There are a few stereotypical things that every gay man should know about. These things include certain musical performers such as for example Barbara Streisand and Bette Midler, how exactly to mix a fantastic cocktail, and several movies that should be part of each homo’s “I’ve-seen-that” repertoire. Whether you’re gay or straight, in the event that you haven’t noticed any or all the movies upon this list, you’re missing out on something great.
Originally this post started mainly because an assortment of my top 5 gay-themed movie suggestions and my top 5 recommendations for nongay movie essentials. Regrettably, I couldn’t maintain either list to just 5… and after achieving over 1,000 words not 1/2 way through, I decided to break it up into three content: Top Gay-Themed Comedies, Top Gay-Themed Dramas and Top nongay Movie Essentials. So… let’s focus on the comedies- shown in no particular order, click the title to watch the trailer!
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
“Here’s where they asked youthful Vida to stop imitating Esther Williams in Million Dollar Mermaid.”
Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo deliver a hilarious functionality as drag queens Vida Boheme, Noxeema Jackson and Chi-Chi Rodriguez who cross the united states after Vida & Noxeema win a major competition in New York, with a grand prize of a trip to Hollywood and opt to consider Chi-Chi with them. After their car breaks down in a small town, they wind up being chased by a cop and showing a town filled with small-town mentality that you can’t judge a reserve by its cover.
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
“Dumb gorgeous people shouldn’t be allowed to make use of literature when competing in the pickup pool. It’s like bald people putting on hats… it’s deceiving.”
The group of friends in this film remind me, in a whole lot of ways, of my own group of friends. A feel-great, funny film with lots of hilarious estimates & one-liners- any band of friends will be able to identify with the personas. Whether it’s the hot Cole, played by Dean Cain, or the quirky Patrick, played by Ben Weber- you’re sure to find someone in the group that you think “Patrick is that guy… and Jonny is that guy… and Stephen is that man…”, making it not just a funny film, but one that’s easy to relate to.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
“That’s precisely what this country requirements: a cock in a frock on a rock.”
Priscilla is an absolute classic. This Australian gem tells the story of 2 queens and a tranny who cross the Australian outback by bus to perform a gig at a resort in Alice Springs. Mitzi, the organizer of the gig, Felicia, (played by a muscular Man Pearce) an Abba-obsessed bitchy queen and Bernadette, a transsexual consider their show on the highway and learn new reasons for having one another, their lives and their enjoys on the way.
“It’s big, it’s gorgeous… and you’re gonna love it.”
Trick is a traditional fun-gay movie that’s all about two guys trying to look for a place to get it on. Gabriel can be a cute shy guy whose greatest friend is Hagg-a-licious Katherine- played by none apart from Tori Spelling. Along the way home from the bar one night, Gabriel is found by Mark, a go-go dancer he’d seen earlier that night. The two struggle to find a place to be alone and what follows is a comedy-strewn adventure. Drag queen Coco Peru provides hilarious functionality as… herself and is sure to provide you with a few laughs.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
“It’s my first time as a female, already it’s that time of the month.”
This is even more of comedic drama in lots of ways, but it certainly has at least one feet firmly planted in the comedy arena. John Cameron Mitchell (who also directed the film) plays Hedwig, a male-to-woman transgender rock artist who underwent the surgery treatment to flee Berlin with an American G.I. Points don’t go needlessly to say, unfortunately, and years afterwards she’s touring the united states with her band, carrying out concerts at the Bilgewater Inn seafood restaurants, which coincides with the touring dates of the ex-boyfriend who stole her songs. Full of great quotations and humor- Hedwig is certainly a must-see.
But I’m A Cheerleader!
“She’s just upset, since the fish on her plate is the only kind she can eat.”
This over-the-top comedy is approximately Megan Bloomfield (Natasha Lyonne)- a cheerleader at her senior high school who is sent to a camp designed to “fix” homosexuality by her parents and friends who believe she is a lesbian. With RuPaul playing an ex-gay counselor and Clea DuVall playing the girl that Megan falls in love with- it’s a great cast and an excellent story.
“You look tired” means “you look old.” And “you appearance rested” means “you’ve had collagen.”
Truly a traditional with Robin Williams, Nathan Lane and Hank Azaria each providing truly hilarious performances. Robin has Armand Goldman, owner of The Birdcage cabaret bar in South Miami Seaside along with his Drag Queen partner Albert/Starina (Nathan Lane). From a previous heterosexual marriage, Armand includes a child who has fallen deeply in love with a conservative senator’s girl. Armand & Albert consent to stage a family group dinner to win over the family members, pretending to be always a “normal” straight couple which leads the group through an evening full of mistakes, adventure and hilariousness. Hank Azaria has Agador, the Goldman’s “house boy” and arguably steals the present in many respects. The Birdcage is completely classic.
So generally there you have it- my set of the top gay-themed comedies out generally there. It’s an incomplete list, to be sure, but it’ll at least get you started on some great gay films if you haven’t seen them already!