BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN, Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, 2005, ©Focus Films

Brokeback Mountain came out in 2005 and is known as one of the few mainstream gay themed movies that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award. In fact, it was nominated for 10 awards. It only won 3 out of those awards, including best director, but still, for a gay movie, that’s very memorable. The Advocate recently released an interview with the movie’s Producers- Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana, both of whom won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar.

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The interview is really interesting and it points out how Hollywood is still afraid to produce a gay themed mainstream movie. Since Brokeback, there have been very few that are memorable. The independent film market is filled with gay lead characters and new movies are made on a regular basis. I even commented on this topic recently, pondering, why do we not have any mainstream gay romantic comedies? For that matter, why do we not have Sci-Fi movies with a leading gay character? Or Action Adventure? Anything? In the latest James Bond movie, he alluded to having bisexual encounters. That was something. We have lots of bisexual women in all of these genres but a leading gay male, not so many.


I have seen Brokeback Mountain several times myself and I completely respect this movie to the highest degree. I have had many people ask if I would ever review it, which I would, but I do not think there is a need for me to state my opinions on it. I do think it is wonderfully done but it also has a very cliche depressing ending to it as well. I won’t go into that now, but even though the movie did have a horrific ending to it, at least it was out there for everyone to see.


That Gif above was pretty much my reaction to watching Brokeback. Anyways, Brokeback was not a movie that was secretly released. In fact, it was shoved in everyone’s faces. I remember having friends that were tired of seeing the previews for it and tired of hearing about how many awards nominations that it received. And besides winning multiple awards and opening the public’s eye to homosexual storytelling in mainstream movies, it also showcased two well known actors who delivered incredible performances. Unfortunately, not too many gay themed movies have come out since this flick.

Why do you think that movie studios are still afraid to release gay themed movies with a gay character in the lead role? With Marriage Equality becoming legal within the U.S, I am hoping that this will change in the coming years. It’s not very likely to happen overnight, but it could change a bit more noticeably now. Right? What do you think?

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Big Eden is probably one of the sweetest feel good movies that I’ve seen in a long time. The movie centers on Henry Hart returning to his small hometown to take care of his ailing grandfather. There’s a bit of a romantic triangle taking place between him, his high school crush, and the local owner of the general store. It has a great ending and the over all story is definitely high in the happiness department. I actually got teary eyed myself at a couple different scenes.

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I may not win any friends with this video, but I did not like the movie Get Real. I know it’s considered a classic gay movie, but it’s just a movie that didn’t sit well with me. I liked the characters a lot and the story was well written but I considered it a sad movie that had an ending that was not very positive. It definitely is not the worse, but a long shot, but it was not what I consider a gay classic movie.

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This was a pretty good. I know a lot of haters don’t want to see Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman as anti-heroes, but I liked this story. It’s completely different from what we’re used to seeing, but I think it was a pretty cool change. Here’s my almost non-spoilery video review.

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Have you seen Freier Falls? It’s definitely enjoyable and the storyline is well done. The ending isn’t the best, but you if you go looking at movies for the main content, then it is definitely worthwhile. The actors are all incredibly good looking as well and their sex scenes are totally intense and hot. That made it more view worthy in my opinion.

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I’m going to review at least one gay movie a week. Some are going to be bad, some are going to be good. The War Boys was a good movie but the ending wasn’t the happiest thing in the world. Check out my thoughts on it, be warned, there are some spoilers.

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