The 13 Most Heartbreaking, Romantic Gay Movie Kisses Ever

“Once you get that first kiss in, you are comfortable,” Michael Douglas told New York Magazine on tongue-wrestling with Matt Damon.

There’s always a sort of morbid fascination whenever openly straight actors — particularly openly straight male actors — play gay characters, as if kissing a man is the ultimate test of a thespian’s mettle.

It’s just a kiss, after all.

But sometimes, a kiss is more than a kiss. It moves mountains, ignites fires, heals wounds and/or leads to some tastefully-filmed love scenes. Ahead of the premiere of Douglas and Damon’s Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra on HBO this Sunday, we look back on queer cinemas best dude-on-dude smooching.

A lot has been made about how “GAY!!!” Steven Soderbergh’s film is, but he and his leading men have some big lips to fill.

Break out the Chapstick and pucker up to Queerty’s favorite gay kisses in cinema!