What are some good gay documentaries?

  • gkdoc

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    Mar 31, 2014 8:52 PM GMT
    What are some good gay documentaries you've watched before?
    It can be about anything LGBT-related!
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    Mar 31, 2014 8:55 PM GMT
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iffr7yaKgTE

    Not entirly gay, but it's about male prostitutes in Canada. Depressing stuff.
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    Mar 31, 2014 8:57 PM GMT
    For The Bible Tells Me So


    Adonis Factor
    http://www.logotv.com/video/the-adonis-factor/1660929/playlist.jhtml
  • gkdoc

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    Apr 01, 2014 12:29 PM GMT
    Thanks! I tried to watch the Adonis Factor but every single link is only playable in the USA, not in Canada
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    Apr 01, 2014 12:59 PM GMT
    Here's one waiting to be made.

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  • MCodyGetch88

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    Apr 01, 2014 2:36 PM GMT
    This isn't a documentary, but a movie that focuses on the struggle between religion and coming to terms with your sexual preference (gay). The religious aspect is very factual and why not throw in a good love story! lol Check it out, Latter Days.
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    Apr 01, 2014 3:15 PM GMT
    Bridegroom
  • gkdoc

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    Apr 01, 2014 5:38 PM GMT
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    I had to double check he's not Jim Carrey! The trailer looks good, and we can tell they tried to lessen down the cheesiness! hehe

    Bridegroom is definitely a sad documentary.

    What about a documentary about gay parents guys?
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    Apr 01, 2014 6:27 PM GMT
    I remember this 1984 documentary fondly - it kicked off my greatest and most unexpected life epiphany, a real watershed moment.

    In 1986 before the internet when we bought into limited images fed us on the news and in films I was uptight and knew nothing about Stonewall or the gay community, thinking it only a subculture from which to distance myself of lisping limpwristed mustachioed disco sissies, cruising leathermen, butch lesbians, AIDS victims and cinematic transvestite serial killers until late one night, flipping channels and landing on PBS, I stumbled upon and surreptitiously watched, with the volume turned low, "Before Stonewall" and the interviews given by gay seniors alone changed my perspective and my life. Suddenly I was no longer alone and was proud, not only comforted by the unexpected images of traditional masculinity to which I could relate but moved and impressed by each and every grizzled bulldyke and faded queen waxing nostalgic who, by the end of the program, evolved in my mind from stereotypes to honorary aunties and role models, gay godparents one and all. Within a year I moved to Greenwich Village and was, as the below pic of me all dimpled smiles with the "groom" attests, happily getting wasted at lesbian weddings. I'd recommend "Before Stonewall" to anyone!

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  • toastvenom

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    Apr 01, 2014 6:28 PM GMT
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  • johninmiami

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    Apr 01, 2014 7:13 PM GMT
    Thought I had seen all the really important ones :but this is our history and its still happening.We were here.Well done and gives us a portraif San Fran before and after aids!I'm kinda saddened by all the butch queens on this website trying to outmuscle ech other who dont realize how many men fought for their right to be unashamedly gay .So many athletic types are not comfy with their gayness.Gay doesnt mean you are effeminate you just get turned on by the same sex.Its natural,thousands ofanimals and insects.Nothing is more unattractive than a big uneducated muscled dummy!
  • MikeW

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    Apr 01, 2014 7:26 PM GMT
    Chris & Don: A Love Story: The love story between British writer, Christopher Isherwood (whose book 'The Berlin Stories' inspired the musical and film Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist.

    Some will not like the fact that Isherwood was in his 40s when he met Bachardy, then a teenager. But it is interesting on a lot of levels. Isherwood was a renowned writer who hobnobbed with the literati and notables of Hollywood; Bachardy was just a kid, an unknown. But they built a relationship that lasted through Isherwood's old age and death, tenderly documented through Bachardy's many portraits of him. Recommended.
  • gkdoc

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    Apr 01, 2014 11:55 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidI remember this 1984 documentary fondly - it kicked off my greatest and most unexpected life epiphany, a real watershed moment.

    In 1986 before the internet when we bought into limited images fed us on the news and in films I was uptight and knew nothing about Stonewall or the gay community, thinking it only a subculture from which to distance myself of lisping limpwristed mustachioed disco sissies, cruising leathermen, butch lesbians, AIDS victims and cinematic transvestite serial killers until late one night, flipping channels and landing on PBS, I stumbled upon and surreptitiously watched, with the volume turned low, "Before Stonewall" and the interviews given by gay seniors alone changed my perspective and my life. Suddenly I was no longer alone and was proud, not only comforted by the unexpected images of traditional masculinity to which I could relate but moved and impressed by each and every grizzled bulldyke and faded queen waxing nostalgic who, by the end of the program, evolved in my mind from stereotypes to honorary aunties and role models, gay godparents one and all. Within a year I moved to Greenwich Village and was, as the below pic of me all dimpled smiles with the "groom" attests, happily getting wasted at lesbian weddings. I'd recommend "Before Stonewall" to anyone!

    4r9lhj.jpg


    Thank you Eagermuscle for this wonderful testimony! I honestly believe that documentaries can change lives of people and the better the ideologies of societies. Of course I watched Before Stonewall, it's a must. icon_biggrin.gif
  • gkdoc

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    Apr 01, 2014 11:59 PM GMT
    MikeW saidChris & Don: A Love Story: The love story between British writer, Christopher Isherwood (whose book 'The Berlin Stories' inspired the musical and film Cabaret) and Don Bachardy, American portrait artist.

    Some will not like the fact that Isherwood was in his 40s when he met Bachardy, then a teenager. But it is interesting on a lot of levels. Isherwood was a renowned writer who hobnobbed with the literati and notables of Hollywood; Bachardy was just a kid, an unknown. But they built a relationship that lasted through Isherwood's old age and death, tenderly documented through Bachardy's many portraits of him. Recommended.


    I personally believe that as long as Don wasn't forced to be in a relationship with Chris, however older he is, then no one can judge them.
    It kinda reminded me of Mourir D'aimer, a French movie about a French teacher who falls in love with her student and stars an affair with him then is taken to trial. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh0fpsr171Y
  • USMCCriton69

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    Apr 02, 2014 12:08 AM GMT
    Small Town Gay bar is one of my favorites http://smalltowngaybar.com/