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Our Gay Film on DVD/Video pages include all available gay themed movies from the USA and the UK. There are some early gay classic films, many mainstream gay themed movies and all available independent gay films. Whether you're looking for a little erotic film, a gay romance, drama or just a good laugh, you'll find a film here to suit. If you're looking for a little taste of male flesh in the form of gay erotic film - click through to the sexuality/erotica section.

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Gay Movie Review of 24 Nights
Gay Movie Review of 24 Nights 24 Nights (1999)
Director: Kieran Turner
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Jonathan (Kevin Isola) has always believed in Santa, even despite his exasperated sister Marie's (Aida Turturro, The Sopranos) "lies" to the contrary. Now in his early twenties working in a New York gay bookstore, Jonathan knows that despite a string of failed affairs, he can, with a little help from Santa, still find that perfect man! He thinks he's found his present from Santa when he meets new co-worker Toby (David Burtka), a cute southerner and winner of the local "wet underwear" championship. But if Toby really is his gift from Santa, why is he exploding like a party animal all over the New York scene and why has he brought his older childhood sweetheart Keith (Stephen Mailer) along with him? As the shopping days count down to Christmas, Jonathan discovers that Santa doesn't always deliver what sexy gay boys want, he delivers what they deserve.

Gay Movie Review of Adventures of Felix
Gay DVD - Adventures of Felix

Adventures of Felix (2000)
Starring: Sami Bouajila, Patachou
Director: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau

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I can count on the fingers of one hand the gay-themed films I would watch more than once -- most of them are either catty sit-coms stretched out over two insufferable hours, or they're an excuse for badly acted soft-core porn. "The Adventures of Felix," bad title notwithstanding, is a pleasant surprise featuring normal, well-adjusted and attractive (in a real, non-Hollywood way) men. It's a picaresque saga of a young man hitchhiking from Normandy to Marseilles and the encounters he has along the way: some pleasant, some not, but all very real and surprising. There is one preposterous coincidence near the end of the film, but by then you're hooked on the characters' charm. My favorite gay film, with the possible exception of "Wild Reeds." 

Gay Movie Review of Alive & Kicking
Gay Movie Review of Alive & Kicking (1997) Alive & Kicking (1997)
Starring: Jason Flemyng, Antony Sher - Director: Nancy Meckler
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From the director of Sister, My Sister comes this tender, funny yet passionate love story about an HIV-positive ballet dancer falling in love in the face of illness. Tonio (Jason Flemyng of Hollow Reed and Stealing Beauty) is a young ballet dancer at the height of his career working with a dance troupe whose ranks have been decimated by AIDS and its future stability threatened by a director (Dorothy Tutin) engulfed in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s. Flamboyant, narcissistic and not an easy person to get close to, the handsome Tonio uses his tongue and his single-minded commitment to his career as a shield against others. Now sick himself with an AID-related illness, he continues to prepare for the ballet "Indian Summer." He also becomes attracted to Jack (Anthony Sher), an alcoholic, middle-aged therapist. Despite their differences in age, they fall in love. Written for the screen by Martin Sherman (Bent), this moving tale of endurance, survival and the redemptive power of love is deeply affecting despite the pedestrian handling by the director. The acting by the leads (as well as by Anthony Higgins in a small role as Tonio’s dying mentor) are dynamic.

Gay Movie Review of All Over The Guy
Gay Movie Review of All Over The Guy

All Over The Guy (2001)
Starring: Dan Bucatinsky, Richard Ruccolo, et al.

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 A contemporary romantic comedy about the universal quest for that one true love. All Over the Guy centers on an unlikely pair of two twenty-something's, Eli (Dan Bucatinsky) and Tom (Richard Ruccolo), who are thrown together by their respective best friends. They're both looking for 'the one,' but don't recognize it when they find it. They do everything they can to not fall for each other, stumbling over their own fears, family dysfunctions and foolish bouts of self-sabotage. Their comedy of errors rolls on, with the two oblivious to what everyone else can clearly see is in their hearts. Ultimately its' in the small moments of truth-the talk among trusted friends and the fear between new lovers-that the two find their way to a love that will last.

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Amazing Grace (1992)

Amazing Grace (1992)
Set in Tel Aviv, this intense, melancholy drama focuses on Jonathan, a gangly and romantic gay teenager who faces an early-life crisis when he finds himself abandoned by his lover. The youth's passions are rekindled after he befriends Thomas, the handsome, HIV-positive older son of his upstairs neighbor.  (Hebrew with subtitles)

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An Early Frost (1985)
The first TV movie to deal with AIDS, this outstanding, thoughtful and undeniably powerful drama is about a young, successful gay lawyer who learns he is HIV-positive and decides to confront his family with both his sexuality and illness.

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Apart From Hugh (1994)
A young, attractive former drifter named Colin is dissatisfied with his relationship to the older man who took him a few years ago. The lover (Hugh) has no idea anything is wrong.

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As Is
Although Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart is listed as the first Broadway production about AIDS, William M Hoffman's As Is was produced on Broadway the same year and won the 1995 Desk Drama Award for best new play and an Obie for Distinguished Playwriting.

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Gay Movie Review of Beautiful Thing

This tender story of two teenager's sexual coming of age in a working-class development in London is an inspiring, tender, emotional tale. Jamie is a reserved teen, close to his pub manager mom, who prefers old Hollywood musicals to sports. His friendship with his hunky neighbor Ste, a fellow student who suffers through a troubled family life, soon develops into a sexual and eventually a loving relationship. How the two boys tentatively handle their nascent sexual drives and how it affects their family and friends is handled in both a fresh and surprisingly upbeat fashion. A wonderful comedy-drama and possibly the best coming out film to date.

Gay Movie Review of Bedrooms and Hallways
Gay Movie Review of Bedrooms and Hallways

Bedrooms & Hallways (1998)
Rated: NR - Director: Rose Troche

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Leo (Kevin McKidd) is an endearing pup of a blue-eyed lad looking for old-fashioned romance with a happily ever after. Convinced to join a friend's drum-thumping New Men's Group ("Let these strong loving men heal you!" begs leader Simon Callow, who all but steals the film as a man in touch with his inner guru), Leo confesses an attraction to another member of the circle in the spirit of sharing. He's the only gay man in the group but his confession starts a cascade of sexual reassessment, all encouraged by Callow's hilarious new age Iron John. Meanwhile Leo's gadfly of a roommate is having sex in other people's bedrooms all over town with his new real estate agent lover (a sly, haughtily confident Hugo Weaving) and Leo reconnects with his childhood girlfriend Sally (Jennifer Ehle), who brightens the film with her sunny smile and wounded yet spirited tenderness. Rose Troche, whose guerrilla American indie Go Fish transformed a lesbian love story into a classic romantic comedy, here straddles screwball farce and sophisticated sitcom with a clumsy style that skews more toward the latter, but she invests it with genuine affection. As the funny but flippant comedy winds up to almost painfully trite pairings between the ricocheting couples-to-be, Troche's loving direction allows everyone their dignity and their charm, even through the most contrived and kooky complications. - Sean Axmaker (Amazon.com)

Gay Movie Review of Beefcake
Gay Movie Review of Beefcake

Beefcake (1999)
Rated: NR - Director: Thom Fitzgerald

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"Beefcake," Thom Fitzgerald's (The Hanging Garden) provocative blending of fiction and documentary, tells the story of Bob Mizer, the pioneering founder of the Athletic Model Guild, a company which produced still photographs and short films extolling the beauty and chiseled physiques of men. The fiction story follows photographer and enterprising businessman Mizer, who teamed up with his mother in 1945 to film his beefy star-wannabes around his sun-drenched pool. It is here that Neil, a naive, right-off-the-bus teen is lured into using his handsome looks to become a model. The wide-eyed Neil soon learns about the world of sex and prostitution. But a police raid and ensuing criminal trial soon threaten both of the men's worlds. Interspersed with the story are rare archival footage and interviews with former co-workers, customers and models.

Gay Movie Review of Before Night Falls
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Before Night Falls (2001)
Starring: Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp - Director: Julian Schnabel

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 Based on the posthumously published memoir by Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls is artist-director Julian Schnabel's second exercise in artist biography, but where Schnabel's earlier film Basquiat was relatively conventional, this film is bolder in both style and execution. Schnabel is perhaps too enamored of his subject as a noble martyr, lending the film a somewhat inflated sense of importance. Still, it's rare to see an artist's life and work so elegantly interwoven, and Before Night Falls uses all of Arena's life as its canvas, from impoverished youth to lively gay freedom in mid-1950's Cuba; imprisonment during Castro's antigay regime; and to New York City in 1980, followed by Arena's battle with AIDS and subsequent suicide (depicted here as assisted) in 1990.

Gay Movie Review of Bent
Gay Movie Review of Bent (1997) Bent (1997)
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Bent debuted onstage in 1979 with Ian McKellen starring in the London production and Richard Gere in its later Broadway version. The film version is adapted by the playwright, Martin Sherman, and closely follows his play's story of two gay concentration camp victims who are sent to Dachau and who fall in love, using their relationship as an emotional crutch in their efforts to rebuff the horror of the Holocaust.

Gay Movie Review of Big Eden
Gay Movie Review of Big Eden

Big Eden (2000)
Starring: Arye Gross, Eric Schweig, Director: Thomas Bezucha

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 Big Eden has won the audience awards at just about every gay and lesbian film festival there is. Henry (Arye Gross) is an artist living in New York but still carrying a torch for the guy he had a crush on in high school. When his grandfather has a stroke, Henry returns to his Montana hometown, Big Eden, where he rediscovers friends he hasn't seen in years. His high school crush has since married, had children, and divorced--and seems ready to take some very different steps with his life. Big Eden is one of those implausibly tolerant towns where lesbians kiss each other in public and old coots in cowboy hats try to play matchmaker with bashful queers. Still, it's this sweet warmth in Big Eden that has made it a festival crowd-pleaser.

Gay Movie Review of Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)

Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)
Starring: Sean Hayes, Brad Rowe, et al. Director: Tommy O'Haver

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First-time director Tommy O'Haver garnered a lot of critical acclaim for this contribution to the "new queer cinema." But he seems more clued in as to its weight than the reviewers. O'Haver rightly calls Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss a Tommy O'Haver "trifle" in the credits and he's on the money in estimating what his film is worth. For sure, the movie has much going for it; it's wholeheartedly enjoyable and packed with the usual dynamic that saturates most gay-themed films: what does one do when that object of desire is heterosexual? In this case O'Haver at least gives his protagonist, Billy, played by Sean P. Hayes, another obsession besides the Brad Pitt-look-alike, prophetically named Gabriel, who is enigmatically acted by Brad Rowe. This is because Billy is a photographer, as addicted to finding the perfect picture as the perfect man. His world is formed by old movies: From Here to Eternity and Imitation of Life are his criteria and the flirty foreplay by which to gauge whether or not a love will have stamina and staying power. Of course, Billy is bound to be disappointed by gay-friendly Gabriel, who is struggling in his own way as much as Billy. Full of the usual mix of second-string players who inhabit the gay milieu (e.g., the best female friend who has man trouble of her own, and the older, secure pal who has secretly held Billy in his sights for some time), O'Haver's film breaks the mold by keeping to a dark note. It resembles a Pedro Almodovar spectacle initially with its saturated look and primary-color palette. But three-fourths through, Billy and his gang walk into the contemporary gay equivalent of a Gidget movie. The shift is surprising and even sometimes funny. Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss has a lot going for it, but it's still just a trifle, and not a milestone in the genre. - Paula Nechak (Amazon.com)

Gay Movie Review of The Birdcage
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The Birdcage (1996)
Starring: Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, et al. Director: Mike Nichols

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 An often hilariously funny and successfully Americanized, upliftingly pro-gay remake of the French farce La Cage aux Folles. The setting is Miami Beach's hip South Beach where Armand Goldman (Robin Williams) runs an extravagant drag revue called The Birdcage. His longtime lover Albert (Nathan Lane) is the star attraction, billed as Starina. The two men live in an uninhibited, gloriously tacky apartment tended by Agador (a very funny Hank Azaria), their Guatemalan houseboy (think Lucy on steroids). The story remains the same: Armand's son wants to bring his fiancée and her right-wing parents over to meet the family, forcing the men to put on a "family values" show for the unsuspecting future in-laws. Gene Hackman and Dianne Wiest wonderfully underplay their roles as an arch-conservative U.S. Senator and his doting wife. As Armand, Williams is subtly fey and delivers the film's best lines, and Lane steals the show as the theatrically swishy diva "mom" with an ear-piercing squeal. Possibly too contemporary (will its au courant political jokes work in a few years?), the comedy is meant to be "non-offensive" to all, as the most intimate the lovers get is holding hands.

Gay Movie Review of Black Sheep Boy (1995)
Gay Movie Review of Black Sheep Boy (1995) Black Sheep Boy (1995)
Director: Michael Wallin
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Considered one of the best gay shorts of 1995, Black Sheep Boy presents a narrative from a man who finds himself attracted to male youths. As he describes and contemplates the nature of his passion, boys in their late teens and early twenties pose and perform skits to visually display the commentary. Also included on the tape is Decoding, a short surreal film which addresses the issue of identity by utilizing clips and stills from the 40's and 50's. If you want my opinion on it, Michael Wallin, who directed both, is without a doubt talented, appears to be a modern day mixture of Ingmar Bergman and Luis Bunuel; although highly erotic, these are very poetic and artistic films which manage to honestly cut into the human psyche.

Gay Movie Review of Boyfriends
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Boyfriends (1997)
Director: Tom Hunsinger, Neil Hunter

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This insightful and vastly entertaining comedy-drama, depicting three troubled gay male couples, is both knowingly funny and unflinchingly on-target. The story revolves around an Easter weekend country retreat arranged for six young gay friends and bed-mates. But what begins as a relaxing time soon unravels into a series of bed-hopping, ego-bruising emotional turmoil to rival the grand-daddy of gay male angst films, The Boys in the Band! A hilariously painful dissection of gay men's relationships -- almost required viewing before calling U-Haul.

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