GAY THEMED MOVIES
The movies on this page have a gay theme to them but are not pornographic though some of them may have sexual scenes.
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|Adam & Steve
2005 - After getting together for a calamitous one-night stand in the 1980s, single gays Adam and Steve don't see each other again until they cross paths 17 years later. Amazingly, it takes a year of dating for them to realize they've already met.
Cast: Craig Chester, Malcolm Gets, Parker Posey, Chris Kattan, Kristen Schaal, Julie Hagerty, Paul Sand, Noah Segan, Sally Kirkland, Kent Fuher
|All Over the Guy
2001 - Striking a healthy, loving balance in a relationship is no easy trick, no matter what your sexual orientation. For Eli and Tom, a set-up first date goes horribly awry. But when they meet again later, without any pressure, a connection is made.
Cast: Dan Bucatinsky, Richard Ruccolo, Sasha Alexander, Adam Goldberg, Andrea Martin, Joanna Kerns, Christina Ricci, Lisa Kudrow, Doris Roberts
2005 - This fantasy comedy stars J. Andrew Keitch as a gay man who returns to high school and learns that being part of the in crowd isn't all it's cracked up to be. At 40, single Brad Jenkins (Keitch) feels like a loser -- till he's magically transported back to high school, where nearly all the students are now homosexual. Brad dates the hot jock (Tim Hammer), but everything changes when Brad's best pal (Joan Lauckner) arrives on the scene.
Cast: J. Andrew Keitch, Joan Lauckner, Tim Hammer
|Another Gay Movie
2006 - Studly Jarod, nerdy Griff, flamboyant Nico and innocent Andy all want the same thing -- to lose their virginity -- and they'll paint the town lavender to do so in this gay take on the teen comedy genre that's filled with naughty gags aplenty.
Cast: Graham Norton, Jonah Blechman, Jonathan Chase, Mitch Morris, Ashlie Atkinson, Scott Thompson, Stephanie
McVay, John Epperson
|As Good as It Gets
1997 - Chronic grouch and acerbic author Melvin Udall lives in an obsessive-compulsive fog, rigidly following his daily routine -- till he's reluctantly drawn into the lives of stressed-out single mom Carol Connelly, gay neighbor Simon Bishop and his dog.
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight, Yeardley Smith, Lupe Ontiveros
|Bedrooms and Hallways
1998 - To help himself get over his many failed relationships, gay Leo enters group therapy, where he comes clean about his feelings for a straight member of the group -- a situation that's further complicated when Leo's high school sweetheart shows up.
Cast: Kevin McKidd, Julie Graham, Simon Callow, Con O'Neill, Harriet Walter, Christopher Fulford, James Purefoy, Jennifer Ehle, Tom Hollander, Hugo Weaving, Paul Higgins
1997 - In this laugh-out-loud comedy, mild-mannered homosexual Matt Grabowski -- who's tired of being a pushover -- enrolls in an assertiveness-training course conducted by brash dominatrix Samantha Rottweiler.
Cast: Judy Tenuta, Paul Denniston, Jason Teresi, Jordan Roberts, Bill Ingraham, Jon Kimlicko, Eric Aviles, Alan Ball, Kate Barnett, Stephanine Ferrell
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|Chicken Tikka Masala
2005 - When Jimi Chopra's loving parents announce an arranged marriage for their only son, they're unaware that Jimi's best friend, Jack, is actually his lover. Unable to tell his parents, Jimi cooks up an elaborate lie that's spicier than the truth.
Cast: Chris Bisson, Saeed Jaffrey, Sally Bankes, Peter Ash, Zohra Sehgal, Shobu Kapoor, Jinder Mahal, Jamila
Massey, Sushil Chudasama, Katy Clayton, Louisa Eyo
2006 - When Todd (Jonathan Bray) shows up at a coffee shop to meet his blind date, Kelly, he's shocked to discover that she is actually a he (Wilson Cruz). But the joke's on the person who set them up -- Todd's brother, Barry (Jonathan Silverman) -- when they pretend they're an actual couple. Soon enough, Todd's mom (Sally Kirkland) is joining a pro-gay organization and embracing her son's newfound "homosexuality."
Cast: Jonathan Silverman, Jason Stuart, Sally Kirkland, Deborah Gibson, Elaine Hendrix, Wilson Cruz, Jonathan
|Cowboys & Angels
2003 - A shy 20-something who longs to attend art school and become an illustrator finds an apartment in Limerick with a flamboyant flatmate -- a gay fashion-design student who works wonders in pulling him out of his shell via a "mahvelous" makeover.
Cast: Michael Legge, Allen Leech , Amy Shiels, David Murray, Frank Kelly, Colm Coogan, Sean Power, Alvaro Lucchesi, Frank Coughlan, Nigel Mercier
|Cut Sleeve Boys
2007 - Shocked by the premature death of a closeted former classmate, two gay friends, Mel (Steven Lim) and Ash (Chowee Leow) are forced to reexamine the state of their own lives and ponder what the future holds. Troubled by the idea of growing old alone, the pair embarks on a quest to find love and happiness with the dream men they're sure await them both. Writer-director Ray Yeung's outrageous comedy also stars Gareth Rhys Davis and Neil Collie.
Cast: Chowee Leow, Neil Collie, Gareth Rhys Davis, Steven Lim, Mark Hampton, Paul Cox, Michelle Lee
|Death at a Funeral
2007 - In this black comedy from director Frank Oz, the funeral for the patriarch of a wealthy but eccentric British clan is turned topsy-turvy when a stranger appears, claiming to be the dead man's gay lover.
Cast: Matthew Macfadyen, Keeley Hawes, Andy Nyman, Ewen Bremner, Daisy Donovan, Alan Tudyk, Jane Asher, Kris
Marshall, Rupert Graves, Peter Vaughan, Peter Dinklage, Peter Egan
2004 - A closeted gay high schooler on the verge of college lets it all hang out in this witty tale. After hiding his feelings forever, Dorian can't wait to move to New York City, but before he leaves, something inside him snaps.
Cast: Michael McMillian, Lea Coco, Steven C. Fletcher, Mo Quigley, Austin Basis, Ryan Kelly Berkowitz, Chris Dallman, Carl Dana, Leslie Elliard, Sian Heder
1999 - Homophobic Walt Koontz suffers a debilitating stroke and must take therapeutic singing lessons for his paralyzed larynx. But his teacher happens to be his neighbor, a florid drag queen who despises bigoted straight people.
Cast: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer, Skipp Sudduth, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Nashom Benjamin, Scott Allen Cooper, Rory Cochrane, Daphne Rubin-Vega
|Friends and Family
2001 - Stephen and Danny must hide the truth from Stephen's parents: that they work as enforcers for a mafia family. Stephen's parents decide to pay a surprise visit -- sending the couple into a panic.
Cast: Greg Lauren, Christopher Gartin, Tony Lo Bianco, Tovah Feldshuh, Rebecca Creskoff, Beth Fowler, Edward
Hibbert, Meshach Taylor, Brian Lane Green, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Louis Zorich, Frank Pellegrino, Patrick
Collins, Allison Mackie, Bruce Winant, Max Chalawsky, Garry Pastore
|Get Your Stuff
2000 - Wealthy couple Phil (Cameron Watson) and Eric (Anthony Meindl) have everything -- except a child. They turn to child services worker Gloria (Kimberly Scott) for help, and she convinces them to take in two troublemaking brothers for "just one night." Of course, one night turns into many, and the couple gets a firsthand glimpse at the realities of parenting. Then the boys' drug-addicted prostitute mother shows up to collect her kids ...
Cast: Cameron Watson, Anthony Meindl, Elaine Hendrix, Kimberly Scott, Lisa Ann Walter, Jim J. Bullock, Grady Hutt, Blayn Barbosa, Kelly Packard, Patience Cleveland
|Guys and Balls
AKA: Manner wie wir
2006 - When the guys on Ecki's soccer team find out that he's gay, they kick him off the squad. Determined to best his old teammates, Ecki rounds up a group of gay players -- but they'll need a lot of work to win the big game.
Cast: Maximilian Brückner, Lisa Maria Potthoff, Dietmar Bar, Saskia Vester, Rolf Zacher, Mariele Millowitsch, David Rott, Christian Berkel, Charly Hübner, Markus John
1999 - Five gay men look for friendship and love -- or least a night of fun -- in this racy ensemble comedy about two interconnected love triangles set in San Francisco's famous Castro district. Steven (Adam Gavzer) has eyes only for Blair (Jud Parker), but Blair wants to play the field. Meanwhile, Manny (Alberto Rosas) wants Aaron (Zeke Wheeler) to forget about his commitment to long-distance boyfriend Noel (Andrew Ableson).
Cast: Adam Gavzer, Robert Hampton, Tom McCann, Jud Parker, Alberto Rosas, Zeke Wheeler, Andrew Ableson
|I Now Pronounce You Chuck and
2007 - Chuck and Larry are guy's guys, loyal to the core -- which is why when widower Larry asks Chuck to pose as his gay lover so he can get domestic partner benefits for his kids, his buddy agrees. Yet things get dicey when a bureaucrat comes calling.
Cast: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Jessica Biel, Dan Aykroyd, Steve Buscemi, Nicholas Turturro, Ving Rhames, Rob
Schneider, Allen Covert, Rachel Dratch, Richard Chamberlain, Lance Bass
|It's in the Water
1998 - A new AIDS hospice sends a tiny Southern town into a hysterical homophobic frenzy, and the locals start heeding rumors that the facility has tainted the town's water supply with something that "turns" people gay. Caught in the middle is harried wife Alex Stratton (Keri Jo Chapman), whose fling with high school pal Grace sets off more chain reactions in this indie comedy, a winner at the 1997 Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Festival.
Cast: Keri Jo Chapman, Teresa Garrett, Derrick Sanders, Timothy Vahle, Barbara Lasater, John Hallium, Beverly May, Mattew S. Tompkins
1995 - In this comedy adapted from Paul Rudnick's off-Broadway hit play, a young, gay actor/waiter (Steven Weber) finds "Mr. Right" after becoming celibate -- a move inspired by his fear of AIDS. Struggling with the notion of commitment after learning his perfect mate is HIV positive, he relies on his best friend (Patrick Stewart, as an interior decorator), and a hilariously lascivious priest (Nathan Lane) to help him find the way.
Cast: Steven Weber, Patrick Stewart, Peter Jacobson, Sigourney Weaver, Michael T. Weiss, Robert Klein, Tom Cayler, Christine Baranski, Nathan Lane, Kathy Najimy, Bryan Batt, Victor Garber, Debra Monk, Jeffrey Ross, Peter Maloney, Olympia Dukakis, Marylouise Burke, Alice Drummond, Henry Stram, Kevin Nealon
|Just One Time
2000 - A young woman (Joelle Carter) agrees to fulfill her fiancé's (Lane Janger) fantasy of inviting another woman to their bedroom. That is, if he agrees to also bring home another man. When the fantasy becomes reality, the couple find themselves with new friends ... and complications. This well-received indie drama from director and star Janger features realistic characters and loads of humor.
Cast: Lane Janger, Joelle Carter, Guillermo Díaz, David Lee Russek, Jennifer Esposito
2005 - After inheriting a shoe factory, Charlie Price aims to take the fashion world by storm with help from a flashy cabaret dancer named Lola, who helps him design a racy line of men's boots.
Cast: Joel Edgerton, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sarah-Jane Potts, Nick Frost, Linda Bassett, Jemima Rooper, Robert Pugh,
Ewan Hooper, Stephen Marcus, Mona Hammond
|Kiss Me Guido
1997 - Aspiring actor Frankie is a macho, homophobic Italian-American from the Bronx who moves in with Warren, a gay actor. After Warren gets injured, Frankie has the chance to take his place on stage -- but only if he can play a gay man in a kissing scene.
Cast: Nick Scotti, Anthony Barille, Anthony DeSando, Craig Chester, Domenick Lombardozzi, Molly Price,
Christopher Lawford, David Deblinger, John Tormey, Antonia Rey, Jennifer Esposito
|Lie Down with Dogs
1995 - Director and screenwriter Wally White leads the viewer through a carefree vacation in Provincetown, Mass. White plays Tommie, a boisterous New Yorker who's hoping to spend a summer free of sexual hang-ups as the "houseboy" for a man he hopes to find in the Cape Cod tourist trap. The movie is mainly a collection of White's various sexual trysts (which are fun, but not in the least bit graphic) and his witty asides to the camera.
Cast: Wally White, Bash Halow, James Sexton, Darren Dryden, Randy Becker, Wendy Adams, Michel Richoz, Martha J. Cooney, Ty-Ranne Grimstad
|Love! Valour! Compassion!
1997 - Eight gay Manhattanites meet at a picturesque lakeside country getaway in Dutchess County, N.Y., to reminiscence about life, share stories, reveal fears about commitment and discuss the omnipresent specter of AIDS. Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld") stars as Buzz Hauser in this big-screen adaptation of playwright Terrence McNally's Broadway hit that spans three summer holidays: Memorial Day, the Fourth of July and Labor Day.
Cast: Jason Alexander, Stephen Spinella, Stephen Bogardus, Randy Becker, John Benjamin Hickey, Justin Kirk, John Glover
|Nine Dead Gay Guys
2003 - Two young Irishmen (Brendan Mackey, Glen Mulhern) fresh off the boat from Dublin try to earn a little "scratch" by becoming gigolos for London's gay community -- but they become concerned when one of their clients dies during a sexual act. The lads find that it's just the beginning of a spree that will end up with all nine of their clients dead. Pish-posh, that's of small concern as they search the city for a legendary bed of cash.
Cast: Glen Mulhern, Brendan Mackey, Simon Godley, Steven Berkoff, Raymond Griffiths, Fish, Karen Sharman, Vas Blackwood, Steven Woodhouse, Abdala Keserwani, Adrian Bouchet, Michael Praed
2001 - Dale Spitler, excellently played by the adorable Nathan Sexton, is a small town gay boy who hasn't had much of a chance to take his intense adolescent sexual fantasies and turn them into reality. His weekends are spent babysitting for 9 year-old Dustine, who has a remarkably morbid sense of humor (she plays dead a lot). Dustine's mom Darlene is a trailer park slut, but Dustine isn't really Darlene's kid anyway - her first husband left her behind! You get the picture –it’s a typical day in rural America until Dale's best friend Violet (Frank Zappa’s daughter Diva) has a freak accident and blows up the wrestling star Raymond's pickup. She run's to Darlene's trailer - fetches Dale and Dustine and off they go on an evening's adventure that will bring new meaning to the word kinky. Dale has always lusted after Raymond - he was jerking off to his yearbook photo earlier that evening - so when this gorgeous, muscular, smooth body presents itself he just can't resist - so what if he's dead!
Cast: Nathan Sexton, Jason Hall, Diva Zappa
2004 - When Mary, a devout senior at a Christian high school, accidentally gets pregnant, she starts to see her peers and her faith in a whole new way in this darkly comic coming-of-age story that was produced by R.E.M. front man Michael Stipe.
Cast: Mandy Moore, Jena Malone, Macaulay Culkin, Patrick Fugit, Heather Matarazzo, Eva Amurri Martino , Chad Faust, Elizabeth Thai, Mary-Louise Parker, Martin Donovan
2006 - Disheartened when his godson moves away, gay artist Paul (Peter Paige) visits the local playground hoping to develop a substitute friendship with the neighborhood children -- until a paranoid mom makes him the town target in this hysterical comedy of errors. Threatened by the presence of this lurking man without a child, Maggie Butler (Kathy Najimy) leads a flock of frenzied parents in a revolt against poor, harmless Paul.
Cast: Kathy Najimy, Melanie Lynskey, Lisa Edelstein, Peter Paige, Anthony Clark, Gabrielle Union, Jim Ortlieb, Patrick Dizney, Katie O'Grady, Ayanna Berkshire, Don Adler
|Scenes of a Sexual Nature
2006 - The aspects of love play out against the splendor of Hampstead Heath in this provocative meditation on sex and relationships from BAFTA-nominated director Ed Blum. On a perfectly sunny afternoon, seven couples go through the motions of everyday living and loving, including two gay men grappling with fatherhood and an aging husband and wife reflecting on their past loves. Ewan McGregor and Eileen Atkins head a star-studded ensemble cast.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Tom Hardy, Douglas Hodge, Andrew Lincoln, Ewan McGregor, Nicholas Sidi, Mark Strong, Benjamin Whitrow, Eileen Atkins, Adrian Lester, Sophie Okonedo, Catherine Tate, Stephen Samson, Gina McKee, Holly Aird, Eglantine Rembauville-Nicolle, Polly Walker
|Something for Everyone
AKA: Black Flowers for the Bride UK / Corrupción de una familia Spain / Diabólicos Sedutores Brazil / The Cook UK (working title) / The Rook (undefined)
1970 - Angela at her Best, Michael York at his most interesting. Konrad, a handsome country boy in post-war Austria, charms his way into a butler position at the castle of a widowed countess that lost her fortune. Before long the opportunistic boy is running the entire household. As he starts affairs with both the countess's son and the daughter of a whealthy businessman, the idea grows to get his two lovers to marry each other and make the house rich again.
Cast: Angela Lansbury, Michael York, Anthony Higgins, Heidelinde Weis, Jane Carr, Eva Maria Meineke, John Gill, Wolfried Lier, Klaus Havenstein, Walter Janssen, Erik Jelde, Despo Diamantidou, Enzi Fuchs, Erland Erlandsen, Hans Pössenbacher
2006 - This film is about an upside down world, where being homosexual is considered "normal" and heterosexual is considered "not normal".
Somewhere in Greece everyone is gay…everyone that is except for Yiannis. When his two dads discover some straight porn in his drawer their spicions are aroused that their handsome son, who doesn’t have a boyfriend, is secretly straight. It turns out that Yiannis is in love with his co-worker Sofia. The only complication is that she has a girlfriend, Zeta, whom she loves. Yiannis is left to pine for Sofia and attend underground “straight bars” with like-minded people. His dads have their own problems as one of them is having an affair right under his husband’s nose. Straight Story is a look at what the world would be like if the tables were turned and being straight was considered to be outside the mainstream.
Cast: Anthimos Ananiadis, Thodoris Atheridis, Christos Hatzipanayotis, Vladimiros Kiriakidis, Elissavet Konstantinidou, Meni Konstantinidou, Kanellina Menouti, Christina Mitropoulou, Efi Mouriki, Alekos Sissovitis, Christos Yannaris
|The Adventures of Priscilla,
Queen of the Desert
1994 - Invited to perform at a casino in remote Alice Springs, Australia, drag queens Mitzi (Hugo Weaving) and Felicia (Guy Pearce) and transsexual Bernadette (Terence Stamp) hit the road in a broken-down lavender bus named Priscilla in this campy comedy classic. Along the way, the friends change into their most outrageous costumes and lip-synch disco tunes -- including plenty of ABBA -- for the outback's befuddled locals.
Cast: Terence Stamp, Guy Pearce, Hugo Weaving, Bill Hunter, Rebel Penfold-Russell, John Casey, June Marie Bennett, Murray Davies, Frank Cornelius, Bob Boyce, Leighton Picken, Maria Kmet, Joseph Kmet, Alan Dargin, Julia Cortez
|The Art of Being Straight
2008 - After leaving his girlfriend behind in New York and moving to Los Angeles, Jon (writer-director Jesse Rosen) settles into a new living arrangement with an old college pal and explores his curiosity for the same sex by cashing in on come-ons from his boss (Johnny Ray). Meanwhile, Jon's lesbian friend Maddy (Rachel Castillo) has a confusing crush on the cute guy who lives next door (Pete Scherer) in this comedic drama.
Cast: Jesse Rosen, Jared Grey, Rachel Castillo, Johnny Ray, Emilia Richeson, Jesse Janzen, Tyler Jenich, Bryan McGowan, Anne Reeder, Dana May Salah, Pete Scherer
1996 - Longtime lovers Armand and Albert own a Miami drag club, but when Armand's son announces his intent to marry the daughter of a stuffy U.S. senator, the gay couple feels compelled to pass themselves off as a "normal" family in this wild farce.
Cast: Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski, Tom McGowan, Grant Heslov
AKA: La Placard
2000 - A milquetoast accountant (Daniel Auteuil) is about to get fired from his job for literally being a bore. But at the last minute, a helpful neighbor (Michel Aumont) concocts a "new life" for him as an out-of-the-closet (read: intriguing) homosexual, and suddenly everything changes. Gérard Depardieu co-stars as a homophobic officemate who might be masking a few feelings of his own in writer-director Francis Veber's foreign language comedy.
Cast: Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, Thierry Lhermitte, Michèle Laroque, Michel Aumont, Jean Rochefort, Stanislas Crevillen
|The History Boys
2006 - Nicholas Hytner, Richard Griffiths and Frances de la Tour reprise their Tony-winning roles in this engaging film version of Alan Bennett's play, chronicling a rowdy group of boys on their way to higher education. On a quest to attend either Oxford or Cambridge, the teens grapple with the intricacies of university entrance exams and admissions, ultimately learning as much about the education system as they do about academics.
Cast: Samuel Barnett, Stephen Campbell Moore, James Corden, Frances de la Tour, Andrew Knott, Georgia Taylor, Russell Tovey, Penelope Wilton, Richard Griffiths
|The Mostly Unfabulous Social
Life of Ethan Green
2006 - Ethan Green has no problem finding guys who want to sleep with him or even date him, but finding someone to settle down with is another story. Given three choices, will he find a Mr. Right, or is he destined to have an unfabulous existence?
Cast: Meredith Baxter, Daniel Letterle, David Monahan, Diego Serrano, Dean Shelton, Rebecca Lowman, Joel Brooks, Richard Riehle, Shanola Hampton, Scott Atkinson, Ramon De Ocampo, Mariah Bess, Boti Bliss
|The Sum of Us
1994 - In this Australian comedy based on David Stevens's stage play, Jeff (Russell Crowe) is a young gay man living with his widowed father, Harry (Jack Thompson). Although Harry has always accepted the fact that his son is openly gay, his acceptance is challenged. Jeff brings home a potential lover one night, and in turn, when Harry gets involved with Joyce, a divorcée he met through a dating service, she and Jeff can't see eye-to-eye.
Cast: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy, Joss Moroney, Mitch Matthews, Julie Herbert, Des James, Rebekah Elmaloglou
|The Wedding Banquet
1993 - This lyrical film by Ang Lee dares to expand the definition of love. Wei Tong (Winston Chao) is a successful Manhattan businessman enjoying a thriving relationship with his live-in lover, Simon (Mitchell Lichtenstein). Life is perfect, except his parents don't know he's gay. So, when they decide to visit from Taiwan, he asks his tenant, Wei Wei (May Chin), for help. She agrees to pose as his fiancée -- a plan that goes a little too far.
Cast: Mitchell Lichtenstein, Jeanne Kuo Chang, Winston Chao, Paul Chen, May Chin, Chung-Wei Chou, Yun Chung, Ho-Mean Fu
|The Young, the Gay and the
2006 - In this campy comedy teeming with drama queens and soap opera satire, grasping friends and deceitful relatives target rich diva Victoria Gaylord after learning that she has an incurable illness. Unaware that her backstabbing loved ones plan to take over her estate and her fortune, Victoria invites them to share her remaining days. Joe Haggerty, Holly Karrol Clark, Caleb Campbell, Buck Davis and Damien Christopher also star.
Cast: Caleb Campbell, Damien Christopher, Holly Karrol Clark, Buck Davis, Jeremy Dubois, Ms. Elliott, Joe Haggerty, Kerry Liu, Justin Marchert, Chris Brown
1994 - When a computer error lands Stuart, Eddy and a pretty girl named Alex in the same dorm room for the semester, things heat up in a hurry. Alex likes the shy, sensitive Eddy. But Eddy thinks he's gay and has feelings for Stuart.
Cast: Lara Flynn Boyle, Stephen Baldwin, Josh Charles, Alexis Arquette, Martha Gehman, Mark Arnold, Michele Matheson
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2000 - In 1970s Sweden, abused wife Elisabeth (Lisa Lindgren) leaves her husband (Michael Nyqvist) and takes the couple's daughter and son to live with her brother Göran (Gustav Hammarsten), who runs a crowded commune in a small house where just about anything goes. The largely leftist group living in the commune shares household chores -- and occasionally bedroom arrangements -- in this film about the last gasp of free living and free love in Sweden.
Cast: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel, Gustav Hammarsten
|Touch of Pink
2004 - Alim (Jimi Mistry) moves from Canada to London so he can be out and proud without worrying about what his conservative mother, Nuru (Suleka Mathew), will think. There, he lives a carefree life with his boyfriend, Giles (Kristen Holden-Ried) ... until his mother announces she's coming for a visit. Alim's forced to hide any evidence that he's dating a white man instead of the nice Muslim girl his mother dreams of.
Cast: Jimi Mistry, Kyle MacLachlan, Suleka Mathew, Kristen Holden-Ried, Veena Sood, Brian George, Liisa Repo-Martell, Raoul Bhaneja, Malika Mendez, Linda Thorson
2005 - Bree gets the shock of her life a week before her final sex change surgery when she learns that she has a son. After bailing him out of jail, the two set out on a cross-country journey riddled with road bumps.
Cast: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Elizabeth Peña, Graham Greene, Burt Young, Carrie Preston, Calpernia Addams, Paul Borghese, Richard Poe, Grant Monohon
1999 - Christian Campbell stars as Gabriel, a disconsolate, aspiring, gay Broadway songwriter who hits the club scene to forget his troubles and gets more than he bargained for. Heading home on the subway, he runs into Mark (Jean Paul Pitoc), one of the club's muscle-bound dancers. Mutually intent on a one-night stand, the two try to get jiggy, only to be foiled by visitors, roommates, pets, et al. Along the way, lust gives way to emotional bonding.
Cast: Christian Campbell, Tori Spelling, John Paul Pitoc, Brad Beyer, Lacey Kohl, Abbey Hope, Becky Caldwell, Will Keenan, Joey Dedio
2004 - Within 24 hours at a sleepy Nova Scotia community, a town scandal looms on the horizon; a store clerk repeatedly attempts suicide (even as a handyman repeatedly interrupts him); and an uptight real estate agent drifts apart from her husband, a cop.
Cast: James Allodi, Maury Chaykin, Paul Gross, Rebecca Jenkins, Sandra Oh, Ellen Page, Callum Keith Rennie, Daniel MacIvor, Susannah Hoffman
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1996 - The iconoclastic, underachieving denizens of a southeast London apartment building get an emotional wake-up call when two teenage boys -- next-door neighbors Jamie (Glen Berry) and Ste (Scott Neal) -- unexpectedly fall in love. This moving slice of affecting kitchen-sink realism from Britain's esteemed Channel Four Films is adapted from the hit West End play penned by Jonathan Harvey, who also directs.
Cast: Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Linda Henry, Meera Syal, Martin Walsh, Steven M. Martin, Tameka Empson, Andrew Fraser, Ben Daniels, Julie Smith, Jeillo Edwards, Anna Karen, Garry Cooper, Daniel Bowers, John Savage
|Blue Citrus Hearts
2003 - This drama focuses on Memphis high schoolers struggling with questions about their sexual orientation on top of everyday pressures. At the center of the story are Sam and Julian, whose relationship is blossoming into more than just a friendship.
Cast: Joshua Peter Laurenzi, Paul Foster, Caroline Fourmy, William Taylor Woods, Brandon Croft, Jason Booth, Lee Ann Roberts, Mark Pergolizzi, Emily Fry, Chirelle Jefferson, John Malloy
1997 - Frat boy Griff (Daniel Chilson), who works hard to keep his brothers in the dark about his intimate encounters with Pete (Don Handfield), is forced to come to terms with his sexual identity in this touching drama. Pete, who left the frat house for a more liberating off-campus life, wants a real relationship, while Griff claims he only wants sex. But when gay-bashing thugs beat Pete into a coma, Griff must face his true feelings for him.
Cast: Daniel Chilson, Niklaus Lange, Don Handfield, Linna Carter, Seabass Diamond
1998 - Steven (Ben Silverstone) is an average student at his middle-class high school, but he's harboring a big secret: He's gay. His only confidant is best friend Linda (Charlotte Brittain) -- until he meets John (Brad Gorton), the school's star jock who's seemingly straight and dating a model. The boys stumble through an awkward affair that sends Steven spinning and has John more confused than ever. The film is based on a play by Patrick Wilde.
Cast: Ben Silverstone, Charlotte Brittain, Brad Gorton, Stacy A. Hart, Kate McEnery
|Just a Question of Love
AKA: Juste une question d'amour
2000 - Cyrille Thouvenin stars in this bittersweet tale of a twentysomething man reluctant to come out of the closet. Laurent keeps his homosexuality a secret, but things get complicated when he falls in love with Cedric. Openly gay, Cedric has no problem introducing Laurent as his boyfriend, even to his own mother. But Laurent's need for secrecy forces Cedric to give him an ultimatum: Either Laurent comes out of the closet, or Cedric will leave him.
Cast: Cyrille Thouvenin, Stephan Guerin-Tillie, Eva Darlan
|Nico and Dani (Krampack)
2000 - When Dani (Fernando Ramallo) invites Nico (Jordi Vilches) to spend 10 days alone with him at his family's vacation home in a Spanish seaside town, the teenagers experience a sexual awakening that is both enlightening and confusing in this poignant coming-of-age drama. After the two experiment with each other, Dani falls in love with Nico, who soon becomes more interested in local girls Elena (Marieta Orozco) and Berta (Esther Nubiola).
Cast: Fernando Ramallo, Jordi Vilches, Marieta Orozco, Esther Nubiola, Chisco Amado, Ana Gracia, Myriam Mezieres
2004 - When Henry (Matt Newton) -- the closeted son of right-wing Sen. Jack Kray (Michael Lerner) -- sleeps with a gay activist (Jack Noseworthy), he shakes up his father's bid for reelection. If the media learns of Henry's sexual orientation, will the news tank his dad's career and their relationship? Karen Allen, Valerie Geffner and Ian Reed Kesler co-star in first-time director Zak Tucker's dramatic coming-out tale.
Cast: Karen Allen, Jack Noseworthy, Matt Newton, Michael Lerner, Valerie Geffner, Ian Reed Kesler
2006 - Feeling stifled in his seaside Australian town, Midget (Jack Baxter) spends his time surfing and getting stoned. But when his best friend's brother, Cass (Daniel O'Leary), turns up, the two are swept into a passionate -- and secret -- romance. Amid his steamy sexual awakening, Midget tries to keep his new relationship hidden from his beach buddies and their narrow-minded community. Ed Aldridge writes and directs.
Cast: Ed Aldridge, Jack Baxter, Daniel O'Leary, Jed Clarke, Lucy Minter, Curtis Dickson, Harry Catterns, Joshua Bush, Lorena Arancibia
|The Man I Love
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|101 Rent Boys (2000)
Interesting documentary from 2000 where they interview male prostitutes.
101 Rent Boys is shot on location in various motel rooms situated on the length of the Santa Monica Boulevard, and features 101 different hustlers. Although the film features 101 different people, it focuses on the lives (and loves) of a few key men. They have been chosen to reflect the immense diversity of the boys of the Santa Monica Strip. An amazing thing happens when you cross a video camera with award-winning directors, $50 and a hustler. The pieces are slickly grouped to cover certain themes; such as their first john, gay for pay, homelessness, drugs or the reason that they began to work as a rent boy. It also explores the variety of insiders' opinion on subjects such as; how a rent boy should dress, speak, act, think, give head, receive head, increase cash flow, keep safe, walk, eat, smoke, and flirt
Despite the title, this is not a rehash of HBO's "Real Sex" series, as the title may suggest. Instead, we get a poignant, exceptional documentary about life on the streets and how male prostitutes are certainly real people. Truly unflattering, touching, and very graphic.
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|2 X 4
AKA: 2 by 4
1998 - Irish construction worker Johnny (Jimmy Smallhorne) seems to have settled into a new life in America -- until the demons of his subconscious threaten to destroy everything. Working for his uncle (Chris O'Neill) by day and escaping into drugs and booze at night, Johnny soon finds his life spiraling out of control as he discovers his repressed bisexuality and is tormented by nightmares of his past. Winner of the Cinematography Award at Sundance.
Cast: Jimmy Smallhorne, Chris O'Neill, Bradley Fitts, Joe Holyoke, Terry McGoff
|A Home at the End of the World
2004 - Boyhood pals Bobby (Colin Farrell) and Jonathan (Dallas Roberts) both love the same woman (Robin Wright Penn), but in different ways. (For one thing, Jonathan is gay). Yet, undaunted, they all try to make a life together -- and even have a baby -- in 1980s New York. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Cunningham's novel gets deft treatment in this story about a troika of close friends who enter into an unconventional living arrangement.
Cast: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek, Matt Frewer, Ryan Donowho, Wendy Crewson, Asia Vieira
|Alexander: Theatrical Cut
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|An unusual affair
AKA: Eine aussergewoehnliche Affaere
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2002 - Jochen Wenzel, a young teacher, married with two kids, one day surprisingly falls in love with a young male colleague, Tom Leuthner and they begin an unusual affair (= "Eine aussergewöhnliche Affäre"). While Ina, Jochen's wife, worries about Jochen's distanced behaviour without having a clue of her husband's affair, Jochen and Tom seriously fall for each other. Torn between his family and his new love, Jochen has to make a decision. A great movie with some really gifted German leading actors. The love between the two men is portrayed sensitively without becoming too sentimental and at the same time without being criticized. A great compliment to director Maris Pfeiffer, who made the movie a celebration of beautiful pictures.
Cast: Hans Werner Meyer, Tatjana Blacher, Matthias Walter, August Schmölzer, Bruno Cathomas
1984 - Guy Bennett, a young gay man attending boarding school in 1930s England, yearns to ascend the social ladder. Yet his plans are waylaid by the attentions of an attractive classmate. Bennett soon ascertains that forbidden love and ambition don't mix.
Cast: Rupert Everett, Cary Elwes, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie, Rupert Wainwright, Tristan Oliver, Frederick Alexander
1997 - After being forced to kill his lover during the Nazi hysteria of World War II, a Berlin homosexual is sent to a concentration camp and lies to get himself classified as Jewish rather than gay.
Cast: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Brian Webber, Ian McKellen, Mick Jagger, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau , Jude Law, Gresby Nash, Suzanne Bertish, Paul Bettany
|Between Something & Nothing
2008 - Small-town cutie Joe (Tim Swain) arrives at the esteemed Rhode Island School of Design and befriends the free- spirited Jennifer (Julia Frey). The cash-strapped pair finds a lucrative opportunity when hustler Ramon (Gil Bar-Sela) inspires Joe to work as a prostitute. Meanwhile, he and Jennifer work to expand their creative horizons in the drug, sex and money-fueled world of the art school elite.
Cast: Tim Swain, Julia Frey, Gil Bar-Sela, Jeff Maccubbin, Guillermo R. Rodriguez, Theodore Bouloukos, Brad Hallowell,
Keith Herron, Mara Kassin
2000 - Brendan Behan (Shawn Hatosy) is an idealistic Irish freedom fighter who's charged with a mission to bomb a building in Liverpool during World War II. But he gets caught and winds up imprisoned in Borstal, a reform school in East Anglia, England. While he's incarcerated, Behan begins to closely examine "the cause" and his sworn enemies -- who are now his cellmates.
Cast: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Michael York, Mark Huberman, Lee Ingleby, Robin Laing, Eva Birthistle
1996 - Best friends Paul, Matt and Will reunite for an extended weekend on the English seaside. But what should've been a simple, relaxing reunion becomes complicated when they each bring a boyfriend and some serious emotional baggage.
Cast: James Dreyfus, Mark Sands, Andrew Ableson, Michael Urwin, David Coffey, Darren Petrucci, Michael McGrath, Russell Higgs
|Breakfast on Pluto
2005 - Born the love child of a priest (Liam Neeson) in a conservative Irish hamlet, transvestite Patrick Braden (Cillian Murphy) leaves small-town life behind and heads to swinging 1970s London to find the mother who abandoned him years ago. Along the way, Braden -- who's a trouble magnet -- unwittingly takes up with an Irish Republican Army gunrunner. Neil Jordan directs this spirited romp based on Patrick McCabe's roisterous novel.
Cast: Cillian Murphy, Liam Neeson, Stephen Rea, Brendan Gleeson, Gavin Friday, Ruth Negga, Laurence Kinlan
AKA: Douches froides
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2006 - Three teens explore the complex nature of friendship, love and sex in this French coming-of-age drama. When judo nut Mickael (Johan Libereau) meets fellow martial artist Clément (Pierre Perrier), the two become fast friends as they train together in preparation for an upcoming meet. But Mickael's life begins to spin out of control after he, his longtime steady (Salome Stevenin) and Clément are drawn into an intimate encounter.
Cast: Salomee Stevenin, Johan Libéreau, Pierre Perrier
|Conspiracy of Silence
2003 - When a local reporter aggressively pursues two seemingly unrelated stories, he begins to uncover a shocking secret that links both incidents and leads directly to the highest ranks of the Catholic Church.
Cast: Jonathan Forbes, Hugh Bonneville, Brenda Fricker, Sean McGinley, Hugh Quarshie, John Lynch, Jim Norton, Jason Barry, Catherine Cusack, Jason Kavanagh, Harry Towb
2009 - In their final semester before graduating from an affluent suburban high school, good girl Alexa Walker, outcast Ben Berger and bad boy Johnny Drake shed their youthful inhibitions and take some decidedly grown-up risks.
Cast: Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer, Ana Gasteyer, Rooney Mara, Sandra Bernhard, Alan Cumming, Cady Huffman, Brianne Berkson, Chris Riggi
2008 - Nate Merritt (Paul Preiss) enlists in the Marines in order to support his fiancée. But during a furlough in California, Nate meets an uninhibited gay man who leads him on a journey of self-discovery -- and gives him new insight into the father who abandoned him. This heartfelt coming-of-age drama from writer-director Damon Dietz co-stars Candy Clark, Amy Lindsay, Hoyt Richards and Barry J. Ratcliffe.
Cast: Paul Preiss, Bart Fletcher, Candy Clark, Barry J. Ratcliffe, Diane Davisson, Keythe Farley, Hoyt Richards, Willam Belli, Chris Carlisle, Grant Whitney Harvey, Amy Lindsay, Justin Mortelliti
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2004 - On his 18th birthday, Pip Anders (Paul Anthony) receives an audiotape from his deceased grandfather, Jason (voiced by Ian McKellen) -- who retells the story of his fight for survival at age 18 during World War II. The tape inspires Pip to embark on a soul-searching quest for identity. Having endured his own brand of hardship on the streets and finding parallels with his grandfather's ordeal, Pip turns to a local priest (Alan Cumming) for help.
Cast: Paul Anthony, Brendan Fletcher, Clarence Sponagle, Mark Hildreth, Carly Pope, David Beazely, Thea Gill, Alan Cumming, Ian McKellen, Gabrielle Rose
|Eyes Wide Open
AKA: Du sollst nicht lieben - Germany / Eyes Wide Open - USA / Eynaim Pekukhot - Israel / Matia orthanoihta - Greece / Med åpne øyne - Norway / Pecado da Carne - Brazil / Tu n'aimeras point - France
2009 - Married Jerusalem butcher Aaron (Zohar Strauss) takes pity on homeless student Ezri (Ran Danker) and hires him to work in his shop. But when romantic sparks fly between the unlikely pair, Aaron's wife, Rivkeh (Tinkerbell), becomes increasingly suspicious. The stern Orthodox community disapproves, and a menacing group of "modesty guards" monitors Aaron's every move in this tragic drama, an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Cast: Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Isaac Charry, Tzahi Grad
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While his lover, Johan, is in jail, a nascent Parisian filmmaker begins crafting a movie based on their passionate affair. But when he is unable to find an actor to adequately portray the beautiful Johan, the production morphs into a lengthy celebration of spirited sensuality and gay sex. Phillippe Vallois directs this sexually explicit film that was too hot for French audiences when it was first released in 1976.
2013 - Last Summer tells the story of two high school sweethearts, Luke and Jonah, who spend their final months together over the course of a long, quiet summer in the rural South, contemplating their uncertain future and the uncertain future of America. Jonah, sensitive, quiet and artistic, prepares to leave his small town for college, leaving Luke behind, but all he wants is for Luke to ask him to stay. But Luke, an athlete struggling through summer school, knows that his boyfriend needs to experience the world beyond their home.
Cast: Deb Lewis, Samuel Pettit, Sean Rose
2002 - Hoping to gain fresh perspective, creatively blocked gay artist David (Troy Ruptash) takes a job as a waiter and ends up coming between the happily married couple who owns the restaurant. Trying to draw inspiration from workaday people, David soaks up all he can from his new surroundings. David and co-owner Matt bond via their mutual interest in art, but the relationship evolves into "dangerous" territory as Matt becomes attracted to David.
Cast: Troy Ruptash, Vince Corazza, Lynda Boyd, Cherilee Taylor, Thom Allison, Arne MacPherson, Tom Anniko, Paul Stafford, Susan Kelso
1997 - To escape his nagging father, 16-year-old Marek (Miroslav Caslavka) flees his small-town life for the teeming streets of Prague. But the city offers no warm welcome, and Marek instead finds himself immersed in the bizarre world of male hustlers. He soon meets the street-savvy David (David Svec, who also cowrote the film), and the two forge a flesh-peddling business -- the first step in a downward spiral that ultimately leads to tragedy for Marek.
Cast: Mirek Caslavka, David Svec, Miroslav Breu, Jiri Kodes, Karel Polisensky
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|Running with Scissors
2006 - When Deirdre Burroughs (Annette Bening) impulsively decides that her adolescent son Augusten (Joseph Cross) should be raised by her unconventional psychiatrist (Brian Cox), her choice to give him away changes the course of his life forever. An all-star ensemble cast -- including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin and Jill Clayburgh -- drives this quirky adaptation of Augusten Burroughs's best-selling memoir.
Cast: Annette Bening, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jill Clayburgh, Brian Cox, Joseph Fiennes, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Vanessa Redgrave, Kristin Chenoweth, Colleen Camp, Patrick Wilson
AKA: L'armée du salut
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2015 - Moroccan writer Abdellah Taïa directs this big-screen adaptation of his own largely autobiographical novel, telling the complex, coming-of-age story of a young, gay Arab man's sexual awakening.
Cast: Said Mrini, Karim Ait M'hand, Amine Ennaji, Malika El Hamaoui, Frédéric Landenberg, Hamza Slaoui
1976 - Stripped of rank and exiled to an outpost populated exclusively by men, a Roman soldier is shocked to find he's been sent to a hotbed of homoeroticism. But he becomes a target for vengeance when he rebukes the advances of a superior officer.
Cast: Barney James, Neil Kennedy, Leonardo Treviglio, Richard Warwick, Donald Dunham, Daevid Finbar, Ken Hicks, Lindsay Kemp, Steffano Massari, Janusz Romanov
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2006 - When a young Israeli named Noam (Ohad Knoller) falls for a handsome Palestinian (Yousef "Joe" Sweid) he meets while working at a checkpoint in Tel Aviv, he recruits his roommates Yelli (Alon Friedman) and Lulu (Daniela Virtzer) to help find a way for the two to stay together. Director Eytan Fox's poignant film offers a glimpse at life inside the tumultuous borders of Israel, where everyday people are constantly surrounded by conflict.
Cast: Ohad Knoller, Yousef Sweid, Daniela Virtzer, Alon Friedman, Zohar Liba
2001 - Chiseled, successful Johnny Rebel (Scott Gurney) is the biggest star in gay porn. The fact that he's straight doesn't seem to make a difference to anyone. Not to Julie, his lap-dancer girlfriend, not to Sean, a young filmmaker (and Johnny's private "fluffer") who's obsessed with Johnny, and not even to Johnny himself, who lives for the money and the adulation. But, in the City of Dreams, you should watch what you wish for.
Cast: Scott Gurney, Michael Cunio, Roxanne Day, Taylor Negron, Richard Riehle, Tim Bagley, Adina Porter, Ruben Madera, Josh Holland, Mickey Cottrell, Guinevere Turner, Robert Walden, Deborah Harry, Heather Shannon Ryan, David Pevsner, Derek Cameron, Chad Donovan, Thomas Lloyd, Jim Steel, Chi Chi La Rue, Karen Dior, Ron Jeremy, Cole Tucker
|The Graffiti Artist
2004 - Homeless teen tagger Nick (Ruben Bansie-Snellman) falls for middle-class graffiti artist Jesse (Pepper Fajans) in this urban drama. Shoplifter Nick dodges cops in order to spray-paint Seattle's cement walls with evocative graffiti murals signed with his trademark tag, "Rupture." Everything changes when he meets fellow tagger Jesse; the two become a team, but will Jesse bolt when the relationship moves beyond friendship?
Cast: Ruben Bansie-Snellman, Pepper Fajans, Natascha Snellman
2000 - Gritty urban legends and harsh realities unfold in this adaptation of Daniel Reitz's acclaimed play "Urban Folk Tales." In a dream-like state, the grieving Charlie (Dan Futterman) spends a lonely night in New York City on the heels of a brooding stranger (Samuel Ball). A series of bizarre events and urban myths, including a poodle found dead in a microwave, leads to a climactic showdown where Charlie finds the redemption he's been seeking.
Cast: Dan Futterman, Sam Ball, Lothaire Bluteau, Alan Cumming, Matt Keeslar, William Sage, Barbara Sukowa, Paige Turco, Megan Dodds, Gabriel Olds, Josh Hamilton
|Angels in America
2003 - Tony Kushner's groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play about love, loss and loneliness -- the basis for this six-hour HBO miniseries -- took more than 10 years to make it to the small screen. Starring Al Pacino (as real-life legal counsel Roy Cohn) and Meryl Streep, the drama examines the first few years of the AIDS epidemic in the mid-1980s, set against the moral absolutism and unresponsive backdrop of the Reagan Administration.
Cast: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Patrick Wilson, James Cromwell, Michael Gambon, Simon Callow, Brian Markinson
2014 - A group of college boys, bored with the every day "gay life" of LA, decide to skip Pride weekend in exchange for a camping trip in the woods. Quickly overcome with boredom in their new surroundings, the boys venture into a game that ultimately unleashes the vengeful spirit of a local legend known as Malice Valeria. Overcome by her deadly plan of tainted love and her thirst to take back what was lost long ago, the boys must now band together before they fall victim to the poisons of a broken heart.
Cast: Nick Airus, Allusia Alusia, Sean Benedict, Daniel Berilla, Ish Bermudez, Kyle Blitch, Roger Duplease, Jeneva Jones, Ronnie Kroell, Sean Paul Lockhart, Kyan Loredo, Griffin Marc, Steven Tylor O'Connor, James Townsend, Misty Violet
|The Wolves of Kromer
2000 - Even among the half-human, half-wolf creatures who live in the town of Kromer, the pursuit of love and sex reigns supreme. Gabriel is the leader of the pack who tries to teach his protégé, Seth, their ways. Soon, friendship morphs into love.
Cast: Boy George, James Layton, Lee Williams, Margaret Towner, Rita Davies, Rosemarie Dunham, Kevin Moore, Angharad Rees
|Were the World Mine
2008 - When his drama teacher casts him as Puck in his school's upcoming production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," Timothy turns in an inspired performance, whipping up a fittingly Shakespearean love potion with the power to turn people gay.
Cast: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams, Jill Larson, Ricky Goldman, Nathaniel David Becker, Christian Stolte, David Darlow, Parker Croft
2003 - Newly arrived in New York and in need of money, Aussie native Ian (Sean Matic) finds himself caught up in the seedier side of corporate life. Ian is hired by Conrad (Matt Walton), who's looking for a temporary lover to fill the void after a breakup. Conrad really takes a shine to Ian and gives him a job at his ad agency, but complications arise when Ian falls for his new boss. Mark Ford, Justin Durishin and Anthony Ames co-star.
Cast: Sean Matic, Matt Walton, Anthony Ames, Spencer Aste, Justin Durishin, Mark Ford, Gail Herendeen, John-Dylan Howard, Constance Reardon
2000 - Successful but lonely New York artist Henry Hart (Arye Gross) returns to Big Eden to care for his ailing grandfather and winds up confronting his unrequited passion for his high school best friend and his feelings about being gay in a small town. As Henry works though his emotions, the townspeople quietly conspire to help him along, until Henry realizes new possibilities for both friendship and romance. Eric Schweig and Louise Fletcher also star.
Cast: Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Tim DeKay, George Coe, Louise Fletcher, Nan Martin, Veanne Cox, O'Neal Compton, Corinne Bohrer, John Dossett
2005 - Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men -- a ranch-hand and a rodeo cowboy -- who meet in the summer of 1963 while driving sheep on a mountain range. They unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection, one whose complications, joys and tragedies provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.
Cast: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Scott
Michael Campbell, Kate Mara, Cheyenne Hill, Brooklynn Proulx, Tom Carey
AKA: El Cielo dividido
2006 - Two attractive young men experience love and loss in this sensuous, poetic tale from Mexican filmmaker Julián Hernández. Passionate lovers Gerardo (Miguel Ángel Hoppe) and Jonas (Fernando Arroyo) share a deep bond. But when Jonas becomes fascinated by another man, heartbroken Gerardo turns to Sergio (Alejandro Rojo) for sympathy and support. As their relationship becomes increasingly messy, neither Gerardo nor Jonas seems able to end it.
Cast: Fernando Arroyo, Miguel Ángel Hoppe, Alejandro Rojo, Ignacio Pereda, Claudia Goytia
2006 - The hottest cowboys find themselves falling to the vast desert wasteland that is Cowboy Junction: a desolate place with a myriad of sex, deception and guns. In this part of the west, the only thing a lonesome heart can count on is a bullet in his pistol and his undeniable fate. And for one man and one woman, nothing will ever be the same...
|Danny in the Sky
2001 - Despite his dad's (Eric Cabana) objections, Danny (Thierry Pepin) becomes a model just like his mother, who overdosed when he was a boy. Soon, even his glamorous job loses its luster, and, further inflamed by arguments with his dad, Danny hooks up with Greg (Jessie Beaulieu), a stripper who lures him into making adult videos. Is he beyond redemption? Love, in the form of a photographer (Veronique Jenkins), may help him find the way.
Cast: Thierry Pepin, Jessie Beaulieu, Veronique Jenkins, Daniel Lortie, Caroline Portelance, Eric Cabana, Richard Angrignon, Stéphanie Aubry, Éric Boutin, Claude Demers
|From Beginning to End (2009)
AKA: Do Começo ao Fim - Brazil (original title) / From Beginning to End - International (English title) / Jamais sans toi - France
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The film tells the story of two male brothers that develop a very close relationship when they are kids and such relationship becomes an incestuous love when they grow up.
Even though the subject matter may repel some, as the film begins it immediately immerses the viewer into the family life of brothers Thomas and Francisco. The film is fearless and daring in many ways as its touches on some very taboo subject matters. It slowly creeps up to you, but once this drama sees the boys as grown men, it takes a very nostalgic mood. There is a very haunting aspect to this film that will leave you lulled and wanting more.
There is also a certain amount of sadness eminent from the fantastic performances from Rafael Cardoso and João Gabriel Vasconcellos. Both these men light up the screen, and their chemistry was incendiary with a very fierce dynamic relationship that takes twists and turns in many directions but ultimately leaves you yearning for what was once between them. The film is pretty much about life changes and how some of the best times are hard to let go as mere memories. Both brothers, in their own way, must deal with life's changes and its unexpectedness. Very poetic and always eloquent in its storytelling, dealing with such difficult subject matter was flawlessly handled sensitively in the very capable hands of Aluisio Abranches. Brazil should be proud to have this film. It represents very well the beautiful people of Brazil, their culture and it give you great insight of a culture that is filled with traditions as well as strong family and community ties.
As the movie beautifully unfolds, we explore and observe a relationships and how difficult it can be to let go of the tie that binds.
Cast: Gabriel Kaufmann, Rafael Cardoso, Lucas Cotrin, João Gabriel Vasconcellos, Júlia Lemmertz, Julieta Fábio Assunção, Alexandre Louise Cardoso, Jean Pierre Noher
|Gone But Not Forgotten
2003 - In writer-director Michael D. Akers's romantic drama, forest ranger Drew (Aaron Orr) meets yuppie Mark (Matthew Montgomery) after he falls while rock climbing. Mark wakes up in the hospital with amnesia and sees that Drew has remained by his side since the accident. Drew offers to move in with Mark to help him out until he regains his memory, which propels the two men into a passionate affair. But things change as Mark's memory slowly returns.
Cast: Aaron Orr, Matthew Montgomery, Joel Bryant, Brenda Lasker, Sandon Berg
2004 - Huge festival and theatrical hit, Latter Days is the story of 19-year-old Elder Aaron Davis, a sexually confused Mormon missionary who moves into an apartment complex in West Hollywood with a fellow group of missionaries. There he meets a neighbor, Christian, who, on a bet, tries to seduce him. When Christian exposes Davis' secret desire, Davis rejects Christian for being shallow and empty. As each boy's reality is shattered, the two are drawn into a passionate romance that risks destroying their lives. Audiences, young and old and straight and gay, have been moved to tears by this beautiful story of the transformational power of love and family.
Cast: Steve Sandvoss, Wesley A. Ramsey, Rebekah Jordan, Amber Benson, Khary Payton, Jacqueline Bisset, Joseph Gordon-
Levitt, Rob McElhenney, Mary Kay Place, Erik Palladino, Dave Power, Linda Pine
AKA: Echte Kerle
1996 - After being dumped by his girlfriend in this unusual romantic comedy, police officer Christoph (Christoph M. Ohrt) drowns his sorrows in liquor and awakes the next morning in bed with a car thief, Edward (Tim Bergmann), who happens to be gay. With no place to go, Christoph rooms with Edward, who ignores his assertions that he's straight. While everyone at work gossips about Christoph's sexuality, lovely Helen (Carin C. Tietze) romances him.
Cast: Christoph M. Ohrt, Carin C. Tietze, Tim Bergmann, Oliver Stokowski, Rudolf Kowalski, Dieter Brandecker, Ina Weisse, Andreas Pietschmann
|The Object of My Affection
1998 - George and Nina seem like the perfect couple. They share a cozy Brooklyn apartment, a taste for tuna casserole dinners, and a devotion to ballroom dancing. They love each other. There's only one hitch: George is gay. And when Nina announces she's pregnant, things get especially complicated. Vince - Nina's overbearing boyfriend and the baby's father-wants marriage. Nina wants independence. George will do anything for a little unqualified affection, but is he ready to become an unwed surrogate dad? By the end of the movie, the meaning of "extended family" gets a real workout, and some relational clichés get spouted, but the finalé brings things together in relatively agreeable - if unorthodox - fashion.
Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Alan Alda, Nigel Hawthorne, John Pankow, Tim Daly, Allison Janney, Steve Zahn, Amo Gulinello, Bruce Altman
2002 - It's 1973, and gay rights activist Tommy Ballenger is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime when he meets an older man, Alan, whose political views skew as far right as Tommy's do left. In spite of their differences, they fall in love.
Cast: Larry Sullivan, Steve Braun, Ray Baker, James Handy, Dennis Bailey, Alexis Arquette, Sirena Irwin, Jill St. John, Rosemary Alexander
2008 - At a gallery opening of his work, artist Danny Wheeler (Tye Olson) looks back at the intense experiences that have shaped his life, starting with a fateful high school romance with Carter Melman (Kyle Claire), a classmate and talented swimmer. Their strong but troubled attraction -- and the artistic inspiration that Danny drew from it -- still pose issues for him 15 years later, both in his art and his current romantic relationship.
Cast: Tye Olson, Kyle Clare, Ellie Araiza, Casey Kramer, Jeffrey Lee Woods, Edward Finlay
|Yossi & Jagger
2002 - Two Israeli soldiers try to find solace from the constant grind of war in this moving romantic drama. While preparing for a daring moonlit ambush in the snowy mountains of Lebanon, company commander Yossi (Ohad Knoller) and his platoon leader, Jagger (Yehuda Levi), fall in love, carefully hiding their relationship from their comrades. But will the tragedy of war ultimately intrude upon the men's clandestine affair?
Cast: Yehuda Levi, Ohad Knoller, Assi Cohen, Aya Steinovitz, Hani Furstenberg, Sharon Raginiano
|DV8 Dead Dreams of Monochrome
From : An Essay on Lloyd Newson's Physical Theatre
Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men was a consolidation of the homosexual focus built on male relationships explored in Newson's first piece. The work based on the life of the serial killer Dennis Nilsen who lured his male victims back to his flat before murdering them, plunged into a very dark and sadistic side of homoeroticism and one that was threatened by death.
Going way beyond political statements about homosexuality into extremes, Dead Dreams was a depiction of the utter despair and gloomy consequences of repressed love.
The first half was set in a club where Nilsen often picked up his victims. The whole process of the hunter seeking out his victim was played out through convincing body language, gestures and glances by the cast of four men including Newson. (Newson performed in most of the earlier works as he felt that by participating he could get a better sense of the quality of the work.) Scenes from a hard-core gay club and the darkroom were played out. The performers struck bodybuilder poses on top of pedestals, while a couple clutched and dragged one another, one active, the other passive, struggling, suffering, enacting the sordid penalties paid for the price of love.
The second half moved to a gloomy bedsit, the site of Nilsen's carnage. Two naked lifeless bodies were dragged around, then one was suspended upside down from the rafters while the other was laid out on bathroom tiles. Both bodies were like carcasses, passive slabs of meat, victims of the male meat market whose sex has to be practised illicitly underground away form the public eye. Scenes of drowning a lover in the bath, which was one of the murder methods Nilsen used, or abusing another, blindfolded, clocked up the disturbing images, variations of which have appeared in later works. For example, the sex scene where one man is crawling or pumping against another body and doesn't notice when that body moves away, or bodies either emerging out of water, or falling form a huge height into an empty void, suggesting betrayed trust. Or the action of kissing a victim on the mouth and using the kiss to drag the body along the ground or to suck out its life force, painting a double-edged picture of sexual violence and abuse.
The source material for Dead Dreams was taken from the book by Brian Masters entitled Killing For Company and images from the book were carefully woven with images from Newson's own powerful image repertoire. Subtle movement and frozen poses were juxtaposed with fast and dangerous contact work, furious outbursts which showed sensitive awareness of pace and timing. Newson's outstanding skill in crafting movement and form to match the content was revealed at its best. Even in his other work, where content has been more flakey or the focus less intense, the choreography has always provided a sound backup, both in terms of structure and form, showing his innate understanding of how to create theatre.
The work was made into a film for London Weekend Television's South Bank Show directed by frequent DV8 collaborator, film director David Hinton. As a result of this coverage (South Bank Show is a mainstream arts documentary programme with a large viewing audience), Newson made front page tabloid news and was the subject of much controversy because of his blatant depiction of sex and death.
Considered to be DV8's most powerful epic to date, Dead Dreams proved that physical theatre could tackle complex issues without simplifying or sensationalising its subject. Both choreographer and performers worked into such emotional and physical depths and into such dangerous territory that they had to change their direction after making the film. As one of the dancers said about being in Dead Dreams: "... it is like cutting yourself with a knife. How long do you keep cutting yourself? And while people are amazed that you cut yourself on stage publicly … how much do you keep doing it, repeating the same action? I won't continue to cut myself, I now need to find another that goes beyond that."
Long-standing DV8 performer Nigel Charnock went off to pursue his own comedy work for some light relief while Newson made a film for Channel 4 called Never Again (1989) which used the location of an empty warehouse, included a large cast of male and female performers and dealt with relationships on a more general level. Never Again was less intense, powerful or focused than Dead Dreams, or, indeed. previous DV8 works but was more an exploration of the medium of film. Film has always been an important part of Newson's process and extensive video documentation has been made of most of the works.
|The Night Larry Kramer Kissed
2000 - In nine inter-connected scenes, acclaimed filmmaker Tim Kirkman interprets this landmark theatrical event written by and starring David Drake. The film charts a molten course through the depths and shallows of the urban gay male experience, from the late-night club crawl to the buff-bunny gyms, from the threat of anti-gay violence to the place where condemnation, compromises and closets are a thing of the past.
Cast: David Drake
AKA: Burning Money / Plata Quemada / Vies Brûlées
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2000 - Set in 1965, Burnt Money (released in Argentina as Plata Quemada) tells the true story of Angel and Sam, gay lovers who turn to crime, bank robbery and murder, holding Argentina and Uruguay in suspense as they lead the authorities on a two-month-long manhunt. Delicately balanced between gripping action and tender romance, director Marcelo Piñeyro's film premiered at the 2000 Toronto International Film Festival.
Cast: Eduardo Noriega, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Pablo Echarri, Leticia Brédice, Ricardo Bartis, Dolores Fonzi, Héctor Alterio
2003 - This gritty thriller stars Daniel Newman as Tom, a prostitute in West London with a haunted past who falls for his abusive pimp, the sadistic George Norris (Mark McGann). After Tom lands in big trouble with Norris, he turns to Americans Max (Corey Johnson) and Nikke (Toni Barry) Bergman. Will cop Dunston (John Benfield) catch up with all three of them at their hideaway? Gary Wicks writes and directs.
Cast: Daniel Newman, Corey Johnson, Toni Barry, Mark McGann, John Benfield, Murray McArthur
2005 - In this slasher tale, five gay men are chased by a crazed serial killer through an obstacle course of partygoers, dirty dancers and sexy shenanigans on a wild Halloween night in West Hollywood.
Cast: Dylan Fergus, Bryan Kirkwood, Hank Harris, Andrew Levitas, Matt Phillips, Jazzmun, Wren T. Brown, Miguel Caballero, Nina Landey, Texas Terri
|Rites of Passage
1999 - After being thrown together by chance in a remote mountain cabin, a philandering attorney (Dean Stockwell) and his two sons (Jason Behr and Robert Keith) discover they're being hunted by a deranged psychopath (James Remar) who wants to get his hands on buried treasure. Can this emotionally fractured family, once at odds, put their differences aside to keep the maniac from taking more than he came for?
Cast: Dean Stockwell, Jason Behr, Robert Glen Keith, James Remar, Jaimz Woolvett, Joseph Kell, Thomas G. Waites, Rondell Sheridan, Marianna Elliott, Brenda James, Joseph Foss, George Georgiadis, Andreas Michael Lamelas, Kenny Cloutier