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Classic Films with a Gay Twist


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#141 jaragon

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 05:24 PM

"Red River" (1948) at the final fade out- Matt ( Monty Clift ) and Cherry ( John Ireland ) ride off into the sunset and finally decide who has the best looking gun  ;)


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Posted 12 April 2016 - 04:37 PM

The Maltese Falcon (1941)- where it isn't a shock that Peter Lorre's character could be gay because he's already out of the closet and takes offense to the subtle insults. 


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"Sometimes you have to look at a person and see that he's doing the best he can." Katharine Hepburn as Ethel Thayer in 1981's "On Golden Pond."
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:27 PM

Young Man With A Horn (1950) Lauren Bacall's Amy North tells Kirk Douglas's Rick Martin- in one of their last confrontational scenes- "Hey, jazzy- I married you because I needed a beard. If I didn't already know she was straight, I would go for Jo Jordan too." And classic Bacall walks away- a victor. 


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"Sometimes you have to look at a person and see that he's doing the best he can." Katharine Hepburn as Ethel Thayer in 1981's "On Golden Pond."
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 08:16 PM

Hitchcock's "Notorious" - Devlin (Grant) is force to use his young lover Alec ( Farley Granger)  to seduce Sebastian ( Claude Rains) a suspected Nazi spy.


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Posted 10 April 2016 - 05:15 PM

Ben-Hur (1959) where after Judah Ben-Hur and Messala reunite, they share dinner and make passionate, barbaric love and then, in the morning, Messala then betrays him saying "I just wanted one last night." 

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Posted 10 April 2016 - 03:36 PM

Ben-Hur (1959) where after Judah Ben-Hur and Messala reunite, they share dinner and make passionate, barbaric love and then, in the morning, Messala then betrays him saying "I just wanted one last night." 


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Posted 09 April 2016 - 07:25 PM

"The Lost Weekend" in the novel Don's drinking problem is linked to his inability to deal with homosexual desires.


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 03:00 PM

The Children's Hour where Audrey Hepburn admits her sexual feelings for Shirley MacLaine, and she saves her from her suicide attempt and they get married, and James Garner heads the school while they live in France. 


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"Sometimes you have to look at a person and see that he's doing the best he can." Katharine Hepburn as Ethel Thayer in 1981's "On Golden Pond."
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 07 April 2016 - 01:54 PM

"The Best Of Everything" - Caroline, Gregg, April, Mary Agnes and Barbara are now played by four good-looking, hot, hot guys - everything else remains the same.


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"I was born the day she kissed me.  I died the day she left me.  I lived a few weeks while she loved me." - Humphrey Bogart in "In A Lonely Place".


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 07:24 PM

"The Moon Is Blue" - the young female virgin would be re-invented as a young male virgin - and he would be pursued by two gay men - one who is slightly older and very smitten and one who is much older and clearly in heat - this one could be a very funny movie, I think.


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"I was born the day she kissed me.  I died the day she left me.  I lived a few weeks while she loved me." - Humphrey Bogart in "In A Lonely Place".


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 01:00 PM

" Back Street" ( 1961) could be shot with the same script just change the Sussan Heyward character to a man- ( Anthony Perkins perhaps?) The story would still be about a forbidden romance -you would need some tweaking- the wedding dress scene would have to be changed unless you wanted to make it a comedy.



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Posted 03 April 2016 - 12:34 PM

A while back someone ( whose true identity must remain a secret) started a board riot when he dared suggest that Marty could not find a girlfriend to get married because perhaps he was actually gay ?! ( oh no!!! gasp !!the horror!!)  so what other classic movies could work if the main characters were re-written as gay...?

 

Gilda has been mentioned in this light and I think a remake where the Ford character is gay would really work and be more interesting.   Gilda and the young gay man have a history that goes back to their teens but their bond was that between a young women and a young gay man.   They become very protective of each other.   Years later he finds out she is married to an evil man.   Many of the actions he takes in the film Gilda could remain but instead of sexual jealousy between the two younger folks being the motive it is about protecting her as well as the fact that the evil man is bisexual and had an affair with the young man.   In Gilda the Ford character is really bitter and he could still be here but for different reasons.    


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Posted 03 April 2016 - 10:54 AM

A while back someone ( whose true identity must remain a secret) started a board riot when he dared suggest that Marty could not find a girlfriend to get married because perhaps he was actually gay ?! ( oh no!!! gasp !!the horror!!)  so what other classic movies could work if the main characters were re-written as gay...?






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