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Subject: Best Movies in this Genre
Date Posted: 5/21/2009 12:21 AM ET
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I thought I would start a list of GLBTQ movies.  Feel free to add your favorites.

Boys Don't Cry

Latter Days

Itty Bitty Titty Committee

Fingersmith

Tipping the Velvet

Date Posted: 5/21/2009 12:41 AM ET
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Parting Glances.

Saving Face.

Different for Girls.

Friends and Family (so camp.)

Date Posted: 5/21/2009 12:41 PM ET
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Milk (which I just saw, so good!)

Being John Malkovich

Transamerica

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Date Posted: 5/24/2009 2:20 AM ET
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Those are some good ones I missed.-

All Over Me

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 4:17 PM ET
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Obviously, my picks are very mainstream, but they are:

Philadelphia

Brokeback Mountain

Date Posted: 5/29/2009 6:51 PM ET
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The British TV adaptations of Sarah Waters

Tipping the Velvet

and Fingersmith

wasn't there one of Affinity?

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 11:15 AM ET
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We just watch "Nina's Heavenly Delights" last night at the OutCenter movie night.  Cute movie, nicely done - set in Scotland, so sometimes the accents are a little hard to follow, but I think worth a watch.

Date Posted: 5/30/2009 9:46 PM ET
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Food and lesbians.  Oh yes.  That reminds me of Better than Chocolate.

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Date Posted: 5/31/2009 12:39 PM ET
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These are a few I  really liked

 

Love My life

Gia

Lost and Delirious

kissing Jessica Stein

K.C.

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 8:25 PM ET
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Oh, I remember Gia....that was very good.  Very sad ending.  Of course, so Philadelphia and Brokeback  had sad endings too.  :(

Angelina Jolie was in Gia, and wasn't whatshername from Lost, Juliet, in it too?

Date Posted: 5/31/2009 11:59 PM ET
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Ooo yes a lot of good ones named so far! I really liked Better Than Chocolate. I've only watched the ones I have in the past year and am always looking for recommendations so keep them coming! Some others:

But I'm a Cheerleader

Imagine Me & You - was alright, I just love Piper Perabo

If These Walls Could Talk 2

Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love - has Laurel Holloman (Tina from the L Word) in it when she was younger, you have to see it if you haven't!

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Date Posted: 6/2/2009 9:40 PM ET
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The sad endings are heartbreaking, especially when it is a true story. 

I recently saw Hedwig and the Angry Inch.  The first 5 minutes I wanted to turn it off, but after that I couldn't stop watching.  I forgot how much I love punk music.

Last night I saw the first three episodes of the US version of Queer as Folk.  The acting isn't anywhere as good as The L Word, but the stories are intriguing.  I don't know if I'll try to watch the whole series right now tho, since I'm cutting off Netflix this month.  Hopefully I can get in a bunch of these movies I haven't seen before then!

Date Posted: 6/3/2009 5:03 PM ET
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If these wall could talk 2 is one of my favorite movies and the only one I didn't sell in VCR when we upgraded to DVD.

And, T., I really loved the US version of Queer as Folk.  It gets better and better after the first year.  All the acting that first season is pretty green except for Sharon Gless and even she tones it down to believable by season 2.  The big difference, IMHO, is that QAF is all about boys and the L word is all about women.  I kinda hated the L word to be honest.  I found the stories lacked humor and the clothes and hair and all that hollywood stuff really off-putting.

Date Posted: 6/11/2009 2:08 PM ET
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Desert Hearts (first mainstream movie with lesbian sex--two straight actresses no less)

Bound (a stupid movie with a few great sex scenes)

Entre Nous (French), no on scene sex, but it's there. Two straight women fall in love.

 

Date Posted: 6/12/2009 8:59 AM ET
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Gina Gershon is so hot in Bound!

Date Posted: 6/26/2009 2:11 AM ET
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I just watched High Art and definitely recommend it.

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Prey for Rock and Roll.  I loved Gina Gershon in this one.  Great movie.

Date Posted: 7/6/2009 7:09 PM ET
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On the Other Hand, Death, Shock to the System, and Third Man Out: all adaptations of Donald Strachey mystery books. Okay, they're probably B movies but they are entertaining and fun.

Date Posted: 7/9/2009 7:09 AM ET
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Save Me --- Stars Chad Allen (from the Strachey series listed above) and the guy who played Ben in QAF. So much love for that movie!

Were the World Mine -- Just saw this last week. So odd. A boy finds out he can turn people gay. If you like theater-style musicals, this is a must watch!

Shelter -- cute movie. I have a friend who is addicted to it and watches it all the time!

 

Those are all I can think of, for now, that haven't been mentioned (that fall into the AMAZING category)

Date Posted: 7/14/2009 5:00 PM ET
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Was kinda disappointed in Were the World Mine.  Lovely idea.  Wonderful dance numbers.  But there were so many references where if you didn't know your Shakespeare, then it went really slow.  Too many in jokes. 

And the dialogue.  Really have to speak clearly when you are quoting Will.  The sound quality / balance was not pushed enough towards the speech to fit my ears.  Not good to lose the verse under the music.

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Priscilla, Queen of the Desert!

Aimee and Jaguar -- In German, with subtitles. Based on the actual WWII-era relationship between two women--one of them Jewish, the other the wife of a German soldier.  Beautiful, passionate film.

Portrait of a Marriage - Passionately portrayed biopic of the long-lived torrid affair between British poet Vita Sackville-West and Violet Treyfusis.  Janet McTeer is amazing as the tormented Vita.  Originally aired as a mini-series on BBC (and PBS in the US) in 1990.

I also have to mention The Hunger, starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon.  Based on the book by Whitley Strieber.  Deneuve is the vampire Miriam Blaylock, who takes lover after lover over the centuries, always promising each one eternal life.  However, after a few centuries her partner John (Bowie) suddenly ages and dies, and Miriam pursues Susan's character as her next mate.  Classy love scenes between Deneuve and Sarandon.  Neat 80's vibe to it.



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