Hormones will be flying this month as Sundance Channel celebrates Gay Pride with a weekly (double) dose of Hollywood heartthrobs and beauties. From tonight through the end of the month, the network will air a double feature every Friday called Films to Go Gay For. The series showcases movies starring actors and actresses straight people would have no problem turning queer for—at least for a few hours.
Those heavenly bodies include Robert Pattinson, Kiera Knightly, Jon Hamm and Michael Fassbender, to name a few.
Tonight, Twilight‘s Pattinson (left) stars in How to Be, about a struggling musician who hires a new-age guru to help him with his depression and fix his relationship with his dysfunctional family. At 9:30pm, Heather Graham stars in Boogie Woogie, about schemers in the London arts scene trying to one-up each other.
On June 22 bodacious Italian actress Asia Argento (The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things) stars in acclaimed director Catherine Breillat’s The Last Mistress, as a lovely courtesan whose long romance with a peasant comes to an end when he marries a wealthy aristocrat. That Gallic gem is followed by another French film at 10pm: out director Francois Ozon’s English-language debut, Angel (trailer above), which sees a romance writer (Romola Garai) developing a crush on a philandering artist (Shame‘s Fassbender) in Edwardian-era England.
The series wraps on June 29 with Domino, a based-on-a-true-story flick about a gorgeous model (Knightly) who decides the life of a bounty hunter would be more fun. It’s paired with 2009’s Stolen, a detective drama surrounding the discovery of human remains that belong to a child who disappeared a half-century earlier. The grim subject shouldn’t deplete the sexiness that Hamm, Josh Lucas (right) and James Van Der Beek exude on screen.
Is it cheating for Sundance to air a bunch of straight flicks and call it a gay film series? Kinda—but we’re too busy fantasizing about the Beek to really complain.