An American re-make of the 1978 film French film 'La Cage aux Folles'. Armand (Robin Williams) runs the Birdcage nightclub in Miami South Beach where his partner Albert (Nathan Lane) is the star drag act. When Armand's son announces his intention to marry the daughter of a right wing senator (Gene Hackman), and the in-laws arrive expecting to meet Armand and his wife, a grand farce ensues.
Touching coming-of-age drama about the trials and tribulations of a group of young gay friends. Kevin (Andrew Keegan) is new to the group, who all meet to discuss their relationships in Jack's (John Mahoney) restaurant. Then there's Howie (Matt McGrath) whose tendency to overanalyse winds everyone up; whilst Cole is a young thespian whose good looks keep the guys queuing at his door, and Patrick (Ben Weber) feels out of the loop, becoming bitter in his exclusion.
Cast: Zach Braff, Dean Cain, Andrew Keegan, Nia Long, Mary McCormack Director: Greg Berlanti Language: english
Publisher: UCA, Year: 2000
This clunky road movie about three drag queens (Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes, and John Leguziamo) who get stranded in a sleepy Nebraska town on their way to a beauty contest, is too uplifting for its own good. Released during drag's mid-90s heyday when RuPaul and the Wigstock documentary were all the rage, To Wong Foo aimed straight for the mainstream with its inoffensive camp and "can't we all get along" morality. While gay-activist groups howled about straights getting the lead roles in To Wong Foo, in the end the filmmakers really couldn't have done better than this trio of actors. John Leguziamo provides real sass and bite as a Latino (or should we saw Latina?) drag queen, and Wesley Snipes is surprisingly fierce as the imposing leader of the pack. Saddled with a cloying Southern accent and off-kilter wig, Patrick Swayze barely holds his own with his co-stars, though. To Wong Foo is best viewed as a cultural artefact of a time when it seemed as though drag could rule all tomorrow's parties.Starring: Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, Stockard Channing, John Leguizamo, Blythe Danner
Based on the life of Arnold Beckoff, a gay New Yorker who spends years trying to break his female impersonator's act into the mainstream, whilst becoming involved in a series of disastrous romantic liaisons along the way. He finally finds stability with a partner (Matthew Broderick), and they decide to adopt a child. Harvey Fierstein plays Beckoff, with Anne Bancroft as his outspoken mother.
Cast: Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin, Karen Young Director: Paul Bogart Language: english
Publisher: New Line Cinema, Year: 1988
From cinema’s maestro of indie queer pop cinema, welcome to Gregg Araki’s messed-up world, a concrete jungle teeming with teenage lust, abundant drugs and all-out infidelity. Before Kaboom, Mysterious Skin and The Living End, there was TOTALLY F***ED UP.
A film for anyone who has grown up gay and lived through the pain of alienation, this self-consciously cool story of the gay teen underground is New Queer Cinema at its edgiest – a humorous yet moving study of an unwanted generation.
Starring James Duval (Donnie Darko), and featuring music from Wolfgang Press, Ministry, Ride, Pale Saints and The Jesus and Mary Chain.
Cast: James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid Director: Gregg Araki Language: English
Publisher: Peccadillo Pictures, Year: 2011
Aspiring musical writer and composer Gabriel (Christian Campbell) is not having much luck with either his career or his love life, and ends up spending most of his time with his bitchy friend Katherine (Tori Spelling). When he is advised to go out and get some real life experience, Gabriel visits a Manhattan gay bar and picks up hunky stripper Mark (J.P. Pitoc). The pair are soon heading off for a night of passion - except that Gabriel has nowhere he can take his one night stand!
Cast: Christian Campbell, John Paul Pitoc, Tori Spelling, Brad Beyer, Lacey Kohl Director: Jim Fall Language: english
Publisher: , Year: 2000
With a tour in Afghanistan behind him, war-torn Chris Jensen (introducing Jack Brockett) struggles to assimilate back to life in California. Drifting and living out of his car, he soon discovers that few are willing to deal with the remnants of a damaged career military man. Chris is self medicating; desperate to silence the echoes from the front lines. When an opportunity finally presents itself, he makes the hard decision to employ his most coveted talents honed in special ops. A job is a job and Chris knows civilian life can be just as cut-throat as time in active duty. But just how close does he have to get to Andrew Warner (Sean Paul Lockhart) to secure the kill?
Cast: Jack Brockett, Sean Paul Lockhart (aka Brent Corrigan) , Laura Reilly, Addison Graham Director: Sean Paul Lockhart Language: english
Publisher: TLA Releasing, Year: 2013
A sexy, suspenseful, psychological thriller, Truth exposes the hidden demons buried deep inside each and every one of us. After a chance encounter over the Internet, Caleb (Sean Paul Lockhart) meets and falls head over heels for Jeremy (Rob Moretti), and soon the line between love and lies blur. Struggling to keep his past a secret, including his mentally ill mother, Caleb slowly succumbs to his darker side. A sudden turn of events finds Jeremy held captive, until Caleb's quest for the truth be revealed.
Cast: Sean Paul Lockhart, Rob Moretti, Brent Corrigan Director: Rob Moretti Language: English
Publisher: TLA Releasing, Year: 2014
An edifying must-see that has received accolades at film festivals the world over, 'We Were Here' is the first film to take a deep and reflective look back at the arrival and impact of a definitive chapter in a city s queer history. It explores how the inhabitants were affected by, and how they responded to, a calamitous epidemic.
Though a San Francisco-based story, We Were Here extends beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself. It speaks to our capacity as individuals to rise to the occasion, and to the incredible power of a community coming together with love, compassion, and determination.
In the face of adversity they stood strong and united.
Cast: David Weissman, Bill Weber Director: David Weissman Language: English
Publisher: Peccadillo Pictures, Year: 2011