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Multcolib Picks: LGBTQ Film

The Celluloid Closet
The Celluloid Closet (DVD - 2001 ) DVD 791.43653 CELLULOID All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:This classic documentary highlights a dazzling hundred-year history of the role of gay men and lesbians on Hollywood’s silver screen.

The Kids Are All Right
The Kids Are All Right (DVD - 2010 ) DVD Comedy KIDS Available in some locations

Annotation:A funny, smart and vibrant portrait of a modern American family.

Shortbus
Shortbus (DVD - 2007 ) DVD Drama SHORTBUS All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 7 copies

Annotation:An exploration into the lives of several characters living in present-day New York as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex, male and female, gay and straight.

The Boys in the Band
The Boys in the Band (DVD - 2008 ) DVD Drama BOYS All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:Annotation: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan.

Chun guang zha xie
春光乍 [videorecording] - Chun guang zha xie (DVD - 2004 Chinese ) DVD CHINESE Drama CHUN Available in some locations

Annotation:SUBTITLED: English title is Happy Together. Wong Kar-Wai is an amazing director, and Happy Together is a “stunning display of filmmaking style and a touching love story” all in one. Taking place in Buenos Aires, the two leads are beautifully portrayed, but be prepared to be heart-broken.

Get Real
Get Real (DVD - 1999 ) DVD Drama GET All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:There’s no time quite as awkward as adolescence. And if, like Steven Carter, you also happen to be gay, navigating your way through adolescence can be like hiking through a minefield!

Loose Cannons
Loose Cannons (DVD - 2003 ) DVD Comedy LOOSE All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation: A heartwarming Italian comedy about family, business and coming out.

Maurice
Maurice (DVD - 2004 ) DVD Drama MAURICE All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 2 on 2 copies

Annotation:Based on the book by E. M. Forster, this is a story of coming to terms with one’s sexuality and identity in the face of a disapproving pre-World War I English society. And it stars Hugh Grant!

Milk
Milk (DVD - 2009 ) DVD Drama MILK Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 28 copies

Annotation: Harvey Milk’s life changed history and his courage changed lives. As the first openly gay man elected to major public offices, this compelling film follows Milk’s journey to inspire hopes for equal rights.

My Own Private Idaho
My Own Private Idaho (DVD - 2005 ) DVD Drama MY Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 21 copies

Annotation:With Portland and the Pacific Northwest as the backdrop, this Gus Van Sant film follows two young street hustlers and their volatile world of junkies, thieves, and johns.

Queer as Folk
Queer as Folk The Complete First Season (DVD - 2001 ) DVD Drama QUEER All copies in use. Availability details Holds: 1 on 2 copies

Annotation:This popular television series follows the lives of three men - Stuart, his best mate Vince, and Nathan, living it large in Manchester's gay village. The library also owns the American version of the series.

Shelter
Shelter (DVD - 2008 ) DVD Drama SHELTER Available in some locations

Annotation:Forced to give up his dreams and work dead-end jobs to support his sister and son, Zach questions his life. But when his best friend’s brother returns home for the summer, he finds himself drawn into a relationship he didn’t expect. Struggling to reconcile his own desires with those of his family and friends, he is finally forced to be true to himself. And it has a lot of guys in wetsuits and a great soundtrack.

Streamers
Streamers (DVD - 2010 ) DVD Drama STREAMERS Available in some locations

Annotation:About to be shipped off to Vietnam, four young US Army recruits are forced to confront their own very different backgrounds and prejudices when it’s revealed that one of them is gay.

Transamerica
Transamerica (DVD - 2006 ) DVD Comedy TRANSAMER Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of a conservative transsexual woman who learns that she is the parent of a long-lost 17-year-old son. A funny, touching, original look at the modern American family, with a cross-country adventure!

Weekend
Weekend (DVD - 2012 ) DVD Drama WEEKEND All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:A one-night stand develops into a weekend-long idyll for two very different young men in the English Midlands, in an emotionally naked film that's both a snapshot of the complexities of contemporary gay living, and a portrait of a love affair.

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