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Classic Films with a Gay Twist


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#141 rayban

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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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#142 jaragon

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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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