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Gay And Lesbian Films

The best gay and lesbian films, including top ten lists and reviews of such classics as "La Cage Aux Folles," "Desert Hearts," "Go Fish," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch,"Longtime Companion" and many others.

Another Gay Movie
Crude, lewd, and pretty freakin' funny: Todd Stephens' unrated and unrelentingly queer take on every teenage sex comedy ever made is a spoof that nobody could ever call "not gay enough."

Agnes and His Brothers
In writer-director Oskar Roehler's farce Agnes and His Brothers, Cologne is populated with freakishly exaggerated characters. With Moritz Bleibtreu, Martin Weiss, Katja Rieman and Herbert Knaup.

Aimee and Jaguar
Max Farberböck's film is passionate, true-life chronicle of lesbian lovers in Nazi Germany.

But I'm a Cheerleader
Natasha Lyonne gets sent to "homosexual rehab" camp in Jamie Babbit's dark comedy.

Brokeback Mountain
Ang Lee's "Brokeback Mountain" is an epic love story about gay cowboys and that, in itself, is something. Otherwise, the film, adapted from an Annie Proulx short story, is not one to get particularly excited over. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal star.

Benjamin Smoke
Jem Cohen and Peter Sillen's documentary about the life and death of Atlanta punk rocker Benjamin Smoke.

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
A romantic comedy about a gay man making his way in the film industry.

Boys Don't Cry
Kimberly Pierce's directorial debut is gripping work. The true story of Brandon Teena also features outstanding performances by academy award winner Hilary Swank and Chloe Sevigny.

The Broken Hearts League
Greg Berlanti first feature focuses on the lives, loves and friendships of a gr oup of late twenty-something West Hollywood gay men.

Cage aux folles, La
The classic French film. Forget Robin William's in The Bird Cage. See the original and laugh your head off.

The Celluloid Closet
This must see documentary provides an excellent history to the portrayal of gays and lesbian in cinema.

The Children's Hour
Audrey Hepburn and Shirley Maclaine star in this classic film about two teachers falsely accused of a lesbian relationship.

Chuntney Popcorn

The Dying Gaul
Craig Lucas couldn't have assembled a better cast for his independent drama "The Dying Gaul." Campbell Scott, Patricia Clarkson, and Peter Sarsgaard do their thesbian best, but nothing can save a film whose plot depends on the feverish, clicking, typing and beeping that goes on in an Internet chat room.

The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Fenton Baily and Randy Barbato's documentary about televanglist Tammy Faye Bakker Messner. Narrated by RuPaul.

Get Real
School's out and so is Steven Carter. Official site of English director Steven Shore's first feature film.

Gods and Monsters
The aging director (Ian McKellen) of the Bride of Frankenstein falls for his gardener. This is a wonderful film.

Go Fish
How many kinds of tea can one lesbian keep in her cupboard? A film by Rose Troche.

The Hanging Garden
This impressively mature first feature from Thom Fitzgerald examines the emotional tribulations of a family on the brink of destruction.

Home At The End Of The World - Review
A review of Michael Mayers first feature "A Home At the End of the World" adapted from Michael Cunningham's debut novel. Earnest and often moving, the film falls sinks into the dreaded pitt of melodrama. Colin Farrell, Sissy Spacek, Dallas Roberts and Robin Penn Wright star.

I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
The Washington Post gives a rave review to this first feature by Canadian Patricia Rozema. This film is absolutely lovely.

The Incredible True Story of Two Teenage Girls in Love
Writer/director Maria Maggenti 's lovely film about - well the title tells it all. A film you don't want to miss.

Km. O
Fourteen lonely lives intersect at kilometer zero in the heart of Madrid on a sweltering summer day. The ensuing Midsummer-night sex comedy is directed by Juan Luis Iborra and Yolanda Garcia Serrano.

Lawless Heart
Interwoven stories about love lost and found -- and one particularly fine corkscrew. Neil Hunter and Tom Hunsinger's second collaboration stars Tom Hollander, Bill Nighby, Clementine Celarie, and Douglas Henshall.

The Living End
A morally charged statement about the AIDS crisis. Take a harrowing road trip, Greg Araki style.

Longtime Companion
Though it plays like a soap opera, this warm and compassionate film focuses on a group of friends in Fire Island and the emergence of AIDS in their community.

My Beautiful Laundrette
Catch the stunning Daniel Day Lewis in an early role. Directed by Stephen Frears.

My Summer of Love

The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me
Tim Kirkman'a adaptation of David Drake's one man play.

Party Monster
Macaulay Culkin stars in the true story of club kid Michael Alig in this Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato's film.

Paris is Burning
Jennie Livingston's extraordinary film documents the Harlem transsexual ball circuit of the mid-eighties.

Parting Glances
Bill Sherwood's film is the perhaps the best movie ever made about gays in the United States.

Prey For Rock And Roll
Gina Gershon gives a power-house performance in Alex Steyermark's "Prey For Rock & Roll," the story of four women in a struggling Los Angeles punk band. Shelly Cole and Lori Petty co-star as starry eyed lesbian lovers before tragedy strikes.

Saving Face
Alice Wu makes her directorial debut with the lesbian Chinese-American romantic comedy "Saving Face." The funny and touching--if formulaic--film stars newcomers Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen and the still luminous Joan Chen.

Jon Shear makes an auspicious directorial debut with a highly original take on a tale of lust and trauma.

Jonathan Lisecki's terrific independent film about the extrememly entertaining Gayby. Jenn Harris, Matthew Wilkas, Mike Doyle, and Jonathan Lisecki star.

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