June 23, 2020 at 10:21 pm #1203549204
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Brother to Brother
I Am Not Your Negro
Looking for Langston
My Brother the Devil
Naz & Maalik
Paris Is Burning
Strike A Pose
The Color Purple
Monsoon (Dir: Hong Khaou)
Henry Golding | Parker Sawyers
Coming Fall 2020June 23, 2020 at 10:41 pm #1203549215
Oh Pais is Burning reminds me:
1968’s The Queen! Also I highly recommend a documentary that aired in the early 2000s about the life and career of William Haines, a star who quit Hollywood rather than quit his partner who would be with him until his death in 1973. I think it’s called William Haines: Out of the Closet, Onto the Screen?June 23, 2020 at 10:57 pm #1203549231
I also forgot The Normal Heart. I know it’s a TV movie, but an exceptional one.June 23, 2020 at 11:41 pm #1203549240
My Own Private Idaho it’s a beautiful story while not romantic per se it’s still a great film, River Phoenix gives a great performance
Philadelphia is great at tackling the aids crisis. I think it’s very well done. Tom Hanks and Denzel Washington’s scene at the hospital is great.June 24, 2020 at 12:29 am #1203549272
Call Me By Your Name
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Jungle
The Broken Hearts Club
Touch of Pink
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Like You Mean It
And yes, “The Normal Heart” and “Angels in America” even though they were for television.June 24, 2020 at 4:50 am #1203549364
Some great mentions so far. My own is End of the Century, a recent Argentine film set in Barcelona, touching on themes of memory and the relationship between past and present.
Btw, what were all these banned comments about? I missed all of that but can’t help being morbidly curious.June 24, 2020 at 6:01 am #1203549404
Love Simon Pride Brokeback Mountain Moonlight Call Me By Your Name The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Jungle The Broken Hearts Club 1985 Touch of Pink Beautiful Thing Hedwig and the Angry Inch Like You Mean It The Birdcage Longtime Companion The Favourite And yes, “The Normal Heart” and “Angels in America” even though they were for television.
Forgot about Angels in America. For anyone who’s interested, the professional tape of the most recent revival with Andrew Garfield and Nathan Lane is astounding, and if you can find it (I don’t think it should be too hard to do), it’s most certainly worth watching.June 24, 2020 at 7:04 am #1203549480
Call Me By Your Name is a mixed bag, so I wouldn’t considered it to a “great” LGBTQIA movie. Timothee was great, but Armie was ehhh. Also I never really saw as a “gay” movie that many in the “gay” community make it appear to be, as more of a coming of age one, as well as a bi one.
Bisexuals need representation and visibility as well and they often feel excluded from the queer community. I think CMBYN is a great LGBTQIA movie.June 24, 2020 at 8:18 am #1203549600
“Call Me by Your Name” was excellent and fully deserving of the accolades it received and then some.June 24, 2020 at 9:05 am #1203549710
Comings of age
Pariah, CMBYN, Tomboy, Billy Elliot, Moonlight, Booksmart, And then we danced, We the animals
Can you ever forgive me?, Milk, Capote, Monster
Tangerine, The Birdcage, Dog day afternoon, The adventures of Priscilla, Beginners, The Favourite, Pride, Victor/Victoria, The wedding banquet, Cabaret, The kids are all right
The Handmaiden, Thelma, Mulholland Drive, any Pedro Almodovar movie, Let the right one in, Persona, Monster, Notes on a Scandal, The talented Mr. Ripley, The duke of burgundy,
The color purple, Far from heaven, Midnight Cowboy, Orlando, Portrait of a lady on fire, 120 Batiments per minute, Disobedience, A fantastic woman, Philadelphia, Brokeback Mountain, Carol, A single man, God’s own country
Paris is Burning, The times of Harvey Milk, How to survive a plague, The celluloid closet, Stonewall Uprising,
Letterboxd: https://letterboxd.com/IsabelaOlivie/June 24, 2020 at 1:01 pm #1203550353
A movie I just discovered is 1961’s Victim. It’s a pretty compelling noir film about a lawyer investigating a blackmailer that’s targeting gay men. It was pretty crazy watching a black and white film from 1961 where all the gay characters are treated sympathetically and the bad guys are the homophobic blackmailers. I’m surprised it doesn’t get discussed more in terms of queer cinema (i stumbled on it completely by chance on TCM) as its really good and really ahead of its timeJune 24, 2020 at 1:49 pm #1203550396
The Way He Looks is a Portuguese language coming-of-age and is quite touching and cute.June 24, 2020 at 2:17 pm #1203550440
A lot of the ones I would’ve mentioned have already been said.
I’d add Giant Little Ones, I Dream in Another Language (a gorgeous Mexican movie that I wish had made more of a splash), Thelma, A Single Man, Princess Cyd, Beach Rats (despite the ending that I found kinda ugly), Tom of Finland, and The Mudge Boy.
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