Gay History in media ... educate me plz

  • Mohannned

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    Mar 25, 2010 4:35 AM GMT
    ok I'm 20 years old and I never been out (I simply can't )
    my country does not believe there is such a thing is homosexuality , so even gay charecters are cutted out of movies and tv in the Arabic world

    I have been wanting to know a lots of things about the gay vision in the other countries and how it evolved
    so I want every one to tell me :icon_sad.gifin his country)
    the first gay themed movie icon_question.gif
    the first on screan gay kiss icon_question.gif
    the first gay charecter icon_question.gif
    the first gay song icon_question.gif
    first openly gay celebrity icon_question.gif
    etc ... I'm sure the list goes on and on

    please put dates and name and if u can youtube videos ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 25, 2010 5:37 AM GMT
    Technically, it's not a gay themed movie. And I'm going to spoil the movie for you, but it has a gay plot twist at the end.
  • Mohannned

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    Mar 26, 2010 3:44 AM GMT
    oh ... I guess not a lots of people care about this stuff icon_cry.gif
  • creature

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    Mar 26, 2010 4:18 AM GMT
    Don't feel sad Mohanned. It could be that people don't know the answer.

    I went to and found these:

    Behind the Screen (1916)
    In this two-reeler for Mutual, Chaplin portrayed a hired worker named David at a film studio - in the film's infamous 'gay' scene, he kissed a young girl (Edna Purviance) who was dressed in masculine clothing (as a masquerading way to find work), thereby upsetting his brutish and burly foreman Goliath (Eric Campbell) who believed they were homosexual and teased them mercilessly by acting 'prissy' to mock them

    Anders als die Andern (1919, Germ.) (aka Different From the Others)
    This silent film (only half of it survives) by director Richard Oswald was reportedly the first representation of male homosexuality ("the third sex") in a feature-length film, and the first screen depiction of a gay bar (with gay males and butch females); it was also notable for sympathetically portraying homosexuality; the two ill-fated lovers were prominent pianist Paul Korner (Conrad Veidt) and his young music student, Kurt (Fritz Schulz); the film had a tragic ending (suicide for Korner) due to the effects of blackmail (threats of exposure), jail time for violating anti-homosexuality statutes, and the social stigma of being outed; the film was banned by the Nazis and all prints were ordered destroyed, although one incomplete print surfaced in the Ukraine; the film's themes were repeated in Victim (1961, UK), with Dirk Bogarde.

    William Haines is reportedly the first openly gay film actor. You requested "celebrity," but that could be any profession, so I narrowed it down.

    I know you didn't ask for pornography, but here's wikipedia on the subject:

    The earliest known film to depict hardcore gay (and bisexual) sex was the French film Le Menage Moderne Du Madame Butterfly, produced and released in 1920. Most historians consider the first American stag film to be A Free Ride, produced and released in 1915. But in the United States, hardcore gay sexual intercourse did not make it onto film until 1929's The Surprise of a Knight.
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    Mar 26, 2010 4:38 AM GMT
    Important moments in gay history-

    Boy George guest stars on the A Team.

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  • Mohannned

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    Mar 26, 2010 3:30 PM GMT
    thank u ... that was a big help
    I'm trying to write a project in Arabic about this stuff

    maybe it would help in changing things