There are a lot of gay movie out there, but most get released with little fanfare or have disappeared into the mists of time, so it’s sometimes difficult find information about them, and even if you can, it’s often tough to know it they’re worth watching. I thought therefore it might be worth putting together a list of 10 gay flicks I reckon it’s worth checking out, which are entertaining but try to do something a little different from the usual. The list concentrates on those films that, unlike Milk and Philadelphia, didn’t get a major mainstream push, and which show the breadth of what gay cinema has tried to do over the years, from horror movies and musicals to roms coms and animation. So here we go… [Read more…]
Given how the musical is known for being popular with gay people, it’s surprising there aren’t more film musicals made with a gay bent. There have been a few, such as the superb Hedwig And The Angry Inch, but not as many as you might expect. Were The World Mine follows gay teenager Timothy, who’s routinely castigated for being a ‘fag’ by the rugby players at his school, even though he secretly lusts after one of them.
After being cast as Puck in the school’s musical production of ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’, Timothy discovers a way to make the plot of Shakespeare’s fantasy come true, spraying people from a flower so that they fall in love with the first person they see afterwards. Timothy soon manages to make his crush besotted with him, before spreading gayness around his small town to give the small-minded townsfolk a taste of what it’s like to live in his shoes. [Read more…]