Friday, May 31, 2013

Poison



1991 American Feature

Cast: Scott Renderer, James Lyons, Edith Meeks, Millie White, Buck Smith, Rob LaBelle and John Leguizamo (as Damien Garcia)
Writer/Director: Todd Haynes

Synopsis:
Three intercut stories, based on the novels of Jean Genet, about outsiders, sex and violence.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 76% / Audience: 62%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



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Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award for Best Feature Film.
  • Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best First Feature and Director.
  • Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize - Dramatic.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Working Title: H.
  • Casting Call: Macaulay Culkin.
  • The first sequence, titled Hero, is told in the lurid style of an episode of a tabloid television news magazine. The second sequence, Horror, is an homage to the black and white psychotropic horror films of the mid-1960s. The third sequence, Homo, is an adaptation in part of Jean Genet's book The Miracle of the Rose, and directly references the style and setting of Genet's short film Un Chant D'Amour.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds



2006 American Feature

Cast: Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands, Rebekah Kochan, Marco Dapper, Brett Chukerman, Scott Vickaryous and Mink Stole
Director: Phillip J. Bartell
Writers: Phillip J. Bartell and Q. Allan Brocka

Synopsis:
After his boyfriend dumps him, Kyle plots to land sexually confused nude model Troy by pretending to be straight.

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  • DVD: Available



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Notes/Trivia:
  • Ryan Carnes, who played Marc in the original Eating Out, was unable to return due to scheduling  conflicts. He was replaced with Brett Chukerman.
  • Screenwriter Q. Allan Brocka (who directed the first Eating Out) has a cameo appearance in an art class scene.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Queer Icon: The Cult of Bette Davis



2009 American Feature

Cast: Peaches Christ, Marc Huestis, Matthew Martin, Charles Pierce and Ed Sikov
Writer/Director: M. Black

Synopsis:
An examination of the many aspects of the gay fascination with Academy Award-winning screen legend Bette Davis.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Oscar Wilde



1960 British Feature

Cast: Robert Morley, Ralph Richardson, Phyllis Calvert, Alexander Knox, John Neville, Dennis Price and Edward Chapman
Director: Gregory Ratoff
Writer: Jo Eisinger, based on the play by Leslie Stokes and Sewell Stokes

Synopsis:
The life of Oscar Wilde, famed author, playwright and renowned wit, is rocked by the scandal surrounding his relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
  • OMG rating: 6/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Not available
  • Book: Available



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Notes/Trivia:
  • Robert Morley made his name on the stage playing the title character in Oscar Wilde in London in 1936. The play was a success despite being banned from major London theatres because of its theme of homosexuality. It was later produced in New York in 1938, with Morely reprising his acclaimed performance in his Broadway debut.
  • A scene depicting Oscar Wilde attempting to pick up a newspaper boy on a foggy London street was cut from the final version.
  • This was one of two British films about Oscar Wilde released in 1960, the other being The Trials of Oscar Wilde, starring Peter Finch.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Law of Desire



1987 Spanish Feature
Alternate Title: La ley del deseo

Cast: Eusebio Poncela, Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura, Bibí Andersen, Manuela Velasco and Miguel Molina
Writer/Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Synopsis:
A film director has a one-night stand with an ardent fan, whose obsession turns deadly.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 100% / Audience: 79%
  • OMG rating: 6 /10

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



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Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award for Best Feature Film.
  • San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Celluloid Closet



1995 American Feature

Cast: Susie Bright, Quentin Crisp, Mart Crowley, Tony Curtis, Richard Dyer, Antonio Fargas, Harvey Fierstein, Farley Granger, Whoopi Goldberg, Harry Hamlin, Tom Hanks, Arthur Laurents, Shirley MacLaine, Armistead Maupin, Ron Nyswaner, Paul Rudnick, Barry Sandler, Susan Sarandon, John Schlesinger, Lily Tomlin and Gore Vidal
Directors: Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman
Writers: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman and Sharon Wood (story) and Armistead Maupin (narration screenplay), based on the book by Vito Russo

Synopsis:
The depiction of GLBT characters in American film is explored, from the early silent era through the Hollywood Production Code years to the modern day.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 96% / Audience: 86 %
  • OMG rating: 10 /10

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



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Berlin International Film Festival Teddy Award for Best Documentary Film.
  • GLAAD Media Award Vito Russo Film Award.
  • Independent Spirit Award Truer Than Fiction Award nominee.
  • Peabody Award.
  • Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Informational Special, Outstanding Individual Achievement - Informational Programming (Cinematography, Film Editing and Sound Recording) and President's Award.
  • Sundance Film Festival Freedom of Expression Award.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Vito Russo's The Celluloid Closet was first published in 1981. A revised edition followed in 1987.
  • Vito Russo wanted his book to be transformed into a documentary film and helped on the project until his death in 1990.
  • The filmmakers originally planned a sequence discussing how gay historical figures were portrayed as heterosexual in films. They aborted the sequence when Richard Burton's estate denied the rights to Alexander the Great, MGM denied use of Hans Christian Andersen (fearing that the filmmakers were trying to "out" Danny Kaye) and Charlton Heston declined use of The Agony and the Ecstasy (claiming that Michaelangelo was heterosexual).
  • Actor Michael Ontkean not only declined to be interviewed for the documentary, but also attempted to prevent clips from his film Making Love from being shown in it. He was unsuccessful.
  • Initially given a limited release in select theatres (including the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco) in 1996, and then broadcast on the premium cable channel HBO.
  • Actors who appear in archival footage and film clips include Judith Anderson, Lauren Bacall, Antonio Banderas, Drew Barrymore, Dirk Bogarde, Humphrey Bogart, Stephen Boyd, Jeff Bridges, Joe E. Brown, Steve Buscemi, James Caan, Nicolas Cage, Charles Chaplin, Cher, Montgomery Clift, Gary Cooper, Joan Crawford, John Dall, Jaye Davidson, Brad Davis, Geena Davis, Bruce Davison, Doris Day, Daniel Day-Lewis, James Dean, Catherine Deneuve, Sandy Dennis, Marlene Dietrich, Kevin Dillon, Matt Dillon, Divine, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Cary Elwes, Emilio Estevez, Rupert Everett, Antonio Fargas, Peter Finch, Joan Fontaine, Glenn Ford, Michael J. Fox, Greta Garbo, Louis Gossett Jr., Cary Grant, Oliver Hardy, Murray Head, Mariel Hemingway, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Charlton Heston, Edward Everett Horton, Rock Hudson, John Ireland, Burl Ives, Al Jolson, Boris Karloff, David Keith, George Kennedy, Stan Laurel, John Phillip Law, Jack Lemmon, Peter Lorre, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mercedes McCambridge, Ray Milland, Sal Mineo, Liza Minnelli, Dermot Mulroney, Don Murray, Paul Newman, Laurence Olivier, Maureen O'Sullivan, Al Pacino, Eleanor Parker, Mary-Louise Parker, River Phoenix, Dick Powell, Edna Purviance, Keanu Reeves, Jane Russell, Harry Dean Stanton, Barbara Stanwyck, Rod Steiger, Sharon Stone, Meryl Streep, Elizabeth Taylor, Denzel Washington, Johnny Weissmuller, Robin Williams, Henry Winkler, Shelley Winters, Natalie Wood and Michael York.
  • The 2001 special edition DVD of The Celluloid Closet includes the companion documentary Rescued from the Closet, which features interviews and film clips not used in the original film.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

AfterElton.com's 25 Greatest Gay Documentaries



In 2012, the After Elton website (now The Backlot) named their 25 Greatest Gay Documentaries:


  1. The Celluloid Closet 
  2. The Times of Harvey Milk 
  3. Paris is Burning 
  4. For the Bible Tells Me So 
  5. Before Stonewall 
  6. Paragraph 175 
  7. We Were Here 
  8. Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt 
  9. Outrage 
  10. Vito 
  11. Small Town Gay Bar 
  12. 8: The Mormon Proposition 
  13. Gay Sex in the 70s 
  14. Chris & Don. A Love Story 
  15. After Stonewall 
  16. Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives 
  17. Stonewall Uprising 
  18. All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise 
  19. Trembling Before G-d 
  20. Bear Nation 
  21. The Adonis Factor 
  22. Silverlake Life: The View from Here 
  23. How to Survive a Plague 
  24. TransGeneration 
  25. Saint of 9/11

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Jackass: The Movie



2002 American Feature

Cast: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, Dave England, Jason "Wee Man" Acuña, Preston Lacy and Ehren McGhehey
Director: Jeff Tremaine
Writers: Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dunn, Ehren McGhehey, Brandon Dicamillo, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Whitey McConnaughy, Sean Cliver, Loomis Fall, Phil Clapp and Vernon Chatman

Synopsis:
A continuation of the outlandish stunts and pranks by the original cast of the MTV television series Jackass (2000-2002).

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 48% / Audience: 76%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 42% / Audience: 8.0%
  • OMG rating: 1/10

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



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Awards:
  • Razzie Award for "Most Flatulent Teen-Targeted Movie".

Notes/Trivia:
  • The frequent full frontal male nudity add to the Jackass franchise's often cited homoeroticsm.
  • An unrated version of the film was released in 2006.
  • Followed by the sequels Jackass Number Two (2006) and Jackass 3D (2010).
  • Rip Taylor makes a cameo appearance in all three movies.

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Friday, May 24, 2013

Hustler White



1996 German/Canadaian Feature

Cast: Tony Ward, Bruce LaBruce, Vaginal Davis, Glen Meadmore, Ron Athey and Graham David Smith
Writers/Directors: Bruce LaBruce, with Rick Castro

Synopsis:
A European author, researching a book on the gay prostitution and pornographic scene in Hollywood, falls for the devastatingly handsome rent-boy Monti Ward, following him through his typical routine of various sordid and bizarre encounters with hustlers, johns and pornographers.

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  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available



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Notes/Trivia:
  • On German television, it was shown uncut, but with commentary breaks and some scenes partially blurred. In such countries as the UK and Australia, it had to be edited to insure a release.
  • Portions of the film appear in the music video for "Misogyny" by Canadian rock band Rusty.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kinsey



2004 American Feature

Cast: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt, Dylan Baker, Veronica Cartwright, John Krasinski, Luke Macfarlane and Lynn Redgrave
Writer/Director: Bill Condon

Synopsis:
The life of Alfred Kinsey, the controversial pioneer in the area of human sexuality research.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 90% / Audience: 72%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 79% / Audience: 8.5%
  • OMG rating: 6/10

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



Trailer:


Awards:
  • AFI Award, Movies of the Year.
  • Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Linney).
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nominations for Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Sarsgaard), Supporting Actress (Linney) and Screenplay.
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Film - Wide Release.
  • Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Actor (Neeson) and Supporting Actress (Linney).
  • Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best Feature, Actor (Neeson), Supporting Actor (Sarsgaard) and Screenplay.
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor (Neeson).
  • National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actress (Linney).
  • Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress (Linney).
  • Writers Guild of America nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Clyde Martin (played by Peter Sarsgaard) was Alfred Kinsey's assistant and co-author of Sexual Behavior in the Human Male as well as a sexual partner to both Kinsey and Kinsey's wife, Clara McMillen.
  • Included on the film's soundtrack is Ella Fitzgerald's recording of Cole Porter's song "Too Darn Hot" (from his Broadway musical Kiss Me Kate), which features the lyrics "According to the Kinsey Report, ev'ry average man you know much prefers to play his favorite sport when the temperature is low".
  • The first film permitted to show human genitalia uncensored in Japan.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

If These Walls Could Talk 2


2000 American Television Movie

Cast: Ellen DeGeneres, Paul Giamatti, Regina King, Nia Long, Natasha Lyonne, Kathy Najimy, Elizabeth Perkins, Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Chloë Sevigny, Sharon Stone and Michelle Williams
Directors: Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge and Anne Heche
Writers: Jane Anderson, Sylvia Sichel, Alex Sichel and Anne Heche

Synopsis:
Three separate stories about lesbian couples in different time periods unfold in the same house.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.7 /10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 78%

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



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Directors Guild of America nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television (Coolidge).
  • GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding TV Movie.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (Redgrave).
  • L.A. Outfest Screen Idol Award - Female (Redgrave).
  • Producers Guild of America Award nomination for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television.
  • Paris Lesbian Film Festival Audience Award for Best Film.
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie (Redgrave); also nominated for Outstanding Made for Television Movie, Writing and Casting.
  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (Redgrave).

Notes/Trivia:
  • The original If These Walls Could Talk (1996) followed the same format (three stories in three time periods in the same house) but its subject was abortion.
  • Originally broadcast on the American premium cable network HBO.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bear Cub



2004 Spanish Feature
Alternate Title: Cachorro

Cast: José Luis García Pérez, David Castillo, Diana Cerezo, Arno Chevrier and Empar Ferrer
Director: Miguel Albaladejo
Writers: Miguel Albaladejo and Salvador García Ruiz

Synopsis:
When Pedro, a bearish gay man, takes in his nephew for a couple weeks, he and the nine-year-old Bernardo begin to forge a household together.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 77% / Audience: 75%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 63% / Audience: 7.8 %
  • OMG rating: 7/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Czech Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Main Jury Award for Best Feature Film.
  • Dallas OUT TAKES Award for Best Feature.
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.

Notes/Trivia:
  • Feature film version of Miguel Albaladejo's 1996 short film Bearcub.
  • The Spanish word cachorro describes any young, furry animal such as a cub or puppy.

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Strange Frame



2012 American Feature
Alternate Title: Strange Frame: Love & Sax

Cast: Claudia Black, Tara Strong, Ron Glass, Cree Summer, Tim Curry, Juliet Landau, Alan Tudyk, George Takei, Michael Dorn and Claudia Christian
Director: G.B. Hajim
Writers: Shelley Doty, G.B. Hajim and Peter Watts

Synopsis:
At the end of the 28th century, the human race has long since abandoned a desolate Earth. On Jupiter's moon Ganymede, musicians Parker and Naia develop a close relationship which allows them to perform as one.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Audience: 93%
  • OMG rating: 4/10
  • Movie Dearest rating: B

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



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Notes/Trivia:
  • Billed as "the world's first animated lesbian sci-fi musical".
  • Created using cutout animation.
  • Planned as the first installment in a planned four-part series.

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Auntie Mame



1958 American Feature

Cast: Rosalind Russell, Jan Handzlik, Coral Browne, Peggy Cass, Forrest Tucker, Roger Smith, Joanna Barnes and Yuki Shimoda
Director: Morton DaCosta
Writers: Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on the novel Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade by Patrick Dennis and the play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee

Synopsis:
An orphan goes to live with his aunt, a flamboyant, exuberant Manhattanite with a unique zest for life.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 92% / Audience: 91% 
  • OMG rating: 9/10

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



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Academy Award nominations for Best Picture, Actress (Russell), Supporting Actress (Cass), Color Cinematography, Color Art Direction and Film Editing.
  • BAFTA Award nomination for Best Foreign Actress (Russell).
  • Golden Globe Awards for Best Motion Picture - Comedy and Actress - Comedy/Musical (Russell); also nominated for Supporting Actress (Cass).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Patrick Dennis's original semi-autobiographical novel Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade was first published in 1955. It was a runaway best seller, setting records on the New York Times bestseller list, with more than two million copies in print during its initial publication. In 1958, Dennis wrote a sequel titled Around the World with Auntie Mame.
  • The stage adaptation of Auntie Mame opened on Broadway in 1956 and was nominated for four Tony Awards, with Peggy Cass winning for Best Featured Actress. Along with Cass, Rosalind Russell, Jan Handzlik and Yuki Shimoda recreated their Broadway roles for the film version.
  • The highest grossing American film of 1959.
  • A stage musical version of the novel, titled Mame, opened on Broadway in 1966. The book was by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee (who also wrote the stage play adaptation) with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur starred and won two of the show's eight Tony Award nominations. Lansbury returned to the role in 1983 for a short-lived Broadway revival.
  • The musical Mame was also adapted for the screen, in 1974. Lucille Ball starred (her final film role), with Bea Arthur and Jane Connell recreating their stage roles.
  • In 2000, Auntie Mame was ranked #94 on the American Film Institute's "100 Years, 100 Laughs" list.
  • In 2005, "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving to death!" was ranked #93 on the American Film Institute's "100 Years, 100 Movie Quotes" list.

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Rebel Without a Cause



1955 American Feature

Cast: James Dean, Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo, Jim Backus, Ann Doran, Corey Allen, Edward Platt, Nick Adams and Dennis Hopper
Director: Nicholas Ray
Writers: Stewart Stern (screenplay), Irving Shulman (adaptation) and Nicholas Ray (story)

Synopsis:
Jim Stark, a rebellious young man with a troubled past, struggles to fit in in his new town.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 95% / Audience: 86%
  • OMG rating: 10/10

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



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Awards:
  • Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor (Mineo), Supporting Actress (Wood) and Motion Picture Story.
  • BAFTA Award nominations for Best Film from any Source and Foreign Actor (Dean).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Casting Call: Marlon Brando, Jayne Mansfield, Paul Newman, Margaret O'Brien and Debbie Reynolds.
  • Director Nicholas Ray, screenwriter Stewart Stern and actors James Dean and Sal Mineo all intended for Mineo's character Plato to be subtly but definitely understood as gay. Although the Production Code was still very much in force at the time and forbade any mention of homosexuality, they all worked together to insert restrained references to Plato's homosexuality and attraction to Jim, including the pinup photo of movie star Alan Ladd hanging in Plato's locker, Plato's adoring looks at Jim, his loaded talk with Jim in the old mansion, and even the name "Plato," which is a reference to the Classical Greek philosopher. For that mansion scene, Dean suggested to Mineo that Plato should "look at me the way I look at Natalie."
  • James Dean, Sal Mineo and Dennis Hopper would later co-star in Giant.
  • The film's original release was less than one month after James Dean's fatal car crash.
  • In 1990, Rebel Without a Cause was inducted into the National Film Registry.
  • In 1998, Rebel Without a Cause was ranked #59 on the American Film Institute's "100 Years, 100 Movies" list.
  • A stage version of Rebel Without a Cause played Off-Broadway in 2005.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Naked Fame



2004 American Feature

Cast: Colton Ford, Blake Harper, Chi Chi LaRue, Pepper Mashay, Sharon Mitchell and Bruce Vilanch
Director: Christopher Long

Synopsis:
At age 40, gay porn superstar Colton Ford leaves pornography behind to pursue a new career as a pop singer.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 5.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 50% / Audience: 40%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 46% / Audience: 7.5%
  • OMG rating: 4/10

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  • DVD: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available



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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hellbent



2004 American Feature

Cast: Dylan Fergus, Bryan Kirkwood, Hank Harris, Andrew Levitas and Matt Phillips
Writer/Director: Paul Etheredge-Ouzts

Synopsis:
At a West Hollywood Halloween festival, four gay friends are stalked by a mysterious killer.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 5.3/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 46% / Audience: 39 %
  • Metacritic - Critics: 45% / Audience: 5.6%
  • OMG rating: 7/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



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Awards:
  • Milan International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival Special Mention.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The first gay "slasher film".
  • Punk singer Kent James performs in the movie as his alter ego Nick Name.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Parting Glances



1986 American Feature

Cast: Richard Ganoung, John Bolger, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan, Kathy Kinney and Patrick Tull
Writer/Director: Bill Sherwood

Synopsis:
As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while taking care of his ex-boyfriend Nick, who is living with AIDS.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 80% / Audience: 68%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



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Notes/Trivia:
  • One of the first motion pictures to deal frankly and realistically with the subject of AIDS, and the impact of the then relatively new disease on the gay community.
  • The only feature film from writer/director Bill Sherwood, who died of complications due to AIDS in 1990 without ever completing another film.
  • Actor Steve Buscemi's first major film role.
  • The first film to be restored as a part of the Outfest Legacy Project, a joint effort between Outfest (the Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival) and the UCLA Film and Television Archive to preserve GLBT cinema. 

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