Tuesday, September 06, 2011

A Dozen Great Films with Gay Lead Characters

As Oscar Wilde saw, Nature imitates Art, not the other way around. Thankfully, Human Nature now has for inspiration great films that offer us brilliant artistic vision:


1) Shortbus


2) Beautiful Thing

“ A feelgood movie about two lower-class boys who start to feel more for each other than friendship. Moving and funny, a classic!

3) Home at the End of the World

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in the lives of two best friends who couldn't be more different...

4) Wilde

The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of... (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
Alexstam54 rated this .
“ I saw this movie in the cinema. After the movie ended the people staid on their seats... Stephen Fry is simply fantastic as Wilde, Jude Law is also good as Bosie. ” - Alexstam54

5) Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee

“ One of the very best gay movies. And certainly not only made for a gay audience! Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are great.

6) Love Songs

7)Summer Storm
Summer Storm (2004)

Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced... 

“ Beautiful German movie about growing up and the homosexual feelings of one of the young friends who go on summercamp together. ”


Maurice (1987)
Two male English school chums find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. To regain his place in society... (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Touching movie about the love between two young men. One wants to live the gay life, the other (Hugh Grant) is too scared. The story is by E.M. Forster (I loved the book too!). ”
9) Cabaret

10)Mysterious Skin
Mysterious Skin (2004)

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
Alexstam54 rated this .
“ In my opinion one of the best movies by Gus van Sant (next to 'Elephant' and 'My own private Idaho').
11) Milk
Milk (2008)

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. (128 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant

“ The story of the life and death of activist Harvey Milk. Sean Penn has done a great job! ”

12) My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way. (104 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant

“ Wonderful movie from openly gay director Gus van Sant, with Keanu Reeves and the late, great River Phoenix as two hustlers. ”

 13. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
Alexstam54 rated this .
“ The first movie I saw with 'normal' gays. The atmosphere is very '80-s, Daniel Day Lewis is very sexy! A true classic by director Stephen Frears. ”
 14) Boy Culture         

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