Opinión Esencial: Moffie

Moffie, explora con autenticidad y vulnerabilidad una historia que no ha sido contada a nivel comercial, y gracias a la tenacidad del escritor-director Hermanus, esta cinta ayudará a entender el antes y después de una sociedad lidiando con trauma, y detalla de una manera brutal la noción que como la exterminación hacia lo diferente no siempre es algo táctil, sino también, mental.

A Halloween Trick

A Halloween Trick, Gay Essential Talks to Michael Varrati

LGBT Horror is itself a subculture of a subculture. While much horror fails to show up in mainstream cinema, save for the occasional Halloween-themed October film fest, queer horror takes even more effort for the hungry film lover to uncover. And when one starts to dig, Michael Varrati is the LGBTQ storyteller who is right there waiting for them.

I Want Your Love

Gay Essential Films To Watch, I Want Your Love

I Want Your Love tells the story of Jesse and his friends who are all forced to confront their deepest feelings and inner demons on the night of Jesse’s going away party. Released in 2012, the film was written and directed by Travis Mathews, and stars Jesse Metzger, Brontez Purnell, Ben Jasper and Keith McDonald.

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.


Gay Essential Opinion: Cousins (Primos)

When it comes to growing up in a religious environment, discovering your own sexuality can be a bit of a struggle, as nature battles against nurture. While your feelings are telling you one thing, the lessons that have been drilled into you since you could read say the opposite. This conflict only grows stronger when introducing a potential love interest who seems to understand you better than you know yourself.


Gay Essential Films To Watch, Solo

Solo is a 2013 erotic thriller from Argentinian director Marcelo Briem Stamm. Starring Patricio Ramos and Mario Varón, it tells a story about love, chemistry, and the dangers of connecting with strangers online. What starts as a sweet romance gets tenser and tenser, culminating with a surprising twist.

Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Oy Vey! My Son is Gay!

Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! was produced, directed and written by Evgeny Afineevsky. Released in 2009, it tells the story of a Jewish family struggling to accept their son being gay and in a relationship with a Catholic man. The film stars Lainie Kazan (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), Saul Rubinek (Warehouse 13, Frasier) and John Lloyd Young.

Sell By

Gay Essential Review: Sell By at NewFest

The idea that a relationship has a sell-by date inevitably crosses everyone’s mind. And in many cases, it rings true. Some couples aren’t always going to mesh perfectly together all the time. Sometimes the date does pass and relationships are no longer at their most ripe, but the passing of that date doesn’t always mean the end. This is the idea that actor Mike Doyle explores in his feature directorial debut, Sell By.

The Passenger

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Passenger

The Passenger, written and directed by Tor Iben in 2013, follows an attractive young man with a dark secret as he insinuates himself in the lives of two young artists. This erotic thriller was shot in Berlin and stars Niklas Peters, Lynn Femme, and Urs Stämpfli.

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