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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:
- Why It’s Important
- Film analysis
- Production notes
- Cast and Crew credits
- DVD/VHS availability
In addition to indexes by film, actor and director, you can dig into multiple indexes including:
- Beautiful Disaster
- Divas on the Rampage
- Fuck Shit Up
- Get Out Your Handkerchief
- Snuggle on the Sofa
- and Would It Kill You to Watch a Lesbian Movie?
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!
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