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International films with LGBT themes

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21 minutes ago, jaragon said:

A new one from France....

 

Looks very interesting. Love the music in the trailer.

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7 hours ago, TopBilled said:

Looks very interesting. Love the music in the trailer.

It feels like gay Truffaut movie

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28 minutes ago, jaragon said:

It feels like gay Truffaut movie

Yes, you're right, it does!

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There is nothing hotter than a French psycho😳who looks good in his underwear😉

 

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Review of Luka Dhont's Girl Belgian film about a transgendered ballerina.

https://life.spectator.co.uk/articles/transgender-dogma-is-naive-and-incompatible-with-freud/

 

Suffice it to remember what happened with “The Girl” (Lucas Dhont, 2018), a Belgian film about a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina. Why did this film trigger such ferocious reactions in some powerful post-modern-post-gender circles? The predominant LGBT+ doctrine encourages the rejection of biologically and/or socially given gender identities and advocates individual’s self-acquaintance and politicisation of its identities: “You are free to define yourself as how you feel yourself! And everybody shall accept you as how you define yourself” This, exactly, is what happens in the film: the teenager protagonist is fully encouraged to adopt “the way she feels”, her identity; she is encouraged to improve “point” in ballet (despite very strict and difficult classical ballet training standards), her doctor prescribes hormones, the ballet instructor gives private lessons to her, the father continuously asks her about her problems to encourage her to talk, she is even encouraged to elucidate her fantasies to her psychologist and to her father, and the we see things getting worse. Many LGBT+ activists attacked it ferociously for its focus on the traumatic aspects of gender transition, for its depiction of the painful details of gender change, claiming that it functions as a pornographic horror show – although the ballerina on whose life the movie is based defended it staunchly, insisting that it portrays perfectly her troubles. In these critiques, we are obviously dealing with a conflict between the painful reality of gender transitions and its official sanitised version which puts all the blame on social pressure.

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Francois Ozon's "Double Lover" a stylish psychological thriller about Chloe (Marine Vatch) who becomes involved with Paul ( Jeremie Renier) a shrink with too many secrets .  Ozon creates plenty of erotic tension between the three.  There is a definite gay sensibility at play here- with with a bisexual three way and a pegging scene. Renier is a very sexy actor and we get to see a lot of him.

 

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11 hours ago, jaragon said:

Francois Ozon's "Double Lover" a stylish psychological thriller about Chloe (Marine Vatch) who becomes involved with Paul ( Jeremie Renier) a shrink with too many secrets .  Ozon creates plenty of erotic tension between the three.  There is a definite gay sensibility at play here- with with a bisexual three way and a pegging scene. Renier is a very sexy actor and we get to see a lot of him.

 

It looks like an interesting film.

 

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A Special Day (1977).  Sophia Loren as a stressed housewife in 1930s Italy who falls in love with Marcello Mastroianni’s gay broadcaster dismissed from his government job when his sexual orientation is revealed. The film is set during Hitler’s May 1938 visit to Rome to meet Mussolini. This was a tour de force from the two leads. It was shot in muted colors to evoke a sense of desolation and oppression. When Loren finds out about Mastroianni, her anger and shock dissipate, and their love grows stronger. Beautifully directed by Ettore Scola.

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36 minutes ago, cinemaspeak59 said:

A Special Day (1977).  Sophia Loren as a stressed housewife in 1930s Italy who falls in love with Marcello Mastroianni’s gay broadcaster dismissed from his government job when his sexual orientation is revealed. The film is set during Hitler’s May 1938 visit to Rome to meet Mussolini. This was a tour de force from the two leads. It was shot in muted colors to evoke a sense of desolation and oppression. When Loren finds out about Mastroianni, her anger and shock dissipate, and their love grows stronger. Beautifully directed by Ettore Scola.

Sounds like a great film. I haven't seen it. Thanks for bringing it to everyone's attention.

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2 hours ago, cinemaspeak59 said:

A Special Day (1977).  Sophia Loren as a stressed housewife in 1930s Italy who falls in love with Marcello Mastroianni’s gay broadcaster dismissed from his government job when his sexual orientation is revealed. The film is set during Hitler’s May 1938 visit to Rome to meet Mussolini. This was a tour de force from the two leads. It was shot in muted colors to evoke a sense of desolation and oppression. When Loren finds out about Mastroianni, her anger and shock dissipate, and their love grows stronger. Beautifully directed by Ettore Scola.

It's a great film.

The two stars carry it off - beautifully.

The ending could not be sadder.

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