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A Love To Hide

A Love to Hide (French title: Un amour à taire) is a French film made for television, directed by Christian Faure, which aired in 2005.

The action takes place in France during the Second World War.

A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrays them while attempting their way to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood friend Jean, a homosexual living a clandestine love affair with his lover, Philippe.

They are safe for the moment, thanks to Jean’s plan to pass her off as a Christian employee of his laundromat. However, a bad decision made by Jean’s troublesome brother, Jacques, causes Jean to be wrongly accused of being the lover of a German officer. Jean is then forced into a Nazi labor camp.

It is one of those rare films that depict homosexual deportation during World War II. It is loosely based on the book by Pierre Seel, entitled Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel.

Cast

Jérémie Renier     …     Jean
Louise Monot     …     Sarah / Yvonne
Bruno Todeschini     …     Philippe
Michel Jonasz     …     Armand Lavandier
Charlotte de Turckheim     …     Marcelle Lavandier
Nicolas Gob     …     Jacques
Olivier Saladin     …     Breton

This is one of the most sad-yet-beautiful gay movies I’ve seen, as one might expect from a Nazi movie theme, where gay people must face terrible fate, but this movie is not just telling the story on the concentration camp, it tells about the dynamic of a family where jealousy reared its ugly head.

It was well-written and well-acted, deserved to be on the top of not just the best gay-themed movies, but also one of the best movies.

Some pics for you

Jérémie Renier

Bruno Todeschini

Nicolas Gob

Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZU4dKBDSuEQ

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Eating Out 3: All You Can Eat (2009)

Eating Out: All You Can Eat reunites Rebekah Kochan (Tiffani from the first two Eating Out films) and Mink Stole from the second, but more importantly, it introduces audiences to a quartet of sexy queer guys who are often—but not always—like the characters they play on screen.

The plot has Casey (Daniel Skelton), who is crushed on Zack (Chris Salvatore), posing as Tiffani’s ex, Ryan (Michael Walker)— a stripper—to help Zach get over his ex, Lionel (John C. Stallings). Needless to say, comedy—and nudity—ensue.

Tiffani and her friend Casey try to lure the gorgeous Zack with a phony online profile using the image of Tiffani’s buff ex, Ryan… which works fine until the real Ryan shows up. Only through some fancy footwork, advice from his Aunt Helen and mentor Harry, and a daring sexual escapade can Casey figure out how to set things right and perhaps even find the love he’s been seeking.

Cast:

Rebekah Kochan        …     Tiffani von der Sloot
Daniel Skelton        …     Casey
Chris Salvatore        …     Zack
Michael E.R. Walker    …     Ryan
Julia Cho        …     Tandy
Mink Stole        …     Helen
Leslie Jordan        …     Harry
John Stallings        …     Lionel

The only thing worth watching from this movie is that the four leading gay characters are out actors 😛

Daniel Skelton

Chris Salvatore

Michael E.R. Walker

John Stallings

Funny quote:

Ryan: Jesus Mary Jenna Jameson!
Tiffany: I’ve never heard that without anything in my pussy before.

Trailer:

Billy Elliot (2000)

Billy Elliot is a 2000 British drama film written by Lee Hall and directed by Stephen Daldry. Set in the fictional town of ‘Everington’ in the real County Durham, UK, it stars Jamie Bell as 11-year-old Billy, an aspiring dancer, Gary Lewis as his coal miner father, Jamie Draven as Billy’s older brother, and Julie Walters as his ballet teacher. In 2001, author Melvin Burgess was commissioned to write the novelization of the film based on Lee Hall’s screenplay. The story was adapted for the West End stage as Billy Elliot the Musical in 2005; it opened in Australia in 2007 and Broadway in 2008.

The film was theatrically released by the Motion Picture Association of America with an R rating for “language”, when released on video, the film was re-cut to a PG-13 for “some thematic elements”; this cut version removes many of the used F-words.

The film is set during the UK miners’ strike (1984–1985) and centres on the life of Billy (Jamie Bell), his love of dance and his hope to become a professional ballet dancer. Billy’s father (Gary Lewis) and brother Tony (Jamie Draven) are both out on strike. Billy’s mother is no longer alive and Billy and Tony’s nan (Jean Heywood) also lives with the family.

Billy is taken to the boxing gym by his father, but he finds out that he doesn’t really like the sport. Part of the boxing gym is used by a ballet class because their usual studio in the basement of the sports centre is being used as a soup kitchen for the striking miners. He is drawn in by the ballet teacher (Julie Walters), and with her help, secretly starts taking ballet class. Billy’s father finds out after the boxing teacher makes comment of Billy’s absence. Billy is then forbidden to dance but continues secretly because he is becoming passionate about it.

As a consequence of Tony being arrested during a confrontation between police and striking miners, Billy misses an important audition for the Royal Ballet School. His ballet teacher goes to their house to tell his father about the missed opportunity. Billy’s father and brother, fearing that Billy will be seen as a “poof”, become outraged at the idea of him becoming a professional ballet dancer.

Once having seen Billy dance however, his father understands that ballet is Billy’s passion; and he takes him to an audition for the Ballet himself. Billy is accepted to the Royal Ballet, and moves out on his own at age 11 to attend the school.

The film ends with a scene that takes place about 14 years later, where Billy has finally reached his goal through dancing: the older Billy (dancer/actor Adam Cooper) takes the stage to perform the lead in Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake as his father and brother watch in the audience.

Cast

* Jamie Bell as Billy Elliot
* Julie Walters as Mrs. Georgia Wilkinson
* Gary Lewis as Jackie Elliot
* Jamie Draven as Tony Elliot
* Jean Heywood as Grandma
* Stuart Wells as Michael Caffrey
* Nicola Blackwell as Debbie Wilkinson
* Colin Maclachlan as Mr. Tom Wilkinson
* Billy Fane as Mr. Braithwaite
* Janine Blirkett as Jenny Elliot
* Adam Cooper as Billy Elliot, age 25
* Merryn Owen as Michael Caffrey, age 25
* Stephen Mangan as Dr Crane

This movie is surely one of the most encouraging story I’ve ever seen, the struggle of a Billy Elliot in achieving things that he wants to do is really remarkable. Even though his father and his brother were against him, but they eventually came around and even supported him no matter what.

A picture of Jamie Bell, then and now

Fave quote:

Mrs. Wilkinson: So. Do we get the pleasure of your company next week?
Billy: It’s just, I feel like a right sissy.
Mrs. Wilkinson: Well don’t act like one. 50p please. And if you’re not coming again give us your shoes.
Billy: [thinks] No, you’re all right.
Mrs. Wilkinson: Right.

Trailer:

Blake Lewis in Modesto

I found a clip of Blake Lewis’ performance in Modesto, yayyy

and a pitcher of him

Blake at X-Fest From The ModestoBee.com

Live performance and interview of Blake Lewis at X-Fest

http://videos.modbee.com/vmix_hosted_apps/p/media?id=2010468&f=CAMOD

enjoy 🙂

Blake Lewis on KTLA Morning News

A performance of Blake Lewis in KTLA Morning News

you could hear the interview here

Video from Real Magic TV at the Canal Room!

Another live performance of Blake Lewis 🙂

a pitcher for you guys 🙂