Is it a real movie trailer? Is it a film student’s thesis project? Are homophobic oranges really gay bashing homos to a bloody pulp? Get it? Pulp. Attack of the Homophobic Oranges, y’all! Enjoy.
Surely some of our beloved readers are Twilight fans? In which case: Robert Pattinson. Sex. “Get lubed up.” Enjoy. Get More: Movie Trailers, Movies Blog
Sarah Palin’s ego-mercial “The Undefeated” is officially dead in the water. After two weeks of release, the documentary has failed to break even the $100,000 mark. A little perspective here:the film was estimated to cost a cool million dollars to produce. Not exactly a rosy return on investment. The film, […]
TLA Releasing is sending two sun-seeking travelers to the Bahamas in celebration of the success of their gorgeous, critically acclaimed film, Children of God. Children of God, the first feature written and directed by Kareem Mortimer, is set on the scintillating shores of the Bahamas, weaving the West Indian culture into […]
Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly may have played siblings on the big screen, but that didn’t stop them from making out at last night’s Lakers game, much to the delight of gay blog readers across the globe. We hope that the gay kiss went down after the “Gay is […]
Cary Grant’s daughter is set to release a memoir about life as the spawn of one of Hollywood’s most well-respected legends, Cary Grant. In it, she admits that Cary Grant actually liked it when people questioned his sexuality, because it “made women want to prove that the assertion was wrong.” […]
Roger Ebert sent some love our way this weekend, and tweeted one of our big stories to his 300,000 Twitter followers. Wow! [blackbirdpie url=”https://twitter.com/#!/ebertchicago/status/62161469990641664″] Nuff said. Thank you kindly, my good man!
Or rather, Jason Bateman plays a disembodied Ryan Reynolds inspecting Jason Bateman’s taint (I think?) in the trailer for body-switch comedy The Change-Up. Freckles everywhere! Oh Lordy let there by a scene of Ryan Reynolds doing the same. There’s nothing exactly revolutionary going on in this film, but again, celebrity […]
With the success of the It Gets Better project, the national dialogue has been dominated by the bullying of LGBT teenagers. But the sad truth is that bullying is not limited to just one perceived minority or another. The truth is that anyone who is remotely different – skinny, fat, […]
Sexy man Jake Gyllenhaal was on The Daily Show last night, in to promote his new movie Source Code. The movie is about a solider who gets caught up in an operation that puts him in another person’s body for 8 minutes, over and over again, until he can find […]
Apparently Tara Reid WASN’T wrong when she said that ‘The Big Lebowski 2’ was coming. Kinda.
Elizabeth Taylor died this morning in Los Angeles, after fighting congestive heart failure for the past two months. She was 79. We are deeply saddened by her passing, as she was truly an idol. Before Gaga, before Madonna, before Barbara Streisand, before any other supposed gay icon, there was Elizabeth […]
Gay Films and TV Shows
Movies serve as society’s collective unconscious, weaving stories across our imaginations that we won’t soon forget. From an early age, almost everyone learns how to see the world through the lens of a movie. Movies give us access to things and experiences beyond what we consider reality, enhancing our knowledge of the world and the human experience. As a child, we might see our first onscreen kiss and wonder what it feels like to be romantic with another person. Others might see their first alien in such classics as E.T. or Close Encounters of the Third Kind, only to become obsessed with ideas about life on other planets. Movies have a powerful effect on our lives whether we like it or not.
This is especially true for gay people. Growing up gay can be an unruly experience, especially if that person is growing up in a family or a community that doesn’t support the idea of homosexuality. That’s where gay films come into play. A trip to the local megaplex or browsing queer-themed titles on Netflix gives LGBTQ youth the chance to connect with gay characters and their experiences. Overall, the moving image makes us feel less alone.
Of course, Hollywood isn’t always kind to LGBTQ filmmakers and gay characters. Many of them end up being small stereotypical pawns that hardly matter in the scheme of things. But things are beginning to change. Independent filmmaking is giving a voice to all kinds of queer artists and characters. Gay films like Brokeback Mountain, Moonlight, and Blue Is the Warmest Color have garnered rave reviews and huge audiences in recent years. As the film community starts to open its arms to people of color, gay people, and women, we will be here to tell you all about it. Take a look at all of our gay film coverage below!