LGBT The Queer Movie Thread...

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by CoCo, Dec 23, 2004.

  1. CoCo

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    You all know that I'm a fan of organized noise... Like how I compile all of the related topics into one thread instead of having numerous threads all saying/asking the same thing (think fashion threads in The Closet).

    So in this thread, post about all of the queer themed movies you saw/rented/purchased and tell us about it, so that others can form opinions about said movies. Okay....
     
  2. CoCo

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    I’ll go first. Last week I rented ‘Sugar’ from Blockbuster. It was fantastic!


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    It’s one of those precious movies that you like, then thnk about it and realize that you shouldn’t have liked it…but like it nonetheless. In the first 20 seconds you get your first male full frontal. Within 30 seconds, female frontal. Within the first 20 minutes, tranny on tranny hate crimes in a very comical depiction… Go check it out (and shockingly, I didn’t give away too much!)

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  3. CoCo

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    200 American

    If you like bad acting, semi-cute actors, very low budgets, and a gay rendition of Pretty Women, then this is the movie for you :bigthumb: .

    I pretty much like all gay films, buut I paused this one three times to post on OT… I still would recommend it if you’re bored and have nothing else to do/watch.

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  4. Taylor

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    I liked Trick (cute), Latter Days (liked it a lot), and A Home at the End of the World (pretty good).
     
  5. Ferron

    Ferron So yes, I'll see you there.

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    You didn't like, "But I'm a Cheerleader"? :rofl:
     
  6. CoCo

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    Adored: Dairy of a Porn Star


    This is one that I got last week, Adored: Dairy of a Porn Star. I think this movie was really entertaining… I enjoyed it, but it’s one of those movies that doesn’t stick to you after you’ve watched it. Surely, it’s no “Boys Don’t Cry” or “Soldier’s Girl”, but I’d own it all the same.

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  7. CoCo

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    ...sitting on my counter, I'll watch it l8tr. I have to do more reading before I turn in for the night.
     
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    cedric I don't have a contract

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    I LOVED Latter Days (refer to previous posts I've made regarding it, and to my avatar ;)).

    I had somewhat mixed feelings about a Home at the End of the World. I thought it was certainly a well-made movie and I liked how they handled the idea of a universal form of love that really transcends genders. There are certain parts that left me just unsatisfied though. In any case, I never though Colin Farrell could play a role like that so well. He always seemed pretty homophobic to me.
     
  9. Jabber

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    The timing of this thread is perfect... I just watched Latter Days. It was amazing... Up til now, my favorites were "Trick" and the French film "Juste une Question d'Amour". But wow... Latter Days really hit me. It's like I laughed and cried, was angry and happy all at the same time.
     
  10. CoCo

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    OMG, this movie was so wonderful. I really luved it, although the end left me wanting. And now, I must own it...
     
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    I recently watched "The Trip" which was a really good movie...thought "Latter Days" was mediocre though....but loved "A Home at the End of the World."
     
  12. CoCo

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    Leaving Metropolis

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    Okay. So this film was really the story of my life....if I was an artist, or ever worked a day in food service in my life. I've been dealing with the concept of people (men) claiming that they are attracted to a specific man (me), and not men in general (a rationalization that allows them to still fit confortably in hetersexualism, seemingly). I found comfort in the familiarity of the characters...

    David is a painter whose success has brought him fame, money and insulation from the life experiences that inspired him to paint. When he decides he needs to get out in the world again and takes a job at a small café as a waiter, the last thing he expects is to fall in love with Matt, part of the husband and wife couple that own the café.

    David’s best friend Shannon, a transsexual waiting for her final operation, is extremely vulnerable because of her HIV positive status.

    Kryla is a journalist, a friend of David’s also, who resents the ease with which he’s traveled through life and is offended by his new relationship with Matt because her own relationships have all been unsuccessful.

    Violet, Matt's wife, thinks of her husband in the narrow terms we reserve for people we think we know well. She likes him because he is dependably predictable.

    Love, hate, life, and death --all have a place in this contemporary story about a group of thirty-something urbanites whose lives seem to be coming apart. Leaving Metropolis is based on the hit play Poor Super Man by Brad Fraser, who produces and writes QaF. The movie is set in Winnipeg, shot on location in Winnipeg in the historic exchange district.

    This movie helped me, in that it questioned just how was it so very possible that I thoroughly drowned in someone so utterly shallow...

    It's a CoCo Pick :bigthumb:
     
  13. CoCo

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    Les just made me realize that I didn't post about this movie, so....


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    Although critics often resist the urge to pour praise like waterfalls, it is hard to do anything but gush over exquisite small jewels like A Home At The End Of The World, a measured and moving new film adaptation of the novel by Michael Cunningham. Like similar films of its style and size, it bears the marks of care and craftsmanship. Imperfect, uneven, and occasionally rough in spots, this film wears its flaws like scratches and marks on a careworn antique, features that only serve to distinguish and enhance its overall uniqueness. The subject matter --about a trio of friends who redefine sexuality, love, and fidelity to fit their own needs-- will not appeal to everyone, but then, the greatest art never has. A Home At The End Of The World is the finest cinematic study of relationships to come along in quite some time.

    As childhood friends in Cleveland, the orphaned Bobby (Colin Farrell) and the geekish Jonathan (Dallas Roberts) bonded tightly; Bobby was even taken in after his parents' deaths by Jonathan's parents (Sissy Spacek and Matt Frewer). After high school, however, Jonathan (ever running away...) left for New York, where he moved in with Clare (Robin Wright Penn). Bobby, lost and alone, eventually follows to New York, where he begins a relationship with Clare, who is still in love with the now-openly-gay Jonathan. Chronicling over a dozen years in their lives, A Home At The End Of The World measures the struggles of these three people to find a balance and future together as they grow up, change, and metastasize into a configuration outside of the mainstream...but not outside of a personal and recontexualized normalcy.

    But perhaps the biggest revelation for audiences will be Colin Farrell, who proves himself to be a much better actor than his hunky good looks or clunky blockbuster resume would indicate. As Bobby, Farrell finds the courage to wholly inhabit a gentle, arguably dimwitted, and ultimately soft persona --Bobby is the antithesis of an action star role. His natural handsomeness is muted by his injured eyes and timid gestures, which make him a most endearingly sensitive lunkhead. For a Hollywood player on the rise as Farrell is, it is a surprising career move and an exceptionally commendable performance, neither show-offy nor self-aggrandizing. Male actors don't win awards for playing soft, but in a more perfect world, Farrell's performance would be rewarded with an Oscar.


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  14. Sam Gamgee

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    I liked Trick so much, I own it.

    "Sugar" isn't on Netflix yet
    "200 American" is in my queue
     
  15. Sam Gamgee

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    I just watched "Different for Girls" I really liked it. Great acting, and a really good storyline.
     
  16. Sam Gamgee

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    I also watched "The Business of Fancydancing". It's a HORRID mock documentary about a native American poet who is gay and has to go back to his reservation for a funeral.

    DON'T RENT IT!!!
     
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    I gave it three out of five stars.
    Bad bad acting didn't help this mediocre storyline.
    At least the eye-candy was nice.
     
  18. CoCo

    CoCo ...is a Queer Don!! OT Supporter

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    Trick was sooo funny. "It Buuuuuuurns!!!!" is still a running joke in my group of friends.
     
  19. Sam Gamgee

    Sam Gamgee Every tool is a weapon if you hold it right. OT Supporter

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    I liked "The Trip" too. I thought it was so sad, and I actually cried at the end (a rarety for me).

    I wasn't a huge fan of "A Home At The End of The World". But, then again, I'm not a huge fan of movies where nothing really substantial happens... instead, it's all dialogue...
     
  20. CoCo

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    Hmm...never even heard of it. I gotta check it out. Thanks Sam!
     
  21. Sam Gamgee

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    Mine too.
    There are just so many wonderful lines from that movie.

    "All I want is some cheese fucking fries!!!"
     
  22. Sam Gamgee

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    It's from 1996 and it's British.
     
  23. CoCo

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    I did ignore the poor acting because of the stories' similarity to my life. :o But I still think it a wonderful film.
     
  24. Sam Gamgee

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    I still recommed the old standbys

    "Beautiful Thing" is a must
    "Bedrooms and Hallways" was great
    "Big Eden" was weird but made my heart warm
    "Broadway Damage" funny classic "Yeah, dad, I'm Kate fucking Moss"
    I could watch "The Broken Hearts Club" over and over again
    "Flawless" is just that
    "Forgive and Forget" - cute, sad, but good.
    "Hit and Runway" just for the one line about the dude being so ugly he has to put a paper bag over his own head when he masturbates
    "I Think I Do" - great!
    "Jeffrey" if not just to see Olympia Dukakis saying "My son got his dick chopped off!"

    (and that's just A - J. I'll do K-Z next)
     
  25. CoCo

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    :eek3: WHAT??!?? I consider the personal development, or willful non-development, of a character to be very substantial, and interesting. But I've always found methodologies of people as such. Don't tell me you were one of those that found the film superficial, essentially misguided, and exhibiting a kind of misunderstanding about film craft that sends exactly the opposite of the intended message in every scene :squint: ?
     

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