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Monday, July 30th, 2007
1:47 pm
ADMIN: Clearing up a few things
There was a post with a couple of questions from a member of the comm over on IJ and I apologize for taking so long to answer them, but I've been busy with real life issues.

Gay and Camp mainstream media is wonderful, but what about porn films?

Porn films are open for discussion, as long as the reviews are behind a cut-tag and properly warned for.

...is this comm just for discussion, or can items be shared (locked posts for those obviously) here also?

Posting links to share full-length movies is not something I'm not comfortable with, as it puts me (and the community) in danger of legal action.

So... anyone seen any good GLBT movies lately?
Wednesday, November 29th, 2006
6:59 pm
Monday, October 3rd, 2005
12:04 pm
Rapid Heart Extreme... for real?
Fangoria reports on the new David DeCoteau movie, Beastly Boyz. It's going to be the first movie to be produced under the Rapid Heart Extreme "brand" announced two years ago.

According to DeCoteau, Beastly Boyz is "...a much more intense and sensual take on the traditional Rapid Heart movie. (It) was inspired by the grindhouse movies I grew up on back in the ’70s, and this will be the inspiration for all the RHX features: totally retro and rough shot-on-film shockers."
Thursday, September 15th, 2005
8:11 pm
Hellbent for Theaters
Hellbent comes out in theaters tomorrow (if you live in New York, LA, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, Seattle, or Ft. Lauderdale with plans to expand beyond that eventually). It's being billed as the "FIRST gay slasher movie!"

Blog fourfourfour (found by way of towleroad) begs to differ and makes the case for Nightmare on Elm St. 2: Freddy's Revenge as the true first gay slasher movie.

And speaking of gay horror films, check out Camp Blood a site that aims to be the premiere source for queer horror cinema.
Friday, September 2nd, 2005
10:24 am
An action hero angle
According to the director of Transporter 2, Frank Martin (Jason Statham) is... gay.

Leterrier said he wove a subtle gay subtext into the movie simply because he could...

"If you watch the movie and you know he's gay, it becomes so much more fun," Leterrier insisted. "It's so great — the first gay action movie hero!"

"Action fans in general are pretty homophobic," he said. "You see these tough guys who say, ' "The Transporter," that's such a great movie!' If they only knew they're really cheering for a new kind of action hero."

As evidence, he mentions a scene in which the drug czar's wife, played by Amber Valetta, makes romantic overtures toward the Transporter. Martin rebuffs her, explaining, "It's because of who I am."

"That's him coming out!" Leterrier exclaims.
Thursday, August 18th, 2005
11:31 pm
Brokeback Mountain trailer follow-up
towleroad has some thoughts on the Brokeback Mountain trailer, along with a link to the footage.

Apparently it wasn't an actual trailer, but footage from the movie instead. Either way, we won't have long to wait, as the trailer is going to be attatched to The Constant Gardener, which is coming out August 26th.
Tuesday, August 16th, 2005
7:38 pm
Brokeback Mountain trailer info
towleroad has some exclusive info on the Brokeback Mountain trailer and where you can see it first. (In the U.S. at least.)

Also, Fangoria has the Hellbent (the first gay slasher movie) poster and release schedule here.
Friday, July 22nd, 2005
11:12 am
Tuesday, July 19th, 2005
9:10 pm
Brokeback Mountain poster
towleroad has a look at the Brokeback Mountain poster, along with links to previous coverage of the movie.
Wednesday, May 25th, 2005
9:35 pm
Some Gay Recs That Came To Mind...

Luster sucked

Beautiful Thing has been tied with Lillies as my new fav gay movie.  Lillies is so intensely beautiful and artsy fartsy and wonderful.  I recommend everyone see it.

Blue Citrus Hearts sucked all kinds of indy digital film @ss, but had a scene that was the most wonderful thing I had ever seen, it still may not have been enough to save this aweful movie.  I did a comparison of it to Scott Savol here, it's mostly about the movie though.

200 American is a film about a gay hustler with no sex and white slavery.  Really.

Sugar was not all that great, but if you're looking for eye candy, Jason Behr is in it and smokin hot.

I have more, but I'll post later!

Current Mood: complacent
Monday, May 23rd, 2005
8:04 pm
towleroad continues the very important work of chronicling the evolution and release of Brokeback Mountain.

Fangoria reports that the gay slasher movie Hellbent has been moved to an August 12 release date (for the U.S.). Check out Regent Releasing's site for more info.

Interview with Mysterious Skin director Gregg Araki.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2005
5:11 pm
Review: Somersault
While not strictly a film that can be easily put into the GLBT cannon, it does feature a plotline with gay characters and sexuality issues. I thought I'd post it anyhow, as it's an interesting film and may just get overlooked in the usual, general film review/comment circles. I'd hope not though. If it doesn't fit the bill, then I can delete it. But I hope someone might get something out of it - and hopefully want to see the film, or have seen it already and has some thoughts on it too! :)

Life in turnaround: A look at Cate Shortland's debut film Somersault.

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Saturday, May 7th, 2005
9:29 pm
Can't Stop the Music
This infamous bomb of a musical may not have killed disco, but it was certainly responsible for more than a few nails in the coffin. According to this movie, Valerie Perrine and Steve Guttenberg are responsible for finding the Village People, putting them together and letting them loose upon an unsuspecting world.

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Friday, May 6th, 2005
12:33 pm
I don't know about anyone else here, but my taste in queer films/books runs a little left of center. I'm not particularly interested in films about a big group of queer friends just hanging out, bitching at each other and "being gay" (see BROKEN HEARTS CLUB or BILLY'S HOLLYWOOD SCREEN KISS, as examples of the genre). I much prefer films about the lives of multi-dimensional characters who happen to be gay.

I have compiled a short list of films for anyone looking for something out of the ordinary:

HAPPY TOGETHER - Lush visuals and top notch acting highlight this funny, heartbreaking, intensely sensual story of two Hong Kong lovers trying to give a fresh start to their tumultuous relationship in Buenos Aires. Gorgeous.

AI NO KUSABI - sci-fi anime depicting highly erotic forbidden love between a master and his slave in a post apocalyptic society of the future. Very romantic and (for a cartoon) surprisingly hot.

APARTMENT ZERO - Weird combo of political thriller, character study, social commentary, black comedy and horror flick about a British misanthrope (the always wonderful Colin Firth) who runs a theater in Buenos Aires and the twisted relationship that develops between him and his mysterious American boarder (sexy Hart Bochner). Looks can be deceiving. Directed by the multi-talented Martin Donovan of THE OPPOSITE OF SEX.

THE MUDGE BOY – Depressing, disturbing, moving story of the sexual awakening of a young farm boy after the death of his beloved mother to cancer.

BEAUTIFUL THING - Tender coming out story about two very different secondary school mates living in the council flats. Not just the two leads, but all the characters are fully realized and believable, including one of the boy's mothers who is struggling to make a success of herself, her free-spirited boyfriend and an eccentric neighbour obsessed with Mama Cass. Very real.

POSTCARDS FROM AMERICA – the life story of a gay artist hitchhiking across the US. The narrative hiccups back and forth through time revealing his abused childhood and teen years as a hustler in NY. Three different actors portray the lead at different ages. Complex and creepy.

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO - Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix as young hustlers in love. Need more convincing? Brush up your Shakespeare.

MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE - Everyone knows this one (of course). I just *love* the fact that the characters' sexuality isn't really the hot bed issue here but instead the ethnic tensions in economically depressed UK of the 80's that takes center stage. Isn't it time you watched it again - even just to hear Daniel Day Lewis say (in that sexy East End accent), "In my experience, Omar's *always* worth the wait."

LUSTER - All right, actually I hated this one but it's different so decided to include it - Artsy types in L.A. falling in and out of bed in search of love. Bad acting, worse script, poor film quality and the only likeable character is a closeted "straight" guy who kills himself. Good times.

Anything I missed?
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2005
1:13 pm
Mysterious Skin & Pink Houses
Mysterious Skin now has an official website up here with production notes from Gregg Araki, bios for the cast & crew, the trailer, showtimes and more.

Pink Houses is a documentary screening at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival tonight. It's about a gay couple who have been together for thirty years and live in a bright pink house in Arkansas. In their 19 years in the Pink House, the two say, people have driven by and shouted derogatory names, shot at their house, broken their car windows and destroyed holiday decorations.
Sunday, May 1st, 2005
11:03 pm
Theme for the month of May
In an attempt to get more reviews, I've decided that every month there'll be a theme. A focus on certain genre for that month. Reviews of movies from other genres are of course welcome no matter what the theme, but reviews for movies from the month's genre are especially welcomed.

The theme for the month of May is musicals. Wizard of Oz, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Can't Stop the Music, etc.

Got a musical you love? Let's hear about it. Got a musical you just can't stand? Why is that?

So... let's put on a show!
Wednesday, April 27th, 2005
11:34 am
Mysterious Skin Q&A
To go with dolores's wonderful review of Mysterious Skin, here's a report on a Q&A from the Tribeca film festival with Gregg Araki, the two lead actors and Scott Heim.
Thursday, April 21st, 2005
12:57 am
Mysterious Skin
This would appear to be the inaugural film review on biggaymovies. So, yeah. God bless her, and all who sail in her!

This is my review of Mysterious Skin, which I caught at the London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival last week.

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Wednesday, April 13th, 2005
10:47 pm
Welcome to Big Gay Movies!
Dim the lights and let's begin.

Basic rules apply.

1. Observe the usual rules of etiquette: be polite, don't flame, respect others' opinions, no racism/sexism/homophobia etc etc.

2. Don't plagiarze other people's reviews. By all means reproduce them if it isn't breaking copyright law, but do make sure you give due credit (via a link to the original review for example).

3. This community is for reviews and discussion of films with a LGBT theme or those with LBGT characters. If you want to talk about films with subtext, there are communities like movie_slash for that. As an example, a review of Jeffrey would be appropriate here, while a review of say, Ocean's Eleven would not.

4. What about camp films? There's a broad definition of camp, so I'm willing to give a lot of room with this category. The Wizard of Oz, Hairspray, etc. are fine for discussion/review.

5. All reviews should contain a link to either the IMDB page for the movie or the film's official website.

6. Miniseries and made-for TV movies are allowed. TV shows themselves are not. So you're allowed to talk about Queer As Folk UK, but not Queer As Folk US.

7. There is no number seven.

I think that's it.
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