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
2005 - In connected tales, a documentary filmmaker threatens to reveal a woman's long-held secret, a gold digger uses a young man to get to his father, and a gay man suspects his partner might be the father of their friend's baby.
Cast: Lisa Kudrow, Steve Coogan, Jesse Bradford, Bobby Cannavale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jason Ritter, Tom Arnold, David Sutcliffe, Sarah Clarke, Laura Dern
|Hedwig and the Angry Inch
2001 - After a botched sex-change operation, East German glam rocker Hansel (John Cameron Mitchell) becomes Hedwig and travels across the United States with a stage show, following her ex-boyfriend (and former band mate) and telling her life story. Hedwig's offbeat show slays audiences -- but in diners not clubs. Mitchell also wrote and directed the comedy, which won at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for several Independent Spirit Awards.
Cast: John Cameron Mitchell, Michael Pitt, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski, Rob Campbell, Andrea Martin, Alberta Watson, Maurice Dean Wint, Michael Aronov
|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
2002 - Record store clerk Jackson (Justin Herwick) has an abundance of love to give and receive as finds he has feelings for his own cousin, Jed, who's in town for the weekend. Meanwhile, Jackson's friend Derek claims love at first sight and now wants Jackson to himself. Making things worse is Sam, Jackson's boss and best friend, who's suddenly questioning his own sexual orientation in this dark, multifaceted dramedy.
Cast: Justin Herwick, Shane Powers, B. Wyatt, Pamela Gidley, Susannah Melvoin, Jonah Blechman, Sean Thibodeau, Willie Garson
|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
|A Love to Hide
AKA: Un amour à taire
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2005 - Young gay couple Philippe and Jean are forced to hide their love -- and their Jewish friend Sara, who's come to stay with them -- from their families and the occupying Germans in 1940s Paris, or they'll face certain death.
Cast: Jérémie Renier, Bruno Todeschini, Louise Monot
|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
|Before the Fall
Napola Argentina (festival title) / Denmark / Estonia / Germany (short title)
Before the Fall - International (English title)
Führerns elit - Sweden
Hitlers elite - Denmark (DVD title)
Junge Wölfe - Elite für den Führer - Germany (working title)
NaPolA Germany (closing credits title)
Napola: Elite für den Führer - Germany (promotional title)
Napola: Hitlerin eliittikoulu - Finland
Napola: Hitlers elitskola - Finland (Swedish title)
Napola: Hitler's Elite - Singapore (poster title) (English title)
2004 - When Friedrich Weimer (Max Riemelt), an aspiring young boxer from a small German village, is recruited by the Nazis to come train in one of their Napolas, he eagerly accepts -- despite the objections of his father (Gerald Alexander Held), who adamantly opposes Hitler. But inside the Napola, Friedrich's training quickly shifts from fighting to killing, and he's not sure whether his conscience can take it.
Cast: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Joachim Bissmeier, Justus von Dohnanyi, Michael Schenker, Florian Stetter, Gerald Alexander Held, Sissy Hofferer, Jonas Jagermeyr, Leon A. Kersten, Thomas Drechsel, Martin Goeres
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
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2000 - After a perverted impulse drives them to kill, Alice (Natacha Régnier) and her boyfriend, Luc (Jérémie Renier), drag the body into the woods, only to find themselves hopelessly lost -- much like the fairy-tale plight of Hansel and Gretel. Starving and with no hope of being found, they chance upon a dilapidated cottage where a hulking man (Miki Manojlovic) takes them prisoner and proceeds to feed Luc's sexual appetite.
Cast: Natacha Régnier, Jérémie Renier, Miki Manojlovic, Salim Kechiouche, Yasmine Belmadi
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
AKA: Sheng xia guang nian
2006 - Studious Jonathan (Bryant Chang) and rebellious Shane (Hsiao-chuan Chang) first meet as elementary school classmates. Years later, when a new girl arrives in school, she quickly falls for Jonathan, but he rebuffs her, and she turns her affections to his best friend, Shane. A love triangle develops, leaving Jonathan questioning his sexual identity and his feelings for Shane in this sensitive coming-of-age film.
Cast: Bryant Chang, Hsiao-chuan Chang, Kate Yeung
|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
2005 - With headstrong drag queen Destiny (Allan Louis) serving as their protector and stand-in matriarch, runaway gay teen India (Joe Lia) and butch lesbian Lester (Minerva Vier) struggle to forge their identities in an intolerant heterosexual society. Luckily for them, Destiny -- armed with a shiny silver pistol and a fierce instinct to safeguard "her children" -- has ways of making cruel straight boys pay for their crimes.
Cast: Lance Davis, Tera Greene, Joe Lia, Allan Louis, Minerva Vier
|Fighting Tommy Riley
2005 - A former boxer and washed-up trainer could get one last hurrah in the form of a raw young fighter who displays championship potential. But the novice pugilist has a self-destructive streak and a troubled past that could sink his fledgling career.
Cast: Eddie Jones, J.P. Davis, Christina Chambers, Diane Tayler, Paul Raci, Don Wallace, Scot Belsky, Michael Bentt
2002 - In this ISP-nominated drama, investigative reporter Frank (Andrew Elvis Miller) sets to work on an exposé of Dr. Arthur Apsey (Dan Butler) -- a therapist known for his controversial work in "curing" homosexuality -- and soon sees his life taking quite an unexpected turn. Posing as a gay patient who wants to "convert," Frank finds that his sessions with Dr. Apsey stir up unsettling questions and doubts about his own sexuality and identity.
Cast: Dan Butler, Paul Provenza, Andrew Elvis Miller
|Food of Love
2002 - Ventura Pons writes and directs Food of Love, adapting the novel "The Tale of Love" by David Leavitt, which tells the complex story of a love affair between an 18-year-old man and his much older mentor. Paul (Kevin Bishop) is a music student working as an assistant for classical pianist Richard (Paul Rhys). The two meet in Barcelona and begin a passionate tryst, but they must contend with the disapproval of Paul's mother and Richard's boyfriend.
Cast: Juliet Stevenson, Paul Rhys, Allan Corduner, Kevin Bishop, Geraldine McEwan, Leslie Charles, Craig Hill, Pamela Field, Naim Thomas, Mingo Rafols, Pepa Lopez, Manu Fullola, Sue Flack
|For a Lost Soldier
AKA: Voor een verloren soldaat
1992 - Set in the Netherlands near the end of World War II, this poignant story about a difficult subject details the romantic relationship between an adult and a child. A lonely 12-year-old boy finds friendship and first love with a Canadian soldier. Years later, as an adult frustrated by a lack of creative inspiration, he finds he can turn the painful ending of that relationship into a powerful new beginning.
Cast: Maarten Smit, Jeroen Krabbé, Andrew Kelley, Freark Smink, Elsje de Wijn, Derk-Jan Kroon, Wiendelt Hooijer, Iris Misset
|Forgive and Forget
2000 - After years of hiding his sexual orientation, David (Steve John Shepherd) is forced to confront his bottled-up attraction to his longtime friend and roommate, Theo (John Simm), when Theo announces his plans to move in with his girlfriend, Hannah (Laura Fraser). But David's attempts to express his feelings for Theo by pushing Hannah out of the picture have unexpected consequences for them both. Aisling Walsh directs this comedy-drama set in London.
Cast: Ger Ryan, John Simm, Laura Fraser, Maurice Roëves, Meera Syal, Steve John Shepherd
AKA: Stupid Boy
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2004 - By filling his life with meaningless sexual encounters, gay 20-year-old Loïc (Pierre Chatagny) can block out the fact that he's unhappy. But a chance meeting with an older man (Lionel Baier) offers an opportunity for something better. Loïc must choose between the thrill of one-night stands and the comfort of true intimacy. Baier -- who directs and shares the writing credits with Laurent Guido -- based this coming-of-age drama on his experiences.
Cast: Pierre Chatagny, Natacha Koutchoumov, Rui Pedro Alves, Lionel Baier, Jean-Stephane Bron, Ursula Meier, Khaled Khoury, Laurent Guido, Herve D., Marlyse Bonvin, Marianne Bruchez
AKA: Grand Schools
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2004 - Struggling to define his sexual identity, affluent Paul (Gregori Baquet) becomes the center of controversy at his elite private school when he acknowledges an attraction to a poor Arab man (Salim Kechiouche). The ramifications are shocking and, ultimately, life-changing. This drama, directed by Robert Salis and inspired by playwright Jean-Marie Besset, examines how race and social standing still wield a mighty influence in modern-day France.
Cast: Elodie Navarre, Jocelyn Quivrin, Alice Taglioni, Gregori Baquet, Salim Kechiouche, Arthur Jugnot
2004 - In Sandusky, Ohio, teenage photographer Clive (Kett Turton) is on the verge of coming fully out of the closet, while obese twenty-something Gypsy (Sara Rue) loves Stevie Nicks music as much as she hates her dead-end, wage-slave job at the local photo hut. When the couple hears about a "Night of a Thousand Stevies" karaoke show in New York City, they hightail it to Gotham and away from their mundane lives in Ohio.
Cast: Sara Rue, Kett Turton, Karen Black, John Doe, Carolyn Baumler, Anson Scoville, Paulo Costanzo, Stephanie McVay
1999 - This edgy indie drama follows 19-year-old Ari (Alex Dimitriades), a gay Greek-Australian whose roiling ethnic- and sexual-identity struggles lead to a wild, 24-hour odyssey. When he's not dealing drugs or bedding nameless partners, Ari joins his younger sister (Andrea Mandalis) in a battle of wills against their reactionary parents. Though he ultimately runs afoul of the law, Ari remains impenitent about his self-destructive hedonism.
Cast: Alex Dimitriades, Paul Capsis, Julian Garner, Tony Nikolakopoulos, Elena Mandalis, Eugenia Fragos, Damien Fotiou, Andrea Mandalis, Maria Mercedes, Dora Kaskanis, Alex Papps, Vassili Zappa
2007 - Stuck in a dead-end relationship with a heroin addict, Trevor finds hope in the form of a hunky doctor. But when conflicts arise between Trevor and his friends, his newfound happiness crumbles. Trevor must decide what and who is most important.
Cast: Brent Gorski, Christopher Wyllie, Melissa Searing, Jay Brannan, Eli Kranski, Dawn Mondie, Joseph Roslan, Mathew Pasillas, Isaiah Garnica, Yaniv Madmon, Megan Sheperd
1996 - Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt (Donovan) loses custody of his son Oliver (Bould) to his now ex-wife Hannah (Richardson) and her new partner Frank (Flemyng). It is not long, however, until Oliver appears at the house of Martin and his new lover Tom (Hart) claiming to have been beaten up by boys in the park. After another incident, Martin puts two and two together and comes to the conclusion that Frank has been beating Oliver without Hannah's knowledge. Martin then begins a long courtroom custody battle to win back his son.
Cast: Sam Bould, Martin Donovan, Ian Hart, Joely Richardson, Jason Flemyng, Shaheen Khan, Kelly Hunter, Tim Crouch, Jane Hill, Glen Hammond, Simon Chandler, Dilys Hamlett, Andy Rashleigh, David Calder, Maeve Murphy
2004 - After inheriting the family cabin from his parents, Vaughn (Martin Cummins) plans a winter getaway of hunting, drinking and other male rituals to celebrate the birthday of his best friend (David Hewlett), but an uninvited guest turns what was supposed to be a joyful evening into a nightmare. When Vaughn's delinquent brother, Trevor (Ian Tracey), shows up with his estranged girlfriend (Brandy Ledford), the party goes from fun to dysfunction.
Cast: David Hewlett, Martin Cummins, Thea Gill, Brandy Ledford, Ian Tracey, Greg Spottiswood, James Thomas Lee Knight
2004 - The seemingly stable Travis family crumbles when one of the children kills himself in this wrenching drama about long-buried secrets and lies, and ties that bind too tightly. Soon after the tragedy, patriarch Ben (Jeff Daniels) distances himself from everyone else, intent on coping with his pain alone; his wife, Sandy (Sigrouney Weaver), turns to pot for release and escape; and their restless son, Tim (Emile Hirsch), longs to be elsewhere.
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Emile Hirsch, Jeff Daniels, Michelle Williams, Kip Pardue, Deirdre O'Connell, Ryan Donowho, Suzanne Santo, Jay Paulson
1997 - Closeted cop Philip Kirsch (Ed Corbin) goes undercover at a gay club to probe a drug ring. There, he falls for Oliver (Dane Ritter), a college student moonlighting as a hustler who witnesses the murder of one of his tricks. When Oliver's prints are found on the victim's car, Philip provides him with an alibi and a place to stay. Their romance blossoms, but Philip must remember that there's still a killer on the loose.
Cast: Dane Ritter, Sandi Scheier, Ed Corbin, Shimley Reynolds, Randy Cohlmia, Philip Solomon, Roxane T. Mims, Adrian Roberts, Lora Elkins, Julie R. Lee
2005 - When 17-year-old Eric (Timothy Lee) travels from Hong Kong to Canada with his family, he assumes they're on vacation. Wrong. Soon enough, he discovers they've emigrated there. Now, Eric must adjust to a foreign environment as well as his emerging homosexuality. As he adapts to his new life, he drifts though a series of boyfriends -- a cousin, a schoolmate, a lawyer, a kitchen helper -- each representing a different phase in his development.
Cast: Jovita Adrineda, Larry Peloso, David Yee, Timothy Lee
|It's My Party
1996 - This bittersweet film stars Eric Roberts as Nick, a gay man with AIDS who learns he's contracted a terminal brain disease. Nick decides to throw himself a two-day farewell party, where friends and family (including Margaret Cho, Bronson Pinchot, Marlee Matlin and Roddy McDowall) gather to offer their good-byes -- the most touching of which comes from Nick's former mate, Brandon (Gregory Harrison), who left Nick when he learned he contracted HIV.
Cast: Eric Roberts, Gregory Harrison, Lee Grant, Marlee Matlin, Paul Regina, Margaret Cho, George Segal, Victor Love, Bronson Pinchot, Bruce Davison, Sally Kellerman, Roddy McDowall, Dennis Christopher, Devon Gummersall, Olivia Newton-John, Greg Louganis, Lou Liberatore, Peter Murnik, Nina Foch
2001 - Jet Boy handles a very sensitive issue – child prostitution – frankly and without corny stereotypes. It furthermore delivers a fine character portrayal and focuses on a very strong father-son aspect, set in a cultural stratum in which hope and trust are hard to find and even harder to maintain. The two leading actors are just brilliant, and thus Jet Boy is an authentic Canadian movie, a wonderful portrayal of genuine human struggles.
Cast: Branden Nadon, Dylan Walsh
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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.
1996 - Writer-director Scott Silver's unflinching drama chronicles 24 hours in the life of two male prostitutes. Sick of cruising for johns, John (David Arquette) wants to treat himself to a night at swanky hotel. But when his money is stolen, John is forced back onto the streets of Los Angeles, where he hooks up with fellow male hustler Donner (Lukas Haas). As day turns into night, the men turn tricks while wondering how to escape their lifestyle.
Cast: David Arquette, Lukas Haas, Tony Epper, John C. McGinley, Keith David, Wilson Cruz, Joshua Schaefer, Sydney Lassick, Craig Bierko
2006 - Shortly before his wedding, Peter (Mårten Klingberg) meets the intriguing Nassim (Pjotr Giro) and falls in love. Abandoning his familiar life in a quest to express his sexuality, Peter finds his newfound freedom jeopardized when he becomes a prime suspect in Nassim's murder. Inspired by true-life events, Swedish director Susanna Edwards's bittersweet film co-stars Karin Bergquist and Roberto Jelinek.
Cast: Mårten Klingberg, Pjotr Giro, Roberto Jelinek, Gösta Bredefeldt, Karin Bergquist, Ia Langhammer, Lina Mattsson, Cayenne Odelberg, Karin Sjöberg
|Last Exit to Brooklyn
1989 - While a young prostitute (Jennifer Jason Leigh) falls for one of her paying customers -- an Army lieutenant from Idaho who's being shipped out to war in Korea -- other city dwellers find their lives taking unexpected turns. Stephen Lang, Jerry Orbach, Stephen Baldwin, Ricki Lake and Sam Rockwell co-star in this sordid slice of life in 1950s Brooklyn, based on the boundary-pushing novel by Hubert Selby Jr.
Cast: Stephen Lang, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Burt Young, Peter Dobson, Jerry Orbach, Stephen Baldwin, Jason Andrews, Sam Rockwell, James Lorinz, Ricki Lake
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
|Leather Jacket Love Story
1998 - This gay romantic comedy stars Sean Tataryn as 18-year-old would-be poet Kyle, who -- tired of his superficial West Hollywood friends -- moves to the arty Silver Lake area of Los Angeles looking for love. Kyle finds his way to a funky neighborhood café, where he works on his verse -- and soon meets a handsome 30-year-old carpenter (Christopher Bradley). Can Kyle turn their one-night stand into a monogamous relationship?
Cast: Nicholas Worth, Mink Stole, Sean Tataryn, Christopher Bradley, Geoff Moody, Hector Mercado, Stephen J. McCarthy, Erin Krystle, Craig Olsen, William Butler, Dennis Larkin, Daniel Escobar
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
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2009 - Two young men journey to the countryside, where their trip becomes more and more surreal until they arrive at a quaint homestead and are taken in by a small family. There, the two put away worldly cares and enjoy an enchanted idyll in the woods. But however strong their desire to linger in this atemporal fantasy world, reality inevitably intrudes. Jan Krüger directs this fanciful gay drama; Sebastian Schlecht and Eric Golub star.
Cast: Sebastian Schlecht, Eric Golub, Iris Minich, Denis Alevi, Rainer Winkelvoss
|Like It Is
1998 - In bleak Northern England, a latent young homosexual makes his living fighting illegal bare-knuckles bouts. When he falls for a hip record producer who's in town promoting a singer, the boxer soon finds his world turned upside down.
Cast: Steve Bell, Ian Rose, Roger Daltrey, Dani Behr, Jude Alderson, Emile Charles, Chris Hargreaves, Paul Broughton
2005 - Grace (Bonnie Hunt) returns home to visit her mom and finds the child she gave up for adoption; Mark (Kip Pardue) helps endangered turtles procreate and meets a potential mate himself; and Elizabeth (Tess Harper) must decide whether to diverge from the beliefs of her minister husband. It's Mother's Day weekend in North Carolina, and these three people face life-altering decisions in this poignant triad of interwoven tales.
Cast: Tess Harper, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Kelly, Michael Learned, Kip Pardue, Ann Pierce, Chris Sarandon, Valerie Watkins, Robin Weigert, Michael Harding
1989 - This ensemble piece centers on a group of gay men in 1980s New York City whose lives are changed by the puzzling new "gay cancer." The first film to have AIDS as its main subject, Longtime Companion is a powerful mix of historical realism and bittersweet drama. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award and numerous supporting actor accolades for Bruce Davison, including an Oscar nomination.
Cast: Campbell Scott, Mary-Louise Parker, Patrick Cassidy, John Dossett, Stephen Caffrey, Bruce Davison, Dermot Mulroney, Tony Shalhoub
|Love Is the Devil
1998 - Director John Maybury explores the life of British painter Francis Bacon in a film that's as disturbing as the artist's own work. The film focuses on Bacon's turbulent affair with George Dyer, a burglar who breaks into Bacon's apartment and stays on to become his lover. Bacon treats Dyer as a sex object, but Dyer falls in love anyway, trying desperately to connect with the emotionally unavailable Bacon.
Cast: Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Anne Lambton, Adrian Scarborough, Karl Johnson, Annabel Brooks, Andy Linden
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
1987 - Set in pre-war I England, this Merchant-Ivory drama (based on the controversial E.M. Forster novel written in 1914 but not published until 1971) is about the coming of age of two young college men (Hugh Grant and James Wilby) who meet at Cambridge University and fall in love. The movie casts a critical light on the era's moral hypocrisy, as Maurice and Clive struggle to make room for their forbidden love in an intolerant society.
Cast: James Wilby, Hugh Grant, Rupert Graves, Denholm Elliott, Simon Callow, Billie Whitelaw, Barry Foster, Judy Parfitt, Phoebe Nicholls, Patrick Godfrey, Mark Tandy, Ben Kingsley, Kitty Aldridge
1978 - Arrested in 1970 after trying to smuggle two kilos of hash out of Turkey, American student Billy Hayes faces a nightmare 30-year jail sentence. The young man's harsh recollections form the basis for this chilling tale of survival.
Cast: Brad Davis, Irene Miracle, Bo Hopkins, Paolo Bonacelli, Paul L. Smith, Randy Quaid, Norbert Weisser, John Hurt, Mike Kellin, Franco Diogene, Michael Ensign, Gigi Ballista
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2004 - Gregg Araki's riveting drama, based on a novel by Scott Heim, brings together two unlikely heroes: a young man who works as a prostitute and another who's convinced he was once abducted by aliens. But it seems they have unspeakable tragedy in common.
Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jeffrey Licon, Bill Sage, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison, George Webster, Lisa Long, Chris Mulkey, Billy Drago, Richard Riehle
|No Ordinary Love
Lust and Laster in L.A.
1994 - Five bed-hopping housemates try to deal with the death of one of their own in this twisted suspense-comedy that follows the misadventures of a group of sexually ambivalent 20-somethings living in the Hollywood Hills. Among the cast of characters is the newly single Kevin (Smith Forte), who shares space with a bisexual male stripper, a girl who dreams of becoming a rock star, an orphaned teen and an overweight bank teller.
Cast: Smith Forte, Erika Klein, Koing Kuoch, Mark S. Larson, Robert Pecora, Antonio Rosas
|Not Love, Just Frenzy
AKA: Mas Que Amor, Frenesi
1996 - Yeye, Monica and Maria are three roomates looking for a fourth. Yeye's cute friend Alberto has just met a new man Alex. Hunky lex has a secret. Yeye is mending from a broken heart. Her lamented Max is on his way back to her, but first he needs to collect money from his pimp, Chrisina. Before Max can find Yeye he encounters Monica at club Frenzy. Monica with an agenda of her own, seduces Max and videotapes their lovemaking. Meanwhile, a Barcelona, policeman, Luis who suspects Max of murder, follows him and meets Maria... Confused? That's part of the fun of this colorful romp through the streets of Madrid that has a little something for everyone -- steamy sex, drugs, murder, and drag queens.
1997 - A group of teenagers try to sort out their lives and emotions while bizarre experiences happen to each one, including alien abductions, bad acid trips, bisexual experiences, suicides, bizarre deaths, and a rape by a TV star. All of this happens before "the greatest party of the year"
2000 - By day, brooding, lonely Sergio works as a trash collector in Lisbon. By night, he embarks on an increasingly intense odyssey of anonymous sexual encounters. Before long, he becomes fixated on a stranger and retreats further into a dark dream life.
Cast: Ricardo Meneses, Beatriz Torcato, Andre Barbosa, Eurico Vieira
|On the Downlow
2004 - Isaac (Tony Sancho) and Angel (Michael Cortez) are rival Chicago gang members harboring a secret that might get them killed. The two young Latino thugs face daily life-and-death choices as they battle for control of the streets, but the greatest challenge lies in keeping their love for each other hidden from their warring brethren. This tender, unconventional look into defying urban stereotypes is based on Tadeo Garcia's award-winning short film.
Cast: Tony Sancho, Michael Cortez
1995 - Seth is a bored 20-year-old drinker obsessed with African-American culture, although he's never met a black person. When he encounters a black man bleeding from a bullet wound and wielding a gun, Seth helps him, and the two form a close relationship.
Cast: Heather Gottlieb, Murphy Guyer, Julia Weldon, Gabriel Mann, Laurence Mason, Graham Alex Johnson, Josh Hopkins, Maureen Shannon
2006 - When his lover, Ken (Gaetano Jones), vanishes while on a business trip to Phoenix, naive young Dylan (Chad Bartley) goes in search of him -- and stumbles on some disquieting discoveries. In Phoenix, Dylan meets Demetrius (Jeff Castle), Ken's partner of seven years. United by Ken's betrayal, Demetrius and Dylan seek solace in each other. This trek through one man's identity crisis is also a statement about the nature of love in the modern world.
Cast: Gaetano Jones, Jeff Castle, Chad Bartley
1994 - Director Antonia Bird's film centers on Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache), a devout Catholic priest who struggles with a love for his church and congregation -- and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover (Robert Carlyle). After hearing the confession of a young girl in his parish, who tells him her father is sexually abusing her, the priest is torn between the laws of the church and his need to choose one life over the other.
Cast: Linus Roache, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Carlyle, Cathy Tyson, Lesley Sharp, Robert Pugh, James Ellis, Christine Tremarco, Paul Barber, Rio Fanning
2003 - Based on real events, this drama from filmmaker John Greyson is set in South Africa in 1735 and tells the story of two young men who find themselves caught up in a steamy -- and socially unaccepted -- relationship. Livestock herder Claas Blank (Rouxnet Brown) and Dutch sailor Rijkhaart Jacobsz (Neil Sandilands) carry on an xtensive, passionate affair for some time, but are ultimately caught and put to death on sodomy charges.
Cast: Rouxnet Brown, Brett Goldin, Tessa Jubber, Jeroen Kranenburg, Dean Lotz, Kwanda Malunga, Terry Norton, Jane Rademeyer, Neil Sandilands, Shaun Smyth
AKA: Echo Park L.A
2006 - On the brink of her 15th birthday, Magdalena finds her comfortable existence shattered by the discovery that she's pregnant. Cast out by her parents, the once-privileged teen finds safe haven with a great-granduncle and a gay cousin.
Cast: Emily Rios, Jesse Garcia, Chalo Gonzalez, Jesus Castanos, Johnny Chavez, J.R. Cruz, Dane Rosselli, David W. Ross, Ramiro Iniguez, Araceli Guzman-Rico
1999 - Diverse sexuality in the Deep South is the theme of this independent drama, which was filmed in Mississippi. Griffith Joseph Burns (Dan Montgomery Jr.) is a young man who's feeling suffocated by both his small-town environment and his invalid -- and disturbed -- aunt (Karen Black). Hope arrives in the form of a beautiful female cousin (Aleksa Palladino) and a handsome young man (Walton Goggins) who's looking for accommodations.
Cast: Dan Montgomery Jr., Aleksa Palladino, Karen Black, Peg O'Keef, John Mese, Glenn Shadix
|River Made to Drown In
1997 - When successful lawyer Thaddeus learns he's dying, the news prompts him to visit his struggling artist friend Allen, who grants Thaddeus a last request: He'll try to track down a young hustler Thaddeus once tried to rescue from the mean streets.
Cast: Richard Chamberlain, Michael Imperioli, Ute Lemper, James Duval, Austin Pendleton, Talia Shire, Mike Starr, Richard Riehle, Michael Saucedo, James Karen
|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
2001 - Growing up in the shadows of Shanghai, Bei (Li Zhinan), a disillusioned dancer, spends most of his time in a drug-induced haze. But when he begins developing AIDS-like symptoms and fears he could be seriously ill, he turns to his three best friends to help him forget. Complications ensue when Bei and another friend, Jie (Zhou Zijie), begin to feel more than mutual camaraderie, which throws their sexuality into serious question.
Cast: Mian Mian, Yang Yuting, Li Zhinan, Zhou Zijie
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2006 - This unbridled look at the New York City underground focuses on a group of hipsters who frequent a club renowned for its lascivious ways. Through polymorphous sexual couplings, each character embarks on a journey of erotic self-discovery.
Cast: Raphael Barker, Sook-Yin Lee, Rachael C. Smith, Daniela Sea, Yolonda Ross, Jay Brannan, Lindsay Beamish, Paul Dawson, PJ DeBoy, Justin Bond, Shanti Carson
1999 - Produced by Gus Van Sant (Drugstore Cowboy), Speedway Junky is an unnerving look at the dark side of Las Vegas. Johnny (Jesse Bradford) has run away from home to pursue his fantasy of racing cars, but his dreams turn sour when he's beaten and robbed in Vegas. Taken in by a gay hustler (Jordan Brower) and a former prostitute (Daryl Hannah), Johnny learns to hustle to survive.
Cast: Jesse Bradford, Jordan Brower, Daryl Hannah, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Patsy Kensit, Tiffani Thiessen, Warren G.
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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
|The Conrad Boys
2006 - After his mother dies, 19-year-old Charlie Conrad (writer-director Justin Lo) skips college to raise his 9-year-old brother, Ben (Boo Boo Stewart), in this moving drama. But the heavy responsibility soon causes Charlie to yearn for a normal life. Things start to look up when he embarks on a passionate romance with a free-spirited drifter named Jordan (Nick Bartzen) -- until the return of Charlie's estranged father (Barry Shay) changes everything.
Cast: Justin Lo, Boo Boo Stewart, Nick Bartzen, Barry Shay, Shane Arenal, Bruce Blauer, Nancy Hancock, Katelyn Ann Clark
1995 - Rejected by his peers, an 11-year-old Minnesota boy who contracted AIDS from a blood transfusion develops a kinship with his new neighbor. When the duo reads about a New Orleans' doctor's cure for AIDS, they head down the Mississippi River on a raft.
Cast: Joseph Mazzello, Brad Renfro, Aeryk Egan, Annabella Sciorra, Diana Scarwid, Bruce Davison, Nicky Katt, Craig Gierl, Renée Humphrey, Laurie A. Sinclair
|The Deep End
2001 - Margaret becomes concerned about her teenage son Beau, who's been keeping company with a gay 30-year-old gambler named Darby. When Darby visits Beau late one night, a fight between the two leads to Darby's accidental death.
Cast: Tilda Swinton, Goran Visnjic, Jonathan Tucker, Peter Donat, Josh Lucas, Raymond J. Barry, Tamara Hope, Jordon Dorrance, Heather Mathieson, Margot Krindel
|The Dying Gaul
2005 - When Jeffrey (Campbell Scott), a slick Hollywood studio exec, offers gay screenwriter Robert (Peter Sarsgaard) $1 million to transform a screenplay's homosexual protagonists into heterosexuals, Robert takes the bait -- and ends up sleeping in Jeffrey's bed. But complications ensue when Jeffrey's wife, Elaine (Patricia Clarkson), begins unraveling her husband's secrets, with nail-biting consequences. Craig Lucas directs in his feature-film debut.
Cast: Patricia Clarkson, Campbell Scott, Peter Sarsgaard, Ryan Miller, Faith Jefferies, Robin Bartlett, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Kelli O'Hara, Dee Dee Flores, Elizabeth Marvel
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 Fruit Machine
1988 - The 16 years old gay Eddie runs away from home, where he's constantly harassed by his father. With his friend Michael he witnesses at the gay disco "Fruit Machine" how it's owner is slayed by killer Echo. They run away, but now the killer's after them - however after Eddie visits a dolphin show, he's more concerned about their life than his. This odd movie tells the tale of two gay boys in the UK who witness a murder and are then pursued by the killer who wants to leave no witnesses.
Cast: Emile Charles, Tony Forsyth, Robert Stephens, Clare Higgins, Bruce Payne, Robbie Coltrane, Carsten Norgaard, Kim Christie, Louis Emerick, Joseph Carrington, Julie Graham, Paula Ann Bland, Niven Boyd, Claire Parker, Caroline Milmoe
|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
|The Hanging Garden
1997 - Sweet William (Chris Leavins) is a successful young man who returns to his Nova Scotia hometown to attend his sister's wedding -- his first visit since he ran away 10 years ago as an unhappy teen. The family members Sweet reconnects with, and the conflicts that accompany them, spark memories of the reasons he left -- as well as visions of alternate realities, including one in which he hung his 15-year-old self from a tree in the backyard.
Cast: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Seanna McKenna, Peter MacNeill, Christine Dunsworth, Joel S. Keller, Troy Veinotte, Sarah Polley, Ian Parsons, Joan Orenstein
|The Journey of Jared Price
2000 - Director Dustin Lance Black's coming-of-age tale traces a 19-year-old's odyssey of sexual discovery. Eager to escape small-town life in Georgia, Jared Price (Corey Spears) moves to Southern California with only a backpack full of duds and a few C-notes in his pocket. After landing a job as caretaker for an elderly lady, Jared finds himself torn between two love interests: his neighbor (Josh Jacobson) and his employer's son (Steve Tyler).
Cast: Corey Spears, Steve Tyler, Josh Jacobson, Rocki Craigg
|The Last Day
AKA: Le Dernier Jour
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2004 - Rodolphe Marconi's poignant drama centers on 19-year-old Simon (Gaspard Ulliel), who's heading home to spend Christmas with his dysfunctional family. On the train, Simon meets the beguiling Louise (Melanie Laurent) and brings her along for the visit, but his family misinterprets their relationship. Conflict erupts when Louise sets her sights on Simon's best friend. Nicole Garcia, Bruno Todeschini, Christophe Malavoy and Alysson Paradis co-star.
Cast: Nicole Garcia, Gaspard Ulliel, Mélanie Laurent, Bruno Todeschini, Alysson Paradis, Christophe Malavoy, Thibault Vinçon, Daniel Berlioux
|The Raspberry Reich
2004 - In this audacious film about modern Germans adopting the culture of left-wing movements of the 1970s, Gudrun (Susanne Sachsse) -- the Raspberry Reich's doyenne -- forces her straight male comrades to have sex with each other to prove their mettle as revolutionaries. Directed by provocateur Bruce La Bruce, the movie costars Andreas Rupprecht as the kidnapped son of a rich industrialist. Not for children.
Cast: Susanne Sachsse, Daniel Batscher, Andreas Rupprecht, Dean Stathis, Anton Z. Risan, Daniel Fettig, Paul Gerrits
|The War Boys
2009 - Hoping for fast cash, David (Benjamin Walker), George (Brian J. Smith) and Greg (Victor Rasuk) -- friends whose high school pastime was chasing illegals back across the Texas-Mexico border -- steal a rig from David's father, Slater (Peter Gallagher). But the illegal cargo proves more alarming than stolen TVs. As their plan falls apart and truths come to light, the guys find themselves as vulnerable as the migrants they had chased at the border.
Cast: Benjamin Walker, Peter Gallagher, Brian J. Smith, Victor Rasuk, Greg Serano, Debrianna Mansini, Billy Lockwood, Maria Bethke, Teresa Yenque, J.D. Garfield, Micaela Nevárez
|Three Dancing Slaves
AKA: Le Clan
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2005 - After the untimely death of their mother, three brothers fight a stifling feeling of weariness and dissatisfaction as the small French provincial town in which they're slowly growing to manhood becomes inescapable. A beautifully rendered slice-of-life film imbued with a universality that transcends borders and nationalities, Three Dancing Slaves stars Nicolas Cazalé, Stéphane Rideau, Thomas Dumerchaz, Salim Keichiouche and Bruno Lochet.
Cast: Nicolas Cazale, Stéphane Rideau , Thomas Dumerchez, Salim Kechiouche, Bruno Lochet, Vincent Martinez, Jackie Berroyer, Aure Atika, Nicolas Paz, Mathias Olivier, Gary Mary
|Time to Leave
AKA: Le Temps qui reste
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2005 - At the height of his career, a gay fashion photographer suddenly faces terminal cancer in this French drama helmed by Francois Ozon. When Romain (Melvil Poupaud) learns he has little time left to live, he decides to tell only his beloved grandmother of his condition, pushing away everyone else in his life -- his parents, his sister, even his lover. Refusing chemotherapy, he struggles to accept his fate and make the most of his precious last days.
Cast: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Daniel Duval, Marie Riviere, Christian Sengewald
|Totally Fucked Up
1994 - Writer-director Gregg Araki's thought-provoking drama centers on six Los Angeles gay and lesbian youths and the emotional struggles and isolation they confront regularly in the form of gay bashing, homophobia and parents' rejection. As they discuss their trials and tribulations, the teens seem completely disengaged from the world -- and for one of them (James Duval), suicide begins to look like an attractive escape valve.
Cast: James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid, Jenee Gill, Gilbert Luna, Lance May, Alan Boyce, Craig Gilmore, Nicole Dillenberg, Johanna Went
2003 - Katherine Millard has fully captured the stifling conservatism of Adelaide in this wonderful film, that is both slow and thoroughly entertaining at the same time. Set in 1971, Leanne (Pia Miranda) is a 21-year-old in her final year of Teachers' College: she does *not* want to teach. Bronwyn (Sacha Horler), her older married sister, is also a qualified teacher but, true to the times, her husband doesn't let her work. Heather Mitchell and Marshall Napier play the suffocating parents expertly; they provide an interesting antithesis to Garry McDonald and Miranda Richardson in 'The Rage in Placid Lake'.
Both films provide insightful commentary, in their own way, about suburban conservatism, highlighted by insularity, a complete unwillingness to step outside one's comfort zone (note Mitchell's character's reaction when she has to go out), an unwillingness to discuss anything other than sport and work, and often-unspoken disapproval of experimentation.
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
1998 - A decade after British glam-rocker Brian Slade fakes his assassination on stage and disappears from view, tabloid journalist Arthur Stuart is dispatched to deconstruct the legend of the bisexual pop star.
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard, Emiy Woof, Michael Feast, Janet McTeer, Mairead McKinley, Luke Morgan Oliver, Osheen Jones, Micko Westmoreland
1961 - In 1961, this film from director Basil Dearden was hailed in Great Britain for its willingness to take on a then-risky subject. Dirk Bogarde stars as Melville Farr, a married, successful barrister who just happens to be gay -- and closeted at that. When he starts getting blackmailed by hoodlums who've killed his lover, Farr puts his marriage, career and life on the line by deciding to find them and fight back.
Cast: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price, Anthony Nicholls, Peter Copley, Peter McEnery, Norman Bird, Derren Nesbitt, Janet Green, John McCormick
|Walk on Water
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2004 - American-born Israeli director Eytan Fox lenses this contemporary road movie that takes its Israeli characters to Berlin as they attempt to understand the role that the past still plays in the lives of young Israeli and German people. Lior Ashkenzai, Carola Ranier, Hans Tischler, Israeli Gideon Shemer and Yousuf Swaid co-star, and the soundtrack includes tunes by Esther Ofarim, Bruce Springsteen, Telepopmusic and Gigliola Cinquetti.
Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Knut Berger, Caroline Peters, Gideon Shemer, Carola Regnier, Hanns Zischler, Ernest Lenart, Eyal Rozales, Yousef Sweid, Imad Jabarin
|Wild Tigers I Have Known
2006 - Longing to be loved, 13-year-old social outcast Logan (Malcolm Stumpf) becomes sexually infatuated with Rodeo Walker (Patrick White) -- the most popular boy at school. But when he spurns Logan's affections, the smitten youngster creates an alternate female identity named Leah hoping to entice Rodeo to a rendezvous. Max Paradise plays Logan's girl-crazy best friend in director Cam Archer's lyrical yarn about evolving adolescence.
Cast: Hailey Anne Nelson, Tom Gilroy, Fairuza Balk, Kim Dickens, Lydia Lunch, Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White, Max Paradise, Nikolai Haas, Lisa Hadley, Kylee Lehe
|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
AKA: Presque Rien
2000 - While on a family vacation on the French seaside, brooding 18-year-old Mathieu meets Cédric, an attractive carefree boy his own age, and is swept away by the first stirrings of homosexual passion.
Cast: Jeremie Elkaim, Stéphane Rideau , Dominique Reymond, Marie Matheron, Laetitia Legrix, Nils Ohlund, Réjane Kerdaffrec, Guy Houssier, Violeta Ferrer, Robert Darmel
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
|Green Plaid Shirt
2000 - In the pre-AIDs days of the late 1970s, Philip (Gregory Phelan) meets Guy (Kevin Spirtas) at a yard sale and what begins as an argument over a green plaid shirt turns into a powerful relationship, and a poignant lesson in life, love and death. Philip and Guy become lovers, and while both continue having outside relationships, Philip finds he's not as "open" as Guy. But the relationship takes a tragic turn when Guy contracts AIDS.
Cast: Tony Campisi, Richard Israel, Crystal Jackson, Jonathan Klein, Russell Scott Lewis, Sierra Pescheur, Gregory Phelan, Kevin Spirtas
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1997 - Gay couple Ho Po-Wing and Lai Yiu-Fai travel to Argentina for a holiday to try to mend their dissolving relationship. They separate for a time, and when Yiu-Fai begins a new relationship with another man, Po-Wing's life spins out of control.
Cast: Leslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Chen Chang, Gregory Dayton
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
1986 - Upwardly mobile Robert (John Bolger) accepts a long-term assignment in Africa that will inevitably strain his relationship with his lover, Michael (Richard Ganoung). Meanwhile, Michael tends the needs of his ex, Nick (Steve Buscemi), whose punk band is making it big as he battles HIV in his tiny apartment. As Robert and Michael enjoy one last party with their hipster friends, the film explores the tensions of early AIDS-era Manhattan.
Cast: Richard Ganoung, John Bolger, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan, Kathy Kinney, Patrick Tull, Yolande Bavan, Andre Morgan
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
2004 - Edward "Ned" Kynaston (Billy Crudup), England's most celebrated leading "lady," becomes a nonentity practically overnight when Charles II allows women to tread the boards, decreeing that men may no longer play women's parts. Ned built his career by making the greatest female roles his own. But to become a real man again, he'll need assistance from a willing woman -- his ex-dresser, Maria (Claire Danes).
Cast: Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Rupert Everett, Tom Wilkinson, Ben Chaplin, Hugh Bonneville, Richard Griffiths, Edward Fox, Zoe Tapper, Claire Higgins, Tom Hollander
2003 - In acclaimed director Bernardo Bertolucci's erotically graphic drama, Matthew (Michael Pitt) is an American college student studying abroad in politically turbulent 1960s Paris, where he meets and befriends sexually adventurous twins Theo (Louis Garrel) and Isabelle (Eva Green). When the siblings invite their newfound friend to stay with them in their flat, the trio indulges in decadent sex games and psychological manipulations.
Cast: Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Robin Renucci, Anna Chancellor
|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
|When Love Comes
1998 - In this cutting-edge drama from award-winning New Zealand filmmaker Garth Maxwell, washed-up singer Katie struggles to create a new life for herself while coping with yearning admirer Eddie and living with her best friend, Stephen. Stephen is in love with sexually confused ex-hustler Mark, while, uninhibited band members Fig and Sally yearn for success -- and each other! Six friends. Three kinds of love.
Cast: Rena Owen, Dean O'Gorman, Simon Prast, Nancy Brunning, Sophia Hawthorne, Simon Westaway
2006 - Set in the near future, this quirky drama follows Jannis and his mute boyfriend, Patrick, as they infiltrate a circus to make a documentary about a political conspiracy. When Patrick befriends a woman who's allergic to sunlight, Jannis's intense jealousy threatens to destroy their relationship and their work. A sexy, reality-bending trip, Whispering Moon features a unique blend of traditional film, digital video, computer graphics and animation.
Cast: Dominik Hartl, Julia Schwarz, Liane Wagner, Rochus Millaeur, Julian Stampfer
|Yossi & Jagger
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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
AKA: Rohtenburg (Butterfly) - A Grimm Love Story
2006 - In this shocking thriller based on a true tale, graduate student Katie Armstrong's research into killer and cannibal Oliver Hartwin and his willing victim, Simon Grombeck, leads to a dark journey into the men's twisted deed and tortured psyches.
Cast: Keri Russell, Thomas Kretschmann, Thomas Huber, Rainier Meissner, Marcus Lucas, Angelika Bartsch, Alexander Martschewski, Nils Dommning, Pascal Andres, Helga Bellinghausen
2006 - Gay couple Robbie (Seth Peterson) and Trey (Brian J. Smith) enjoy a peaceful life in a quiet neighborhood -- until a hostile right-winger moves in next door. When Trey takes the dog out for a walk and is subsequently found beaten to death, homophobic neighbor Chris (Chad Donella) becomes a suspect in his attack -- but so does Robbie. Determined to get to the truth and punish the perp, Robbie launches a complex plan with disturbing consequences.
Cast: Seth Peterson, Bruce Davison, Chad Donella, Giancarlo Esposito, Cindy Pickett, Lin Shaye, Brian J. Smith, Susan Blakely
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