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Waiting in the Wings: The Musical

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Waiting in the Wings: The Musical

This comedy musical is centred on an aspiring Broadway entertainer and a stripper who accidentally get miscast and have to swap roles. Written by Jeffrey A. Johns (who also stars in the film as the leading character), the motion picture features Adam Huss, Shirley Jones and Rena Strober. Waiting in The Wings: The Musical was directed by Jenn Page and released in 2014.

Côte d'Azur

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Côte d’Azur (Crustacés et Coquillages)

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.

Were The World Mine

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Were the World Mine

Released in 2008 and directed by Tom Gustafson, Were the World Mine is a comedic film where the local embattled gay boy in a small town discovers the recipe to turn the residents gay for a short time and experience his world. The film won a large number of awards at LGBT film festivals, such as Outstanding U.S. Dramatic Feature at the L.A. Outfest. Shot in Chicago, the film features actors Tanner Cohen and Wendy Robie.

Inside Daisy Clover

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Inside Daisy Clover

Starring Natalie Wood, Robert Redford and Christopher Plummer, Inside Daisy Clover is based on a novel by Gavin Lambert and focuses on the life of teenage tomboy Daisy, a fifteen year-old who aspires to become a Hollywood star. Released in 1965, the drama film was directed by Robert Mulligan.

Hedwig

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Hedwig And The Angry Inch

Released in 2001 and directed by John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is the life story of a transsexual East German punk rock singer. The film was won a huge number of awards, including the Outstanding Film – Limited Release at GLAAD Media Awards. Shot in Ontario, the film features actors John Cameron Mitchell and Michael Pitt.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Released in 1975 and directed by Jim Sharman, The Rocky Horror Picture Show has been entered into the Hall of Fame of the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA, and the National Film Preservation Board, USA. Shot entirely in Berkshire, England, the film features actors Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and many more.

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