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Pride month FTW
1. Becoming Julia (2003, Trans, Australia)
2. Identity: In & Beyond the Binary (2015, Queer, USA)
3. Born in Flames (1983, Lesbian, USA)
4. Man 2 Man: A Gay Man's Guide to Finding Love (2011, Gay, USA)
5. Quiet Heroes (2018, Lesbian, USA)
6. When Bette Met Mae (2014, -, USA)
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971, Bisexual, UK)
8. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005, Gay, Canada)
9. The Fall of '55 (2006, Gay, USA)
10. The Queen (1968, Queer, USA)
11. Desert Hearts (1985, Bisexual, USA)
12. Tomboy (2011, Queer, France)
13. Laerte-se (2017, Trans, Brazil)
14. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999, Lesbian, USA)
15. TransMilitary (2018, Trans, USA)
16. Queers in the Kingdom: Let Your Light Shine (2014, Queer, USA)
17. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972, Bisexual, Germany)
18. Blue (1993, Gay, UK)
19. Michael (1924, Gay, Germany) 7/10
This was a nice silent piece tackling some gay themes remarkably early. Really nice sets and a great restoration is available.

20-21. Queer Eye: We're in Japan! (2019, Gay, USA; 200m)
I love the new queer eye reboot (i.e., the new fab five). This was a miniseries off-shoot where they did their thing in Japan. What I like about it is that it is very clear that it's not about being gay - rather, it's all about making human connections and helping people realize their own potential through universal experiences. And at 200 minutes even, I'll carry over 40 minutes.
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oh this is a thing now
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category: ... hero_films

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35-36. Aoi Hana (Sweet Blue Flowers) 5.5/10 - 11eps - women romance slice of life.
37. A Secret Love - finally another L-docu. old women's story
38. Arianna 5.5/10 IS
39. She's a Boy I Knew - docu
40. Mystere Alexina 6.5/10 1985! tag here would be a spoiler:
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IS, T, NB?, L?
even me mentioning spoilers is a spoiler. i knew a bit too much going into it myself.
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Armoreska wrote: June 11th, 2021, 8:48 am re:OP: the noncolonial term for the vague "Middle East" is Southwest Asia. learn it live it love it
btw no movies from Russia are on topic?
I didn't realize "Middle East" was a colonial term, but yes, it's definitely Eurocentric. I wouldn't say it's vague, though. I think it's still the most common English-language term for the region, and it's been adopted by the region itself. Plus the Middle East and Southwest Asia is not entirely interchangeable.

As for queer Russian films, they are indeed few and far between. Your best bet is probably the recent Beanpole. To My Women Friends is a lesbian documentary, but I can no longer find the password for the link I stumbled upon. You might have better luck finding a working link since you wouldn't need subtitles. And some of Sokurov's films have been described as homoerotic, but the filmmaker vehemently denies it (Stone and Father & Son). There's also a film called Siberia and Him that is supposedly gay.
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9-14. RuPauls' Drag Race All Stars: Season 5 (G 2020 USA) - 7.5ish (8 60-min episodes = 6 points)
15. Querelle (B 1982 GER) - 6-7ish
16. Inxeba [The Wound] (G 2017 ZAF) - 7-8ish

I wasn't planning to watch AS5, but I couldn't restrain myself so I stayed up until 4 in the morning two nights in a row to binge it (work the next days was a bit trying, but it was my own fault). The season was fine, overall, and the new changes to the format worked for the most part. Stupid drama still gonna be stupid drama, but I guess that's why a lot of people watch it.

Querelle was very different than from what I was expecting. Definitely atmospheric, but I don't know if I actually liked it. Curious as to how true to Genet's original novel it is. It might be the most erotic boring film ever, or the most boring erotic film ever. At least the questionable dubbing wasn't too distracting.

I also don't know if I liked The Wound or not. It was a great drama, and explored a culture I'm very unfamiliar with. I'm glad there was no explicit nudity, especially during the circumcision scene; I feel like it would have been exploitative of the initiates and wouldn't have jived with the mood of the film. That ending, though. I can't decide if it was brilliant or terrible. Also, FYI for those interested in the matter: two goats may or may not have been killed onscreen. The first I think 100% was (and I believe it was eaten in the next scene), the second was mostly off camera so I'm not sure. I forgot to check the credits for any mention of it after.
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2. Benjamin (G 2018 GBR) - 7.0
3. Hamam [Steam: The Turkish Bath] (B 1997 ITA) - 8.0
4-5. Fingersmith (L 2005 GBR) - 8.0 (3 60-min episodes = 2.25 points)
6. Pixote, [Pixote, the Law of the Weakest] (Q 1981 BRA) - 8.0
7. Jin nian xi tian [Fish and Elephant] (L 2001 CHN) - 7.5ish
8. Tales of the City: Episode 1 (Q 1993 USA) - 6ish (1 60-min episode = 0.75 points)
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8. The Danish Girl (2015 T UK)
The slightly fictionalized story of Lili Elbe, one of the first to ever undergo sex reassignment surgery, though that's only the conclusion of the narrative we see, which focuses instead on Lili and her wife's experiences during Lili's awakening to her gender identity. It's a story of pain and confusion, and the movie handles it well overall thanks to some committed acting from the two leads. Still, so many emotions are left unsaid here and only suggested instead, which is both a strength and a weakness. It prevents the movie from feeling didactic, but it also seems a bit emotionally shallow as well, or at least not as realized as it should have been.

9. Maurice (1987 G UK)
I think if I had seen this as a gay man in 1980s Britain, it would have been a revelation. To an American in the 2020s, it seems a bit tame with regard to sexuality, not to mention grotesque because of social class (as all these high society British movies do). Still, the movie has superb production design and sensitive performances from the two leads, not to mention appearances by a bevy of enjoyable British actors (Barry Foster, Simon Callow, Ben Kingsley, Denholm Elliott).

10. Personal Best (1982 B USA)
Two Olympic hopefuls in the pentathlon, the relationship between them, and their battles with a misogynist sociopath of a coach. I kind of hated this movie through the first two-thirds, partly because I couldn't figure out what it was trying to be and partly because I suspected it was an exploitation movie. Certainly the repeated nude scenes in the sauna felt like exploitation at first. And it's not clear until very late that the filmmakers actually realized the coach was a misogynist sociopath. By the end, though, my opinion had mellowed considerably. It's not a great or even a good movie by any means, but it's completely unembarrassed by nudity or sexuality and it takes women's sports seriously. Those last two were pretty rare in early 1980s America.

11. Frida (2002 B USA)
Most biopics are pretty bad, but Frida belies the genre's benighted reputation. It's an entrancing movie that thrives thanks to the performances of Salma Hayek and Alfred Molina and the incorporation of Kahlo's surrealism into the movie's own style.
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Fergenaprido wrote: June 12th, 2021, 4:17 pm
Prat wrote: June 12th, 2021, 8:00 am That BFI list is something... I understand it's the British Film Institute, but there are so many british movies... and american too.
Haha, agreed. I wasn't too happy about it when it was first adopted, but it's grown on my over time. Every queer list I've come across has some questionable inclusions, though. I think I still slightly prefer the Advocate's list.
Yes, I understand. I don't think it's a terrible list, even if it's essentially dramas and romances by british or american filmmakers ; there are some interesting stuff in it, movies that I never heard about, and it's good to have so many movies that are not in other official lists. I'm gonna take a look at the Advocate's list, thank you ! :D
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Fergenaprido wrote: June 13th, 2021, 10:42 pm and it's been adopted by the region itself.
I'd be only slightly surprised but I'm not so sure. I'll go with Iran Supreme Leader's recommendation to use Western Asia (and the option to use SouthWest Asia for those who want to shift the scope southward). Maybe people think that sounds boring compared to ME/FE :shrug:

and of course there's always a group of people that decides to accept a derogatory term to wear it proudly. Maybe that's a good idea after all.
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46. Go Fish (1994) - 5/10
I'm really conflicted about this movie. I liked some ideas with the camera, I think the dialogues were most of the time well written and the political aspect of the movie is nice. Between the feminist point of view, the life of lesbians, the community, and the critics against some radicals (with the "trial" against a lesbian who has slept with a man), it's sometimes really clever. But, they tried to hard and you can almost see the filmmaker saying "we should do that and that", the transitions are weak, trying (again, too hard) to be artsy when it's not necessary.

47. Shortbus (2006) - 7/10
After Hedwig, I decided to go with this other movie by John Cameron Mitchell. It's really interesting how what he offers with these two movies is kind of what we can see in new TV-shows like Euphoria or others HBO shows. Edgy, clean and colorfoul, a lot of music, etc. This movie add a lot of sex scenes, but it's a movie about sexuality...

48. Ich möchte kein Mann sein (1918) - Queer - 6/10
This comedy by Lubitsch presents a female character who wishes she could act like men and decide to pretend to be a man by cross-dressing. I didn't laugh, and I don't think it's a really funny movie, but it was nice. Again, the inversion is only temporary and allows this girl to be a "real woman" at the end.
I don't know how it was perceived by then, especially the scene where the man and her pretenting to be a man kiss... That part was the queerest scene in the movie !

49. Les lèvres rouges (1971) - 1970s - 6/10
It was a fine movie, but I can tell already that I will forget most of it really quickly. :lol:
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LGBT+ : LGBT+ [finished] - [second round finished] - [third round finished] - [fourth round] : LGTQ+
Decades : [finished] - [second round finished] - [third round] : pre-60s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s
Countries : USA, Canada, Argentina, France, Spain
Regions : Europe, Asia-Pacific
Personal : CRAZY
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LGBTIQQAAP in Film
1. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) USA [L]
2. What Keeps You Alive (2018) Canada [L]
3. Out at the Wedding (2007) USA [Q]
4. Enter the Phoenix (2004) Hong Kong [G]
5. The Iron Ladies (2000) Thailand [T]
6. The Old Guard (2020) USA [G]
7. Chastity Bites (2013) USA [L]
8. Chuck & Buck (2000) USA [G]
9. Saint Maud (2019) UK [L]
10. The Prom (2020) USA [L]
11. D.E.B.S. (2004) USA [B]
12. Jeffrey (1995) USA [G]
13. Prey (1977) UK [B]
14. Lyle (2014) USA [L]
15. Dead (2020) NZ [G]
16. Spiral (2019) Canada [G]
17. Pitchfork (2016) USA [G]
18. Grandma (2015) USA [L]
19. Stud Life (2012) UK [Q]
20. Hellbent (2004) USA [G]
21. S&M Sally (2015) USA [Q]
22. Triggered (2019) USA [Q]
23. Liquid Sky (1982) USA [T]
24. The Quiet (2005) USA [L]
25. Bite Marks (2011) USA [G]

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While bits and pieces are silly and over-the-top, this horror film with an excellent meta quality as an attacked gay couple debate the different versions of Dawn of the Dead and discuss whether their attackers are more like zombies or vampires while also stating that "it's real life; movie rules don't apply". The special effects are not especially remarkable, but there are some nifty effects scenes in the mix - most notably, a creature melting when urinated on.
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Thank you, sol, for your comments on recent movies I've never heard of. I will add some of them to my watchlist. :D
When I'll have time, I'll read all the comments in this topic because there are so many movies that can be interesting in a LGBT perspective but I'm often not even aware of their existence ! xD
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Prat wrote: June 14th, 2021, 10:18 am Thank you, sol, for your comments on recent movies I've never heard of. I will add some of them to my watchlist. :D
:thumbsup: Glad to know that my posts are useful. Of the films that you've never heard of, the one that I would most highly recommend is probably Triggered. It gets a little silly towards the end but has some nice Promising Young Woman vibes.
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And now I have to follow that up with something that Prat has definitely heard of. :$ It's okay; I have some more obscurities lined up after this...
LGBTIQQAAP in Film
1. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) USA [L]
2. What Keeps You Alive (2018) Canada [L]
3. Out at the Wedding (2007) USA [Q]
4. Enter the Phoenix (2004) Hong Kong [G]
5. The Iron Ladies (2000) Thailand [T]
6. The Old Guard (2020) USA [G]
7. Chastity Bites (2013) USA [L]
8. Chuck & Buck (2000) USA [G]
9. Saint Maud (2019) UK [L]
10. The Prom (2020) USA [L]
11. D.E.B.S. (2004) USA [B]
12. Jeffrey (1995) USA [G]
13. Prey (1977) UK [B]
14. Lyle (2014) USA [L]
15. Dead (2020) NZ [G]
16. Spiral (2019) Canada [G]
17. Pitchfork (2016) USA [G]
18. Grandma (2015) USA [L]
19. Stud Life (2012) UK [Q]
20. Hellbent (2004) USA [G]
21. S&M Sally (2015) USA [Q]
22. Triggered (2019) USA [Q]
23. Liquid Sky (1982) USA [T]
24. The Quiet (2005) USA [L]
25. Bite Marks (2011) USA [G]
26. Compulsion (1959) USA [G]

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Based on the Leopold and Loeb murder case that inspired Rope, this delves deeper into the psychology of the young murderers and the chemistry between them. The first half is excellent as we see them goad each other on, especially Bradford Dillman who has some creepy moments talking to a teddy bear to further vex his partner (see above). The second half of the film is less effective, taking a more omniscient view, but Orson Welles comes in, solid as ever.

Watched this one mainly for the pre-60s bonus point, but I'd say that I liked this more than Rope. Then again, I'm not particular big on Rope. :shrug:
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:lol:

You know, I'm not following the news about films... I've never heard of A LOT of things :ph43r:

Nice review, by the way. And thank you... 'cause I've never heard of that movie before. tehe

I've noted Triggered and now, Compulsion intrigues me a lot, I didn't know there was another movie about this duo.
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(Screenshots from 'Jool-tak-dong-si' & 'La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser'),

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31. Kazoku konpurîto (The Family Complete, Kôichi Imaizumi, 2010) 7/10 (G) (Japan)
32. Jool-tak-dong-si (Stateless Things, Kim Kyung-mook, 2011) 8/10 (G) (South Korea)
33. La leggenda di Kaspar Hauser (The Legend of Kaspar Hauser, Davide Manuli, 2012) 8/10 (Q) (Italy)
34. Anni felici (Those Happy Years, Daniele Luchetti, 2013) 7/10 (B/L) (Italy)
35. Tots els camins de Déu (The Ways of Man, Gemma Ferraté, 2014) 7/10 (Q) (Spain)
36. Koibitotachi (Three Stories of Love, Ryosuke Hashiguchi, 2015) 8/10 (G) (Japan)
37. Lou xia de fang ke (The Tenants Downstairs, Adam Tsuei, 2016) 6.5/10 (G) (Taiwan)
38. Fluidø (Shu Lea Cheang, 2017) 7/10 (Q/T/L/G) (Germany)
39. Mario (Marcel Gisler, 2018) 7/10 (G) (Switzerland)
40. Darkroom - Tödliche Tropfen (Darkroom, Rosa von Praunheim, 2019) 7/10 (G) (Germany)

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1. Pao dao zhong dian (The End of the Track, Mou Tun-Fei, 1970) 10/10 (G/Q) (Taiwan)
2. Una stagione all'inferno (A Season in Hell, Nelo Risi, 1971) 8/10 (B) (Italy)
3. All About Alice (Ray Harrison, 1972) 7.5/10 (T) (USA)
4. Storia di una monaca di clausura (Story of a Cloistered Nun, Domenico Paolella, 1973) 7.5/10 (L/B) (Italy)
5. Wet Rainbow (Duddy Kane, 1974) 7.5/10 (L/B) (USA)
6. Saturday Night at the Baths (David Buckley, 1975) 7.5/10 (G/B) (USA)
7. Les plaisirs solitaires (Lonely Pleasures, Francis Leroi, 1976) 8.5/10 (L/B) (France)
8. Los claros motivos del deseo (‎The Clear Motives of Desire, Miguel Picazo, 1977) 7.5/10 (G) (Spain)
9. Hoshizora no marionette (Puppets Under Starry Skies, Hôjin Hashiura, 1978) 8/10 (G) (Japan)
10. Hirusagari no onna: chohatsu! (Woman of the Afternoon: Incite!, Nobuyuki Saitô, 1979 8/10 (G) (Japan)
11. Privilege (Yvonne Rainer, 1990) 8.5/10 (L/Q) (USA)
12. Les équilibristes (Walking a Tightrope, Nikos Papatakis, 1991) 9/10 (G) (France)
13. Okoge (Fag Hag, Takehiro Nakajima, 1992) 8/10 (G) (Japan)
14. Libera (Pappi Corsicato, 1993) 8/10 (T/G) (Italy)
15. Sotvorenie Adama (The Creation of Adam, Yury Pavlov, 1994) 7.5/10 (Q/G/B) (Russia)
16. XX: Utsukushiki hyôteki (Beautiful Target, Naosuke Kurosawa & Toshiharu Ikeda, 1995) 7.5/10 (L) (Japan)
17. Pianese Nunzio, 14 anni a maggio (Sacred Silence, Antonio Capuano, 1996) 7.5/10 (G) (Italy)
18. A ridosso dei ruderi, i Trionfi (Triumph and Ruins, Franco Brocani, 1997) 8/10 (T) (Italy)
19. Bye-Bye Souirty/Adieu forain (Farewell Travelling Player, Daoud Aoulad-Syad, 1998) 7.5/10 (T/G) (Morocco)
20. Tenshi no rakuen (Looking for an Angel, Akihiro Suzuki, 1999) 8/10 (G) (Japan)
21. Immacolata e Concetta, l'altra gelosia (Immacolata and Concetta: The Other Jealousy, Salvatore Piscicelli, 1980) 9/10 (L/B) (Italy)
22. Nessuno è perfetto (Nobody's Perfect, Pasquale Festa Campanile, 1981) 6.5/10 (T) (Italy)
23. Whatever Happened to Susan Jane? (Marc Huestis, 1982) 7.5/10 (T) (USA)
24. Manji (Hiroto Yokoyama, 1983) 7.5/10 (L/B) (Japan)
25. Er Moretto - Von Liebe leben (Er Moretto - Living Off Love, Simon Bischoff, 1984) 8/10 (G/T) (Switzerland)
26. Westler (East of the Wall, Wieland Speck, 1985) 8/10 (G) ((West) Germany)
27. Nie zi (Outcasts, Yu Kan-Ping, 1986) 7.5/10 (G) (Taiwan)
28. Kamen no yûwaku (Temptation of the Mask, Hisayasu Satô, 1987) 8.5/10 (G/B) (Japan)
29. Nawa to otoko-tachi (Rope and Boys, Shûji Kataoka, 1988) 6/10 (G) (Japan)
30. Salut Victor (Bye Bye Victor, Anne Claire Poirier, 1989) 7.5/10 (G) (Canada)
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Prat wrote: June 14th, 2021, 2:46 pmI've noted Triggered and now, Compulsion intrigues me a lot, I didn't know there was another movie about this duo.
There was a third movie too - Swoon - though I wouldn't strongly recommend it. Despite being the only film of the three to retain the actual character names and the only one to make the gay angle pronounced, it is definitely the least interesting of the three films to my mind. :shrug:

Oh, and just checked and with under 500 checks, I guess Compulsion isn't as widely seen as I had assumed, but in a month where I have been almost entirely watching stuff with under 100 checks, it feels a lot less obscure. Plus, I have had the DVD in my collection gathering dust for years as opposed to some of the rarer stuff that I have had to source online for this challenge.
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01) For Lucio (2021, Pietro Marcello) - 3.5/5
02) Born in Flames (1983, Lizzie Borden) - 3.5/5
03) Happy Together (1997, Wong Kar-wai) - 4.5/5
04) Senorita (2011, Isabel Sandoval) - 4.5/5
05) Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1985, Paul Mazursky) - 4/5

06) Glob Lessons (2021, Nicole Rodenburg) - 3.5/5

New Tribeca premiere. Gay male film. He doesn't have a partner, but his sexuality and self-acceptance is a major part of the film, which is a road trip buddy comedy with his straight female friend. I hated it at first, but when it gets good, it's really moving.
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1-4. I Told Sunset About You (2020) episodes 1-5 (I finished it a week ago but forgot to post about it)
5. House of Hummingbird (2018)

I discovered House of Hummingbird thanks to the Korean Screen list (it's #21 on the list). Great film, I highly recommend it. Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzfkayNt4uM

The main character is a bisexual 14-year-old girl. It's not a big part of the story, but since she's the main character, I guess that's good enough to count it for the challenge.
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12. Tangerine (2015) (6/10) - The story was very realistic. The performances, a bit less so. And while I’m impressed that the film was made with an iPhone, that is also exactly what it looks like at times, and I think it’s to the film’s detriment.

Bonus game: T - 10s - USA

13. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) (7/10) - I was quite caught off guard with this one. I guess I don’t know what I was expecting, but it definitely wasn’t a story about a Pakistani crime family or a nuanced look at Thatcher-era race relations. This is just the backdrop to a love story that has been years in the making, and has two complex central characters at the center of the story. Great performances. I especially enjoyed Gordon Warnecke as Omar, caught between multiple worlds but still making his way through as best he can.

Bonus game: G - 80s - UK - *best LGBTQ+ film per spreadsheet*
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Just brief comments today, sorry ^^

50. Women in Love (1969) - Bi, 1960s - 8/10
A really beautiful movie about love. The cinematography is impressive, in fact everything is on point. A really good surprise ! :D
[and with this movie, I finish the fourth round of LGBT and the third round of decades !]

51. Je tu il elle (1974) - L, 1970s - 4/10
Chantal Ackerman's work is really not for me...

52. Lilting (2014) - G, 2010s - 8/10
The plot is maybe easy to make people cry, but the delivery is beautiful, sensitive and gives almost hope (almost).

53. Looking for Langston (1989) - 1980s - 6/10
I didn't know who was this Langston Hughes before. Not sure I know a lot more about him, now. Maybe the movie has too cultural elements and if you don't know about that poet or Harlem Renaissance, you may miss the point. BUT, the shots are beautiful, some great traveling, nice black & white cinematography, and sometimes (in the dancing room) I had the impression to see the Vogue's music video.

54-55. RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under S01E03, 04 and 05 (2021) [55 min each, 165 min total] - Queer, 2020s
The DRAMA ! That was fun, I enjoyed it like almost all the time with the Drag Race contents. I'm still a few episodes behind on that season.

56. Mala Noche (1986) - 7/10
A sad film, full of desperate people. The movie made me sad, almost depressed ! Impossible love, violence, prostitution and just... people trying to survive.
Spoiler
1. Pink Flamingos (1972)
2. Rope (1948)
3. Female Trouble (1974)
4. Mysterious Skin (2004)
5. Ah-ga-ssi (2016)
6. Appropriate Behavior (2014)
7. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
8. Before Night Falls (2000)
9. Shorts [Total runtime : 86 minutes]
- Dyketactics (1974) [4mn]
- Blow Job (1963) [35mn]
- Fireworks (1947) [20mn]
- Holding (1971) [13min]
- Gently Down the Stream (1981) [14mn]
10. Born in Flames (1983)
11. The Killing of Sister George (1968)
12. XXY (2007)
13. Été 85 (2020)
14. Faustrecht der Freiheit (1975)
15. Hei yan quan (2006)
16. Velvet Goldmine (1998)
17. Nighthawks (1978)
18. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (2019)
19. Pride (2014)
20. Bound (1996)
21. My Brother the Devil (2012)
22. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
23. Carol (2015)
24. Querelle (1982)
25. La niña santa (2004)
26. Gods and Monsters (1998)
27. La ley del deseo (1987)
28. Stage Mother (2020)
29. Victim (1961)
30. Jin nian xia tian (2001)
31. Far from Heaven (2002)
32. Calamity Jane (1953)
33. High Art (1998)
34. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
35. Tangerine (2015)
36. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
37. The Duke of Burgundy (2014)
38. The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983)
39. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
40. Young Soul Rebels (1991)
41. Desert Hearts (1985)
42. Edward II (1991)
43. Fucking Åmål (1998)
44. The Boys in the Band (2020)
45. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
46. Go Fish (1994)
47. Shortbus (2006)
48. Ich möchte kein Mann sein (1918)
49. Les lèvres rouges (1971)
50. Women in Love (1969)
51. Je tu il elle (1974)
52. Lilting (2014)
53. Looking for Langston (1989)
54-55. RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under S01E03, 04 and 05 (2021) [55 min each, 165 min total]
56. Mala Noche (1986)

Just so I could keep track of where I'm at the bonus challenge :
Spoiler
LGBT+ : LGBT+ [finished] - [second round finished] - [third round finished] - [fourth round finished] - [fifth round] : LGQ+
Decades : [finished] - [second round finished] - [third round finished] - [fourth round] : 1970s, 1980s, 2010s, 2020s
Countries : USA, Canada, Argentina, France, Spain
Regions : Europe, Asia-Pacific
Personal : CRAZY
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11. Flaming Creatures (T, USA, 1963) 5
seen!
1. Chun gwong cha sit (G, Hong Kong, 1997) Happy Together 8+
2. Appropriate Behavior (B, UK, 2014) 4
3. Victim (G, UK, 1961) 8+
4. C.R.A.Z.Y. (G, Canada, 2005) 9
5. Ci qing (L, Taiwan, 2007) Spider Lilies 7
6. Todo sobre mi madre (T, Spain, 1999) All About my Mother 8
7. Weekend (G, UK, 2011) 8
8. Tomboy (Q, France, 2011) 9 (rewatch)
9. North of Vortex (B, UK, 1991) 5
10. Pixote (Q, Brazil, 1981) 8+
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LGBTIQQAAP in Film
1. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) USA [L]
2. What Keeps You Alive (2018) Canada [L]
3. Out at the Wedding (2007) USA [Q]
4. Enter the Phoenix (2004) Hong Kong [G]
5. The Iron Ladies (2000) Thailand [T]
6. The Old Guard (2020) USA [G]
7. Chastity Bites (2013) USA [L]
8. Chuck & Buck (2000) USA [G]
9. Saint Maud (2019) UK [L]
10. The Prom (2020) USA [L]
11. D.E.B.S. (2004) USA [B]
12. Jeffrey (1995) USA [G]
13. Prey (1977) UK [B]
14. Lyle (2014) USA [L]
15. Dead (2020) NZ [G]
16. Spiral (2019) Canada [G]
17. Pitchfork (2016) USA [G]
18. Grandma (2015) USA [L]
19. Stud Life (2012) UK [Q]
20. Hellbent (2004) USA [G]
21. S&M Sally (2015) USA [Q]
22. Triggered (2019) USA [Q]
23. Liquid Sky (1982) USA [T]
24. The Quiet (2005) USA [L]
25. Bite Marks (2011) USA [G]
26. Compulsion (1959) USA [G]
27. Hate Crime (2005) USA [G]

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Evidence points an intolerant new neighbour when a young gay man is killed, but conflicting accounts and a closed-mindedness detective interfere with the justice process in this intriguing crime drama. Far from a straightforward movie, things get increasingly twisted as the film progresses along, with much uncertainty with whether the film will go down an unjust pro-vigilantism path. And the avenue that the film eventually opts for is absolutely enthralling.
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5-6. Dyketactics (1974) * 4 min.
I Am Not Okay with This: Dear Diary... (2020) * 19 min.
I Am Not Okay with This: The Master of One F**k (2020) * 20 min.
I Am Not Okay with This: The Party's Over (2020) * 27 min.
I Am Not Okay with This: Stan by Me (2020) * 23 min.
I Am Not Okay with This: Another Day in Paradise (2020) * 23 min.
I Am Not Okay with This: Like Father, Like Daughter (2020) * 18 min.
I Am Not Okay with This: Deepest, Darkest Secret (2020) * 24 min.
Fifteen (2018) * 3 min.

Disappointed that I Am Not Okay with This did not get the second season that they planned.
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1. The Half of It (2020) * 104 min.
2. Girl (2018) * 106 min.
3. Yossi & Jagger (2002) * 65 min.
4. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) * 85 min.
*First time viewing.
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ororama wrote: June 15th, 2021, 11:11 am
Disappointed that I Am Not Okay with This did not get the second season that they planned.
It didn't? Dammit... That sucks. That was a great show.
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3. Lesbian Vampire Killers (Phil Claydon, 2009) L

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4. Assassination Nation (Sam Levinson, 2018) T

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5. Cinema Verite (Shari Springer Berman/Robert Pulcini, 2011) G

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6. Jack & Diane (Bradley Rust Gray, 2012) L

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7. C.O.G. (Kyle Patrick Alvarez, 2013) G

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8. La belle saison a.k.a. Summertime (Catherine Corsini, 2015) L

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9. Androgynym (Nick Iway, 2016) T

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10. Dream Boat (Tristan Ferland Milewski, 2017) G

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11. Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes/ Daniel Schmidt, 2018) T/L

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12. Love, Simon (Greg Berlanti, 2018) G
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1. The Lickerish Quartet (Radley Metzger, 1970)
2. L'uomo che guarda a.k.a. The Voyeur (Tinto Brass, 1994)
3. Lesbian Vampire Killers (Phil Claydon, 2009) L
4. Assassination Nation (Sam Levinson, 2018) T
5. Cinema Verite (Shari Springer Berman/Robert Pulcini, 2011) G
6. Jack & Diane (Bradley Rust Gray, 2012) L
7. C.O.G. (Kyle Patrick Alvarez, 2013) G
8. La belle saison a.k.a. Summertime (Catherine Corsini, 2015) L
9. Androgynym (Nick Iway, 2016) T
10. Dream Boat (Tristan Ferland Milewski, 2017) G
11. Diamantino (Gabriel Abrantes/ Daniel Schmidt, 2018) T/L
12. Love, Simon (Greg Berlanti, 2018) G
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1-4. I Told Sunset About You (2020) episodes 1-5
5. House of Hummingbird (2018)
6. A Girl at My Door (2014)
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57. Twice a Man (1964) - 1960s - 6/10
An experimental movie that (kind of) modernize the myth of Phedre and his step-son Hippolyte. The title is the translation of the name of Hippolyte when he was brought back to life, again, Virbius. The movie itself is quite difficult to understand, but I like the editing, nervous with almost subliminous images and some beautiful shots.

58. Mädchen in Uniform (1931) - pre-1960s - 8/10
What a great film ! And so much ahead of its time ! This love story between two women, a student and her professor, in a boarding school with a lot of lesbian content (through love as a sentiment, through kisses but also through a speech where the teacher says that it's a sin because love can exist in multiple ways). Very good cinematography too, the ending is amazing and the depiction of that almost-fascist boarding school is also interesting considering the era and the country. I recommand this movie !

59. My Summer of Love (2004) - 2000s - 6/10
That's a lot of LGBT movies about a brief and intense romance just for "summer/week-end/holiday". I really had the impression with this one that I've seen it before because of that theme. Like "Weekend", "Eté 85", "Call me by your name", "High Art", etc. it's the same theme. But where some of them (the first three to be precise) are great, this one felt pedestrian. The last 20 minutes or so are the best part of the movie and even if the plot twist at the end wasn't totally necessary, it kind of worked.

60. Poison (1991) - 1990s - 6/10
The first Todd Haynes' movie, apparently. Not the best one, but a decent movie that has three separate stories within it. First a mockumentary about a missing kid that killed his father, then a black-and-white horror movie about a doctor that contaminates others with leprosy, and a tale in prison about gays.
The three stories are done very differently and none of them is great, but I still liked the movie. My interpretation is that the kid from the first story is the hero in jail in the third one. For the horror part, I don't see the connection but it may be a metaphor of AIDS.
[And with this movie, I finished my fourth round of decades in the bonus challenge !]

Also, as the Queer Challenge is still going on for two weeks and considering that I'm almost at the end of the BFI list, I decided to see some new episodes on TV shows so I could catch up a little bit. I won't count them each day for the challenge. I'll do a total around the end of next week (a few days before the end of the challenge) but, in order for everyone to be aware of the future points and to not surprise anyone, I'll put a list under spoiler tags with the date of each viewing and the runtime. :)
TV episodes
15.06.2021 - Special S02E01 [28 min]
15.06.2021 - Special S02E02 [26 min]
15.06.2021 - RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under S01E06 [55 min]
15.06.2021 - RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under S01E07 [54 min]
LGBT Challenge Log
1. Pink Flamingos (1972)
2. Rope (1948)
3. Female Trouble (1974)
4. Mysterious Skin (2004)
5. Ah-ga-ssi (2016)
6. Appropriate Behavior (2014)
7. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
8. Before Night Falls (2000)
9. Shorts [Total runtime : 86 minutes]
- Dyketactics (1974) [4mn]
- Blow Job (1963) [35mn]
- Fireworks (1947) [20mn]
- Holding (1971) [13min]
- Gently Down the Stream (1981) [14mn]
10. Born in Flames (1983)
11. The Killing of Sister George (1968)
12. XXY (2007)
13. Été 85 (2020)
14. Faustrecht der Freiheit (1975)
15. Hei yan quan (2006)
16. Velvet Goldmine (1998)
17. Nighthawks (1978)
18. Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (2019)
19. Pride (2014)
20. Bound (1996)
21. My Brother the Devil (2012)
22. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
23. Carol (2015)
24. Querelle (1982)
25. La niña santa (2004)
26. Gods and Monsters (1998)
27. La ley del deseo (1987)
28. Stage Mother (2020)
29. Victim (1961)
30. Jin nian xia tian (2001)
31. Far from Heaven (2002)
32. Calamity Jane (1953)
33. High Art (1998)
34. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
35. Tangerine (2015)
36. Prick Up Your Ears (1987)
37. The Duke of Burgundy (2014)
38. The Terence Davies Trilogy (1983)
39. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
40. Young Soul Rebels (1991)
41. Desert Hearts (1985)
42. Edward II (1991)
43. Fucking Åmål (1998)
44. The Boys in the Band (2020)
45. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
46. Go Fish (1994)
47. Shortbus (2006)
48. Ich möchte kein Mann sein (1918)
49. Les lèvres rouges (1971)
50. Women in Love (1969)
51. Je tu il elle (1974)
52. Lilting (2014)
53. Looking for Langston (1989)
54-55. RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under S01E03, 04 and 05 (2021) [55 min each, 165 min total]
56. Mala Noche (1986)
57. Twice a Man (1964)
58. Mädchen in Uniform (1931)
59. My Summer of Love (2004)
60. Poison (1991)

Just so I could keep track of where I'm at the bonus challenge :
Bonus Challenge
LGBT+ : LGBT+ [finished] - [second round finished] - [third round finished] - [fourth round finished] - [fifth round] : LGQ+
Decades : [finished] - [second round finished] - [third round finished] - [fourth round finished]
Countries : USA, Canada, Argentina, France, Spain
Regions : Europe, Asia-Pacific
Personal : CRAZY
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LGBTIQQAAP in Film
1. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) USA [L]
2. What Keeps You Alive (2018) Canada [L]
3. Out at the Wedding (2007) USA [Q]
4. Enter the Phoenix (2004) Hong Kong [G]
5. The Iron Ladies (2000) Thailand [T]
6. The Old Guard (2020) USA [G]
7. Chastity Bites (2013) USA [L]
8. Chuck & Buck (2000) USA [G]
9. Saint Maud (2019) UK [L]
10. The Prom (2020) USA [L]
11. D.E.B.S. (2004) USA [B]
12. Jeffrey (1995) USA [G]
13. Prey (1977) UK [B]
14. Lyle (2014) USA [L]
15. Dead (2020) NZ [G]
16. Spiral (2019) Canada [G]
17. Pitchfork (2016) USA [G]
18. Grandma (2015) USA [L]
19. Stud Life (2012) UK [Q]
20. Hellbent (2004) USA [G]
21. S&M Sally (2015) USA [Q]
22. Triggered (2019) USA [Q]
23. Liquid Sky (1982) USA [T]
24. The Quiet (2005) USA [L]
25. Bite Marks (2011) USA [G]
26. Compulsion (1959) USA [G]
27. Hate Crime (2005) USA [G]
28. Love Meetings (1964) Italy [Q]

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Pier Paolo Pasolini interviews various Italians about their attitudes towards sexuality and marriage/divorce in this curious time capsule documentary. With the interview subjects ranging in both age and social standing, the assorted responses are remarkable if not exactly surprising. The project seldom rises above being a standard talking heads documentary though and the relatively simple structure (ask questions; film answers) leads to it feeling repetitive.
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I counted two movies as #10 earlier in the thread. So correcting that I'm now on #15 watched:

15. Female Trouble (1974) (8/10) - Maybe it was the 3 margaritas I had last night, but I thought this was hysterical. While Pink Flamingos was definitely the more outrageous film and made this look almost tame by comparison, I found Female Trouble a lot funnier with a more cohesive story. While Pink Flamingos was WTF, Female Trouble was just flat-out funny, with so many lines that stood out as instantly iconic.

"The world of the heterosexual is a sick and boring life."

Bonus game: Q+ (one of the queerest films I've ever seen) - 70s - USA
bonus game tracking
1. GLBTQ+ x2
2. pre-60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s (missing 60s and 20s)
3. Europe x2, Asia-Pacific x2, USA x2, Germany (missing a lot)
4. MBL
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LGBTIQQAAP in Film
1. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021) USA [L]
2. What Keeps You Alive (2018) Canada [L]
3. Out at the Wedding (2007) USA [Q]
4. Enter the Phoenix (2004) Hong Kong [G]
5. The Iron Ladies (2000) Thailand [T]
6. The Old Guard (2020) USA [G]
7. Chastity Bites (2013) USA [L]
8. Chuck & Buck (2000) USA [G]
9. Saint Maud (2019) UK [L]
10. The Prom (2020) USA [L]
11. D.E.B.S. (2004) USA [B]
12. Jeffrey (1995) USA [G]
13. Prey (1977) UK [B]
14. Lyle (2014) USA [L]
15. Dead (2020) NZ [G]
16. Spiral (2019) Canada [G]
17. Pitchfork (2016) USA [G]
18. Grandma (2015) USA [L]
19. Stud Life (2012) UK [Q]
20. Hellbent (2004) USA [G]
21. S&M Sally (2015) USA [Q]
22. Triggered (2019) USA [Q]
23. Liquid Sky (1982) USA [T]
24. The Quiet (2005) USA [L]
25. Bite Marks (2011) USA [G]
26. Compulsion (1959) USA [G]
27. Hate Crime (2005) USA [G]
28. Love Meetings (1964) Italy [Q]
29. Boy Meets Girl (2014) USA [T]

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A transgender woman befriends and falls in love with a woman engaged to bigoted soldier in this romantic comedy with a LGBT twist. While some of the problems that arise are predictable, the first hour here is strong with an accepting best friend and some great flashbacks of her dealing with being trans as a kid. The final third of the movie though is less strong than the build-up. The acting is solid though, especially from actual trans actress Michelle Hendley.
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I'm trying to find more East Asian lesbian films to watch. Does anyone have any recommendations for me?
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A trans actress just happening to play a supporting role in a film without a mention of her being trans ... that doesn't count, does it?
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mjf314 wrote: June 16th, 2021, 4:51 pm I'm trying to find more East Asian lesbian films to watch. Does anyone have any recommendations for me?
These are the ones that I'm aware of:
China
Fish and Elephant (2001)

Hong Kong
Butterfly (2004)
Miao Miao (2008)
Sisterhood (2016)

Japan
Afternoon Breezes (1980)
All Mixed Up (1964)
Love My Life (2006)
Topless (2008)

South Korea
The Handmaiden (2016)
Girl at My Door (2014) - I think you saw this one already
Memento Mori (1999)

Taiwan - all three films are by Zero Chou - I think she almost exclusively makes lesbian films
Drifting Flowers (2008)
Spider Lilies (2007)
We Are Gamily (2017)

Of those, I've only seen Fish and Elephant, which was so-so, so I cannot really speak to the quality of the other films, nor if they are actually lesbian fare or not.
Plus, there's Saving Face, about Chinese American lesbians.
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Thanks. I've seen The Handmaiden, A Girl at My Door, Spider Lilies, and Saving Face, but I haven't seen the others.

Edit: I've also seen Manji (All Mixed Up), but I didn't recognize the English title.
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Fergenaprido wrote: June 16th, 2021, 9:18 pm
mjf314 wrote: June 16th, 2021, 4:51 pm I'm trying to find more East Asian lesbian films to watch. Does anyone have any recommendations for me?
These are the ones that I'm aware of:
China
Fish and Elephant (2001)

Hong Kong
Butterfly (2004)
Miao Miao (2008)
Sisterhood (2016)

Japan
Afternoon Breezes (1980)
All Mixed Up (1964)
Love My Life (2006)
Topless (2008)

South Korea
The Handmaiden (2016)
Girl at My Door (2014) - I think you saw this one already
Memento Mori (1999)

Taiwan - all three films are by Zero Chou - I think she almost exclusively makes lesbian films
Drifting Flowers (2008)
Spider Lilies (2007)
We Are Gamily (2017)

Of those, I've only seen Fish and Elephant, which was so-so, so I cannot really speak to the quality of the other films, nor if they are actually lesbian fare or not.
Plus, there's Saving Face, about Chinese American lesbians.
There's also the recent Ride or Die mentioned by Onderhond earlier that's on Netflix.
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flavo5000 wrote: June 16th, 2021, 9:28 pm There's also the recent Ride or Die mentioned by Onderhond earlier that's on Netflix.
Oh right. Found it: https://www.icheckmovies.com/movies/ride+or+die-2021/
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17. Los novios búlgaros [Bulgarian Lovers] (G 2003 ESP) - 7.6
18. Blue (G 1993 GBR) - 3.8
xx. Rita ou Rito?... [Rita or Rito?] (X 1927 POR) - 4.8
19. A Rosa Azul de Novalis [The Blue Flower of Novalis] (G 2018 BRA) - 5.4
20. Fire Song (G 2015 CAN) - 7.4

It took me over a decade to track down a copy of Bulgarian Lovers with subtitles. It ended up being not quite what I thought it would be, but it was still some campy fun. I'm glad I finally watched it, and I'm looking forward to more transgressive films from Eloy de la Iglesia.

I completely understand the concept behind Blue, but I was so bored. So, so bored. I put on my headphones and shut my eyes so that I wouldn't get distracted by things more interesting than a blue screen (i.e. almost anything), and I still found my mind wandering or starting to fall asleep. It's quite the unique swan song for a director, but it's not to my liking. Interestingly enough, my first de la Iglesia and Jarman films were their last ones.

I thought Rita or Rito? was going to be a cross-dressing, possibly trans, early film to finally cross off the T and the pre-60s boxes in the bonus challenge. Alas, this was a terrible romantic comedy where cross-dressing by two characters is merely a disguise (which is fine), and the first (main) one is revealed almost as soon as he shows up on screen. Plus, you have not one, but two people in blackface (an actor, and then one of the characters), and over-the-top racist and overprotective father, and a farcical female doctor pushing her quack pills on everyone for everything. It's short, coming in at 41 minutes, and there are indeed some worthy sight gags, and the film doesn't take itself seriously at all (the doctor is Dr. Pills, for example), but the unnecessary blackface really pulls this one down a lot for me. Plus, no queerness made this feel like the waste of a slot for this month's challenge.

Novalis is not for everyone. The film opens and closes with shots of the main subject's asshole. It's also half-documentary, half-theatre piece. The documentary side of things works quite well, especially given that I had no idea who this guy was going into it (I still don't really know who he is in general, but I do feel I know what he's like more personally), but then it segues into these scripted pieces that feel forced and really break the trust with the audience - since these reenactments were pieces of fiction, how can I now trust the other information he's given me when he's supposedly himself? Also, some not-so-graphic anal sex and some very explicit fellatio might not endear people to the film, though those aspects didn't really phase me. Plus, I just found the guy (or at least the character he wants to portray to us onscreen) terribly annoying, not least because of his beliefs about star signs. Interesting? Perhaps, to some people. Good? No, not really.

Fire Song I'd also been putting off for a while; I almost started watching it two or three times this past year. It's a heartfelt attempt at showcasing the difficulties of being gay (or just being different) on a small, isolated reservation in northern Ontario. I don't have firsthand experience of what that is like, but there's been a lot of it in the news over the years, and I've seen some documentaries by indigenous filmmakers baring the plight of these communities and how the government and society at large has failed them. That portrayal (leaking rooves, high youth suicide rates, emigration, unemployment, etc.) feels far more authentic than the gay romance at the centre of the story. Most of the secondary characters are partially fleshed out as well, which is great, but I found the first half better than the second, and I wanted better for the Tara character. Overall, it was worthwhile, but it just felt clumsy, which prevented me from rating it any higher. Had some gorgeous nighttime misty shots, though.

I'm over halfway through the country bonus challenge, but I should be further along by now. I have enough films lined up to go around the world twice, I've just been bad at prioritizing them. Plus, there are some films expiring from streaming platforms I want to catch this month too.
Queer films seen
1. Dear Dad (G 2016 IND) - 6.6
2. Benjamin (G 2018 GBR) - 7.0
3. Hamam [Steam: The Turkish Bath] (B 1997 ITA) - 8.0
4-5. Fingersmith (L 2005 GBR) - 8.0 (3 60-min episodes = 2.25 points)
6. Pixote, [Pixote, the Law of the Weakest] (Q 1981 BRA) - 8.0
7. Jin nian xi tian [Fish and Elephant] (L 2001 CHN) - 7.0
8. Tales of the City: Episode 1 (Q 1993 USA) - 6ish (1 60-min episode = 0.75 points)
9-14. RuPauls' Drag Race All Stars: Season 5 (G 2020 USA) - 7.5ish (8 60-min episodes = 6 points)
15. Querelle (B 1982 GER) - 6.6
16. Inxeba [The Wound] (G 2017 ZAF) - 7.8
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kongs_speech wrote: June 16th, 2021, 8:25 pm A trans actress just happening to play a supporting role in a film without a mention of her being trans ... that doesn't count, does it?
No, it doesn't.
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Halfway Update!

We've collectively seen over 250 different films so far, we might hit 500 by the end of the month if we keep up the pace.

Welcome to the new participants this week: Onderhond, pitchorneirda, and mjf314! (With ryebass waiting in the wings)

Congratulations to sol and flavo5000 for beating their previous personal bests in this challenge!

Prat is still the overall leader in both the main challenge and the bonus challenge, and it looks unlikely at this point that anyone will catch him. Anything can happen, though!

The current Top Ten at the halfway mark

RankParticipant2021
1Prat60
2Armoreska40
2jdidaco40
4sol29
5maxwelldeux21
6Fergenaprido20
7beasterne15
8flavo500012
9peeptoad11
9blocho11


The current Bonus Challenge Leaders at the halfway mark

ParticipantLGBTQ+PtsDecadesPtsCountries/RegionsPtsPersonalPtsTOTAL
PratL,G,B,T,Q+x420pre,60s,70s,80s,90s,00s,10s,20sx432USA,CAN,ARG,FRA,ESP,eu,ap7CRAZY160
maxwelldeuxL,G,B,T,Q+x315pre,60s,70s,80s,90s,00s,10s7USA,CAN,BRA,FRA,eu,ap6CRAZY129
solL,G,B,T,Q+x210pre,60s,70s,80s,90s,00s,10s,20s8USA,CAN,eu,THA,ap523
jdidacoL,G,B,T,Q+x21070s,80s,90s,10s4USA,CAN,FRA,ESP,eu,af,ap721
ArmoreskaL,G,B,T,Q+570s,80s,90s,00s,10s,20s6USA,CAN,na,sa,FRA,eu,THA,as8CRAZY,MBL221
beasterneL,G,B,T,Q+x210pre,70s,80s,90s,00s,10s6USA,eu,ap3MBL120
peeptoadL,G,B,T,Q+560s,80s,90s,00s,10s5USA,CAN,BRA,FRA,ESP,eu,ap7CRAZY118
FergenapridoL,G,B,Q+480s,90s,00s,10s,20s5USA,CAN,BRA,ESP,eu,ZAF,ap716


Prat's got a lead in the letters and decades categories, and there's a 5-way tie for first in the countries between Prat, jdidaco, Armoreska, peeptoad, and Fergenaprido. Armo has sole possession of first now with 8 (I had to track down Yo imposible first). We've now covered every country & region; who will be the first to go around the world?
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Spoiler
1-4. I Told Sunset About You (2020) episodes 1-5
5. House of Hummingbird (2018)
6. A Girl at My Door (2014)
7. Moonlit Winter (2019)
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Pride month FTW
1. Becoming Julia (2003, Trans, Australia)
2. Identity: In & Beyond the Binary (2015, Queer, USA)
3. Born in Flames (1983, Lesbian, USA)
4. Man 2 Man: A Gay Man's Guide to Finding Love (2011, Gay, USA)
5. Quiet Heroes (2018, Lesbian, USA)
6. When Bette Met Mae (2014, -, USA)
7. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971, Bisexual, UK)
8. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005, Gay, Canada)
9. The Fall of '55 (2006, Gay, USA)
10. The Queen (1968, Queer, USA)
11. Desert Hearts (1985, Bisexual, USA)
12. Tomboy (2011, Queer, France)
13. Laerte-se (2017, Trans, Brazil)
14. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999, Lesbian, USA)
15. TransMilitary (2018, Trans, USA)
16. Queers in the Kingdom: Let Your Light Shine (2014, Queer, USA)
17. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972, Bisexual, Germany)
18. Blue (1993, Gay, UK)
19. Michael (1924, Gay, Germany)
20-21. Queer Eye: We're in Japan! (2019, Gay, USA; 200m)
22. Sebastiane (1976, Gay, Italy) 4/10
Too contrived for me. The story of St. Sebastian. Told in Latin. Not a fan of religious shit, not interested in an endless parade of penises.

23. Gods and Monsters (1998, Gay, USA) 7/10
This is the story of the last year of James Whale's life. Openly gay, he lived somewhat reclusively and befriended his gardener. Interesting how this progressed, what with JW's declining health. I liked it quite a bit and thought the story built well. Ian McKellan was awesome.
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