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Favoriete holebi films

In Nieuw-Zeeland werd een poll ingericht om de favoriete gay video’s te verkiezen. De nieuwzeelanders keken het afgelopen jaar het liefst naar:

1. Brokeback Mountain – 2005
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In 1963, two young men hire on as ranch hands in the Wyoming mountains. During the long months of isolation, an unusual bond starts to develop between them, one which they are only vaguely aware of — until one night when it rises to the surface in a passionate encounter. When the season ends, they part ways, only to realize the true depth of their feelings. Thus begins a decades-long affair that the two of them desperately try to hide from those around them — one which will prove simultaneously beautiful and devastating.

2. Beautiful Thing – 1996
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A tender love story set during a hot summer on a South-East London housing estate. Jamie, a relatively unpopular lad who bunks off school to avoid football, lives next door to Ste, a more popular athletic lad but who is frequently beaten up by his father and older brother. Such an episode of violence brings Jamie and Ste together: Sandra (Jamie’s mum) offers refugee to Ste, who has to ‘top-and-tail’ with Jamie. Hence, the story tells of their growing attraction for one another, from initial lingering glances to their irrefutable love, which so magnificently illustrated at the end of the film. In deals with the tribulations of coming to terms with their sexuality and of others finding out, in light of Sandra’s unwavering loyalty and defence of Jamie and the fear of repercussion should Ste’s family find out. The plot is set against sub-texts of Sandra’s desire to manage her own pub, and thus escape the estate, and of her new relationship with her hippy boyfriend Tony; and of Leah, the brassy girl next door who has been expelled from school and spends her time listening to Mama Cass records and tripping on a variety of drugs.

3. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – 1994
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A transsexual and two drag queens drive across Australia in a bus named Priscilla to perform at a resort town hotel. Along the way, they get dolled up, perform songs and let us know a bit about how they came to be here. An unusual, funny and touching film.

4. Milk -2008
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Using flashbacks from a statement recorded late in life and archival footage for atmosphere, this film traces Harvey Milk’s career from his 40th birthday to his death. He leaves the closet and New York, opens a camera shop that becomes the salon for San Francisco’s growing gay community, and organizes gays’ purchasing power to build political alliances. He runs for office with lover Scott Smith as his campaign manager. Victory finally comes on the same day Dan White wins in the city’s conservative district. The rest of the film sketches Milk’s relationship with White and the 1978 fight against a statewide initiative to bar gays and their supporters from public school jobs.

5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – 1975
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It’s the weird and wonderful as newly engaged couple Brad and Janet encounter a problem when they car halts in the rain. They both look for contact only to find themselves at the castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter a transvestite. A place to stay is offered, but will Brad and Janet want to remain there? Especially when a large group of Transylvanians dance to the ‘Time Warp’, Dr. Frank-N-Furter builds his own man and a whole host of participation for the audience to enjoy.

6de gelijk : 3 films

6. A Single Man – 2009
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A story that centres on an English professor who, after the sudden death of his partner tries to go about his typical day in Los Angeles.

6. Latter Days – 2003
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A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

6. Shelter – 2007
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When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend’s brother.

9. Angels in America – 2003
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.

10. Shortbus – 2006
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A group of New Yorkers get caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.


De bezoekers van ADTB klikten het vaakst op deze 10 berichten over holebi-themed films (in dalende volgorde):

  1. Savage Grace (Spanje 2007)
  2. The Feast of Stephen (VS, 2009)
  3. Do Começo ao Fim (Brazilië, 2009)
  4. Vil Romance (2008, Argentinië)
  5. Le Fil (Tunesië, 2010)
  6. Chased (VS, 2009)
  7. Shank (UK, 2009)
  8. Watercolors (VS, 2008)
  9. Whirlwind (VS, 2007)
  10. J’ai tué ma mère (Canada, 2009)

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