Baby Steps

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Baby Steps

Released in 2015 in Baby Steps a Taiwanese-American man longs to have a baby with his American boyfriend, but their attempts at international surrogacy are complicated by Danny’s meddling mother. Directed by and starring Barney Cheng the film also stars Michael Adam Hamilton and Grace Guei.

Play The Devil

Essential Opinion: Play The Devil

Depicting a not-so-typical love affair in a provincial setting, Maria Govan tackles the more obscure aspects of relationships and homosexuality in her violent and riveting motion picture, Play The Devil. Offering us a rare glimpse into the rowdy and fascinating culture of one of the largest islands in the Southern Caribbean.

Love Or Whatever

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Love or Whatever

Originally released in 2012, Love or Whatever tells the story of Corey whose seemingly perfect life is turned upside down when his boyfriend leaves him for a woman. The film was written by Dennis Bush and Cait Brennan. Directed by Rosser Goodman, Love or Whatever stars Tyler Poelle, Joel Rush (Eating Out series) and Jennifer Elise Cox. The film was shot and is set in Los Angeles, USA.

Rebels on Pointe

Film Review: Rebels on Pointe at Outfest

Documentarian Bobbi Jo Hart’s new film Rebels on Pointe follows Les Ballets Trockadero on a world tour, discovering their worldwide fanbases and the artists behind the make-up. Despite being set in a drag inspired world, this feels as removed from the bitchiness associated with that culture as possible, as we find genuine warmth and affection between all group members.

Hooked

Essential Opinion: Hooked

Writer/director Max Emerson, a model and Instagram personality with a huge following, has crowdsourced the funds for his debut feature – with the aim of giving 50% of all proceeds to sponsored charities (The Albert Kennedy Trust, The Ali Forney Center, Los Angeles LGBT Centre and Lost n Found) that help homeless LGBTQ youth across America.

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