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Gay Movie Review of Love and Death on Long Island
Gay Film - Love and Death on Long Island

Love and Death on Long Island (1998)
Starring: John Hurt, Jason Priestley, et al. Director: Richard Kwietniowski

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Funny, endearing, wise and invigorating, this tale of an older man’s fixation on a younger man is nominally based on the Thomas Mann novella and the Luchino Visconti screen adaptation Death in Venice. But while there are obvious references, Love and Death on Long Island offers a much more personal and life-affirming approach to the lure of beauty and perfection. Giles De’Ath (John Hurt) is an acclaimed writer numbed into a quietly predictable life. He is flung out of this cozy environment when he accidentally sees an American teen sex comedy titled Hot Pants College II and is immediately struck by the beauty and romantic vulnerability of Ronnie Bostwick (Jason Priestley), one of the film’s stars. With the fervor of a teeny-bopper in love, Giles becomes obsessed with his object of perfection, begins collecting fan mag photos, watching his other film "classics," and eventually traveling to the United States in search of his "love." There he stalks the actor and eventually befriends him, unwittingly assisted by Ronnie’s girlfrind. The two; the literature-quoting Giles and the handsome but inarticulate Ronnie make an unlikely pair. Director Kwietniowski has obvious affection for his characters, gently poking fun at both the pompous De’Ath, charting his joyful plunge into life, and Ronnie, a cute but dumb young man who grows under the attentions of his older admirer. Hinting at impending doom, the drama avoids the collision, offering instead a vision of love that is nurturing rather than apocalyptic.

Gay Movie Review of Love and Human Remains

Gay Movie Review of Love and Human Remains

Love and Human Remains (1995)

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Arcand's first English-language film is a provocative portrait of confused, restless urban singles, focusing on a pair of ex-lovers who are still roommates: Gibson, a gay, 30-ish former teen TV star who now works as a waiter, and Marshall, who's straight and desperate for tenderness. Meanwhile, there's a maniac on the loose murdering unsuspecting women! An astute look at what it means to fall in love in the era of AIDS, ambiguous sexuality, and pervasive violence.

Gay Movie Review of Love! Valour! Compassion!

Terrence McNally's Tony Award-winning play, trimmed from its three-hour running time, makes for an affecting, low-keyed tragicomedy which offers alternately insightful, heartrending and funny moments, but this film adaptation just misses in capturing the play's passion and greatness. A group of gay friends from New York spend their summer holiday weekends in the country at the beautiful lakeside estate of lovers Gregory and Bobby. They include longtime companions Arthur and Perry, the witty show queen Buzz (who has AIDS), and John, an overbearing composer who is accompanied by his handsome young lover Ramon. With a discerning eye and ear, McNally explores the bonds and boundaries of friendships and romantic relationships which is perceptive drama no matter what sexual orientation the characters may be. But Love! Valour! Compassion! is also stirringly gay, as well, and it unceremoniously celebrates queer humor and custom. The ensemble is terrific. All but Alexander (as Buzz) starred in the Broadway production, and he effortlessly fits in giving a tender, funny portrait. Glover is exceptional as John, and, in a dual role, his twin brother James, a sweet-natured, flamboyant PWA. Becker is an attractive and often nude Ramon.

Gay Movie Review of Maurice

Now considered a classic gay novel, Maurice, E.M. Forster's self-suppressed 1914 love story, was not published until after his death in 1970. With the same reverence, respect and regal authority that they brought to his A Room with a View, Merchant Ivory Productions has created an exquisite and sexually bold adaptation of the author's semiautobiographical novel.
Set in pre-WWI England, the film examines the social and sexual repression of the era in this story of the emotional conflict facing a college student coming to terms with his homosexuality.
James Wilby is perfectly cast in the title role, Hugh Grant gives a precise performance as his frustratingly platonic lover who transforms from free-spirit to social prig, and Rupert Graves is splendid as Alec, the handsome gamekeeper who awakens Maurice's dormant feelings.
An inspiring tale of gay love that transcends class and social barriers.

Gay Movie Review of M Butterfly

Gay Movie Review of M Butterfly

M Butterfly (1993)

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David Henry Hwang's screen version of his hit play, while fascinating, is something of a letdown. Inspired by a true story, the tragic tale is about a man's self-delusional love for and betrayal by an alluring Chinese woman who is actually a man. A deer-in-the-headlights-like Jeremy Irons stars as Rene Gallimard, a nebbish accountant at the French Embassy who falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling (John Lone). As the two begin an affair, Gallimard rises in rank at the embassy, unknowingly disseminating government secrets. The action unfolds slowly and the film's emotional level never seems to rise above the simmering point of grand tragedy; though the relationship between Irons and Lone is romantic, tender and touching. Lone, in heavy makeup and beautifully dressed, plays a convincingly demure woman.

Gay Movie Review of Midnight Dancers
Gay Film - Midnight Dancers

Midnight Dancers (1995)
Rated: NR. Director: Mel Chionglo

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Banned in its native Philippines, this eye-opening but over-the-top mess of melodramatic excess explores the tumultuous life and unconventional loves of "macho dancers" -- male prostitutes who work as dancers and hustlers in Manila's gay bars. A more chaste and unrefined take on these young men than Lino Brocka's luridly watchable Macho Dancers, the tale begins when young country-bred Sonny (Lawrence David) rejoins his family in Manila. He learns that his two brothers both earn a living dancing and prostituting themselves. They oddly approach this sleazy lifestyle as simply a way to make easy money, an attitude shared by their parents. Sonny becomes intrigued by the scene and begins to work there, ultimately beginning an affair with a sultry transvestite. Prostitution and homosexuality are approached shockingly casually (the mother accepts it as easily as her sons being construction workers) Despite the awkward, over-ambitious handling of the many social themes it explores, the drama proves to be an impassioned, sexy and involving depiction of gay life in The Philippines. (Filipino with English subtitles)

Gay Movie Review of More Tales of the City
Gay Film - More Tales of the City

More Tales of the City (1998)
Starring: Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, et al. Director: Pierre Gang - All region DVD

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The stories of 28 Barbary Lane continue with more laughs, more sex and more mysteries with Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City, a six-part miniseries (available on 3 tapes) follow-up to the highly successful Tales of the City. Picking up where the original left off, Anna Madrigal (Dukakis) is still keeping watch over her tenants Mary Ann (Linney), who finds love with the mysterious Burke (Ferguson), and Michael "Mouse" Tolliver (Hopkins, replacing Marcus D'Amico), who falls hard for the dreamy Dr. Fielding (Campbell). Meanwhile, Mona (Siemaszko replacing Chloe Webb) heads off in search of her birth mother; and Beauchamp (Gibson) deals with his wife Dede's (Garrick) impending motherhood. More Tales is just as enjoyable as the original, and since there is less time introducing the characters, there's more time spent with them and developing them. Tensions about showing nudity and depicting homosexuality, which caused a controversy with the first production, have been lessened (this was made for Showtime, not PBS as the original was), making the sequel more relaxed. As before, the series captures 1970s San Francisco in all its glory, featuring fabulous period details in the clothes, music and fads of the era. It's like reuniting with long-lost old friends.

Gay Movie Review of My Beautiful Laundrette
Gay Movie Review of My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette (1986)
Starring: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, et al. Director: Stephen Frears

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My Beautiful Laundrette, Stephen Frears's low-budget realization of Hanif Kureishi's subversively critical play, captures the contradictions of mid-'80s Thatcherism in a way that's as fresh today as when it was new. Wheeler-dealer Nasser (Saeed Jaffrey) sums it up when he says, "In this damn country, which we hate and love, you can get anything you want." He sets up his nephew Omar (Gordon Warnecke) with a rundown laundrette and the instruction to make it a success, which Omar temporarily does, with the help of his childhood friend Johnny (Daniel Day-Lewis). When the film was first released, it was the gay content that dominated the conversation, whereas now it seems a sensitive and multifaceted summation of its decade, exploring social, ethnic, and sexual issues and contradictions. Bringing together two such different characters as Omar--Asian, ambitious, for whom success is defined by wealth--and former childhood friend Johnny--white trash, ex-National Front--was inspired. Watching their friendship develop into love, and the ensuing bitterness and misunderstanding that they suffer from friends and family, is very poignant. All the lead roles are well taken, the contradictory character of Nasser in particular. By turns, funny, touching and anger-inducing, My Beautiful Laundrette wears its age lightly and its era proudly. - Harriet Smith (Amazon.com)

Gay Movie Review of My Own Private Idaho

Gay Movie Review of My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Gus Van Sant's often-beautiful 1991 film stars River Phoenix as a narcoleptic, Seattle male prostitute and Keanu Reeves as the rich friend who agrees to help him find his mother. After a solid hour or so of the two traveling on this quest through Idaho and Italy, Van Sant throws a wrench into the works by conjuring a gay version of Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part I, with Reeves's character as Prince Hal and filmmaker William Richert (who directed Phoenix in the 1988 Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon) as a variation on Falstaff. The experiment is interesting to watch, but you can't help wondering what on earth happened to the movie. Still, the film has a cult status one can't argue with, and Phoenix gives a tragic performance that stays in the memory. - Tom Keogh (Amazon.com)

Gay Movie Review of My Summer Vacation

Gay Movie Review of My Summer Vacation

My Summer Vacation (1996)
Director: Sky Gilbert

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In a faux-cinema verite-style, this quirky story centers on Joe, a self-acknowledged slut who is given a video camera by his older lover who is leaving for the summer. The scraggily haired young man decides to use his present to "explore the hollow spot in my soul," to record his last summer as a "youth," and to find the perfect male… or at least a cute hot weather boyfriend. With camcorder in hand, he roams Toronto's gay ghetto streets talking with strangers, interviewing his friends and recording his attempts at sexual seduction. He finally meets his ideal in the person of Chris, a closeted young man who eventually\y succumbs to Joe's persistent charms. And what about Joe's raucous lesbian sex-trade worker friends? Lotta Dish and Ima Chicken" Does Joe find love? What does he learn when the heat of the day cools? Part early Warhol, part Bruce LaBruce, this low-budget comedy-drama is a contemplation of the brevity of youth and the ephemeral nature of love.

Gay Movie Review of The Next Best Thing
Gay Film - The Next Best Thing

The Next Best Thing (2000)
Starring: Madonna, Rupert Everett, et al. Director: John Schlesinger

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Real (and reel) life best buddies Madonna and very gay Rupert Everett live together and share everything but the intimacy of the bedroom in this glossy Hollywood romantic comedy.
Everett plays a hunky gardener and Madonna his best friend a yoga teacher. One drunken night leads to an indiscretion that leads to a baby. After a five-year honeymoon gay dad and straight woman raise the child in idyllic circumstances, Madonna meets a man and the parenting arrangement collapses. Recriminations abound and the child is torn apart in the fray, all leading to an ugly legal battle.
A sweet film with a positive message, and at least the "fag hag" is not an overweight teenage girl as in several recent gay man/straight woman films. Very surface characters abound in this comedy-drama that openly gay director Schlesinger made because it was "...about something."

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