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When Gay Romance wasn't so popular, I was already passionate about gay love stories, and the only source to fullfill my passion were movies. There are wonderful Gay Romance Movies, but again, I think I have seen most of them. I have also backed many kickstarter campaigns, bought DVDs and rented/streamed many of them. Lately, I was again feeling a gap... no more new movies out there for me. And then, without searching, something nice happened: I "met" G&T (Giulio&Tommy), the Italian Gay Webseries and do you want to know what is the best thing? it's free!

That is the point, the product is so good that I was all for paying to see it, and instead these two guys, Matteo and Francesco, authors, directors and main actors of the webseries, put it out there for free. The first season was low-budget, but trust me, you don't perceive that: I have bought many indie movies, with a good story but a so-and-so background work (sound, screenplay, actors...) and I have always reviewed them in a positive way since my starting point was, with such low budget that is the best they could do... and here we have a webseries that instead did well beyond that, it's almost a product I wouldn't mind to see screened on an International Festival, and do you want to know more? it has different subtitles, so that you can enjoy it even if you are not an Italian speaking follower.



G&T wants to fill a gap in the Italian market (but sincerely that is something lacking also abroad): a contemporary gay love story with an happy ending. Giulio and Tommy, childhood best friends, move to the realm of lovers, need to overcome many obstacles, but we, audience, strongly feel they will have their happy ending... and they will have IT! How many time we fell in love for "our" characters (because, yes, they are our own after a bit) and in the end, for many reasons, the author decided it was most "catching" to deprive us of the happy ending? I don't want to drop names, but I have at least three movies in mind. G&T will not disappoint you on that regard, trust me.

And now, for who is wondering, but do they dare, or the gay thing is just th flavour of the month, and the story has simply put a same-sex pair in an otherwise traditional relationship? Do not worry, they dare, and a lot too, the relationship between Giulio and Tommy develops both in an emotional than physical way, and when they got physical, it's like achieving an apex (pun intended), but it's never, ever vulgar: it was explicit, but it was like seeing a tableau from Caravaggio, passion and strength, dark colors and sudden light, it was arousing but also emotional uplifting.



I'm still wondering how those two guys managed such a good job with such a small budget. Season 2 is complete and they are trying to understand how to afford Season 3... if they will indeed crowfund this project, I will be first in line to contribute.


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Writer, producer, director Jeff London (born January 16) grew up in a small town outside Bakersfield, California, called Shafter. Later his family moved to Covina, California, where he attended school. The son of a Pentecostal preacher, Jeff moved a lot as a boy, never having the same friends to grow up with. He can recall at least 35 different moves in his life. Other than location work, he prefers to stay home these days.

In 2001 Jeff formed Guardian Pictures Entertainment, a truly independent production company, creating movies with feel-good themes that make a difference in lives. He's done all types of movies, from drama to romance-even a chiller.

Jeff's interest in filmmaking started at the age of twelve. Each chance he could, he would go into the mall bookstore and read through one certain book about filmmaking. Jeff was raised in a low-medium income family and his weekly allowance of $1 would not allow him to buy the $30 hardback book he so desired. After six months of saving, working for extra money, and holding yard sales, he finally got the cash. He was hooked on making movies.

Keeping his desire, he continued on through school, helping in theater and the video department in high school. The family did not have the money to send him to film school, so once again life took a different road. Jeff found he also had an interest in motion picture special effects makeup and jumped at the chance to go to makeup school. But guess what, the $5000 price tag was not in the cards.


James Steven Handshoe & Jeff London, Engaged: 3 years. Married October 31, 2014
Best Day Ever is based on writer/director Jeff London (born January 16) and writer/producer James Steven Handshoe's true life events. How Jeff still being single at age 49, and the anxiety of turning 50, brought him to a place of realization about his choices along the way. If he had made one minor change along his life's road, he would have never met the love of his life. Jeff and James married on October 31, 2014, after 3 years of being engaged.

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Best Day Ever (2014)
Actors: Mel England, Tom Saporito, Peter Stickles, Nate Moore, Ace Lundon
Directors: Jeff London
Studio: Radioactive Cactus Entertainment
DVD Release Date: December 9, 2014
Run Time: 80 minutes
ASIN: B00NI2CRQC
Amazon: Best Day Ever

David's turning 50 and having a Mid-life Crisis! Along with relationship issues and career problems, he realizes that he only has about 35 years left, and must figure out his life's plan. He meets a 15-year younger man who shows him that age does not matter, and that maybe his future happiness is right in front of him!
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Philomena (2013)
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Director: Stephen Frears
Writers: Steve Coogan (screenplay), Jeff Pope (screenplay), Martin Sixsmith (book "The Lost Child of Philomena Lee")
Stars: Judi Dench, Steve Coogan, Sophie Kennedy Clark

If you are wondering why I'm featuring this movie when most of the movies I have featured in the past are Gay themed, well, you will have to see it, lets only say, that it's very moving, and that for a moment it had me in tears, moreover cause this is a life story, and so the events in it are real; as soon as I was back, I searched the internet, with the little hope the events in the movie were maybe emphasized to the benefits of the script, but unfortunately they are very much real. Unfortunately, cause I'm a little heartbroken right now, but very powerful and the director dealt with them in a way that was moving but not exploiting; on the contrary, sometime he was even able to snatch a smile to the public, and Judi Dench's performance is so good, not surprising at all considering the greatness of this actress.

I recommend to my friends to go and see it, and then go back home and do the same little search I did; meeting Michael and his story, and be a little heartbroken like me, but knowing also that Michael is a great man and his story is worthy to be known.

Further Readings:

Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search (Movie Tie-in) by Martin Sixsmith
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (November 6, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0143124722
ISBN-13: 978-0143124726
Amazon: Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search

Now a major motion picture starring Judi Dench: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 years

When she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent to a convent to be looked after as a “fallen woman.” Then the nuns took her baby from her and sold him, like thousands of others, to America for adoption. Fifty years later, Philomena decided to find him.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the Atlantic, Philomena’s son was trying to find her. Renamed Michael Hess, he had become a leading lawyer in the first Bush administration, and he struggled to hide secrets that would jeopardize his career in the Republican Party and endanger his quest to find his mother.

A gripping exposé told with novelistic intrigue, Philomena pulls back the curtain on the role of the Catholic Church in forced adoptions and on the love between a mother and son who endured a lifelong separation.

More Gay Themed Movies at my website: http://www.elisarolle.com/, My Lists/Movies

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A new gay romantic comedy about falling in love with your best friend. From the creator of IS IT JUST ME?, eCUPID and STEAM ROOM STORIES.

OUR STORY

Hollywood doesn’t make gay love stories…but we do!

We are Cinema175 – two guys from West Hollywood, California (actually we are NY transplants) who are creating movies and web series for LGBTQ audiences around the world. You may know us from our hit sketch comedy YouTube web series, ‘Steam Room Stories,’ and the award-winning films ‘Is It Just Me?’ and ‘eCupid.’

We love making fun date movies! Our next project - ‘The 10 Year Plan’ - completes our trilogy of romantic comedies. It’s inspired by Hollywood movies like ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ and ‘The Proposal’.

We get letters from people all over the world telling us how much they loved our previous films and what it meant for them to see films that portray positive stories about the LGBTQ community. Your contribution will help us reach even more people – and maybe even change a few lives along they way.

With the success of our previous projects, we are able to finance most of the movie ourselves, BUT we need to raise $25,000 to hire our cast and crew. That’s where you come in! We’re reaching out to fans of romantic comedies, indie films and gay cinema to be a part of bring this great story to the screen. In return for your help, we’ve put together a great list of perks for every level of contribution.

Who doesn’t love a good romantic comedy? With your help, we can continue to make great films for everyone!

Link to the IndieGoGo Fund Raising Campaign: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/10-year-plan-a-new-movie-by-jc-calciano



‘The 10 Year Plan’ is a funny, smart, romantic comedy with universal appeal. It’s the story of Myles and Brody - two friends who are displeased with their love lives and make a pact to be together if neither finds love in ten years time. Now it’s two month’s shy of their deadline and both friends set off to do whatever it takes to avoid ending up as each other’s last resort.

Pre-production has started and casting is currently under way for our sexy leading men and women! We'll be filming once again at locations in Los Angeles, with many of the same talented crew from the first two films.
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A young gay doctor decides to move from the city to the country to further his career. His partner, an ex-actor takes a camera along with them and films their experience.

Director: Jonathan Duffy

Writer: Jonathan Duffy

Stars: Jonathan Duffy and Vincent Cornelisse

Awards: Canada International Film Festival, 2012, Won Award of Excellence, Documentary Competition, Jonathan Duffy (director) (Just Off Centre Productions (production company)

Genres: Documentary | Biography | Comedy | Drama

Storyline: The film began production when Dr Vincent Cornelisse decided to leave urban Brisbane and move to country Queensland in order to further his career. However, Vincent wouldn't do this without his partner, Jonathan Duffy. Neither of the two had ever lived in a country town and were excited about the scene change but nervous about how they would be received because they are a gay couple. A friend jokingly suggested that Jonathan should film their experience in case they were murdered. Jonathan decided to do this, not because he thought they would be in danger, because he believed that it was going to be a positive and enlightening journey. The Doctor's Wife explores their journey through Jonathan's eyes.

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@Amazon: The Doctor's Wife (2012)



Cast overview:
Jonathan Duffy ... Himself
Vincent Cornelisse ... Himself


Jonathan & Vincent

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Falling in love with the boy next door? That's a dream come true. Falling in love with his father, too? That's just awkward.

Director: Rob Williams

Writer: Rob Williams

Stars: Eric Dean, Michael Nicklin and Benjamin Lutz

Genres: Comedy

Storyline: Writer/director Rob Williams (Make The Yuletide Gay, Role/Play) returns with a new romantic comedy about finding love a little too close to home. As he reluctantly celebrates his 40th birthday, Doug (Eric Dean, star of Arizona Sky and Nine Lives) finds himself falling for two very different but equally lovable men - Jacob, a secure 50-year-old (Michael Nicklin) who came out later in life, and Colton, an adventurous 30-year-old (Benjamin Lutz, star of The Love Patient and Bite Marks) who literally is the boy next door. What Doug doesn't know right away is that the two men are, in fact, father and son! How long can Doug juggle both relationships before everyone finds out the truth?

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@Amazon: The Men Next Door (2012)



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Cast (in credits order)
Eric Dean ... Doug
Michael Nicklin ... Jacob
Benjamin Lutz ... Colton
Heidi Rhodes ... Evelyn
Mark Cirillo ... Woody
Christopher Schram ... Philip
Devon Michael Jones ... Derek
Rachel Alig ... Bambi
Ronnie Kroell ... Darren
David Alanson ... Will
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Doug & Jacob


Colton

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An apparently happy family man who must reveal a lifelong secret, that he is gay.

Director: Katie Wolfe

Writers: Witi Ihimaera (based on the novel by), Witi Ihimaera (story), and 1 more credit »

Stars: Calvin Tuteao, Nathalie Boltt and George Henare

Genres: Drama

Storyline: Based on a novel by the creator of The Whale Rider A critically-acclaimed psychological drama depicting a family in crisis, Kawa tells the story of a successful businessman in New Zealand, as he is forced to reveal his lifelong secret that he is gay. Adapted from the Witi Ihimaera novel Nights in the Gardens of Spain by writer/director Katie Wolfe, Kawa stars Calvin Tuteao (Once Were Warriors), Nathalie Bolt (District 9), George Henare (Once Were Warriors), Vicki Haughton (Whale Rider) and Dean O Gorman (McLeod s Daughters). It is tradition that Kawariki (Calvin Tuteao) become the leader of the family now that his father is retiring. A husband and father, he realizes that in order to lead with integrity, he must come out and be honest about his own life, even though it will test the boundaries of acceptance and unconditional love. Offering valuable insights into Maori traditions, family ideals and cultural values, this feature debut is rich and textured with emotional layers and stunning New Zealand landscapes.

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@Amazon: Kawa (2012)




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Cast (in credits order)
Calvin Tuteao ... Kawariki
Nathalie Boltt ... Annabelle
George Henare ... Hamiora
Vicky Haughton ... Grace
Dean O'Gorman ... Chris
Pana Hema Taylor ... Sebastian (as Pana Hema-Taylor)
Miriama-Jane Devantier ... Miranda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patara Berryman ... Pita
Stephen Butterworth ... Spaniard
Noa Campbell ... Kura Mum
rest of the cast )


Kawa and Chris

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Discover the world of LGBT cinema! WolfeOnDemand.com is the worldwide LGBT movie-watching platform where LGBT films can be seen from anywhere in the world. All films are available to rent or to own, and fans can earn affiliate commissions when they share their favorite films. WolfeOnDemand.com is brought to you by Wolfe — serving customers since 1985, Wolfe is the largest exclusive distributor of LGBT films.

On the first 7 movies available on the Gay catalogue I have already seen 5 and for sure Kawa is the one I will see next weekend!

Kawa, A powerful coming out story: http://muvi.es/w1745/36488

What Happens Next, Solid gay rom-com: http://muvi.es/w1845/36488

Pageant, Behind the scenes at the Miss Gay America Pageant!: http://muvi.es/w1816/36488

East Side Story, A vibrant romantic comedy!: http://muvi.es/w1759/36488

Mulligans, A second chance at your first time: http://muvi.es/w1819/36488

The New Twenty, A smart urban drama about a group of gay and straight friends: http://muvi.es/w1765/36488

Defying Gravity, A poignant collegiate coming out drama: http://muvi.es/w1858/36488
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Marshall is frustrated in love. He downloads a mysterious app that gives him everything he thinks he wants. He soon learns to be careful what you wish for because you just might get it.

Director: J.C. Calciano

Writer: J.C. Calciano

Stars: Andy Anderson, John Callahan and Galen Drever

Genres: Romance

Storyline: Marshall (Houston Rhines) is turning 30 and working at a dead-end job for a boss (John Callahan) who overlooks his talents. After seven years with his boyfriend, Gabe (Noah Schuffman), Marshall's love life is stuck in a rut. He is desperate for something new. He goes looking for it online, where he comes upon a mysterious app that guarantees to find true love. It scans every inch of his online world and suddenly turns his life upside down. Marshall suddenly gets everything he thinks he wanted. Newly single and ready for adventure, Marshall is overwhelmed with sexy guys at every turn, each promising to be the man of his fantasies. But too much of a good thing may not be a good thing. He soon finds that all the attention is more than he bargained for. With the help of a wise and mysterious waitress (Morgan Fairchild), Marshall is given one last chance to listen to his heart and figure out what (and who) is really important.

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@Amazon: eCupid (2012)



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Cast:
Houston Rhines ... Marshall Thomas
Noah Schuffman ... Gabe Horton
Matt Lewis ... Keith
Brad Pennington ... Richard
Mike C. Manning ... Myles (as Mike Manning)
Galen Drever ... Dawson
Andy Anderson ... Chris 1
John Callahan ... Mr. Hutchington
Morgan Fairchild ... Venus
Matthew Gittelson ... Customer
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Marshall and Gabe

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After rich businessman Paul Greco (popular daytime star Jon Lindstrom) retires early, his imperious sister Elise (two-time Emmy Award® nominee Wendie Malick) tries to get him to settle down with the woman of her choosing. But Paul seems more interested in developing his friendship with Andy (cutie Chris Murrah), a charming gay man he meets at a dog park.

Director: Jay Arnold

Writers: Jay Arnold, Thom Cardwell

Stars: Jon Lindstrom, Wendie Malick and Chris Murrah

Genres: Comedy

Storyline: Handsome daytime lead Jon Lindstrom, As the World Turns, General Hospital and Port Charles) stars as Paul Greco, an unmarried billionaire socialite who seems to have it all. Or does he? After Paul sells his business and retires he suddenly has more money and time than he knows what to do with. His overbearing (but well-meaning) sister Elise (the fabulous Wendie Malick — Just Shoot Me, Hot In Cleveland, All My Children) decides giving Paul a dog would be the perfect start.

With little else to do, Paul assumes the daily dog walking routine in the park. There he encounters Andy Chance (Chris Murrah), a young gay self-employed advertising whiz, who happens to walk his dog on the very same schedule. What starts as a casual daily meeting in the park, eventually develops into something a bit more questionable.

Andy and Paul find themselves in a series of comedic situations — due to differences in their personalities, upbringing, background and ages (not to mention the lack of clarity around their undefined relationship). This gets even more complicated by the influential and overbearing women in both of their lives. Elise senses definite and curious changes in Paul’s behavior and personality but becomes preoccupied about her own alternative lifestyle artist son, Brian (Ariel Shafir), with whom she has become seriously estranged. At the same time Andy’s adopted sister Roz (Natalia Cigliuti, All My Children), a high-powered art gallery owner, becomes overtly uncomfortable with Andy’s fascination over Paul, a straight philanthropist from an elite world of socialites and black-tie benefits.

This wonderful gay comedy is full of twists and turns. The elements of discovery, surprise and delight are everywhere. Through its portrayal of a unique relationship between two men, What Happens Next explores the meaning, definition and redefining of family and the nature of relationships.

Awards & Quotes “Features exceptional acting from a cast of film and television veterans, a snappy script, and a joyful tale of love.” — Philadelphia QFest

“An old fashioned romantic comedy in every way possible.” — Philly2Philly.com

“If you like gay films, this one is charming. There are no sexual scenes. It is just a sweet story of discovery and acceptance.” — Suite 101

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@IMDb
@Amazon: What Happens Next (2012)



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Cast (in credits order)
Jon Lindstrom ... Paul
Wendie Malick ... Elise
Chris Murrah ... Andy
Natalia Cigliuti ... Roz
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Darrin Baker ... Harry
Michael Blaustein ... Robbie
David J. Bonner ... Chip
Christina Broccolini ... Sam
Janet Carroll ... Gloria
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After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Director: Andrew Haigh

Writer: Andrew Haigh

Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New and Laura Freeman

Taglines: A (sort of) love story between two guys over a cold weekend in October.

Genres: Drama | Romance

Storyline: On a Friday night after a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. That weekend, in bars and in bedrooms, getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex, the two men get to know each other. It is a brief encounter that will resonate throughout their lives. Weekend is both an honest and unapologetic love story between two guys and a film about the universal struggle for an authentic life in all its forms. It is about the search for identity and the importance of making a passionate commitment to your life.

Awards: WINNER - Emerging Visions Audience Award at SXSW 2011
WINNER - Grand Jury Award, OutFest 2011
WINNER - Grand Jury Prize / Best Actor, Nashville Film Festival 2011
WINNER - Audience Award, Toronto Inside Out Film Festival

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@Amazon: Weekend (2011)



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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Tom Cullen ... Russell
Chris New ... Glen
Kieran Hardcastle ... Sam
Sarah Churm ... Helen
Laura Freeman ... Jill
Jonathan Race ... Jamie
Vauxhall Jermaine ... Damien
Jonathan Wright ... Johnny
Loreto Murray ... Cathy (as Loretto Murray)
Steve Blackman ... Straight Man in Bar
Joe Doherty ... Justin
Julius Metson Scott ... Paul



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When an ambitious, serious-minded talent manager is forced to attend a wilderness therapy retreat weekend to save his disastrous, Hollywood-starlet client's career, he has no clue he is about to fall unexpectedly head over heels for her new, awkward, fun-loving life-coach.

Director: Nancy Criss

Writer: Jake Helgren

Taglines: Boy Meets Girl. Boy Helps Girl. Girl Helps Boy Get Boy.

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Storyline: Not only is Clark Townsend one of the hottest young men in West Hollywood, but he has successfully managed to turn his best friend and first client Eddy Malone—a talented, eccentric party girl—into one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Now, after buying a new condo, Clark throws a dinner party, inviting friends and colleagues, including Eddy’s domineering publicist TJ—a black lesbia...n quickly losing her patience with Eddy’s wild ways. With TJ comes longtime friend Pearce Wright—an awkward, spiritual, down-to-Earth life counselor, who is smitten with Clark at first sight. Clark, however, is far too wrapped up in Eddy to notice, especially when Eddy pulls an offbeat stunt that almost kills her career, and forces TJ to drop her as a client indefinitely. In an effort to win Clark over, Pearce propositions TJ, offering his services to Eddy in return of TJ giving her a second chance. TJ reluctantly agrees, and Clark is thrilled to oblige Eddy’s time in exchange for a second shot with TJ. Without Eddy’s consent, Clark agrees to let Pearce take them all on a weekend wilderness therapy retreat, in hopes of helping Eddy gain a new perspective on her life and career. That weekend, a motley crew of Clark and Eddy's closest friends trek to a cabin in the Angeles National Forest, where Pearce hopes to not only give Eddy a new outlook, but convince Clark of one as well—one that involves a romance between the two of them.

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@Amazon: Finding Mr. Wright 2011)



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Cast (in credits order)
Matthew Montgomery ... Clark Townsend
Rebekah Kochan ... Eddy Malone
David Moretti ... Pearce Wright
Jason Stuart ... Phillip
Scotch Ellis Loring ... Geoffrey
Edward Gusts ... Cooper
Rasool J'Han ... TJ
Keye Chen ... Goldie
Evan Miller ... Gage
Cameron Cash ... Sam
Ryan Anthony ... Steve

 
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“Farming ain’t easy but we make farming fabulous.”

Planet Green’s fresh and irreverent series, The Fabulous Beekman Boys, puts a spotlight on urbanite couple Brent Ridge and Josh Kilmer-Purcell who leave everything behind in New York City as they attempt to become organic “gentleman farmers” at the fabulous Beekman Farm.

Director: Angela Rae Berg

Release Date:16 June 2010 (USA)

Genres:Reality-TV

Storyline: Brent (physician and ex-Martha Stuart exec) and Josh (author and former drag superstar) buy a farm in upstate NY and try to make their entrepreneurial venture a success without sacrificing their personal relationship. The farm is home to a menagerie that helps produce everything from egg white soap to cheese, but with Josh still living in the city to earn a paycheck and Brent living full time at the farm dealing with the day to day tasks, the couple have created a recipe for conflict. They try to make the most of their weekends together on the farm now that their getaway has become their latest project, but there’s always more work: be it a harvest weekend, book signing or launching a new flavor of cheese. There s a lot on the line but the “boys” are driven to fulfill their dreams and we get to peek at their insane life behind-the-scenes with this wonderfully wacky reality show.

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@Amazon: The Fabulous Beekman Boys
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Cast:
Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Brent Ridge
John Hall


Josh and Brent

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"All Over The Guy" is a contemporary romantic comedy about the quest to find the "one" when "the one" doesn't know he's the "one." It explores the unlikely pairing of two 20-somethings thrown together by their respective best friends in hopes of igniting their own romance. They do everything they can to NOT fall in love, but finally they overcome the dysfunction of their parents and surrender to their hearts.

Director: Julie Davis

Writer: Dan Bucatinsky

Release Date: 30 May 2001 (Los Angeles, California, US, premiere)
28 October 2001 (MIFED Film Market, Italy)

Genres: Comedy, Romance

Taglines: 4 Friends, 3 Guys, 2 Couples... You Do The Math

4 friends, 2 couples. Twice as much to lie about in the morning.

Storyline: A contemporary romantic comedy about the universal quest for that one true love. All Over the Guy centers on an unlikely pair of two twenty-somethings, Eli (Dan Bucatinsky) and Tom (Richard Ruccolo), who are thrown together by their respective best friends. They're both looking for 'the one,' but don't recognize it when they find it. They do everything they can to not fall for each other, stumbling over their own fears, family dysfunctions and foolish bouts of self-sabotage. Their comedy of errors rolls on, with the two oblivious to what everyone else can clearly see is in their hearts. Ultimately its' in the small moments of truth-the talk among trusted friends and the fear between new lovers-that the two find their way to a love that will last.

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@Amazon: All Over the Guy (20010)
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Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification
Dan Bucatinsky ... Eli Wyckoff
Richard Ruccolo ... Tom
Sasha Alexander ... Jackie Samantha Gold
Adam Goldberg ... Brett Miles Sanford
Andrea Martin ... Dr. Ellen Wyckoff
Joanna Kerns ... Lydia
Christina Ricci ... Rayna Wyckoff
Lisa Kudrow ... Marie
Doris Roberts ... Esther
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Abatemarco ... Dr. David Wyckoff
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Eli & Tom


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A comedic look at the love lives of 14 different people and how they interconnect during one hot August afternoon around the Plaza del Sol in Madrid, Spain.

Directors: Yolanda García Serrano & Juan Luis Iborra

Writers: Yolanda García Serrano & Juan Luis Iborra

Release Date: 8 July 2000 (L'Alfàs del Pi Film Festival, Spain)
15 April 2001 (Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Italy)
30 April 2001 (Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, USA)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Storyline: At Kilometer Zero-the very center of Madrid-relationships begin, love blossoms and lives intersect as 14 people looking for sex, romance or anything in-between come together in a passionately exuberant sex farce. The story follows a series of chance meetings, missed connections and mistaken identities that soon give way to unexpected erotic interludes, hot-and-bothered sexual escapades and romantic couplings. From a fresh-faced aspiring director who becomes involved with a prostitute, to a gay dance instructor whose computer sees more action than he does, to an older woman who seeks a male escort for the first time, Km.0 is a fast-paced, inventive and stylish comedy.

Awards: 2002 Audience Award as Best Feature Film to Yolanda García Serrano & Juan Luis Iborra, Boulder Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
2001 Goya Award Nomination as Best Original Song (Mejor Canción Original) to Ismael Serrano, Goya Awards
2001 Eurola Award to Yolanda García Serrano & Juan Luis Iborra, Hamburg Lesbian and Gay Film Festival
2002 Audience Award as Outstanding Narrative Feature to Yolanda García Serrano & Juan Luis Iborra, L.A. Outfest
2001 Audience Award to Juan Luis Iborra & Yolanda García Serrano, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
2001 Audience Award as Best Feature to Yolanda García Serrano & Juan Luis Iborra, Philadelphia International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

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@Amazon: Km.0
@Netflix
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Cast (in credits order)
Miquel García Borda ... Benjamín (as Miquel García)
Víctor Ullate Jr. ... Bruno
Concha Velasco ... Marga
Georges Corraface ... Gerardo
Silke ... Amor
Carlos Fuentes ... Pedro
Mercè Pons ... Silvia
Alberto San Juan ... Sergio
Elisa Matilla ... Tatiana
Armando del Río ... Máximo
rest of the cast )

      
Benjamin & Bruno


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A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

Director: Simon Shore

Writers: Patrick Wilde (play), Patrick Wilde (screenplay)

Release Date: August 1998 (Edinburgh Film Festival, UK)
12 September 1998 (Toronto International Film Festival, Canada)
April 1999 (Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Italy)
20 May 1999 (Boston Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, USA)

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport

Storyline: Get Real begins with a couple of hedgehogs having sex, and deals with a topic just as prickly: gay love in adolescence. Steve (Ben Silverstone) is a student at a British school where everyone wears classy uniforms, knows he's gay, and is pretty comfortable being so. John (Brad Gorton), a top athlete and all-around admired guy, is just getting an inkling and isn't sure how he feels about it. This, cleverly, is how the movie manages to explore coming-out issues and be over them at the same time. In fact, the whole movie is pretty clever--witty dialogue, deft direction, nimble pacing, and clean editing--in exploring the seriousness of adolescent life without taking it too seriously. The key is in Silverstone's performance; he's a completely convincing mixture of hesitation and recklessness, all the conflicts of high school in one sweet-faced package. As the movie follows Steve and John's relationship--their evasions at school, getting picked up by the police in a park, goofing around in a heated swimming pool, grappling with coming out to the world at large--it lays out a bit of contrast with Steve's best friend Linda (Charlotte Brittain), who's as unapologetically fat as Steve is gay, and who's having an affair with her driving instructor. Excellent performances all around, funny, sexy, charming--if only straight teen comedies were half this good. Get Real even demonstrates the proper etiquette when soliciting sex in public restrooms; what more can you ask for? --Bret Fetzer

Awards: 1999 British Independent Film Award Nomination as Best Achievement in Production, British Independent Film Awards
2000 Chlotrudis Award Nomination as Best Actor to Ben Silverstone, Chlotrudis Awards
1998 Audience Award to Simon Shore, Golden Hitchcock Award to Simon Shore, Dinard British Film Festival
1998 Audience Award to Simon Shore, Edinburgh International Film Festival
1999 Emden Film Award to Simon Shore, Emden International Film Festival
1999 Golden Trailer Nomination as Best Trailer - No Budget (Hammer Films), Golden Trailer Awards
1999 Audience Award to Simon Shore, Jury Prize Best European Film to Simon ShoreOurense Independent Film Festival

@IMDb
@Amazon: Get Real (1999)
@Netflix



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Cast (in credits order)
Ben Silverstone ... Steven Carter
Brad Gorton ... John Dixon
Charlotte Brittain ... Linda
Stacy Hart ... Jessica (as Stacy A. Hart)
Kate McEnery ... Wendy
Patrick Nielsen ... Mark
Tim Harris ... Kevin
James D. White ... Dave
James Perkins ... Young Steve
Nicholas Hunter ... Young Mark
rest of the cast )

     
Steven & John


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A recently outed soap opera actor crosses paths with a recently divorced gay marriage activist, forcing them to confront the price of fame and the fickle nature of celebrity within the gay community.

Director: Rob Williams

Writer: Rob Williams

Release Date: 11 July 2010 (Outfest, Los Angeles)

Genres: Drama

Taglines: Who are you pretending to be?

Storyline: When soap opera star Graham Windsor (Steve Callahan - East Side Story, Nine Lives, Make the Yuletide Gay) is outed as the result of a gay sex tape scandal, he seeks refuge at an exclusive Palm Springs resort. But quiet anonymity eludes him when marriage-equality activist Trey Reed (Matthew Montgomery - Redwoods, Back Soon, Socket) checks in to escape the fallout from his own bitter divorce. As an undeniable passion begins to sizzle between Graham and Trey, they force each other to confront their professional downfalls and the firestorm each has created in the gay press.

Role/Play also stars David Pevsner (Pornography: A Thriller), Brian Nolan (The Lair), Matthew Stephen Herrick (Daydream Obsession: Legacy) and Jim J. Bullock (Too Close for Comfort).

Check out my interview to Steve Callahan: http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1219891.html

@IMDb
@Amazon: Role/Play (2011)
@Netflix
@TLA Releasing
@Wolfe Video

 

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Cast (in credits order)
Steve Callahan ... Graham Windsor
Matthew Montgomery ... Trey Reed
David Pevsner ... Alex
Brian Nolan ... Ricky
Matthew Stephen Herrick ... Parker Ryland
Jim J. Bullock ... Bernie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryland Dodge ... Mickey
Derek Long ... Interviewer
Christopher Patrino ... Inn Guest
Kevin F. Sherry ... Bad Sweater Guy

     
Trey & Graham

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Rob Williams (director of Role/Play, Make the Yuletide Gay, 3-Day Weekend, Back Soon and Long-Term Relationship)'s next project is The Mystic Chord, based on the novel "Van Allen's Ecstasy" by Jim Tushinski. The screenplay has won the NewDraft screenwriting competition at NewFest 2010.

Van Allen's Ecstasy by Jim Tushinski
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Lethe Press (April 12, 2010)
ISBN-10: 1590212169
ISBN-13: 978-1590212165
Amazon: Van Allen's Ecstasy

What if you woke up one day and remembered nothing of your past?

Born into an extraordinarily talented family, 29-year-old Michael Van Allen is the gay son of a well-known concert pianist and an equally famous painter. All his life, he has yearned for the talent and creativity that should have been his birthright but have somehow been denied him. When he wakes up in a mental hospital, his memory gone, his former life erased, his doctor tells him of his screaming breakdown during one of his father's performances. Van Allen's Ecstasy is the story of Michael's journey in search of his former self. As he pieces together his forgotten life, Michael uncovers jealousy, obsession, and secret desires that threaten to destroy his sanity once again.

How could you rebuild your life if all you knew was what other people told you? Could you ever find your way back to being person you once were?

''Tushinski's debut novel is a harrowing and compelling descent into one man's world of interior rage, self-reconstruction, and reconciliation with the world. Tushinski's prose, bold and transformative, demands close reading, and rewards it.'' --Richard Labonte
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Look, look what we will see on the screen in 2011

Role/Play: The Movie
Year: 2011
Genre: Drama
Studio: Guest House Films LLC.
Sito Web: http://www.GuestHouseFilms.com
With: Matthew Montgomery, Steve Callahan, Brian Nolan
ScreenWriter: Rob Williams
Director: Rob Williams
Producers: Rodney Johnson, Matthew Montgomery, Rob Williams
Plot: A recently outed soap opera actor crosses paths with a recently divorced gay marriage activist, forcing them to confront the price of fame and the fickle nature of celebrity within the gay community...



Well, aside from the little detail that both Matthew than Steve are in the Jury of the Rainbow Awards (http://elisa-rolle.livejournal.com/1011930.html), after seeing a picture like the one above, could you really say that you are not dying to see this movie? ;-)

I decided that I will adopt also this movie and will let you know how things proceed.

If you want to help them, you can actually pre-order the DVD of ROLE/PLAY directly from Guest House Films:
 
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=P68EDFYPAPXZ4

or you can contribute to the film on the social fundraising sites Kickstarter (http://kck.st/bVzNUe) or IndieGoGo (http://www.indiegogo.com/ROLEPLAY) and get rewards ranging from getting your name in the film's "Special Thanks" credits to getting a signed 8x10 photograph of Matthew and Steve, to a collection of Guest House Films DVDs and soundtracks, to a private screening with director Rob Williams!
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Director: David Lewis

Writer: David Lewis (writer)

Genre: Drama, Romance

Tagline: Some loves stand the test of time

Plot: An unfulfilled gay man in a stagnant relationship finds his life changed forever when he meets a struggling writer visiting the Redwoods Country.

Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town. Everett (Brendan Bradley) and Miles (Tad Coughenour) are in a comfortably platonic relationship, which is held together by raising their son. While his family travels out of town, introverted Everett finally has time to himself—that is until Chase (Matthew Montgomery), a strikingly handsome writer, pulls up in front of his house. Shot amidst ancient redwoods, David Lewis’ (Rock Haven) film is a stunning ode to the power of love.

Shot in the gay Russian River resort town of Guerneville, David Lewis' new film is leagues more polished than his debut feature, Rock Haven and it's got even more soul, if that's possible. Redwoods will suck you into its warm cinematic womb and won't let go.

@IMDb
@Amazon: Redwoods
@Netflix
@TLA Releasing
@Wolfe Video

 

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Cast (in alphabetical order)
Brendan Bradley ... Everett Forster
Matthew Montgomery ... Chase
Elinor Bell ... Tess Forster
Clara Brighton ... Anna
Laurie Burke ... Jessica
Simon Burzynski ... Shane
Tad Coughenour ... Miles
Caleb Dorfman ... Billy
Cole Panther ... Woodson Forster
Libby Zilber ... DeeDee

   
Everett & Chase



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Director: Ian Iqbal Rashid

Writer: Ian Iqbal Rashid (writer)

Plot: A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.

Nuru was born and raised in Africa. She was fond of watching Doris Day and Cary Grant classic movies, and wanted to be like her. After the death of her husband, Nuru leaves her young son Alim in Africa with her sister and immigrates to Britain, hoping to leave behind her grief and start a new life. Alim is four when she leaves him. Nuru returns after being rejected by the England, and suffering racism. Nuru and her sister Dolly immigrate to Canada with their families and Alim grows up in Toronto. Fast-forward to the present. Nuru is going to attend her nephew Khaled's wedding but feels that she is missing part of herself because of her separation from Alim. She longs for him to marry a nice Ishmali Muslim girl and raise a family in Toronto. She goes to London to convince Alim to come home. What she does not know is that Alim is living with someone in - but that someone is not Muslim, nor a female - but a male Caucasian. Watch as events unravel this mystery for Nuru when she finally gets to meet her son's life-mate.

@IMDb
@Amazon: Touch of Pink
@Netflix



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Cast (in credits order)
Jimi Mistry ... Alim
Kristen Holden-Ried ... Giles
Kyle MacLachlan ... Spirit of Cary Grant
Dean McDermott ... Alisdair Keith
Suleka Mathew ... Nuru
Brian George ... Hassan
Veena Sood ... Dolly
Raoul Bhaneja ... Khaled
Liisa Repo-Martell ... Delia
rest of the cast )


Alim & Giles

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There is a movie in Brazil that is raising quite an interest due to the incest argument. It's called Do Começo Ao Fim (or From Beginning To End) and it's coming out soon, hoping also outside Brazil.

Trailer and Teaser (NWS):



Teaser (NWS)




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Director: Rob Williams

Writer: Rob Williams (writer)

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Tagline: A romantic comedy about the hard things in life

Plot: Out of all the gay men in Los Angeles (and sadly, he's tested out more than a few), Glenn (played by Matthew Montgomery) has finally found his soul mate -- a cute Southern boy named Adam (Windham Beacham). Their relationship started, as so many great relationships have, with the personal ads ("GWM seeks LTR"). From the moment they met, it was instant attraction. Now Glenn's in love for the first time, and it feels great.

There's only one problem. Well, actually a few problems. But are they big enough to be deal-breakers, or can Glenn and Adam work through their differences?

Glenn's straight friends encourage him to stick it out and make it work -- after all, everyone's happier as part of a couple, right? Meanwhile, his gay friends tell him to move on and find someone they can all like.

Ultimately, only Glenn and Adam can decide what it takes to sustain a long-term relationship.

Long-Term Relationship is the first feature from writer/director Rob Williams. A classic romantic comedy with appeal to both gay and straight audiences, Long-Term Relationship celebrates the power of true love. Filming was completed in January 2006. Long-Term Relationship played at film festivals around the world, and was released on DVD in November 2007.

@IMDb
@Amazon: Long-Term Relationship (Widescreen)
@Netflix
@Wolfe Video 

 

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Cast (in credits order)
Matthew Montgomery ... Glenn
Windham Beacham ... Adam
Artie O'Daly ... Eli
Jeremy Lucas ... Vincent
Bret Wolfe ... Rex
Chuti Tiu ... Mary Margaret
Joel Bryant ... Andrew
Joe Bratcher ... William Harris
Judy Farrell ... Diane Harris
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Gabaldon ... Club Guy
rest of the cast )



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Director: Lou Peterson

Writer: Lou Peterson (writer)

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Plot: Cassidy is a popular college jock with a secret; he s attracted to men. Testing the waters he makes a date with Victor a sexy Latino hustler. Their initial foreplay instigates strange and disturbing visions of his sister Jessica covered in blood. With a serial killer roaming the campus targeting blonde-haired girls Cassidy becomes panicked. As his visions become more frequent Cassidy realizes that he must completely embrace his gay desires if he is to crack this gory mystery.

Suspenseful, well-made and sexy! --LOGOonline.com

Anchored by a fantastic lead performance, top-notch production values, and solid storytelling. --CampBlood.org

@IMDb
@Amazon: In The Blood
@Netflix
@TLA Releasing
@Wolfe Video 

 

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Cast (in credits order)
Tyler Hanes ... Cassidy Clarke
James Katharine Flynn ... Jessica Clarke
Robert Dionne ... Michael
Carlos Alberto Valencia ... Victor
Alison Fraser ... Helen
Graeme Malcolm ... Dean
Corinne Russell ... Sandy
Maria Bova ... Anne
Irma St. Paule ... Madame Maria
Roslyn Ruff ... Nurse
rest of the cast )

 

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