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Classic Films with a Gay Twist


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#41 rayban

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Posted 25 April 2017 - 11:28 AM

"Mountains of the Moon" (1990) based on a true story about Burton and Speke's search for the source of the Nile- there is one hot gay kisshttps://youtu.be/Vt7Bgp-ORds

As I remember it, a sexual tension did exist between John Hanning Speke (Ian Glen) and Sir Richard Burton (Patrick Bergin).

 

Also, Speke's friend (Richard H. Grant) might have been his lover.

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 09:01 PM

"Mountains of the Moon" (1990) based on a true story about Burton and Speke's search for the source of the Nile- there is one hot gay kisshttps://youtu.be/Vt7Bgp-ORds


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:16 AM

Having Wonderful Time (1938)

 

A bored city boy (Cary Grant) goes on vacation to the Catskill Mountains and falls in love with a waiter (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.).


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:27 AM

"Picnic" (1956) A handsome young drifter (Paul Newman) stirs  homosexual desires in the men of a small town.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 08:23 AM

September Affair (1950)

 

A photographer (Joseph Cotten) and a lawyer (Gregory Peck) fall in love while on vacation and live their new lives together while presumed dead in a plane crash.


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Posted 07 April 2017 - 08:20 AM

The Angel Wore Red (1960)

 

A nun (Gloria DeHaven) leaves the seminary due to her homosexuality and falls in love with an entertainer (Ava Gardner).


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Posted 02 April 2017 - 02:56 PM

Springtime in the Rockies (1942)

 

Dance partners Betty (Betty Grable) and Dan (Tyrone Power) split up due to his "flirtatious behavior". Betty, who still loves Dan, follows Dan to the Rockies- only to find out Dan is a closeted homosexual with a male lover (Cesar Romero, Power's real life boyfriend).


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 06:03 PM

In a revealing interview with Boze Hadleigh, Cesar Romero admitted to his love affair with Tyrone Power.

Just from looking at their photos together they were obviously more than just a bromance.


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:42 AM

Ty and Caesar took an around the world flight who knows what they were up to...?  I wish Romero had written an honest biography but he was too old school to reveal all.  Love the suggestion of the final line herehttps://youtu.be/1IQceNsGziU

Is he suggesting that he will go gay for pay with Payne for right price?  ;)

In a revealing interview with Boze Hadleigh, Cesar Romero admitted to his love affair with Tyrone Power.


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:13 AM

Yes! :)

 

What about Tyrone Power and Cesar Romero? Would they have made a hot movie couple? It's common knowledge now they were a real life couple.

Ty and Caesar took an around the world flight who knows what they were up to...?  I wish Romero had written an honest biography but he was too old school to reveal all.  Love the suggestion of the final line herehttps://youtu.be/1IQceNsGziU

Is he suggesting that he will go gay for pay with Payne for right price?  ;)


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 10:05 AM

Payne and Romero would have made a hot movie couple

Yes! :)

 

What about Tyrone Power and Cesar Romero? Would they have made a hot movie couple? It's common knowledge now they were a real life couple.


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 09:59 AM

Week-End in Havana (1941)

 

John Spencer (Franchot Tone) is accompanied by Jay Williams (John Payne) on his vacation to Havana. John eventually falls in love with Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), but Monte has to keep his jealous boyfriend (Tyrone Power, Romero's real life boyfriend) away.

Payne and Romero would have made a hot movie couple


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Posted 01 April 2017 - 09:11 AM

Week-End in Havana (1941)

 

John Spencer (Franchot Tone) is accompanied by Jay Williams (John Payne) on his vacation to Havana. John eventually falls in love with Monte Blanca (Cesar Romero), but Monte has to keep his jealous boyfriend (Tyrone Power, Romero's real life boyfriend) away.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:03 AM

"The Bridges of Madison County"(1995) a photographer (Clint Eastwood) has a brief encounter with a closeted gay farmer ( Dennis Quaid)


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:06 AM

One Last Fling (1949)

 

A jealous wife (Alexis Smith) decides working for her wife (Laraine Day) at her music store is the best way to check up on her.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:02 AM

Manhattan (1979)

 

A divorced comedy writer (Sally Field) is in a complicated relationship with a teenage girl (Mariel Hemingway) while she is falling for her best friend's mistress (Diane Keaton).


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Posted 25 February 2017 - 12:01 PM

I dunno... they got so much togetherness with the bros each winter. Maybe ANY woman was such an "exotic" entity that they could only fantasize about for too many months each year. That is why they were so eager to steal them. Also you could tell that all of the bro-bonding was getting on the nerves of Howard Keel/Adam and Russ Tamblyn/Gideon especially.

 

Now Snow White had an interesting situation. The seven dwarfs had to survive without any women and at least one, Grumpy, was more than happy not to have any around. Didn't trust 'em because of their evil wiles. Then again, he did soon "fall" for Snow White and she baked him a pie. Had the prince not kidnapped her and dragged her onto his horse, I think Grumpy would have fought the others to have full access.

 

One curio: the seven brothers and seven dwarfs required a woman to get them to wash up. In A Room With A View, the guys just stay naturally clean with all of their bro-bonding.

"Seven Brides For Seven Brothers" is perfect slash fiction material- in both "Snow White" and "SBFSB" the woman acts as the civilizing element.   Who knows what the seven bros were up to when there were no women around?  I'll leave that up to your naughty imagination ;)


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 08:08 PM

Don't you guys think that at least one of those seven brothers would have preferred a groom to a bride?

 

I dunno... they got so much togetherness with the bros each winter. Maybe ANY woman was such an "exotic" entity that they could only fantasize about for too many months each year. That is why they were so eager to steal them. Also you could tell that all of the bro-bonding was getting on the nerves of Howard Keel/Adam and Russ Tamblyn/Gideon especially.

 

Now Snow White had an interesting situation. The seven dwarfs had to survive without any women and at least one, Grumpy, was more than happy not to have any around. Didn't trust 'em because of their evil wiles. Then again, he did soon "fall" for Snow White and she baked him a pie. Had the prince not kidnapped her and dragged her onto his horse, I think Grumpy would have fought the others to have full access.

 

One curio: the seven brothers and seven dwarfs required a woman to get them to wash up. In A Room With A View, the guys just stay naturally clean with all of their bro-bonding.


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:38 PM

Don't you guys think that at least one of those seven brothers would have preferred a groom to a bride?


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Posted 24 February 2017 - 06:37 PM

Watching "A Room With A View" again, I realized for the first time, I think, that Cecil Vyse, the character who is played by Daniel Day-Lewis, is a deeply closeted gay man.

 

George Emerson, who is played by Julian Sands, declares, "He wouldn't know what to do with a woman".

 

Daniel Day-Lewis seems aware, too, of the character's true sexual identity.

 

As for Freddy Honeychurch, who is played by Rupert Graves, does he have a crush on George Emerson?

 

Yes, I think so - he gets George out of his clothes and into that swimming hole.

 

"How d'ye do?  Come and have a bathe."

 

As for Mr. Beebee, who is played by Simon Callow, he is unmistakably gay. 

 

The film has an undeniable gay subtext.

 

What do you expect from EM Foster novel- and yes Rupert Graves is very cute


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