VIP Fave Q Movie Pick
Where we ask today’s hottest queer and queer-friendly filmmakers, stars and community leaders to answer the question:

“One of my favorite LGBT movies is...”

Louise Wadley (Director, All About E)

Posted on March 23, 2016  | Filed Under VIP Q Movie Pick

Louise Wadley

“My favorite LGBT film is a bit of a contradiction for me because I am generally not a fan of “Crying and Dying” lesbian genre movies but Lisa Cholodenko’s High Art just blew me away. I remember the first time I saw it I was devastated for days because I thought it was so good. It felt so exciting to be watching a lesbian film that was not a coming out story despite it being about a woman falling in love with a woman for the first time. Lisa Cholodenko’s portrayal of ambition and betrayal in the pretentious Manhattan art scene, her creation of a heroin chic aesthetic with Tami Reiker’s floating camera and nuanced performances by Ally Sheedy, Radha Mitchell, and Patricia Clarkson make this a total classic for me. To sneak in a few more; an oldie but a goodie and for sheer joy you cannot go past Desert Hearts. It changed the paradigm – a Hollywood movie with lesbian characters that did not end in disaster or suicide. WOW! And it took Donna Deitch years to raise the money. Respect. She blazed a trail – crowdfunding before the internet. Ira Sachs’ Keep the Lights On is another film that as filmmaker blew me away. And Andrew Haigh’s beautiful film – Weekend. Oh look at me – I can’t stop.”

Discover Louise Wadley’s wildly popular lesbian road movie, All About E, now on DVD and digital from WolfeVideo.com.

Julia Billington (Co-star, All About E)

Posted on February 22, 2016  | Filed Under VIP Q Movie Pick

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“Oh man! That’s a hard one… do I pick one of the first ones I ever saw: Loving Annabelle – which totally fuelled my whole teacher/older woman crush phase? Or do I go with D.E.B.S. because it was hilarious and light hearted and had hot women kicking butt? And then there’s Imagine Me & You with the to-die-for-talented and oh-so-gorgeous Lena Headey in it. I DO imagine me and you, Lena… I DO!”

Discover the wildly popular lesbian road movie, All About E, now on DVD and digital from WolfeVideo.com.

All About E from Wolfe Video on Vimeo.

Mandahla Rose (Co-star, All About E)

Posted on February 22, 2016  | Filed Under VIP Q Movie Pick

Mandahla Rose

“My favorite has always been Imagine Me & You. Lena Headey is gorgeous and her and Piper have such beautiful chemistry. Sometimes I find myself yelling out “you’re a wanker number 9” just for fun. I also enjoyed A Room in Rome, I can’t really remember much except that these two women spent an amazing night together just talking and being in each other’s company. But Imagine Me & You. Definitely my favorite.”

Discover the wildly popular lesbian road movie, All About E, now on DVD and digital from WolfeVideo.com.

All About E from Wolfe Video on Vimeo.

Josh Kim (Director, How To Win at Checkers – Every Time)

Posted on January 21, 2016  | Filed Under VIP Q Movie Pick

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“One of my favorite LGBT films is Big Eden. It showed me how filmmakers could create a fictional world that might not exist at the time, but one that could be possible. The films of Thomas Bezucha have been really influential to me as a filmmaker.”

Josh’s acclaimed gay drama, How To Win at Checkers (Every Time) is the official Thai selection for this year’s Oscars. Check out the trailer below and pre-order the film on DVD or VOD now — it’s available February 2nd — from WolfeVideo.com. Of course you’ll also want to enjoy Josh’s movie pick, Big Eden, newly available on Blu-ray and HD from Wolfe as well!

How to Win at Checkers (Every Time) from Wolfe Video on Vimeo.

Superstar Thai actor-model Toni Rakkaen headlines this striking debut feature from Korean-American writer-director Josh Kim. As the now grown Oat, he recalls his childhood experience of trying to rescue his gay older brother Ek (Thira Chutikul) from being drafted into military service. As Ek grapples with the gritty realities of life in Bangkok — working at a bar for male hustlers and sex-workers — he has also found love with his more privileged boyfriend Jai (Arthur Navarat). When the moment of truth arrives with the draft lottery these 21-year-olds must draw either a black or a red slip to possibly be conscripted into the armed forces. Who will be sent off to the service and who will get to stay home? In Thai with English Subtitles

Colette Bothof (Director, Summer)

Posted on September 29, 2015  | Filed Under VIP Q Movie Pick

“My favorite LGTB movie is… MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO. I am not even sure if it is considered a LGTB movie, but ever since the film came out in 1992, I have been fascinated by it’s (or mainly River Phoenix’s) sensuality, roughness and tenderness at the same time. The film is authentic, original, fresh, a bit weird and different. I loved it! The scene where River Phoenix declares his love to Keanu Reeves at the campfire still brings tears to my eyes.”

Discover Collette’s new coming-of-age romance, Summer — available for streaming and download now from WolfeOnDemand.com.

Patricia Velasquez (Star, Liz in September)

Posted on September 16, 2015  | Filed Under VIP Q Movie Pick

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Brokeback Mountain for me is one of the most poignant LGBT films of all times. Reminding me that there have always been men and women like these two characters. It touched me deeply. Especially coming from a Hispanic country where the idea of a macho man is so deep in our culture.”

Discover Patricia’s new lesbian romance, Liz in September — available now on DVD and digital.

Eric Schaeffer (writer-director, Boy Meets Girl)

Posted on August 10, 2015  | Filed Under VIP Q Movie Pick

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Longtime Companion is my favorite. I was so deeply moved on a micro and macro level by that film. It was both deeply personal and historically important albeit sadly for it’s tragic depiction of the genesis of the AIDS epidemic. I was equal parts profoundly frightened and profoundly inspired by the humanity the film portrayed.”

Discover Eric’s new romantic comedy-drama, Boy Meets Girl — now on DVD and digital!

Boy Meets Girl from Wolfe Video on Vimeo.

David Au (writer-director, Eat With Me)

Posted on July 2, 2015  | Filed Under VIP Q Movie Pick

David Au

The Wedding Banquet by Ang Lee is probably the first gay film I ever saw and it’s still on top of my list today. I remember watching it the first time, and found myself laughing hysterically and yet was touched by the characters at the same time. That’s when I first discovered the genre of dramedy and that a film does not always require an evil villain to forge conflicts. Another film I loved is Totally F***ed Up by Gregg Araki because it has such a raw portrayal on the angst and fear of being a gay teen that is still very relevant today.”

Watch David’s wonderful new comedy-drama, Eat With Me — on DVD and digital from WolfeVideo.com.

Eat With Me from Wolfe Video on Vimeo.

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