Great Movies for Pride Month!

  • auryn

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    Jun 17, 2008 5:52 AM GMT
    So after many forums that talked about Stonewall and to familiarize myself more about what happened, and after finally going to NYC and walking past the Stonewall Inn, I added both Before Stonewall and After Stonewall to my Netflix queue. Sooooo glad that I did.

    I just finished watching Before Stonewall (which, for those of you that have Netflix, you can stream from the site so you don't have to wait for it to come in the mail). I thought it was AMAZING. I think it's definitely a must see.

    I think I understand a little more of those that grew up during the MacArthur* era and the attitude towards gay people, and I got the impression that post MacArthur* and his Red Scare, people were a little more accepting of homosexuals. Fear-based politics are horrifying in the way it oppresses people. I thought our administration was scary...

    I highly recommend this to everyone. To those of you that have fought to give us the rights we have now, to let the femme be femme and the butch be butch without taking away the rights of the femmes, THANKS!!!

    God Save the Queens!

    Oh! and if you have any other good gay-themed movies to recommend, feel free to post them. I've already seen The Celluloid Closet, but may watch it again.

    ***Edit*** that's McArthy not MacArthur

    **nother edit** If you have Netflix, feel free to add me to your friend's list. http://www.netflix.com/BeMyFriend/P8GhFK5NPQ11bXwzO4rn
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    Jun 17, 2008 6:04 AM GMT
    A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0787484/

    I haven't seen it, but I plan to. It's about an MTF Transgender who was murdered

    Based on a true story. As a young boy, Eddie Araujo always felt different somehow. She started putting on her mom's makeup and wearing her mom's clothes, which her mom found odd. By the time she entered her teen years, Eddie could no longer hide the fact that she was a lot different, that she was meant to be female and not male. When she finally accepted it and with her mom's eventual support, Eddie changed her name to Gwen and started to live life as female until a tragic night changed everything.

    In this movie, Gwen Araujo was born Eddie Araujo. But as she got older she started seeing that she was more of a female then a male. So she changed her name to Gwen when she was in high school and she was no longer a male. When she was 17 years old she was killed by 3 teenage boys after they discovered she was a male. They beat her for 5 hours before tying her up and throwing her in a grave. Two of the boys were convicted of second-degree murder, and one boy plead out to manslaughter. The judge and jury did not see this as a hate crime and none of the boys were convicted of one.


    Un amour à taire (2005)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0444518/

    Seen this one and it's a really good movie about GLBT people in the Nazi period.

    A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain while attempting to make their way to England is sheltered by an old friend whose status as a member of the "third" sex soon leads the Gestapo pounding on his door as well. Betrayed by a smuggler who sat idly by as her family was casually slaughtered by the SS, terrified Sara flees into the comforting care of childhood summer-vacation chum Jean and his faithful lover Philippe. Though safe for the moment thanks to Jean's quick-thinking plan to pass her off as a Gallic employee of his family's laundry business, Sara watches in horror as her homosexual protector is forced into a Nazi labor camp as a tragic result of a bad decision made by Jean's troublesome brother Jacques.
  • metalxracr

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    Jun 17, 2008 6:16 AM GMT
    Shelter! It's really good, I've seen it twice!
  • auryn

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    Jun 17, 2008 4:14 PM GMT
    Sedative said

    Un amour à taire (2005)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0444518/

    Seen this one and it's a really good movie about GLBT people in the Nazi period.

    A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain while attempting to make their way to England is sheltered by an old friend whose status as a member of the "third" sex soon leads the Gestapo pounding on his door as well. Betrayed by a smuggler who sat idly by as her family was casually slaughtered by the SS, terrified Sara flees into the comforting care of childhood summer-vacation chum Jean and his faithful lover Philippe. Though safe for the moment thanks to Jean's quick-thinking plan to pass her off as a Gallic employee of his family's laundry business, Sara watches in horror as her homosexual protector is forced into a Nazi labor camp as a tragic result of a bad decision made by Jean's troublesome brother Jacques.


    I watched this one last week. icon_smile.gif IMO it was almost as good as Bent. I loved how they ended it and almost felt bad for Jacques at the end; almost. The extra information at the very about how long it took to decriminalize homosexuality in France was sobering.
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    Jun 17, 2008 4:30 PM GMT
    metalxracr saidShelter! It's really good, I've seen it twice!


    I agree! I watched it twice the day I got it, and I've been listening to the soundtrack almost nonstop since then.
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    Jun 17, 2008 5:50 PM GMT
    Running with Scissors- based on a great novel

    Wigstock- documentary

    Flawless- with Robert Deniro and Phillip Seymor Hoffman

    Happy Endings

    Priscilla Queen of the Dessert

    The Laramie Project- "documentary" styled drama

    The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green- somewhat campy

    The Curiosity of Chance

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    Some of them are pretty kitchy, but most of then are good quality and have "decent to good" acting and directing.
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    Jun 17, 2008 5:57 PM GMT
    Samer08 saidMovies are suppose to be gay? I listed all the straight movies lol


    LOL Yea, though you listed some great movies! I almost forgot about Flight of the Navigator! I LOVED THAT MOVIE! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 17, 2008 5:58 PM GMT
    Ummm. that was Senator Joseph McCarthy, not Douglas McArthur.

  • auryn

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    Jun 17, 2008 6:14 PM GMT
    John43620 saidUmmm. that was Senator Joseph McCarthy, not Douglas McArthur.



    Yeah, him. He was scary. My meds were kicking in and scrambling my brain when I typed that last night.icon_redface.gif

    I don't care what anyone else says, John, you are useful sometimes. icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 17, 2008 6:20 PM GMT
    John43620 saidUmmm. that was Senator Joseph McCarthy, not Douglas McArthur.


    Actually, MacArther went after the biggest fish of all. He wrongly accused President Truman (ya know, the Democrat who ended desegregation within the military) of being a communist sympathiser and appeaser to China during the era of McArthyism. Basically tried to use his war hero status to discredit the sitting administration. Why? Truman disagreed with Macarther's desire to use nuclear weapons.
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    Jun 17, 2008 6:41 PM GMT
    Hellbent LOL
  • inuman

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    Jun 17, 2008 7:01 PM GMT
    I thought this was a good movie overall and it's a gay flick.

    The Trip
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    Jun 17, 2008 8:09 PM GMT
    I "grew up" with some movies after I came out to myself. By far, my most favorite one is "The Sum of Us." It was the first gay movie I had seen and I must have watched it a dozen times in the seven-day period I had the rental. I HIGHLY recommend it. Sweet and funny.

    The other movies:

    Birdcage
    Broken Hearts' Club
    Edge of Seventeen
    Get Real
    Kiss Me, Guido
    Mambo Italiano
    Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
    Trick
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    Jun 17, 2008 8:11 PM GMT
    In and Out!

    GREAT funny movie


    LOL
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    Jun 17, 2008 8:13 PM GMT
    Also.....
    To Serve and Protect
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    Jun 17, 2008 8:22 PM GMT
    John43620 saidUmmm. that was Senator Joseph McCarthy, not Douglas McArthur.



    Someone left my cake out in the rain
    And I don't, think that I can take it
    'cause it took too long to bake it
    and I'll never have that recipe
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  • auryn

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    Jun 17, 2008 9:44 PM GMT
    Is it a sign of the increasing aura of homosexuality around me that I was able to figure out that the song you were quoting was from MacArthur Park; a song I've never heard, but only heard of?

    Could it be that this site is making me gayer?
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    Jun 18, 2008 7:38 AM GMT
    Auryn said
    I watched this one last week. icon_smile.gif IMO it was almost as good as Bent. I loved how they ended it and almost felt bad for Jacques at the end; almost. The extra information at the very about how long it took to decriminalize homosexuality in France was sobering.


    I never quite felt bad for Jacques either. He was stupid icon_mad.gif . But yeah, I could almost sympathize with him in one of the best scenes IMO, when he met his brother's gaze as he was being taken to Dachau. Their expressions were heartbreaking.

    And yeah, the information at the end really got the "WTF?!" reaction from me.

    I've seen Bent too. Also another great movie to learn about GLBT history. Although I'd classify it more as a 'mindfuck' film. Hehe. I almost felt as crazy as they were when they were moving those rocks.

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  • auryn

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    Jun 18, 2008 4:40 PM GMT
    Thanks Sed,

    That was started when I was on vacation, no wonder why I didn't see the thread.

    I just watched "Just A Question of Love". It's a good movie for those that are falling for someone in the closet. There was a scene that reminded me of how I felt when I came out to my mom.

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    Jun 18, 2008 4:48 PM GMT
    YESSS!!!

    Juste une question d'amour

    Shelter

    Seen it both 5 times. It's just perfect - not cheesy, just right.

  • cityguy39

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    Jun 19, 2008 5:38 AM GMT
    I just saw "Cut Sleeve Boys" the other this past Sun day. I thought it was going to be another cheap cheesy gay movie, it was actually good, and funny!!! I recommend it for pride month.

    Doug
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    Jun 19, 2008 5:39 AM GMT
    Heroes
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    Jun 19, 2008 10:43 PM GMT
    I recommend Beau Travail. A bunch of shirtless French Foreign Legion men doing training exercises in a Sophocles-esque story of pride. Pretty good, I think.
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    Jun 20, 2008 10:32 AM GMT
    Top recommended Gay Films that I've seen:

    For Gay romance:

    Just A Question of Love
    Shelter
    All Over The Guy


    P.S. These are movies which focus on the GAY Love element and are lighthearted with a minimum of effeminate characters, in contrast to most GLBT films which are dark or too fem for me to relate to. Not saying movies about queens are bad, to the contrary they are more often very hilarious. meh. icon_razz.gif

    I like All Over The Guy best. Fuzzy Wuzzy Bear ftw!

    For others:

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch
    Un amour a taire (A Love To Hide)
    Torch Song Trilogy
    To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything - Julie Newmar
    Bedrooms & Hallways
    Big Eden
    Guys & Balls
  • auryn

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    Jun 20, 2008 6:09 PM GMT
    Sedative, you have got to see Lilies. Romantic, dramatic, all together a great flick.