gay films and novels

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    Jul 04, 2008 11:42 PM GMT
    this thread is for informing eachother about gay films and novels.
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    Jul 05, 2008 12:06 AM GMT
    ALL AROUND A GUY. there was pete dunville of two guys and a girl (tv series)
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    Jul 05, 2008 2:26 AM GMT
    Mel Keegan's Death's Head is a naughty gay sci-fi novel.

    I started reading In The Blood by Rick R. Reed. A nice and gory gay vampire thriller.
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    Jul 05, 2008 2:34 AM GMT
    There's a great 1950's French novel entitled "Wicked Angels." It has a little of something for everybody when it comes to gay genres. I think it's a masterpeice!

    Note: Turk stated "All Around A Guy." To clarify, I think he's referring to "All Over the Guy" and I concur. It's a great film.
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    Jul 05, 2008 2:40 AM GMT
    Kansas City just closed its gay film festival last night with "Were the World Mine". The film was entertaining enough, but primarily because of the cute high school rugby players. I wouldn't call this great film-making.

    Robin William's daughter, Zelda, helped develop the concept and starred.

    The film doesn't yet have a distributor. We should try to support gay films as much as possible; hopefully the production values will continue to improve.

    Link to the trailer below.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC_Q44P8_m4
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    Jul 05, 2008 3:07 AM GMT
    Front Runner -novel
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    Jul 05, 2008 3:43 AM GMT
    turk saidALL AROUND A GUY. there was pete dunville of two guys and a girl (tv series)


    I think this movie was titled "All Over The Guy".
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    Jul 05, 2008 4:02 AM GMT
    Movie- "Trick". Book- " Mississippi Sissy"
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    Jul 05, 2008 4:14 AM GMT
    Sommersturm ( Summer Storm in English)

    a german foreign film

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    Jul 05, 2008 5:37 AM GMT
    "Brokeback mountain"
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    Jul 05, 2008 7:46 AM GMT
    Two gay-themed fantasy/sci-fi novels I've read and liked a lot:

    (both authored by women)

    Sovereign by R.M. Meluch ( 1979 )

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    Death's Master by Tanith Lee ( 1978 )

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    Jul 05, 2008 1:56 PM GMT
    This one may be too "arty" for many of you, but the most beautiful and mysterious film I've seen in the last several years is Alexander Sokurov's FATHER AND SON. Not really gay, but extremely homoerotic. And if you're into foreign films, you might also want to check out BEAU TRAVAIL, Claire Denis' adaptation of Melville's BILLY BUDD set in a Foreign Legion post in the middle of the desert.

    Most terrific novel I've read in a long time is SKIN LANE by Neil Bartlett, an amazing story of repression and obsession in the form of a thriller.
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    Jul 05, 2008 2:05 PM GMT
    "Another Gay Movie" is funny as hell !!!
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    Jul 05, 2008 3:27 PM GMT
    cjmc saidSommersturm ( Summer Storm in English)

    a german foreign film



    this movie was great. watched it in installments on youtube. very touching.

    "boys like us" is a great book of essays by gay authors. hot and steamy at points, heartbreaking at others but mostly just struck a chord with me

    "virtually normal" was very intense, the issues and arguments found between the covers of this rather thin book were on my mind long after i put it down
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    Jul 05, 2008 3:41 PM GMT
    I'm in the process of re-reading The Frontrunner. First published in 1974 its supposed to be made into a movie next year. Excellent reading, great love story, well written. Loving it all over again.
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    Jul 05, 2008 4:13 PM GMT
    Tom Spanbauer's ITALIC TEXT GOES HEREMan Who Fell in Love with the MoonITALIC TEXT GOES HERE.

    --fantastic circular storytelling
    --fun spin on the Western genre starring an American Indian male prostitute, a bunch of Mormons and a brothel
    --knee-meltingly romantic AND hard-edged at the same time
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    Jul 05, 2008 4:23 PM GMT
    steven_patterson saidThis one may be too "arty" for many of you, but the most beautiful and mysterious film I've seen in the last several years is Alexander Sokurov's FATHER AND SON. Not really gay, but extremely homoerotic. And if you're into foreign films, you might also want to check out BEAU TRAVAIL, Claire Denis' adaptation of Melville's BILLY BUDD set in a Foreign Legion post in the middle of the desert.

    Most terrific novel I've read in a long time is SKIN LANE by Neil Bartlett, an amazing story of repression and obsession in the form of a thriller.
    ============================================================================ father and son has been broadcasted in turkey 2 or 3 times on cnbc-e (channel). it was so homoerotic.there was a thin young guy and a butchguy about 40 years old. the butch one was sooo sexy.
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    Jul 05, 2008 4:37 PM GMT
    I've got to put my choices in here, first being THE FRONT RUNNER, and then it's two sequels, HARLAN'S RACE and BILLY'S BOY. Patricia Nell Warren was the first openly Gay author I ever read. I was about 17 or 18 when the first book came out, and I read it cover-to-cover in one sitting. Same with the sequels, which are just as good. Patricia can bring me to laughter and tears all on one page, and I'm very proud to know her as a friend, too.

    Also, P.S.: YOUR CAT IS DEAD is quite good.

    They are trying to make FRONT RUNNER into a feature film. If you're interested in more info on it, or Patricia's other great novels, visit her website,
    www.wildcatpress.com

    Her company is called Wildcat Press.
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    Jul 06, 2008 2:05 AM GMT
    I really liked the movie "Shelter" by TLA.

    http://www.tlavideo.com/product/2-0-248420_shelter.html?sn=1

    If you are going to search for info on the movie "Shelter" be careful because there are many movies by that name.
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    Jul 06, 2008 11:36 AM GMT
    Too many gay books to remember but here are my absolute favourites.

    For adults:

    "A Home At The End Of The World" by Michael Cunningham (he wrote "The Hours");

    "Send Me" by Patrick Ryan;

    "Call Me By Your Name" by Andre Aciman

    "Dream Boy" by Jim Grimsley;

    "Leave Myself Behind" by Bart Yates.

    For Teens:

    "Bleeding Hearts" by Josh Aterovis;

    "Geography Club" by Brent Hartinger;

    "Vintage" by Steve Berman;

    "Rainbow High" by Jack Sanchez

    Non-Fiction:

    "The Band Played On" by Randy Shilts

    Movies:

    "Brokeback Mountain", "Shelter".

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    Jul 06, 2008 12:01 PM GMT
    Books:

    - Story of the Night by Colm Toibin - simply brilliant
    - I've a Feeling We're Not in Kansas Anymore by Ethan Morden

    Films:

    - Beautiful Thing
    - Jeffrey
    - Head On
    - The Fluffer
    - Circuit

  • Jul 06, 2008 12:57 PM GMT
    I collect queer cinema, so I'm all about this one... as far as movies go, it kinda depends on what your style is.. Among stuff I've recently watched,

    Summer Storm*
    Rock Haven
    The Trip
    Long Term Relationship
    Poster Boy
    Opencam
    Yossi & Jagger *
    Bent
    Hate Crime
    A home at the end of the world *
    Another Gay Movie*
    An Angel Named Billy
    Adam and Steve
    Eating out 2*
    Fighting tommy Riley
    the 24th Day
    For the Bible Tells me so

    The ones with an asterisk are ones that I highly reccomend
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    Jul 07, 2008 4:42 AM GMT
    cjmc saidSommersturm ( Summer Storm in English)

    a german foreign film



    This was my favorite film until 'Brokeback Mountain' but it's much more positive and at a better pace. It's back in the running now. The scene on the dock (included in the clip you embedded) is absolutely mouth-watering. It's also very relatable to those guys that longed for their best friend. It actually helped me get over my straight-friend-lust at the time.
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    Jul 07, 2008 5:34 AM GMT
    Michael Nava's Henry Rios mysteries are amazing. They are novels first, genre second. Incredibly well written, they tell the story of a Latino criminal lawyer that gets involved in various investigations, tracing his life over a decade or so through alcoholism and recovery, an HIV positive lover, and a career trajectory from work as a public defender in San Francisco to private practice in LA.

    There are 6 or 7 of them, but the best is "The Death of Friends."

    Highly, highly recommended.
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    Jul 07, 2008 4:16 PM GMT
    many good suggestions!
    But I'm missing my all time favorite (not just best gay movie), which is

    C.R.A.Z.Y.

    Sure it's french (canadian) but the acting, the music and the story is so compelling it brought me to tears.

    I have seen it 4 times in the cinema, once with my mother, cause i thought it really displayed many of my own emotions growing up. (Having a father that loves Charles Aznavour does help a lot of course icon_razz.gif)

    link for subtitled trailer:
    http://www.trailerfan.com/movie/c_r_a_z_y/trailer

    Must See Cinema!