domingo, 8 de maio de 2011

Brokeback Mountain(2005)

Summary: In the 1960's two Wyoming ranch hands embark on a beautiful but ultimately doomed lifelong romance. Based on the short story by E. Annie Proulx.

Milk (2008)

Summary: The story of gay activist Harvey Milk, from his arrival in San Francisco, to becoming California's first openly gay elected official, to his eventual assasination. Sean Penn won an Oscar for his performance.

Shelter (2007)

Summary: A young man reexamines his decision to forgo his own dreams in order to take care of his family when he falls in love with the gay brother of his best friend.

Beautiful Thing(1996)

Summary: Two teenage boys in a London housing estate fall deeply in love with each other.

Latter Days (2003)

Summary: A young and promiscuous gay man sets his sights on seducing his Mormon missionary neighbor. The resulting affair changes both their lives.

A Single Man (2009)

Summary: A middle aged gay man in 1960's Los Angeles searches for a reason to continue living himself after the love of his life dies in a car accident. From the Christopher Isherwood novel.

Maurice (1987)

Summary: Two male English school chums fall in love while at Cambridge, but then take very different paths. From the posthumously publishedE.M. Forster novel

Were the World Mine(2008)

Summary: A gay high school musical fantasy inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream.

Big Eden (2000)

Summary: A succesful gay artist returns to his hometown in Montana to care for his ailing grandfather. There he meets up with his old childhood crush, as well as a shy Native American shopkeeper who has a crush on him.

Get Real (1998)

Summary: A gay teenager decides to come out to the world.

Trick (1999)

Summary: Two boys and a very long night in New York City.

Mysterious Skin(2004)

Summary: Two young boys who are sexually abused by their baseball coach meet again as emotionally scarred teenagers. From directorGregg Araki

Longtime Companion (1990)

Summary: The film's title comes from the phraseThe New York Times began using in the eighties to describe the surviving same-sex partner of someone who had died of AIDS.

This was the first major film to deal with the subject of AIDS.

Torch Song Trilogy(1988)

Summary: The life and loves of a Jewish drag queen (and singer of torch songs) in the late 1970s and 1980s. Starring Harvey Fiersteinand based on his three act play of the same name.

The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert (1994)

Summary: Two drag queens and a transexual take an eventful road trip, meeting up with homophobes, Aborigines and true love while grooving to a near limitless supply of ABBA tracks..

Patrik, Age 1.5(2008)

Summary: A gay couple uneasily settled in a suburban neighborhood anxiously await the arrival of their adoped baby. Complications ensue when the child they are sent is actually a troubled 15-year-old boy.

Prayers for Bobby(2009)

Summary: A Christian woman who refused to accept her son's sexual orientation must deal with the guilt she feels after he commits suicide. Based on a true story.

Just a Question of Love (Juste un question d'amour) (2000)

Summary: Two gay men conflict over whether the younger man should come out to his parents. Originally a French TV movie.

Noah's Arc: Jumping The Broom(2008)

Summary: A movie sequel to the Logo series. After various complications, lead character Noah ties the knot with longtime boyfriend Wade.

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

Summary: A young Indian man in Margaret Thatcher's London takes over his uncle's laundrette business while conducting a secret romantic relationship with a white punk.

The Broken Hearts Club (2000)

Summary: A group of gay men, all members of a West Hollywood softball team, rely on each other for friendship and support as they search for love and deal with loss. Written and directed by Greg Berlanti.

Angels in America(2003)

Summary: A six-part miniseries from HBO adapted from Tony Kushner's two-play political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

Summary: An East German transgender rock musician chases after an ex-lover who plagiarized her songs.

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Summary: A middle aged married man comes out of the closet and then resorts to various cons in order to finance his lavish new gay lifestyle. After being sent to prison, he falls madly in love with his cellmate "Phillip Morris" and goes to great lengths in order to be with him.

Summer Storm(Sommersturm) (2004)

Summary: A German coming of age film about two teenage boys - both members of a rowing club,

Philadelphia (1993)

Summary: Tom Hanks won his first Oscar playing a gay lawyer who comes down with AIDS and then takes his former law firm to court for firing him.

Shortbus (2006)

Summary: From director John Cameron Mitchell(Hedwig and the Angry Inch). A sexually graphic and largely improvised romp with an ensemble cast - all supposed frequenters of a fictional underground New York City sex salon.

C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Summary: A young gay man deals with homophobia and heterosexism while growing up with four brothers and a conservative father in 1960s and 1970s Quebec.

Parting Glances(1986)

Summary: A gay couple in New York prepare for a two-year separation because of work while dealing with their circle of eccentric friends - one of whom is living with AIDS.

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Summary: Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

All Over the Guy(2001)

Summary: 20-somethings thrown together by their respective best friends try to sort out their dysfunctional backgrounds in order to have a meaningful relationship

Love Songs (Les Chansons D'amour)(2007)
Summary: A musical interpretation of three young lovers in Paris.

The Boys in the Band(1970)

Summary: A group of gay New Yorkers gather together for a birthday party. Alcohol and recriminations flow. Based on the off-Broadway play by Mart Crowley and directed by William Friedkin (who also directed Cruising), this is one of the first films ever to revolve around gay characters.