terça-feira, 30 de julho de 2013

Os homens só inscrevem os seus nomes no mundo quando estão cheios deste.

Os amigos, como acontece com os amantes, também têm de ser escolhidos.

Não tenho visto na vida nada de grande senão a crueldade e a tolice.

Somos tão responsáveis por sermos inteligentes como de sermos estúpidos. Não devemos orgulharmo-nos mais de uma coisa do que corar pela outra.

Ser inteligente é ser desconfiado, mesmo em relação a si próprio.

Porquê dar conhecimento das nossas opiniões? Amanhã, podemos ter outras.

A inteligência! É uma questão de química orgânica, nada mais. Não somos mais responsáveis por sermos inteligentes do que por sermos estúpidos.

Edge of Seventeen (1998)

A teenager struggles with his virginity as he gets ready to graduate from high school. Set in the early 80s, the film has its share of comedy and drama – and no shortage of retro-fantastic fashions from the era that gave us the Material Girl. It’s the ultimate gay coming of age story

Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)

Seven gay friends spend the summer in a secluded home in upstate New York, only to confront drama, rivalry, gossip and secrets that can’t possibly be contained. The memorable cast makes you feel like you’re along for the ride. Even if Jason Alexander camps it up a little too much, this one’s perfect for a night in with the besties.

The Sum of Us (1994)

Before the online dating boom – or even Grindr – a widowed father and his gay son both go searching for the perfect date. Dad just doesn’t realize they’re two different genders. This father-son bonding flick features a fit, pre-Les Miz (2012) Russell Crowe in all his Australian glory.

And the Band Played On (1993)

Trace the who’s and why’s of the AIDS crisis in this brilliant adaptation of Randy Shilts’ groundbreaking book of the same name. The film chronicles personal and public stories associated with the disease, the debate over bathhouse culture and the politics of medicine. The epic also stars a who’s who list of Hollywood A-listers, including Sir Ian McKellen before he came out.

Philadelphia (1993)

Tom Hanks plays a gay lawyer fighting the case of his life after being fired in this Oscar-winning film. The movie not only ushered in a political discussion about homophobia and AIDS, but also a human approach to real-life rights cases being forged all over the country. Bonus: Antonio Banderas plays the boyfriend. Double bonus: The soundtrack, featuringNeil Young, Bruce Springsteen and The Indigo Girls, is still a winner.

Peter’s Friends (1992)

A group of theatrical college friends reunite for a weekend of reminiscing and revelations at a British mansion. Tweeter extraordinaire Stephen Fry leads an all-star cast in this comedy-drama, featuring Kenneth Branagh, Hugh Laurie and Emma Thompson. For a truly gay history lesson, also catch Fry as the ever-so-witty Oscar Wilde(1997)

Longtime Companion (1989)

Who can forget the final scene in this poignant film set in the early era of the AIDS crisis? The drama volleys between the gay worlds of Manhattan and Fire Island, weaving a tale of loyalty, love and activism between a tight-knit circle of friends in New York in the 1980s. Mary Louise Parker of Weeds fame even plays the resident straight best friend.

Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

Before Harvey Fierstein strapped on a pair of fake boobs to play Edna in Hairspray (2002), he strapped on a pair of fake boobs to play Arnold Beckoff, a female impersonator looking for love under the watchful eye of his Jewish mother. The sentimental film has it all – drag, comedy, drama, gay bashing, gay adoption and family antics. You can even catch a youngerMatthew Broderick playing boyfriend to a very svelte Fierstein.

Maurice (1987)

In this Merchant-Ivory film, set in Britain’s repressive Edwardian society, a young man is rejected by his older lover. Based on the book by E.M Forster, he must come to terms with not only his sexual awakening, but also his broken heart. This one’s ideal for a rainy day at the beach.