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...”
“My favorite LGBT film still has to be Go Fish. I saw it in France at the 1995 Paris Gay and Lesbian film festival. It was my first LGBT film fest and it was huge! I went with a bunch of friends and when it was over, I was blown away. It was personal, political, universal, and gorgeous! I admired how Rose Troche used experimental filmmaking and loved Guinevere Turner‘s writing which was funny and sexy, yet also focused on the politics of bisexuality, dating, and sex. It was THE movie that made me decide to just do it and make lesbian film. Six months later, I was making my first short film, KOKO, an all-lesbian version of Breathless by Godard. It screened at over 80 film festivals and brought me to my first Frameline and Outfest. I’ve been a dedicated lesbian filmmaker ever since!”
Check out Anna’s charming lesbian comedy, Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? — now available on WolfeOnDemand.com! Click below to watch the trailer now and enjoy the film on streaming and download — available worldwide!
“I owe so much of my artistic POV to all the queer films I saw growing up… I love the humor and intelligence of Love! Valour! Compassion!; the style, musicality and reinvention of my favorite genre in Cabaret; the envelope pushing of a major studio and A-listers when it wasn’t cool that was Philadelphia… BUT I would have to say my favorite queer film is Parting Glances because it’s the first time I remember seeing those characters on screen (albeit via VHS on my parents’ TV almost 10 years after it was made). And not only were those characters on that screen, they were unapologetic, especially Steve Buscemi‘s Nick who brimmed with a magnetically visceral blend of optimism and anarchy.”
Check out Cory’s smash wonderfully sex gay drama, Getting Go: The Go Doc Project — coming to DVD August 5th or see it early on VOD July 8th! Click thru to watch the trailer now!
“My favorite LGBT movie… Let me think… Brokeback Mountain – I know, it’s a pretty lame choice, but I just love horses… No, joking apart, there are quite a lot of LGBT films I love. A Single Man immediately pops into my mind – such a beautiful and poetic movie that really moved me. Blue is the Warmest Color is another one – a strong, honest, powerful film. I also like Summerstorm and many many more…”
“I think one of my favorite LGBT films is Running with Scissors. I’ve always felt like that movie just ‘got’ me. Watching it, suddenly my mother’s crazy antics and my father’s in ability to recognize I exist were not quite as devastating as I thought. Augusten Burroughs deserves a survival medal! Since I can’t choose just one, Christopher and His Kind warms my heart. I’m a sucker for period films. Getting a glimpse into a world and another time when living as a queer soul was so very different fascinates me! Both of these are masterfully captured. I can even watch them on mute and just let the images flicker by. Mesmerizing!”
Check out Sean’s new gay thriller, Truth — available now on digital from WolfeOnDemand.com. Click thru to watch the trailer now!
“I think I have two that have moved me the most. The first is from a while back called No Night is Too Long which was only released on DVD. Not many people have seen it stateside. I enjoyed the relationship between the two main characters. For a film made in 1996, I think it was ahead of its time for Gay cinema. The other I recently saw at a film festival called Out in the Dark from Israel. Again, this was another example of a film in which the main characters happen to be gay, and not just a gay film. The storyline was real. This is the kind of cinema that I related to the most. We need to see more films like this.”
Check out Rob’s new gay thriller, Truth — available now on digital from WolfeOnDemand.com. Click thru to watch the trailer now!
“This is a very easy question for me — it’s two films, actually, and they’re both British. And the first one is my all-time favorite because I didn’t know I was going to a gay movie — My Beautiful Laundrette — but when I saw Daniel Day Lewis kiss his business partner/ex-boyfriend my heart came through my chest. It’s so personal and amazing and he’s definitely my favorite character in any gay film — my second fave is Beautiful Thing about the two boys living in the housing project in London. I love the acting in that movie, I love the mother in particular and just the fact that these lower-class boys fell in love and they were so brave about the way they finally opened up and fell in love.”
Check out Doug’s terrific new gay action-comedy-thriller, Hot Guys with Guns — available on DVD and digital at fine retailers and platforms everywhere from Wolfe. Click thru to watch the trailer and then rent or buy the film on streaming or download below via WolfeOnDemand.com — the world wide LGBT movie platform.
“I keep going back to The Boys in the Band, the film version of Mart Crowley‘s play about a group of pre-Stonewall gay friends gathering for a drunken birthday party. The first time I saw it as a teenager it was kind of horrifying, since I didn’t know any gay people and these guys seemed positively miserable and reveled in tearing each other down. But now I can see the humor, the brilliantly drawn characters, the friendship and camaraderie, and a vividly depicted time capsule of the moment right before gay liberation exploded. Honorary mention goes to Parting Glances, My Own Private Idaho, Victor/Victoria and Hold Me While I’m Naked.”
Check out Jeffrey’s terrific new documentary, I Am Divine — available on digital and DVD from Wolfe Video. Watch the trailer below and go ahead and rent or own it on digital now via WolfeOnDemand.com — the worldwide LGBT movie platform.
“My favorite LGBT film is also my favorite Wong Kar-Wai film: Happy Together. Raw, touching, and poetic, its power is still as poignant today as when I first saw it on a shitty VCD in 1997. An example of what cinema can be, and a reminder on why I wish to continue to make films.”
Check out Yen’s terrific new gay drama, Pit Stop — now available on DVD and digital from Wolfe. Click thru to watch the trailer and then rent or own the film on digital now!