Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Laramie Project



2002 American Television Movie

Cast: Nestor Carbonell, Christina Ricci, Dylan Baker, Terry Kinney, Lou Ann Wright, Laura Linney, Peter Fonda, Jeremy Davies, Camryn Manheim, Clea DuVall, Frances Sternhagen, Michael Emerson, Steve Buscemi, Janeane Garofalo, Joshua Jackson, Ben Foster, Amy Madigan, Clancy Brown, Bill Irwin and Lois Smith
Writer/Director: Moisés Kaufman, based on the play by Moisés Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project

Synopsis:
Playwright Moisés Kaufman and members of New York's Tectonic Theater Project travel to Laramie, Wyoming to interview its residents following the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 92% / Audience: 77%

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival First Movie Award - Special Mention.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Television Movie.
  • Humanitas Prize, 90 Minute or Longer Network Category.
  • L.A. Outfest Special Programming Committee Award for Outstanding Artistic Achievement.
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Film Made for Cable TV.
  • Producers Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Long-Form Television.
  • Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Directing, Writing and Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The original play was first produced at The Ricketson Theatre by the Denver (Colorado) Center Theatre Company in 2000, followed by an Off-Broadway run later that same year.
  • The Tectonic Theater Project consisted of members Stephen Belber, Leigh Fondakowski, Amanda Gronich, Sara Lambert, John McAdams, Maude Mitchell, Greg Pierotti, Barbara Pitts, Andy Paris, Kelli Simpkins and Stephen Wangh.
  • Characters based on the participants in the actual events dramatized in the movie include Moisés Kaufman, Romaine Patterson and Matthew's parents Dennis and Judy Shepard.
  • Premiered on HBO the same night that NBC first aired their Matthew Shepard film The Matthew Shepard Story.

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  • Matthew Shepard is also the subject of the television biopics Anatomy of a Hate Crime and The Matthew Shepard Story and the documentaries Laramie Inside Out and Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Imagine Me & You



2005 British/American Feature

Cast: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie, Anthony Head, Darren Boyd, Sue Johnston and Boo Jackson
Writer/Director: Ol Parker

Synopsis:
A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, causing a stir among the bride's family and friends.

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Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



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Awards:
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The original title of the film was Click, a French term for love at first sight. However, the Adam Sandler film of the same name required a change. The final title was taken from the first line of the song "Happy Together" by The Turtles.
  • Originally conceived and written as a heterosexual love story.

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Beginners



2010 American Feature

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic and Mary Page Keller
Writer/Director: Mike Mills

Synopsis:
Following his mother's death, a young man is surprised by his elderly father's announcement that he is gay.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 84% / Audience: 77%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 81% / Audience: 7.3%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Dorian Award nominations for Film Performance of the Year (Plummer) and LGBT-Themed Film of the Year.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer); also nominated for Best Feature, Director and Screenplay.
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Movie Dearest Award Honorable Mention for Man of the Year (Plummer).
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor (Plummer).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Based on the true-life coming out of writer/director Mike Mills' father at the age of 75.
  • Casting Call: Max von Sydow.
  • Christopher Plummer was 82 years old at the time of his Academy Award win for Beginners, which makes him the oldest person to ever win an Oscar for acting.

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

AfterEllen.com's 50 Best Lesbian/Bisexual Movies



In 2012, the website AfterEllen.com asked their readers to vote for their favorite lesbian/bisexual women-themed movies. The results of the poll were:


  1. Imagine Me & You 
  2. I Can't Think Straight 
  3. Kiss Me 
  4. Elena Undone 
  5. But I'm a Cheerleader 
  6. Saving Face 
  7. D.E.B.S. 
  8. Fingersmith 
  9. Loving Annabelle 
  10. Desert Hearts 
  11. Bound 
  12. Aimée & Jaguar 
  13. Tipping the Velvet 
  14. If These Walls Could Talk 2 
  15. Lost and Delirious 
  16. Show Me Love 
  17. The World Unseen 
  18. When Night is Falling 
  19. Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together 
  20. Gia 
  21. Room in Rome 
  22. Hannah Free 
  23. The Kids Are All Right 
  24. High Art 
  25. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) 
  26. The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love 
  27. Better Than Chocolate 
  28. Mulholland Drive 
  29. Bloomington 
  30. The Four-Faced Liar 
  31. Circumstance 
  32. The Hours 
  33. Kissing Jessica Stein 
  34. Nina's Heavenly Delights 
  35. Black Swan 
  36. Pariah 
  37. My Summer of Love 
  38. You and I 
  39. The Sea Purple 
  40. Gray Matters 
  41. Fire 
  42. The Runaways 
  43. Wish Me Away 
  44. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement 
  45. The Truth About Jane 
  46. Spider Lilies 
  47. The Children's Hour 
  48. Go Fish 
  49. Heavenly Creatures
  50. Itty Bitty Titty Committee 

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Blow Job



1963 American Short Film

Cast: DeVeren Bookwalter
Director: Andy Warhol

Synopsis:
A single 35-minute shot of a man's face to capture his facial expressions as he receives the sexual act depicted in the title from an unseen partner.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 5.0/10 
  • OMG rating: 7.0/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available


Video clip (watch the complete short here):


Notes/Trivia:
  • Although he is unseen in the film, the individual performing the sex act has been widely identified as avant-garde filmmaker Willard Maas.
  • While shot at 24 frames per second, Andy Warhol specified that it should be projected at 16 frames per second, slowing it down by a third.
  • In 1966, Warhol filmed a sequel titled Eating Too Fast (originally titled Blow Job #2) which runs 67 minutes with sound. It features art critic and writer Gregory Battcock as the recipient.

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Circuit



2001 American Feature

Cast: Jonathan Wade Drahos, Andre Khabbazi, Brian Lane Green, Kiersten Warren, Paul Lekakis, Jim J. Bullock, Darryl Stephens, William Katt and Nancy Allen
Director: Dirk Shafer
Writers: Dirk Shafer and Gregory Hinton

Synopsis:
A small town gay cop moves to Los Angeles and discovers the local circuit party scene, where he is seduced by the rampant drug abuse and illicit sex.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 5.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 20% / Audience: 50 %
  • OMG rating: 7/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Video clip:


Notes/Trivia:
  • Acting debut of pop singer Paul Lekakis, known for his dance hit "Boom Boom (Let's Go Back to My Room)".
  • Bruce Vilanch, Sally Kirkland and Grease director Randal Kleiser have cameo roles.

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Notes on a Scandal



2006 British Feature

Cast: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Juno Temple, Tom Georgeson, Michael Maloney, Joanna Scanlan, Shaun Parkes and Andrew Simpson
Director: Richard Eyre
Writer: Patrick Marber, based on the novel by Zoë Heller

Synopsis:
A veteran high school teacher takes an interest in the new art teacher, and manipulates her when she discovers her scandalous secret.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 87% / Audience: 81%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 73% / Audience: 8.0%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award nominations for Best Actress (Dench), Supporting Actress (Blanchett), Adapted Screenplay and Original Score.
  • BAFTA Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film; also nominated for Best Actress (Dench) and Adapted Screenplay.
  • Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Audience Award.
  • British Independent Film Awards for Best Actress (Dench) and Screenplay.
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Picture, Actress (Dench) and Supporting Actress (Blanchett).
  • Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress (Dench), Supporting Actress (Blanchett) and Screenplay.
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nominations for Best Actress (Dench) and Supporting Actress (Blanchett).

Notes/Trivia:
  • The original novel was retitled What Was She Thinking? Notes on a Scandal for its American publication.
  • Casting Call: Nicholas Hoult.

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing



1987 Canadian Feature

Cast: Sheila McCarthy, Paule Baillargeon, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Richard Monette, John Evans and Brenda Kamino
Writer/Director: Patricia Rozema

Synopsis:
When scatterbrained Polly Vandersma gets a job as a secretary at an art gallery, she becomes obsessed with impressing the owner, the beautiful Gabrielle St. Peres.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 60%
  • OMG rating: 7 /10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Video clip:


Awards:
  • Cannes Film Festival Award of the Youth for Foreign Film.
  • Genie Awards for Best Actress (McCarthy) and Supporting Actress (Baillargeon).

Notes/Trivia:
  • The title is taken from the poem The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot.
  • Feature film debut of writer/director Patricia Rozema. 

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives



1997 American Feature

Cast: John Burnside, Nathaniel Dorsky, Sally Miller Gearhart, Elsa Gidlow and Harry Hay
Directors: Peter Adair, Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein, Lucy Massie Phenix and Veronica Selver

Synopsis:
Twenty-sex interviewees, of various ages, ethnicities and backgrounds, relate their their experiences as gay men and women.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 76%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Books: Available



Trailer:


Notes/Trivia:
  • The first feature-length documentary about lesbian and gay identity made by gay filmmakers, Word is Out had a large and pioneering impact when it was originally released and became a paragon of the emerging gay rights movement of the 1970s.
  • The film's six directors were known collectively as the Mariposa Film Group.
  • The interviews from the film were transcribed into a book of the same title, which was published in October 1978. The book also details how the film and book were created. It was one of the very first gay-focused nonfiction books sympathetic to gays published in the United States. It reached many people who were unable to view the film, and remained a popular gay nonfiction text for many years, helping many gays and lesbians realize that they were not alone.
  • For Word is Out's 30th anniversary, a restored 133-minute version of the film (produced by Outfest and the UCLA Film and Television Archive) was screened at the 2008 Frameline Film Festival.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Queer Duck: The Movie



2006 American Made for Video Movie

Cast: Jim J. Bullock, Kevin Michael Richardson, Billy West, Maurice LaMarche, Jackie Hoffman, Estelle Harris, Tress MacNeille, Mark Hamill, Tim Curry, Andy Dick, Kevin Chamberlin, Bruce Vilanch, Conan O'Brien and David Duchovny
Director: Xeth Feinberg
Writer: Mike Reiss

Synopsis:
Seymour Duckstein, a.k.a. Queer Duck, questions his homosexuality when he meets Broadway diva Lola Buzzard.

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  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Notes/Trivia:
  • Feature length follow-up to the Queer Duck animated series that was originally produced for Icebox.com and then aired on the Showtime cable channel from 2002 to 2004. It was the first gay-themed animated TV series.
  • The TV series' original cast members Jim J. Bullock (Queer Duck), Kevin Michael Richardson (Openly Gator), Billy West (Bi-Polar Bear), Maurice LaMarche (Oscar Wildcat), Estelle Harris (Mrs. Duckstein) and Tress MacNeille (Dr. Laura Schlessinger) recreated their roles for the movie.
  • Celebrity "cameos" in the movie include Louis Armstrong, Bjork, Michael Jackson, Rosie O'Donnell, Joan Rivers, Barbra Streisand and Elizabeth Taylor.

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Monday, April 22, 2013

Sex in Chains



1928 German Feature
Alternate Title: Geschlecht in Fesseln

Cast: William Dieterle, Gunnar Tolnæs, Mary Johnson, Paul Henckels and Hans Heinrich von Twardowski
Director: William Dieterle
Writers: Herbert Juttke and Georg C. Klaren

Synopsis:
When a young husband is sentenced to a jail term after killing a man who was threatening his wife, he finds sexual release with a fellow prisoner.

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Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



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Notes/Trivia:
  • Made prior to director William (then Wilhelm) Dieterle's escape from Nazi Germany.

OMG Movie #98

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Bent



1997 British/Japanese Feature

Cast: Clive Owen, Lothaire Bluteau, Ian McKellen, Brian Webber and Mick Jagger
Director: Sean Mathias
Writer: Martin Sherman, based on his play

Synopsis:
Imprisoned in the Dachau concentration camp by the Nazi regime under Paragraph 175, two gay men struggle to survive.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 67% / Audience: 76%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Cannes Film Festival Award of the Youth for Foreign Film.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Torino International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The play Bent had its world premiere in London's West End in 1979. Ian McKellen, who appears as Uncle Freddie in the film, starred in the lead role of Max.
  • Richard Gere played Max in Bent's Broadway production, which opened in 1979 and was nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Play. The film's producers wanted Gere to recreate his performance onscreen, but he wasn't available.
  • Paul Bettany (in his film debut), Jude Law and Rachel Weisz have minor roles in the film.

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

BearCity



2010 American Feature

Cast: Joe Conti, Gerald McCullouch, Brian Keane, Stephen Guarino, Gregory Gunter, Sebastian La Cause and Ashlie Atkinson
Director: Doug Langway
Writers: Doug Langway and Lawrence Ferber

Synopsis:
A young twink realizes he is attracted to hirsute, burly men, so he immerses himself in New York's gay bear scene to find the perfect guy.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 5.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 50% / Audience: 58%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 38%
  • OMG rating: 7 /10 
  • Movie Dearest rating: C+

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available


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Friday, April 19, 2013

Trevor



1994 American Short Film

Cast: Brett Barsky, Judy Kain, John Lizzi, Jonah Rooney and Stephen Tobolowsky
Director: Peggy Rajski
Writer: James Lecesne

Synopsis:
When rejected by friends because of his sexuality, a gay 13-year-old boy makes an attempt to take his own life.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 74%
  • OMG rating: 10/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



Complete short:


Awards:
  • Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Subject.
  • Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award for Best Short Film.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Short.
  • Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Short Filmmaking - Honorable Mention.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Trevor inspired the founding of the The Trevor Project, a crisis and suicide prevention helpline for GLBT youth.
  • Ellen DeGeneres hosted a special television airing of Trevor in 1998.

OMG Movie #95

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Velvet Goldmine



1998 British/American Feature

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Christian Bale, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard, Emily Woof, Michael Feast and Janet McTeer
Director: Todd Haynes
Writers: Todd Haynes and James K. Lyons

Synopsis:
A British journalist revisits his past while writing an article about the mysterious disappearance of former glam rock star Brian Slade.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 56% / Audience: 78%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 65% / Audience: 8.5%
  • OMG rating: 7 /10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award nomination for Best Costume Design.
  • BAFTA Award for Best Costume Design; also nominated for Best Makeup & Hair.
  • Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Artistic Contribution.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Cinematography; also nominated for Best Feature and Director.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Early titles for the film included Glitter Kids and Glam!
  • Jonathan Rhys Meyers' Brian Slade was based on David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust persona, while Ewan McGregor's Curt Wild was based on Iggy Pop and Lou Reed. The character of Jack Fairy was based on Little Richard.
  • The film is strongly influenced by the ideas and life of Oscar Wilde (seen in the film as a progenitor of glam rock), and refers to events in his life and quotes his work on dozens of occasions. The work of Jean Genet (the subject of Todd Haynes' previous film, Poison) is referred to in imagery and also quoted in dialogue.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Mädchen in Uniform



1931 German Feature
Alternate Titles: Girls in Uniform / Maidens in Uniform

Cast: Hertha Thiele, Dorothea Wieck, Emilia Unda and Gertrud de Lalsky
Director: Leontine Sagan
Writers: Christa Winsloe and Friedrich Dammann, based on the play Gestern und heute (Yesterday and Today) by Christa Winsloe

Synopsis:
A sensitive girl is sent to an all-girls boarding school and develops a romantic attachment to one of her teachers.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 88%

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



Video clip:


Awards:
  • Venice Film Festival Audience Referendum for Best Technical Perfection.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Is noted as the first feature film to be produced with an openly pro-lesbian storyline and one of the earliest narrative films to explicitly portray homosexuality.
  • Christa Winsloe's stage play was originally produced under the title Ritter Nérestan (Knight Nérestan). The title was changed to Gestern und heute (Yesterday and Today) when it was produced in Berlin with a more prominent lesbian theme.
  • Most of the film's cast had played the same roles on stage.
  • At first banned in the United States, it was eventually released in 1932, albeit in a heavily-edited version.
  • An alternate ending which subtly pandered to pro-Nazi ideals enabled continued screenings in German cinemas in later years, but eventually even this version of the film was banned as 'decadent' by the Nazi regime, which reportedly attempted to burn all of the existing prints. Thankfully, several prints had been dispersed around the world by then. The film survived the war but was heavily censored until the 1970s and was not shown again in Germany until 1977. However, the surviving prints of the film are still missing some scenes from the original release version. 
  • Said to have inspired the 1949 novel Olivia by Dorothy Bussy. First published anonymously, its story also dealt with lesbian love in an all-girls' school. It was adapted into the film Olivia (a.k.a. Pit of Loneliness) in 1951.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Un Chant D'Amour



1950 French Short Film
Alternate Title: A Song of Love

Cast: Java, André Reybaz, Coco Le Martiniquais and Lucien Sénémaud
Director/Writer: Jean Genet

Synopsis:
Separated by thick brick walls, two prisoners in complete isolation, desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 84%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



Complete short:


Notes/Trivia:
  • Only film directed by playwright Jean Genet.
  • Originally made for distribution as limited edition prints for private collectors, Genet resisted its theatrical release in the 1970s.
  • Because of its explicit, though artistically presented, homosexual content, Un Chant D'Amour was long banned and even "disowned" by Genet himself later in his life.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

The Ritz



1976 American Feature

Cast: Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard, F. Murray Abraham, Paul B. Price, Treat Williams and Bessie Love
Director: Richard Lester
Writer: Terrence McNally, based on his play

Synopsis:
Unsuspecting straight businessman Gaetano Proclo has taken refuge from his homicidal mobster brother-in-law in the last place he would ever look for him... a Manhattan gay bathhouse.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 40% / Audience: 80%
  • OMG rating: 4/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • BAFTA Award nomination for Best Actress (Moreno).
  • Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Musical/Comedy, Actor - Musical/Comedy (Weston) and Actress - Musical/Comedy (Moreno).
  • Writers Guild of America Award nomination for Best Adapted Comedy.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The play The Ritz premiered on Broadway in 1975. Its first Broadway revival, in 1983, closed after one night; it featured gay porn star Casey Donovan and Warhol superstar Holly Woodlawn in the cast.  More successful was the 2007 Broadway revival, which was directed by Joe Mantello and starred Kevin Chamberlin, Rosie Perez, Patrick Kerr, Seth Rudetsky and gay porn star Ryan Idol.
  • Original Broadway cast members Jack Weston, Rita Moreno (who won a Tony Award for her performance as Googie Gomez), Jerry Stiller, F. Murray Abraham and Paul B. Price reprised their roles in the film.
  • Film debut of John Ratzenberger.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men



Published in 2005, Alonso Duralde's 101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men presents "101 films that will resonate soundly with gay audiences for reasons good, better and outrageous!"


Listed in chronological order:



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