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Offline spacebarsux

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Movies on homosexual issues / gay culture
« on: August 19, 2011, 01:47:13 PM »
Which are your favourite gay themed/ gay culture movies?

I really liked:-

Prayers for Bobby

C.R.A.Z.Y (French Canadian)

Queens (Spanish)

Well not a movie...but the (US) Queer As Folk Season 1 is my absolute favourite.
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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 01:53:06 PM »
Elephant -- Gus Van Sant.

If, after watching that, you need to cleanse yourself try In the Gloaming.

It all balances out. :)

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 02:37:22 PM »
I'll always love the camp and self-loathing of The Boys in the Band. Plus the last half of the film is deliciously evil. I was quite happy when this finally came out on DVD three years ago almost 40 years after it was actually made.

original trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zw4639Ztjs
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 02:40:08 PM »
I'll always love the camp and self-loathing of The Boys in the Band. Plus the last half of the film is deliciously evil. I was quite happy when this finally came out on DVD three years ago almost 40 years after it was actually made.

original trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zw4639Ztjs

Disgusting.

If you want to see REAL queer cinema, I suggest you turn your jaundiced eye to the 1959 classic Victim. Honor Blackman and Dirk Bogarde at their peak.

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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 03:09:17 PM »
Some that come to mind off the top of my head are:

Brokeback Mountain - Beyond the hype, this was a moving love story and well acted.

Parting Glances - Funny and honest story about the people we love and the people we are in love with.

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert - ABBA turds, vaginal projectiles, "a cock in a frock on a rock"... need I say more.

Jeffrey - Not a perfect movie but had enough great scenes that I forget it's flaws.

I'll always love the camp and self-loathing of The Boys in the Band. Plus the last half of the film is deliciously evil.

I saw that movie a couple of months after coming out and having just started to socialize with other gay men. At 19 it made me seriously reconsider coming out. If The Moral Majority was smart they would have acquired the rights to that movie and promoted it as proof that homosexuality is a degenerate lifestyle. Of course now it is so dated it is of no use to future vice-president Bachmann.

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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 03:22:17 PM »
I'll always love the camp and self-loathing of The Boys in the Band. Plus the last half of the film is deliciously evil. I was quite happy when this finally came out on DVD three years ago almost 40 years after it was actually made.

original trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Zw4639Ztjs

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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2011, 03:29:37 PM »
Broke Back Mountain was waaay to depressing. May have been deep or whatever...wasn't an enjoyable viewing at all
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2011, 03:32:15 PM »
Broke Back Mountain was waaay to depressing. May have been deep or whatever...wasn't an enjoyable viewing at all

Broke Back Mountain was a Love Story, some folks got it, but others didn't   ;)

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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2011, 03:46:32 PM »
Broke Back Mountain was a Love Story, some folks got it, but others didn't   ;)

A love story with an awfully sad ending, catered for a largely straight audience to secretly feel fortunate that they don't have to live through what they saw but yet say they feel sorry for the characters. 
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 04:09:51 PM »
A love story with an awfully sad ending, catered for a largely straight audience to secretly feel fortunate that they don't have to live through what they saw but yet say they feel sorry for the characters. 

meh I really don't wanna get into what movies mean and what not, cuz there just that a movie entertainment, know any good Bollywood movies  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 04:13:31 PM »
Torch Song Trilogy

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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 04:18:00 PM »
Torch Song Trilogy

Broken Hearts Club (w/ Dean Cain)

Torch Song Trilogy good movie phil ;) the one w/ Dean Cain in it was that the one w/ Doris Roberts and she worked at an ASO ? my old-age memory of all these movies eludes me  ???
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2011, 04:18:13 PM »
meh I really don't wanna get into what movies mean and what not, cuz there just that a movie entertainment, know any good Bollywood movies  ;D

On HIV issues- Phir Milenge (We will meet again) and My Brother Nikhil are alright. Don't know if you can get them on DVD with subtitles.

On gay stuff, it is usually there as side stories in mainstream Bollywood movies. A recent movie that copied an earlier Hollywood one (don't know the name) was about 2 straight guys pretending to be gay lovers and move into a flat with a girl they both fall in love with (and she continues to think they are a gay couple). The movie is called Dostana (friendship).

The movie Fire (by Deepa Mehta) is about two Indian lesbians I think it came out in the early 2000's.  There are quite a few others that have explored the subject but they're usually screened at select venues and such.
        
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2011, 04:21:57 PM »
On HIV issues- Phir Milenge (We will meet again) and My Brother Nikhil are alright. Don't know if you can get them on DVD with subtitles.

On gay stuff, it is usually there as side stories in mainstream Bollywood movies. A recent movie that copied an earlier Hollywood one (don't know the name) was about 2 straight guys pretending to be gay lovers and move into a flat with a girl they both fall in love with (and she thinks continues to think they are a gay couple). The movie is called Dostana (friendship).

The movie Fire (by Deepa Mehta) is about two Indian lesbians I think it came out in the early 2000's.  There are quite a few others that have explored the subject but they're usually screened at select venues and such.
        

I just love all the dancing in those Bollywood movies very colorful and festive , but I guess those are the str8 one's huh? :D
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« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2011, 04:26:09 PM »
I just love all the dancing in those Bollywood movies very colorful and festive , but I guess those are the str8 one's huh? :D

No, they are for everyone. A Bollywood movie without song and dance is like sex without orgasm.
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« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2011, 04:36:09 PM »
No, they are for everyone. A Bollywood movie without song and dance is like sex without orgasm.

Yeah what I meant was, you really don't see any Hedras (transvestites) in any of those movies @ least not in a starting roll  ;)
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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2011, 04:53:47 PM »
But I'm a Cheerleader!

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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2011, 04:59:34 PM »
Trick was another fun movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqoYT-e8aN0&feature=related

Oh come on girl -- that's a really bad movie. The only redeeming part was the Columbian/Hungarian straight boy with large ears that played the gay stripper.

Also, Tori = Mess
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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2011, 05:05:33 PM »
But I'm a Cheerleader

Trailer.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_yjuTaRGx4


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« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2011, 05:09:13 PM »

Also, What was the name of that movie about the gay mormon who falls in love with a dude in Los angeles? Loved that one...I cried at the airport scene :'(

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« Reply #21 on: August 19, 2011, 05:13:16 PM »
Oh come on girl -- that's a really bad movie. The only redeeming part was the Columbian/Hungarian straight boy with large ears that played the gay stripper.

Also, Tori = Mess

Miss P agreed trick was a very bad movie, one of the worse gay movies I've ever seen  ??? I don't know of any gay men that really act that way, kinda like the A-list, ya'll know that show is BULLSHIT, that's way it called a reality show  :D
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« Reply #22 on: August 19, 2011, 05:18:12 PM »
The only redeeming part was the Columbian/Hungarian straight boy with large ears that played the gay stripper.

Also, Tori = Mess

Did he ever do another movie? More to the point, did he do one where he took his clothes off?

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« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2011, 05:19:35 PM »

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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2011, 05:30:06 PM »
Directors: Fassbinder, John Waters, Jack Smith, Almodovar
develop your "gay" taste with:  Billy Wilder, George Cukor, Murnau, von Sternberg, Mishima, Douglas Sirk, Andy Warhol, Cadinot ( :o)

Morocco
Killing of Sister George
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Crying Game
Torch Song
Paris is Burning
The Hunger
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence
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I watch lots of the gay "B movies" or low budget independents from all around the world.  Didn't we just have thread about these (who is making all this crap?).  Sometimes they are fun, or charming.

All the films listed above have stuff to think about or great performances, or amazing visual style, or laughs or tears, or fears, or a little bit of everything.  
 
Please suggest your funniest movies with gay themes or characters.  I could use a LAUGH!
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« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2011, 05:33:28 PM »
Miss P agreed trick was a very bad movie, one of the worse gay movies I've ever seen  ??? I don't know of any gay men that really act that way, kinda like the A-list, ya'll know that show is BULLSHIT, that's way it called a reality show  :D

I have yet to see A-List. My partner watches all those reality shows and said it was nothing special.

Speaking of bad, ever see Dante's Cove?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkEp78RS7MM&feature=relmfu


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« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2011, 05:44:05 PM »
I have yet to see A-List. My partner watches all those reality shows and said it was nothing special.

Speaking of bad, ever see Dante's Cove?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkEp78RS7MM&feature=relmfu



Ford if your anything like me,  a masculine gay man, then you won't like that show nothing but a bunch of nellie Queens that don't like each other, and NO, gay men don't really act like this, @ least none that I have ever known @ least out in public  :D
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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2011, 05:48:10 PM »
Another BAD movie......

ALL gay movies are BAD.  They are all usually nothing but a series of sterotypes and catch phrases strung together with horrible acting and even worse writing.   I've always wondered why the gays who are supposed to be so creative simply cannot make a quality movie.

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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2011, 05:52:57 PM »
Billy's hollywood screen kiss is also fun for some early sean hayes.

http://www.reelzchannel.com/trailer-clips/21580/billys-hollywood-screen-kiss-trailer/

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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2011, 05:54:20 PM »
ALL gay movies are BAD.  They are all usually nothing but a series of sterotypes and catch phrases strung together with horrible acting and even worse writing.   I've always wondered why the gays who are supposed to be so creative simply cannot make a quality movie.

You bring up a very interesting point, I've always wondered why , it really gives the GLBT community a very bad name...... they are all like the way Blacks were treated in movies, in the 50 & 60 it's really makes me mad, that gays are portrayed this way, kinda like were not good enough like are str8 counter parts are.....
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« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2011, 05:58:32 PM »
Ford if your anything like me,  a masculine gay man, then you won't like that show nothing but a bunch of nellie Queens that don't like each other, and NO, gay men don't really act like this, @ least none that I have ever known @ least out in public  :D

If they were normal no one would watch. Then again, people watch Big Brother, so what do I know.

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« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2011, 05:59:16 PM »
Actually some of the best gay movirs have been documentaries.  There was recently a documentary about the stonewall riots (cant remember the name).  It was really great.  We do better telling a story without all the flare.

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« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2011, 06:03:11 PM »
If they were normal no one would watch. Then again, people watch Big Brother, so what do I know.

like i said, if you like being around queens like that, and you look like you don't, so your not missing out on anything, it's just entertainment nothing more  ;D
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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2011, 06:05:23 PM »
Did he ever do another movie? More to the point, did he do one where he took his clothes off?

Like, duh

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0265252/

Oh, and extra credit with body hair
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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2011, 06:11:53 PM »
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« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2011, 06:12:25 PM »
Best gay movie ever:

Beautiful Thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r3e_vMwH8s


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« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2011, 06:28:28 PM »
MAURICE from E.M. Forster novel

EYES WIDE OPEN (Israeli)



WOW powerful movies Andy dam good Cinema  ;) saw both of them on Sundance...
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« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2011, 06:58:18 PM »
There is no uniform gay culture.  So there is no cohesive "gay cinema".  The b-movie or independent movie fluff. its really hit or miss and obviously one reason it is SO marginal is that there is little audience for stuff made with so little creativity or authenticity.
The nellies on A-list ARE gay men and the characters ARE pretty negative stereotypes but I don't think because they are nellies. Its because the concept is so shitty there are no grown up issues put into the narrative.
Queer as Fok was fun and pretty good representation of a certain slice of gay America (all white, not too poor, not too fucked up).

About the only time you will have great gay cinema is if there is real artist making the thing, so: Almodovar, Gus Van Zant, etc. or directors who were gay all through the history of cinema who put out amazing displays of a certain "gay" esthetic, if that exists, and I think it does.  Whether its melodrama, or comedy, noir, whatever.  But you won't often have an obvious "gay theme" but the film is representative of "gay culture".

All "gay movies" are not bad. THey are what they are.  Sometimes they can be cute or moving.  If its very independent or very low budget, you can't compare it to Almodovar (now) or big Hollywood productions.

Also, there are these tiny "gay movies" produced in every country that does cinema, it seems, so it can be a way to get a look at other lives, other cultures.

I just did a cycle of crappy cheap German "gay movies" and my German friends poo-poo'd them just like some of you are poo poo-ing the american ones.  But I thought one or two were watchable and interesting. 

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« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2011, 07:02:31 PM »
Christopher and His Kind:
True story based in 1931 Berlin.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1651062/ (CAREFUL! The IMDB summary is full of spoilers!  >:( )


Shelter:
When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0942384/

Summer Storm (DE: Sommersturm):
One boy falls in love with his best friend at a German summer camp.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0420206/ (Spoilers!)

Were the World Mine:
Gay-themed re-telling of my favorite Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night's Dream.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0476991/
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« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2011, 07:07:13 PM »
Best gay movie ever:

Beautiful Thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r3e_vMwH8s



Oh! I agree! I watched that movie a couple of years ago, it was great!
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« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2011, 07:09:47 PM »
OK, time to separate your delicates from the roughs and crank up your Maytags.

Here are two of my choices:

My Beautiful Laundrette - 1985
Dirty Laundry - 2006

Both films have good moments and tell their respective stories with hard and soft turns.

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« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2011, 07:12:19 PM »
You bring up a very interesting point, I've always wondered why , it really gives the GLBT community a very bad name...... they are all like the way Blacks were treated in movies, in the 50 & 60 it's really makes me mad, that gays are portrayed this way, kinda like were not good enough like are str8 counter parts are.....

You might want to check out the director's cut of Bear Cub (Cachorro). It is not as trite or "feel good" as the  trailer implies. The main character also happens to be HIV+.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ztzxkArZrU

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« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2011, 07:22:40 PM »
As for documentaries on "A List" gays, or related to gay culture:

Unzipped was made when Isaac Mizrahi was at the top of his game, pretty much A List, and its fascinating.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114805/

There are a number of good documentaries on Andy Warhol

Theres a good look at Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1003113/

I thought James Franco as Allen Ginsberg was watchable in Howl
http://www.imdb.com/character/ch0033478/

ditto for  Philip Seymour Hoffman as Capote
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0379725/

Lagerfeld got his own documentary a few years ago (meh but nice eye candy) and Joan Rivers one this year was fascinating (I know, not gay, but come on.)

So we don't need worry about the nellies on the frivolous A LIST NEW YORK representing gay a listers!

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« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2011, 07:26:45 PM »
You might want to check out the director's cut of Bear Cub (Cachorro). It is not as trite or "feel good" as the  trailer implies. The main character also happens to be HIV+.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ztzxkArZrU

Iv'e seen it, wasn't all that bad, I have Sundance & the Independent Film Channel on Direct TV.... but I forget which one I saw it on, might have been Showtime or Cinemax  ;) it had to be Sundance, cuz of the subtitles......
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« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2011, 07:38:26 PM »
As for documentaries on "A List" gays, or related to gay culture:



So we don't need worry about the nellies on the frivolous A LIST NEW YORK representing gay a listers!



Meech I didn't say I didn't like the A-list, but I can't stand that kinda company, every-time I do, I end up fighting some dude, that wants to kick the ass of the queens for acting like that, and I'm too old for that SHIT, I hated having to defend queens that acted that way, it's NO FUN when you have to fight off some str8 dude......over some BULLSHIT, and nobody else would help me...... don't get me wrong I love queens, but, I just don't like the bad trouble that it can bring, not everyone likes queens or gays..... now do u feel me ;)
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« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2011, 07:42:33 PM »
Oh yeah, and Interview with the Vampire
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« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2011, 07:46:35 PM »
LOL
well those are just "characters" on A list. Hopefully they will cut a bitch if need be and dont' need butch back up. Stonewall!
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« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2011, 07:58:49 PM »
LOL
well those are just "characters" on A list. Hopefully they will cut a bitch if need be and dont' need butch back up. Stonewall!

 :D well let's hope not, but I've seen all of this before, some guys you just can't take anywhere, only the ones that know how to act in public, and conduct themselves in a adult mature manner, I've known some queens  in my lifetime that just won't or cannot do THIS, so I would always AVOID them, if I didn't I had to get VERY BUTCH when the shit-hit-the-fan w/ some str8 dude that didn't like gays
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« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2011, 08:01:54 PM »
Bruce LaBruce - Hustler White. It's pretentious and explicit with lots of bad acting and bad camera work, lighting etc. and just weird,  but I like the underground and b-movie quality of it.

Clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukd_nEjKqZg


Edit to add favorite gay movie:
Maurice
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Rupert Graves in the role as Scudder ..mmm ... me like
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« Reply #50 on: August 19, 2011, 08:09:44 PM »
Bruce LaBruce - Hustler White. It's pretentious and explicit with lots of bad acting and bad camera work, lighting etc. and just weird,  but I like the underground and b-movie quality of it.

Clip:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukd_nEjKqZg


Edit to add favorite gay movie:
Maurice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qdhEu1ZAAw

Rupert Graves in the role as Scudder ..mmm ... me like


Now that's just disgraceful  :D :D :D :D
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« Reply #51 on: August 19, 2011, 08:19:13 PM »
Bruce la Bruce - acquired taste.  But he was in early on gay skins.

Raspberry Reich was a good concept.
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« Reply #52 on: August 19, 2011, 08:37:44 PM »
Also, What was the name of that movie about the gay mormon who falls in love with a dude in Los angeles? Loved that one...I cried at the airport scene :'(

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« Reply #53 on: August 19, 2011, 08:56:01 PM »
Speaking of gays and god.  Priest was pretty good.

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« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2011, 09:36:14 PM »
Angles in America
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« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2011, 10:09:37 PM »
The Birdcage  :D
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« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2011, 10:12:21 PM »
Angels in America was quite brilliant

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« Reply #57 on: August 20, 2011, 01:27:24 AM »
Elephant -- Gus Van Sant.

If, after watching that, you need to cleanse yourself try In the Gloaming.

Absolutely.  I have tried to find In the Gloaming on DVD for years.  I don't know if it was only available on VHS.


I don't agree with whoever it was that said that all gay-themed movies are bad.   Certainly about 80% (that I won't even mention) are really cheesy and fulla cliches, but there have been some gems.

My list of "favourite" films/TV Shows with a gay theme includes some good ones and some duds that I am not ashamed to love:

The best of the best:
- Paris Is Burning
- Velvet Goldmine
- Bent
- Wild Reeds
- Mullholland Drive
- The Celluloid Closet
- And The Band Played On
- The Boys In The Band
- Gods And Monsters
- All About My Mother
- Before Night Falls
- Mysterious Skin
- Boys Don't Cry
- Wigstock
- Edge of Seventeen
- Longtime Companion
- A Single Man
- Contracorriente (Undertow)
- Angels in America
- Tongues Untied
- Tipping The Velvet


Pretty Good:
- Cachorro (Bear Cub)
- Bad Education
- Brokeback Mountain
- Get Real
- Kissing Jessica Stein
- Making Love
- The Laramie Project
- Milk
- Monster
- The Event
- Summerstorm
- Philadelphia
- Maurice
- The Opposite of Sex
- Rent
- Urbania
- The Bubble
- Do Começo ao Fim (From Beginning to End)
- The Kids Are Alright
- Son frčre (His Brother)
- The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
- Torch Song
- When Love Comes
- The L Word
- Tarnation


Just OK:
- A Home At The End of The World
- It's My Party
- All Over The Guy
- Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
- Trick
- Flawless
- Normal
- Party Monster
- Shelter
- High Art
- Adventures of Felix
- To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
- Queer As Folk (US)


And these are the ones that I don't like.  They are rather crappy (I doubt anybody out there likes them at all):
- The 24th Day
- Circuit
- In & Out
- The Next Best Thing
- The Object of My Affection
- The Broken Hearts Club
- Latter Days
- Noah's Arc
- The Birdcage



And I am sure that I have missed many good ones.

Edit: Had to add 'Tongues Untied' and a couple others.
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« Reply #58 on: August 20, 2011, 02:27:04 AM »
Oh Yeah  ;D ;D

My Beautiful Laundrette

Angels in America

Latter Days

An Interview with a Vampire

Agree!

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« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2011, 02:56:52 AM »
"He-Man, Masters of the Universe"- The Gayest Cartoons in History.   ;)

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« Reply #60 on: August 20, 2011, 07:23:13 AM »
Those are good lists Rev Moon thanks!
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« Reply #61 on: August 20, 2011, 12:21:14 PM »
The best of the best:
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- Mullholland Drive
- The Celluloid Closet
- And The Band Played On
- The Boys In The Band
- Longtime Companion


Pretty Good:
- Brokeback Mountain
- Making Love
- The Laramie Project
- Milk
- Philadelphia
- Rent


Just OK:
- To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar


And these are the ones that I don't like.  They are rather crappy (I doubt anybody out there likes them at all):
- Circuit
- In & Out
- The Next Best Thing
- The Broken Hearts Club
- Noah's Arc
- The Birdcage



And I am sure that I have missed many good ones.



How could you not have Torch Song on there?   ??? ----- I quoted the ones from your list that I have seen - looks like I have a lot of catching up to do.
I actually liked Broken Hearts Club --- it was cute, funny, and had elements that sparked of reality.

Den: I think it was the one with Doris Roberts working at the ASO,  It also had Timothy Olyphant- here is the IMDB link (for those that haven't seen it, check it out, and let me know what you think) - I thought it was a good gay comedy that reflected the stuggles and cynicism of finding "love" and a relationship in the gay world.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0222850/

Another good movie with a gay/HIV-AIDS theme was Longtime Companion (which Rev has on his list)-

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0100049/
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« Reply #62 on: August 20, 2011, 12:43:20 PM »
How could you not have Torch Song on there?   ??? ----- I quoted the ones from your list that I have seen - looks like I have a lot of catching up to do.
I actually liked Broken Hearts Club --- it was cute, funny, and had elements that sparked of reality.


Hmmm... I missed Torch Song.  Just added it to my Pretty (Damn) Good list.

As far as Broken Hearts Club goes I just found it a bit trite.  The acting was crappy.  I think I just hate everything with Dean Cain on it.  For a relatively "mainstream" Hollywood film I will give it some credit --for not being the typical tragedy about AIDS, dumb coming out of the closet story, or melodrama fulla suicidal queens.    I may watch it on Netflix again just to see if my opinion changes now that I'm a bit older and less bitter  ::).

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« Reply #63 on: August 20, 2011, 12:50:21 PM »
Hmmm... I missed Torch Song.  Just added it to my Pretty (Damn) Good list.

As far as Broken Hearts Club goes I just found it a bit trite.  The acting was crappy.  I think I just hate everything with Dean Cain on it.  For a relatively "mainstream" Hollywood film I will give it some credit --for not being the typical tragedy about AIDS, dumb coming out of the closet story, or melodrama fulla suicidal queens.    I may watch it on Netflix again just to see if my opinion changes now that I'm a bit older and less bitter  ::).



Well, you definitely gave me a lot of viewing to do over the next few weeks..... I may have to renew my netflix - they pissed me off when they changed their plans and prices - so I had to "punish" them for a minute by cancelling my membership.   ;D
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« Reply #64 on: August 20, 2011, 12:52:40 PM »
Well, you definitely gave me a lot of viewing to do over the next few weeks..... I may have to renew my netflix - they pissed me off when they changed their plans and prices - so I had to "punish" them for a minute by cancelling my membership.   ;D

Oh crap... That reminds me that I haven't sent those two DVDs back to them.  I switched to their "stream-only" plan as I refuse to pay them twice as much.  They probably billed me for the movies already (and they were rather shitty nonetheless).
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« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2011, 12:56:33 PM »

As far as Broken Hearts Club goes I just found it a bit trite.  The acting was crappy.  I think I just hate everything with Dean Cain on it.  For a relatively "mainstream" Hollywood film I will give it some credit --for not being the typical tragedy about AIDS, dumb coming out of the closet story, or melodrama fulla suicidal queens.    I may watch it on Netflix again just to see if my opinion changes now that I'm a bit older and less bitter  ::).


I'll second the triteness of this gay abomination and highly recommend resisting a second viewing.

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« Reply #66 on: August 20, 2011, 01:26:10 PM »
Taxi zum Klo (taxi to the toilet), written, directed and starring Frank Ripploh, is a German, importantly pre-HIV film, and by far my fave queer film after everything by Jarman. and My Beautiful Launderette.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081606/

The scene where he has hepatitis and gets a taxi from the hospital to go cruising is acute, painful, poignant and priceless.

It's also a very funny film.

Just be remastered and rereleased. Has a seqel, Taxi nach Kairo, but never seen it or found it on DVD or download. Probably not as good.

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« Reply #67 on: August 20, 2011, 03:50:17 PM »
Taxi zum Klo (taxi to the toilet), written, directed and starring Frank Ripploh, is a German, importantly pre-HIV film, and by far my fave queer film after everything by Jarman. and My Beautiful Launderette.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081606/

The scene where he has hepatitis and gets a taxi from the hospital to go cruising is acute, painful, poignant and priceless.

It's also a very funny film.

Just be remastered and rereleased. Has a seqel, Taxi nach Kairo, but never seen it or found it on DVD or download. Probably not as good.

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Sounds like something I would enjoy watching ..   :D
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« Reply #68 on: August 20, 2011, 07:27:05 PM »
I saw that movie when it came out and thought it was so fucking graphic and true about the drive to CRUISE... and I had only just got started....
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« Reply #69 on: August 21, 2011, 10:45:42 AM »
Sounds like something I would enjoy watching ..   :D

Not me, that movie very depressing  ???   this one is a lot fun less depressing  :D Outrageous!  if your like Drag Queens that is  ;D

Outrageous! (1977)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076513/
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« Reply #70 on: August 21, 2011, 10:59:42 AM »
Elephant -- Gus Van Sant.

If, after watching that, you need to cleanse yourself try In the Gloaming.

It all balances out. :)

MtD

A good double feature that balances each other out:

Taxi Zum Klo & Beautiful Thing

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« Reply #71 on: August 21, 2011, 11:08:54 AM »
Best gay movie ever:

Beautiful Thing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r3e_vMwH8s



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« Reply #72 on: August 21, 2011, 01:53:05 PM »
Vossi and Jagger
Any Derik Jarman film
Any Pedro Almodovar film   Volvar I think is one of the best pregnant nun with aids films I,ve seen
Beyond Eden
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« Reply #73 on: August 21, 2011, 04:54:41 PM »
Not me, that movie very depressing  ???   this one is a lot fun less depressing  :D Outrageous!  if your like Drag Queens that is  ;D

Outrageous! (1977)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076513/

.. or maby balance Taxi Zum Klo with another german gay-movie: Der bewegte man (eng. title: Maybe, maybe not), written by Ralf König(*), starring the very handsome Til Schweiger :P It's such a funny and charming movie. A comedy really. Trailer link (in German - couldn't find one in english)

(*) Quite famous cartoonist and writer etc. who draws hillarious and spot-on gay-cartoons... plase, try a google image search on Ralf König, although I don't know if his work has been translated to english.
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Re: Movies on homosexual issues / gay culture
« Reply #74 on: August 21, 2011, 05:08:19 PM »
I highly recommend this film if anyone hasn't seen it yet.

Yes, wonderful film
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« Reply #75 on: August 22, 2011, 01:26:52 AM »
Broke Back Mountain was a Love Story, some folks got it, but others didn't   ;)



I always thought that BBM was rape pr0n for gay rednecks.

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« Reply #76 on: August 22, 2011, 06:57:07 AM »
Agree about Taxi zum Klo Matt and Meech very sad and funny .The scene off Frank in the playground in belly dancer drag always makes me chuckle, and sitting on the toilet marking papers.
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« Reply #77 on: August 23, 2011, 04:46:23 AM »
Les chansons d'amour - (Love Songs). http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0996605/

Don't let the fact that it's a musical put you off... or that it is in French... or that it's a love film. I don't like any of these genres but this movie draws you in. Absolutely amazing.

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« Reply #78 on: August 24, 2011, 12:37:30 PM »
After watching Taxi zum Klo I felt almost as depressed like I did after watching Christiane F. The guy in TZK is on a deroute of self destruction, albeit on another level than the drug addicted Christiane F, but still equally depressing to watch.

Though not gay culture realted, it's still a good film to watch - not for squirmy queens  ;)
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Re: Movies on homosexual issues / gay culture
« Reply #79 on: August 27, 2011, 11:44:45 PM »
I don't know if I have any particular movie that I would call as my favourite.
I think this would be a good thread to go back to.. if I am in a mood for a good gay movie which is often :) Actually, the selection seems like is quite long which is good, more choices!!

 


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