Archive for the ‘GLBT TV and films’ Category

Always Someone Better by Tsukizubon Saruko – review

Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆ 
Title: Always Someone Better
Author: Tsukizubon Saruko
Genre: College/football/contemporary
URL: Shousetsu Bang*Bang no.16
Price: FREE!
Other Information/warnings: explicit m/m, football
Summary:

River hates Austin for being the successful college footballer turned pro that River will never be. But hating Austin is impossible. What’s an overbright wannabe jock gonna do?

[Found through the Slash Pile community on LiveJournal]

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Gods and Monsters – review

Rating: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★ 

Title: Gods and Monsters
Director: Bill Condon
Genre: Drama
URL: Amazon
Price: US$10.49+shipping
Other Information/Warnings: None
Summary: A compassionate speculation about the final days of James Whale, the director of Frankenstein and 20 other films of the 1930s and ’40s, who was openly gay at a time when homosexuality in Hollywood was discreetly concealed. Whale is in failing health, recovering from a “touch of stroke” and haunted by flashes of the past that the stroke has brought on.  The flashbacks are countered by Whale’s present-day attraction to a newly hired yard worker Clayton Boone.  The friendship that develops between the handsome gardener and Whale is tenuous at first and then rises to a level of mutual respect and genuine friendship.  But is Whale’s motivation in befriending Clay more than pure?  Are there ulterior motives at work here?

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Sweet Oblivion 1: Brazen by Jordan Castillo Price – review

Rating: 8/10 ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 
Title: Sweet Oblivion 1: Brazen
Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Genre: Paranormal, vampires
URL: Changeling Press
Price: US $4.49
Other Information/warnings: Threesome, blood play, explicit m/m
Summary [from the publisher]:
It’s a sultry July night, and Wild Bill is content. It’s deliciously warm outside, the fireworks are about to start, a whole pint of freshly-tapped blood is on the menu, and his boyfriend hasn’t murdered anyone in months.

Too bad Bill’s contentment isn’t shared by Michael, who’s tired of his own lack of experience. He hints that a new lover in their bed might broaden his horizons. Their first encounter might have been a threesome, but it certainly didn’t end well for the third participant.

Even now, Bill can’t seem to shake the memory of the hickory stake protruding from the chest of his old nemesis. Lust wars with guilt as Wild Bill tries to figure out how to bury his past, once and for all.

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Shelter (2007) – film review

Rating: 9/10 ★★★★★★★★★☆ 
Title: Shelter
Director: Jonah Markowitz
Genre: Contemporary coming of age
URL: IMDB
Other Information/warnings: bad language
Summary [from IMDB]:
When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend’s brother.
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Beautiful Thing (1996) – film review

Rating: 8.5/10 ★★★★★★★★½☆ 

Title: Beautiful Thing (1996)
Director: Hettie MacDonald Screenwriter: Jonathan Harvey (based on his play)
Genre: Coming of Age
URL: IMDB
Price: Varies, available on DVD

Summary: During one hot, long summer in the South London projects, neighbors Jamie and Ste discover that there can be more to life than what they’ve found so far.

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Music vid for the Donald Strachey mysteries

A little while ago I reviewed a couple of gay detective films which I enjoyed very much, and now the talented Diana Williams has gone and made a terrific, sweet little music vid of all the romantic bits from the two Donald Strachey films.

Go watch, enjoy the fabulousness that is Tim and Donald, and then tell Diana she’s a genius. Which she is 🙂

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Dorian Blues (film) – review

Title: Dorian Blues
Director: Tennyson Bardwell
Genre: Coming out/Coming of age
URL: IMDB
Other Information/warnings: some bad language
Summary:

Dorian Lagatos finally realises that the reason he doesn’t fit in with his ultra-conservative family or the stereotypical American teenage image is because he’s gay. The film documents his struggle for self-understanding, and acceptance.

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Lilies (1996)

Rating: 10/10 ★★★★★★★★★★ 

Title: Lilies (1996)
Author(s): Michel Marc Bouchard (screenwriter, based on his play); John Greyson (director)
Genre: Drama
URL: IMDB
Price: Varies, available on DVD

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The Donald Strachey Mysteries (TV movies) – review

Title: Third Man Out and Shock to the System
Directed by Ron Oliver
Genre: detective/mystery
URL: Third Man Out at Amazon and Shock to the System at Amazon
Other Information/warnings:Some full frontal nudity and bad language
Summary:Third man Out and Shock to the system are TV movies based on the detective novels by Richard Stevenson

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