We The Animals

Essential Opinion: We The Animals

Jeremiah Zagar’s first non-fiction film creates a fully actualized tapestry of raw, explosive emotion, dreamlike visuals and impressionistic vignettes, all of which work together flawlessly to showcase the aftermath of domestic violence.

Two Drifters

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Two Drifters (Odete)

Released in 2005, Two Drifters (Odete) is centred on the lives of two couples and the challenges, separation and grief that they go through. Directed by João Pedro Rodrigues, the Portugese motion picture stars Ana Cristina de Oliveira, Nuno Gil and João Carreira. It was co-written by the director and Paulo Rebelo.


Gay Essential Films To Watch, Loggerheads

Loggerheads tells the story of an estranged family from North Carolina, following the life of a child, his adoptive parents and his birth mother. Co-written and directed by Tim Kirkman, the motion picture was released in 2005. The film stars Kip Pardue, Michael Kelly and Tess Harper.

Gay Hollywood Dad

Gay Essential Documentaries To Watch, Gay Hollywood Dad

Gay Hollywood Dad was originally a web series, directed by Quentin Lee, Frank Howley, Simon Steuri, Oscar Tsai, Jason Tobin and Daric Loo. It was later turned into a feature-length film that follows the struggles of an LGBT man who wants to become a single parent, as well as how his life changes once his biological son is born. Released in 2018, the biographical and documentary-style series stars two of the directors and features Elizabeth Sung and Candy Cheung.


Gay Essential Films To Watch, Mario

Mario was released in 2018 and follows the career of a talented young soccer player who has to choose between his reputation and his love for a fellow player. Directed by Marcel Gisler, the motion picture stars Max Hubacher, Aaron Altaras and Andreas Matti. The film was co-written by Thomas Hess, Frederic Moriette and Marcel Gisler.

Sign Up For Our Monthly Summary

Never miss one of our fabulous film recommendations, subscribe to the Gay Essential monthly summary newsletter.