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#1 | Back to Top02-18-2009 07:45:52 PM

Adrasteia
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Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

I'm working on a very inclusive list of worthwhile LBGT movies to post at our university's LBGT resource center. I've made a small list myself, but nothing near what I'd like to have.

So, if you have a few minutes to spare, feel free to post movies which you think others should know about! emot-smile

Book recommendations are also very welcome!

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#2 | Back to Top02-18-2009 07:54:46 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

Brokeback Mountain, obviously.  Bound.  Transamerica.  Milk.  Rocky Horror.  The Adolescence of Utena, along with every other Japanese movie ever made.  Maybe Capote.  Um... I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry?

I found a Wikipedia page that might also be helpful.  As I check, it turns out all the films above are on it, which makes me feel useless.  :-/

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#3 | Back to Top02-18-2009 08:13:01 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

Trying to keep from relisting anything that's on the wikipedia page:

Bringing Up Baby has the first use in film of the term "gay" for homosexual.  No actual homosexual (characters) are made clear, however, and it is just a throwaway line (from the bisexual and supersexy Mr. Grant).

And, speaking of Hepburns and Cary Grant... there's a soft subtext of a relationship between two men (two of the baddies, one of whom is James Coburn) in Charade.

There's a collection of short films on DVD called She Likes Girls that ranges from the great to okeh and involves at one point, cross-dressing as a Beatle and breaking and entering.

From an academic standpoint (or a soap-opera-y one), That Tender Touch (behold! seventies lesbians written by men - and suicide shall come of it!) is definitely mine-able.  As is the deliberate (well, they merged the love-interest in with the male-friend and then even the actors are acknowledging the energy) romancy-ness of the two leads in Hot Fuzz.

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#4 | Back to Top02-18-2009 08:27:50 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

Kissing Jessica Stein. Nice, realistic handling of sexuality and how it can be a little confusing.


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#5 | Back to Top02-18-2009 08:51:08 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

"But I'm a Cheerleader" :3


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And you've just gotta keep on keeping on"

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#6 | Back to Top02-18-2009 09:28:11 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

Thanks, you guys! There are quite a few mentioned which I haven't heard of before.

Also, But I'm a Cheerleader is one of my favorite movies of all time. emot-tongue

satyreyes wrote:

Brokeback Mountain, obviously.  Bound.  Transamerica.  Milk.  Rocky Horror.  The Adolescence of Utena, along with every other Japanese movie ever made.  Maybe Capote.  Um... I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry?

I found a Wikipedia page that might also be helpful.  As I check, it turns out all the films above are on it, which makes me feel useless.  :-/

This doesn't make you useless! On the contrary, posting that link has made you quite useful in my eyes. Even more than before, Mr. Satyreyes, and that's saying something. emot-smile

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#7 | Back to Top02-18-2009 11:21:27 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

If These Walls Could Talk 2. -- 3 stories about 3 different sets of lesbians, in different generations. The first one is so sad but I think the best story.

Not the first one! The "2" is really important!


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#8 | Back to Top02-19-2009 12:40:03 AM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

Kinky Boots. I think that counts, its been a while since ive seen the movie.


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#9 | Back to Top02-19-2009 04:10:55 AM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

Does the Crying Game count?


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#10 | Back to Top02-19-2009 09:19:17 AM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

Aside for the movies already mentioned:

Boys Don't Cry
Mysterious Skin
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
Maurice
50 Ways of Saying Fabulous
Follow my Voice
Swoon
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Camp
Breakfast on Pluto
Beautiful Thing
Orlando
Save Me
Therese and Isabelle
My Summer of Love
Tipping the Velvet
Edge of Seventeen
The Laramie Project emot-frown

Lifetime movies:

A Girl Like Me
Prayers for Bobby


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#11 | Back to Top02-19-2009 10:28:02 AM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

^ "My Summer of Love" is very good.

The Incredibly True Story of Two Girls in Love

D.E.B.S.

Saving Face

Totally Fucked Up

High Art

A Home at the end of the world

Flawless


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#12 | Back to Top02-19-2009 11:02:22 AM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

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#13 | Back to Top02-19-2009 01:21:28 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

^ THIS.

Then there's also a list I at some point wanted to go through...

And random movies I watch on TV and find some gay crumbs in it. A woman in Mona Lisa Smile (2003) had a 'partner', but that's as gay as it gets. The mention of it. On the other hand, Coming Soon (1999) (a movie I never managed to Google properly thanks to the idiotic title) has one of the girls realizing she's gay. And she gets a kiss. With a sexy drummer girl. Mmm.

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#14 | Back to Top02-19-2009 01:23:13 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

Oh, geez, no one's mentioned Desert Hearts?  THE lesbian movie of the generation that grew up in the 80s, OMG.

Also, Better Than Chocolate and Bound and, if you put nothing else in the list, you MUST put in Fire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_(1996_film)).

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#15 | Back to Top02-19-2009 01:33:52 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

I wonder will this be just a list or will it also include some descriptions and such? Because the Wikipedia article seems detailed enough to just copy-paste. I mean, they listed a Croatian movie with lesbians (Fine mrtve djevojke). I'm impressed. Even though it's not one of those movies I'd want to watch twice. Heavy stuff.

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#16 | Back to Top02-19-2009 02:30:38 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

I can't believe I forgot "Bound"

also...

Prey for Rock and Roll


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#17 | Back to Top02-19-2009 07:12:12 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

lex wrote:

Prey for Rock and Roll

Just recently saw this one. "A murderer, a rapist and a tattoo artist walk into a bar....a little help here?" Awesome movie.


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#18 | Back to Top02-19-2009 08:53:28 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

Cruising with Al Pacino. Sure, it's not exactly LBGT friendly, but it's LBGT.


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#19 | Back to Top02-19-2009 09:26:04 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

lex wrote:

Prey for Rock and Roll

That is an awesome movie. etc-love


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#20 | Back to Top02-19-2009 11:25:55 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

tohubohu wrote:

Also, Better Than Chocolate and Bound and, if you put nothing else in the list, you MUST put in Fire (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_(1996_film)).

I saw Fire in my Topics in Anthropology: Asian Families class.  Strong stuff.

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#21 | Back to Top02-20-2009 06:29:20 AM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

The Hours.

One of my favorites.

Also, Chasing Amy.


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#22 | Back to Top02-20-2009 11:57:02 AM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

Heavenly Creatures

--I mean


Hinotori made this post, and then went back and changed it later. Such is life.


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#23 | Back to Top02-20-2009 06:02:25 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

Arki wrote:

I wonder will this be just a list or will it also include some descriptions and such? Because the Wikipedia article seems detailed enough to just copy-paste. I mean, they listed a Croatian movie with lesbians (Fine mrtve djevojke). I'm impressed. Even though it's not one of those movies I'd want to watch twice. Heavy stuff.

I took a very brief look at the Wikipedia article, and although it seems useful(and I definitely plan to comb through it), a lot of the films listed don't have descriptions/aren't true LBGT films. A movie with a gay character isn't quite what I'm looking for - I'd like to compile a list of movies which incorporate homosexuality as one of the main themes.

ie. Bound isn't about being gay, but lesbianism definitely plays a strong part in the film(as it rightly should, if you ask me emot-tongue).

If anybody is curious, my ultimate plan is to make a list of LBGT movies for our resource center including IMDB ratings and a short description for each film. I'd also like to purchase some of the better films from the list to add to our future film library. Soooo, if you guys all say that RENT is the best movie ever, I'll probably go out and buy it.

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#24 | Back to Top02-21-2009 12:11:20 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

bella wrote:

Also, Chasing Amy.

I think that was the most serious movie of the View Askew movies that actually have Jay and Silent Bob in it. It actually treats sexuality seriously and with sincerity, which is rather rare for that film maker. It's got a bittersweet ending, to be sure.

Quite an acheivement from the guy who came up with Clerks.

...Wagons East is really funny with a not-quite campy gay gunslinger. They never say he's gay but it's really apparent if you know the type. My gaydar was cued in. emot-biggrin

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#25 | Back to Top02-21-2009 09:48:54 PM

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Re: Wanna help me make a list of LBGT movies?

May is an interesting case because she's just looking for attention (and perfection, natch), but she moves through men and women without the gender issue really coming to the fore.  She also lives in superflirty world where everything sounds like a porno flick come on, so...

Chasing Amy, though... it's my least favorite Kevin Smith flick and I just find everything post the main convention preachy and annoying.  That last speech of hers, at the end?  "I'm not your fucking whore" is all that was needed.


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