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Unread postby isotonik » 11 September 2018, 10:29

Has anyone any idea about recent films or series that is LGBT-themed? I've found a few but they're either from a while back or I've already watched them and I'd really like to check out any movies that are really good. So far I've seen these:

    Shelter
    Do Começo ao Fim
    Love, Simon
    Burning Blue
    Call Me By Your Name
    Amphetamine
    God's Own Country
    Weekend

Did I miss anything good? :confused:
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Unread postby Capt._Trips » 11 September 2018, 14:00

I'll list off some from the top of my head. Some may be a bit older but good nonetheless. I tried a Wikipedia search and it comes up with a bunch of movies that have nothing to do with the gay community. :lol: in no particular order.

Brokeback mountain is the obvious choice.

Boys don't cry is about a lesbian. But a good movie. And pretty groundbreaking when it came out.

The crying game is about aaaa.. Idk just watch it. Its a good movie. :lol:

I love you Philip Morris is a really good Crime/Comedy. I wish it was more well known

Hedgewig and the angry inch is a cult classic and super original.
Same with The Rocky horror picture show.
Same with Priscilla queen of the desert.

Milk is an okay movie about The life and death of Harvey Milk

I know there are others i just cant think of right now. Plus im leaving out really bad cheesy movie's like the "eating out" franchise. Also movies like "Capote" and "monster". Which are good movies and have gay characters the movies arent really about that much.

I'll add more later as i can think of them.
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Unread postby Brenden » 11 September 2018, 14:13

The Kids Are All Right (2010) is one of my favourite films from the last decade.
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Unread postby mxguy01 » 11 September 2018, 14:58

Thanks. I'll have to try watching some of the above. Finding a decent movie somewhat gay oriented is not easy.

I did like Milk a lot. I guess part of the reason for that is that was the time period I was coming of age and honestly the crap that was going down at the time was real and was scary.
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Re: LGBT-themed Films / TV Series

Unread postby rxxli » 11 September 2018, 20:58

I have so many that I can fill a novel with them. But here are three of my favourites.

Boys - A Dutch coming of age movie. Beautiful to watch. Nothing special in itself. Except that it is beautiful.

Handsome devil - A very good Irish LGBT comedy - something that you don’t see that often. It’s sort of comming of age, but it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It’s funny and quite serious at the same time.

Peayers for bobby - Probably my favourite really. This one will make you cry. If it doesn’t - something is wrong with you. Based in the 80s (if I remember correctly) and it shows just how important acceptancevof gay kids is.
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Re: LGBT-themed Films / TV Series

Unread postby isotonik » 16 September 2018, 02:56

These are good! Thank you, everyone, for your input. I will be busy binge-watching them with my boyfriend this weekend! xx
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Unread postby dicksonllee » 16 September 2018, 12:04

Simple_Man wrote:Plus im leaving out really bad cheesy movie's like the "eating out" franchise.
What do you mean? Eating out is the funniest porn I've ever seen

rxxli wrote:Peayers for bobby - Probably my favourite really. This one will make you cry. If it doesn’t - something is wrong with you. Based in the 80s (if I remember correctly) and it shows just how important acceptancevof gay kids is.
Couldn't agree more, it's my favorite lgbt theme movie of all time.
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Unread postby Capt._Trips » 16 September 2018, 13:25

^^ i thought they were terrible. Lol. But somehow seem to have seen them all. :shrug: :lol:

Prayers for bobby is a lifetime movie right? They made another one around the same time about a trans boy. I forget the name but i know it was about a male crossdresser named Gwen.

My own private idaho is another good movie. Not really a "gay" movie. But a good movie with gay characters. Its directed by Gus Van Zant who's openly gay and also directed milk.
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Unread postby Capt._Trips » 23 September 2018, 14:03

I wanted to add party monster to the list. :D
Not sure how i forgot it. It star's Macaulay Caulkin and Seth Green as Michael Alig and James St James. And is about the club kids from the early 90's. Its a low budget film but a good one. :)
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Re: LGBT-themed Films / TV Series

Unread postby isotonik » 25 September 2018, 03:56

Simple_Man wrote:I'll list off some from the top of my head. Some may be a bit older but good nonetheless. I tried a Wikipedia search and it comes up with a bunch of movies that have nothing to do with the gay community. :lol: in no particular order.

Brokeback mountain is the obvious choice.

Boys don't cry is about a lesbian. But a good movie. And pretty groundbreaking when it came out.

The crying game is about aaaa.. Idk just watch it. Its a good movie. :lol:

I love you Philip Morris is a really good Crime/Comedy. I wish it was more well known

Hedgewig and the angry inch is a cult classic and super original.
Same with The Rocky horror picture show.
Same with Priscilla queen of the desert.

Milk is an okay movie about The life and death of Harvey Milk

I know there are others i just cant think of right now. Plus im leaving out really bad cheesy movie's like the "eating out" franchise. Also movies like "Capote" and "monster". Which are good movies and have gay characters the movies arent really about that much.

I'll add more later as i can think of them.


Watched The Crying Game the other day. That was... Unexpectedly good. :D
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Re: LGBT-themed Films / TV Series

Unread postby RJD » 25 September 2018, 21:59

As bad as it is, I'd be remiss to not bring up The Broken Hearts Club.

Think of it as a model on how not to lead life.
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Re: LGBT-themed Films / TV Series

Unread postby Capt._Trips » 26 September 2018, 02:56

Watched The Crying Game the other day. That was... Unexpectedly good. :D


Its hard to describe it to anyone else. Right? Lol. Its so many different genre's. Its best if you just watch it.

It is a good one though. :D .
Glad you liked it.
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Re: LGBT-themed Films / TV Series

Unread postby Toddo » 30 September 2018, 00:37

There is quite a few I really love,

North Sea Texas - was the first ever gay movie I saw so it hold a special place at the top. About two boys, One lying to himself about loving the other boy, but there's much more too it than that.

Something Like Summer I didn't mind this one not the best just okay. A boy think a a boy at school is hot, they meet, straight boy falls in love with the gay boy but can't come to the realization that he's gay. (Much more too it.)

Handsome Devil - One boy plays for the rugby team and has a secret that he doesn't want anyone else to know about, until he meets a boy who is polar opposite to him who loves art and music. His secret gets out and everyone on the rugby team doesn't like it including his coach. (I liked this one a lot)

The Way He Looks - Is shaping up to be a classic for me. A new student arrives and he befriends a blind boy. The new Student is gay but no one really knows, and he falls for the Blind boy. (It's really a touching love story, it speaks volumes about how the blind boy truly believes I love and nothing else)

Dream Boy - A film that takes place in the 1970s two boys from the southern USA fall in love with each other. It's kind of dark with a lot of abuse from the father towards one of the boys and his mother. Plus the ending is also graphic but it's still a good movie in my opinion

Beats Per Minute - About a group of activists fighting AIDS in France. They protest companies not helping, when they are spilling propaganda that they are. I have just watched this movie recently and I really recommend watching it to see the struggles these LGBT members went through.

I've seen so many I'll come back and post more movies soon, I just have to remember them all because a lot are international movies with weird titles lol



SKAM - is a Norwegian tv show that follows a group of friends. The gay couple in the show is Even and Isak and they go through a non stop tear and pull with each other to be together. I believe there is 4 seasons maybe 5 I forget lol
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Unread postby Toddo » 30 September 2018, 02:25

One of my favorite short films

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Re: LGBT-themed Films / TV Series

Unread postby Spectrum » 3 October 2018, 00:28

Love, Simon is fantastic!

As for gay themed shows, Queer as Folk and the Queer Eye reboot seems to be the all the rage these days (haven't watched them, but plan to). Some of my friends liked Looking (I didn't), but it was cancelled after two seasons. Seems to have gathered a following though. Shameless is a fantastic show with LGBT story in it's main story (one of the main characters is gay), but it's not the main focus of the show.

Shelter (2007) is a classic, G.B.F. (2013) is also quite great from what I've heard.
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Unread postby Toddo » 9 November 2018, 06:39

Hidden kisses

Hidden Away

Both are coming of age films, both are in different languages, so if you don't mind sub titles I recommend them.
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Re: LGBT-themed Films / TV Series

Unread postby Eryx » 9 November 2018, 11:20

There aren't many good recent ones. I have lots of movies I collected on my HD, many I haven't even watched yet, but most of them had good ratings on IMDb if I recall correctly.

Praia do Futuro is a Brazilian movie where a German tourist gets saved by a lifesaver in a Northeastern beach known for being an LGBT spot. The lifesaver falls for the German guy and the story progresses from there. Ratings were mixed as the story doesn't have a perfect flow, and to be honest I didn't watch the whole thing through, but it's worth checking out for the hot guys. It's also somewhat recent, I think from 2014.

Madame Satã from 2002 is a movie about drag/trans culture in the turn of the century in Brazil. It's a classic that goes beyond the LGBT genre and the protagonist is one of the most acclaimed African-Brazilian actors of all time.

Dallas Buyers Club, if you haven't yet seen it, is also mentioned as a really good film. Hadn't had the courage to watch it yet personally but I will eventually.

A Normal Heart is a movie with Ryan Murphy, released in 2014, about the AIDS epidemic. I made subtitles for some parts of it but also didn't have the guts to watch it yet because the theme always makes me cry like a motherfucker. But it seemed like a good flm and has a 7.9/10 rating on IMDb. From 2014.

Christopher and his Kind has Matt Smith as a protagonist from Great Britain who goes to Germany to live with his cousin, both gay. He's there for his work and his writing, but coincidentally Nazism is picking up. It goes from a free, luxurious Berlin to one of homosexuals' persecution and apprehension. Really great movie.

The Trip (2002) is a movie about two guys' relationships. One is a journalist who's trying to understand the homosexual world and the other is an experienced gay guy. AIDS theme is very present here too. Fantastic movie, it really surprised me by the end.

Free Fall (Freier Fall) is one of my favorite LGBT movies, two German cops at an academy start fancying each other. Max Riemelt from Sense8 is one of the two, and he makes the movie worthwhile on his own due to being absolutely beautiful and featuring in full frontal scenes. The story is pretty good too, it's not just eye candy. Max's Facebook page hinted towards a sequel that might come out.

Head On (1998) is a pretty decent movie of a macho Muslim guy in Australia figuring out his feelings and turn ons. Lots of sexy scenes and the protagonist himself is dreamy as fuck. The movie's plot is also pretty nice. Drugs and heavy stuff are present.

There are a few more, but I can't say I've watched them so I won't comment. I hope I helped!
Toddo wrote:The Way He Looks - Is shaping up to be a classic for me. A new student arrives and he befriends a blind boy. The new Student is gay but no one really knows, and he falls for the Blind boy. (It's really a touching love story, it speaks volumes about how the blind boy truly believes I love and nothing else)
This movie is so cute!! The short version is worth seeing as well, it's on YouTube (I don't want to go home alone)
Toddo wrote:SKAM - is a Norwegian tv show that follows a group of friends. The gay couple in the show is Even and Isak and they go through a non stop tear and pull with each other to be together. I believe there is 4 seasons maybe 5 I forget lol
I love this show!
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Re: LGBT-themed Films / TV Series

Unread postby Cali Ed » 10 November 2018, 00:33

isotonik wrote:
Simple_Man wrote:Watched The Crying Game the other day. That was... Unexpectedly good. :D

Yeah, "The Crying Game" is a great film on a cinematic level. There are some gay films I enjoy for the subject matter, but that's one that's top-notch — like "Brokeback Mountain" or "Call Me By Your Name" — even if you don't pack fudge. I remember when it came out and everyone was talking about it. I was like 14 and really wanted to see it. My older sister tried to take me to the movie theater but they wouldn't let me in. I had to wait for home video.

There are some gay movies you admire but don't necessarily love. "Milk" is well-made, but feels too dutiful. It's a movie created to win hearts — and Oscars.

There are others, let's admit it, that are worth it just for sex and nudity — "Head On," "Free Fall" and "North Sea Texas" are pretty hot from a few mentioned here. Also worth checking out: "Center of the World" (Europeans just do sex and nudity better in gay movies; also see "Land of Storms" and "Floating Skyscrapers"), "Drown" (hot Australian lifeguards), "Sugar" (hot Canadian escorts), "Mario" (hot Swiss footballers) and "Henry Gamble's Birthday Party" (has some Christian themes, but worth watching for the bedtime mutual masturbation scene!) If you want something a little more hard-core, check out "Shiner" (maybe "Frisk" too from the Dennis Cooper novel). "Bizarre" is bizarre but boner-inducing.

True Romance: "Love Simon" joins "Latter Days" and "Shelter" on my list of protagonists I'd most want to hook up with in real life. "Geography Club," "Speech and Debate" and "Trick" are also cute.

A few that I enjoyed recently from a cinematic standpoint and also involved attractive men: "Beach Rats" (the lead actor, Harris Dickinson, is insanely hot and frequent undressed here; he also play a gay rent boy in the new "Postcards from London"), "Slash" (the cutie from "Teen Wolf" likes to write gay fanfic) and "King Cobra" (recently out Garrett Clayton plays famous sex-hole Brent Corrigan in this sordid story of the killing of Cobra Video's founder).

Poolerboy film festival: "For My Brother" ("For Min Brors Skyld") and "For a Lost Soldier." Pools, I know you've seen the second, but if you haven't seen the first (which involves a man fucking and pimping out his cute son), let's just say you may ejaculate without touching yourself, ha! Also check out the ambiguous "The Strange Ones."

That's it for now. I have seen a lot of fag flicks. I'll share some more later.
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Re: LGBT-themed Films / TV Series

Unread postby rxxli » 10 November 2018, 01:04

Toddo wrote:Hidden kisses

That one is brilliant.
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Toddo wrote:SKAM - is a Norwegian tv show that follows a group of friends. The gay couple in the show is Even and Isak and they go through a non stop tear and pull with each other to be together. I believe there is 4 seasons maybe 5 I forget lol
I love this show!

Oh yeah! I loved it. All of the international remakes - not so much since they are basically re-hashing the same story over and over again.

Cali Ed wrote:A few that I enjoyed recently from a cinematic standpoint and also involved attractive men: "Beach Rats" (the lead actor, Harris Dickinson, is insanely hot and frequent undressed here;

In my opinion Beach Rats was only watchable because of the shirtless guy(s). Crappy acting and pretty much no storyline. And even that story doesn't have an ending. I guess they just couldn't be arsed to write one. The premise of this movie is basically... "here is a cute shirtless guy. He has issues. Bye".
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Unread postby Cali Ed » 10 November 2018, 03:48

rxxli wrote:
Cali Ed wrote:A few that I enjoyed recently from a cinematic standpoint and also involved attractive men: "Beach Rats" (the lead actor, Harris Dickinson, is insanely hot and frequent undressed here;

In my opinion Beach Rats was only watchable because of the shirtless guy(s). Crappy acting and pretty much no storyline. And even that story doesn't have an ending. I guess they just couldn't be arsed to write one. The premise of this movie is basically... "here is a cute shirtless guy. He has issues. Bye".

Fair enough. It's a bit self-consciously artsy and meditative, though I think you're being hard on it, especially the acting. I think the lead did a great job in particular. It has sort of a European art-house quality to it, so the plot isn't the main thing here (nor a pat Hollywood ending) — it's more of a languorous exploration of sexual identity and masculine posturing, framed by striking cinematography. But I can see how some would find it dull. It does have a 78 on Metacritic (with a 90 score from The New York Times, along with some mixed reviews), so those into that kind of cinema (with the bonus of shirtless guys) might want to check it out.
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