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Chef’s Special

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Chef’s Special (Fuera De Carta)

Director Nacho G. Velilla delivers no shortage of laughs in the 2008 Spanish comedy, Chef’s Special (Fuera de carta). This film stars Javier Camara as an accomplished chef doing his best to manage the chaos between his family, the staff at his restaurant, and his current love interest.

No Chocolate, No Rice

Essential Opinion: No Chocolate, No Rice

Being a micro-budget comedy, this film requires a bit of effort from the audience to overcome some technical issues, but the story and characters strong enough to make it worth a look. Available online, No Chocolate, No Rice is a lively gay movie that touches on a range of bigger issues even as it keeps viewers laughing.

Four More Years

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Four More Years (Fyra år till)

Released in 2010, the Swedish film Four More Years (Fyra år till) is a romantic comedy about finding love through failure. Directed by Tova Magnusson and starring actors David Holst and Eric Ericson, this surprising love story unfolds between two career politicians who are aligned on opposite ends of the political spectrum.

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

Essential Opinion: My Big Gay Italian Wedding (Puoi Baciare Lo Sposo)

Homophobia is not the only obstacle to Italian same-sex weddings in Alessandro Genovesi’s latest romantic comedy. Based on the well-known Broadway play, the feel-good film reveals the many hurdles of a homosexual couple that wants to fully commit. Emphasis is placed not so much on the legal and social issues that endanger their marriage, but rather on the hazards of their comical adventure as they make their way to the ceremony.

Men To Kiss

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Men To Kiss (Männer zum Knutschen)

This romance film is centred on a gay couple whose relationship is under attack by an old friend. Directed by Robert Hasfogel, the comedy was released in 2012 and stars Frank Christian Marx, Udo Lutz and Alexandra Starnitzky. Men To Kiss (Männer zum Knutschen) was co-written by Marcus Lachmann, Frank Christian Marx and André Schneider.

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