If you want something to think over and probably something to cry for, I think you should watch a movie called "Compassion". Exploring the AIDS epidemic at a time when film was too afraid to even utter the acronym, this drama, set in the early 1980s, features a group of gay friends as they come to terms with the mysterious disease that is killing them off. The panic and the outcry within the community contrasting, the prejudice and willful ignorance on both sides . . . this is a true tragedy.The film’s studio release, at a time when the fear of AIDS was reaching a nadir, was something of a marvel. Another brick in the wall of hate crumbled. Knowing this film is tantamount to feeling enlightened and enriched.
Most of us are suffering from discrimination, gay people are limited in rights and there is no need for me to explain you how hard thir life may be. All I can say is that 30-40 years ago the life of gay people used to be much harder than now. And to understand it you should watch a movie called "Milk". Featuring a thoughtful, tour-de-force performance by Sean Penn (Oscar’s choice for Best Actor), director Gus Van Sant’s biopic of civil rights icon Harvey Milk — the first openly gay person to be elected to office in California (in 1978) and who was later assassinated by a former colleague — stands as a supremely affecting biopic.
I completely divide an opinion that "Milk" is a great movie with a wide palette of emotions. I don't regret that I have watched it and I think you won't either. Politics, betrayal, love, lust, jealousy, suicide — Milk’s story was all there in the halls of history, and the screenplay by Lance Black (also an Oscar-winner) brought it to vivid life before our eyes. James Franco charms as one of Milk’s lovers. And, yes, Josh Brolin chillingly evinces the icon’s killer Dan White. ButMilk’s message of courage lasts on and on, instilling an image of its firebrand subject as fun, big-hearted, confident and persistent. He’s good company.
My Beautiful Laundrette. It is one more film title you should add to your "must watch" LGBT movie list. Set against the backdrop of Thatcher’s tumultuous and reactionary England, director Stephen Frears’ film tells the tale of two lovers, Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a Pakastani, and his old friend, Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis), a local gang member. Thanks to Omar, the two begin to run a laundry matt together. But this is lower-class England, where there is always trouble looming for immigrants and young, gay men.Featuring Hanif Kureishi’s Oscar-nominated screenplay, My Beautiful Laundrette sets itself in a milieu where most films, let alone gay films, fear to tread
Most films recommended you in this thread are really worth watching. But they are not new already and you probably have seen most of them (if no, fill the gap). And I recommend you to see something newer. A movie called 'Weekend' was filmed in 2011. One Friday night, Russell (Tom Cullen) and Glen (Chris New) meet at a gay club. The two go back to Russell’s and have sex. From that night on, these two strangers begin to develop an intimate and somewhat intellectual relationship, delving into the nature of identity and love over the course of a weekend. Russell and Glen’s encounter will leave an indelible impression on each other — and viewers as well.
Liam, you just have stolen this film from my mouth. Really, "Weekend" is almost the latest gay film that I've been watching recently. I like British movie. British cinema tries to reach our heart, our feelings, to touch our soul, by such films as "Weekend". I was a little bit sad and frustrated in the end of the film, because I wanted they be together. Actually, I didn't understand Glen's feelings to Russell to the complete extent. He was just a closed book. At the one hand he was a genuine gay with his own principles and priorities, he had lots of friends and sex partners, but, to my mind, he felt himself not a complete person, I mean - individual, who could achieve something important in his life. Perhaps, it is the key reason he left Russell, and moved. But, I still believe in their happy relationships in the future :)
Hi, guys! So good topic to talk about! Because recently i watched a nice film, named The normal heart, of course no doubt, Brokeback mountain is the best one, when we speak about LGBT movies, but The normal heart is also nice, i was really suprised that there is a film that can be as good as Brokeback mountain. The only difference is that film The normal heart is not a romantic film, it's a drama that tells us about the dangerous desease named AIDS and how it influences on homosexual guys....This theme is very close to me, because 5 years ago i've lost a very good friend who died because of AIDS...unfortunately this illnes is still uncured and nobody knows how to treat it..that's why we should not forget about this illness while we make love with our boyfriends... :unsure:
I don’t think it is necessary to watch exactly LGBT movies. To tell the truth for me there is no difference. I choose film that is interesting for me. And this is the main criteria for me when choosing the film.
As for me, I like to watch different fils, but some LGBT movies are real treasures, my favourite one is "Boys don't cry". This is a poignant and powerful film. It is the true story of a young woman who is in the throes of a sexual identity crisis. Some people believe that it is about non-traditional orientation, but in reality, it is about the search for identity, not just sexual identity but the search for a deeper self .I was reminded as I watched this film of being a young person, of being a teenager and going through all the rituals and rites, unspoken, unplanned, without social sanction, that we all go through to prove our identity, because that is what Brandon was so eager to do, to prove his identity as a boy.
Thank you for this theme. I like it. I like the Brokeback Mountain. Modern public have become increasingly more loyal to gay relationships on the big screen, with much of the credit going to the decades-spanning Brokeback Mountain. Painted with humanity and genuine emotion by master filmmaker Ang Lee, the movie followed two ranch hands, Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal), as they find love and fairly graphic passion on a bleak mountainside in 1963. Returning to the “normal" world, over the years they find their hearts crushed by the strictures of society.
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