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Rag Tag

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Rag Tag

Released at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Rag Tag is a British-Nigerian motion picture that follows the lives of two childhood friends who are coercively separated by Social Services. The drama film premiered in 2006, was written and directed by Adaora Nwandu and stars Adedamola Adelaja and Daniel Parsons.

Plan B

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Plan B

Released in 2009 and directed by Marco Berger, Plan B is about a plan for revenge as a man who has been dumped runs into doubts about his own sexuality. The film was nominated for a Golden Marc’Aurelio award at the Rome Film Fest. Shot in Buenos Aires, the film features actors Manuel Vignau, Lucas Ferraro and Mercedes Quinteros.

Eating Out: Drama Camp

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Eating Out: Drama Camp

Part of the romantic comedy franchise, Eating Out: Drama Camp sees Zack and Casey’s relationship stalling, but things are about to get spicy at Dick Dickey’s Drama Camp. Released in 2011, the film was directed and written by Q. Allan Brocka and stars Chris Salvatore, Daniel Skelton and Drew Droege.

Guys Reading Poems

Essential Opinion: Guys Reading Poems

Life is a puzzle that’s not meant to be solved, just experienced. The same is true of Hunter Lee Hughes’ ingenious feature film, Guys Reading Poems – a majestic, all-embracing account of how a vulnerable young boy learns to glibly mold his childhood suffering into art, tenderness and creative literature.

The Last of Sheila

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Last of Sheila

Released in 1973, The Last of Sheila is a thriller film that follows the story of Clinton, a widower movie producer who engineers a real-life elaborate crime game. The motion picture stars James Coburn, Richard Benjamin, Raquel Welch, was co-written by Anthony Perkins and directed by Herbert Ross.

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Written by Penelope Gilliatt, Sunday, Bloody Sunday was released in 1971 and portrays the threefold relationship between a divorced woman, a Jewish doctor and a talented sculptor. Starring Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson and Murray Head, the British drama film was directed by John Schlesinger and also features Peggy Ashcroft and Bessie Love.

Myra Breckinridge

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Myra Breckinridge

This 1970 American comedy is based on Gore Vidal’s satirical novel, Myra Breckinridge. The motion picture depicts the story of a transgendered woman who travels to Europe in order to get a sex-change procedure. Starring Raquel Welch as the leading character, the film was directed by Michael Sarne and also features Mae West, Rex Reed and John Huston.

Victor Victoria

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Victor/Victoria

Released in 1982, Victor Victoria starred Julie Andrews, Robert Preston and James Garner. Although set in Paris, the film was shot at Pinewood Studios in England U.K. Directed by Julie Andrew’s husband Blake Edwards, the film was nominated for and won a number of awards including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe.

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