Unsung Movies: Queer Flicks (Part 5 of 5)

It's time to present to you the final films on my alphabetical list of unsung gay-ish movies (a list that began here, here, here, and here.) Unfortunately, my alphabetical anal-retentiveness completely falls apart in this post, as I had to add films that I had forgotten about, which totally screws up the order. That's gaytarded!

Bound (1996) features lesbian sex so hot that it makes even me want to have lesbian sex! The pre-Matrix Wachowski Brothers recruited lesbian sexpert Susie Bright to show Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon how girls diddle each other in a crime thriller as exciting as it is sexy. Girl sexy!

Shortbus (2006), John Cameron Mitchell's follow-up to the fantastic Hedwig and the Angry Inch, caused quite a stir on the festival circuit because of its graphic sex (there's penetration! there's auto-fellatio! there's...more that's too explicit even for this blog!) of a gay nature, straight nature, and orgy nature. But the big news about this film is that it's such a complex, tender, and loving portrait of relationships and romance.

Trick (1999) really wants its cute nerd star to hook up with the hot go-go dancer, and the two seemingly mismatched gay boys try to get it on all night long, but run into one obstacle after another—including a fabulous Tori Spelling.

Forget Brokeback Mountain! Ang Lee has gone gay before in The Wedding Banquet (1993), and it's so funny and life-affirming. No tragedies here! Yay! Happy gays!

Y Tu Mamá También (2001) is scorchingly hot and sexy, and I've always viewed it as a movie about repressed homosexuality between two friends more than anything else. In that light, the bittersweet ending turns heartbreaking. And what I wouldn't give to see Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna in a pillow fight!

That's it, folks! The end of an epic journey into homo cinema!

But, of course, the best gay movie ever...well...let me have Quentin Tarantino describe it to you:


  1. Anonymous10/20/2007

    All good choices, but "Velvet Goldmine" = Best. Queer. Movie. Ever. Mmmmmmmm....Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

  2. Love JRM! So I'll have to check this shit out--I don't know how I missed it.