Tags Posts tagged with "gay film"

Tag: gay film

A Redditor recently asked fellow users to name the first LGBT movie they watched, and the responses ranged from 1980s erotic horror films to ‘90s indie darlings to modern-day blockbusters. As these commenters can probably attest, there’s nothing quite like seeing yourself reflected on screen… “I still clearly remember watching my first gay movie. It was Taekwondo, directed by Marco Berger. I downloaded it online without telling anyone and watched it on my computer alone in my room one night....

Pose for a third season.The renewal came just a week after the drama's second season premiered. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Pose's second season premiere attracted 1.8 million viewers over five days, including repeat airings and digital viewers, a new record for the show."Pose has elevated our culture and the TV landscape like few shows before it, and we are honored to partner with co-creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals on a third season," the network said in...

Queer Eye for two more seasons.The streaming giant announced that season 4 of the reality makeover show will debut on July 19. The Fab Five return to Kansas City for season 4.In season 5, expected to debut in 2020, the series will head to Philadelphia.The show's first two seasons were filmed in Georgia, while season 3 took place in Kansas City.Netflix's Queer Eye, a reboot of Bravo's Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, features Antoni Porowski (food and wine), Tan...

XY Chelsea, a documentary about whistleblower Chelsea Manning.Produced by Laura Poitras (RISK, Citizenfour) with filmmaker Tim Travers Hawkins, XY Chelsea follows Manning as she is released from Fort Leavenworth, an all-male maximum-security prison in Kansas, for disclosing classified materials to WikiLeaks. Before leaving the White House, President Barack Obama commuted all but four months of Manning's remaining prison term. She served 7 years of a 35-year sentence.Manning, 31, came out transgender on the day after she was sentenced."Shot over two years...
deaf

Broadway actor Andrew Keenan-Bolger directed the Iris Prize-winning short film. Directed by Broadway’s Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, Tuck Everlasting), Sign, is a new short film following the romance between Aaron (John McGinty, Children of a Lesser God), who is deaf, and Ben (Preston Sadleir, Next to Normal), who can hear. The film sees Aaron and Ben’s relationship progress from dating, to becoming exclusive, and eventually living together. The two endure the highs and lows that come with any partnership:—parties with friends, meeting...
LookingForRohmer

China just had its first gay film with a wide release across the country, but many a more disappointed than excited. Last year, the Chinese censorship organization announced that they would allow gay film “Looking for Rohmer” to get a wide release across the country. This surprising act of tolerance and acceptance confused many as China’s actions towards gay content flips from intolerant to tolerant depending on the day. But now that the film is out in theaters, some feel that...
God-s-Own-Country

In 2017’s superb film God’s Own Country, a lonely young sheep farmer (Josh O’Connor) idles away the days until a Romanian migrant worker played by Alec Secareanu enters his life, making everything sexy, confusing, and really quite dramatic. And while the love they discover is beautiful, much of the film focuses on the loneliness and isolation that comes with being LGBT in rural, heteronormative places like the Yorkshire countryside in which the story is set. The real gay farmers living under...
gay teen

Pass the popcorn! Love, Simon, is the first teen movie with a gay protagonist to be released wide by a major studio, but it is not the first film about gay teenagers. If you loved Love, Simon, and are searching for more movies about gay teens discovering their sexuality and falling love, grab the popcorn and check out the list below. Beautiful Thing (1996) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeGBkXoOe6Q The classic movie, based on the play by Jonathan Harvey’s of the same name, about a love affair between...
JamesIvorySpeech

While Call Me By Your Name didn’t receive a heaping of awards at the 90th Annual Academy Awards last night, it did make history with one award it did receive. Out screenwriter James Ivory won the award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work adapting the script from the original 2007 novel by André Aciman. During his acceptance speech, Ivory got on stage, while wearing a shirt with Timothée Chalamet’s face drawn on it, and thanked the two man cast members....
TheWoundFilm

Last summer, we talked to you about how the Gay, South African film Inxeba was publicizing an African tribe’s secret practices without their permission. Now, we have an update about that film. Inxeba, or The Wound, follows a factory worker named Xolani who helps train the young men of his tribe (the amaXhosa) for their coming-of-age ritual. On top of that, the story depicts Xolani’s gay relationship with another tribe member. While many Westerners were excited for the film, to the point...
Love-Simon

The first trailer is out for the upcoming film Love, Simon. We reported on this film earlier as being one to watch. No, this isn’t the next gay Oscar bait film that’s been praised at indie film award ceremonies. In fact, the reason this film is on everyone’s radar is because it’s the total opposite of that. Love, Simon is potentially the first gay film to get public attention because of it being backed by a large distributing company. This isn’t...
call-me-by-your-name

Armie Hammer has a response for critics of the age gap in his new picture, Call Me By Your Name. The film follows the summer romance shared by an American student in his mid-20s (Hammer), and a 17-year-old Italian son of a professor (Timothée Chalamet). Hammer told the Hollywood Reporter: "We weren’t trying to make some salacious, predatory movie. "The age of consent in Italy is 14. So, to get technical, it’s not illegal there. Whether I agree with that or not, that’s...
Heartstonemovie

Iceland is preparing to release a gay teen romance film into the world and we should all turn our heads to give it some attention. The film, titled Heartstone, released in the country of origin earlier this year and is already quietly getting recognition through appearing at film festivals (which seems to be the only course for gay films looking to get mass recognition and praise). The film has already earned a Queer Lion award at the Venice Film Festival and...

"I guess I really just want to get to know you. But I'm scared." Every Wednesday, we’ll be sharing short films that illuminate queer life. Welcome to #HumpdayShorts. As the popular star of the track team, college student Austin has it all — except the freedom to be himself. Ryan Beene’s short In The Dark follows Austin as he falls for Eric, a classmate he admires for being so comfortable in his sexuality. But as the crush develops into something deeper, Austin...

FEATURED MEAWS

OMG. American actor and model Max Emerson hasn’t been shy about showing off his assets on social media. The 29-year-old previously went skinny dipping and stripped...

The one thing most critics of new gay movie Beach Rats commented upon this summer was the explicit sex scenes. The film – directed by...