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Mysterious Skin

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Mysterious Skin

Released in 2004 and directed by Gregg Araki, Mysterious Skin is a film about the long-term results of the sexual abuse two boys suffer from the same baseball coach, and coming to terms with their present. The film was nominated for many awards, and won the Interfaith Award at the Brisbane International Film Festival. Shot in Los Angeles and New York City, the film features actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Brady Corbet.

The Living End

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Living End

The Living End is writer and director Gregg Araki’s second feature film that tells of two young HIV positive men’s life on the run. Mike Dytri and Craig Gilmore star in this American comedy-drama. The Living End received a nomination for a Grand Jury Prize at the 1992 Sundance Film Festival where it was released.

Nowhere

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Nowhere

Nowhere is the third part in the teenage apocalypse trilogy series written and directed by Gregg Araki that tells of one day’s bizarre events of a group of teenagers. Released in 1997, the film stars James Duval and Rachel True. The cast also includes John Ritter, Beverly D’Angelo, Lauren Tewes, David Leisure as well as other 70s and 80s sitcom stars.

Gregg Araki

Essential Film Directors, Gregg Araki

Gregg Araki began his career in the underground. Working with little or no budget, and without proper permits, Araki filmed a variety of touching, gay friendly stories, some of which went on to earn the young director great praise for his work. In subsequent years Araki embraced opportunities to work with a number of notable actors and actresses, including Margaret Cho, Parker Posey, and Heather Graham.

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