Okay, as you might have noticed from my last couple of reviews, I've been watching quite a bit of LGBT films lately, and I thought it would be a good idea to post my top 10 LGBT films.
10: MILK (2008)
Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Dustin Lance Black, the film stars Sean Penn as Milk and Josh Brolin as Dan White,
I've always been a big fan of true stories, so obviously that will raise the star rating of this film in my book. This film is powerful and will make you think. And it won two oscars as well, so it must be good ;-)
I ask this... If there should be an assassination, I would hope that five, ten, one hundred, a thousand would rise. I would like to see every gay lawyer, every gay architect come out - - If a bullet should enter my brain, let that bullet destroy every closet door... And that's all. I ask for the movement to continue. Because it's not about personal gain, not about ego, not about power... it's about the "us's" out there. Not only gays, but the Blacks, the Asians, the disabled, the seniors, the us's. Without hope, the us's give up - I know you cannot live on hope alone, but without it, life is not worth living. So you, and you, and you... You gotta give em' hope... you gotta give em' hope.
9: G.B.F (2013)
Social warfare erupts when three high school clique queens battle for supremacy: drama diva Caprice, Mormon princess 'Shley and blonde fashionista Fawcett. When unassuming Tanner is outed, he finds himself cast as the hottest new teen-girl accessory: The Gay Best Friend.
This film is delightfully tacky, horribly written with some well bellow average acting going on.. but despite all that, I thought it was highly entertaining.. maybe because admittedly, I was drunk when watching it.. but I still liked it.
Ever notice how in high school there's just something about being first, like that girl who's always first to raise her hand, or that first kid to own every new cutting edge iThingy? There's so much pressure to be a trend-setter, a pioneer. Well, not me. Tanner Daniels was just like any other average comic-book geek, more than content to fly under the radar and leave the trailblazing to the others. After all, of the many firsts my peers were vying for, one still remained conspicuously up for grabs. Never in the history of North Gateway High had any student admitted out loud to being an honest-to-goodness, card-carrying, proud - or even slightly modest - homosexual.
8: Get Real (1998)
This tenderly romantic film tells the story of Steve, a young man in a British prep school, as he struggles with coming out and falling in love with the class jock, John.
Although the acting in this film is exceptionally bad at times, this film is actually quite good. It's a bit typical for a coming of age story but I really liked this one.
No, she's cuddly. And until a few seconds ago, you assumed that because I'm a fat girl and instead of some slim oil painting that I'd be gagging for a quick on in the doorways of Toys R Us. I can just imagine sex with you. Pathetic fumbling to find the bra strap, the slobbery kisses, belching into some poor girl's mouth because you've had too much chile sauce on your kabob. And then the main event, which is either over in seconds or not at all because you're too fuckin pissed.
7: Brokeback Mountain (2005)
A raw, powerful story of two young men, a Wyoming ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 sheepherding in the harsh, high grasslands of contemporary Wyoming and form an unorthodox yet life-long bond.
Honestly, who doesn't like this film? It's raw, it's delicious and it's forbidden. The only reason why it's not in my top five is because you do get a bit bored at times.. but it's still worth the watch.
This is a one-shot thing we got goin' on here.
6: The Birdcage (1996)
gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.
This film is exceptionally entertaining, Starring the late Robin Williams amongst other great actors, this film is definitely worth watching.
Shouldn't you be holding the crucifix? It is THE prop for martyrs!
5: A Single Man (2009)
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
There is something about this film.. It will get you thinking.. I thought it was absolutely fantastic. Colin firth was Stunning in this one.
Waking up begins with saying am and now. For the past eight months waking up has actually hurt. The cold realization that I am still here slowly sets in.
4: Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Jesus Christ this film is delicious.. Filled with scandal, gossip, drugs and sex between a very old and bald man and a young boy toy.
Its scandalous and brilliant, Michael Douglas is FANTASTIC in this film.
I want to be everything to you, Scott. I want to be father, brother, lover, best friend.
3: The Imitation Game (2014)
During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
One of Cumberbatch's best performances yet.. He is brilliant in this magnificent film.
Are you paying attention? Good. If you are not listening carefully, you will miss things. Important things. I will not pause, I will not repeat myself, and you will not interrupt me. You think that because you're sitting where you are, and I am sitting where I am, that you are in control of what is about to happen. You're mistaken. I am in control, because I know things that you do not know. [pause] What I will need from you now is a commitment. You will listen closely, and you will not judge me until I am finished. If you cannot commit to this, then please leave the room. But if you choose to stay, remember you chose to be here. What happens from this moment forward is not my responsibility. It's yours. Pay attention.
2: PRIDE (2014)
U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.
This is a must watch film in my opinion! It's Hillarious, touching & Inspirational all at the same time..
When you're in a battle with an enemy that's so much bigger, so much stronger than you, to find out you had a friend you never knew existed, well that's the best feeling in the world. Can you see what we've done here, by coming together all of us? We made history!
1: PRAYERS FOR BOBBY (2009)
True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
This film will touch every single heartstring there is and there won't be a dry eye in the house.
Watch this film ( but make sure you have some tissues at hand)
Before you echo 'Amen' in your home or place of worship, think and remember...a child is listening
Do you have a favorite LGBT film? Please share your favorite in the comments!