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How many of these 22 Movies have you seen?


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Here's a list for those who want to quote this message, or copy and paste the list into their own post. Highlight the one's you've seen, or delete the ones you haven't. I think it will be interesting.

1. A Beautiful Thing
2. A League of Their Own
3. After Stonewall
4. Any Day Now
5. Boys Don't Cry
6. Brokeback Mountain
7. For The Bible Tells Me So
8. Fried Green Tomatoes
9. Hedwig And The Angry Inch
10. Ma Vie En Rose
11. Madonna: Truth or Dare
12. Making Love
13. Milk
14. Paris is Burning
15. Personal Best
16. Philadelphia
17. Rocky Horror Picture Show
18. Stage Beauty
19. Steel Magnolias
20. The Birdcage
21. The Broken Hearts Club
22. Velvet Goldmine

Colin :icon_geek:

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Here's the list with the films I've seen highlighted.

1. A Beautiful Thing
2. A League of Their Own
3. After Stonewall
4. Any Day Now
5. Boys Don't Cry
6. Brokeback Mountain
7. For The Bible Tells Me So
8. Fried Green Tomatoes
9. Hedwig And The Angry Inch
10. Ma Vie En Rose
11. Madonna: Truth or Dare
12. Making Love
13. Milk
14. Paris is Burning
15. Personal Best
16. Philadelphia
17. Rocky Horror Picture Show
18. Stage Beauty
19. Steel Magnolias
20. The Birdcage
21. The Broken Hearts Club
22. Velvet Goldmine

I suppose 6 out of 22 isn't very impressive, but I've never even heard of a lot of the films on the list. The only ones I saw in a movie theater are Milk and Rocky Horror Picture Show (I also have the DVD of Rocky Horror Picture Show). The rest I've seen on TV.

I wonder why more current films, those that would be impacting today's teens, like The Way He Looks (which is now in general release) aren't on the list.

Colin :icon_geek:

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I'm not much of a movie-goer, so haven't seen many of these. The ones I have, which are all extremely fine films, are in red:


1. A Beautiful Thing
2. A League of Their Own
3. After Stonewall
4. Any Day Now
5. Boys Don't Cry
6. Brokeback Mountain
7. For The Bible Tells Me So
8. Fried Green Tomatoes
9. Hedwig And The Angry Inch
10. Ma Vie En Rose
11. Madonna: Truth or Dare
12. Making Love
13. Milk
14. Paris is Burning
15. Personal Best
16. Philadelphia
17. Rocky Horror Picture Show
18. Stage Beauty
19. Steel Magnolias
20. The Birdcage
21. The Broken Hearts Club
22. Velvet Goldmine

Oh, and I beat Colin by one. But then, I've lived longer -- three times longer.

C

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So Lover boy tells me that we watched them all, mainly because of the Video rental store we had that went bust as they do.

I would have added Defying Gravity to the list.

Other contenders:

Eating Out (1-4)

Latter Days

Prayers for Bobby

Victim

The Servant

Man With The Green Carnation (Peter Finch)

Trials of Oscar Wilde (Robert Morely)

Wilde (Stephen Fry)

Stonewall

Prick Up Your Ears (On the gay playwright, Joe Orton whose lover murdered him)

Dorian Blues

Poster Boy

Prom Queen

Shortbus

Urbania

Death IN Venice

Another Country

Cabaret

Bent

The Consequence (German 1977, but very much a landmark film for its day)

Maurice

My Beautiful Laundrette

La Cage Aux Folles (1-3) French. #1 is the original The Birdcage

A Very Natural Thing

Something For Everyone

There are some more that I haven't listed, but I think it is important to expand the list to include, at least, these, and some are really important in their influence on our history and self esteem.

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I've seen a few, though not that many. Less than Colin, actually....

1. A Beautiful Thing
2. A League of Their Own
3. After Stonewall
4. Any Day Now
5. Boys Don't Cry
6. Brokeback Mountain
7. For The Bible Tells Me So
8. Fried Green Tomatoes
9. Hedwig And The Angry Inch
10. Ma Vie En Rose
11. Madonna: Truth or Dare
12. Making Love
13. Milk
14. Paris is Burning
15. Personal Best
16. Philadelphia
17. Rocky Horror Picture Show

18. Stage Beauty
19. Steel Magnolias
20. The Birdcage
21. The Broken Hearts Club
22. Velvet Goldmine

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1. A Beautiful Thing
2. A League of Their Own
3. After Stonewall
4. Any Day Now
5. Boys Don't Cry
6. Brokeback Mountain
7. For The Bible Tells Me So
8. Fried Green Tomatoes
9. Hedwig And The Angry Inch
10. Ma Vie En Rose
11. Madonna: Truth or Dare
12. Making Love
13. Milk
14. Paris is Burning
15. Personal Best
16. Philadelphia
17. Rocky Horror Picture Show
18. Stage Beauty
19. Steel Magnolias
20. The Birdcage
21. The Broken Hearts Club

22. Velvet Goldmine

I loved the Broken Hearts Club and Steel Magnolias is a film I have seen so often I can quote lines. "If you don't have anything nice to say, come sit next to me!" or 'All gay men are named Mark, Rick or Steve and all gay men have track lighting. Say, Ouiser, don't you have track lighting? - Yeah, I love it. My nephew put it in. -Oh? How is your nephew? - Steve's fine" or one of my favorites 'Ouiser's never done a religious thing in her life! - Now that is NOT true. Once, in college, we all got dressed up as nuns and went bar hopping.'

Beautiful thing was wonderful for its time, and I could only watch Brokeback once. The emotion reminded me too much of my dad and mom.

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I said at the beginning that I hadn't watched any of them, and now realize that it isn't entirely true. I've seen the first half of Brokeback Mountain. I do have a couple of other ones I would add to the list though. Both "House of Boys" and "The Normal Heart" are incredibly moving films.

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The Normal Heart deserves to be on everyone's watch list.

I didn't even know it existed until the love of my life told me that I had to watch it. He was right.

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1. A Beautiful Thing
2. A League of Their Own
3. After Stonewall
4. Any Day Now
5. Boys Don't Cry
6. Brokeback Mountain
7. For The Bible Tells Me So
8. Fried Green Tomatoes
9. Hedwig And The Angry Inch
10. Ma Vie En Rose

11. Madonna: Truth or Dare
12. Making Love
13. Milk
14. Paris is Burning

15. Personal Best
16. Philadelphia
17. Rocky Horror Picture Show

18. Stage Beauty
19. Steel Magnolias
20. The Birdcage
21. The Broken Hearts Club
22. Velvet Goldmine

Other contenders:

Eating Out (1-4)

Latter Days

Prayers for Bobby

Victim

The Servant

Man With The Green Carnation (Peter Finch)

Trials of Oscar Wilde (Robert Morely)

Wilde (Stephen Fry)

Stonewall

Prick Up Your Ears (On the gay playwright, Joe Orton whose lover murdered him)

Dorian Blues

Poster Boy

Prom Queen

Shortbus

Urbania

Death IN Venice

Another Country

Cabaret

Bent

The Consequence (German 1977, but very much a landmark film for its day)

Maurice

My Beautiful Laundrette

La Cage Aux Folles (1-3) French. #1 is the original The Birdcage

A Very Natural Thing

Something For Everyone

Others I enjoyed:

Drift

Nico and Dani

Lilies (excellent John Greyson film)

Gone But Not Forgotten

Jeffrey

The Fluffer

Y Tu Mama Tambien (in Spanish)

A Home at the End of the World

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Trick

The Man I Love

Happy Together

My Life on Ice

Big Eden

Wild Reeds

You I Love (great Russian film)

Mambo Italiano

Saved

Speedway Junky (Jonathan Taylor Thomas pulls off one of the greatest single-take monologues in film history)

Iron Ladies I & I (silly but fun little movie from Thailand)

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Kevin Spacy & John Cusack - directed by believe-it-or-not Clint Eastwood)

Camp

Torch Song Trilogy (Anne Bancroft - Matthew Broderick - Harvey Fierstein) excellent!

My Private Idaho - River Phoenix

Eban and Charley

L.I.E

The final two were well done but troubling.

There are several good ones on Netflix and available elsewhere on the web. House of Boys among these- was particularly moving

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From the disturbing side of the rack:

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Howie: L.I.E. Long Island Expressway. You got the lanes going east, and you got the lanes going west. And you also got the lanes going straight to hell. Lot of people died on it. Harry Chapin, Alan Pakula, the movie director. You probably heard of them. But you never heard of Sylvia Blitzer, my mom. She died on a crash on Exit 52. I really miss her. It's taken a lot of people and I hope it doesn't get me.

Wikipedia page ==> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.I.E.

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Okay's a relative term.

Wikipedia page ==> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mysterious_Skin

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1. Beautiful Thing *

2. A League of Their Own

3. After Stonewall

4. Any Day Now *

5. Boys Don't Cry

6. Brokeback Mountain *

7. For The Bible Tells Me So

8. Fried Green Tomatoes

9. Hedwig And The Angry Inch

10. Ma Vie En Rose

11. Madonna: Truth or Dare

12. Making Love

13. Milk

14. Paris is Burning

15. Personal Best

16. Philadelphia *

17. Rocky Horror Picture Show

18. Stage Beauty

19. Steel Magnolias

20. The Birdcage

21. The Broken Hearts Club *

22. Velvet Goldmine

Other contenders:

Eating Out (1-4)

Latter Days *

Prayers for Bobby

Victim

The Servant

Man With The Green Carnation (Peter Finch)

Trials of Oscar Wilde (Robert Morely)

Wilde (Stephen Fry)

Stonewall

Prick Up Your Ears (On the gay playwright, Joe Orton whose lover murdered him)

Dorian Blues

Poster Boy

Prom Queen

Shortbus *

Urbania

Death IN Venice

Another Country

Cabaret

Bent *

The Consequence (German 1977, but very much a landmark film for its day)

Maurice *

My Beautiful Laundrette *

La Cage Aux Folles (1-3) French. #1 is the original The Birdcage

A Very Natural Thing

Something For Everyone

Drift

Nico and Dani

Lilies (excellent John Greyson film)

Gone But Not Forgotten

Jeffrey

The Fluffer

Y Tu Mama Tambien (in Spanish)

A Home at the End of the World

Priscilla Queen of the Desert *

Trick

The Man I Love

Happy Together

My Life on Ice

Big Eden *

Wild Reeds

You I Love (great Russian film)

Mambo Italiano *

Saved

Speedway Junky (Jonathan Taylor Thomas pulls off one of the greatest single-take monologues in film history)

Iron Ladies I & I (silly but fun little movie from Thailand)

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (Kevin Spacy & John Cusack - directed by believe-it-or-not Clint Eastwood)

Camp

Torch Song Trilogy (Anne Bancroft - Matthew Broderick - Harvey Fierstein) excellent!

My Private Idaho - River Phoenix

Eban and Charley

L.I.E

And my own additions to the list:

Antarctica

A Touch of Pink *

Balls *

Bear Cub *

Bedrooms and Hallways

Clapham Junction *

Cockles and Muscles *

Coffee Date *

Coming Out (East German movie) *

The Dallas Buyers Club

Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves *

East Side Story *

Eyes Wide Open

Four More Years (Swedish) *

Free Fall

Gods and Monsters

Hairspray

Hamam *

Hilde's Journey

History Boys the *

I'm So Excited *

Just Say Love *

Kiss of the Spiderwoman

Kiterunner the *

Loose Cannons *

The Lost Language of Cranes

Love to Hide, a *

Patrik 1,5 *

Perks of being a Wallflower, the

Philomena *

Plan B

Priest *

Regular Guys *

Shelter *

Single Man, a

Suddenly Last Winter

Sum of Us, the *

Undertow *

Walk on Water *

Weekend *

Westler *

Yossi and Jagger *

Yossi

You should meet my son *

There are loads more of course but these are among my favourites.

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I never would have thought there were so many LGBT films!

I've seen L.I.E. and have it on DVD. A very disturbing film.

I've seen Prayers for Bobby. He went to my high school, Las Lomas in Walnut Creek, California.

I've seen Priscilla Queen of the Desert. Bizarre and funny.

I've seen A Single Man. Strange film.

We need to find a service that will stream all of these films!

Colin :icon_geek:

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We need to find a service that will stream all of these films!

Colin :icon_geek:

I've seen A Single Man. Strange film.

What do you say Colin: You and me can start GayNetFlix.

L.I.E. was pretty disturbing but the writing was awesome.

Watch it and listen to the words- the cadences, tone and inflections. They sneaked in some serious ART while we were distracted with the film.

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I agree, James. The writing was taut and the story gripping.

The first time I watched L.I.E. I knew what was coming but I didn't want it to be that way but it was anyway. It scared the hell out of me. I was 14, way too young to be watching this film. I bought the uncut DVD (the image on the cover is Paul Dano [Howie]) at Tower Records in Concord (it closed in 2006 and Rasputin Records took over the space). Anyway, the uncut version has a long sex scene at the beginning (it's not explicit – and the 14 year old me was disappointed); the NC-17 version has that scene cut way back.

Colin :icon_geek:

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Bit stymied by the fact I'm using a borrowed iPad, along with stolen bandwidth on somebody else's wifi...

"Hairspray"

Totally love that film, the 1988 version of course, not the pointless 2007 version.

And I greatly suspect, "The way he looks" will be a worthy addition to the list although the DVD release has been put back. Region 2 though still gets it first by about a month. (I looked at both, I can view all regions).

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"Hairspray"

Totally love that film, the 1988 version of course, not the pointless 2007 version.

Any John Waters film is worth watching. Devine was devine. Watched it last Sunday night with my 90 year old neighbor lady.

I liked John Waters' Pecker as well.

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The lists are fabulous and I am happy to say that I have seen about 80% of the titles. It's always fascinating to see straight actors in a gay role which only proves how good they are at their craft. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is still a current favorite and his performance in that weird Mysterious Skin film just blew me away.

I had a nice chat with John Waters in the early 90's. He was hawking his books at a street fair up in Baltimore and I caught him at a quiet moment. I mentioned Hairspray and he immediately asked me what I liked about it. The film had style and evoked an image of the gay scene with which I was unfamiliar. He laughed and said that was the point, he loved to pierce the veil around the unknown. So many of his films prove that he can be weirder than weird, but in everything there is a great deal of cinematic art. But John is no fool, he loves his young men and Pecker proved that as well.

I believe with the creation of Brokeback Mountain gay films shattered the glass ceiling. When straight actors and directors can make a convincing and emotional gay film we as a community have succeeded. I think a lot of straight audience members were shocked by the romantic angle of the film, but to me it envisioned a bit of Romeo and Juliet tragedy and cast aside the gay stereotypes we have always seen before that. We may never see another mainstream film with such a strong gay theme like that again.

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I'd like to see an adaptation of Mary Renault's Last of The Wine into a modern love story, complete with an opening scene of the plague causing the death of a young man whose lover then drinks from a poison chalice, spills the contents on the floor, and as he dies, he manages to write with his finger, his lover's name in the last of the spilt wine.

The rest of the story is much more positive, but no less romantic and emotionally moving. I imagine the best way to adapt the story would be to have a young modern archaeologist discover a scroll telling of what it was like to live in ancient Athens, whilst paralleling the archaeologist's own discovery of his sexuality, and search for love.

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