Gay Film – #Credence – A Must See

gay filmThere are some movies whose mere conception capture an audience and hold them until the film is brought to fruition. From the onset of the Indiegogo campaign that brought Credence to life, this film has done that.

The men and women involved had high hopes. The wanted to redefine the portrayal of LGBT people in film. In that, this piece of cinematic art is a smashing success.

I sat down last night with some popcorn and a great amount of anticipation. By the teary end of this movie all I could utter was More, please moreDon’t let the sci-fi tag turn you off, this is drama at its finest with science fiction elements as a backdrop.

It is going to leave you wanting more.

Credence, is available at Vimeo On Demand

Gay Film – The International Version

I enjoy gay cinema, particularly foreign gay cinema which to me, often seems so much richer than what’s usually produced here in the US. So here’s a spotlight on just a few. Hope you enjoy.

Boys Like US – Germany

Rudolf, Gabriel and Nicolas are best buddies and very similar. They’re not just all in their thirties and gay, but also lovable, big-city neurotics. After an abrupt end to a relationship, Rudolf wants to leave Paris. He wants to get his life back on track, and the best place for this mammoth task seems to him to be the picturesque place of his birth in the Austrian mountains.
When Gabriel and Nicolas learn of his plans, they quickly decide to follow. This charming trio is not clear what lies ahead …

BOYS LIKE US – Offizieller deutscher Trailer from Queer Cinema TV on Vimeo.

Scrum – Australia

The lives of a self-assured Canadian jock, a chubby Irish backpacker and a stoic Japanese outsider change when they vie for a position in the gay rugby world cup.

SCRUM TRAILER from Poppy Stockell on Vimeo.

Candy – Korea

Gay teen Candy can’t seem to make friends at high school. He is drawn to Cheolsoo, who is also a loner, but neither has the ability to save one another. Candy, now an adult, is living with Cheolsoo. He goes to meet his First Love, so he can get rid of an older man who is annoying him, but the former eventually deserts him. In the end, it is Cheolsoo who accompanies Candy to meet the older man, but Cheolsoo cannot help Candy.

QUEER MOVIE CANDY – Trailer from 99film on Vimeo.

Gay and 50 – Best Day Ever

Because I can so relate…

David’s turning 50 and having a Mid-life Crisis! Along with relationship issues and career problems, he must come to terms with aging, and that his life hasn’t gone how he expected it to. He realizes that he only has about 35 years left, and struggles to answer questions about his life, if he’s made the right choices, where did he go wrong… what will he do with the rest of his life?

Fate takes a turn when he unexpectedly meets a 15-year younger man who shows him that age does not matter, and that maybe his future happiness is right in front of him.

Best Day Ever is based on writer/director Jeff London and writer/producer James Steven Handshoe’s true life events. How Jeff still being single at age 49, and the anxiety of turning 50, brought him to a place of realization about his choices along the way. If he had made one minor change along his life’s road, he would have never met the love of his life.
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Silent Youth – Gay Film Trailer (video)

silent youth

A poetic coming-out story that unfolds when two boys bump into each other on the streets of Berlin, unaware that a casual sequence of events will change their lives drastically. After a brief exchange, Marlo can’t resist his immediate attraction to Kirill and starts following him through the city. Soon they begin to amiably wander together, and a strange and subtle relationship begins to brew between them, becoming more confusing the more Kirill exposes about himself. SILENT YOUTH centers on those oft-forgotten moments when falling in love, from the first approach to awkwardly sitting across from each other not knowing what to say.

 

Barbie Boy – LGBT Short Film

Winner of audience awards in film festivals all over the world, “Barbie Boy” is the recipient of the Alfred C. Kinsey Award for its major contribution to the discussion of gender. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this one.

Barbie Boy from Nick Corporon on Vimeo.

Pale Blue – LGBT Short Film

A college kid struggling to find the courage to be who he really is.

Pale Blue from Tommy Oceanak.

Coming out in the 1970s (video)

Coming out in the 1970s Documentary from Gabriel Gasca on Vimeo.

A Place of My Own – Short Film

A young boy caught between his conservative mother’s scrutiny and his own desire to dress in girls’ clothes. This divide erects irreversible barriers between his mother and himself.

As I watched this I couldn’t help but note the similarities occurring in my own family over a young niece’s coming out.

 

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Harley – A Sneak Peek at this Upcoming Gay Film

So far it’s short clips strung together and you’ll still see some watermarks. But the quality of the actors, the message, and the tension behind all of it caught my attention quickly. I think it will do the same for you. Let me know what you think.

 

Worst Thing About Coming Out

We hear a lot of stories, especially recently, about the wonders of coming out. Here’s an interesting documentary about what an LGBT person goes through and what happens after that momentous occasion. A common theme in this film, and what I often see in real life, is that teens especially fear their parent’s reaction much more than they do their peers. Or is it as one person suggests, that you are perpetually coming out? You decide.

Worst Thing About Coming Out: stories of identity oppression 60 minutes documentary from Rob Schmidt on Vimeo.