In Cold Blood

Gay Essential Films To Watch, In Cold Blood

Directed by Richard Brooks, based on the non-fiction novel by Truman Capote, In Cold Blood stars Robert Blake, Scott Wilson and John Forsythe. Released in 1967 the film charts the crime, prosecution, and execution of Perry Smith, and Dick Hickok for the seemingly unmotivated murder of Kansas family, the Clutter’s.

Parting Glances

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Parting Glances

Released in 1986 and directed by Bill Sherwood, Parting Glances is the story of a gay couple preparing for one of the partners to depart on a two-year assignment in Africa. The film won no awards, but is still recognized as a seminal piece of gay cinema. Shot in New York, the film features actors Richard Ganoung, John Bolger, and Steve Buscemi.

Looking for Mr Goodbar

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Looking for Mr Goodbar

Looking for Mr Goodbar is a 1977 American drama film, written and directed by Richard Brooks. Based on Judith Rossner’s novel, the film stars Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, Richard Kiley, Richard Gere, and Tom Berenger. The film follows Theresa Dunn as a school teacher whose hedonistic nightlife brings deadly consequences.

Lazy Eye

Essential Opinion: Lazy Eye

Released in 2016, Director Tim Kirkman’s latest work, Lazy Eye delivers a dynamic story of past love reignited and questions about present, past, and future. The film stars Lucas Near-Verbrugghe, Aaron Costa Ganis and Michaela Watkins.

Boys Don't Cry

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Boys Don’t Cry

Based on the true story of Brandon Teena, Boys Don’t Cry was released in 1999 and depicts the struggles of a young transgendered man whose life is destroyed after his friends find out that he was born a woman. Directed by Kimberly Peirce, the film stars Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny and Peter Sarsgaard.

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