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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.

Moffie

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.

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.

Moffie

Gay Essential Review: Moffie at BFI London Film Festival

Set in a gruelling military environment in the early 1980’s, Oliver Hermanus’ film is his most brutal to date, unflinchingly depicting a toxic, masculine regime that serves only to indoctrinate the nation’s youth into a repugnant racist, homophobic ideology.

These Peculiar Days

Gay Essential Review: These Peculiar Days (Los Días Particulares) at Iris Prize LGBT+ Film Festival

Director Chucho E, Quintero explores youthful relationships by pulling the teens away from their phones and into this remote location, forcing confrontation and stresses to come to the surface. With little space to breathe and no escape from each other, the location has been used as an effective tool to explore these youthful relationships.

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.

Gay Essential Review: End of the Century (Fin De Siglo) at BFI London Film Festival

After a hookup in a city the two lead characters are both briefly visiting, they discover a past connection that dramatically alters their perspectives of each other. It’s not the simple “love at first sight” film that it initially appears to be – and is all the more intriguing because of it.

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