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Classic Films with a Gay Twist

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In Disney's version of PETER PAN, Wendy realizes that Tinker Bell's jealousy is just physical attraction she is trying to avoid. After they bond together, Wendy demonstrates that same sex couples make as equally great parents as heterosexual ones as she maternally cares for The Lost Boys... even though they were never really lost since they always had each other.

 

Peter, in turn, realizes that Captain Hook's jealousy was also physical attraction and being, well, less "blessed" with just his hook. Peter gets him over his insecurities after realizing that Hook's kidnapping of Tiger Lilly was just his way of testing Peter's attraction to girls. After Tiger Lilly is returned to her father, the bromance can begin. Unfortunately Smee gets jealous and gets the fellow pirates, equally woman-less in their lives and all infatuated with both Hook and Peter, to rope the two to the main deck.

Did you see the last tv production of "Peter Pan- the Musical" that went beyond gay

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No. But Mary Martin did a good job pretending not to be interested in any Wendies in the fifties TV versions.

 

Next up: somebody needs to comment on BAMBI. "He can call me Flower if he wants to. I don't mind."

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The Two Mr. Carrolls (1947)

 

Geoffrey Carroll (Humphrey Bogart), a gay artist, paints a picture of his spouse (Franchot Tone) and kills him by poisoning him. He then marries Steve Morton (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) and starts to paint a picture of him.

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The Two Mr. Carrolls (1947)

 

Geoffrey Carroll (Humphrey Bogart), a gay artist, paints a picture of his spouse (Franchot Tone) and kills him by poisoning him. He then marries Steve Morton (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) and starts to paint a picture of him.

 

Don't forget that Bogart and Tone adopt a child and she is the one that spills the beans to Fairbanks that Bogart is up to no good. 

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Don't forget that Bogart and Tone adopt a child and she is the one that spills the beans to Fairbanks that Bogart is up to no good.

 

Awesome! I love that twist!

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"Platinum High School" Gay dad Mickey Rooney tries to find out what happened to his son in a military academy.  The re-issue titled "The Innocent and the Damned" sounds gayer.

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"Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1961) A young writer Paul Verjak ( George Peppard) who is the boy toy of wealthy  Henry Fonda falls in love with his next door neighbor party boy Jimmy Goliightly ( Anthony Pekins) -

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"Sweet Bird of Youth"  (1962) a bisexual hustler Chance Wayne ( Paul Newman) returns to his home town with a faded movie star Alexander de Lago ( Lawrence Olivier)

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Torn Between Two Lovers (1979)

 

A middle aged bisexual man (George Peppard) must decide between his uptight fiancee (Lee Remick) and his architect gay lover (Dirk Benedict).

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Torn Between Two Lovers (1979)

 

A middle aged bisexual man (George Peppard) must decide between his uptight fiancee (Lee Remick) and his architect gay lover (Dirk Benedict).

This would have been a hot movie

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This would have been a hot movie

It was actually a TV movie in 1979 based the Mary MacGregor song of the same name. Lee Remick was the one torn between two lovers (her character was torn between two men), and George Peppard was in the movie as well. I changed it to make Peppard's character torn to make it more interesting. ;)

 

You can't go wrong with that. ;)

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Dirty Dancing (1987)

 

A young man (Val Kilmer) falls in love with his dance partner (Patrick Swayze) during his summer in the Catskills.

 

 

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Dirty Dancing (1987)

 

A young man (Val Kilmer) falls in love with his dance partner (Patrick Swayze) during his summer in the Catskills.

Val Kilmer seems a bit too hot for the part of "Baby" yes I know a Swayze/Kilmer love scene would have been hot

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" A Place in the Sun" (1951)George (Montgomery Clift) a bi-sexual young man's  relationship with wealthy heiress Angela (Elizabeth Taylor ) is complicated by his affair with Al ( John Ireland) who threatens to expose him.

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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.

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I think Freddy just likes to be naked as much as possible. He is a playful nymph whose orientation can't be clearly defined. He previously frolicked in the ol' swimmin' 'ole with sister Lucy. When she discusses this with Cecil and he shows zero interest, it is the first sign that he isn't much fun to be around. Considering how few movies of the 1980s had full frontal male nudity compared to the '70s and '90s (which were more gay friendly decades and more tolerant of all nudity in general), I think of A Room With A View as one of the least sexual sagas. A LOT more goes on in Howard's End even with clothes on. Nobody has much of an "orientation" at all, including "do they have any interest in men or even each other?" Maggie Smith's Charlotte and Judi Dench's Eleanor, the latter just likes to write juicy material rather than experience it herself.

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Even today, the full-frontal male nudity of George Emerson, Freddy Honeychurch and Mr. Beebee is rather shocking for a high-class A production.

 

Including the irrefutable evidence that Julian Sands is not a natural blonde.

 

 

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Echoes of Hot Lips getting exposed in M*A*S*H. You must be watching that movie in hi def on a huge TV screen and freeze framing images to be sure.

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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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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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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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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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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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"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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