Ma Vie en Rose 1997
Ma vie en rose (original title)
R | 1h 28min | Drama | 26 December 1997 (USA)
Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor’s son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. Her family and neighbors struggle with her actions.
Breakfast With Scot 2007
PG-13 | 1h 30min | Comedy, Drama, Music | 16 November 2007 (Canada)
The hockey career of former Toronto Maple Leaf Eric McNally, who was known as a tough enforcer, came to an end with a shoulder injury. He is now a sportscaster. Except to his assistant Nula, what he hasn’t told his work colleagues is that he is gay and that he is in a long term relationship with a sports lawyer named Sam. Eric feels that he can’t be openly gay as an ex-hockey player or as a public figure still associated with professional hockey. Eric and Sam’s life is turned upside down when they take temporary custody of Scot Latour, whose drug addict mother, Julie, recently passed away from a drug overdose. Julie assigned custody of Scot to her ex-boyfriend, Billy, who is Sam’s deadbeat brother. Sam is certain that Billy will eventually come for Scot when he learns that Julie’s insurance money also comes with custody. Having only had Julie’s influence in his life, Scot is a flamboyant adolescent, who wears make-up, a feather boa and his mother’s charm bracelet, and who loves musicals and singing Christmas carols. As they all wait for Billy’s arrival, Eric, despite not being Scot’s father, and Scot have to figure out how to come to terms with each other – Scot being a boy who expresses himself freely whatever the consequences, and Eric always being concerned about maintaining a macho exterior – within their temporary guardian/charge relationship.
The Nature of Nicholas is a surreal fable that follows twelve-year-old Nicholas as he struggles with an intense attraction to his best friend, Bobby. Nicholas is obsessed with his friend Bobby. Bobby’s feelings are less clear. At times he seems to share Nicholas’s fascination, but then appears more interested in making inroads with the girls at school. All this leaves young Nicholas very confused. When images of Nicholas’s absent father start to appear to him, the boy is understandably frightened. This curious figure gives Nicholas the impression he is pressing his young son closer to the girls in his life and away from Bobby. This only leads to increased anxiety and fear in Nicholas. Fearing that Bobby is drifting away from him, Nicholas takes a chance and kisses him. Bobby is taken aback and storms out. Because of his shame, Bobby undergoes a type of ‘splitting’ where a decrepit, ghoulish version of him is separated from his healthy self. Nicholas is immediately drawn to this gruesome Bobby, and begins to secretly take care of the creature. However, Nicholas cannot keep the creature hidden forever and must eventually face his own feelings.