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Essential gay-interest films: Part 2

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Yossi & Jagger [DVD]
Yossi & Jagger [DVD]
"Beautiful and moving Israeli film about the pressures faced by two Israeli soldiers in love. See my Amazon Review for more detail."
Metrosexuality [VHS] [2001]
Metrosexuality [VHS] [2001]
"The complete Channel 4 series: under-rated, unique and unmissable (sufficient alliteration?!)."
Sugar [DVD]
Sugar [DVD]
"Moving and at times disturbing tale of friendship, unrequited lust and betrayal between a hustler and a naïve 18 year old. See my Amazon Review for more detail."
A Boy's Life [VHS]
A Boy's Life [VHS]
"Collection of 3 short films about child sexuality from the pre-pubescent to the late teenager."
The Living End [VHS]
The Living End [VHS]
"Compelling, overlooked, Thelma and Louise-esque, Gregg Araki film of two HIV+ men who realise that they now exist outside of society and the law."
The Doom Generation [1998] [DVD]
The Doom Generation [1998] [DVD]
"The first in a trilogy of films by the genius that is Gregg Araki, exploring the nihilism and decay of disaffected American youth. All feature the highly talented James Duval."
Nowhere [DVD] [1998]
Nowhere [DVD] [1998]
"The second in the trilogy. New characters, same themes. Somewhat surreal, featuring numerous stars including Shannen Doherty, the Brewer Twins(!), Christina Applegate and Ryan Phillippe, among others."
Totally F***ed Up [1994] [DVD]
Totally F***ed Up [1994] [DVD]
"The third in the trilogy; dark and brutally real. Somewhat more blatant in its messages than the previous two. See my Amazon Review for more detail."
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things [DVD]
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things [DVD]
"Faithful adaptation of J T LeRoy's brilliant novel. Powerful and disturbing, with outstanding performances from the cast."
Boys Don't Cry [DVD] [2000]
Boys Don't Cry [DVD] [2000]
"A powerful look at attitudes towards difference in small town America. Outstanding performances from Chloe Sevigny and Hilary Swank."
Summer Storm [DVD]
Summer Storm [DVD]
"Totally sweet, moving and humorous German coming-out film with good acting, cute cast, and stunning scenery. See my Amazon Review for more detail."
Rebel Without A Cause (Special Edition) [DVD]
Rebel Without A Cause (Special Edition) [DVD]
"Hollywood may have cut the kiss between the two closeted gay film stars, but the subtext is still apparent."
Hustler White [1996] [DVD]
Hustler White [1996] [DVD]
"A Bruce LaBruce out-there classic about hustlers on Santa Monica Boulevard and their relations with fetishistic clients."
Harry And Max [2003] [DVD]
Harry And Max [2003] [DVD]
"Taboo-breaking drama examing the incestuous relationship between two brothers."
Edge Of Seventeen [1998] [DVD]
Edge Of Seventeen [1998] [DVD]
"Coming-out film set in the '80s; the music, the fashion….pure, sweet nostalgia."
Bully [DVD] [2002]
Bully [DVD] [2002]
"Based on the true story of a group of American teenagers who take revenge on the boy that is dominating their lives."
From The Edge Of The City [DVD] [2000]
From The Edge Of The City [DVD] [2000]
"Part-documentary style dark Greek film set in Athens focusing on youngsters from the former USSR who turn to hustling to make cash."
Fuehrer Ex [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Fuehrer Ex [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Poignant film set in the late '80s East Germany about the relationship between two best friends and the politics of hate."
EXPOSED-MAKING OF A LEGEND
EXPOSED-MAKING OF A LEGEND
"Excellent, candid documentary, giving a very humorous and revealing insight into the making of a gay porn film. See my Amazon Review for more info."
Child I Never Was [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Child I Never Was [DVD] [2002] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Compelling 'documentary-style' dramatization of a German teenager who murdered and mutilated 4 boys in the 1960s."
Boys Briefs 2 [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Boys Briefs 2 [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Excellent collection of 6 international indie shorts, including the uber-disturbing 'Touch'."
Oz: Complete Seasons 1-5 [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Oz: Complete Seasons 1-5 [DVD] [1998] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"The most amazing TV drama ever made. Set in a high security prison, featuring much nudity, sex and violence. Utterly addictive."
L.I.E. [2002] [DVD]
L.I.E. [2002] [DVD]
"Enjoyable and entertaining coming-of-age film; though don't expect it to be 'provocative' or 'controversial' as widely claimed - see my Amazon Review for more detail."
Borstal Boy [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Borstal Boy [DVD] [2000] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
"Very tender dramatisation of Brendan Behan's detention in borstal during WW2; he arrives a young IRA terrorist full of hate, and learns how to love. Danny Dyer is excellent as the adorable Charlie."
STRAIGHT MEN & THE MEN WHO LOVE THEM
STRAIGHT MEN & THE MEN WHO LOVE THEM
"Excellent collection of international indie shorts, losely based on the theme of gay love for str8 men. Includes a couple of exceptional Brazilian shorts."