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>L.I.E. is great; along the lines of Bully, Welcome to the

>Dollhouse or American Beauty in that it explores the dirty

>underbelly of suburbia.

 

Absolutely. And being taken so far inside the kid star's viewpoint devastatingly reminded me of how drenched in sexual awareness that time of life was, even (maybe especially) if you weren't active yet.

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I agree that L.I.E. is a powerful film. Well acted and is true to the plot.

 

If you enjoy gay coming of age films, You Are Not Alone is one of the all time best. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. It really captures that period of our life for most of us.

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Night watch was playing on HERE tv awhile back, I TiVo it by mistake as the Russian Film "Night Watch", I watched a little bit, but it was so low budget, I didn't continue after 10 mins.

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I found a list on Logoonline of 50 top gay-themed films, going way back to the earliest classics. I didn't see either L.I.E. or Nightwatch in the list, but that doesn't mean anything. It was based on a popular vote, which can vary with the population voting at the time. I've seen L.I.E. and liked it very much. For anyone interested in gay-themed flicks, the list is worth checking out.

 

http://www.logoonline.com/shows/events/50_greatest_films/winners.jhtml

 

If you need more info on a film than provided in the list above, go to:

 

http://www.tlavideo.com

 

Many of the films are reviewed on that site.

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>http://www.logoonline.com/shows/events/50_greatest_films/winners.jhtml

 

OK, so here's my personal list. I wholeheartedly agree with:

 

Angels in America

Bound

Boys Don't Cry

Edge of 17

Get Real

Parting Glances

Torch Song Trilogy

Transamerica.

 

I'd strongly recommend adding:

 

Cabaret

Color Purple

Gods and Monsters

Ma Vie en Rose

Monster

Mysterious Skin

Opposite of Sex, The

Times of Harvey Milk

 

and also:

 

AKA

Crying Game

Dog Day Afternoon

Flawless

Fried Green Tomatoes

L.I.E.

Living End, The

Love and Human Remains

My Own Private Idaho

Tales of the City

Together Alone.

 

And then these are great films with minor gay themes:

 

As Good as it Gets

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Drowning Mona

Election

Happiness

Happy Endings

Silkwood

Waiting for Guffman

 

For what it's worth...

 

Kevin Slater

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>Night watch was playing on HERE tv awhile back, I TiVo it by

>mistake as the Russian Film "Night Watch", I watched

>a little bit, but it was so low budget, I didn't continue

>after 10 mins.

 

Which Nightwatch did you Tivo agaian? Was it the russian scifi one or the gay themed one?

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>I found a list on Logoonline of 50 top gay-themed films,

>going way back to the earliest classics. I didn't see either

>L.I.E. or Nightwatch in the list, but that doesn't mean

>anything. It was based on a popular vote, which can vary with

>the population voting at the time. I've seen L.I.E. and liked

>it very much. For anyone interested in gay-themed flicks, the

>list is worth checking out.

>

>http://www.logoonline.com/shows/events/50_greatest_films/winners.jhtml

>

Wow. That's weird. I've seen every one of those movies, other than the Lesbian ones (which constitute about half, making me wonder about the accuracy of that list). I didn't really like L.I.E.. It just seemed rather perverted to me. The Nightwatch I saw was the Russian one, which was quite good. One of my favorite gay movies, which didn't make the list, is "Another Gay Movie." It's not only hilarious, but has great eye candy as well. I find it strange that it didn't make the list--again making me wonder about its accuracy. A must-see is "Get Real." It has a wonderful, moving plot, in addition to nice eye candy if you like chicken.

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I would add to the recommended list "Slutty Summer," a delightful romantic gay comedy by the same film-maker who wrote and directed the recent release "A Four Letter Word," which is even better. (But A Four Letter Word won't be available on DVD for a while; Slutty Summer can be obtained now.) Slutty Summer gives you a marvelous insight into the frantic world of NYC actors/waiters/singers who "happen to be gay" and their romantic complications. Much fun.

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Alot of the things on LOGO don't mean very much..Between their Bleeps and Cuts! They would never even have the BALLS to show Graham Norton either I am sure! That's what I like about BBC! LOGO is Repeat City also!

 

Then they constantly have the AUDACITY to Sell the UNEDITED Version in their STORE! Don't even get me started on THEIR TOUR GUIDES! I definitely like "Gay Tailored Tour Guides" ALOT BETTER! HaHa

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A few miscellaneous comments:

 

I provided the link to the list on logoonline as a guide to movies people may have missed and would like to see, not as the definitive list of the top 50. There are many films that could have been listed, and some on the list probably shouldn't have been there. It was just intended as a place to start. We all have our own favorites. Please let's not turn a great topic into an argument about the quality of Logoonline or any other top films listing. It's the films that are the topic, not any web site opinion polls.

 

Logoonline does not provide all the detailed info about the film, such as production date, cast, director etc. Tlavideo.com is much better for details.

 

I second the motion on "Edge of Seventeen." This is one of my all-time favorites. Another one of my all-time favs is "Beautiful Thing." Both of these are first-rate coming of age films. If you like "Edge of Seventeen," you'll probably will like the award winning "Beautiful Thing."

 

http://www.tlavideo.com/product/2-0-101454_beautiful-thing.html?sn=1#

 

For those who are on the younger end of the age spectrum here, I highly recommend that you see "Longtime Companion" because of its historic importance. It was the first major film to show the human side of AIDS and how it affected the gay population. It's not easy to watch, but I personally think every gay person should see it. It was a bold understaking at the time it was made.

 

http://www.tlavideo.com/product/2-0-111117_longtime-companion.html?sn=1

 

My thanks to twinkboylover for starting the thread. Too often, good gay-themed films get overlooked in favor of porn, both of which have their place.

 

A Gay and Lesbian Film Festival started today in Miami, and right after that will continue in Ft. Lauderdale, with 95 gay-themed films from 22 countries. This is the most ever for this festival.

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Living in the Detroit suburbs near the Canadian border (Windsor, Ontario) we get to watch CBC television.

 

I just love stumbling upon one of CBC's late night movies that happens to be gay themed. Often it's a foreign film with subtitles.

 

I can't tell you how many times I've come across an obscure independent gay film on CBC Late Night that was actually very good.

 

Also, I enjoyed the indy film Boy Culture last year. It was by no means a masterpeice, but very entertaining for all ages.

 

I also loved the film "Au Revoir les Enfants" but it's not gay themed. LOL

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Perhaps someone can help me recall the title of a film I'd like to track down:

 

I saw it about 15-20 years ago. The setting is, I think, Holland during World War II. A soldier (American?) falls in love with an underage boy and they have an affair. They make love in one scene and you can tell when the soldier enters the young boy, grimacing as he lies on his stomach. The last scene takes place in the present as the young boy, now an older man, returns to Holland. The word "summer" may have been part of the title.

 

And it was a lovely film that made me recall a crush I had on a 21-year-old man when I was 15. Had he initiated an affair, I doubt I would have resisted -- or claimed child abuse. No one said anything about all the girls my age who were getting fucked and knocked up.

 

At any rate, can anyone recall the title from my vague clues?

 

 

"I'd say that's a bit of an extreme reaction, now wouldn't you?" -- N.F. Bates

 

 

Lankypeters

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>>http://www.logoonline.com/shows/events/50_greatest_films/winners.jhtml

>

>OK, so here's my personal list. I wholeheartedly agree with:

>

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>For what it's worth...

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>Kevin Slater

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Your list is worth a lot Kevin. Didn't know you were such a film buff. Maybe that explains why you're so good in the sack, taking your lead from all that passion up there on the screen.

 

BTW: It's LA vie en rose; not MA vie. Great film and performance by any title.

 

"I'd say that's a bit of an extreme reaction, now wouldn't you?" -- N.F. Bates

 

 

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>>BTW: It's LA vie en rose; not MA vie. Great film and

>>performance by any title.

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>'Ma Vie en Rose' was an exquisite little film, not to be

>confused with the also wonderful 'La Vie...' about Piaf.

>

>http://www.sonypictures.com/classics/mavieenrose/

 

Thanks, that's it exactly. I didn't much care for the Piaf one, which troubles me because I know so many people just loved it. But Ma Vie en Rose is delightful. More transgender than gay, but I think it fits the theme.

 

Kevin Slater

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>Perhaps someone can help me recall the title of a film I'd

>like to track down:

>

>I saw it about 15-20 years ago. The setting is, I think,

>Holland during World War II. A soldier (American?) falls in

>love with an underage boy and they have an affair. They make

>love in one scene and you can tell when the soldier enters the

>young boy, grimacing as he lies on his stomach. The last scene

>takes place in the present as the young boy, now an older man,

>returns to Holland. The word "summer" may have been

>part of the title.

 

>At any rate, can anyone recall the title from my vague clues?

 

For a Lost Soldier. Not bad, but not one of my favorites. I liked the most of it, but found the modern-day scenes distracting. BYW, I think the soldier was Canadian.

 

Kevin Slater

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