Bohemian Rhapsody

Opinión Esencial: Bohemian Rhapsody

“Tu vida va a ser muy difícil”, Mary Austin, la mejor amiga, y se pudiera decir la compañera de vida de Freddie Mercury, interpretada por Lucy Boynton, le dice al enterarse que Freddie es gay. Durante las casi dos horas y media de “Bohemian Rhapsody”, vemos el arco de un joven queriendo ser libre mediante el único medio que sabe, la música.

Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Gay Essentil Films To Watch, Eisenstein in Guanajuato

Released in 2015, Eisenstein in Guanajuato follows the story of a talented filmmaker who travels to Mexico to create his privately funded motion picture. The comedy-drama was written and directed by Peter Greenaway. It is an international co-production between different companies (including from Finland, France and the Netherlands) and it stars Elmer Bäck, Lisa Owen and Stelio Savante.

Denial

Essential Opinion: Denial

Christine Hallquist is a groundbreaking public figure in American political culture. After becoming the country’s first business CEO to come out as transgender a few years ago, earlier this year she put the world of industry aside to become the first trans person to run for governor in a Gubernatorial election.

Bessie

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Bessie

This HBO TV film follows the career and personal life of renowned Bessie Smith, one of the most highly acclaimed American blues singer of the 1920s, who died at the age of forty-three. Bessie was directed and co-written by Dee Rees and stars Queen Latifah, Tika Sumpter and Michael Kenneth Williams.

Essential Opinion: Speed Walking (Kapgang)

Set in rural Denmark in the mid seventies, Speed Walking (Kapgang) follows Martin, a reserved 14 year old who is also the star member of his school’s speed walking team. One day following practice, he gets home to discover that his mother has instantly passed away after a quick, painful battle with cancer. This unfortunate news coincides with an increased awareness of his sexual confusion, in particular relating to his classmate Hans.

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Squirrels

Released in 2018, this guerrilla film follows the life and struggles of three artists who are trying to get their big break in New York City. Squirrels was directed and written by Todd Verow. It stars Dino Petrera, Robbie Gottlieb and Catiriana Reyes.

Ka Bodyscapes

Essential Opinion: Ka Bodyscapes

The infamous reputation preceding Ka Bodyscapes could work to its detriment, so be warned: this is a quiet, intimate character study, and if you’re looking for something with a substantial edge to it, it’s well advised you look elsewhere as you’ll be ill served by this film’s understated charms.

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Grandma

This American film Grandma follows the adventures of a feisty lesbian and her granddaughter who is in need of money for her upcoming abortion. The comedy-drama was released in 2015 and covers a tumultuous day in the life of the protagonists. Written and directed by Paul Weitz, the motion picture stars Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner and Judy Greer.

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