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The official LGBTIQ+ challenge - October 2018

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#121

Post by albajos » October 11th, 2018, 6:52 am

Anyone know any Kickstarter/Indiegogo etc LGBT-movies?

I've seen the result of this https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/camp ... fundraiser#/
(It's fun, but way to sex focused to be a favorite of mine)

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/Ka ... face-movie
This also show up in search results. As she is meeting 50 different people it would be odd not to include someone from LGBT. But I haven't seen it.

(Bot these are available for rent on vimeo, by the way)

But there has to be more

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#122

Post by blocho » October 11th, 2018, 5:42 pm

2. Daughters of Darkness (Les Levres Rouges) - 1971

Pretty good, especially Delphine Seyrig as a louche, aristocratic lesbian vampire slash feminist avenger. It's available here:
https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1zzmqi

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Post by mathiasa » October 11th, 2018, 6:58 pm

1. Marnie (1964) - Good movie. 7.9/10.

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Post by 72allinncallme » October 11th, 2018, 8:49 pm

12. L'inconnu du lac (2013)
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1. Tomboy (2011)
2. Crash (1996)
3. Shorts:
Fireworks (1947) 14min
Un chant d'amour (1950) 25min
Blow Job (1963) 27min
4. Y tu mamá también (2001)
5. Poison (1991)
6. Carol (2015)
7. 46-okunen no koi (2006)
8. Pink Narcissus (1971)
9. Pariah (2011)
10. Les lèvres rouges (1971)
11. My Summer of Love (2004)
12. L'inconnu du lac (2013)

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#125

Post by allisoncm » October 12th, 2018, 5:55 am

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1. Les lèvres rouges (1971) 6/10 - L
2. Pink Narcissus (1971) - G
3. My Brother the Devil (2012) - G
4. Una lucertola con la pelle di donna (1971) - L

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#126

Post by sebby » October 12th, 2018, 9:46 am

03 let me in 6.5/10

it's fun to post at the I-C-M-FShow
01 lyle 3/10
02 the vampire lovers 6/10
03 let me in 6.5/10

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Post by nimimerkillinen » October 12th, 2018, 1:14 pm

1. The Boston Strangler (1968) - is on https://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/the+ ... iedearest/

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#128

Post by sol » October 12th, 2018, 2:29 pm

Queer WindowShow
1. (A)sexual (2011)
2. L.I.E. (2001)
3. Every Day (2018)
4. Tangerine (2015)
5. Love, Simon (2018)
6. Closet Monster (2015)
7. Room in Rome (2010)
8. Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
9. House: Better Half (2012)
10. La Mala Educación (2004)
11. A Fantastic Woman (2017)
12. Behind the Candelabra (2013)
13. Daughters of Darkness (1971)
14. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)

15. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

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This documentary's greatest virtue is its intimate interviews with screenwriters like Jay Presson Allen and Arthur Laurents who confirm that all gay subtext in their films is intentional. And yet, most striking is the interview with Rebel without a Cause writer Stewart Stern who suggests that movies are what we want them to be, which then puts into doubt if some examples like Red River are overreaching. There remains loads to like here though on a universal level with the film pointing out the power of movies to influence us and comfort us when we see a little of ourselves on screen.
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#129

Post by albajos » October 12th, 2018, 2:34 pm

You do have that now as well, with Disney calling Lando pansexual and LeFou gay without there being any actual evidence of this in the films. It's just shipping news to a certain demographic that longs for representation.

That's why I would never call Sherlock asexual before the show actually take a stand to the question.

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#130

Post by albajos » October 12th, 2018, 3:34 pm

yesterday
24. (e3a) BoJack Horseman S04E06 Stupid Piece of Sh*t (2017) USA [A] 10 checks 26min. Todd is on an Ace Meetup. And realises that he can't marry someone he doesn't care about.
24. (e3b) BoJack Horseman S05E01 The Light Bulb Scene (2018) USA [A] 1 check 26min. (12) In the final episode of season 4 Todd was asked out by another sexual (I'm not counting that episode as it was basically just a cliffhanger for the next season.) In this episode they discuss aromantic and romantic asexuals, and that maybe there should be an asexual dating app.

Actually there is one. So the writers do need to research more. (Not many users outside of the US though)

today
25. Both (2005) USA (I) 2 checks
My biggest surprise about this is that this was only it's 2nd check. Is there the doctors decision what gender is the correct one to give to a young child through surgery?
26. Desert Hearts (1985) USA [L] 2 official lists 379 checks
This is not a good movie. Many short scenes, many of which are not relevant. They should have kept this to the relationship between the two.
27. Do I Sound Gay? (2014) USA [G] 170 checks
Many doesn't like this in the comments, but they can not have seen the whole thing. The point is that if you sound gay, you should be proud of it. But some has to change because of their jobs, but that is still something the society has to work with.

Flare progress
+12 (46%)

All our watches (with bonus challenge): https://www.imdb.com/list/ls040572727/
And if anyone is interested, here are my favorites of all time (also included the bonus challenge letters there as well): https://www.imdb.com/list/ls027613842/

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ABC
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
(t1a) All in the Family S01E05 Judging Books by Covers (1971)
08. The Birdcage (1996)
12. BoJack Horseman (2016-18)
25. Both (2005)
18. The Boys in the Band (1970)
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
07. La cage aux folles (1978)
19. Capote (2005)
26. Desert Hearts (1985)
27. Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
14. Every Day (2018)
03. Far from Heaven (2002)
05. Female Trouble (1974)
22. Liv og død (1980)
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017)
16. My So-Called Life (1994-95)
21. Mysterious Skin (2004)
17. My Summer of Love (2004)
06. Paris Is Burning (1990)
04. A Single Man (2009)
13. Tangerine (2015)
09-11. A Very English Scandal (2018)
20. Weekend (2011)
23. XXY (2007)

Year
18. The Boys in the Band (1970)
(t1a) All in the Family S01E05 Judging Books by Covers (1971)
05. Female Trouble (1974)
07. La cage aux folles (1978)
22. Liv og død (1980)
26. Desert Hearts (1985)
06. Paris Is Burning (1990)
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
16. My So-Called Life (1994)
16. My So-Called Life (1995)
08. The Birdcage (1996)
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
03. Far from Heaven (2002)
21. Mysterious Skin (2004)
17. My Summer of Love (2004)
25. Both (2005)
19. Capote (2005)
23. XXY (2007)
04. A Single Man (2009)
20. Weekend (2011)
27. Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
13. Tangerine (2015)
12. BoJack Horseman (2016)
12, 24. BoJack Horseman (2017)
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017)
24. BoJack Horseman (2017)
14. Every Day (2018)
09-11. A Very English Scandal (2018)

Off. lists
03. Far from Heaven (2002) 8
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) 5
06. Paris Is Burning (1990) 5
07. La cage aux folles (1978) 4
05. Female Trouble (1974) 4
20. Weekend (2011) 4
19. Capote (2005) 3
21. Mysterious Skin (2004) 3
17. My Summer of Love (2004) 3
13. Tangerine (2015) 3
18. The Boys in the Band (1970) 2
26. Desert Hearts (1985) 2
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017) 2
04. A Single Man (2009) 2
23. XXY (2007) 2
08. The Birdcage (1996) 1
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) 1

Checks
19. Capote (2005) 14 028
04. A Single Man (2009) 10 618
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) 8 887
21. Mysterious Skin (2004) 7 254
08. The Birdcage (1996) 5 557
03. Far from Heaven (2002) 5 372
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) 2 825
13. Tangerine (2015) 2 437
20. Weekend (2011) 2 335
17. My Summer of Love (2004) 1 545
07. La cage aux folles (1978) 1 506
06. Paris Is Burning (1990) 1 503
23. XXY (2007) 1 383
05. Female Trouble (1974) 970
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017) 911
16. My So-Called Life (1994-1995) 527
18. The Boys in the Band (1970) 389
26. Desert Hearts (1985) 379
27. Do I Sound Gay? (2014) 170
14. Every Day (2018) 140
09-11. A Very English Scandal (2018) 44
22. Liv og død (1980) 6
25. Both (2005) 2

!seen 27

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#131

Post by allisoncm » October 12th, 2018, 6:37 pm

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1. Les lèvres rouges (1971) 6/10 - L
2. Pink Narcissus (1971) - G
3. My Brother the Devil (2012) - G
4. Una lucertola con la pelle di donna (1971) - L
5. Odete (2005, Portugal) - G

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#132

Post by psychotronicbeatnik » October 12th, 2018, 8:21 pm

10. Sadomania (1981 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10 Q
11. La novia ensangrentada, aka: The Blood Spattered Bride (1972 / Vicente Aranda / Spain) 9/10 L
12. Nude per l'assassino, aka: Strip Nude For Your Killer (1975 / Andrea Bianchi) FTV 7+/10 L
13. Macumba Sexual (1983 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10 B

Sadomania is one of Franco’s wildest films and there are an assortment of characters of all persuasions, some of them hard to define. The warden is also played by the MtF Transexual Ajita Wilson. She also has an unbilled bit as a man who is topping the character played by Franco. Given the multiplicity of persuasions depicted, the “Q” designation seems like the best to go with. For those who are interested, Ajita Wilson has another great role in Franco’s Macumba Sexual.

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1.Vampyros Lesbos (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 L
2-3, a-i. LGBTIQ+ Shorts Watched { 121 min. total}
a. Brotherly (2008 / JC Oliva) FTV 7/10
{ 11 min.} G
b. Semicolon (2017 / Pascal Morchen) FTV 7/10 { 27 min.} G – I couldn’t find this one on IMDb or ICM.
c. Un chant d’amour (1950 / Jean Genet) 9/10 { 26 min.} G
d. Piscina (2017 / Carlos Ruano / Spain) FTV 7/10 { 10 min.} G
e. En eftermiddag (2014 / Soren Green) FTV 7+/10 { 8 min.} G
f. De Vuelta (2015 / Gabriel Dorado / Spain) FTV 7/10 { 13 min.} G
g. Pumping (2012 / Teresa Martino) FTV 7/10 { 11 min.} T
h. I Am Transgender (2016 / Joonas Bruh) FTV 7/10 { 10 min.} T
i. Lovestruck (2015 / Brendan Gates) FTV 7/10 { 5 min.} L
4. Vampyres (1974 / Jose Ramon Larraz) FTV 7+/10 B
5. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 B
6. El Gran Amor de Conde Dracula (1973 / Javier Aguirre / Spain) FTV 7/10 L
7. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10 G
8. Les lèvres rouges (1971 / Harry Kumel) 8+/10 L
9. Warmish (2017 / Braxie Jacobson) FTV 5/10 L

10. Sadomania (1981 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10 Q
11. La novia ensangrentada, aka: The Blood Spattered Bride (1972 / Vicente Aranda / Spain) 9/10 L
12. Nude per l'assassino, aka: Strip Nude For Your Killer (1975 / Andrea Bianchi) FTV 7+/10 L
13. Macumba Sexual (1983 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10 B


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#133

Post by albajos » October 12th, 2018, 8:27 pm

Explotation is not the best representation in any regard anyway. And personally I wont see any such film for this challenge.

(basically people in exploatation films sleeps with anyone as long it is in the script, there is not much relationship archs to be found)

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#134

Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » October 12th, 2018, 10:39 pm

Thanks for hosting, albajos.

A five-for to get me into the swing of things:

1. 'Los placeres ocultos' / 1977, Eloy de la Iglesia / 7.5/10 / G
2. 'La nuits d'été' / 2014, Mario Fanfani / 6.5 or 7/10 / T
3. 'Baisers cachés' / 2016, Didier Bivel / 7/10 / G
4. 'L'Épreuve d'amour' / 2017, Arnaud Sélignac / 6.5/10 / T
5. 'Una Mujer Fantástica' / 2017, Sebastián Lelio / 7.5/10 / T

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Post by OldAle1 » October 12th, 2018, 11:22 pm

1. ¡Átame! / Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Pedro Almodóvar, 1989)

I remember when this came out in the USA - it was one of the films, along with The Cook, the Thief, His Wife and Her Lover, that prompted the creation of the NC-17 label. I thought I had seen part of it actually - I worked in video stores in the early 90s and we carried the unrated or NC-17 or whatever version, and most of our competition carried a cut R-rated version or didn't have it at all, so it was VERRRYYY popular especially amongst older people who wanted something sexy but not porn. And most of them hated it I think, most likely because it wasn't violent enough and actually didn't have all that much nudity. It's really rather surprising in retrospect that this was particularly controversial for sex or violence, though the controversy over the kidnapping element and in particular what happens later in the film between kidnapper Antonio Banderas and kidnappee Victoria Abril is to my mind much more disconcerting/disquieting. Essentially Banderas's Ricky is this criminal who's been in juvie prison and then a halfway house, is now out on his own, and immediately goes after Abril's ex-porn-star-trying-to-be-legit-actress Marina, holds her in her own apartment and tries to get her to love him. OK, this has been done plenty, what's problematic for me and I suspect many viewers is
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that she actually falls in love with him, and apparently both she and her sister forgive him for his treatment of her, and we have a nice happy ending. I do think Almodóvar is trying in some way to show how two fucked-up people might get together in a fucked-up way, but it's still pretty unpleasant and it's hard not to read it as justifying this poisonous aggressive male action. Again I think he's trying to show something a little less macho and misogynistic, but I guess I don't think he succeeds, or it's too confused.
Still, this has the director's customary florid use of color and set design, and I can't really fault the actors - I'm becoming more a fan of Banderas all the time, I clearly misjudged him early as just a pretty boy, based to be fair on a lot of his early American crap. All in all this is very much a "mixed" response for me.

As regards this challenge I have to admit this doesn't have a lot of LGBT content - probably the director's "straightest" film that I've seen, at least on the outside, though I think there is enough campiness involving the movie set and the director (of the film within the film) and cast and crew to qualify.

2. Vampyros Lesbos (Jesús Franco, 1971, West Germany/Spain)

Franco's most famous film I suppose, if "famous" is appropriate. From my limited experience with the director so far, I guess I can see it - you've got Soledad Miranda, a cult figure herself as much for her untimely death as for her beauty and willingness to show it all regularly, you've got the music which became famous years later on the "Vampyros Lesbos Sexadelic Dance Party" album which a friend of mine listened to excessively in the late 90s, the same friend who first introduced me to a lot of Euro-schlock or I should say made me aware of it since I didn't see much of it then (couldn't, easily, in those days), and you've got the ol' lesbian vampire theme of course. But for me what really stands out here is the semi-surrealism or dreaminess of the "plot" such as it is - vampire descendant of Drcaula (Miranda) lures beautiful businesswoman Linda (Ewa Strömberg) to her secluded island for sex, murder, vampirism - but maybe it's all a dream? A dream within a dream? Much of this I'm really unclear on after one viewing, like what relation another blonde dreamer, Agra, really had to Linda; for a while I thought they were the same person, or two versions of the same person, and the fact that they look rather similar is certainly a part of this. Ultimately I found the sleaziness and soft-core sex elements pretty uninteresting and not at all sexy - but the voluptuous color, the attractive settings (Franco certainly had a knack for getting the most out of his limited resources when it comes to sets and locations), mostly in Istanbul, and the dreaminess of the piece work well enough for me to be glad of the experience. Easily the best of the now 3 Franco films I've seen.

3. Sie tötete in Ekstase / She Killed in Ecstasy (Jesús Franco, 1971, West Germany/Spain)

Made - or at least released - in the same year and also starring Miranda, this time in the role of the widow of a young scientist driven to his death by the four colleagues who denounce his work as heretical/evil, and plotting revenge on them through sex and scissors. Apparently a remake of an earlier Franco film but this is reminiscent of plenty of other revenge films including Truffaut's La Mariée était en noir which had come out three years earlier. Pretty tiresome film overall, with the same basic idea - Miranda dons different wigs, seduces each victim in turn, kills them, repeat - but it does again have some wonderful use of locations including the "Xanada" building in Alcante, Spain:

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and some gorgeous color and costumes - the play of bright purple, red and yellow in one sequence in particular really knocked me out. Ultimately it's too tedious for me to say I liked it, and I also find it more than a little irritating that we get some moments of interesting discussion around what ethics are in science, and also some not-so-veiled attacks on religious morality, but they don't go anywhere and it just ends up being a very simple revenge film with lots of nudity. Meh.

4. La novia ensangrentada / The Blood Spattered Bride (Vicente Aranda, 1972)

Lesbian vampire film, one of many based on Le Fanu's "Carmilla", this version set in the present day on a Spanish island. A very young bride and her husband go to his familial estate on their honeymoon where she has dreams/nightmares/visions of an ancestor of his, Mircalla Karnstein, who left a bloody trail. Soon enough a real-life doppelganger for Mircalla named Carmilla shows up and, well, there isn't much here that can be said without spoilers, not that experienced viewers will be unfamiliar with the basic idea. There''s also a fourth character, an adolescent girl named Carol, and the relationships in both actions and appearances between the three women are a big part of what drives this, a spiritual kinship as it were. Nicely shot with loads of blood and nudity, with pretty cool locations - this isn't anything really special ultimately but it was a lot of fun and pretty much just as I expected. I wish the dreamy character of the thing in the beginning had carried throughout the film more, but it was still a worthwhile entry into the lesbian vampire subgenre.

5. Les lèvres rouges / Daughters of Darkness (Harry Kümel, 1971)

Belgian/French/German production apparently filmed all in Belgium, with a mostly European cast speaking English, which threw me - I thought this was going to be in French for some reason, and it's a little weird and perhaps adds to the strangeness of the film, though it should be noted that one of the actors is American, another Canadian, and the French Delphine Seyrig who is really the lead speaks English with almost no accent. I mention all this because I remember that when I worked in video stores we moved this from the "foreign" to the "horror" section when we found out it was English-language, only to have a lot of people rent it for the sex and then complain that it was too weird and "foreign". Can't please the masses can ya? Anyway I pretty nearly loved this, from the absolutely gorgeous photography (some of the outdoor night scenes in particular are just spectacular) and costumes to the dreamy atmosphere, the decadent and dilapidated hotel that is the principal location. There's not a whole lot of plot - a young couple, Stefan (John Karlen) and Valerie (Danielle Ouimet) are on honeymoon and end up at this huge grand crumbling pile in Ostend, where they meet the only other visitors, Countess Bathory (Seyrig) and her companion Ilona (Andrea Rau), who are very strange and only go out at night you see...Stefan also has his secrets (not much is done with this subplot alas) and Valerie goes from repelled by the odd countess to fascinated in a very short time. There isn't a whole lot here below the surface, but that surface is pretty wonderful to look at and there's some nice dark humor here and there as well.

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Post by jdidaco » October 13th, 2018, 4:17 am

(Hi, albajos. I checked and every single title (including the shorts) from this batch has plot keywords on their IMDb entries; if you, or anyone else, has spotted a title from my viewings so far which has aroused your curiosity, do please ask, and I'll happily share some thoughts)


"It’s the most melancholic porn film I’ve ever seen. It’s something very sad, and aesthetically beautiful. Just a young man wondering through several depictions of love and choreographies of love-making, it’s like a ceremony, a ceremony of fantasies, especially the last sequence where the main character is calling back all his previous fantasies, which were coming one by one around his bed and making love to him. It’s something incredible. I think it’s one of the most beautiful film sequences of French cinema.(...) this was the first time it was screened since the end of the seventies (...), most of the people were straight in the cinema, and this was a proper porn film, it had intercourse scenes between men, but at the same time everybody was mesmerized and really hypnotized". (director Yann Gonzalez speaking of Francis Savel's 'Équation à un inconnu', recently screened at La Cinémathèque française)

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31. Équation à un inconnu (Equation with One Unknown, Francis Savel, 1980) 10/10
32. Kazetachi no gogo (Afternoon Breeze, Hitoshi Yazaki, 1980) 9/10
33. Kangofu nikki: Kemonojimita gogo (Nurse Diary: Beast Afternoon, Naosuke Kurosawa, 1982) 7.5/10
34. Anata-ga suki desu, dai suki desu (I Like You, I Like You Very Much, Hiroyuki Oki, 1994) 8/10
35. Ido (Id, Kei Fujiwara, 2005) 6/10
36. Et + si @ff (Paul Vecchiali, 2006) 8.5/10
37. El cónsul de Sodoma (The Consul of Sodom, Sigfrid Monleón, 2009) 8.5/10
38. O Corpo de Afonso (The King's Body, João Pedro Rodrigues, 2012) 8/10 (32 min), Spunk (Antonio da Silva, 2015) 8/10 (38 min) (Total: 70 min)
39. Stella cadente (Falling Star, Lluís Miñarro, 2014) 9/10
40. Les îles (Islands, Yann Gonzalez, 2017) 8/10 (24 min), Ultra pulpe (Apocalypse After, Bertrand Mandico, 2018) 9/10 (37 min) (Total: 61 min)

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1. L'air de Paris (Air of Paris, Marcel Carné, 1954) 8.5/10
2. La garçonne (Jacqueline Audry, 1957) 8/10
3. Il mare (The Sea, Giuseppe Patroni Griffi, 1962) 9.5/10
4. Historia de la frivolidad (History of Frivolity, Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, 1967) 8.5/10
5. Plagio (Undue Influence, Sergio Capogna, 1969) 9/10
6. Marquis de Sade: Justine (Jesús Franco, 1969) 6.5/10
7. La fille de Dracula/La hija de Drácula (Daughter of Dracula, Jesús Franco, 1972) 6/10
8. Mi querida señorita (My Dearest Senorita, Jaime de Armiñán, 1972) 8/10
9. Et... Dieu créa les hommes (And God Created Men, Jean-Étienne Siry, 1978) 9/10
10. Brigade des moeurs (Brigade of Death, Max Pécas, 1985) 7/10
11. The Strange One (Jack Garfein, 1957) 8/10
12. The Gay Deceivers (Bruce Kessler, 1969) 6/10
13. Simon, King of the Witches (Bruce Kessler, 1971) 8/10
14. Brothers (Norman Yonemoto (as "Jason Sato"), 1973) 9/10
15. Odio mi cuerpo (I Hate My Body, León Klimovsky, 1974) 7.5/10
16. Garage Sale (Bruce Yonemoto & Norman Yonemoto, 1976) 8/10
17. Night Out (Lawrence Johnston, 1990) 8/10
18. Combat (Patrick Carpentier, 2006) 8/10
19. Animals (Marçal Forés, 2012) 7/10
20. Zimniy put (Winter Journey, Sergey Taramaev & Lyubov Lvova, 2013) 7/10
21. Voodoo Island (Reginald Le Borg, 1957) 7.5/10
22. Daughters of Lesbos (Peter Woodcock, 1968) 7/10
23. The Boy with the Hungry Eyes (Monroe Beehler, 1970) 9/10
24. Miss Leslie's Dolls (Joseph G. Prieto, 1973) 7/10
25. Manderley (Jesús Garay, 1981) 9/10
26. Mia thesi ston ilio/A Place in the Sun (Constantine Giannaris, 1995) 9/10
27. Yeogo goedam II (Memento Mori, Kim Tae-yong & Min Kyu-dong, 1999) 7.5/10
28. Wolf Girl (Thom Fitzgerald, 2001) 7/10
29. Ji-nan-yeo-reum, Gap-ja-gi (Suddenly, Last Summer, Leesong Hee-il, 2012) + Namjokeuro Ganda (Going South, Leesong Hee-il, 2012) 8.5/10 *
30. Beulraekseuton (Black Stone, Roh Gyeong-tae, 2015) 7.5/10

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Post by allisoncm » October 13th, 2018, 5:45 am

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1. Les lèvres rouges (1971) 6/10 - L
2. Pink Narcissus (1971) - G
3. My Brother the Devil (2012) - G
4. Una lucertola con la pelle di donna (1971) - L
5. Odete (2005, Portugal) - G
6. Studio 54 - GT (2018)

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Post by nimimerkillinen » October 13th, 2018, 11:42 am

albajos wrote:
October 3rd, 2018, 7:54 am
nimimerkillinen wrote:
October 3rd, 2018, 5:19 am
OldAle1 wrote:
October 1st, 2018, 8:51 pm
Ah, Vampyros lesbos was on my list anyway. I think I may have seen it actually 30-odd years ago but no real memory survives.
so this counts? its listed as west germany first
Franco, the director, is spanish, so he brought investors along with him. Fénix Cooperativa Cinematográfica actually co-produced most of his 70s films.
seems like posted in wrong challenge anyway :P but makes me wonder would it count of spanish challenge since this one is in german so it woud be kind of like spanish director doing english movie but how much of co-production is needed hmm

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Post by albajos » October 13th, 2018, 12:24 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 3:38 pm
albajos wrote:
September 28th, 2018, 11:00 am
I am going to se Una mujer fantástica for the LGBTIQ+ challenge. I consider it chilean but it has a minor co-production with Spain. So is it eligible?
I'm not familiar with it, but I wouldn't kick it out. If you think Spain had a significant enough contribution, feel free to include it.
So that goes for every movie with Soanish co-prod. If you think it has enough backing, include it. I have no problem including Franco's movies since I know how they were produced, it's absolutely not the same as Alejandro G. Iñárritu directing The Revenant. Iñárritu doesn't have a production company following him from production to production regardless of country.

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Post by OldAle1 » October 13th, 2018, 2:03 pm

Particularly in the period where Franco was most active - 60s and 70s - a very large portion of European genre cinema - French, Italian, German and Spanish in particular - were coproductions, many if not most of them shot silent and then post-dubbed into several languages. Most people who have watched much of this stuff probably know this but for example are we not going to consider a Sergio Leone film with three American leads shot in Spain to be "Italian"? Yes, I know that film lists Italy first, but I don't take which country IMDb lists first as gospel either, and I would hope everybody knows that they can't rely on IMDb as being the last word in accuracy on this or any other issue.

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Post by albajos » October 13th, 2018, 3:36 pm

28. (e4a) BoJack Horseman S05E03 Planned Obsolescence (2018) USA [A] 1 check 26min.
28. (e4b) BoJack Horseman S05E09 Ancient History (2018) USA [A] 1 check 26min. (4)
And that's it. In 7 of the last 25 episodes there has been a plot with Todd's asexuality. In 5-3 they go and meet her parents, but they don't know that she is asexual. In 5-9 Todd is thinking about about getting back together with his old sexual girlfriend so he builds a sexbot for her that can do the stuff he don't. Well, it doesn't work out.

Personally these issues just seem educational when they discuss them, they are there as a Wow-factor rather than a normal character arch.

29. All Over Me (1997) USA [L] 1 official list 183 checks
Just teenage lesbians. In a typical 90s movie setting. (Also Angela's gay friend from My So-Called Life appears in this as well, is it a sequel?
30. Wilde (1997) UK | Japan | Germany [G] 861 checks
Oscar Wilde doesn't really need an introduction. This time potrayed by Stephen Fry.

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DivaShow
ABC
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
(t1a) All in the Family S01E05 Judging Books by Covers (1971)
29. All Over Me (1997)
08. The Birdcage (1996)
12, 24, 28. BoJack Horseman (2016-18)
25. Both (2005)
18. The Boys in the Band (1970)
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
07. La cage aux folles (1978)
19. Capote (2005)
26. Desert Hearts (1985)
27. Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
14. Every Day (2018)
03. Far from Heaven (2002)
05. Female Trouble (1974)
22. Liv og død (1980)
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017)
16. My So-Called Life (1994-95)
21. Mysterious Skin (2004)
17. My Summer of Love (2004)
06. Paris Is Burning (1990)
04. A Single Man (2009)
13. Tangerine (2015)
09-11. A Very English Scandal (2018)
20. Weekend (2011)
30. Wilde (1997)
23. XXY (2007)

Year
18. The Boys in the Band (1970)
(t1a) All in the Family S01E05 Judging Books by Covers (1971)
05. Female Trouble (1974)
07. La cage aux folles (1978)
22. Liv og død (1980)
26. Desert Hearts (1985)
06. Paris Is Burning (1990)
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
16. My So-Called Life (1994)
16. My So-Called Life (1995)
08. The Birdcage (1996)
29. All Over Me (1997)
30. Wilde (1997)
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
03. Far from Heaven (2002)
21. Mysterious Skin (2004)
17. My Summer of Love (2004)
25. Both (2005)
19. Capote (2005)
23. XXY (2007)
04. A Single Man (2009)
20. Weekend (2011)
27. Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
13. Tangerine (2015)
12. BoJack Horseman (2016)
12, 24. BoJack Horseman (2017)
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017)
24, 28. BoJack Horseman (2017)
14. Every Day (2018)
09-11. A Very English Scandal (2018)

Off. lists
03. Far from Heaven (2002) 8
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) 5
06. Paris Is Burning (1990) 5
07. La cage aux folles (1978) 4
05. Female Trouble (1974) 4
20. Weekend (2011) 4
19. Capote (2005) 3
21. Mysterious Skin (2004) 3
17. My Summer of Love (2004) 3
13. Tangerine (2015) 3
18. The Boys in the Band (1970) 2
26. Desert Hearts (1985) 2
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017) 2
04. A Single Man (2009) 2
23. XXY (2007) 2
29. All Over Me (1997) 1
08. The Birdcage (1996) 1
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) 1

Checks
19. Capote (2005) 14 028
04. A Single Man (2009) 10 618
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) 8 887
21. Mysterious Skin (2004) 7 254
08. The Birdcage (1996) 5 557
03. Far from Heaven (2002) 5 372
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) 2 825
13. Tangerine (2015) 2 437
20. Weekend (2011) 2 335
17. My Summer of Love (2004) 1 545
07. La cage aux folles (1978) 1 506
06. Paris Is Burning (1990) 1 503
23. XXY (2007) 1 383
05. Female Trouble (1974) 970
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017) 911
30. Wilde (1997) 861
16. My So-Called Life (1994-1995) 527
18. The Boys in the Band (1970) 389
26. Desert Hearts (1985) 379
29. All Over Me (1997) 183
27. Do I Sound Gay? (2014) 170
14. Every Day (2018) 140
09-11. A Very English Scandal (2018) 44
22. Liv og død (1980) 6
25. Both (2005) 2

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Post by albajos » October 13th, 2018, 3:44 pm

After Wilde I makes me wonder how many real LGBT-personalities have been portrayed by LGBT-actors and personally I can only think of two of the top of my head

Ian McKellen as James Whale and
Stephen Fry as Oscar Wilde

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Post by 72allinncallme » October 13th, 2018, 10:55 pm

13. Sud pralad (2004)
14. Bara no sôretsu (1969)
SpoilerShow
1. Tomboy (2011)
2. Crash (1996)
3. Shorts:
Fireworks (1947) 14min
Un chant d'amour (1950) 25min
Blow Job (1963) 27min
4. Y tu mamá también (2001)
5. Poison (1991)
6. Carol (2015)
7. 46-okunen no koi (2006)
8. Pink Narcissus (1971)
9. Pariah (2011)
10. Les lèvres rouges (1971)
11. My Summer of Love (2004)
12. L'inconnu du lac (2013)
13. Sud pralad (2004)
14. Bara no sôretsu (1969)

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Post by psychotronicbeatnik » October 13th, 2018, 11:50 pm

14, a-f. LGBTIQ+ Shorts Watched { 62 min. total}
a. Dos Variedades (2015 / Melissa Estaba / Spain) FTV 6/10 { 8 min.} Q
b. El ragalo de Noa (2017 / Jesus Zatarain / Spain) FTV 5/10 { 6 min.} L
c. Blow Job (1963 / Andy Warhol) FTV 5/10 { 27 min.} G
d. Fireworks (1949 / Kenneth Anger) 8/10 { 14 min.} G
e. Kustom Kar Komandos (1970 / Kenneth Anger) 8+/10 { 3 min.} G
f. In a Heartbeat (2017 / Esteban Bravo, Beth David) FTV 7+/10 { 4 min.} G

The LGBTIQ+ WordShow

1.Vampyros Lesbos (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 L
2-3, a-i. LGBTIQ+ Shorts Watched { 121 min. total}
a. Brotherly (2008 / JC Oliva) FTV 7/10
{ 11 min.} G
b. Semicolon (2017 / Pascal Morchen) FTV 7/10 { 27 min.} G – I couldn’t find this one on IMDb or ICM.
c. Un chant d’amour (1950 / Jean Genet) 9/10 { 26 min.} G
d. Piscina (2017 / Carlos Ruano / Spain) FTV 7/10 { 10 min.} G
e. En eftermiddag (2014 / Soren Green) FTV 7+/10 { 8 min.} G
f. De Vuelta (2015 / Gabriel Dorado / Spain) FTV 7/10 { 13 min.} G
g. Pumping (2012 / Teresa Martino) FTV 7/10 { 11 min.} T
h. I Am Transgender (2016 / Joonas Bruh) FTV 7/10 { 10 min.} T
i. Lovestruck (2015 / Brendan Gates) FTV 7/10 { 5 min.} L
4. Vampyres (1974 / Jose Ramon Larraz) FTV 7+/10 B
5. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7/10 B
6. El Gran Amor de Conde Dracula (1973 / Javier Aguirre / Spain) FTV 7/10 L
7. ¿Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto? (1984 / Pedro Almodovar / Spain) 9/10 G
8. Les lèvres rouges (1971 / Harry Kumel) 8+/10 L
9. Warmish (2017 / Braxie Jacobson) FTV 5/10 L
10. Sadomania (1981 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10 Q
11. La novia ensangrentada, aka: The Blood Spattered Bride (1972 / Vicente Aranda / Spain) 9/10 L
12. Nude per l'assassino, aka: Strip Nude For Your Killer (1975 / Andrea Bianchi) FTV 7+/10 L
13. Macumba Sexual (1983 / Jesus Franco / Spain) 7+/10 B

14, a-f. LGBTIQ+ Shorts Watched { 62 min. total}
a. Dos Variedades (2015 / Melissa Estaba / Spain) FTV 6/10 { 8 min.} Q
b. El ragalo de Noa (2017 / Jesus Zatarain / Spain) FTV 5/10 { 6 min.} L
c. Blow Job (1963 / Andy Warhol) FTV 5/10 { 27 min.} G
d. Fireworks (1949 / Kenneth Anger) 8/10 { 14 min.} G
e. Kustom Kar Komandos (1970 / Kenneth Anger) 8+/10 { 3 min.} G
f. In a Heartbeat (2017 / Esteban Bravo, Beth David) FTV 7+/10 { 4 min.} G


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Post by hurluberlu » October 14th, 2018, 9:38 am

1. The Wild Boys / Les Garçons Sauvages (Bertrand Mandico, 2017) 8 [T]
2. Poison (Todd Haynes, 1991) 5+ [G]
3. Flaming Creatures (Jack Smith, 1963) 4 [Q]
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Post by sol » October 14th, 2018, 12:04 pm

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1. (A)sexual (2011)
2. L.I.E. (2001)
3. Every Day (2018)
4. Tangerine (2015)
5. Love, Simon (2018)
6. Closet Monster (2015)
7. Room in Rome (2010)
8. Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
9. House: Better Half (2012)
10. La Mala Educación (2004)
11. A Fantastic Woman (2017)
12. Behind the Candelabra (2013)
13. Daughters of Darkness (1971)
14. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)
15. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

16. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

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Post by blocho » October 14th, 2018, 3:10 pm

3. Carol (2015)

1950s fetishism and the travails of the bourgeoisie. This movie makes such a big deal out of what is unstated, that in the end it barely bothers to say anything at all. After two hours, I have no clue why the two leads like each other.

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Post by albajos » October 14th, 2018, 5:52 pm

31. High Art (1998) USA (B) 2 official lists 737 checks
I had absolutely no interest in the subplot here. So much drags. They traded the gay stereotype for the artist stereotype perhaps?
32. Les lèvres rouges (1971) Belgium | France | West Germany [Flare] 3 official lists 583 checks
I'm putting Flare here as there are no relationship here. More a master and it's subjects, and she basically hypnotize them.
33. Prick Up Your Ears (1987) UK [G] 1 official list 344 checks
Another one based on real life people.

Flare progress
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Yes #33 got me to bronze on the Flare list. It is also my 95th award, so I have now awards on exactly 50% of the lists. And it was my 7300th check. Wohoo!


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DivaShow
ABC
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
(t1a) All in the Family S01E05 Judging Books by Covers (1971)
29. All Over Me (1997)
08. The Birdcage (1996)
12, 24, 28. BoJack Horseman (2016-18)
25. Both (2005)
18. The Boys in the Band (1970)
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
07. La cage aux folles (1978)
19. Capote (2005)
26. Desert Hearts (1985)
27. Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
14. Every Day (2018)
03. Far from Heaven (2002)
05. Female Trouble (1974)
31. High Art (1998)
32. Les lèvres rouges (1971)
22. Liv og død (1980)
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017)
16. My So-Called Life (1994-95)
21. Mysterious Skin (2004)
17. My Summer of Love (2004)
06. Paris Is Burning (1990)
33. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
04. A Single Man (2009)
13. Tangerine (2015)
09-11. A Very English Scandal (2018)
20. Weekend (2011)
30. Wilde (1997)
23. XXY (2007)

Year
18. The Boys in the Band (1970)
(t1a) All in the Family S01E05 Judging Books by Covers (1971)
32. Les lèvres rouges (1971)
05. Female Trouble (1974)
07. La cage aux folles (1978)
22. Liv og død (1980)
26. Desert Hearts (1985)
33. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
06. Paris Is Burning (1990)
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
16. My So-Called Life (1994)
16. My So-Called Life (1995)
08. The Birdcage (1996)
29. All Over Me (1997)
30. Wilde (1997)
31. High Art (1998)
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
03. Far from Heaven (2002)
21. Mysterious Skin (2004)
17. My Summer of Love (2004)
25. Both (2005)
19. Capote (2005)
23. XXY (2007)
04. A Single Man (2009)
20. Weekend (2011)
27. Do I Sound Gay? (2014)
13. Tangerine (2015)
12. BoJack Horseman (2016)
12, 24. BoJack Horseman (2017)
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017)
24, 28. BoJack Horseman (2017)
14. Every Day (2018)
09-11. A Very English Scandal (2018)

Off. lists
03. Far from Heaven (2002) 8
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) 5
06. Paris Is Burning (1990) 5
07. La cage aux folles (1978) 4
05. Female Trouble (1974) 4
20. Weekend (2011) 4
19. Capote (2005) 3
32. Les lèvres rouges (1971) 3
21. Mysterious Skin (2004) 3
17. My Summer of Love (2004) 3
13. Tangerine (2015) 3
18. The Boys in the Band (1970) 2
26. Desert Hearts (1985) 2
31. High Art (1998) 2
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017) 2
04. A Single Man (2009) 2
23. XXY (2007) 2
29. All Over Me (1997) 1
08. The Birdcage (1996) 1
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) 1
33. Prick Up Your Ears (1987) 1

Checks
19. Capote (2005) 14 028
04. A Single Man (2009) 10 618
02. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) 8 887
21. Mysterious Skin (2004) 7 254
08. The Birdcage (1996) 5 557
03. Far from Heaven (2002) 5 372
01. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) 2 825
13. Tangerine (2015) 2 437
20. Weekend (2011) 2 335
17. My Summer of Love (2004) 1 545
07. La cage aux folles (1978) 1 506
06. Paris Is Burning (1990) 1 503
23. XXY (2007) 1 383
05. Female Trouble (1974) 970
15. Una mujer fantástica (2017) 911
30. Wilde (1997) 861
31. High Art (1998) 737
32. Les lèvres rouges (1971) 583
16. My So-Called Life (1994-1995) 527
18. The Boys in the Band (1970) 389
26. Desert Hearts (1985) 379
33. Prick Up Your Ears (1987) 344
29. All Over Me (1997) 183
27. Do I Sound Gay? (2014) 170
14. Every Day (2018) 140
09-11. A Very English Scandal (2018) 44
22. Liv og død (1980) 6
25. Both (2005) 2

!seen 33

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Post by 72allinncallme » October 14th, 2018, 9:05 pm

15. La ley del deseo (1987)
SpoilerShow
1. Tomboy (2011)
2. Crash (1996)
3. Shorts:
Fireworks (1947) 14min
Un chant d'amour (1950) 25min
Blow Job (1963) 27min
4. Y tu mamá también (2001)
5. Poison (1991)
6. Carol (2015)
7. 46-okunen no koi (2006)
8. Pink Narcissus (1971)
9. Pariah (2011)
10. Les lèvres rouges (1971)
11. My Summer of Love (2004)
12. L'inconnu du lac (2013)
13. Sud pralad (2004)
14. Bara no sôretsu (1969)
15. La ley del deseo (1987)

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Post by 3eyes » October 15th, 2018, 1:05 am

I seem to have developed challenge fatigue pretty early this month, but am sort of back on track:

11. A escondidas / Hidden away (Sp 14) - double (G)
14-year-old Spanish boy falls in love with a young Arab boy. A different kind of teenage romance, nothing very explicit. The refugee angle drives it.


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1-3. A very English scandal (UK 18, mini, 3eps @60m) - G
4. Iskanderija... lih? / Alexandria... why? (Egypt 79) - G
5. O Ornitólogo (Port 16) - G - double
6. Salome (22) - double - Q
7. Paris was a woman (UK 96) - L
8. Round trip (Israel 04) - L
9. Saturday Church (17) - T
10. An Englishman in New York (09)
11. A escondidas / Hidden away (Sp 14) - double
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Post by Fergenaprido » October 15th, 2018, 1:16 pm

Glad you sought out Closet Monster, sol.

For those posting screenshots, it would be great if you indicated which one of the films you're listing the screenshot is from.

Posting midway since this will be one of my most active challenges this year. Won't be repeating a win, but I'm pleased to see so many participants, even if I strangely haven't heard of many of the films watched.

1. Coffee Date (2006 USA Questioning/Gay) - 6.6
2. Rak Lab Lang [Secret Love / Trio] (2014 THA Gay) - 6.2 (not on imdb yet)
3. Kater [Tomcat] (2016 AUT Gay) - 7.6
4. Taxi zum klo [Taxi to the Toilet] (1980 GER Gay) - 7.6
5. Die Mitte der Welt [Centre of My World] (2016 GER Gay) - 7.6
6. Barcelona (una mapa) [Barcelona (A Map)] (2007 ESP Queer {crossdressing and gay subplots}) - 7.6 - also counts for Iberian challenge
7. Philomena (2013 GBR Gay {subplot that was less prominent than I'd hoped}) - 7.8
8. Plan B (2009 ARG Questioning/Bisexual) - 7.8
9. The Servant (1963 GBR Queer {not enough to be gay, largely subtext, or so they say}) - 7.8
10. The Matthew Shepard Story (2002 CAN Gay) - 7.6 - watched this on the 20th anniversary of his death :rip:
11. Les garçons sauvages [The Wild Boys] (2017 FRA Trans/Queer {boys - played by women} - 7.4
12. Spa Night (2016 USA Gay) - 7.6
13. Is-slottet [Ice Palace] (1987 NOR Lesbian {though it's very subtle since it's dealing with children}) - 7.0

10 countries and 4 or 5 categories so far.
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Post by sol » October 15th, 2018, 2:42 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 1:16 pm
Glad you sought out Closet Monster, sol.

For those posting screenshots, it would be great if you indicated which one of the films you're listing the screenshot is from.

Posting midway since this will be one of my most active challenges this year. Won't be repeating a win, but I'm pleased to see so many participants, even if I strangely haven't heard of many of the films watched.
I think I'll add Closet Monster to my 500<400 ballot in preparation for next year (so I don't forget). I assume it's already on your own ballot?

I curiously have the opposite view; participation here (and in the Iberian Challenge) seems less than in most other Official Challenges this year. I think that has something to do with the topic competing with the Horror Challenge, and this is something we might want to consider when setting up the 2019 Challenge Schedule - should we pitch popular topics in the same month as Horror since they will still get ample participation/interest, etc.

And on a personal note, I wish I could give this Challenge more focus, but I do so love my horror films. :ph43r:
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Post by sol » October 15th, 2018, 2:48 pm

Queer WindowShow
1. (A)sexual (2011)
2. L.I.E. (2001)
3. Every Day (2018)
4. Tangerine (2015)
5. Love, Simon (2018)
6. Closet Monster (2015)
7. Room in Rome (2010)
8. Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
9. House: Better Half (2012)
10. La Mala Educación (2004)
11. A Fantastic Woman (2017)
12. Behind the Candelabra (2013)
13. Daughters of Darkness (1971)
14. She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)
15. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
16. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

17. For the BIBLE Tells Me So (2007)

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This documentary interviews devout Christian parents who alternatively have either come to accept or disown their gay kids. The biblical verses that reference homosexuality are also put to scrutiny here. The content is sometimes repetitive as the film juggles interviews with several dozen individuals, but most of the stories shared are touching. There is a weird cartoon in the mix that makes a link between homosexuality and genetics (see above) but for the most part, this is an affecting little film about love versus religious convictions.
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Post by Fergenaprido » October 15th, 2018, 3:06 pm

sol wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 2:42 pm
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Glad you sought out Closet Monster, sol.

For those posting screenshots, it would be great if you indicated which one of the films you're listing the screenshot is from.

Posting midway since this will be one of my most active challenges this year. Won't be repeating a win, but I'm pleased to see so many participants, even if I strangely haven't heard of many of the films watched.
I think I'll add Closet Monster to my 500<400 ballot in preparation for next year (so I don't forget). I assume it's already on your own ballot?

I curiously have the opposite view; participation here (and in the Iberian Challenge) seems less than in most other Official Challenges this year. I think that has something to do with the topic competing with the Horror Challenge, and this is something we might want to consider when setting up the 2019 Challenge Schedule - should we pitch popular topics in the same month as Horror since they will still get ample participation/interest, etc.

And on a personal note, I wish I could give this Challenge more focus, but I do so love my horror films. :ph43r:
It's currently #1 on my <400 list.

And yes, not as many participants as other challenges, but more people than the last time we had this challenge, I think.

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Post by albajos » October 15th, 2018, 3:17 pm

You think? All info are in the OP. 9 last, we're 14-15 now at the halfway point

(We could be more. There are several that have posted eligible movies in the horror challange that hasn't posted the same here yet. Maybe the wont, but they could have)

But any challenge will struggle against horror and noir, so maybe put some decade challenge there or something

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Post by allisoncm » October 15th, 2018, 3:38 pm

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1. Les lèvres rouges (1971) 6/10 - L
2. Pink Narcissus (1971) - G
3. My Brother the Devil (2012) - G
4. Una lucertola con la pelle di donna (1971) - L
5. Odete (2005, Portugal) - G
6. Studio 54 (2018) - GT
7. Alex Strangelove (2018) - G

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Post by Fergenaprido » October 15th, 2018, 4:05 pm

albajos wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 3:17 pm
You think? All info are in the OP. 9 last, we're 14-15 now at the halfway point

(We could be more. There are several that have posted eligible movies in the horror challange that hasn't posted the same here yet. Maybe the wont, but they could have)

But any challenge will struggle against horror and noir, so maybe put some decade challenge there or something
Yep. Just double-checked. I hosted the challenge last time it was held 3 years ago: viewtopic.php?t=2069&1/
We had 9 participants in total, so we're already well ahead this time. Probably helps that there's an official Queer list now (there wasn't back then).

Edit: Just realized I misread your post and you already said pretty much the same thing. :facepalm:

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » October 15th, 2018, 5:04 pm

6. 'Nous irons tous au paradis' / 1977, Yves Robert / 7.5/10 / G
7. 'Manderley' / 1981, Jesús Garay / 8/10 / G
8. 'La piel que habito' / 2011, Pedro Almodóvar / 7.5 or 8/10 / T
9. 'Just Charlie' / 2017, Rebekah Fortune / 5/10 / T

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Post by allisoncm » October 15th, 2018, 5:42 pm

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1. Les lèvres rouges (1971) 6/10 - L
2. Pink Narcissus (1971) - G
3. My Brother the Devil (2012) - G
4. Una lucertola con la pelle di donna (1971) - L
5. Odete (2005, Portugal) - G
6. Studio 54 (2018) - GT
7. Alex Strangelove (2018) - G Netflix
8. The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson (2017) - T Netflix

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Post by hurluberlu » October 15th, 2018, 6:10 pm

Fergenaprido wrote:
October 15th, 2018, 1:16 pm
11. Les garçons sauvages [The Wild Boys] (2017 FRA Trans/Queer {XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX} - 7.4
If not too late, you should use a spoiler for the description. This aspect of the film took me by surprise while watching it and I probably would not have enjoyed it so much if I had known about it upfront.
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