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Posted: 5 May 2003, 2:41 pm    Post subject: Gay/Lesbian Shows & Movies Reply with quote

I am a big fan of gay/lesbian movies, shows and sitcoms. I was wondering if anyone knew of any great movies, shows or sitcoms that are currently out or coming out. I haven't seen much besides Queer As Folk, But I'm A Cheerleader... and The Truth About Jane. What I like to see is how characters, producers and directors portray gay & lesbian characters.

Keep me posted
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Posted: 14 May 2003, 10:59 am    Post subject: Re: Gay/Lesbian Shows & Movies Reply with quote

Sincere wrote:
I am a big fan of gay/lesbian movies, shows and sitcoms. I was wondering if anyone knew of any great movies, shows or sitcoms that are currently out or coming out. I haven't seen much besides Queer As Folk, But I'm A Cheerleader... and The Truth About Jane. What I like to see is how characters, producers and directors portray gay & lesbian characters.

Keep me posted

hi!
i don't know many gay movies but i sure enjoyed "beautiful thing", about the friendship and budding relationship of two teenage boys. in the department "lesbian movies" my girlfriend and i have our own copy of "when night is falling" by patricia rozema, a very sweet film about a woman realizing she has more than deep feelings for another woman when she meets this attractive lesbian circus artist. nice story, the music and the imagery really get the mood. also, "lost and delirious" is mentionable. further more, there are the more lighter movies such as "better than chocolate" and "go fish", the latter rather disappointing in my opinion, but i've got friends who liked it. it's up to you to decide!
hope i helped you out with this tiny bit of information. enjoy!
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Posted: 14 May 2003, 3:26 pm    Post subject: Thank You Reply with quote

Thanks Bibbel

I will check out those movies. I really appreciate the synopsis you gave me for each one. If you happen to view anymore movies you can send me a reply or e-mail me. Thanks again!
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Posted: 28 Jun 2003, 5:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Gay/Lesbian Shows & Movies Reply with quote

Sincere wrote:
I am a big fan of gay/lesbian movies, shows and sitcoms. I was wondering if anyone knew of any great movies, shows or sitcoms that are currently out or coming out. I haven't seen much besides Queer As Folk, But I'm A Cheerleader... and The Truth About Jane. What I like to see is how characters, producers and directors portray gay & lesbian characters.

Keep me posted


Hi there

I saw your post. I review gay themed videos for Buffalo NY's free monthly gay paper OutCome and here are a few of my personal favorite gay films:

Parting Glances - made in 1986. was one of the first gay indie films and I still think it is one of the best ever

Torch Song Trilogy
Lilies
All Over The Guy
Green Plaid Shirt
Urbania
La Cage Aux Folles (or the American version: The Birdcage)
Jeffrey
both versions of Queer as Folk
Apartment Zero
Chuck and Buck
My Beautiful Laundrette
Prick Up Your Ears (about British playwright Joe Orton)
Wilde
Relax... It's Just Sex
Together/Alone
Six Feet Under

this should get you started...

Mike Klemm
Buffalo, NY
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Will  



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Posted: 8 Jul 2003, 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do not know if this helps you at all, but I really enjoyed the movie Boys Don't Cry I have'nt seen many glbtq movies besides that. In April my G.S.A. watched Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and I really enjoyed that also.
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Posted: 8 Jul 2003, 4:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Gay/Lesbian Shows & Movies Reply with quote

when I listed a bunch of films previously, I neglected to include "Longtime Companion," which is the film that "Philadelphia" SHOULD have been. "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is also a favorite. Ditto for "Priscilla Queen of the Desert." Oh and don't forget "The Sum of Us," a delightful Aussie comedy/drama starring Russell Crowe before he became a superstar
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Posted: 11 Jul 2003, 3:52 pm    Post subject: Some other movies... Reply with quote

here are some good les/gay movies i have seen...

-Flawless
-Aimee & Jaguar (about 2 lesbians living in WW2 Germany, one is Jewish living under a false name as a German, the other a straight woman who's husband is at war and she meets the other woman and realizes her lesbianism. A very powerful movie! i cry every time!!!!!!)
-All over the guy
-Before night falls
-Better than choclate
-Fire
-Birdcage
-Gia
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costeņo  



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Posted: 16 Jul 2003, 10:15 am    Post subject: I really loved: "Ma vie en rose" Reply with quote

I really loved this film about this boy ( Ludovic) and his parents and how they come to terms with his child's sexuality.
Even thought the boy in the movies was really young at that time he portraited the kind of boy who "knows" and sees it as something natural. His mother is the one that feels rejected and finally stranged by her son's behaviour. The acting is electrifying,the tension and the tenderness are palpable throughout the whole movie. Definately a movie for parents.
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Posted: 21 Jul 2003, 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lost and Delirious is an awesome movie, always inspiring and sadly depressing and messed up at the same time.

All Over the Guy is amazing, with one liners that top almost anything. (See "man poison")

Chutney Popcorn (not sure it's been mentioned yet) is so awesome for the incredibly hot characters and one liners that kick serious bum. "Of course my lesbian sister can get pregnant..."

The Sum of Us is quite good, and I love the range in the romances. The lesbian gram, straight dad and gay son are just an awesome combination. Best line is too... obscene.
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Posted: 31 Aug 2003, 12:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Gay/Lesbian Shows & Movies Reply with quote

I'm big on foreign films, which I find deal more honestly and dramatically with various themes than American films. Movies I like:

The Adventures of Felix/Drole de Felix-- funny and endearing French film about a HIV-positive gay man who leaves his lover and job in Paris to find his long-lost father in Marseilles. Along the way, he has a number of adventures that mimic family life: the grandmother, the sister, the brother, etc. Really very good! (The segment with the old lady is priceless! So funny, I almost wet myself!)

Wild Reeds/Les roseaux sauvages -- French film that made Stephane Rideau a GLBT film star. Rideau is a young teenage boy who is sent to boarding school outside Paris in 1968. He falls for an older teenager, but this older boy is not sure if he likes boys or girls. A three-way love affair develops between the two boys and an older girl just as the older boy is sent off to Algeria to fight the guerrilla war. Really good, especially Elodie Bouchez as the older girl, Maite.

Dani and Nico: Krampack! -- Spanish film about two teenage boys, Dani and Nico. Best friends, Nico moved away a year ago. He's back for a vacation just as Dani's parents are going on their own vacation. Left alone with a part-time nanny/tutor for two weeks, Dani's gay love for Nico blossoms. But Nico falls for a buxom, older local girl. Will Nico go bak to Dani? Can Dani handle unrequited love? Will Elena fall for Nico, or is she just using him for sex? Fernando Ramallo is super as Dani. Marieta Orozco is superb as Elena, playing her as honest, compassionate...but just not that interested in "little Nico." Her final scene where she matter-of-factly dismissed Nico's attentions is great! ("Krampack" is a brand of Spanish condom.)

Steam/Hamam -- Awesome Italian film from Dino de Laurentiis' daughter about an Italian Gen-X'er and his fiancee who are caught up in money, money, money and made miserable by it. When he inherits a Turkish bath house in Ankara, he sees it as an opportunity to sell the joint and make some bucks. But he's seduced by the leisurely pace of Turkish life and comes to realize there's more to life than money, rushing and material goods. He's also seduced by the sultry sensuality of Mehmet, the oldest son of the family who runs the bath house. A surprise, shocking ending. (I won't give it away!) Also stars Carlo Cecchi ("The Red Violin"). Director/writer Ferzan Ozpetek did "His Secret Life" in 2002 (although I've not seen it).

Come Undone/Presque Rien -- I was completely blown away by this film. Told partly in flashback, Mathieu (the terrific Jeremie Elkaim) is spending the summer at the beach with his sister and his mother, who is dying of cancer. He falls for local boy Cedric (awesome Stephane Rideau), who is uneducated, coarse, poor, and a menial laborer -- everything Mathieu is not. Their love affair goes white-hot right away. But Cedric has a wandering eye. Promiscuity may destroy their love, or it might not.

Days/Giorni -- An Italian film by Laura Muscardin. An HIV-positive man, Claudio, bored with his ever-patient lover and the constant need to take pills plays around unsafely on the side with tricks and one-night-stands. Then he meets Andrea, a beautiful 20-something man. When he runs into Andrea again a few days later, they begin a torrid love affair. Andrea doesn't care if they use condoms, because he wants nothing to come between the two of them. "Death doesn't matter, love does," he says. Will Claudio return to his lover? Will Andrea get HIV? The ending really makes you think, hard.

The Fluffer -- Sexually confused Sean leads a celibate life as he tries to make it big as a writer in Hollywood. One night, he mistakenly sees a porn film starring Johnny Rebel -- and it's lust at first sight. Soon, Sean has abandoned his dreams and gone to work for the porn studio. But Johnny Reb isn't gay, doesn't have any eyes for anyone but his girlfriend, and has a big drug habit. Still, he can only get an erection when "fluffed" by Sean. The two begin a co-dependent relationship that goes downhill quickly. The denouement is comparable to "The Blue Angel" with Marlene Deitrich (sort of). Directed by Washington Westmoreland ("Wash West"), an indie film producer and gay porn director. Considered the most true-to-life depiction of behind-the-scenes in gay porn. But it's also a strong meditation on love, sexual orientation and plain old screwed-up-ness. The final scene, with Sean in the back of a truck going to see the whales and reading a letter from one of Rebel's fans, is really very good. Don't let the topic scare you off. (There is one "Boogie Nights" type scene with a fake male organ.)

Honorable Mentions: "Jesus Christ, Vampire Hunter" and "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." Both are great great great!

I'm also a huge fan of short films -- Bumping Heads, Last Summer, Crush, The Favor, Into the Night, Tango Para Dos, Sucker, Bondage TV, Foucault Who?, Space 2, Target Audience, The Mountain King, etc. ...
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Posted: 1 Sep 2003, 9:59 am    Post subject: GLTBQ Movies Reply with quote

If you don't mind reading subtitles and don't mind movies that don't fit Hollywood-style formulas, see http://www.strandreleasing.com.
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Posted: 8 Oct 2003, 5:57 pm    Post subject: glbtq films Reply with quote

There are quite a few queer film festivals in North America and in Europe. Many of the films are by first-time directors and writers, most are low-budget, but there are very good ones among them and their writers, directors and actors go on to greater things. Try to get to them - they need support.
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Posted: 21 Oct 2003, 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Gay/Lesbian Shows & Movies Reply with quote

If you really want to see a great gay film, I highly recommend "Maurice" based on the novel by E. M. Forster. "Maurice" is unique as it shows how gay men lived in Edwardian England in the early part of the 20th century. What is unique about "Maurice" (pronounced "Morris") is that it was ahead of its time. It deals with one young man's acceptance of his true self and his struggle to find happiness in an unfriendly society.

When the novel the film is based on was fnished n 1914, Forster supressed its publication, since the literary world would never accept a happy ending about gay people. Instead he shelved it and dedicated it "To a Happier Year." It was finally published in 1971, after the author's death.

The film is a Merchant Ivory Production, and stars James Wilby as Maurice and Hugh Grant as Clive, his first lover.

Enjoy!
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Posted: 26 Oct 2003, 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Gay/Lesbian Shows & Movies Reply with quote

Wild Reeds/Les roseaux sauvages -- French film that made Stephane Rideau a GLBT film star. Rideau is a young teenage boy who is sent to boarding school outside Paris in 1968. (actually the year is 1962 and the location is in the french province) He falls for an older teenager, but this older boy is not sure if he likes boys or girls.(he doesn't fall for the older boy, because he is straight. the boy falls for him) A three-way love affair develops between the two boys and an older girl just as the older boy is sent off to Algeria to fight the guerrilla war. (the one you call the older boy was sent from algeria where he used to live and has to get used to a life in continental france- quite the opposite to what you wrote

otherwise i agree - one of the best movies ever made
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Posted: 4 Nov 2003, 7:16 pm    Post subject: re: Reply with quote

hello all...not sure if anyone has mentioned this movie (too lazy to read through all the posts) but I really like L.I.E. it's not exactly a "gay movie" but does deal with a lot of issues dealing with it...especially since the main character is gay and coming to terms with himself. Anyways it's good.
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