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Films About Boys Who Love Boys

Discussion in 'TV + Film' started by Jono, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Anybody know any good ones?
  2. I've mentioned it here before, and it's kind of cheesy, but enjoyable nonetheless:

    Latter Days
  3. It looks quite cool……… and exactly the type of thing I was looking for, in a way………… thanks………
  4. Mvnl

    Mvnl Staff Member

    I've never seen a real good one.. the one's I've seen were too much 'feelgood'-movies (a genre I don't really get cause those movies often miss tension and a proper plot), like the writers thought "we're already original cause we make a gaymovie, so we don't have to worry about actually writing a brilliant screenplay".
  5. I'm looking for one about two unlikely boys who fall in love, that also has pain and terror and confusion………
  6. I'm going to buy Were The World Mine at some point. It looks rather cool.
  7. Beautiful Thing.

    It may be a bit too wistful I suppose but I'm from a generation where films/tv shows about gays usually ended in someone dying from Aids so this was just lovely. And despite the fact it was pretty positive it still didn't ignore negativity. There was still pain and confusion but it was subtly handled.

    It's just sweet.
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  8. Yes, that is one of my favorite films of all time……… I'm looking for something similar……… That film was just so well done………
  9. Like it Is is pretty good but my favourite is The Broken Hearts Club, but it gets sad in parts.
  10. The Broken Hearts Club is great. I haven't seen it in ages though!

    There's this recent film about two surfers I've been wanting to see, the name escapes me.
  11. Charley

    Charley Staff Member

    I very much want to see this!

    Here's the trailer for those of you who haven't heard of it!
  12. 'Latter Days' is excellent, wonderful film as is 'Beautiful Thing'. Another good film I saw recently was 'Dream Boy' (trailer), we saw it at this years LGFF in London and it was brilliant though the ending threw me - it went to strange places and I was not expecting it to at all.

    'Were The World Mine' DVD arrived yesterday, haven't watched it yet but I'm itching too, it looks so good!

    Also, I know this isn't a love story, but I also have to recommend 'Breakfast With Scot' (trailer), it's a fantastic gay-themed movie infact it's possibly one for the whole family and really enjoyable.
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  13. Although not entirely a gay film, I'd like to throw Shortbus into the ring. If you can handle watching lots of people actually fucking on your telly in an entirely nonpornish way then you'll probably find it exceptionally beautiful and honest. The James & Jamie relationship plotline makes me snivel every time.
  14. Bad Education.
  15. I really liked Shortbus, I don't think I'd ever be able to listen to the American National anthem ever again though, not that I would, but y'know, I may just die of laughter!

    'Shelter' (trailer) is supposed to be brilliant as well, haven't seen it myself but pretty much everyone I know that's seen it loved the movie.

    I just remembered 'Get Real' as well, another really good British gay film that came out just a couple of years after 'Beautiful Thing'. There isn't a trailer for it on youtube, just this compilation clip, it's definately worth checking out but ridiculously it has never even been released in the UK on DVD, despite being a British movie. We have the Region1 DVD but it is also out on R2 in Germany, Spain and other parts of Europe (as far as I know).
  16. Most of this 'genre' (is it a genre?) are indeed kinda rubbish, but I'll endorse the mentions of Shortbus and Latter Days (somewhat of a guilty pleasure, but it's well meant and really sweet).

    Also: Edge of Seventeen, which is less a romance than a 'coming-of-age' movie; American guy growing up in the '80s discovers his gay which causes tension with his female best friend. Great soundtrack (guy loves the Eurythmics!), dreadful clothes, really moving and entertaining.

    Maurice, a Merchant/Ivory film based on E.M. Forster's semi-autobiographical novel about being gay in the early 1900s; has Hugh Grant and the guy who should've had Hugh Grant's career, the adorable, beautiful Rupert Graves. Obviously since being gay was illegal at that time, it's quite dramatic but it's also quite uplifting.

    And if you don't mind subtitles (and confusing chronology), Presque rien is quite sad, quite sexy, really confusing but I'd definitely recommend it.
  17. multimediac17

    multimediac17 Moderator

    Does Rent count?
  18. Ooh, I'm also voting for Before Night Falls, the biopic about Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, starring Javier Bardem (who was nominated for an Oscar for this performance):
  19. Can't quite believe we've come this far without a mention of Brokeback Mountain! Or, for that matter, Milk.
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