Tell No One

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Tell No One (Come non detto)

Released in 2012, Tell No One (Come non detto) is an Italian romantic comedy directed by Ivan Silvestrini. The film is based on a novel with the same name penned by Roberto Proia. The film stars Josafat Vagni and Jose Dammert, and tells the story of a young man who struggles to tell his family that he is gay.

Last Summer

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Last Summer

Set in rural Arkansas, Last Summer presents a classic “last summer before college” love story between two young men. Jonah (Sean Rose) and Luke (Samuel Pettit) are high school sweethearts who sense the end of their relationship is at hand as Jonah prepares to leave for college.

The Garden Left Behind

Gay Essential Opinion: The Garden Left Behind

The film follows Tina, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who has spent the vast majority of her life in the United States. Living with her grandmother, Tina is hoping to raise the money for the next step in her transition, while dealing with a long term boyfriend who appears embarrassed to be seen with her in public. Elsewhere, the film tackles important themes such as violence against trans women, and the normalised prejudice against the community.

Dream On

Gay Essential Films To Watch, Dream On

Released in June 2013, Dream On is a film written and directed by Lloyd Eyre-Morgan. It is Eyre-Morgan’s directorial debut. The film is a coming-of-age story and is set in the summers of 1988/9 in remote Wales, and stars Bragley Cross, Joe Gosling, Emily Spowage and Janet Bamford.

The Shiny Shrimps

The Shiny Shrimps, Gay Essential Talks to Cédric Le Gallo

The Shiny Shrimps (Les crevettes pailletées) has been a box office hit in France, and has provoked debate on the issue of homophobia in sport. “It was a huge debate in France. I did the cover of L’Equipe, which is the main sports magazine in France. They did something brave by publishing a cover showing me and my teammate kissing each other, and some of the readers of the magazine responded negatively, saying they’d never buy the magazine anymore.”

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