Gay Cinema....

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  1. iGary Guest

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    No, not that kind.

    I've seen quite a few good gay/coming of age/coming out films that a lot of my straight friends really enjoyed...

    Get Real - Good British independent.
    Beautiful Thing - Another British independetn - very good.
    Edge of Seventeen - OK American film - touching ending.
    LIE - Dark, but excellent coming of age flick.
    Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Want to see Agent Smith in drag?
    Nico and Dani - Excellent spanish film.

    Anyone else?
     
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    My Beautiful Laundrette,tackled a lot of issues including sexuality.Shot as a TV prog in six weeks for peanuts,good film.
     
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    Trick was very good and you can't help but fall in love with Jean Paul Pitoc after watching that movie.

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    I saw that on my Netflix reccomendations but didn't bite.

    I'll have to put it on my queue.
     
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    Are any of them about gay cowboys eating pudding? :p
    (Sorry, South Park reference.)

    I don't know if it counts as gay or not, but one of my all time favorite movies is The Birdcage. (Oh! I pierced the toast!) I hear the French version is quite good as well, although I haven't seen it.
     
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    Good one!

    And...that one with Kevin Klein (sp) - ?

    Title?
     
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    I thought Boys Don't Cry was pretty good too... but hard to watch.
     
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    In and Out . I love that movie - (I'm not gay, BTW).

    That movie has Tom Sellek in it too. I looooove him! :D
     
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    The Birdcage had Robin Williams in it i think right? I havent seen the original French version, but i loved the version i saw :)

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    I was going to put that one down, but man, you're right. It was difficult at times.
     
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    Indeed, it had not only Robin Williams in it, but also Nathan Lane and Hank Azaria, and some of the funniest scenes ever. Watching Lane, as a straight man playing a gay man pretending to be a straight woman was just amazing to watch.
     
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    I remember Tootsie too... which doesn't count as gay cinema, but Dustin Hoffman was good as a woman. Also a lot of great actors strewn throughout the movie. Pretty funny too. :p
     
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    :confused: Nathan Lane is a gay man!


    :D :D :eek: too funny.
     
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    Holy crap, he is?? I thought he was married to a woman... Weird.
     
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    Yes, he's openly gay. He is fantastic at improv too. My favorite kind of comedy.
     
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    Beautiful Thing - I really liked this movie

    Edge of Seventeen - Whatever happened to Chris Stafford? He was cute

    LIE - Dark, but excellent coming of age flick. agree

    Priscilla Queen of the Desert - Always makes me want to go to Aust. and have a fabulous adventure with a great soundtrack

    Billies Hollywood Screen Kiss - cute

    #Not coming of age
    Jeffrey - What happened to Michael T. Weiss, he was hot
    Kiss Me Guido - cute movie
    Girls Will Be Girls - funny
    Pink Flamingos - F@#$ing Crazy movie
    Auntie Mame - Classic High Camp
    9 Dead Gay Guys - funny
    Die Mommie Die - Funny
    Psycho Beach Party - Funny
     
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    But I'm A Cheerleader
    High Art
    Go Fish
    Boys Don't Cry
    The Incredible Story of Two Girls In Love
    Gia
    And Most Importantly: (Not a movie, a Showtime Original Series)
    The L Word
     
  20. deryk macrumors regular

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    One of my first gay movies and still one of my favorites.

    If you like movies like Room with a View or any Victorian love story, then you'd probably like Maurice. A story of a gay man in England--I think early in the 1900s or late 1800s. I haven't seen it since the '80s.

    I would also recommend Wild Reeds and Ma Vie en Rose (My Life in Pink).

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    I know a few lesbians that love that movie, but I don't know why other than watching the hot lesbian scenes (or maybe that's just why straight guys watch it ;) ). It doesn't paint Gia in a favorable light at all, and Linda is not at all comfortable about her sexuality.

    I just watched The Children's Hour which I thought was a fairly good story with a strong cast, although some of the scenes were in definate need of improvement.
     
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    Angelina Jolie.

    'nuff said.
     
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    Ah! So it is as I suspected! :)
     
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    Get Real and Beautiful Thing were great. So was Trick.

    I really also loved Kiss Me Guido and Mambo Italiano. All Over the Guy was decent, didn't like it as much as the others though. Too Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything, Judy Newmar was an important film to me. As silly and stupid it was.

    Hugo Weaving (Agent Smith) has played many gay characters in Aussie indy film.

    The Birdcage was hilarious, and if you liked it you need to see La Cage aux Folles. Don't go in it expecting just a french language Birdcage, it's a very different film.
     

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