June 23, 2020 at 9:40 am #1203547934
I meant to do this the other day, but forgot. However, better late than never.
Right now, given it’s Pride Month and there’s so much going on in the way of the Black Lives Matter movement, Moonlight is kind of the perfect film to watch, as it deals with race and sexuality in an extremely interesting way. In addition to the main character, the overall cast is absolutely excellent, with Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris giving two of the best supporting supporting turns of the past several years.
For other films more centered on sexuality, Call Me By Your Name and Carol are two beautiful love stories. The leading performances from Chalamet, Blanchett, and Mara exceptional, and the former’s supporting turns from Hammer and Stuhlbarg are just as brilliant.
Let’s Go BucksJune 23, 2020 at 9:48 am #1203547946
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is another movie that I strongly recommend. A masterpiece for the ages.
I also recommend Blue Is the Warmest Color and The Handmaiden. Two phenomenal movies that also deal with sexuality in different and brilliant ways.June 23, 2020 at 9:54 am #1203547965
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Paris is Burning
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
There’s a few others that I’ve got on my list that I’ve been meaning to get to. Mainly foreign language works.
My profile on Letterboxd https://letterboxd.com/IcecreambJune 23, 2020 at 10:07 am #1203548018
Farewell, My Concubine is my favorite too. I would add Happy Together, Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean and Pain & Glory.
https://letterboxd.com/cherry123/June 23, 2020 at 10:21 am #1203548047
Moonlight will always be #1
But I recently watched Brother To Brother, a 2004 movie with Anthony Mackie. Small, indie and a great tale on the subtle racism and fetishization black gay men endure with white gay men
My girl Aunjanue Ellis makes an appearance too
Best Actress - Viola Davis
Best Actor - Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman
Best Supp Actress - Glenn Close
Best Supp Actor - Yahya Abdul-Mateen IIJune 23, 2020 at 11:01 am #1203548119
Beautiful Thing (1996) is probably the least kitschy film I’ve seen from this genre. I highly recommend it – incredibly touching, funny, and real.June 23, 2020 at 11:48 am #1203548210
I don’t really personally go out of my way to see LGBT-related films, but I do really like Boy Erased. That is pretty underrated if you ask me.
May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows.June 23, 2020 at 12:26 pm #1203548271
I like all the above mentioned and this two:
Pit Stop (2013)
God’s Own Country (2017)
Both really powerfull filmsJune 23, 2020 at 12:34 pm #1203548293
Maurice (1987). A Merchant-Ivory production set during Edwardian Era starring James Wilby, Hugh Grant and Rupert Graves.
Different For Girls (1996). Starring Rupert Graves (again). Full movie is available in YouTube
God’s Own Country (2017). Starring Josh O’Connor
Shelter (2007). Full movie is available in YouTube
Strapped (2010). Full movie is available in YouTube
The Crying Game (1992)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)June 23, 2020 at 1:17 pm #1203548357
I thought A Fantastic Woman was really powerful viewing.
I’m glad to see Portrait of a Lady on Fire received a number of mentions above. For me, this was tied with Parasite for best movie of 2019. Really beautiful.June 23, 2020 at 1:36 pm #1203548389
I highly recommend seeing “God’s Own Country.” Josh O’Connor and Alec Secareanu were both extraordinary here and Oscar-worthy. Also one of the best films of the decade.June 23, 2020 at 2:20 pm #1203548447
I’m glad Call Me By Your Name is not here. My favorite is probably The Favourite and Brokeback Mountain.
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