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The 14 Gayest Films at SXSW: Bears, Brothels and Boy Bands Aplenty

The South By Southwest festival has hit Texas and we’re sending two crazy Mexicans (Queerty contributor Daniel Villarreal and his brother Socrates) to cover it. They’ll be in Austin following films, having discussions with directors, mingling with musicians, and plundering promotional parties all in a quest for the queerest of SXSW. And with hundreds of events going on all week, they’ve started by finding the “queerest” of SXSW film (and by “queer”, we mean any film that deals with gender identity, sexuality, counter-cultural politics, oppression and, of course, hot same-sex lovin’). This year, that includes films about hairy gay men, Viagra, wife-swapping, free-love, street art, rock-and-roll, and robot love. Let’s engage.


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  • fredo777

    I thought SXSW was all about music. Hmmm, I’m a newb

  • sal(the original)

    nice piece

  • D'oh, The Magnificent

    @fredo777: No, it is becoming one of the “it” film festivals, but that says nothing because “it” does not necessarily mean box office appeal. I believe things like “mumblecore” (whatever that means) had its start at the festival??? Not sure however as any time I see hipster-eque things like this I skim through it just to be assured it’s bullshit.

  • Casper O

    Basquiat didn’t get into the art world spray-painting but writing on walls. And he also wasn’t gay.

  • Joseph

    I would love to find a nice otter!!

  • hardmannyc

    I’m getting sick of bears. Aren’t they supposed to hibernate for half the year?

  • mikeandrewsdantescove

    Who knew this event also included gay films. The promo photo with the guy’s legs in the air caught my attention.

    Jayden Grey –

  • JohnPoke

    @D’oh, The Magnificent: I love how anything ‘hipster’ related is bullshit….

  • Daniel

    @Casper O: LGBT History month and several other gay websites list Basquiat as gay, if not bi.

    @D’oh, The Magnificent: While SXSW may have helped popularize “mumblecore”, the authenticity and high quality of artistic/cultural engagement at the festival seems infinitely more substantial than the usual “hipster bullshit” one finds on a “Jesus is my homeboy” t-shirt.

  • pucemoment

    It should be noted too, Christeene Vale’s (threedollarcinema.com) most recent filthy and hilarious music video is playing in the shorts programs.

  • Dave

    Basquiat wasn’t gay.

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