SoSoGay revisits the film Scorpio Rising (1964) by gay film director Kenneth Anger. The film was shocking in 1964 and it is still capable of shocking today. 150 more words
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After watching Bastards, I was to see another French film set in an idyllic cruising spot in the South of France. It is a plot I would not have much interest in, but was willing to give it a try. 564 more words
Ben Walters reviews the new films Tom at The Farm by Xavier Dolan, and Stranger by The Lake (pictured) by Alain Guiraudie. Most gay films have portrayed gays in urban settings, since it is urban settings where most gays are thought to live. 71 more words
Reuters have previewed the programme for the Berlin Film Festival, which includes as usual a number of gay movies.
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Since Ang Lee’s classic 2004 gay cowboy movie “Brokeback Mountain”, or perhaps the even earlier French film “La Cage Aux Folles”, gay-themed movies and characters have become increasingly mainstream.
Derek Jarman on the set of “Jubilee”. Public domain
The British Film Institute have managed to recover Derek Jarman’s thought-lost first film, “The Electric Fairy”. Jarman, a radical in terms of politics as well as film, died in 1994, aged just 52 and leaving behind some of the most striking British Gay films ever.
Reuters have been to see the gay films at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The festival remains very relevant to activists.
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The Sundance festival, long a top venue for gay-themed film, this year offered a documentary on the legal battle over gay marriage in California and a drama on a girl coming to terms with her mother’s transition to a man.