Last week’s So Gay! wrap-up left off with this past yearâ€™s best coming out stories. Today weâ€™ll cover the best in gay movies. We think youâ€™ll recognize some films you forked over 10 bucks to see.
5. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Whether itâ€™s their ability to relate to young Harryâ€™s sense of isolation or his oversized magic wand, The Gays just love Harry Potter. Like the book series, the films are getting progressively darker as Harry himself matures into a man. Soon he’ll be legal.
3. TransAmerica. One of our favorite Desperate Housewives straps on a penis in order to portray a character who only wants to get it lopped off. Felicity Huffman is the pre-op tranny who finds out her long lost son is gay hustler. The only thing that would have made this any gayer would have been a cameo by Madge herself.
2. Capote. Phillip Seymor Hoffman turned in a sublime performance as Truman Capote, one full of nuances and all too accurate mannerisms of the famous writer. But letâ€™s not forget Catherine Keener. Her portrayal of carpet muncher Harper Lee was an absolute scene-stealer.
Which brings us to the number one So Gay! Film of the yearâ€¦
1. Brokeback Mounatin. Yeah. No surprise here. The so-called â€œgay cowboyâ€ movie is breaking new ground in queer cinema. It is racking up criticâ€™s awards (ours included), Golden Globe nominations, and will likely be a frontrunner for the Oscars. But this is an important movie not just because it allows us an opportunity to ogle two hot stars make it with one another onscreen, but because it is making history.
There will be a day when this pioneering film will be held responsible for pushing â€œgay cinemaâ€ into the mainstream and also help open more minds.
Someone please hand us a hankie.