Released in 2015 and directed by Jay Dockendorf, Naz & Maalik is set over the course of a day in New York City, two closeted gay black Muslim teens go about their day under FBI surveillance. The film stars Curtiss Cook Jr., Kerwin Johnson Jr. and Annie Grier.
The Comedian is a drama directed and written by Tom Shkolnik that premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2012. Starring Edward Hogg and featuring Steven Robertson, Elisa Lasowski and Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Shkolnik’s feature film debut follows the struggles of a gay man who starts doubting both his career and life choices.
Released in 2006 and directed by Q. Allan Brocka, Boy Culture is the tale of a male escort and his relationship with his two roommates, as well as a mysterious older man. The film won an award for Best Screenplay at the L.A. Outfest. Shot in Seattle, the film features actors Darryl Stephens, Derek Magyar, and Jonathon Trent.
Set backstage on the opening night of a new Broadway musical about one hit wonders, Opening Night stars Topher Grace as Nick, the miserable production manager of the show, just about managing to hide his disdain for the production and many of the people involved with it. As the show nears stage time, he struggles with the ego of his leading man, N*Sync’s JC Chasez who he finds out has also slept with his former girlfriend – who just happens to be the understudy to the leading actress.
This 2005 film Côte d’Azur (Crustacés et Coquillages) was directed by Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau and follows the juicy summer vacation of an eccentric, morally bankrupt family. Starring Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, Jean-Marc Barr and Gilbert Melki, the French sex comedy was also co-written by the two directors.
Released at the Locarno International Film Festival in 2010, Man At Bath (Homme au bain) is an experimental French film that follows the controversial love story between two gay men. Starring porn actor François Sagat and Omar Ben Sellem, the movie was written and directed by Christopher Honoré and also features singer and actress Chiara Mastroianni.
Genre-defying 2008 Korean feature Antique, directed by acclaimed Kyu-dong Min and based on the manga of Antique Bakery, is a twisted and genre-blending number. Protagonist Kim Jin-hyeok (Ji-hun Ju) opens a bakery thinking it will land him more dates with girls, but in a whirlwind, falls for the baker he hires Min Seon-woo (Jae-wook Kim).