The Comedian ❌
The Way He Looks ❌
Front Cover ❌
Handsome Devil ✅
But please direct me to those films because I'm not averse to watching them.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||08/28/2017|
I want the Aaron Hernandez story turned into a movie. But good luck finding an actor that can be as sexy as he was. It will be like Cuba Gooding jr playing O.J. Simpson, again.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||08/28/2017|
I think I take back Handsome Devil. Now that I think about it, they weren't into each other romantically.
Handsome Devil ❌
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party ❌
|by Anonymous||reply 106||08/28/2017|
The story of Ghandi and his body builder boyfriend Hermann.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||08/28/2017|
The Bubba Smith Story..
I'm surprised more hasn't been leaked since his death. He liked tall skinny younger guys.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||08/28/2017|
r103 Thanks, I'll look it up!
|by Anonymous||reply 109||08/28/2017|
David and Keanu or California Screaming.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||08/28/2017|
r108, details please! Did you know him personally?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||08/28/2017|
The World of Normal Boys. Maybe I like it because I started high school around the same time in NJ.
|by Anonymous||reply 112||08/28/2017|
Sprout might be good, but it is a little depressing.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||08/28/2017|
My third suggestion would be a movie focusing on Midshipman Alonso Frame and Captain Jack Harkness. Doctor Who geeks will understand this.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||08/28/2017|
I met him in 1992 r111.
He was a lot of fun, always horny, always on the lookout for younger "buddies" race unimportant. Smoked weed constantly, had an ongoing weight problem but managed to slim down when needed. He had a huge shower and it always started there. Big custom made bed, custom made sheets, often talked about getting a loft so he wouldn't have to worry about doorways. Very cuddly and talkative afterward.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||08/28/2017|
We need a gay film studio stat! these films must all be made!
|by Anonymous||reply 116||08/28/2017|
R109, I just checked, and Breaking the Code can be watched on a site called:
I recall it as being heartbreaking.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||08/28/2017|
R115, thanks for the dirt! My dad went to Michigan State when Bubba was there and would be shocked to know the truth!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||08/29/2017|
I'd like to see a movie about Roddy McDowall dealing with the FBI when they seized his film collection. You wonder what their motivation was for that considering the time period and considering his homosexuality, and considering it was around the time J. Edgar Hoover died and he had been caught in the crossfire of a bunch of post-production edit wars from [italic]Cleopatra[/italic] to [italic]Bedknobs and Broomsticks[/italic] including his own sole directorial effort, [italic]Tam Lin[/italic].
|by Anonymous||reply 119||08/29/2017|
James Franco bio pic where he's young, dirty, sexy, and teaching and getting diplomas and fucking students and jet setting. Gets his heart broken. Exposes himself as a mixed bag of a artist with lots of shit and flashes of true art and also sometimes being seriously charming (he used to be).
|by Anonymous||reply 120||08/29/2017|
Having known many marginal artists who died of AIDS, I'd like too see a gritty but rather MUNDANE and NOT arty pic about how that usually played out. No myth making. Marginal performance talent like a John Sex and how it all stepped down to squalor.
Or maybe an artist like Martin Wong.
Or Arthur Russell.
Or an activist like Stephen Gendin. He was handsome and a hot fuck and charming so that could be a sexy movie even.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||08/29/2017|
I like the idea of a movie about John Sex.
Even better is the idea of a movie where Noël Coward is the main character instead of just a supporting role like that Julie Andrews musical that had Mr. Brady and Mr. Drummond in it.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||08/29/2017|
Rock Hudson and that football team.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||08/29/2017|
r123, that would be juicy as hell
|by Anonymous||reply 124||08/29/2017|
R123, you should tweet Ryan Murphy about it. He might actually get it done.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||08/29/2017|
R121, i was just looking up Wong. Very interesting life, SF and Haight Ashbury, then NYC LES and an off and on affair with Miguel Pinero. And a very good artist.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||08/29/2017|
R125, wouldn't you rather see it done well?
|by Anonymous||reply 127||08/29/2017|
If Ryan Murphy did it, Revolta would play Rock
|by Anonymous||reply 128||08/30/2017|
The Michael Wong pic would HAVE to work in flashbacks to his fabulous auntie Nora, queen of the Chinatown nightclub scene.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||08/30/2017|
r92 You're not going to get a straight bio on Turing now, because it's been swamped by political correctness. Same with Harvey Milk-I'd love to see both.
I'd love a good story on Rimbaud, including his later years.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||08/30/2017|
Whining about political correctness - did the Trumpsters invade?
|by Anonymous||reply 132||08/30/2017|
The scene in GWTW II, where Rhett rapes Ashley.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||08/30/2017|
r132 Milk has long been controversial in the gay community. The movie made him a gay saint and whitewashed his bio. Jonestown victims' families in particular do not look on him kindly.
The DL Trump Supporter!! insult for different opinions is getting ridiculous.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||08/30/2017|
He wasn't responsible for Jonestown, except according to freepers. Families of Jonestown victims don't hold him responsible. Stop being retarded.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||08/31/2017|
Milk was a great movie and only lying assholes want to dirty Milks name. Stupid fucking assholes who don't understand that all human beings are flawed...their flaws do not take everything away from their good lives. So many right wing fuckheads in DL, it is rather sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||08/31/2017|
R131, Rimbaud died at 37 of cancer. He spent the last few years of his life as a slave trader in Africa.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||08/31/2017|
r135 Jim Jones was responsible for Jonestown, but there were people who could have investigated the Temple as the cult it was, and prevented them from fleeing to Guyana. And I'm not a retarded freeper for pointing out something written about by mainstream journalists and writers over the years. He did have an influence on the outcome, because he used them for his own political gain, as did Moscone, while ignoring critics. Any investigation would have revealed the truth, but they didn't want to look. Milk was an opportunist, and a complicated man who didn't deserve his fate.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||08/31/2017|
I'd love a good story on Rimbaud, including his later years.
spoiler, he dies
|by Anonymous||reply 139||08/31/2017|
A bio of photographer George Platt Lynes -- went to Paris, friends with Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau, others. However, he was able to photograph full-frontals of Yul Brynner and Burt Lancaster before they were famous, dancers with American Ballet Theater and many others. But he knew he couldn't really do a public exhibition of the nudes at that time, and a lot of them were sent to the Kinsey Institute. Lots of opportunities for full-frontal roles for ambitious and uninhibited actors. Sex, nudity, photography, expatriate life in Paris, famous friend, upcoming nude actors, this has a lot of possibilities.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||08/31/2017|
R138, you think Harvey should have personally investigated them? He wasn't a private eye, nor was he a psychic, he didn't know what would happen
|by Anonymous||reply 142||09/01/2017|
The story of Ann B Lesbian, Nancy Kulp and Sheila " Zelda " James, Hollywood's first Thruple
|by Anonymous||reply 143||09/01/2017|
There are a lot of great stories in here, many of which I'm not familiar. Which ones do you think have mass appeal?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||09/01/2017|
[italic]Milk[/italic] was a travesty. Letting Sean Penn play Harvey Milk would be like casting Ricky Schroder as Malcolm X.
Remake it. That is one role that never should have gone to a breeder under ANY circumstances. It's gayface. And, yes I am offended by it.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||09/01/2017|
The best of times for a movie version of the musical [italic]La Cage Aux Folles[/italic] is now.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||09/01/2017|
Whom do we cast as leads, r146?! Personally, I would like Georges and Albin to skew a bit younger. Jean-Michel was a youthful indiscretion, so it's perfectly reasonable for them to be in their (very) late thirties or early forties.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||09/01/2017|
Are there any gay films on netflix that are worth the time and trouble of watching? I watched one the other night and thought it was really pretty poor. It seems like most of them are amateurish and badly written.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||09/01/2017|
Don't like them? Make your own.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||09/01/2017|
It is easier than ever to buy HD video equipment and decent sound. You can even get 4k cameras at Best Buy now. Those game-changing gay movies aren't going to make themselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||09/01/2017|
I use a Zoom H6 for recoding sound. Most times I use a Canon 6D for video. This is my recent upgrade from a Canon 80D because it is an affordable full frame. I also have a Blackmagic cinema camera that I rarely use. A separate sound recorder makes all the difference. The camera mics are awful.
|by Anonymous||reply 151||09/01/2017|
Edward Brittain and the REAL story behind Testament of Youth
|by Anonymous||reply 152||09/01/2017|
Syd Richardson and the Bass Brothers!
|by Anonymous||reply 153||09/01/2017|
I'd love to see a movie about Carl Panzram, the seriously damaged gay criminal who was just getting started 100 years ago.
[bold]"In my lifetime I have murdered 21 human beings, I have committed thousands of burglaries, robberies, larcenies, arsons and, last but not least, I have committed sodomy on more than 1,000 male human beings. For all these things I am not in the least bit sorry".[/bold]
I'm intrigued especially about the gay angle and how it all happened. Did he have lovers or were they mostly rapes? It sounds like he was a total slag, probably both in and out of prison.
"In his autobiography, Panzram wrote that he was "rage personified" and that he would often rape men whom he had robbed. He was noted for his large stature and great physical strength—due to years of hard labor at Leavenworth and other prisons—which aided him in overpowering most men he encountered. He also engaged in vandalism and arson."
Wikipedia also says that while on death row he became friends with a guard, a man 10 years younger than him. At the time Panzram was in his late 30s. That could be the angle to approach Panzram's life and what he'd done earlier. Maybe he fell in love with the guard, if that was even possible for a man who was quite probably a sociopath.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||09/01/2017|
[quote] Whom do we cast as leads, [R146]?! Personally, I would like Georges and Albin to skew a bit younger. Jean-Michel was a youthful indiscretion, so it's perfectly reasonable for them to be in their (very) late thirties or early forties.
Garrett Clayton could make a good Jean-Michel. NPH is old enough for the lead.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||09/02/2017|
Anyone read Han Ong's Fixer Chao? It's about a young Filipino hustler enlisted by an embittered middle-aged man to scam NY's upper middle class by posing as a Feng Shui expert. The specific expertise can be updated but the clever detail is that the young man is instructed to study Feng Shui and offer the wrong advice so that just in case FS isn't bullshit, he'll have fucked over his clients by positioning the mirror so as to drain the soul, and so forth. The hustler's being gay is incidental but doesn't have to be. Fucking loved that book.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||09/02/2017|
I'd love to see a film with white straight directors, a white female writer and straight white actors telling the story of a Black gay man murdered by his friends!
|by Anonymous||reply 158||09/02/2017|
I'd love to see a film with a black, gay director (who is also the black, gay writer) telling the story of a young black gay boy who overcomes being mercilessly bullied to find some kind of love/redemption when he grows into a man.
Then I'd like that movie win the Oscar for best picture! Then I like to see old, straight, white Hollywood actors try to take that award away from them, but fail!
A Gay, Black movie on a shoestring budget with no-name actors (at the time), and it wins Best Picture!
Impossible, you say? Well, Impossible Things Are Happening Every Day!
|by Anonymous||reply 159||09/02/2017|
Seeing Clayton in a gay remake of "Worlds Greatest Athlete" works for me!
Something about a loin cloth!
|by Anonymous||reply 160||09/02/2017|
R160: Most Disney movies are cinematic saltpeter (and some are a bit creepy in hindsight; [italic]Blank Check[/italic] anyone?) but that one actually gave me an erection. Men didn't get much hotter than Jan-Michael Vincent in his prime, making it a shame what happened to him.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||09/02/2017|
[quote]Lesly Ann Warren
Tommy Steele in [italic]The Happiest Millionaire[/italic] was the closest Disney ever got to a white Uncle Remus.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||09/02/2017|
Prince Harry and Justin Trudeau's Wild Weekend in Vegas
|by Anonymous||reply 163||09/02/2017|
A Halston biopic
A film about James Bidgood (Pink Narcissus)
|by Anonymous||reply 164||09/02/2017|
Story featuring the musical genius Tony Jackson
|by Anonymous||reply 165||09/02/2017|
Billy Strayhorn, a Duke Ellington collaborator. He composed Take the A Train, Lush Life, and Chelsea Bridge, among other songs. He was also involved in the civil rights movement and was a friend of MLK.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||09/02/2017|
They should make a movie about Cole Porter, and call it: De-Lovely.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||09/02/2017|
A music industry one on fat tubby predators from the 1960's onwards. Call them something like: Dlive Cavis, Pam Taton, and Pou Learlman. With the proceeds going to victims of rape and sexual abuse.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||09/02/2017|
Nathan Lane IS Lou Pearlman!
|by Anonymous||reply 170||09/02/2017|
A film of Mary Renault's "The Charioteer" could be wonderful.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||09/02/2017|
I have wanted a film of Andrew Holleran's DANCER FROM THE DANCE for so long. Oft mooted, never realised.
|by Anonymous||reply 172||09/02/2017|
I've always wanted to see a gay romantic-comedy road trip movie, kind of like The Sure Thing or the first part of When Harry Met Sally. I actually started working on a story after seeing Forces of Nature back in the late 90s but never finished it.
|by Anonymous||reply 174||09/02/2017|
I did not think Moonlight should have won the Oscar.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||09/02/2017|
But it did, r176. It won the Oscar whereas Brokeback Mountain and Milk failed. Your opinion is irrelevant.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||09/03/2017|
What was wrong with Swoon for the Leopold Lobe story?
|by Anonymous||reply 178||09/03/2017|
I'd like to see a gay film noir, like Body Heat or The Postman Always Rings Twice
|by Anonymous||reply 179||09/03/2017|
The Paul Lynde Story- Inside the Closet, From Uncle Arthur To Uncle Bottom
|by Anonymous||reply 180||09/03/2017|
Leopold and Loeb. Focusing not so much on the crime and trial, but their relationship in college before the crime and about their relationship in prison. Eventually they were allowed to be in the same prison and spend a lot of time with each other until Richard Loeb was brutally murdered by another inmate in 1936 at age 29. Nathan Leopold eventually went free after over 34 years in prison. He died at the age of 67 after living the last 13 years of his life as a free man. Until the end, he always professed his undying love for Richard Loeb. Although probably too old now, I always thought Leonardo DiCaprio could play Loeb, pictured below on the left, and, his real life friend Toby McGuire could have played Leopold- pictured on the right.
|by Anonymous||reply 181||09/03/2017|
King James and his "favorites"
|by Anonymous||reply 182||09/03/2017|
"Damon and Pythias: the untold story"
|by Anonymous||reply 183||09/03/2017|
The Jermaine "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" Stewart Story (who would have turned 60 on Sept. 7th of this year)
The Baltimora Story
That gay Playgirl Of The Year winner that died awhile back
|by Anonymous||reply 184||09/04/2017|
[quote]That gay Playgirl Of The Year winner that died awhile back
There is this:
|by Anonymous||reply 185||09/04/2017|
The George Michael story, featuring the infamous Maldives episode.
|by Anonymous||reply 187||09/04/2017|
A movie showing what closeted actors had to go through in the old school studios system - like the 40's - 50's. Could be based on real or fictional people.
|by Anonymous||reply 188||09/04/2017|
Murder On Sutton Place - The Story Of The Celebrity Diamond Dealer and His Rent Boy Killer - Starring William Shatner as Jeffrey Rackover and Channing Tatum as James Rackover
|by Anonymous||reply 189||09/04/2017|
"How Gay We Were." Sweeping love story begining on an aircraft carrier. Hayseed midwesterner has a torrid romance with a well-heeled NYC preppy. They reunite in tbe city where hayseed enjoys the emerging underground gay scene. Preppy is too uptight and gives into family pressure and gets married. He wants to keep up their clandestine relationship but hayseed soon grows tired of it and ends their relationship. Like any period gay love story, someone has to suffer. Preppy jumps out a window at the Plaza.
|by Anonymous||reply 190||09/04/2017|
R1 described Going Down in La La Land to a "T."
|by Anonymous||reply 193||09/05/2017|
I would like to see a BB Mountain type story, but instead of cowboys, it would be a love story between 2 police officers. Both very straight acting, one has a girlfriend the other is married with kids. They are partnered up to work to clean up the community, but slowly, they discover they have mutual homosexual feelings for each other. Eventually they decide to come out, it obviously being harder for the older cop who has to tell his wife and children. The movie would also deal with how their department struggles to accept this situation or face societal backlash in an era of Black Lives Matter and gay acceptance. Channing Tatum could play the younger officer, and Matt Damon could play the older, married cop. Graphic male to male ass grinding sex scenes may push it to an R rating.
|by Anonymous||reply 194||09/05/2017|
"A Little Life" sounds like a horrifically overwrought melodrama and childish tantrum.
Absolutely miserable, depressing, cynical and nihilistic.
I don't need to see any more of that in regard to gays.
|by Anonymous||reply 195||09/05/2017|
r194 Your plot shares quite a bit in common with Freier Fall.
|by Anonymous||reply 196||09/05/2017|
(R196) Well I'll be damned!! I just thought this was a pipe dream that would never likely be made and it turns out a movie very similar actually exists. Thank you! I am going watch this tonight.
|by Anonymous||reply 197||09/05/2017|
there are some wonderful suggestions here, I would like to see the true story of Rudolph Valentino's life. Evidently, he was deeply closeted and involved in a couple of "Lavender Marriages"
|by Anonymous||reply 198||09/05/2017|
r194/r197 I thought it was quite good. You may recognize one of the leads as the guy from Sense8.
|by Anonymous||reply 199||09/05/2017|
In Free Fall the second cop is not in the closet at all and doesn't have a girlfried
|by Anonymous||reply 200||09/05/2017|
Sounds interesting, though
|by Anonymous||reply 201||09/05/2017|
A biopic about the real life sexual relationship between Cary Grant and Randolph Scott.
|by Anonymous||reply 202||09/05/2017|
Hugh Jackman can play Cary.
|by Anonymous||reply 203||09/05/2017|
I'm just wondering who would the details be drawn from, R202? People didn't talk about that stuff in the olden days, and the history would've died with them. Anything else would just be speculation, and subject to derision.
|by Anonymous||reply 204||09/05/2017|
LARRY IS REAL featuring new up and coming hot actor Harry Styles.
|by Anonymous||reply 205||09/05/2017|
Dancer from the Dance would have made such a great film. They could include a few allusions to the coming horror of AIDS, presciently prefigured in the novel by the death of Sutherland and the disappearance of Malone. The 70s club scenes would be so cool to see re-enacted, except for the moustaches.
|by Anonymous||reply 206||09/05/2017|
maybe a remake of "i was a male war bride"?
|by Anonymous||reply 208||09/05/2017|
with cary grant and randolph scott
|by Anonymous||reply 209||09/05/2017|
A sequel to Free Fall is fully funded
|by Anonymous||reply 210||09/05/2017|
Agreed, R206, but there's too much there for a two-hour movie. I'd like a ten-hour HBO or Showtime miniseries.
|by Anonymous||reply 211||09/05/2017|
May I suggest indie film festivals. Hollywood movies are on their way out. Indies make their way to streaming as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 212||09/05/2017|
Not true r210, that was just the money for script development. Still a long way from producing the movie or raising the money needed.
|by Anonymous||reply 213||09/05/2017|
Oh come on, it's easy: The Dave Pallone story ... by FAR. Based on his exceptional gay memoir Behind The Mask.
I'm staggered they haven't made the movie yet. So many great options for actors to the play the lead.
|by Anonymous||reply 214||09/05/2017|
"White Lions" the Siegfried and Roy Story
|by Anonymous||reply 215||09/05/2017|
"The Dave Pallone story ... I'm staggered they haven't made the movie yet."
It could have to do with Dave Pallone becoming a jerk in his post-baseball life.
Also, multiple scenes in stadiums full of players and fans? Even all-CGI would cost millions. And merging real and close-up studio footage would be awful (as witnessed in 'When We Rise').
|by Anonymous||reply 216||09/05/2017|
The Stepford Husbands with Matt Bomer in the Nanette Newman role beefed up.
|by Anonymous||reply 217||09/06/2017|
"Olivier and Kaye" the True Life Account of Laurence Olivier and Danny Kaye's notorious affair. It would tell the steamy, sordid truth about one of Hollywood's most famous gay couples.
|by Anonymous||reply 218||09/06/2017|
Hollerfield: love story of a humanoid arachnid and his male assistant.
|by Anonymous||reply 219||09/06/2017|
I read an article about a gay man who joined the German resistance and fought the Nazi government. He was a grand marshal in a pride parade not too long ago. His story would make a good movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 220||09/06/2017|
Let's see the steamy hot sex shared by Guy Madison and Clint Walker during their illicit years-long affair.
|by Anonymous||reply 221||09/06/2017|
there's no actor hot enough to play madison
|by Anonymous||reply 222||09/06/2017|
Who is that in the pic with Olivier and Kaye?
|by Anonymous||reply 223||09/06/2017|
Good to meet a fellow DFTD fan. Such a beautifully written book - elegiac in the true sense and so much material for a film. Agree that it would make a great miniseries too but, although there weren't explicit sex scenes, a lot of it would be rated R.
|by Anonymous||reply 224||09/06/2017|
An American reboot of [italic]Vicious[/italic] with Dick Christie and Dick Sanders
|by Anonymous||reply 225||09/06/2017|
"Das Juden" The story of a German concentration camp guard who falls in love with one of the Jewish prisoners. There will be a controversial scene where they have their first sexual encounter in one of the "shower" facilities. Eventually, Dieter, the German guard, is caught and is told if he personally murders his lover Ezra, their tryst will be forgotten. In the climactic scene of the movie, rather than killing his lover, Dieter points the gun at his own head and pulls the trigger. Another guard immediately steps in and kills Ezra. His body falls on top of Dieter and they lay dying together. Camera zooms out into an aerial view of the region showing Allied troops, who will eventually liberate the camp, just miles away. Roll credits.
|by Anonymous||reply 226||09/06/2017|
"It's All About Me: The Mark E Miller Story!"
The incredible story of a young gay man who passes for straight, who dared to ask strangers on the street whether he looks gay, and how he became a Youtube Star by doing practically nothing!
|by Anonymous||reply 228||09/06/2017|
"Gay Space" During a year long space mission, two American astronauts help each other discover their true sexuality and fall deeply in love. Russian hackers get into the camera system and catch glimpses of them sharing tender moments which include plenty of open mouth kissing. They threaten to reveal the footage to the world unless the US Government pays them 100 million dollars. They refuse and the footage is made public. Once the two find out, they use their platform on the world stage to start a dialogue to the masses about homosexuality. The POTUS, loosely based on Trump is outraged and tells them to stop immediately or he will trash funding for future missions. The two decide they have only one choice, ask the hackers to keep the feed open to the world and get down to some serious butt naked gravity free male to male hard ass grinding, in front of 5 billion viewers. The POTUS literally has a heart attack while watching the action as his trophy wife first lady continues to watch in fascination oblivious to the fact her out of shape hubby is on the floor being resuscitated by Secret Service men. He comes to while one of the agents is giving him mouth to mouth. He then faints after realizing he had another man's mouth over his. Nice little comedy bit thrown in. When the astronauts come home, they are welcomed by the gay community as true heroes and given their own parade -pride style of course. Yes. I want to see this movie!
|by Anonymous||reply 229||09/06/2017|
[quote]Both very straight acting, one has a girlfriend the other is married with kids. They are partnered up to work to clean up the community, but slowly, they discover they have mutual homosexual feelings for each other.
More closet bullshit.
[quote]two American astronauts help each other discover their true sexuality and fall deeply in love. Russian hackers get into the camera system and catch glimpses of them sharing tender moments which include plenty of open mouth kissing.
More homophobic bullshit.
Not needed. We need to have gay protagonists that aren't hiding the fact that they're men who are attracted to men or visa versa for the ladies. No closet. No AIDS. No homophobia. No stereotypes unless straight/bisexual characters share them. Real world gay; not circuit party gay.
|by Anonymous||reply 231||09/07/2017|
[quote]Not needed. We need to have gay protagonists that aren't hiding the fact that they're men who are attracted to men or visa versa for the ladies
Seriously r231. The whole coming out/coming to terms with your sexuality has been done a million times, it is the easiest fall back for gay stories, the coming out drama.
|by Anonymous||reply 232||09/07/2017|
Yeah, I'd like to see gay movie about guys who are already out
|by Anonymous||reply 233||09/07/2017|
I've been watching CBS's sci-fi-esque drama SALVATION this summer. I was thinking how nice it would be if the two male leads were gay, falling in love as they save the world.
OTOH, I always like coming out stories. They're what distinguish us from the rest of the world.
|by Anonymous||reply 234||09/07/2017|
(R230) You have a great imagination, but Hollywood would never produce the space story. It sounds like it deserves and X rating at least which has been a box office kiss of death for the last few decades. I could see this being produced by some eccentric European filmmaker who would want this to be a big middle finger to the status quo. Anything done right could work, I guess. The cop movie wouldn't work for the fact that homophobic cops across America would boycott the movie and make it a political issue so people on the right would jump in and spoil the fun for everybody. I do like the idea of ultra straight so called he men coming out. Many are closet cases and I like seeing them get called out on their hypocrisy. The cops that would be leading the charge against the movie would be the ultra macho straight acting closet cases that are married and have kids. This movie would hit too close to home for them to handle. Oh, the irony.
|by Anonymous||reply 235||09/09/2017|
Dave Pallone story BY FAR! They could use CGI and technology to create ballparks (especially because they only need the home plate and backdrop and pitcher's mound for the most part. It's not as if he was a star player in the outfield or something. He had affairs with some fairly big "names" as well in the league. There'd be some hot steel buns in the flick, at the very least.
|by Anonymous||reply 236||09/10/2017|
The Lord Beauchamp scandal
|by Anonymous||reply 237||09/11/2017|
I'd like to see a docudrama about Tommy Kirk's life under Disney's Iron Fist.
|by Anonymous||reply 238||09/11/2017|
explicit graphic love story (no hinting) in a swashbuckling war/spy narrative in the historical costume drama genre taking place in a glamorous bygone Constantinople, Shanghai or Cairo. Needs to have cross culture hot gay sex and betrayals
|by Anonymous||reply 239||09/11/2017|
Indochine, crossed with Lawrence of Arabia, crossed with Cadinot smut, crossed with Third Man, Shanghai Express, etc etc
|by Anonymous||reply 240||09/11/2017|