Posts tagged ‘gay films’
Were the World Mine may be the hot new gay film that we have been waiting all year for.
In the film Timothy escapes the the narrow-minded confines of his small town high school through musical daydreams. When a teacher assigns him the role of Puck in A Midsummer’s Night Dream Timothy discovers a recipe for a purple love pansy which he uses to turn much of the town’s population gay. In the process Timothy wins the heart of the rugby playing boy of his dreams.
Too many films of late aimed at gay men have been overly formulaic with their After School Special-like earnestness and devoid of the passion and innovation that marked the New Queer Cinema of the 1990s.
Hopefully Were the World Mine marks not simply a return to that heyday of gay film, but a leap forward in telling stories about gay men that celebrate gay sexuality and our lives with intelligence, creativity and honesty.
Were the World Mine recently won the Outfest 2008 Grand Jury Award for outstanding U.S. dramatic feature.
As an antidote to the straight-washed version of history foisted on us by traditional media and educational institutions, I present to you 10 Gay Documentaries Everyone Should See. These ten films only begin to scratch the surface of the rich and amazing history of LGBT people. Find out more at the GLBT Historical Society.
If you have other suggestions of gay documentaries that people should see, leave the titles in the comments section.
1. Before Stonewall – shows that gay history did not begin with the Stonewall Riots, but in fact existed far before it. Through the use of archival footage and interviews, the film shows vividly what life was like when gays were forced to hide their sexuality for fear of reprisals.
It is almost spring and gay hearts are turning to thoughts of love. So are the makers of the new gay romantic comedy A Four Letter Word.
A Four Letter Word is among the newer crop of gay films not obsessed with coming out and the traumas that can sometimes come with being gay and living in a not so welcoming world, but instead celebrate our lives and loves.
The film will first be shown at GLBT film festivals around the country before opening at a movie theater near you. Check out the A Four Letter Word site for more details.
Let the manhunt begin!
1. The Celluloid Closet
2. Big Eden
3. Sordid Lives
4. Touch of Pink
6. Parting Glances
7. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
8. Gods and Monsters
9. The Sum of Us
10. The Full Monty
11. And The Band Played On
12. The Laramie Project
Following up on my list of 10 Books Every Gay Boy Should Read, here are 10 Films Every Gay Boy Should See.
This list is in no particular order and captures some of the most diverse images of gay men on film. There are undoubtedly other films that have special meaning to you, please share them in the comments.
1. Gay Sex in the 70s – is a fascinating look at gay life in NYC after the Stonewall riots in the period often referred to as the golden era of gay sexual liberation before the AIDS epidemic unleashed its hellacious fury on gay men.