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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

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:

Were The World Mine (2008)

Were The World Mine Poster

Were The World Mine Poster

Were the World Mine (2008) is a musical film directed by Tom Gustafson, and written by Cory James Krueckeberg and Tom Gustafson. Were the World Mine is a magical story of empowerment that culminates in a touching love story, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Were the World Mine stars Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Broadway star Judy McLane, soap opera legend Jill Larson, Nathaniel David Becker, and Zelda Williams.

Timothy is an openly gay student at a private boy’s school. Although now in his senior year, he is still persecuted by the aggressive rugby team. Timothy lives with his mother, who is struggling with her son’s sexuality, and his father is not a part of his life. Timothy is cast as Puck in the senior play ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. While reviewing his lines, he discovers the recipe for a magical flower wielding the power of love. Timothy utilizes the flower to have the bigoted town take a ‘walk in his shoes’. The entire town is thrown into chaos as previously heterosexual community members fall in love with their same-sex friends, bosses and co-workers. The school drama teacher guides Timothy towards the question of whether his actions have caused more harm than good. This film features several musical numbers.

Cast:

Tanner Cohen as Timothy
Wendy Robie as Ms. Tebbit
Judy McLane as Donna
Zelda Williams as Frankie
Jill Larson as Nora
Ricky Goldman as Max
Nathaniel David Becker as Jonathon
Christian Stolte as Coach Driskill
David Darlow as Dr. Bellinger
Brad Bukauskas as Cole
Parker Croft as Cooper
Reid Dawson as Russ
Waymon Arnette as Henry
Yoni Solomon as Bradley
Alexander Aguilar as Taylor
Zach Gray as Ian
Colleen Skemp as Becky
Julia Black as Crystal

Were The World Mine Scene

Were The World Mine Scene

Were The World Mine is a great movie, to be honest, I don’t like musical, because I find it kinda tacky, but this movie is not tacky at all, the stories are really imaginative and the music are great, I like the songs featured in the movie. Tanner Cohen did a great job in this movie, he and Nathaniel David Becker have a good chemistry going on in the movie, love them both 🙂

A picture of Tanner Cohen

Tanner Cohen

Tanner Cohen

One of Nathaniel David Becker

Nathaniel David Becker

Nathaniel David Becker

and Zelda Williams because she’s just awesome

Zelda Williams

Zelda Williams

Fave quote:

Donna: My son? He’s a fairy.
Woman: A fairy?
Donna: Yeah, in a play.
Woman: Ohh…
[laughing]
Donna: Well, in real life too.

Trailer

and here’s the video of Tanner Cohen and Nathaniel David Becker sing Were The World Mine

Wedding Wars (2006)

Wedding Wars is a 2006 LGBT romantic comedy film about gay marriage, but also family and politics. It handles a very sensitive emotional issue both lightly and seriously. It stars John Stamos as the lead character, wedding planner Shel, Eric Dane as his brother, James Brolin as the Governor of Maine, Bonnie Somerville as the Governor’s daughter, a gay marriage supporter, and Sean Maher as Ted, boyfriend of Shel (Stamos). It premiered on Monday, December 11, 2006 on the A&E Network.

Wedding Wars Poster

Wedding Wars Poster

It was well-received by gay audiences and Stamos appeared on the cover of The Advocate to promote the film. Although it is not the first television movie to have gay themes, it is the first about gay marriage.

Cast:

Eric Dane as Ben
John Stamos as Shel
James Brolin as Governor Welling
Bonnie Somerville as Maggie
Sean Maher as Ted

Wedding Wars Scene

Wedding Wars Scene

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I watched this movie on the DVD, and I found this movie quite hilarious, I like the way they portrayed a serious issue (equality on marriage) in a humorical kind of way.

Quote I like in the movie:

But you hate camping! It will be cold, and there’ll be bug, and Heath Ledger won’t come and cuddle with you.

John Stamos:

John Stamos

John Stamos

Eric Dane:

Eric Dane

Eric Dane

Sean Maher:

Sean Maher

Sean Maher

Trailer:

Touch of Pink (2004)

Touch of Pink is a 2004 movie about Alim (Jimi Mistry), a young gay Ismaili Muslim man. He faces the hardships of coming out of the closet to his mother Nuru (Suleka Mathew), as well as hardships in his relationship with Giles (Kristen Holden-Ried). Alim has an imaginary friend (or maybe a guardian angel or ghost friend, depending on how literally or symbolically one takes the film) who is supposedly Cary Grant. Grant (Kyle MacLachlan) gives Alim advice when Alim is in trouble. Unfortunately, the advice often seems to make more trouble.

Cast:

Jimi Mistry as Alim
Kyle MacLachlan as Spirit of Cary Grant
Suleka Mathew as Nuru
Kristen Holden-Ried as Giles
Brian George as Hassan
Veena Sood as Dolly
Raoul Bhaneja as Khaled
Liisa Repo-Martell as Delia

I liked this movie, the director could deliver this lightly although the subject was a heavy one. I think he did a great job on directing the movie.

A picture of Jimi Mistry

and one of Kristen Holden-Ried

best quote:

Nuru: Laughter is the very best medicine, hmm?
Alim: Then I must be in the placebo group.

trailer:

Cowboy Junction (2006)

“Cowboy Junction” was originally conceived as a short story entitled Me, Bobby McGee and the Gun. The simple yet sweet tale of two men who meet by chance and throw caution to the wind has always resonated for screenwriter Gregory Christian. “It is a fairy-tale of sorts,” he has said. “Just think back to the last time you fell in love with a stranger.” But this “boy meets boy” tale took on a completely different twist when he began adapting it as a short screenplay for entry into the film festival circuit. Suddenly, one of the boys was now a married man caught up in a world of homo-erotic fantasy and coveting his gardener (the Bobby McGee character now envisioned as a rugged cowboy).

When the script was ready, the problem of finding two suitable leads arose. While working at the Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival, Mr. Christian decided, after much debate, to cast himself as the MAN and fellow actor James Bobby as the COWBOY. Bobby was more than up for the task of tackling such challenging and tongue-in-cheek material. The wheels were in motion and a summer 2004 shoot was set. Gregory calls the short a “one-day wonder.” The entire piece was shot on a Saturday in August in less than 14 hours. When the final cut was ready, he began submitting it to numerous film festivals.

In May 2005, the “Cowboy Junction” short premiered at the Miami Film Festival. It played on multiple screens at the Regal Theatre as part of their wildly popular “Boys’ Shorts” program. The piece was a definite crowd pleaser and also garnered a cover on local Floridian magazine “411” as part of an article about the festival. The short was so well-received, Mr. Christian announced at the showings that the short would be pulled off the circuit and a feature would be going into production.

The script was ready, the cast and crew were in place and production was set for five days following the conclusion of the festival. The character of the wife was now a prominent part of the storlyine and would be played by veteran actress Elyse Mirto (another Kingsmen Shakespeare alumni). The tale was now a story of her husband’s sexual repression and gut-wrenching “coming out,” amongst the most dire of circumstances. The entire movie was a wonder in it’s own right: completed in nine days of total production time.

Cast:

Gregory Christian – The Husband
James Bobby – The Cowboy
Elyse Mirto – The Wife
Bryan Hixson – The Kid
Greg Fitzpatrick – Angry Cowboy Hustler
Matt Austin – Young Cowboy

I found this movie really boring, I guess I just don’t like movie about cheating, besides the acting was not really that good… I’ve no comment about the story, like I’ve said, I lost interest to watch this movie from start to the end.

A pitcher of James Bobby

at least one of the lead character was hott, lol

anyway, you could watch the trailer here