What are some gay films - not asking about porn - that should be viewed at least once?
|by Anonymous||reply 152||04/21/2014|
I liked Saving Face. There's more to it than the lesbian love story.
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Hedwing and the Angry Inch.
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Ben Hur. Beckett. Lawrence of Arabia.
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The Ten Commandments
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The Boys in the Band
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My Beautiful Laundrette
Edge of 17
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Total fluff but I loved it.
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The Lord of the Rings (think about it)...
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Gods and Monsters - one of my favorite movies of all time
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A Very Natural Thing - a nicely dated movie about the early 70s gay life. I also thought the guys were rather cute.
Anybody ever see this and wonder if the scene when the main character, on a bike, starts shouting at a driver who almost runs him over was not intended?
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Another Gay Movie, clearly
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Gods and Monsters Brokeback Trick Shelter
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The Ang Lee Double Feature – THE WEDDING BANQUET and BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN – So many anti-Brokeback people need to realize that Ang Lee made a beautiful film about the dangers of the closet and how in modern times even people from conservative cultures can open their minds. THE WEDDING BANQUET is sophisticated and realistic.
I'd add to that WILD REEDS, YOU'LL GET OVER IT, and THE MAN I LOVE, all from France, as well as FUCKING AMAL and TILSAMMANS from Sweden. The French trio because they show you can make young coming out stories without being maudlin or full of crass jokes that make forgiving and desperate gay audiences (usually the anti-Brokeback crowd) roar with laughter.
FUCKING AMAL and TILSAMMANS because they both have an adult sense of humor.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||04/04/2010|
No R15, that's an antigay movie
|by Anonymous||reply 19||04/04/2010|
I despised The Wedding Banquet.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||04/04/2010|
The Wedding Banquet was an awesome movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||04/04/2010|
"The Wedding Banquet" ends with the girl pregnant by the gay guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||04/04/2010|
Trick Shelter? I think I missed that one.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||04/04/2010|
"Ben Hur. Beckett. Lawrence of Arabia."
They're not really gay films, but they do have possible gay sub-texts.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||04/04/2010|
You don't think much, do you, R22?
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Regular Guys (German with subtitles but pleasant little foreign movie and the leading man is hot!)
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I don't care if anybody else here agrees with me but I loved "Torch Song Trilogy".
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Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green
Guys and Balls
The Dying Gaul
Gone, but not Forgotten
Eating Out (only the original)
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Breakfast with Scott
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Apartment Zero. Chilling.
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30 replies and no one has mentioned Longtime Companion??? It's a must.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||04/04/2010|
I love how twits like R22 -- a human yawn -- not only send out spoilers but show their true colors by the way they focus on one thing that points out all their own phobias and uses it to dismiss the rest.
Without spoiling it further, a lot more happens at the end of the film that's extremely progressive. Watch it and find out.
And Ang Lee cast an out gay man, Mitchell Lichtenstein, in a gay role and didn't shy away from make-out scenes.
It's heartfelt and well-made. No wonder the R20s of this world hated it.
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|by Anonymous||reply 34||04/04/2010|
I sort of hated "The Wedding Banquet" too, and the ending of "Billy's First Screen Kiss"...or something like that, it was a real downer.
But, I loved:
|by Anonymous||reply 35||04/04/2010|
"Brokeback Mountain" is my pick. I thought that it fairly represented the anti-gay culture that was prevelant in the 1960's and 1970's by rural America(I came out during this era...I could empathize with the characters). Very nicely filmed and directed...I own a copy and watch it from time to time. I didn't like "Milk," however. I'm not a big city queen and I thought that the story line was way over my head. As far as just plain gay comedy...I loved "Birdcage" with Robin Williams. Also, I enjoyed "Torch Song Trilogy" and I have watched it many times. Young Matthew Broderick played the part of a hustler very well and he was way hot back then.
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Forgot to mention:
Heard that Broadway is going to do a musical version of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||04/04/2010|
But I'm a Cheerleader
The Boys in the Band
Relax, It's Just Sex
All Over Me
Breakfast on Pluto
Fried Green Tomatoes (Don't anyone say this isn't a gay film...Idgie and Ruth are obviously in a relationship, and Fannie Flagg based those characters on her lesbian aunt andher partner)
The Band Played On
Angels in America
Brother to Brother
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My Summer of Love
A Home at the End of the World
Bedrooms and Hallways
Aimee and Jaguar
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Ma Vie en Rose
My Beautiful Laundrette
Cruising (yeah the message sucks ass, but it also gives a view of gay NY in the bad old Meatrack days)
Gay Sex in the 70's
|by Anonymous||reply 40||04/04/2010|
And on the topic of must-see "gay" films:
Wizard of Oz
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
All About Eve
Valley of the Dolls
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||04/04/2010|
R41, if you're going to include "gay" films, then you also should have added Auntie Mame.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||04/04/2010|
Lifetime's "Cyber Seduction: His Secret Life" with Jeremy "Peter Pan" Sumpter.
He spends night and day looking at big tittied and lingerie clad womenz.
When offered snatch, twice, he runs away in a panic.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||04/04/2010|
Auntie Mame, of course Whatever happened to Baby Jane? The Greatest Show on Earth (Betty Hutton on a trapeze!) All About Eve The Actress The 5000 fingers of Dr. T I Could Go On Singing The First Traveling Saleslady ANY Carmen Miranda film
|by Anonymous||reply 44||04/04/2010|
A Love To Hide (French/English subtitles)
To Forget Venice (Italian/English subtitles)
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These are films I liked, but they're not everyones cup of tea:
Breakfast With Scot
I Love You Phillip Morris
A Single Man
East Side Story
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"Les Chansons d'Amour" (Love Songs) with Louis Garrel and Gregoire Leprince-Ringuet.
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Priscilla Queen Of The Desert
Fried Green Tomatoes
|by Anonymous||reply 48||04/04/2010|
Hated "Milk", but watched it 3 times to understand scenes I wasn't sure of.
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25 Days....Scott Speedman, love him!
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Is English not your first language, R49?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||04/04/2010|
"Cachorro" (Bear Cub)
"La Ley del Deseo" (Law of Desire), if only to see Antonio Banderas getting fucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||04/04/2010|
Torch Song Trilogy is the best history of gays in New York.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||04/04/2010|
'The Sum of Us', with Russell Crowe
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|by Anonymous||reply 58||04/04/2010|
TCM should have a Thursday evening feature called "The Gaysentials." Robert Osbourne could host it (for obvious reasons!).
|by Anonymous||reply 59||04/04/2010|
I'm not sure what in "Milk" can be over anyone's head. Huh??
And I'm not sure how any self-respecting gay person can like "The Birdcage". UGH!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||04/04/2010|
Just going to post "The Sum of Us', also.
Very pleasant movie with young Russell Crowe as gay plumber son to very understanding widower Jack Thompson. Great Australian movie but they do a lot of talklng to the camera if that annoys you.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||04/04/2010|
For a Lost Soldier, a Dutch film, that really moved me when I was young and just about to come out - it has some great memories of that turbulent time, allthough I have not seen it in years
|by Anonymous||reply 62||04/04/2010|
Picnic at Hanging Rock
|by Anonymous||reply 63||04/04/2010|
R62 are you baiting the anti-pedo trolls?
The soldier has sex with a 12 year old, per your own link.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||04/04/2010|
Every movie that I can think of has already been mentioned.
For offbeat choices:
Let the Right One In. It's kind of a gay movie--if you think about it. But it's debatable.
That godawful movie with Hilary Swank about the Black Dahlia. Should only be viewed for the lesbian nightclub scene. It's such an over the top, ridiculous fantasy of a lesbian bar and a great example of everything that's wrong with the movie. But who can resist dapper lesbians in tuxedoes and elegant femmes in evening gowns? Not to mention a floor show worth of Busby Berkeley in what was surely a dive bar the size of an airplane hangar, but with the budget of Hollywood musical. And you'll love the chanteuse. All told it's about four minutes of the movie, if that. Feel free to fast forward.
Together Alone: LOW LOW budget movie. Very talky. One set. But perfect for Datalounge since the characters are two men who have just had un-protected sex and one of them says he's "straight." You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll stick a needle in your eye. Not sure how this one holds up, but I'm sure it still presses all the right buttons on all the Datalounge hot topics (except for the whole cash bar at the wedding thing).
Bound- can't believe no one's mentioned this yet. Have we forgotten how sexy Gina Gershon's pocket butch and Jennifer Tilly's ambiguous femme used to be?
Velvet Goldmine - I really thought this, Go!, and The Fight Club meant that 1999 was going to be remembered as a year of great movies, just like 1939 was. And except for Fight Club being a fetish film for homoerotically inclined straight guys, not a lot of people care for either Go!, or this movie. Their loss.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||04/04/2010|
R53, you like your Spaniards, huh?
R60, the "Milk" guy was trying to be funny.. I hope.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||04/04/2010|
Presque Rien F. est un salaud Drôle de Felix Les temoins Sa raison d'être Roseaux Sauvages Le Clan Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train Je te mangerais 20 centimetros
|by Anonymous||reply 67||04/04/2010|
Some that haven't been mentioned yet:
Love and Human Remains- Shot in the early 90s starring a pre-Dharma Thomas Gibson as a gay waiter/washed-up actor. Even though the scenes between him and a young busboy/fanboy character aren't very explicit they're incredibly hot.
Lilies- Beautifully shot, great gay love story between two gorgeous young guys includes a Jean Genet-like play within the film. The main female roles are also played by men. Not recommended if you can't handle unhappy endings.
The Edge of Heaven- Several overlapping storylines of Turks and Germans features a passionate lesbian love story between a Turkish political activist and a student who becomes dedicated to social justice: they are another really gorgeous couple. Again, avoid if you dislike doomed romance.
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|by Anonymous||reply 69||04/04/2010|
R69 - absolutely, that's what I was trying to post. I'm going to try again: Presque Rien, F. est un salaud, Drole de Felix, Les temoins, Sa raison d'etre, Les Roseaux Sauvages, Le Clan, Ceux qui m'aiment prendront le train, Je te mangerais, 20 centimetros
|by Anonymous||reply 70||04/04/2010|
The Gay Deceivers, Some of My Best Friends Are..., Saturday Night at The Baths, Staircase
|by Anonymous||reply 71||04/04/2010|
I liked "The Hanging Garden", but it might be too 'arty' for many people.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||04/04/2010|
... and of course the following New Queer Cinema classics: The Living End, Totally Fucked Up, Swoon, Poison, Grief, Frisk
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Beyond the Valley of the Dolls
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New Film: ( although not very new) Big Eden- a great fairytale/folktale/country song.
Old Film: All those Doris Day/ Rock Hudson films.
I also saw "For a Lost Soldier"- it is an interesting film. At least it is honest to itself. Those Dutch, boy- first man-boy love and then the face of the Muhammad in a painting. They really know how to piss people off.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||04/04/2010|
Oh, and "Unveiled"
"Serving in Silence"
"The Vampire Lovers"
|by Anonymous||reply 76||04/04/2010|
Frodo and Sam's Big Gay Adventure.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||04/04/2010|
Young dykes should definitely watch "Desert Hearts". The sex scene was the best ever.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||04/04/2010|
"It's In The Water"
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PINK NARCISSUS. Ultra ne plus ultra...a love poem, an erotic trance, a psychelic collage, held spellbound.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||04/04/2010|
I'm hoping someone here can help me. There is a documentary about a drag competition in the late '60's in NYC. I think it might even be titled "The Competition". I've seen snippets of it on youtube, but they're not available now.
Can anyone provide an exact title and possibly where to find a copy?
|by Anonymous||reply 81||04/04/2010|
Is it "Paris Is Burning", r81?
|by Anonymous||reply 82||04/04/2010|
My college roommate saw it...and the rest is history!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||04/04/2010|
No, from the late '60's probably pre-Stonewall. About these absolutely normal guys, accountants, lawyers who are drag queens. They come to NYC for a competition. Seemed really fascinating, in the few 2min clips I've seen
|by Anonymous||reply 84||04/04/2010|
Speaking of Stonewall... "Stonewall". Great fictionalization of the event.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||04/04/2010|
R81: That film is called "The Queen". I saw it in a revival theater about twenty years ago and the only thing I remember (besides the fact that it featured vert briefly a young International Chrysis, aka Chrysis St. Laurent) is thinking that speed really made people's skin bad. Instead seek out "Q & A" (which might have been a double-feature with the above film), a touching documentary of Chrysis's life filmed shortly before she died of cancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||04/04/2010|
Correction: I think the documentary is at the link. International Chrysis might've been in "Q and A" as well, but I don't think I saw that film.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||04/04/2010|
You're my hero DFB. Now where to get my hands on a copy?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||04/04/2010|
R88/81: I don't know about "Split" (the documentary I recommended) but long clips of "The Queen" (if not the whole film) appear to be on Youtube.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||04/04/2010|
No one has mentioned "Jeffrey" yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||04/04/2010|
Deathwatch, with Leonard Nimoy
|by Anonymous||reply 91||04/04/2010|
Actually "Split" is for sale on Amazon--for anyone who still has a VCR.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||04/04/2010|
That's awesome DFB, I'm going to buy it. And maybe The Queen too. They have a couple "used" for 30 bucks. Be happy to loan it to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||04/04/2010|
I second r1. Saving Face is one of the best gay films around.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||04/04/2010|
I just saw "All over the guy" today on Cinamax. It was great!
|by Anonymous||reply 95||04/04/2010|
I'll give another vote for Saving Face.
Also for Fucking Amal. That might actually be in my top three gay movies of all time. Along with The Color Purple and Brokeback Mountain.
I also have a soft spot for Jeffrey and High Art.
And for something different, there was a little movie called In the Gloaming that always seems to make me cry. I think Christopher Reeve directed it.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||04/04/2010|
Before Night Falls
The Law of Desire
Farewell my Concubine
Maedschen in Uniform
Different From the Others
The Boys in the Band
The Wedding Banquet
The Children's Hour
Don and Chris
Valentino: The Last Emperor
Yossi and Jaeger
My Beautiful Laundrette
Ma Vie En Rose
Long Time Companion
Broken Heart's Club
Sunday Bloody Sunday
|by Anonymous||reply 97||04/04/2010|
Duh -- how could I forget Another Country?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||04/05/2010|
Y Tu Mama Tambien
|by Anonymous||reply 99||04/05/2010|
Casper Andreas is going to kill himself because of you bitches!
|by Anonymous||reply 100||04/05/2010|
Love r97-r99 choices...
what about Breakfast at Tiffanys ?
what gay boy didn't want to be Holly Golightly living the high life in in New York when he was growing up out in the sticks ?
What New York sophisticate didn't want to have a fabulous duplex and host parties like Bette's Margo in All About Eve ?
Wilde in '97 is good too - Fry is a bit too lightweight (Peter Finch was much better in the 1960 film) but the younger Jude Law was smokin!
Sunday Bloody Sunday - Finch is amazing, particularly that pickup scene with Jon Finch
Dirk in Victim.
Delon in Plein Soleil, and Matt and Jude in The Talented Mr Ripley
Maurice - the best of Ivory/Merchant, Wilby, Graves and yes Hugh Grant
I'm ambivalent about Brokeback, but Heath Ledger was astounding.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||04/05/2010|
r101 again ... the films of those recent openly gay directors:
Bill Condon's Kinsey
Don Roos' The Opposite of Sex, Happy Endings
Todd Haynes' Far From Heaven - his new Mildred Pierce should be a must see
Francois Ozon's french films like 8 Women, Time To Leave, Under the Sand etc,
|by Anonymous||reply 102||04/05/2010|
I founder Shelter to be suprisingly sweet
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|by Anonymous||reply 104||04/05/2010|
Jeeps, however could I fail to list Happy Together?
|by Anonymous||reply 105||04/05/2010|
I agree with lots of these choices.
Has anyone seen "Dorian's Blues"? Very well written and funny, and the lead actor was really terrific.
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Angels in America
Boys in the Band
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Farewell My Concubine
|by Anonymous||reply 109||04/05/2010|
I just saw Shank, am absolutely blown away. It has everything one could hope for: sex, drugs, violence plus social critique.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||04/08/2010|
I'm surprised Breakfast At Tiffany's hasn't been remade, even as a TV movie.
Who would be the dream cast?
|by Anonymous||reply 111||04/08/2010|
|by Anonymous||reply 112||04/08/2010|
[quote]I'm surprised Breakfast At Tiffany's hasn't been remade,
They probably would've soiled my memory further by casting, once again, that horrible Jennifer Love [italic]Hewey[/italic]!
|by Anonymous||reply 113||04/08/2010|
[quote]Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green
In my nearly 20 years of adulthood, I've only walked out of two movies. This was one of them. Yes, it was THAT bad, and you should probably be banned from DataLounge for life for even mentioning it.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||04/08/2010|
Suddenly Last Summer
What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
A Place in the Sun!
Rebel Without a Cause
|by Anonymous||reply 115||04/08/2010|
here's a really extensive list of 'all' gay movies
|by Anonymous||reply 116||04/17/2010|
"For a Lost Soldier" was a great movie--but I was shocked that they actually showed the soldier fucking the kid (simulated, but still).
"Bent"--heartbreaking--I had forgotten about this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||04/17/2010|
Has anyone seen From beginning to end yet? I don't really know what to make of it. Obviously, it's a bad movie. It's like a bizzare mix of softcore porn and soap opera. And yet... it's kinda intriguing. Also the lead actors are very hot.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||04/17/2010|
I made a charming unknown little indie flick some years ago...
|by Anonymous||reply 119||04/17/2010|
R118 I saw it about a month ago, I was disappointed to say the least. I went in with some inhibitions because the incest dynamics were a tad bit disturbing to me but since both leads were so gorgeous, I gave it a go. It was a sub-par film, if you watch the trailer you hve seen the film. The actors were good but they had little to work with, the sex scenes were not particularly graphic but it would raise some eyebrows, directing was great though. All in all I would give the movie a C- for the most. R117 I began watching For a Lost Soldier when someone uploaded it on Youtube but stopped midway, I was completely turned off by the attempt to romaticize a man-boy relationship. Some gay films that are my favourites are Plate Quemada, Maurice, Just a Question of Love, Lost Languages of Crane, Priest, Brokeback Mountain, Bent and Keillers Park.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||04/17/2010|
the "Dead Poets Society" was chock-a-block with gay sub-text and homoerotic bonhomie
|by Anonymous||reply 121||04/17/2010|
R120, you're right, the screenplay is substandard. But it's so much better than Harry and Max! jesus Christ, that one sucked. Christopher Munch, you should have known better. I guess I'm just a sucker for incest dramas.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||04/17/2010|
@122 same here!
|by Anonymous||reply 123||04/17/2010|
A defense of "For a Lost Soldier": I haven't seen it since it first came out in the early nineties, but I remember that the film was based on a memoir of a famous Dutch choreographer: he's the boy. I don't know how closely the film was based on the book, but the relationship is not portrayed as a destructive force in the boy's life. It's also made clear that the other soldiers (in town to liberate the country from the Nazis) were fucking underage girls-- both from the pastor's sermon and the crying girl who interrupts the soldier and the boy. Even though the townspeople knew what was going on (at least with the straight soldiers) they were resigned to it, not outraged. The relationship is also not portrayed as all sweetness and light: the boy experiences physical pain when they fuck which the soldier tries to assuage by feeding him chocolate in bed! It reminded me of the Lenny Bruce line about not being surprised Europeans hated Americans, "We fucked their mothers for candy bars during World War II."
|by Anonymous||reply 124||04/17/2010|
Grande Ecole (available on Netflix)
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Has anyone mentioned "Wilde"? I netflixed it recently and thought it was really good . ..
|by Anonymous||reply 126||04/17/2010|
re: beginnig to end: what I didn't get is that somber undressing scene.
*Spoiler* Are we supposed to believe that they waited to go all the way until Mom was six feet under? Very strange.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||04/18/2010|
Wild Reeds (Les Roseaux Sauvages) is [probably my favorite gay film.
As far as the stuff that has a more commercial feel to it, I thought Mambo Italiano was pretty well done.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||04/18/2010|
R127 Exactly, the undressing scene was so strange. There was no build up, I mean the mother died, the father moved out and suddenly the brothers are having sex. How random. That movie was just too strange.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||04/18/2010|
One I didn't see mentioned above is "A.K.A." (2002) by Duncan Roy.
It's far from perfect, but I quite like it. Even if it's stiff and on-the-cheap in some respects, it more than makes up for it with an original story told, interesting experiment in visual storytelling, great soundtrack, Diana Quick and a small role by Bill Nighy.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||04/18/2010|
R130, that does look good. Even though it's from the director he was responsible for the most vile Dorian Gray 'adaptation'. Looks a lot like an even gayer 'Talented Mr Ripley.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||04/23/2010|
The History Boys
A Home at the End of the World
Les Amities Particulieres
And I agree with r68 about Lilies. It's kind of artsy and strange, but very much worth watching.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||04/24/2010|
Good one R100.
Self-promoter Andrea's movies all suck big time. No wonder none of them have turned up in over 130 posts.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||06/20/2010|
I've been on a gay movie binge and tonight I rewatched parts of Grande école (2004). The story is pretty much nonsense apart from the story of these two, Paul and Mécir. Nevertheless the film does have some charm and at least the production values are pretty high with very pretty people in front of camera.
Favorite scene is below. Short and sweet. Sure there are lot of hot guys frolicking naked in many scenes but the urgency and the reason why Paul makes Mécir stop the car warms my heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||02/16/2014|
Another day, another old favorite. Australian 'Head On' is still as fresh as it ever was. I'm actually shocked to see that it was made 17 fucking years ago, bloody hell.
I've always felt deep connection with the struggles of rootlessness and the certain meaningless of life Ari has in the film.
He says in the end: "I'm gonna live my life. I'm not gonna make a difference. I'm not gonna change a thing. No one's gonna remember me when I'm dead. I'm a sailor, and a whore, and I will be until the end of the world." Beautiful.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||02/18/2014|
Last night I ended up watching 24th Day that I'd seen years ago. It's pretty cheaply done but it's worth it because of the leads James Marsden and Scott Speedman. The movie looks more like a filmed play and as a film it's certainly not perfect in any way but it's still very enjoyable.
Speedman and Marsden have both always made my heart beat faster but I'd say it's Marsden here who shows his acting skills. The elf prince really knows his stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/19/2014|
R136, did you know that Scott Speedman is supposedly one the world's richest actors, worth $245 million?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/19/2014|
There's no way he's earned that much money from his acting so if it's true he must have a rich family, or he's done some extremely good investing. I seriously doubt that number, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||02/19/2014|
Another one who surprised me, R138, was Paget Brewster, who plays/played (on-again/off-again) Emily Prentiss on CRIMINAL MINDS. She was written up somewhere recently as the country's (the world's?) richest actress.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||02/19/2014|
My Own Private Idaho
My Beautiful Laundrette
|by Anonymous||reply 140||02/19/2014|
Brokeback Mountain was about bisexual men, not gay men.
Maurice is a good gay film, and so is Gods and Monsters. My ex liked the movie Red Dirt but I watched it and just found it odd.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||02/19/2014|
La Mission with Benjamin Bratt
|by Anonymous||reply 142||02/19/2014|
R141, I remember having ambivalent feelings about Red Dirt also when I watched it years ago. It's actually on my PS3 hard drive at the moment waiting to be re-watched on my gay movie binge so I'll tell how I feel about it later.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||02/19/2014|
There was nothing bisexual about those cowboys...they were just making do.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||02/19/2014|
I just finished rewatching Red Dirt 10 years after I first saw it and for some reason I had remembered the film's atmosphere completely wrong. I had remembered it to have this ominous feel to it but instead it turned out to be a very gentle movie. I remember hating the ending but now I see it is quite a positive one. Ten years ago I watched a lot of pretty loud gay movies and this one among them didn't shine enough with its understated elegance.
But now I see it. Red Dirt is a beautiful film with good actors and in the end pretty good story. The atmosphere has this lazy and warm Sunday feel to it, which for some reason bears a resemblance to the atmosphere of some British period dramas. If only there was a sequel to this because I'd really love to know what came of Griffith's life.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||02/20/2014|
I rewatched Transamerica the first time since it came out and wow, what a great film still. The movie manages to make possibly very difficult subject matters quite accessible to the general public but still keeps it real. I'm sure many people might have wanted a real transgender person to play Bree but Felicity Huffman did a great job, and she was probably the biggest reason the movie was so successful in the first place.
Kevin Zegers is such a great guy that I still can't understand why he's never gotten to be bigger star. He seems to be doing mostly little tv work nowadays.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||02/22/2014|
Another day, another gay movie. This time I watched Latter Days. It still was what I remembered it to be. A bit clumsy and at times childish film with a good heart. Don't get me wrong, I like the film but it never rose that high on my favorite gay movie list. Some people seem to absolutely adore it, and I do understand why. It's still one of the best low budget gay movies out there.
Steve Sandvoss really makes this film. He's sincere and fragile and I really feel for him. Wes Ramsey is okay. Maybe I'm not completely buying him being this superhot slut because I don't see him being hot at all. It's annoying when the actor just doesn't seem to be right for the role and you start to wonder is it my fault because I don't fancy him or is it the actor's or director's or casting director's or screenplay's fault. Anyway overall Ramsey is pretty good. Maybe it's the clumsiness of the direction that lets this film down. A valiant effort absolutely but it could've been much better.
I must say that I applaud the writer/director C. Jay Cox for doing this film. He was apparently a gay mormon so you can imagine him pouring his heart and soul into this, and it comes through. This film wouldn't have 7.3 at IMDb otherwise.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||02/23/2014|
Pretty much all the best gay films have been mentioned. If I could only choose just one to keep and watch above all others, I'd chose Shelter. It's such a sweet and uplifting little film. Best of all, not a mincing stereotype in sight and no drawn out indulgent speeches about gay rights etc. Just two ordinary guys finding love.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||02/23/2014|
Well I just watched the Argentinian films "Solo" and "Hawaii" back to back (2013 & 2014).
Solo made me so mad(it was good though)!
Hawaii was a revelation. What a wonderful little film.
Tonight I'm about to watch a gay film from last year's Sundance film festival "Pit Stop." I hope is good.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||02/23/2014|
[italic]Split: Portrait of a Drag Queen,[/italic] the documentary about International Chrysis, is now up in its entirety on YouTube, as is [italic]The Queen.[/italic]
|by Anonymous||reply 150||04/21/2014|
Interview with the Vampire
|by Anonymous||reply 151||04/21/2014|
Out in the Dark - romantic film from Israel. Good story and hot guys.
|by Anonymous||reply 152||04/21/2014|