No new gay movies on Netflix?

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    Jan 02, 2011 12:05 PM GMT
    So I usually check out the new releases every Sunday morning on Netflix to add to my queue. I know there are new GBLT movies out (because TLA advertises them), but lately, maybe for the last 3-4 months, I have not seen a SINGLE movie listed under "Gay & Lesbian" in the new releases list. I search for them in Netflix, and yes, they are there.

    Example: The last new "Gay & Lesbian" movie is Crush, it's the only movie released in 2010 if you look in that category with "New Releases."

    Is it because fewer movies are being classified as G&L by Netflix? That clearly isn't true: e.g. Strapped (2010) is listed as G&L but isn't listed once on the new list. (I know it wasn't listed because I would have added it to my list)

    Any thoughts?

    http://www.netflix.com/AllNewReleases?lnkctr=NavAllNewReleases
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    Jan 02, 2011 1:40 PM GMT
    If you can find Breakfast With Scot it is a great movie about a gay couple - one a pro hockey player turned sports broadcaster, having to look after the partner's nephew Scot - an incredibly effeminate boy. I expected it to be thoroughly predictable but it was a marvelously complex and layered study of msculinity and femininity in gay men, and the freedom to be out of the closet. it won all kinds of awards. Very worthwhile. It stars Tom Cavanaugh (from the short-lived TV series "Ed") The kid is amazing. Whatever I expected next, it was always not what I expected.

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    Here is the review from the Toronto Star:

    Starring Tom Cavanagh, Ben Shenkman and Noah Bernett. Directed by Laurie Lynd. 94 minutes. At the Carlton. PG

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    You know that Breakfast With Scot is on to something real when a member of a same-sex union makes a homophobic statement to his partner. Suddenly all those old movie clich├ęs dissolve.
    Former hockey star Eric (Tom Cavanagh) tells his mate Sam (Ben Shenkman) that their newly acquired young roommate Scot (Noah Bernett) is looking for trouble because he's acting, well, too gay.

    At this point, Eric is thinking more about himself than Scot, who may not actually be gay.

    Eric is terrified that his coworkers at his sports TV job will discover he's not the hetero hunk his previous ice career had suggested. He's happily sharing a home with Sam, a successful lawyer, yet the closet he's metaphorically inhabiting is still firmly slammed shut.

    Director Laurie Lynd's deceptively complicated portrait of gay life in 2007, which screenwriter Sean Reycraft based on a novel by Michael Downing, is more convincing than most other movie treatments of the topic. Gays are too often demeaned by comedy that reinforces stereotypes and by drama that rushes towards tragedy.

    Breakfast With Scot embraces the realistic middle, being both comic and dramatic in equal measure.

    The arrival of Scot, Sam's rambunctious nephew, has forced a reappraisal of domestic circumstances and relationships. Scot's mother recently died, and while the young whippersnapper waits for Sam's ne'er-do-well brother Billy (Colin Cunningham) to adopt him, he bunks with the hockey player and the lawyer.

    This is much to Eric's chagrin, since he's never wanted to be a parent. "Boys that age are nightmares," he complains. "I should know because I grew up playing hockey with them."

    Scot doesn't help matters by living up to Eric's worst gay nightmares. The kid loves to knit, sings Christmas carols at the top of his lungs and dresses like he's part of a drag revue. Worst yet, he's never heard of Wayne Gretzky.

    Can this modern family be saved?

    Scot's antics might test the patience of any viewer who has a limited pain threshold for precocious kids, even with Bernett's commendable performance. But it's an easy test to pass.

    Lynd's experience with family films Virtual Mom and I Was a Rat and TV credits on Queer as Folk and Degrassi: The Next Generation are very much in evidence here.

    He's found the needed balance that makes Breakfast With Scot not only amusing and heartfelt, but also genuinely thoughtful about life's many unexpected turns.

    http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/Movies/article/276965


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    Jan 02, 2011 2:29 PM GMT
    Patrick 1.5 is really good. It was just released on Netflix about a week or two ago. It is a German film about a gay couple adopting a baby.
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    Jan 02, 2011 2:34 PM GMT
    There are a bunch of them. I just got Plan B an Argentine movie that came out this year.
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    Jan 02, 2011 2:43 PM GMT
    You're not looking hard enough. There are several gay movies that have released on Netflix over the past 3-4 months.
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    Jan 02, 2011 3:17 PM GMT
    Project saidPatrick 1.5 is really good. It was just released on Netflix about a week or two ago. It is a German film about a gay couple adopting a baby.


    not to be a nitpick, but it is a swedish film ;D
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    Jan 02, 2011 3:39 PM GMT

    I got to agree with you, Netflix is not releasing on time a lot of DVD's, straight or otherwise. Concerning the straight ones, if they are Warner Bros. they are released 28 days later than the original DVD release. I know this is frustrating. So they seem to be doing the same with TLA releases, but delaying them even longer.

    Check these titles out from last year and the year before.

    Any of the Chad Allen Don Stachey thrillers including "on the other hand, death"

    also: Pornography, a thriller
    Greek Pete, Redwoods, Just say Love, He Likes Guys.

    Hope this helps.
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    Jan 02, 2011 4:58 PM GMT
    RiverRising saidYou're not looking hard enough. There are several gay movies that have released on Netflix over the past 3-4 months.

    that's exactly my point. I can still find them under romance or drama but not under gay and lesbian in the new releases. Anybody know why they are not released under g & l instead?
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    Jan 02, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    Actually, I can never find them. I look through the TLA brochure that comes in the mail, and add the interesting ones to my netflix queue.
    It feels so wrong...
    Lately I've been finding myself browsing new books at Powells, then downloading them from amazon or iBooks.

    Somehow, the "good guys" need to get a piece of the ePublishing pie, before the evil empires soak up all the action.
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    Jan 03, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
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    RiverRising saidYou're not looking hard enough. There are several gay movies that have released on Netflix over the past 3-4 months.

    that's exactly my point. I can still find them under romance or drama but not under gay and lesbian in the new releases. Anybody know why they are not released under g & l instead?


    I agree. Why even have a gay and lesbian section if not ALL gay and lesbian movies go there. Either get rid of it and put gay comedies in Comedy and gay romance in Romance, or move everything over to gay and lesbian. Netflix is still not the most user-friendly website out there. Would much rather have iTunes start this kind of service.
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    Jan 03, 2011 4:56 AM GMT
    When's that Jim Carrey homo movie coming out?!? I love you something something. OMFG it was SOOOO good. I laughed the most in the movie theatre. Just watching Jim Carrey play a homosexual let alone was one of the best experiences of movie watching.