Boulevard

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Boulevard

One of the final performances by legendary Robin Williams before his untimely death in 2014, Boulevard is an emotionally charged yet quietly executed indie drama about coming-out-late-in-life. The film also stars Roberto Aguire and Kathy Baker.

Newcastle

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Newcastle

Released in 2008 and directed by Dan Castle, Newcastle tells a complex coming-of-age story of teenagers who aspire to be champion surfers, while exploring intriguing personal relationships and the culture of Newcastle at large. Starring Lachlan Buchanan and Xavier Samuel, the film won Best Cinematography at the 2010 San Diego FilmOut Festival.

Morgan

Essential Opinion: Morgan

Morgan is perhaps the only independent gay film (certainly the only one I can think of) with a leading paraplegic character. That being the case, Morgan may also be the only independent gay film (certainly the only one I can think of) that even touches on the dynamic between the abled and the disabled in a gay relationship.

Head On

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Head On

Released in 1998 and directed by Ana Kokkinos, Head On explores the life of a confused 19 year-old Greek-Australian grappling with his repressed identity amidst the forces of his immigrant family and their place in urban Melbourne. The film, starring Alex Dimitriades, gained many awards, such as the Grand Jury Award at L.A. Outfest.

Daddy

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Daddy

A film that questions what it means to be family, Daddy is a delightful film adapted from an off-Broadway play. Colin (Gerald McCullouch) is a successful television journalist who has everything he wants, until a young intern disrupts his life and points out the need for something more. Released in 2015 and directed and featuring Gerald McCullouch, Daddy also stars Jaime Cepero and Dan Via.

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