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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4650 on: July 07, 2021, 04:59:26 PM »
We started discussing the film "Moffie" a while back. Did anyone else get to watch the film - thoughts?  V.
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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4651 on: July 11, 2021, 02:15:23 AM »
Not exactly cinema, but maybe close enough? PBS showed on American Playhouse back in 1982 Lanford Wilson's play Fifth of July about a gay paraplegic Vietnam veteran living at his ancestral home with his boyfriend in Missouri. Starring Richard Thomas and Jeff Daniels.

The tape is poorly recorded at first but it soon gets better, with only some occasional sound problems.

I remember seeing this on TV back when it premiered, quite daring for the time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_of_July

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlCd5q3gqTI

I see that this version was self-censored. What was cut out of it?

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4652 on: July 11, 2021, 09:44:03 AM »
I see that this version was self-censored. What was cut out of it?

Not sure, the only performance I've seen of the play has been this one.

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4653 on: July 11, 2021, 03:14:36 PM »
Not sure, the only performance I've seen of the play has been this one.
Apparently a longer filmed version has never been shown. I wonder if any Brokie has seen the original live play.

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4654 on: July 11, 2021, 04:07:35 PM »
It was shown on over-the-air TV, so it was subject to FCC regulations back in 1982.

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4655 on: July 15, 2021, 06:33:38 AM »
"Death in Venice screwed up my life" says Bjorn Andresen in a new documentary The Most Beautiful Boy in the World directed by Kristina Lindstrom and Kristian Petri.

At the age of 15, Bjorn Andresen, who is now 66, played Tadzio in Luchino Visconti's film.

The trailer is online.

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4656 on: July 21, 2021, 11:32:34 PM »

--Dance of the Forty-One

Chuck posted about this movie in the TDS around two months ago and I decided to watch it.  It's about an illegal police raid on a house in Mexico 120 years ago where they found prominent men dancing together, half of them in women's clothes. The government tried to cover it up because the Mexican president's son-in-law was presumed to be involved and other prominent citizens.

Herein lies the problem with the movie...there isn't a lot of factual information to draw on so what we're presented with is all pretty surfacey. But I did like the period aspect of it and seeing gay people from another time period and another country, but the style of the film outweighs the subject in many ways, but it's great style.




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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4657 on: July 23, 2021, 11:59:43 AM »
"Breaking Fast (2020)" Recommended. -> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9112712/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Rotten 96/82 -> https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/breaking_fast
Ebert's site 3/4 -> https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/breaking-fast-movie-review-2021  -> "There's no tour-de-force film making or acting here, just skilled professionals taking a familiar template and doing something fresh with it. This is a movie that proves you don't have to reinvent the wheel to build a new road. "
LA Times -> https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2021-01-22/breaking-fast-review-gay-romcom
Hollywood Reporter -> https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-reviews/breaking-fast-film-review-4118803/ --> "...it’s a witty, beautifully observed and well-acted film that proves as engaging as it is boundary-shattering.  .... As romantic dramedies go, Breaking Fast doesn’t deliver anything new under the sun. That proves to be one of the most refreshing things about it."   

Trailer  -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCtpAPF75Nk  V.
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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4658 on: July 23, 2021, 10:55:41 PM »
"Breaking Fast (2020)" Recommended. -> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9112712/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

Rotten 96/82 -> https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/breaking_fast
Ebert's site 3/4 -> https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/breaking-fast-movie-review-2021  -> "There's no tour-de-force film making or acting here, just skilled professionals taking a familiar template and doing something fresh with it. This is a movie that proves you don't have to reinvent the wheel to build a new road. "
LA Times -> https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2021-01-22/breaking-fast-review-gay-romcom
Hollywood Reporter -> https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-reviews/breaking-fast-film-review-4118803/ --> "...it’s a witty, beautifully observed and well-acted film that proves as engaging as it is boundary-shattering.  .... As romantic dramedies go, Breaking Fast doesn’t deliver anything new under the sun. That proves to be one of the most refreshing things about it."   

Trailer  -> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCtpAPF75Nk  V.

An unusual feature of this gay rom com is the way it shows a diverse range of Arab Muslim characters and their very different attitudes to their religion.

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4659 on: July 24, 2021, 06:52:31 AM »
^^^ Affirmative.  It's nice for change to see a non-stereotypical Arab Muslim presentation.

The concept the religious context is finally understood by "Mo" (Haaz Sleiman) to be "guidance" vs. "absolute dogma" is refreshing though he had to learn that life lesson the hard way.

I enjoyed the positive ending and there were a few twists along the way.  BSMBH.  The actor playing "Kal" (Michael Cassidy) - speaks with his eyes!  8)

Yes, it is a gay rom com but a refreshing take as several reviews referenced.  The film came out in early 2020 so it's not been on a lot of play lists.  Just think of it as a nice, afternoon diversion.  Stay safe, stay alive.  Peace. V.
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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4660 on: July 26, 2021, 03:58:59 PM »
Ok, this article is old, but how many have you seen from this list?



Queer movies you need to watch out for in 2021

By Catherine E. Hug - 12/22/2020


We are so close people–we are just weeks away from the end of 2020. With several COVID-19 vaccines in production, might we actually see some sense of normal next year? If so, then that means weekend trips to the cinema, which require movies worth seeing, so here is our list of Queer movies to watch out for in 2021.

https://gcn.ie/queer-movies-watch-2021/

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4661 on: July 26, 2021, 05:24:31 PM »
^^^ WOW.. None of those. 

I've just seen in the past month "Moffie (2019)" and "Breaking Fast (2020)" .  It seems like they were just recently released in the US.  There are some others too but many are still queued for the US or they are on a streaming service I don't subscribe too.  It's been pretty scant lately on good films.  V.

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4662 on: July 26, 2021, 05:27:14 PM »
Well cool!  I'm glad that I found it and posted it!  ;D

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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4663 on: July 26, 2021, 05:42:45 PM »
^^^^^ Thanks Chuck.
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Re: Gay Cinema
« Reply #4664 on: July 27, 2021, 10:48:54 PM »
Ok, this article is old, but how many have you seen from this list?



Queer movies you need to watch out for in 2021

By Catherine E. Hug - 12/22/2020


We are so close people–we are just weeks away from the end of 2020. With several COVID-19 vaccines in production, might we actually see some sense of normal next year? If so, then that means weekend trips to the cinema, which require movies worth seeing, so here is our list of Queer movies to watch out for in 2021.

https://gcn.ie/queer-movies-watch-2021/

Thanks for the heads up, Chuck

I've seen the trailer for Ailey, but none of the films have arrived here yet.