The Secret Path

Gay Essential Films To Watch, The Secret Path

Part love story, part ghost story, The Secret Path is the story of two sailors who defect from the British Navy in the early 1800’s, desiring to be together. Hiding in the grounds of an abandoned English countryside house, the two men soon discover a dark and mysterious figure is lurking about.

Sasha

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Sasha

Sasha is a coming-out story of a young piano prodigy from an immigrant family. The film was written and directed by Dennis Todorovic who also wrote the screenplay. The film was released in 2010. Sasa Kekez and Yvonne Yung Hee star in this endearing film.

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.

Female Trouble

Gay Essential Gay Films To Watch, Female Trouble

Female Trouble is a comedy crime film released in 1974. Written and directed by John Waters, this dark comedy stars Divine (in a dual role), David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, and Mink Stole. The film is about a woman, once a troubled teen, becomes an unapologetic mass murder who meets her death in the electric chair.

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