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...”
“We do not go to see films very often, maybe once every month. But when we do we choose carefully and it usually is a film we remember for years. We remember a great wonderful work of art, and this is Brokeback Mountain. We also remember and will always do so: Priscilla. And we do the same with two films made by the Swiss film-director Marcel Gisler: Rosie and De Fögi isch en Souhund (Fogi is a Bastard).”
Watch Ernst and Robi and their amazing true story in the acclaimed drama/documentary, The Circle — on DVD and digital from Wolfe.
“Paris is Burning is by far one of my top favorite LBGTQ films of all time. The fashions, the walks, the shade, and the ELEGANZA of New York’s ballroom scene has been a major influence on gay culture over the years. Paris is like the bible of queerfolk; it reminds us of the struggle and resilience of our gay forefathers during a time when drag was underground, AIDS ran rampant, and it was a known fact that a woman does carry an evening bag at dinner time. Amen.”
Discover Michelle’s new romantic comedy-drama, Boy Meets Girl — coming to DVD and digital in April!
“My favorite LGBT film is: Oh, that’s difficult, there are so many great films. I think When Night is Falling was a very special experience for me. They showed it in a really big cinema in Cologne — at a time when most LGBT films you had to hunt for on VHS under the counter! I was fascinated by the mind-blowing pictures and the playfulness of Patricia Rozema telling this story, and by the strength of the characters. Also I worshiped the way Jamie Babbitt took on LGBT issues in But I’m a Cheerleader. The film is so well observed and so funny, all wrapped in this bon bon world — and the true emotions are pointed out in such a tender way.”
Discover Petra’s new lesbian feature, Happy End — available now on DVD and digital! Watch the trailer and then rent or own on digital now — available worldwide!
“My favorite LGBT film might just be Monika Treut’s The Virgin Machine (Die Jungfraumachine) — and not just because it’s a great film, and not just because of how it epitomizes that time, the late ’80s; but because it’s also got one of my favorite all-time performance artist/actresses in it: Shelly Mars. If you don’t know about this woman — who has traveled the long road from Drag King to Homo Bonobo — now is the time to find out!”
Check out Juliet’s amazing lesbian classic, Kamikaze Hearts — available for the first time on digital from WolfeOnDemand. Watch the trailer and then rent or own on digital now — available worldwide!
“My first, was Donna Deitch’s Desert Hearts because it mattered. It mattered to me coming out; it mattered to me as a butch. Now as a filmmaker, I would have to choose Dee Rees’ Pariah and Anna Margarita Albelo’s Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? The opening of Pariah made me say out loud, “THIS is how you start a movie.” And the black and white images in Who’s Afraid I play over and over in my head; Guinevere Turner was perfect. These filmmakers dropped me into an amazing filmic world they created and I thank them for it.”
Discover Mary’s modern lesbian classic, Desi’s Looking for a New Girl — available for the first time on digital from WolfeOnDemand. Watch the trailer and then rent or own on digital now — available worldwide!
“I would have to say But I’m a Cheerleader. The concept of a program that tries to make homosexuals into heterosexuals in an almost rehab-like environment was hilarious and seeing Ru Paul attempt to be straight was priceless! That’s definitely my favorite.”
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“My fave LGBT movie? I have numerous. To name just a few — Imagine Me and You, Entre Nous with the delicious French actresses Isabelle Huppert and Mioux Mioux, Desert Hearts (classic, timeless) and If These Walls Could Talk 2, But I’m a Cheerleader and Show Me Love. Concussion. Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf for comedy. It’s endless, really. I could go on…endlessly. Each of these films has resonated with me for different heartfelt reasons. I loved The Hunger with Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon. Very sexy, especially with the piano scene. Lakme music. I am clearly attracted to the older woman/younger woman theme here. But In this case, a little extreme, hundreds of years difference. If I had to pick just two it would be Desert Hearts and If These Walls Could Talk 2.”
That’s Kate on the left with co-director Shauna MacDonald! Discover Kate’s hot new lesbian drama, Tru Love now on from Wolfe Video (and also available on VOD)! Watch the trailer now!
“I’ve never been a big ‘Hollywood Ending’ fan so my two picks are complicated and tragic tearjerkers. My favorite LGBT movies are – First: Laurence Anyways -from the dynamic Quebec filmmaker, Xavier Dolan. I adored Laurence and Fred – I was fighting for them to make their relationship work, deeply felt their despair and then finally breathed during their rebirth – what a powerful journey Dolan takes us on. I was shaky when I left the theatre. And my runner up is Before Night Falls, with Javier Bardem‘s incredible performance as Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas – Wow! Both films still linger in my mind today.”
Discover Shauna’s hot new lesbian drama, Tru Love coming to DVD November 4 from Wolfe Video (and now available on VOD)! Watch the trailer now!