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White Frog

Gay Essential Films To Watch, White Frog

White Frog made its début in 2012 at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. The film is directed by Quentin Lee and co-written by the mother/daughter duo Fabienne Wen and Ellie Wen. This film puts the spotlight on the troubles of a handicapped gay teenager who struggles with life after he tragically loses his brother. Booboo Stewart of Twilight fame takes centre stage in the film.

The Fluffer

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Fluffer

The Fluffer is directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland (who also wrote the screenplay). Released in 2001, The Fluffer is an independent film that explores a story of one man’s obsessive love for another whose hedonistic lifestyle places him on a path of destruction. The film stars Scott Gurney, Michael Cunio and Roxanne Day.

Tom At The Farm

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Tom at the Farm (Tom à la ferme)

Tom At The Farm, or in French, Tom à la ferme is the award-winning razor-cut suspense film directed by Xavier Dolan. The film released in 2013 is an intriguing tale of a young man who endures physical and emotional bullying to keep a secret hidden. Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal and Lise Roy star in this film.

RUOK

Small But Perfectly Formed, Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival Our Highlights

Celebrating its 13th running, the Cardiff, Wales based Iris Prize Film Festival returns with a catalog of 36 incredible LGBT shorts. Filmmakers and sponsors from around the globe gather for six days to celebrate queer film and award one talented filmmaker with the coveted £30,000 prize.

Orlando

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Orlando

Orlando is a 1992 film directed by Sally Potter. The screenplay also written by Sally Potter is based on Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name. The film features Tilda Swinton in the lead role, Billy Zane and Quentin Crisp. The gender-bending film follows nobleman Orlando’s lives, relationships both as a man and woman over a number of centuries.

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