Directed by C. Jay Cox, Kiss the Bride delivers a delightful gay themed rom-com with plenty of laughs and an unexpected ending. Released in 2007, the film stars Tori Spelling, Philipp Karner and James O’Shea.
Released in 1991 and directed by Gus Van Sant, My Own Private Idaho is a film about two male street hustlers going on a journey of self-discovery that takes them to Idaho and Italy. The film won a variety of awards, including Best Actor for River Phoenix at the National Society of Film Critics Awards. Shot in Oregon, Rome, and Washington State, the film features actors River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves.
Zoey, her mother Ofelia and her sister Leticia are the subjects of the 2016 documentary Raising Zoey — which not only takes us through Zoey’s physical and emotional transition into that happy self, but also covers how Zoey and her mother became reluctant and unexpected activists for the ongoing Trans Rights Movement.
Somewhere in the not so distant alternate future, the world is about to end. Hey, Happy! is a gay sci-fi fantasy comedy filled with meandering transsexuals, schizophrenics, and enough squirm-in-your-seat uncomfortable moments to make the great director John Waters blush. Released in 2001, the film is directed by Noam Gonick and stars, Jérémie Yuen, Craig Aftanis and Clayton Godson
Released in 2002 and directed by Eytan Fox, Yossi & Jagger is the story of two Israeli soldiers stationed on the Lebanese border looking for solitude in the chaos of war. The film won the Outstanding Film – Limited Release award at the 2004 GLAAD Media Awards. Shot in Israel, the film features actors Ohad Knoller and Yehuda Levi.
Released in 2014 and directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman, every journey in life begins with the first step. Or in the case of this film, the two-step, the tango, and the cha-cha. Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks is a charming story about breaking down stereotypes and finding life’s joy in even the most unexpected of places. The film stars Gena Rowlands, Cheyenne Jackson and Julian Sands.
Released in 1998 and directed by David Moreton, Edge of Seventeen is a coming of age story for a teenager coming to grips with his sexuality at the end of high school. The film won Outstanding American Narrative Feature, Screenwriting, and Actor awards at the L.A. Outfest. Shot in Sandusky, Ohio, the film features actors Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, and Andersen Gabrych.