Movie night suggestions

Despite having what seems like an endless selection of movies to choose from on Amazon and Netflix, sometimes it takes us all night to find something to watch.  Below are three gay-thmed movies we’ve recently watched and enjoyed. If you have any movie suggestions, please share them in the comments section.

PRIDE

PRIDE was releasaed in 2014 and is the true story of how in 1984 a rag tag group of  gay activists built a seemingly impossible bridge of friendship with a Welsh coal mining community, who were engaged in a nasty strike with Margaret Thatcher’s government. The unlikely allies have to get over their mistrust of each other but ultimately recognize and bond over how society has marginalized and bullied both communities. Coming together they make news and help each other. Both Sergio and I teared up watching this movie.

Before the Fall

Before the Fall was released in 2017 and is loosely based upon the classic Pride and Prejudice. The acting in this melancholic movie is sometimes uneven but the story about the antagonistic relationship between the gay, affluent and arrogant attorney and the dejected, down-on-his-luck factory welder drew Sergio and me in. The movie which takes place in rural Virginia, features some spectacular views and gets two thumbs up from Sergio and me.

holding the man

Holding the Man is a 2015 Australian romantic drama film adapted from Timothy Conigrave’s 1995 memoir of the same name – a book I reviewed back in 2010. The story opens in the mid 1970s in Melbourne where Tim and John fall in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. Their romance endured for 15 years and is an emotional rollercoaster. Just as I said in my book review ten years ago, their story is very touching and it really touched my heart.  Definitely a must see despite the heavy nature and content of the film.

If you have any flim suggestions, share them in the comments section.

7 responses to “Movie night suggestions

  1. I’d go for two films from Marco Berger – The Blonde One and Taekwondo. Intriguing. Or elsewhere in South America – A Fantastic Woman. Brilliant.

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  2. It’s 20 years old, but for a light British farce, Bedrooms & Hallways… seeing some flesh from a younger Kevin McKidd (whose character thinks about Margaret Thatcher to keep the gay-dreaming at bay) and James Purefoy along the way doesn’t hurt either.

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  3. Also not gay themed, but I was just knocked out by it, ‘ JoJo Rabbit’.

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  4. Shelter (2007), Director: Jonah Markowitz, “When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend’s brother.” https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0942384/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_5
    A beautifully sweet story about family connetions and finding your own path.

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  5. I loved the movie “Pride”! Thanks for the other suggestions! Cant wait to check them out 😀👍

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  6. Not a gay-themed movie, but if you have not seen “Trumbo,” starring Bryan Cranston as screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, a blacklisted Hollywood writer, you should!

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