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Remaking straight films as gay films

Am I crazy for wanting to see a gay version of Pretty Woman, with Connor Jessup as a streetwalking twink?

Are there any straight films you'd like to see remade as a gay film?

by Anonymousreply 154October 12, 2021 7:40 PM

Down and Out in Beverly Hills.

This time the homeless guy goes after the Dad and the son.

by Anonymousreply 1October 2, 2021 12:59 AM

Or any buddy cop movie from the 80’s or 90’s where they can turn up the sexual tension and they fuck.

Like 48 Hours.

by Anonymousreply 2October 2, 2021 1:01 AM

Or how about Indecent Proposal where instead of the woman sleeping with the rich man, it’s the husband?

by Anonymousreply 3October 2, 2021 1:02 AM

Oh’! Another one (stop me!)

What about “Gloria” with a gay man who’s also a drag queen?

Or “Fried Green Tomatoes”?

by Anonymousreply 4October 2, 2021 1:05 AM

1939's "The Women" would be insanely fucking hilarious with some of you DL dudes in it.

by Anonymousreply 5October 2, 2021 1:37 AM

Of Human Bondage - it would work since Maugham wrote it about a twink he fucked to begin with. Nicolas Hoult as "Mildred"

by Anonymousreply 6October 2, 2021 1:43 AM

I want to see a gay-washed remake of Fatal Attraction.

Closeted heart breaker bi Grindr daddy hooks up with [Chris Crocker/Perez Hilton/Andy Cohen (insert another name here)] and all hell breaks loose when bi-daddy breaks it off. Maybe Amy Adams can play the dull, depressing, and unwitting hausfrau who thinks Grindr is the name of the local hockey team.

by Anonymousreply 7October 2, 2021 1:57 AM

A Misery remake with Bruce Villanch in Kathy's role.

by Anonymousreply 8October 2, 2021 1:59 AM

^ Maybe with Ricky Martin in the Caan role.

by Anonymousreply 9October 2, 2021 2:00 AM

Brief Encounter with two men or women in the lead…

by Anonymousreply 10October 2, 2021 2:02 AM

Private Benjamin

by Anonymousreply 11October 2, 2021 2:05 AM


by Anonymousreply 12October 2, 2021 2:06 AM

A Princess Bride remake with RuPaul in the Andre The Giant role.

Lea Delaria in Wallace Shaun's role.

Elton John & hubby in Billy Crystal & Carol Kane's roles.

The blond gay actor from The Flash (who should've been Barry Allen) as the blond swashbuckler Cary E. played.

by Anonymousreply 13October 2, 2021 2:07 AM

Auntie Mame

by Anonymousreply 14October 2, 2021 2:07 AM

Double Indemnity

by Anonymousreply 15October 2, 2021 2:12 AM

A Superman remake with Matt Bomer in the title role.

He's in love with Jimmy Olsen played by Riverdale's Archie lead.

An older Lois Lane version is played by Tina Fey.

The films bad guys are Leslie Jordan who plays Mr. Mxyzptlk, Elliot Page as "The Legion Of Doom" version of Toyman (Jack N.), RuPaul as Rampage & The Walking Dead's Mercer actor as Bloodsport.

by Anonymousreply 16October 2, 2021 2:22 AM

The Bryan Singer Superman was pretty gay

by Anonymousreply 17October 2, 2021 3:03 AM

Pretty Woman would never be made today.

by Anonymousreply 18October 2, 2021 5:09 AM

Damn, I'd watch that OP!

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by Anonymousreply 19October 2, 2021 5:13 AM

“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” Obviously.

by Anonymousreply 20October 2, 2021 5:22 AM

A Star is Born with Shawn Mendes as Ally

by Anonymousreply 21October 2, 2021 6:04 AM

My best friend’s wedding

by Anonymousreply 22October 2, 2021 6:18 AM

"An Affair to Remember" with Cavill and Evans

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by Anonymousreply 23October 2, 2021 6:23 AM

R23 swoon

by Anonymousreply 24October 2, 2021 6:24 AM

I’d love to see a gay couple in these films instead:

- Sleepless in Seattle

- Casablanca

- In the Mood for Love

- Dirty Dancing

- Romeo + Juliet

- The Bodyguard

- The Way We Were

- Ghost

by Anonymousreply 25October 2, 2021 6:32 AM

"Harold and Claude" with Timothée C. and Leslie Jordan

by Anonymousreply 26October 2, 2021 6:38 AM

[Quote] Maybe Amy Adams can play the dull, depressing, and unwitting hausfrau who thinks Grindr is the name of the local hockey team.


by Anonymousreply 27October 2, 2021 10:01 AM

Cute but unsuccessful screenwrited Joel Geddes hides from his creditors in the grandiose home of elderly Norman Desmond, a retired silent screen star who won't give up on the idea of a comeback. Joel loves the gifts and luxury, and will fuck anything, but he's getting SO tired of all the dramatics...

by Anonymousreply 28October 2, 2021 10:42 AM

I think Bruce LaBruce has made a gay version of Sunset Boulevard. But like most of his early films, it's kinda shitty amateurish.

by Anonymousreply 29October 2, 2021 10:52 AM

The War of the Roses

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by Anonymousreply 30October 2, 2021 10:57 AM

The Little Mermaid is a stand in for Hans Christian Anderson's unrequited gay love. In MY film, the love triangle is all male, and not a Disney cartoon.

by Anonymousreply 31October 2, 2021 11:02 AM

Class - replace the mom with the dad

American Gigolo

I would also watch gay versions of Pretty Woman and Fatal Attraction.

by Anonymousreply 32October 2, 2021 12:17 PM

R30, that would be amazing. I would want them to keep in the fact that one of the partner is a gymnast, famous for his "strength moves".

Kathleen Turner is a female female impersonator, and I love her, but a gay version would be so cunty.

by Anonymousreply 33October 2, 2021 1:03 PM

I always thought Indecent Proposal would be a good gay film with the Robert Redford character offering $$ to the wife to sleep with her husband. But someone far less attractive--and far more charismatic--than Redford. So the story would be about a straight guy who genuinely falls in love with the Redford character.

I can't believe how much thought I've given to this over the years! Mainly because I think the movie missed an opportunity by putting Redford in the role--would have been a much better movie if it was someone like Danny DeVito, who physically repulses Demi Moore initially but wins her over with his personality. (Similar to the character he played opposite Penelope Ann Miller in Other People's Money--a truly good film.)

by Anonymousreply 34October 2, 2021 1:10 PM

R7 Do you think it will bag me an Oscar? If so, I'm in! Now which of my two modes should I play the role in, Deeply Broken, Fragile and Damaged or simply Very Mopey, Fragile, and Damaged?

by Anonymousreply 35October 2, 2021 1:32 PM

Who would you cast for the Richard Gere part then, OP?

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by Anonymousreply 36October 2, 2021 4:52 PM

A gay Sunset Boulevard would totally work. Make the Norma Desmond character a takeoff on Ramon Novarro

by Anonymousreply 37October 2, 2021 5:39 PM

Dangerous Liaisons

by Anonymousreply 38October 2, 2021 5:46 PM

A Streetcar Named Desire, with Blanche as a prissy gay man

by Anonymousreply 39October 2, 2021 6:21 PM

If JK Rowling had left out the epilogue to the last Harry Potter book, an HBO series exploring the fallout of the Second Wizarding War in which Harry gets together with a reformed Draco Malfoy would make an absolute killing.

by Anonymousreply 40October 2, 2021 6:34 PM

We need a gay James Bond

by Anonymousreply 41October 3, 2021 5:01 PM

No, we need a bi James Bond. His job is to use whatever means necessary to achieve whatever ends he's assigned, and it's unrealistic that that always involves fucking beautiful women. He should have to seduce unattractive women, or men, or transies.

He wen to a traditional British boy's boarding school, so he'd definitely know how.

by Anonymousreply 42October 3, 2021 5:32 PM

Bond is no stranger to guy loving.

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by Anonymousreply 43October 3, 2021 5:35 PM

Brokeback Mountain

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by Anonymousreply 45October 3, 2021 6:41 PM

I've been saying this for years.

And this idea would be Hollywood box office gold - we remake "The Women" with all men....

by Anonymousreply 46October 3, 2021 6:52 PM

[quote]for wanting to see a gay version of Pretty Woman, with Connor Jessup as a streetwalking twink?

Yeah, especially if he wears nail polish and takes bubble baths

and his Sugar Daddy takes him out to watch him try on women's clothes

by Anonymousreply 47October 3, 2021 6:55 PM

Plaza Suite. Think about it.

by Anonymousreply 48October 3, 2021 7:23 PM

Body Heat. Unscrupulous closeted bi attorney goes after the sugar baby of a rich gay asshole.

by Anonymousreply 49October 3, 2021 8:40 PM

^ I'd love to see a gay neo-noir

by Anonymousreply 50October 3, 2021 8:52 PM

Notorious. Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Devlin and ________

I can't think of another male actor he'd have chemistry with.

by Anonymousreply 51October 4, 2021 1:56 AM

^ Taron Egerton

by Anonymousreply 52October 4, 2021 3:40 AM

Rumor was that when Danny Boyle asked Michael Fassbender to play the villain in the film "Trance", he said the only role he wanted to play was the therapist role, which is a female role. That character - ultimately played by Rosario Dawson - sleeps with the two male leads - James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel. I would like to see a man play the therapist role. The dynamic would be so interesting considering how the film plays out.

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by Anonymousreply 53October 4, 2021 3:47 AM

Hairspray! The fatty gets the hunky teen heartthrob.

by Anonymousreply 54October 4, 2021 5:23 AM

I always thought that the excellent German film the Lives of Others would be phenomenal as a remake set in the US during the red scare, with a male agent becoming obsessed with the life of a closeted and supposedly communist actor. I would love to see this made.

by Anonymousreply 55October 4, 2021 5:31 AM

R14 Yes, "Auntie Mame". I've always thought that was a no-brainer, as the character is a big ol' queen anyway. Have it be a big, flamboyant, fabulous gay uncle take his orphaned niece under his wing. Very little of the rest of the story has to change. It's all there.

by Anonymousreply 56October 4, 2021 7:03 AM

Yes, r52…he has a tarty quality, like Ingrid Bergman did in the original film.

by Anonymousreply 57October 4, 2021 9:28 AM

R55, that sounds really good!

by Anonymousreply 58October 4, 2021 5:12 PM

Auntie Mame is already a gay film.

by Anonymousreply 59October 4, 2021 7:53 PM

Schitt's Creek Was hugely successful was mainly due to the romantic and beautiful relationship of the gay couple. If Hollywood dares to make a big budgeted romance film about a gay relationship, I’m sure it will be widely successful as long as the film is well produced and the story has to be believable and romantically beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 60October 4, 2021 9:49 PM

The Group

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by Anonymousreply 62October 5, 2021 12:44 AM

The Great Gatsby

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by Anonymousreply 63October 5, 2021 1:32 AM

THE THIN MAN with Luke Evans as Nick and Zachary Quinto as Norman Charles. A witty suave private detective and his wealthy sarcastic husband solve crimes in San Francisco. Featuring the first non-binary dog in a Hollywood production (what took them so long?) as Asta.

by Anonymousreply 64October 5, 2021 2:20 AM

R63, "The Great Gatsby" is already as gay as a tree full of peacocks in leather gear.

by Anonymousreply 65October 5, 2021 5:59 AM

How, R65?

by Anonymousreply 66October 5, 2021 4:11 PM

[QUOTE] R25 I’d love to see a gay couple in these films instead: - Romeo + Juliet

They could call it 'Private Romeo'?

Is West Side Story not gay enough?

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by Anonymousreply 67October 5, 2021 5:10 PM

Have you ever read "The Great Gatsby", R66? It's written from the perspective of a man who's in love with another man. It's a tale of illusions, self-deception, and unrequited love.

by Anonymousreply 68October 5, 2021 5:12 PM

R64's suggestion reminded me that about six years ago there was an announcement that a gay version of the television show "Hart to Hart" was in development. I guess it didn't go anywhere?

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by Anonymousreply 69October 5, 2021 5:51 PM

A gay Hart to Hart would be fun. Jonathan Hart seemed like a 'mo anyway

by Anonymousreply 70October 5, 2021 7:51 PM

R69 Max would be a lesbian who gets to croak out “when they met, it was murduhh!”

by Anonymousreply 71October 6, 2021 3:38 AM

The Last House on the Left

Two twinks on the way to a Taylor Swift concert are kidnapped and tortured by depraved maniacs.

by Anonymousreply 72October 6, 2021 4:36 AM

Yikes ! R72.

Nowadays, the only way to shock the audience, would be to have these things happen to het males.

As for me, I suggest My Man Godfrey.

by Anonymousreply 73October 6, 2021 4:45 PM

Against All Odds. Closeted football star hires a former, now broke, colleague to look for his secret male lover who left him. Of course, the former colleague and the male lover fall for each other. Hard.

by Anonymousreply 74October 6, 2021 5:05 PM

Gosford Park. A Whodunit at a private party of a rich gay man at his private estate and a wide range of colorful guests who are somehow connected to the murder victim and hate his gay guts.

by Anonymousreply 75October 6, 2021 5:10 PM

Tom Bouden made a gay graphic novel based on Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest.

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by Anonymousreply 76October 6, 2021 5:15 PM

Friday 13th: Gay Cruise

Even a mass murder needs a vacation. Or does he?

by Anonymousreply 77October 6, 2021 5:18 PM

R74, that sounds awesome 👌

by Anonymousreply 78October 6, 2021 5:38 PM

All About Eve.

by Anonymousreply 79October 6, 2021 5:41 PM

The only one of these I think would work would potentially be "The Women," although the point of never showing men onscreen would be lost. It would be about kept men on fire Island.

Connor Jessup = Christopher Allen (Joan Crawford)

Matt Bomer = Mikey Haines (Norma Shearer)

Jazz Jennings = Little Mikey (Virginia Weidler)

Jim Parsons = Sylvester Fowler (Rosalind Russell)

Nathan Lane = Edward Potter (Phyllis Povah)

Colton Haynes = Perry Day (Joan Fontaine)

Keiynan Lonsdale = Mario Aarons (Paulette Goddard)

Rupert Everett = Mr. Morehead, Mikey's wise father (Lucille Watson)

Billy Porter = The Count de Lave (Mary Boland)

Colton Haynes = Olav, the Manicurist (Dennie Moore)

by Anonymousreply 80October 6, 2021 6:05 PM

Oops, I accidentally put Colton Haynes twice! Let's have Garrett Clayton as Perry Day, and keep Haynes as Olav the manicurist.

by Anonymousreply 81October 6, 2021 6:07 PM

September Affair: engineer Chris Hemsworth meets musician Logan Lerman on a flight between Rome and Tangiers; the plane is diverted to Capri due to an engine failure and Hemsworth and Lerman go exploring the island together and fall in love, a situation complicated by the fact that Hemsworth is married to Beanie Feldstein; they miss the plane, then are reported dead when the plane crashes; using the opportunity, the couple run off together to Mykonos, but their happiness could be short-lived when Feldstein tracks them down....

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by Anonymousreply 82October 6, 2021 6:18 PM

The Umbrellas Of Cherbourg with Victor Meutelet and François Civil in the Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo roles

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by Anonymousreply 83October 6, 2021 6:27 PM

But what about the pregnancy r83?

by Anonymousreply 84October 6, 2021 6:30 PM

North By Northwest. With a man in the Eva Marie Saint role, it would be four gay characters in an entertaining tangle of a plot (the Martin Landau character is already gay in the original).

Luke Evans in the Cary Grant role, Matt Bomer in the Eva Marie Saint role, and Lee Pace in the James Mason role.

by Anonymousreply 85October 6, 2021 6:31 PM

r85, who plays the Landau part?

by Anonymousreply 86October 6, 2021 6:32 PM

R84 - good point. I can't think of an equivalent 'gay' plot device to the pregnancy. Maybe just introduce the older, rich sugar daddy who offers security and comfort to Victor while poor (in both senses of the word) François is off fighting in Algeria?

by Anonymousreply 87October 6, 2021 6:35 PM

Thelma & Louise. Two late 30s gays suffering from a mid-life crisis (and the tremendous fear of turning 40), go on a road trip and get chased by some homophobes. The overall social commentary is about how easy, after a certain age, both the Gays and the Straights will turn on you.

by Anonymousreply 88October 6, 2021 7:08 PM

My Fair Laddie.

Two older guys pick up a kid off the street, clean him up, and use him for their own purposes. When they're done, the laddie gets pissed off and stomps out. Only to come crawling back.

Kind of a stretch, I know. But it could work. Maybe even try it as a musical.

by Anonymousreply 89October 6, 2021 7:35 PM

Kramer vs. Kramer.

Two homos in Divorce Court fighting tooth and perfectly manicured nail for custody of their Store Bought Lab Created baby.

It ends badly. These things always end badly.

by Anonymousreply 90October 6, 2021 7:40 PM

R89, that would totally work, Pickering and Higgins already seem like a gay couple anyway

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by Anonymousreply 92October 6, 2021 11:06 PM

Sweet Charity.

Charity is young man, this time hustling at Rounds at 53rd and Third Avenue, scheming for a better life that is always elusive.

Along the way, he's abused by one older man after another. Choreography by Lee Roy Reams, after Fosse.

by Anonymousreply 93October 6, 2021 11:17 PM

The Music Man. Prof.Harold Hill rides the rails selling Boys' Bands and chasing down cock in small towns all over the Midwest. When the supply dries out, Harold moves on to a new town.

In River City, Iowa, he meets his match in Darian, the local librarian and piano teacher. Darian helps his widowed mother raise his younger brother, Winthrop. They are Irish Catholic, so you know what happens to the kid. In this version, Charlie Cowell is a priest and this time he opposes the boys' band because it is interfering with the priestly access to the boys. They had a good thing going and Harold busts it up.

by Anonymousreply 94October 6, 2021 11:52 PM

R89, My Fair Laddie is a good idea. But I don't remember Eliza crawling back.

by Anonymousreply 95October 7, 2021 12:27 AM

Romantic comedies from the 30s would be nice. It Happened One Night, for instance.

by Anonymousreply 96October 7, 2021 12:34 AM

[Quote] But I don't remember Eliza crawling back.

Isn't that the final scene in My Fair Lady?

by Anonymousreply 97October 7, 2021 1:00 AM

I would love a gay historical epic like Doctor Zhivago or Titanic.

by Anonymousreply 98October 7, 2021 1:01 AM

R97, I would say she forgave him and decided that he was worth it after all. That's not crawling back !

(In the play, they don't end up together. Buy, yeah. Movies !)

OK. How about Vertigo ?

And Dead Poet Society ?

by Anonymousreply 99October 7, 2021 1:30 AM

A gay Vertigo would be awesome

by Anonymousreply 100October 7, 2021 1:51 AM

All About Steve. Aging porn star Marco Channing is at a cross road in his career. Devote his life to his lover/director, Bill? Or to maintaining his porn star status? Steve Harrington is new on the set and determined to hit the top. Er... hit the big time. Lloyd and Aaron's marriage barely survives. Margaret Cho plays Birdie, Marco's wise cracking Korean maid.

Of course Eliza comes crawling back at the end of My Fair Lady. She runs and hides with Henry's mother. When Henry appears there, she tells him off in the strongest terms. He challenges her on how she can support herself and she reminds him that he told her shop keepers need the best English of all, so she could open a shop. She tells him she could teach speech lessons. "I've got a better ear than you. You said so yourself." But in the end, she doesn't do any of that. She doesn't even sell out and marry Freddy. She comes crawling back to Higgins.

by Anonymousreply 101October 7, 2021 2:26 AM

What ? No ! She's in love with him ! And at the time, it meant giving up on a career or being independant. Shocking and absurd for us. But that was what was expected of women.

In the gay version it could be different because he is a man.

by Anonymousreply 102October 7, 2021 2:53 AM

Eliza is not in love with Henry Higgins. She's not a fool. He's been dismissive and insensitive toward her. He's shown no affection or even respect. Eliza had self-respect from the moment she appears in the first scene. She wants to be paid for the flowers that were spoiled. She insists on paying for her lessons. She is smart enough to know that opportunities for women were almost non-existent and that a single woman would never earn enough in a respectable trade to have a decent life. She knows she has to be aligned with a man. Men had all the power and privilege. Henry doesn't hit her, as her own father did. So she goes back there. Probably a better choice than going to Freddy. But there's no love in that house. The whole play goes out of its way to make that clear.

by Anonymousreply 103October 7, 2021 3:02 AM

R103, I think the love aspect of it was tacked on to the film because it is what the average audience or a musical expected. I agree it is not logical. But they still added a happy resolution to a love story people expected between the male lead and the female lead.

Now, who would fit as a Male/ Gay Eliza ?

by Anonymousreply 104October 7, 2021 3:36 AM

In the original play and tge 1930s movie "Pygmalion" leaves Higgins and doesn't come back. Shaw said she married Freddie, Higgins loaned her the money to start a flower shop.

In the musical "My Fair Lady", Eliza comes back to Higgins, for no reason anyone can figure, except the writers thought audiences expected a traditional romantic ending. Which it wasn't..

by Anonymousreply 105October 7, 2021 1:37 PM

What’s Up, Doc? Dan Levy in the Streisand role and Chris Hemsworth in Ryan O’Neal’s part.

by Anonymousreply 106October 7, 2021 2:12 PM

r60 = Dan Levy begging for work

by Anonymousreply 107October 7, 2021 2:31 PM

[quote]In the original play and tge 1930s movie "Pygmalion" leaves Higgins and doesn't come back.

Well... Pygmalion is the sculptor in the Greek myth. Galatea is the statue he creates.

In the original play written by G. B. Shaw, and presented in 1913, Eliza leaves and doesn't come back. In the 1930's movie, screenplay officially by G. B. Shaw and updated to the 1930s, she returns. That's the ending used as the basis for the ending for My Fair Lady.

by Anonymousreply 108October 7, 2021 2:48 PM

An Unmarried Woman. Set in the 70s. But instead of being depressed, the newly single man enjoys like by going to the trucks in the West Side Highway and the Mineshaft.

by Anonymousreply 109October 7, 2021 3:33 PM

Taron Egerton as Eliza Doolittle

by Anonymousreply 110October 7, 2021 3:54 PM

Yeah, a Kingsman reunion: Taron as Eddie Doolittle and Colin Firth as Henry Higgins. Ian McKellan as Col Pickering and, in requirement with woke BBC mandates, Dev Patel as Freddie.

by Anonymousreply 111October 7, 2021 4:03 PM

G. B. Shaw wrote a prose sequel to "Pygmalion" where Eliza actually marries Freddy Eynsford-Hill.

by Anonymousreply 112October 7, 2021 4:06 PM

A Place in the Sun…Angela is Alexander turned into a man. George is a conflicted, tortured bisexual who impregnates the frumpy factory girl to prove his manhood, but falls for Alex.

by Anonymousreply 113October 7, 2021 4:14 PM


Sam Wheat (Patrick Swayze): Luke Evans

"Molly Jensen" (Demi Moore): Dylan Minnette

"Oda Mae Brown" (Whoopi Goldberg): Billie Porter

"Carl Bruner" (Tony Goldwyn): Cheyenne Jackson

"Subway Ghost" (Vincent Schiavelli): John Glover

by Anonymousreply 114October 7, 2021 4:31 PM

Re R25

1) The Bodyguard:

Frank Farmer (Kevin Costner) - Chris Evans or Charlie Hunnam

Rachel Marron (Whitney Houston) - Kim Taehyung. This will be very interesting

2) Sleepless in Seattle

Sam Baldwin (Tom Hanks) - Wentworth Miller or James McAvoy

Annie Reed (Meg Ryan) - Colton Haynes or Matt Bomer

by Anonymousreply 115October 7, 2021 6:39 PM

The Bodyguard would be fun with the titular character protecting a Bieber-esque twink pop star

by Anonymousreply 116October 7, 2021 7:28 PM

Double Indemnity would work well as a lesbian drama. Keep the husband, make the wife bi, and make the insurance agent a babydyke.

by Anonymousreply 117October 7, 2021 7:38 PM

I was confused seeing the musical My Fair Lady after only having seen the film. The end was almost bitter.

by Anonymousreply 118October 7, 2021 7:43 PM

Not a film, but I always thought the musical Chess would work better as a Romeo-and-Juliet story between the American and the Russian.

by Anonymousreply 119October 7, 2021 7:48 PM

So, this is probably straight film adjacent... the b'way musical Anything Goes was made into a film.

Years ago (180s? 1990s?) there was a theatre company that wanted to do a 'revisal' of the stage musical with Reno Sweeney (originally played by Merman, decades later by LuPone) as a man. Reno ends up with Sir Evelyn Oakely at the end of the show... two men together.

Cole Porter's estate said 'no' to the revisal - I suppose it would work in 2021.

by Anonymousreply 120October 7, 2021 8:09 PM

Weird that the estate of COLE PORTER of all people would object to that...

by Anonymousreply 121October 7, 2021 8:29 PM

Any James Bond film

by Anonymousreply 122October 7, 2021 11:34 PM

The Blue Lagoon

by Anonymousreply 123October 7, 2021 11:42 PM

"The Bodyguard" would absolutely work as a gay film! That'd be fun, seeing a pop twink do what the Datalounge imagines all cute pop twinks do.

"A Place in the Sun", however, would not work as a gay story, because social climbing is such a big part of the story. The story wouldn't work in the modern era of same-sex marriage because then having a child out of wedlock isn't considered scandalous or tragic, and in the eras when getting a girl pregnant meant a shotgun marriage... same-sex relationships had to be hidden. If George seduces wealthy and beautiful Alexander Vickers he doesn't get welcomed into the family and given a plum job and entry into the local upper class, he's told that Alexander is damn well going to marry a nice girl, and he'd if he doesn't leave town it'll be the tire iron.

by Anonymousreply 124October 8, 2021 4:12 AM

Carrie (or whatever the character's name would be)

A shy, gay teen is relentlessly bullied for having an erection in the gym locker room on the first day of school. When he goes home he is tortured by his religious mother who constantly preaches that he is going to Hell for his sexuality. As part of a cruel prank, a player on the football team takes him to prom. They secretly plan to humiliate him, but he uses his telekinetic powers to take revenge.

by Anonymousreply 125October 8, 2021 4:33 AM

R125 that would be amazing. Tom Holland for the lead, PLEASE!

by Anonymousreply 126October 8, 2021 4:34 AM

R125 Only prom and the first day of school definitely wouldn't coincide, so it would have to be just a random day. But it could still work.

by Anonymousreply 127October 8, 2021 4:44 AM

Unfortunately they will no gay remakes now being gay itself seen as passé and totally mainstream. Its all about "queer" or gender identity.

by Anonymousreply 128October 8, 2021 8:46 AM

R115 yes to Colton and Wentworth in a Sleepless remake.

by Anonymousreply 129October 8, 2021 1:38 PM

CAMILLE. Just change Marguerite to Marc and set it in any of the European capitals in the 1980s and you've got yourself a classic gay weepy.

by Anonymousreply 130October 8, 2021 2:34 PM

[quote] A Place in the Sun", however, would not work as a gay story, because social climbing is such a big part of the story….IN MY OPINION


by Anonymousreply 131October 8, 2021 2:41 PM

Obviously, r124, changes would have to be made, but the basic story could be retained. IN MY OPINION.

by Anonymousreply 132October 8, 2021 2:42 PM

Whose opinion would you expect it to be? Why would he post someone else’s opinion?

by Anonymousreply 133October 8, 2021 2:45 PM

I think Chicago would work as a tale about drag queen rivals.

by Anonymousreply 134October 8, 2021 2:48 PM

I’m very very very gay but PLEASE no drag queen movies yuk 🤮

by Anonymousreply 135October 8, 2021 2:55 PM

then may "To Wang Foo" as a lesbian pic

by Anonymousreply 136October 8, 2021 2:57 PM

"Leave Him to Heaven." I'm picturing Colton Haynes coldly giving side-eye to Luke Evan's drowning kid brother. But we're going to have to figure out how Colty loses their unborn baby. Maybe he pushes their surrogate down the stairs.

by Anonymousreply 137October 8, 2021 3:09 PM

Colton wishes he were Gene Tierney.

by Anonymousreply 138October 8, 2021 3:40 PM

I'd like to see an all gay male OSS 117 movie. The camp's already there. My favorite to adapt would be the first one, the second one was just OK but the new one is pretty great as well.

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by Anonymousreply 139October 8, 2021 3:43 PM

r139, one of the funny things about the first one is that they played up the gay aspect by making the men oblivious to the fact that they're basically hot for each other. Looking forward to the new one.

by Anonymousreply 140October 8, 2021 3:45 PM

Right, R140...In Nest of Spies the gay relationship between Hubert and Jack was played up.

by Anonymousreply 141October 8, 2021 4:01 PM

Would love to see an all gay version of Chicago. I imagine it would be something like in this video

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by Anonymousreply 142October 8, 2021 4:24 PM

Bell, Book, and Candle.

A gay wizard falls for a straight guy and does the unthinkable: Cast a love spell on the straight guy and then vows to leave the world of wizardry behind to be with the guy he loves. The moral dilemma (turning someone from straight to gay and / or vice versa?) could make a great social commentary on gay conversion therapy. Of course, the movie ends on a "love is love" high note where the super straight guy wasn't so straight after all and geuninely falls for the male witch.

Giles Holroyd: Cody Fern

Shep Henderson: James Wolk

by Anonymousreply 143October 8, 2021 5:14 PM

R128, yawn, gay Republicans try to make "woke" or gender fluid people the enemy when the real enemy is their fellow Republicans.

by Anonymousreply 144October 8, 2021 6:12 PM

A gay Tarzan film would be an easy thirst trap.

by Anonymousreply 145October 8, 2021 6:22 PM

I won't link to it, but some Colombian guy recently posted a Tarzan vid on his only fans. He plays an explorer who meets (and fucks) Tarzan. It would've been hot if the guy playing Tarzan wasn't wearing a bad wig.

by Anonymousreply 146October 8, 2021 10:57 PM

The Sound of Music. Captain von Trapp personally selects questioning young Brother Marcus to live at Schloß Trapp and care for the Captain's seven children - all boys - from his previous unhappy marriage. Some in town question how the Captain's late wife met her early demise. Her body was never found. Everyone in town is shocked by the Captain's seeming lack of grief. Some have noticed a new-found spring in his step when he frequents the local drinking establishments. Nightly.

The Baroness is completely cut of this version. But the complicated tensions that smoulder and then flare up between Brother Marcus and the Captain and the Captain's oldest son and his Nazi boyfriend and a couple of farmers and that hunky bartender from Salzburg and the merchant sailor who works the Danube, more than take the place of that boring old Baroness.

The sisters of the Nonnberg Abbey are retained for this version. They will be beating children in the school they operate, running a lucrative laundry business with child labor, and prodding little girls with crucifixes. The bodies of the children who do not survive the charity they are shown by the good sisters are disappeared into the ancient catacombs deep underneath the cloistered nuns' quarters.

The Rodgers and Hammerstein score will be adapted for this new version and a new song for the villainous nuns will be written by Stephen Sondheim.

by Anonymousreply 147October 9, 2021 2:53 PM

[quote] I would love a gay historical epic like Doctor Zhivago or Titanic.

Oh sure, because they'll love it in Pomona.

by Anonymousreply 148October 12, 2021 4:04 AM

I don't give a fuck if they love it in Pomona or not.

by Anonymousreply 149October 12, 2021 4:06 AM

THE GRADUATE - Benjamin has an affair with Mr. Robinson but realizes he loves the son, Edward.

by Anonymousreply 150October 12, 2021 5:19 AM

Moby Dick

by Anonymousreply 151October 12, 2021 6:22 PM

Purple Rose of Cairo.

Closeted Nerd, in a loveless fuck buddy relationship with an older man, gets the shock of his life when his favorite classical, fictional movie character steps out of a movie theater screen to date him. Both worlds ascend into chaos and the drama is flying high while nerd and movie character have their whirlwind romance.

by Anonymousreply 152October 12, 2021 6:39 PM

Wizard of OZ

by Anonymousreply 153October 12, 2021 6:56 PM

"Straw Dogs"

Andrew Garfield in the Hoffman role

Timothee Chalamet in the Susan George role

Jack O'Connell and Barry Keoghan as rapists

by Anonymousreply 154October 12, 2021 7:40 PM
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