carew28 saidThe 1968 movie The Sergeant contained an actual gay kiss (Rod Steiger kissed John Phillip Law on screen). The plot involved an Army Master Sergeant and his closeted homosexual attraction to a Private under his command. The Sergeant soon thereafter committed suicide.
Yes, I saw that when it came out in '68! Rod Steiger was so repressed throughout the movie, and at the climactic moment, when he kisses the extremely beautiful John Phillip Law (easily better looking than the best looking movie star of the time, Robert Redford) he is horrified and, at the time, the only way anything with gay men in it could end was by one or both killing themselves.
Law also played, of course, the angel, Pygar, in Barbarella
, as well as Robin Stone in Jaqueline Susann's 'The Love Machine