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All About My Mother

Todo sobre mi madre

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar
Actor: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Pena, Antonia San Juan, Penelope Cruz, Toni Canto, Eloy Azorin
Summary: Manuela leaves Madrid for Barcelona shortly after she witnesses her son's accidental death. Once there, she reunites with an old friend, a pre-op transsexual prostitute, and forms a fast but enduring friendship with a pregnant nun.
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Angels in America (Part 1)

Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Tony Kushner
Actor: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell
Summary: Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
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Angels in America (Part 2)

Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Tony Kushner
Actor: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell
Summary: Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
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Angels in America (The-Complete-Series)

Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Tony Kushner
Actor: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justine Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, Brian Markinson, James Cromwell
Summary: Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York.
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Bad Education

La mala educacion

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar
Actor: Gael Garcia Bernal, Fele Martinez, Daniel Gimenez Cacho
Summary: When film director Enrique is visited by his childhood friend and lover, Ignacio, Ignacio gives Enrique a short story he's written that's a factual account of the molestation he sustained at the hands of their Catholic school teacher.
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Beautiful Boxer

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham
Writer: Ekachai Uekrongtham, Desmond Sim
Actor: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-anong Panyawong, Kyoko Inoue, Sitiporn Niyom
Summary: Based on the true story of Thailand's famed transgendered kickboxer, Beautiful Boxer is an action drama that punches straight into the heart and mind of a boy who fights like a man so he can become a woman. Believing he's a girl trapped in a boy's body since childhood, Parinya Charoenphol (affectionately known as Nong Toom in Thailand) sets out to master the most masculine and lethal sport of Muay Thai (Thai boxing) to earn a living and to achieve his ultimate goal of a sex-change operation. Funny and packed with breathtaking Thai kickboxing sequences, Beautiful Boxer traces Nong Toom's childhood, teenage life as a traveling monk, and grueling days in boxing camps.
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Beautiful Thing

Director: Hettie Macdonald
Writer: Jonathan Harvey
Actor: Linda Henry, Glen Berry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson, Ben Daniels
Summary: Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is the story of a teenager who has discovered that he's gay and his love for another teenager who lives next door.
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Before Night Falls

Director: Julian Schnabel
Writer: Cunningham O'Keefe, Lazaro Gomez Carriles, Julian Schnabel
Actor: Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn
Summary: A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States.
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The Birdcage

Director: Mike Nichols
Writer: Elaine May
Actor: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest, Dan Futterman, Calista Flockhart, Hank Azaria, Christine Baranski
Screenplay: PN1997 .B52 1996
Summary: The story of a middle-aged gay couple's comic encounter with a self-righteously straight and conservative family. Armand and Albert reluctantly accept young Val's intention to marry the daughter of a conservative Senator, but when the fiancee's family comes to visit, the whole household is turned upside down.
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The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

Die bitteren Tranen der Petra von Kant

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Actor: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes, Gisela Fackeldey, Irm Hermann
Summary: Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer who carries on a melodrama of erotic attractions with two other women in her claustrophobic apartment.
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Black White + Gray: A Portrait of Sam Wagstaff and Robert Mapplethorpe

Director: James Crump
Writer: James Crump
Actor: Joan Juliet Buck
Summary: Casting aside a certain and comfortable future, Sam Wagstaff became a curator with a taste for unique and controversial photography. In photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, who was 25 years his junior, he found not only a romantic partner, but an artistic collaborator. This compelling documentary explores the relationship between the two men during the 1970s and '80s and their influence over the New York art.
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Bound

Director: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Writer: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
Actor: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, Susie Bright
Summary: A mobster, his mistress, and her lover--a tough female ex-con--are caught in a dangerous plot with over $2 million of the mob's money at stake.
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The Brandon Teena Story

Director: Susan Muska, Greta Olafsdottir
Summary: Documentary film about Brandon Teena, who arrived in rural Falls City, Nebraska, in 1993 where he finds some new friends. Three weeks later he is brutally raped and beaten by friends who discover that he is actually a woman. A week later the same two men murder Teena along with two other people. This is a tale of Brandon's coming of age struggle with identity and how his gender ambiguity induced feelings of betrayal, confusion and hostility among residents of a town in America's heartland.
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Brokeback Mountain

Director: Ang Lee
Writer: Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
Actor: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, Anne Hathaway, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .B75 2005, PN1997.2 .B75 2003, PN1997.2 .B75 2006
Summary: It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start.
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Butley

Director: Harold Pinter
Writer: Simon Gray
Actor: Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Michael Byrne, Georgina Hale, Susan Engel, Richard O'Callaghan
Summary: Butley, a professor at a London University, finds out that his wife wants a divorce, his boyfriend is leaving him and his untalented colleague is getting a book published all in one day.
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The Celluloid Closet

Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Actor: Lily Tomlin, Tom Hanks, Tony Curtis, Susan Sarandon, Whoopi Goldberg, Harvey Fierstein, Shirley MacLaine, Gore Vidal
Summary: The film examines the subtext of more than 100 Hollywood movies -- including Spartacus, Rope and Thelma and Louise -- and charts the cinematic journey of lesbian and gay characters. Film clips are paired with director, producer and actor interviews featuring, among others, Gore Vidal, Tom Hanks and Whoopi Goldberg.
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Chasing Amy

Director: Kevin Smith
Writer: Kevin Smith
Actor: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes
Screenplay: PN1997 .C397 1995a
Summary: Holden thinks Alyssa is the woman of his dreams but she has someone a little different in mind--another woman. They share the kind of relationship they've been looking for all along and discover the confusing ups and downs of love, sex and friendship in the '90s.
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Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt

Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
Writer: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Cindy Ruskin
Actor: Dustin Hoffman
Summary: Using the AIDS Memorial Quilt as a starting point, Rob Epstein's Oscar-winning documentary profiles six people who died of AIDS, helping to put a human face to an illness that, when this film first aired in 1989, was cloaked in fear and mystery. Epstein, with the help of narrator Dustin Hoffman's dignity and gravitas, humanizes the disease and illustrates its carnage, showing how it devastates families and communities.
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Cruising

Director: William Friedkin
Writer: William Friedkin
Actor: Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox, Don Scardino
Summary: Steve Burns is sent undercover to find a serial killer who brutally slays and dismembers gay men in New York's S and M subculture. Working almost completely isolated from his department, he has to learn and practice the rules of this little society.
Review: 'Al Pacino goes undercover in the New York underground S and M scene to catch an elusive serial killer. William Friedkin's film was highly controversial, and the filming was often interrupted by rambunctious protesters, but the completed project is a masterful and haunting film about introverted crises of identity and masculinity.'
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Dallas Buyers Club

Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Writer: Craig Borten, Melisa Wallack
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Denis O'Hare, Steve Zahn, Michael O'Neill, Dallas Roberts, Griffin Dunne, Kevin Rankin, Donna Duplantier
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .D35 2012
Summary: Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof's free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive. Shunned and ostracized by many old friends and bereft of government-approved medicines, he decided to take matters in his own hands, tracking down alternative treatments from all over the world by means both legal and illegal. Bypassing the establishment, he joined forces with an unlikely band of renegades and outcasts and established a hugely successful 'buyers' club.
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Darling Woubi

Woubi Cheri

Director: Laurent Bocahut, Philip Brooks
Summary: Woubi Cheri is the first film to give African homosexuals a chance to describe their world in their own words. Often funny, sometimes ribald, but always real, this documentary introduces us to gender pioneers demanding their right to construct a distinct African homosexuality.
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Desert Hearts

Director: Donna Deitch
Writer: Natalie Cooper
Actor: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers, Gwen Welles, Dean Butler, Katie Labourdette, James Staley, Alex McArthur, Tyler Tyhurst, Denise Crosby, Antony Ponzini
Summary: Vivian is a repressed English professor who goes to Reno for a quickie divorce in 1959. She spends the weeks waiting for final divorce papers at a dumpy dude ranch. There she mets Cay, a beautiful young casino worker. The two develop a friendship that stirs desires in Vivian she cannot deny. Slowly their attraction deepens into bold sensuality as they develop a bond that renews their hearts--and breaks all the rules.
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Destiny

Dakan

Director: Mohamed Camara
Writer: Mohamed Camara
Actor: Aboubacar Tourae, Mamady Mory Camara, Caecile Bois, Koumba Diakitae, Kadae Seck
Summary: This first feature film on homosexuality from sub-Saharan Africa is a contemporary African reinterpretation of the age-old Romeo and Juliet conflict between love and social convention. When Sori and Manga tell their parents they are in love, they respond that, 'It's impossible; since time began, it's never happened. Boys don't do that.'
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The Dying Gaul

Director: Craig Lucas
Writer: Criag Lucas
Actor: Patricia Clarkson, Peter Sarsgaard, Campbell Scott, Robin Bartlett
Summary: A grief-stricken screenwriter unknowingly enters a three-way relationship with a woman and her film executive husband - to chilling results.
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Edward II

Director: Derek Jarman
Writer: Derek Jarman, Stephen McBride, Ken Butler, Christopher Marlowe
Actor: Steven Waddington, Andrew Tiernan, Tilda Swinton
Summary: King Edward II enfuriates his queen and imperils his throne by bringing his lover Gaveston to court.
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Female Trouble

Director: John Waters
Writer: John Waters
Actor: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey
Screenplay: PN1997.A1 W37 2005
Summary: The story of Dawn Davenport-- a headline-seeking criminal who grows from suburban brat into one of the most gruesome murderers of all time. Along the way this 325 pound transvestite checks out other jobs and ways of life. She becomes a mugger, prostitute and unwed mother before turning to murder. 'Female trouble' is a campy, bizarre, sadistic romp through society's outer fringe.
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Flesh

Director: Paul Morrissey
Writer: Paul Morrissey
Actor: Joe Dallesandro, Geraldine Smith, Patti D'arbinville
Summary: Joe, a bisexual prostitute, takes to the streets and meets an artist with elaborate and hilarious theories of body worship, a couple of transvestites, a dumb ex-girlfriend, and a friend whose armpits have been burned by a flame thrower.
Review: 'The first film in the Paul Morrissey Trilogy is an explicit look at a street hustler that utilizes the experimental techniques that categorized the Andy Warhol scene. The film may best serve as an underground counterpoint to the mainstream Midnight Cowboy, released a year later.'
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For My Wife...

Director: David Rothmiller
Writer: David Rothmiller
Actor: Charlene Strong, Scott Brick
Summary: Chronicles the making of an activist for marriage equality for same-sex couples. Charlene Strong was thrust into the spotlight after the tragic death of her wife, Kate. After facing this loss and the heartless discrimination of hospital and funeral home staff, Charlene decided to take a stand. Her dramatic congressional testimony is credited in passing Washington state's historic Domestic Partnership laws. As Charlene finds her voice to speak out against injustice, her journey takes her across the country, finally meeting with President Barack Obama and securing his commitment to equality for all LGBT Americans.
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Fox and His Friends

Faustrecht der Freiheit

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Christian Hohoff
Actor: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karl-Heinz Bohm, Harry Baer
Summary: Fassbinder directs and stars as a gay lower-class carnival performer known as Fox the Talking Head, who strikes it rich by winning a lottery. Then he has an ill-fated romance with an elegant upperclass lover.
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Heavenly Creatures

Director: Peter Jackson
Writer: Fran Walsh, Peter Jackson
Actor: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O'Connor
Screenplay: PN1997 .H435 1994a
Summary: When circumstances bring together two bright and highly imaginative teenage schoolgirls they quickly form an unwavering bond, creating a fantasy world that only they can share. Disturbed by the intensity of the friendship, their parents threaten to keep them apart. The girls vow to stay together, devising a secret plan that leads to shocking consequences.
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Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Writer: John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask
Actor: John Cameron Mitchell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt, Alberta Watson, Miriam Shor
Summary: The story of Hedwig, an ambitious glam-rocker from Berlin who comes to America determined to find fame, fortune, and his 'other half.'
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Henry and June

Director: Philip Kaufman
Writer: Philip Kaufman, Rose Kaufman
Actor: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant, Kevin Spacey, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey
Screenplay: PN1997 .H46 1990
Summary: Explore the relationships between the writers Anais Nin and Henry Miller, and his wife June in Paris 1931.
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The History Boys

Director: Nicholas Hytner
Writer: Alan Bennett
Actor: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Stephen Campbell Moore, Clive Merrison
Summary: Centers around eight boisterous-yet-talented schoolboys hoping to gain admittance to England's most prestigious universities. They are aided on their quest by two teachers, a shrewd young upstart and an inspiring old eccentric, whose opposing philosophies challenge the boys to confront the true meaning of education and the relative values of happiness and success.
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The Hours

Director: Stephen Daldry
Writer: David Hare
Actor: Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Toni Collette, Claire Danes, Jeff Daniels, Stephen Dillane, Allison Janney, John C. Reilly, Miranda Richardson.
Screenplay: PN1997 .H688 2003
Summary: In 1929, Virginia Woolf is starting to write her novel, 'Mrs. Dalloway, ' under the care of doctors and family. In 1951, Laura Brown is planning for her husband's birthday, but is preoccupied with reading Woolf's novel. In 2001, Clarrisa Vaughn is planning an award party for her friend, an author dying of AIDS. Taking place over one day, all three stories are interconnected with the novel: one is writing it, one is reading it, and one is living it.
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The Hours and Times

Director: Christopher Munch
Writer: Christopher Munch
Actor: David Angus, Ian Hart, Stephanie Pack
Summary: Film is based on a vacation in Barcelona taken by John Lennon of the Beatles and their manager, Brian Epstein in 1963. They were there to relax after a series of concerts, the complex friendship between the two men was tested by an unspoken tension, and never again returned to its unique intimacy.
Review: This is a biopic that barely seems interested in its own subject matter. The possible romantic encounter between John Lennon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein is just a starting point for something much more intimate. The end result is an excellent look at a passionate, complicated friendship between two people desperate to define their feelings for one another.
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I Shot Andy Warhol

Director: Mary Harron
Writer: Mary Harron, Daniel Minahan
Actor: Lili Taylor, Jared Harris, Lothaire Bluteau, Martha Plimpton, Anna Thomson, Stephen Dorff
Screenplay: PN1997 .I2 1995a
Summary: A journey into the cultural whirlwind of events surrounding Valerie Solanas' shooting of pop-art superstar Andy Warhol.
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Imitation Game

Director: Morten Tyldum
Writer: Graham Moore
Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Rory Kinnear, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance, Allen Leech
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .I45 2014a
Summary: Chronicling mathematical wizard Alan Turing's key role in Britain's successful effort to crack Germany's Enigma code during World War II, this historical biopic also recounts how his groundbreaking work helped launch the computer age.
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The Iron Ladies

Satree lek

Director: Youngyooth Thongkonthun
Writer: Visuttchai Boonyakarnjawa, Jira Maligool, Youngyooth Thongkonthun
Actor: Jessadaporn Pholdee, Sahapap Virakamin, Eckachai Buranapanti, Giorgio Maiocchi, Chaicharn Nimpoonsawas, Gokgorn Benjathikul, Siridhana Hongsopon
Summary: The movie follows the true events of a men's volleyball team, composed mainly of gay and kathoey (transgender) athletes.
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A Jihad for Love

Director: Parvez Sharma
Writer: Parvez Sharma
Summary: Examines the lives of gay, lesbian, and transgendered Muslims in twelve countries as they attempt to reconcile their faith with their sexuality.
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The Kids Are All Right

Director: Lisa Cholodenko
Writer: Lisa Cholodenko, Stuart Blumberg
Actor: Annette Bening, Josh Hutcherson, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska
Screenplay: PN1997.2.K53 C56 2011
Summary: Nic and Jules are in a long term, committed, loving but by no means perfect relationship. Nic, a physician, needs to wield what she believes is control, whereas Jules, under that control, is less self-assured. They have two teen-aged children, Joni, who is Nic's biological child, and Laser, who is Jules' biological child. A big-hearted, sexy and uproariously funny movie that combines comedic surprise with poignant emotional truth.
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The Killing of Sister George

Director: Robert Aldrich
Writer: Lukas Heller
Actor: Beryl Reid, Susannah York, Coral Browne
Summary: George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful nurse in a BBC soap opera. When she finds out that her character is about to be killed off, George realizes that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's television program. Her life continues to fall apart when Childie has an affair with a predatory television producer.
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Kiss of the Spider Woman

Director: Hector Babenco
Writer: Leonard Schrader
Actor: William Hurt, Raul Julia, Sonia Braga, Jose Lewgoy, Milton Gonçalves, Miriam Pires, Nuno Leal Maia, Fernando Torres, Herson Capri, Denise Dumont, Antonio Petrin, Wilson Grey, Miguel Falabella, Patricio Bisso, Nildo Parente
Screenplay: PN1997 .K548 1987
Summary: Luis, a homosexual, and Valentin, a political prisoner are mismatched cell mates in a South American prison. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep his mind on the situation he's in. Eventually, the two men come to understand and respect one another.
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The Law of Desire (Box-Set)

La ley del deseo

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar
Actor: Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura, Miguel Molina, Bibiana Fernandez, Helga Line, Marta Fernandez-Muro
Summary: A volcanic, obsessive lover turns the life of hedonistic filmmaker Pablo Quintero (Eusebio Poncela) upside down in this smoldering tale helmed by the acclaimed Pedro Almodovar. Envious new boy-toy Antonio Benítez (Antonio Banderas) stalks and kills Pablo's former boyfriend (Miguel Molina). But that's only the beginning of the director's troubles. Carmen Maura delivers a potent performance as Pablo's transsexual sibling.
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The Law of Desire (Singleton)

La ley del deseo

Director: Pedro Almodovar
Writer: Pedro Almodovar
Actor: Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas
Summary: Though Pablo is in love with Juan, his affection is not reciprocated. After taking up with Antonio, Pablo temporarily loses his memory when a jealous Antonio seeks out Juan and violence occurs. When Pablo's memory returns he discovers that Antonio has taken up with his sister Tina and he must rescue her, face Antonio, and his desire.
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Lianna

Director: John Sayles
Writer: John Sayles
Actor: Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, Jo Henderson
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: In this moving and compassionate film Sayles presents a sympathetic, realistic portrait of Lianna, a young wife and mother who leaves her husband for another woman and embarks on a turbulent journey of self-discovery. Lianna must face the anger and confusion of her husband as well as the raised eyebrows of her community. But when her new lover also rejects her, she faces the most difficult task of all: she must learn to love herself.
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The Living End

Director: Gregg Araki
Writer: Gregg Araki
Actor: Craig Gilmore, Mike Dytri, Darcy Marta, Mary Woronov
Summary: Focuses on the relationship between a pair of young, HIV-positive gay outcasts.
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Longtime Companion

Director: Norman Rene
Writer: Craig Lucas
Actor: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins, Bruce Davison, John Dossett, Mark Lamos, Dermot Mulroney, Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Schoeffling, Campbell Scott
Summary: Drama concerning the AIDS crisis which focuses on a small group of friends from the time they first read about AIDS in the New York Times through the 1980's as they face the impact of the disease on themselves and their friends.
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Mala Noche

Director: Gus Van Sant
Writer: Gus Van Sant
Actor: Tim Streeter, Doug Cooeyate, Ray Monge
Screenplay: Emerson EBooks
Summary: Based on the Walt Curtis autobiographical novel of the same name, Mala Noche is a story of amour fou. Walt (Tim Streeter) is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. 'I wanna show this Mexican kid that I'm gay for him', says Walt. However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn't even speak any English and finds Walt really strange and undesirable.
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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: John Lee Hancock
Actor: Kevin Spacey, John Cusack, Jack Thompson, Alison Eastwood, Lady Chablis
Screenplay: PN1997 .M545 1996a
Summary: When the affable host of an elegant Christmas party shoots a man to death, his friends discover secrets that make them less eager to help with his courtroom defense.
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Monkey's Mask

Director: Samantha Lang
Writer: Anne Kennedy
Actor: Susie Porter, Kelly McGillis
Summary: When 28-year-old private investigator Jill Fitzpatrick is hired to investigate the disappearance of a young poet named Mickey, she is immediately attracted to Diana, the student's professor. Blinded by her passion, Jill is compromised in her search for the truth...until her own life is in danger.
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Monster (2003)

Director: Patty Jenkins
Writer: Patty Jenkins
Actor: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen, Annie Corley, Marco St. John, Pruitt Taylor-Vince, Scott Wilson
Screenplay: PN1997 .M6594 2002
Summary: Based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute who was executed in 2002 for the brutal murders of at least 6 men in Florida. Homeless most of her life, Wuornos subsisted by working as a prostitute. In Florida, down to her last five dollars and pondering suicide, she stopped into a bar for a beer where she meets Selby. One night, after a john attacks her, Aileen pulls a gun and kills the man. Aileen's loathing for the men who pay her for sex becomes so extreme that she begins killing her customers regardless of their behavior.
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My Beautiful Laundrette

Director: Stephen Frears
Writer: Hanif Kureishi
Actor: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Derrick Branche, Shirley Anne Field
Screenplay: PN1997 .M879 1986
Summary: Set in the Pakistani community in south London, the film focuses on two youths-- Johnny, a working-class white, and Omar, a Pakistani. Together they operate a laundrette, which Omar inherits from his uncle. While Johnny looks upon the laundrette as a life line on which to salvage his self-respect, Omar sees it as just the beginning step on the road to riches.
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My Life in Pink

Ma Vie En Rose

Director: Alain Berliner
Writer: Alain Berliner, Chris Vander Stappen
Actor: Michle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Ecoffey, Helne Vincent, Georges Du Fresne, Daniel Hanssens, Laurence Bibot, Jean-François Gallotte, Caroline Baehr, Julien Riviere, Marie Bunel
Summary: Ludovic is waiting for a miracle. With six-year-old certainty, he believes he was meant to be a little girl and that the mistake will soon be corrected. But where he expects the miraculous, Ludo finds only rejection, isolation and guilt--as the intense reactions of family, friends, and neighbors strip away every innocent lace and bauble.
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Myra Breckinridge

Director: Michael Sarne
Writer: Michael Sarne, David Giler
Actor: Mae West, John Huston, Raquel Welch, Rex Reed
Summary: After going to Europe to have a sex change operation, Myron Breckinridge is transformed into Myra, who claims to be Myron's widow.
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Mysterious Skin

Director: Gregg Araki
Writer: Gregg Araki
Actor: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Elisabeth Shue, Michelle Trachtenberg, Jeff Licon, Bill Sage, Mary Lynn Rajskub
Summary: At age 8, Neil and Brian played on the same baseball team in their small Kansas hometown. Now 10 years later, Neil is a hustler and Brian a nervous introvert who believes he has been abducted by aliens. As their lives intersect, they discover a shared past shrouded in mystery.
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Normal

Director: Jane Anderson
Writer: Jane Anderson
Actor: Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson, Hayden Panettiere, Clancy Brown, Joe Sikora, Randall Arney, Richard Bull, Mary Seibel
Summary: Roy and Irma are a devoted couple living a normal life in rural Illinois. At a party celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, Roy inexplicably blacks out. As he awakens, it is with the realization that his life must change forever. Roy confesses to Irma that he's a woman trapped in a man's body and that he wants a sex change. A surprise to his wife, turns out to be a shock to the church-going community. Now Roy must face his friends, co-workers and his own children as he confronts his own transformation.
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Outrage

Director: Kirby Dick
Writer: Kirby Dick
Actor: Michael Rogers, Tammy Baldwin, Wayne Barrett, Jim McGreevey, Barney Frank, Andrew Sullivan, Tony Kushner, Larry Kramer, Larry Gross
Summary: Reveals politicians who lobby for anti-gay legislation while leading secret lives, the double standards the media sets for these politicians, and the harm inflicted. Includes analysis from Congressman Barney Frank, former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey, activist Larry Kramer, and others.
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Pariah

Director: Dee Rees
Writer: Dee Rees
Actor: Adepero Oduye, Pernell Walker, Aasha Davis, Charles Parnell, Sahra Mellesse, Kim Wayans
Summary: Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity--sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.
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Personal Best

Director: Robert Towne
Writer: Robert Towne
Actor: Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Patrice Donnelly, Kenny Moore
Summary: A promising hurdler finds needed emotional and athletic seasoning with a caring mentor. After the two fall in love, their relationship is threatened as both vie for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team.
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Philadelphia

Director: Jonathan Demme
Writer: Ron Nyswaner
Actor: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Jason Robards, Mary Steenburgen, Antonio Banderas, Ron Vawter, Robert Ridgely, Charles Napier, Lisa Summerour, Joanne Woodward
Screenplay: PN1997 .P4785 1992
Summary: Two competing lawyer join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops, their courage overcomes the prejudice and corruption of their powerful adversaries.
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Pink Flamingos

Director: John Waters
Writer: John Waters
Actor: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pierce, Mink Stole, Edith Massey
Summary: This underground epic, which breaks every rule of good filmmaking and good taste, set a benchmark for the bizarre that has never been equaled. Babs Johnson, a trailer park bon vivant proudly claims the title of the filthiest person alive. The envy of every neighborhood degenerate, it isn't long before another couple set their sites on Divine's legacy, and in the proud American tradition, competition forces each contender to outdo the other.
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Querelle

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Writer: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Burkhard Driest
Actor: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet, Hanno Poschl, Burkhard Driest
Summary: Fassbinder's final film; a stylized, delirious interpretation of Genet's story of a proud and tough loner, the sailor Querelle who becomes involved in drug smuggling, homosexual adventures, and murder.
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Reaching for the Moon

Director: Bruno Barreto
Writer: Matthew Chapman, Julie Sayres
Actor: Miranda Otto, Gloria Pires, Tracy Middendorf, Marcello Ariroldi, Lola Kirke, Treat Williams
Summary: Based on the true love story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares.This English-language 1950s period piece recounts the years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janiero, where she would fall in love with well-off architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
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Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story

Director: Dan Klores, Ron Berger
Summary: March 24, 1962: Rival boxers Emile Griffith and Benny Paret entered the ring for their anticipated world title bout. Earlier Paret allegedly taunted his homosexual opponent with a slur. That night Griffith beat Paret to death in the ring. Tells the story through archival footage and new interviews with journalists, historians and others, and Griffith himself.
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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Director: Jim Sharman
Writer: Jim Sharman, Richard O'Brien
Actor: Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O'Brien, Jonathan Adams, Meatloaf, Little Nell, Patricia Quinn, Peter Hinwood, Charles Gray
Summary: A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transsexual.
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Roy Cohn/Jack Smith

Director: Jill Godmilow
Writer: Gary Indiana, Jack Smith
Actor: Ron Vawter
Summary: Features portrayals by Ron Vawter of two public figures who were both homosexual; conservative lawyer Roy Cohn and flamboyant experimental director Jack Smith, showing that while both men were very different, both died of the same disease.
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Saving Face (2004)

Director: Alice Wu
Writer: Alice Wu
Actor: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang, Guang Lan Koh, Jessica Hecht, Ato Essandoh
Summary: Wilhelmina is a Chinese-American lesbian and a young surgeon who has kept her sexual orientation secret from her conservative Chinese community in New York. But when her widowed mother becomes pregnant and is kicked out by her own parents, Wil suddenly has to juggle her mother's secrets with her own. Wil has a new romance with Vivian who is a ballet dancer and the daughter of Wil's boss.
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Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria

Director: Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker
Writer: Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker
Summary: Tells the little-known story of the first known act of collective, violent resistance to the social oppression of queer people in the United States - a 1966 riot in San Francisco's impoverished Tenderloin neighborhood, three years before the famous gay riot at New York's Stonewall Inn.
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Shortbus

Director: John Cameron Mitchell
Writer: John Cameron Mitchell
Actor: Sook-Yin Lee, Paul Dawson, Lindsay Beamish
Summary: An exploration into the lives of several characters living in New York as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex. They all converge at a weekly underground salon called Shortbus.
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Silverlake Life: The View From Here

Director: Tom Joslin, Peter Friedman
Summary: An extraordinary video diary of living with AIDS. Told with guts and humor by longtime companions Tom Joslin and Mark Massi, this powerful documentary celebrates the human spirit while capturing the emotional challenges of living with a fatal illness.
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Tomboy

Director: Celine Sciamma
Writer: Celine Sciamma
Actor: Zoe Heran, Jeanne Disson, Malonn Levana, Sophie Cattani, Mathieu Demy
Summary: Laure is 10 years old and a tomboy. On arrival in a new neighborhood, she lets Lisa and her crowd believe that she is a boy. Summer becomes a big playground and Laure pretends to be 'Mikael', a boy like the others, different enough to get the attention of Lisa, who falls in love with him. Laure takes advantage of her new identity as if the end of the summer would never reveal her unsettling secret.
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Tongues Untied

Director: Marlon T. Riggs
Actor: Marlon T. Riggs, Essex Hemphill, Ben Callet
Summary: In an experimental amalgam of rap music, street poetry, documentary film, and dance, a gay African-American man expresses what it is like to be gay and black in the United States. Although he deals with social ostracism and fear of AIDS, he affirms the beauty and significance of the gay black man.
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Tongzhi in Love

Director: Ruby Yang
Actor: Frog Cui, Xiang Feng, Long Ze
Summary: Explores the lives of gay men in China and the pressures they face because they are expected to produce children to carry on their family's name.
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Torch Song Trilogy

Director: Paul Bogart
Writer: Harvey Fierstein
Actor: Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin, Karen Young
Screenplay: PN1997 .T67 1988a
Summary: A gay man in New York searches for love, respect, and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
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Totally Fucked up

Director: Gregg Araki
Writer: Gregg Araki
Actor: James Duval, Roko Belic, Susan Behshid, Jenee Gill, Gilbert Luna, Lance May
Summary: The story of the troubled world of gay and lesbian teenagers who hang around empty parking structures and deserted car washes and agonize about drugs, sex, dating, suicide, violence, family and gay identity.
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Transamerica

Director: Duncan Tucker
Writer: Duncan Tucker
Actor: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Fionnula Flanagan, Burt Young, Carrie Preston, Elizabeth Peña, Graham Greene
Screenplay: PN1997.2 .T73 2006
Summary: Bree Osborne, a pre-operative transsexual, learns she fathered a child back when she was Stanley Osborne. The wheels of fortune take Bree and her teenaged son on a cross-country trip that will change both their lives.
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Trash

Director: Paul Morrissey
Writer: Paul Morrissey
Actor: Joe Dallesandro, Geri Miller, Bruce Pecheur, Michael Sklar, Andrea Feldman, Diane Podel, Jane Furth, Holly Woodlawn
Summary: The story of Joe and his lover-protector Holly who try to make a go of things in their Lower East Side basement, from which Holly goes forth from time to time to cruise Fillmore East and scavenge garbage cans, while Joe's journeys are in search of real junk.
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Tropical Malady

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Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Writer: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Actor: Banlop Lomnoi, Sakda Kaewbuadee
Summary: Tropical Malady' is two distinct halves, divided into two complementary and wholly necessary pieces. The first half is a love story. A young soldier, Keng (Banlop Lomnoi), is assigned to patrol the Thai forests, and he falls for a country boy, Tong (Sakda Kaewbuadee), a worker in a rural Thai village's ice plant. In the second half, that love story has been swallowed by a folk tale, in which the spirit of a man has found its way into the body of a tiger. A soldier patrols the forest, looking for a villager who has disappeared while a voice-over relates the story of a shaman who has the power to turn himself into a tiger. Is the soldier Keng? Is the missing villager -- or, stranger yet, the tiger -- Tong?
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Two Spirits

Director: Lydia Nibley
Writer: Russell Martin, Lydia Nibley
Summary: Examines the role of two-spirit people in the Navajo culture in the context of the story of a gay youth named Fred Martinez. Martinez was a nadleehi or a male-bodied person with a feminine essence, who was murdered in a hate crime at the age of sixteen. Discusses the traditional Native American perspective on gender and sexuality and the need for a balanced interrelationship between the feminine and masculine.
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We Were Here

Director: Bill Weber, David Weissman
Summary: David Weissman's We Were Here revisits the San Francisco of the 80s and 90s, using the city's experience with AIDS to open up a conversation about both the history of the epidemic and the lessons to be learned from it. Yet the film reaches far beyond San Francisco and beyond AIDS itself as it illuminates the power of a community that comes together with love, compassion, and determination.
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Where I Am

Director: Pamela Dryman
Summary: Gay American writer Robert Drake is on the road to recovery, but this is a journey with a difference. Over ten years have passed since a violent and bloody attack by two young men in Sligo, Ireland one dark night left him brain damaged and unable to walk. It also stopped a writing career just as it was about to take off. From his home in Philadelphia we follow Robert as he takes a trip back to Ireland to confront the memories of what happened and lay the past to rest.
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Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

Director: Peter Adair, Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein, Lucy Massie Phenix, Veronica Selver
Summary: Interviews with 26 diverse people who speak out about their experiences as gay men and women.
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The World According to Garp

Director: George Roy Hill
Writer: Steve Tesich
Actor: Robin Williams, Mary Beth Hurt, Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Hume Cronyn, Jessica Tandy, Swoosie Kurtz
Screenplay: PN1997 .W6697 1980
Summary: Garp is a man whose life unfolds from cradle to grave in counterpoint to the dizzy, violent, cruel and casually destructive rhythms of our anxious age. Whilst Garp sees himself as a 'serious' writer, his mother Jenny writes a feminist manifesto at an opportune time, and finds herself as a magnet for all manner of distressed women.
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XXY

Director: Lucia Puenzo
Writer: Lucia Puenzo
Actor: Ricardo Darin, Valeria Bertuccelli, German Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti, Martin Piroyansky, Ines Efron
Summary: Alex is a 15-year-old teenager with a dark secret. Soon after her birth, her parents decide to leave Buenos Aires to settle in an isolated wooden house tucked away in the dunes of the Uruguayan shoreline. As Alex begins to explore her sexuality, her mother invites friends from Buenos Aires to come for a visit with their 16-year-old son Alvaro. Alvaro's father is a plastic surgeon who accepted the invitation because of his medical concern for Alex. The inevitable attraction between the teenagers forces both families to face their worst fears. As rumors begin to spread, the town's fascination with Alex becomes dangerous.
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Young Soul Rebels

Director: Isaac Julien
Writer: Paul Hallam, Derrick Saldaan McClintock, Isaac Julien
Actor: Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, Frances Barber, Sophie Okonedo, Debra Gillett, Jason Durr, Gary McDonald
Summary: An interracial sex act in the bushes turns into murder, setting off a police investigation and sending controversy into London's black community. A riveting look at the forces of race, class, and sex that reshaped the U.K. just before the Thatcher years.