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Los Angeles, CA — Alonso Duralde, former arts and entertainment editor of the national gay and lesbian newsmagazine The Advocate, presents 101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men (Advocate Books, November 2005) a carefully curated A-Z list of must-see films every gay man should watch before considering his cultural education complete.

This list for bent film buffs covers all the bases, from Hollywood spectaculars to spectacular disasters, from critical darlings and camp classics to cult favorites and independent hits.

The usual suspects in the gay canon, films like Funny Girl, All About Eve, Auntie Mame, Mommie Dearest, and The Women, share space with new gay classics like Beautiful Thing, All About My Mother, Big Eden, The Opposite of Sex, and Far From Heaven.

So-bad-they’re-good favorites like Showgirls, Valley of the Dolls, Glitter, Can’t Stop the Music, The Lonely Lady and Xanadu find a home alongside critical darlings like The Crying Game, Edward II, Gods & Monsters, and My Own Private Idaho.

Must see independent titles like Chuck and Buck, Go Fish, The Living End, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and Saved! receive equal billing with movies such as Fight Club, Jackass, Scary Movie, Casablanca, and South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut that you would not necessarily expect to find on a list like this.

His lifelong love affair with the movies is apparent as Alonso Duralde explains why, for reasons good, better, and outrageous, these films will resonate with gay audiences. Each film reviewed includes the following:

In addition to indexes by film, actor and director, you can dig into multiple indexes including:

This is the definitive guide to movies for gay film buffs of every variety and stripe, as well as an indispensable companion for planning the perfect movie night!



Review of 101 Must -See Movies for Gay Men
InDaily, May 3, 2007
His brief, easy to read comments on 101 films provide quite a few laughs along the way... [Read more...]
Episode #7 (27.4MB MP3 download)
The Entertainment Beat with Frances Gumm, January 15, 2006
Review of 101 Must -See Movies for Gay Men
AfterElton.com, January, 2006
Alonso Duralde's fresh trade paperback 101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men... is a must-have book for the lavender movie-lover in your life. If he didn't get the volume for Christmas, then you know what he needs for his birthday, or Valentine's Day. [Read more...]
Holiday Podcast (19.2MB MP3 download)
The Entertainment Beat with Frances Gumm, December 31, 2005
"101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men" by Alonso Duralde
EDGE Boston, December 1, 2005
I get a kick out of a person who appreciates long-forgotten and sometimes pointless movies. Alonso Duralde is one such person, and in his list of “101 Must-See Movies for Gay Men”, he alludes to the fact that gay men have fabulous taste in films, whether the films are tasteful or not. [Read more...]
Book Marks
Between the Lines, November 24, 2005
How to find a boyfriend. How to be a couple. How to be a married couple. How to have children. How to have anal sex. Now add to the smorgasbord of gay self-help books this swishy, dishy collection of savvy cinematic synopses - movies that Duralde, "a lifelong film nerd," thinks any self-respecting queer ought to see. [Read more...]
"Hollywood or Bust"
Bay Area Reporter, November 2005
With this new release, Alonso Duralde provides a great bedside companion for on-demand browsing or quick review before visiting the video store. [Read more...]
A Gay Time at the Movies
An interview with Sean Abley for ExpandedBooks