Gay-Friendly Blu-rays

ptb2020

Agent
Joined
Jan 6, 2020
Messages
45
Real Name
Paul Trevor Bale
No Max in this one - I would have alerted you all to that, had it been so...!
What a relief. Before The Fall, German movie with Max in, is very homoerotic without having any overtly gay characters. Max looked delicious in it, spending a lot of the time in just a pair of shorts.
95B95C0F-C4D1-4A10-BC35-A534E6EC16E8.jpeg
 
Last edited:

KeithDA

Second Unit
Joined
Jul 25, 2012
Messages
412
Location
Darlington, UK
Real Name
Keith
Before The Fall, German movie with Max in, is very homoerotic without having any overtly gay characters.
Max in 'Free fall' and 'Sense 8' was certainly not hard on the eye (and he appears sans culottes).
In the poster above, he looks a bit too young for me ;)
 
Last edited:

ptb2020

Agent
Joined
Jan 6, 2020
Messages
45
Real Name
Paul Trevor Bale
Has Consequences been discussed here yet? The film came out in France last year.
First LGBT movie from Slovakia. Rather good,
5F754340-18DD-4BDA-A8EA-7488E8F6CAE3.jpeg

not many laughs, but some sexy people and scenes.

After being sent to a youth detention centre, 18-year-old Andrej has to fight for his place within the group of inmates while getting closer to Zeljko, their informal leader, and struggling to keep his repressed secret in the dark.
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: Mark-W

JoelA

Cinematographer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2009
Messages
3,188
Location
The Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
Real Name
Joel Arndt
Have any of you boys seen the 2019 film Last Ferry which is streaming on Netflix now? It takes place on Fire Island. I found it to be disturbing and not very entertaining with a less than satisfying ending. It seemed like something filmed long ago. Thoughts?
 

cinemiracle

Screenwriter
Joined
May 1, 2015
Messages
1,162
Real Name
Peter
Have any of you boys seen the 2019 film Last Ferry which is streaming on Netflix now? It takes place on Fire Island. I found it to be disturbing and not very entertaining with a less than satisfying ending. It seemed like something filmed long ago. Thoughts?
Not a very good film. A bit far-fetched.I am watching the new Disney series LOVE VICTOR- A pleasant series but not as good as the film LOVE SIMON.
 
  • Like
Reactions: JoelA and Mark-W

Mark-W

Cinematographer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jan 6, 1999
Messages
3,192
Real Name
Mark
Not a very good film. A bit far-fetched.I am watching the new Disney series LOVE VICTOR- A pleasant series but not as good as the film LOVE SIMON.
I just finished Love, Victor, too. When I started, I thought, "This is never going to be as good as the film." Then it kept making me happy. I will say, as, with many a TV show, it had the same issues with pacing that TV shows that could be a movie suffer from. And in the end, it is a TV show that ends
with a clifhanger
.

I liked it more for its parts than its whole. I also think even I could edit it down to a 2.5-hour movie and it would be better than this five-hour version, cutting out much of the meandering.

The cast is great and it was worth the time. A nice way to spend time in the evening when a 30-minute episode worked better before bed than a two-hour film. I also loved that this is focused on a Latino family and the cast is diverse without it feeling forced. It is on Hulu.
 
Last edited:

Will Krupp

Effects Supervisor
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2003
Messages
2,715
Location
PA
Real Name
Will
It is on Hulu.
Which, it should be noted, is only because Disney + got scared off from running it on the "mother ship" and it was sloughed off on Hulu at a relatively late moment.

I haven't started it yet but I'm looking forward to it. Glad it passes the "Walker Test" :D

By the way, I started PLACE TO CALL HOME, thanks for the tip!! I DO like it!
 
  • Love
Reactions: Mark-W

Will Krupp

Effects Supervisor
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Oct 2, 2003
Messages
2,715
Location
PA
Real Name
Will
I might have enjoyed it had it not been for the Disney buyout of Fox and the involvement of Greg Berlanti.
I'm confused, do you mean lack of involvement from Berlanti? He directed the movie but I don't think he has anything to do with the series. Am I crazy?
 

bujaki

Cinematographer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jan 1, 2012
Messages
4,647
Location
Richardson, TX
Real Name
Jose Ortiz-Marrero
Olivia, available as a BD, but viewed on the Criterion Channel. This 1951 French film, subtly touching on the theme of lesbianism in a girls' school, is remarkable for the deft and understanding touch of a woman director (Jacqueline Audry of the original Gigi fame). The hothouse atmosphere is downplayed by the restrained acting of the headmistresses involved and the student, Olivia, who disrupts the delicate balance. Highly recommended.
 
  • Like
Reactions: MatthewA

ptb2020

Agent
Joined
Jan 6, 2020
Messages
45
Real Name
Paul Trevor Bale
I might have enjoyed it had it not been for the Disney buyout of Fox and the involvement of Greg Berlanti.
having read about how Disney interfered so much with Rise of Skywalker I despair for the future of Fox and the wonderful Fox back catalogue. Or Twentieth Century as we now are supposed to call this once great studio.
 

JoelA

Cinematographer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jul 2, 2009
Messages
3,188
Location
The Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH
Real Name
Joel Arndt
Anyone here seen the 2019 Brazilian film Cousins directed by Mauro Carvalho and Thiago Cazado? Cute film that has an ending I didn't expect and that was a good thing along with some frontal nudity. I thought the two leads Paulo Sousa and Thiago Cazado as the cousins of the title had good chemistry.

Well worth a watch.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Mark-W

Mark-W

Cinematographer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jan 6, 1999
Messages
3,192
Real Name
Mark
Anybody watched Scream, Queen on Shudder? It's a great exploration of the not-so-subtle subtext of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge and its impact on the career of star Mark Patton, as well as the subsequent embrace of the film by the queer community.
I bought the DVD of this (no Blu-ray available) and plan to watch it during my normal October cycle of 31 days of horror-themed films.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Stephen_J_H

Mark-W

Cinematographer
Senior HTF Member
Joined
Jan 6, 1999
Messages
3,192
Real Name
Mark
A great movie especially for lovers of dance.
My Blu-ray of And Then We Danced arrived this week.

I am happy to report that it includes several bonus features that were not listed, including a Q & A with the Director, a Director's Commentary track, and a few silly (for example, a "dance party" with the cast that is basically something you would post with your friends on FB) extras with the cast.

The Q & A was fascinating. It was shot in America, but the audience included many folks from Georgia. The Director, who is a Swede, talks about how the film is his "love-letter to Georgia."

He goes on to talk about how the film was inspired by hearing about Georgia's first Gay Pride march, which had about 50 marchers but was met with thousands of counter-protesters. He talks about how the general consensus is that the film portrays Georgia as more tolerant than it really is, which is a bit scary, but how the film's global success has shamed the country into adhering to some of the LGBT protections they had already enacted but were ignoring.

Other Q & A moments include spoilers for the film, so don't watch it before you've seen the film.


The commentary includes many great insights, though the director does occasionally fall into describing what we're seeing on the screen.

He also talks about the guerilla-style filmmaking they had to use since event thought they were supposed to be able to get approval to shoot the film, places like the dance studio would find out what the film was about and tell the filmmakers they could not use the space, leaving them scrambling to find another practice studio.

All in all much needed additional information in the bonus content for those of us with only an only pedestrian amount of information about Georgia. For example, the country is generally very intolerant, but then it is proud of this film now. The cast members to get stopped on the streets to get photos (They are not harassed.), but the film's screenings in Georgia needed police for it to even be shown for a few days.

The Director talks about Georgian culture, how it is very expensive to live there, no one has any privacy due to shared living spaces, everyone "chain-smokes," employees can be fired for any reason at any time, and folks remain in tight-knit families in order to survive.

My appreciation for the film just went from liking it to loving it.

The Blu-ray can be ordered at Amazon at this link:
Amazon product
Cheers!
 
Last edited:
  • Like
Reactions: JoelA

Forum Sponsors

Similar Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
344,468
Messages
4,710,920
Members
141,275
Latest member
Wadeheat3