On the eve of a major LGBT blowout, five gay and lesbian couples book into the Sahara Salvation Inn. However, rather that being the gay hotel it purports to be, it’s actually run by a psychotic family, led by a harridan mother who hates all homosexuals and will kill any gay men who refuse marry her nymphomaniac lesbian daughter. She also has a Republican mutant son, who seems to be more of a feral creature than a person, and likes to eat homosexuals. As a result all the hotel guests are fighting for their lives before the night is out. [Read more…]
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After 11-year-old Scot’s mother dies of an overdose, he’s sent to live with gay couple Eric and Sam until his new guardian (Sam’s brother) comes to pick him up. Closeted ex-ice hockey star Eric isn’t entirely sure what to do with this interloper into his well-ordered life, especially as the kid’s love of musicals and feather boas means he seems ‘gayer’ than either of the men looking after him. Slowly Eric has to come to terms with having a kid in his life, while Scot starts to change in order to fit with Eric’s more typically manly idea of how he ought to be acting. [Read more…]
Paul and Eddie are preparing for the opening of a new off-Broadway musical called ‘Adam & Steve – Just The Way God Made Them’, in which they star. The show takes the Bible and turns it on its head, making it a story of how through the ages religion has tried to control and stamp out homosexuality. Outside the show, Paul and Eddie find their lives somewhat mirroring the musical, with Paul deciding to stop desperately attempting to settle down and try out being a slut, while Eddie has a shock when he discovers his parents are coming to the opening of the show. He’s severely closeted and hasn’t told them he’s gay, but as he opens up to the idea of expressing his sexuality, he takes a few unnecessary risks. [Read more…]
The Art Of Being Straight is one of those movies that just sort of happens. There’s nothing actually wrong with it, but it merely drifts along and then stops, rather than offering you any reason to engage with it.
Jon (played by writer/director Jesse Rosen) is on a break from his girlfriend and decides to move from New York to LA, and take a room with his old college buddy and his macho mates, who are the kind of jocks that can’t complete a sentence without using the word gay as a pejorative (although their homophobia is unthinking rather than genuine hatred). [Read more…]
It took quite a long time for I Love You Phillip Morris to make it to UK cinemas, partly because it’s a bit of a tough sell. It’s a film that moves from broad comedy to deeply felt drama, doesn’t shy away from the gay side of its story, and makes a hero out of a man who in most cases would be seen as the bad guy. However despite all these difficulties, the movie succeeds admirably. [Read more…]
I’m feeling conflicted. On the one hand Sacha Baron Cohen’s follow-up to Borat is very funny but on the other after watching the movie I couldn’t help but feel a bit uncomfortable, and not because of the way it sets up fame-whoring idiots and unsuspecting homophobes.
The basic plot is that Bruno is an arch, camp, Austrian fashionista with his own TV show, however after a disastrous accidental appearance at a fashion show dressed in a Velcro jumpsuit, he gets Schwartz-listed so he won’t be able to attend any more events. [Read more…]
Only a few years ago, the idea of Hollywood making a movie almost completely peopled by gay characters would have been virtually unthinkable. However it seems Brokeback Mountain might have opened a few doors, as not long after that film came out both Gus Van Sant and Bryan Singer announced they’d be making movies based on the life of Harvey Milk, who in 1977 became the first openly gay man to be elected to political office in California. However Van Sant’s film was the first out of the gate, while Singer’s has now fallen by the wayside. That’s probably not a bad thing, as it’s difficult to imagine Singer’s take on the subject being better than Milk. [Read more…]
What a confusing movie The Kids Are All Right is. Kids with two mothers? What craziness! Whoever heard of such as thing! And it has two women living in the same house, both of whom have fathered a child by the same sperm donor! Nuttiness.
At one point, when Julianne Moore was under the bed covers between Annette Bening’s legs, I even thought they were trying to suggest these two mothers were having some sort of sexual relationship, but then I heard a strange buzzing sound coming from down there and realised Moore must have just lost her cell phone or something. [Read more…]
If you ever told someone about West Side Story who didn’t know anything about it, their response is likely to be, ‘That sounds awful!’ It is a concept you really wouldn’t think would work on the screen, except for a niche audience. After all, it is essentially a film that asks you to accept a bunch of street toughs who sort everything out with ballet, and which features plot twists (admittedly borrowed from Romeo & Juliet) that are far-fetched to say the least.
However thanks to an incredible conjunction of talent, it doesn’t just work but is one of the greatest musicals ever created. As you probably know, the film is essentially Romeo & Juliet but transferred to the streets of New York, with the Capulets and Montagues replaced by the white street gang The Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. [Read more…]
While a lot of the time in the world of no-budget gay movies it wouldn’t make much difference if there’d been more cash to give a film a bit more polish, with Tru Loved it’s a real shame as its lack of panache (particularly it’s audio problems) is likely to limit its audience more than it should.
Tru (Townsend) has just moved from San Francisco with her two moms to a much smaller community. There she meet Lodell (Thompson), the high school quarterback. [Read more…]