The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother’s discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister’s suicide attempt and sado-masochist tendencies, and the intrusion of a very free-spirited maid and her husband… And it all started with the arrival in the family of an innocent looking rat…
Common Ground 2000
R | 1h 45min | Drama | TV Movie 29 January 2000
This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In “A Friend of Dorothy”, a woman joins the Navy during the 1950’s and discovers lesbianism. In “Mr. Roberts”, a teacher in a 1970’s classroom struggles with his closeted gay status. Finally in “Amos and Andy”, a father wrestles with his own emotional acceptance of a present day wedding between his son and another man.
Happy Endings Sleepover 2019
1h 40min | Drama | 13 December 2019 (USA)
American CIA Field Operative, Johnnie Allen, is assigned to Denmark for his first mission. An American spy highly placed in the Kremlin is to be spirited out of Russia, and it is Johnnie’s job to get him safely to Antwerp where the agent will board a freighter. Johnnie, who is a young gay man, meets and falls in love with a Danish lad named Sander, who is apparently straight. Wanting to keep his friend close to him, he makes the mistake of bringing him on the mission. What will become of their friendship if Johnnie confesses his love to Sander? And is the Russian agent all he seems to be? Set against a backdrop of European espionage, Happy Endings Sleepover is a celebration of gay youth in a world where love should never be Top-Secret.
Athlete: Ore ga kare ni oboreta hibi 2019
1h 25min | Drama | 26 July 2019 (Japan)
“I want to live my life being me!”-A pure love story which pictures the world of LGBT. Kohei, a former competitive swimmer, lives an ordinary life with his wife and high school daughter, but one day, his wife suddenly asks him for a divorce. He then has a fateful encounter with a beautiful boy named Yutaka. Yutaka dreams of becoming an animator while working as an online chat boy. At the same time, he is struggling to tell his father that he is gay. They are both confused but eventually become attracted to each other. Then, they have sex. One day they make love, and the next day they hurt each other. Through these emotional ups and downs, their relationship grows deeper and deeper. But . . .
Men of Hard Skin 2019
Hombres de piel dura (original title)
Not Rated | 1h 36min | Drama | 28 January 2019 (Netherlands)
Teenager Ariel lives a seemingly quiet life with his father and sister on their picturesque farm in a rural part of Buenos Aires. However, unbeknownst to his family, Ariel has been abused for years by Omar, his neighbourhood priest. Having confused his mistreatment for romantic affection, Ariel takes it upon himself to free himself from their relationship and soon embarks on a secret affair with one of the male workers on his father’s property. Meanwhile, as Omar continues to succumb to his urges, he forms a friendship with a much older priest who finds himself wrestling with similar desires. Defiantly unsentimental in its approach, José Celestino Campusano’s richly textured exploration of sex, power and ecclesiastical abuse in Argentine society is a complex and often confrontational piece of work, posing many tough questions without resorting to easy answers.
Alone with Mr Carter 2011
TV-G | 17min | Short, Drama, Romance | 17 September 2011 (USA)
In 1997, the year Ellen DeGeneres comes out, John is a boy who dreams of becoming a cop. He wants to confide in his neighbor, Mr. Carter, that he is secretly in love with him. Time is of the essence as the 65-year-old heterosexual detective is moving away forever.