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Loose Cannons

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti)

Written and directed by Ferzan Özpetek, Loose Cannons (Mine Vaganti) is an Italian comedy, starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Alessandro Preziosi and Carmine Recano. Released in 2010, the youngest son of the conservative Cantone family wants to come out of the closet.

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.

Grinder

Essential Opinion: Grinder

Before you ask, the answer is no. Grinder has nothing to do with the popular hookup app. While Writer/Director Brandon Ruckdashel’s film may not be buried in your iPhone menu, the metaphor is far from lost. This is a story about the meat grinder many young gay men must try to survive, weathering a gauntlet of homophobia, confusion, and the discovery of one’s self-identity.

Such Good People

Essential Opinion: Such Good People

Richard and Alex are looking for a house as they await approval to adopt a child, when they are asked to housesit they stumble upon a secret room where a large amount of cash has been hidden. Released in 2014, Such Good People is directed by Stewart Wade and stars Michael Urie, Randy Harrison and Scott Wolf.

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