"Oy Vey, My Son Is Gay" is the story of the Hirsch's, a Jewish family living in the North Shore of Long Island, where every Friday night Shirley Hirsch (Lainie Kazan) invites another "perfect" girl for Shabbat dinner in hopes that her son, Nelson (John Lloyd Young), will marry a nice Jewish girl. When Shirley and Martin (Saul Rubinek) once again set him up on a date, Nelson reveals that he is already seeing someone. Shirley and Martin are thrilled and can't wait to meet the lucky lady.
In a motherly attempt at finding out who her son is dating, Shirley stops by Nelson's apartment. She is greeted by Angelo Ferraro (Jai Rodriguez), Nelson's live-in boyfriend, and in order to not divulge Nelson's secret life, Angelo introduces himself as his decorator. Shirley also meets the gorgeous Sybil (Carmen Electra), Nelson's neighbor and Playpen magazine centerfold. Shirley believes that Sybil is Nelson's mysterious girlfriend. She is concerned that Sybil isn't Jewish but resigns to the fact that if her son is happy, that's all that matters and she can't wait for the rest of the family to meet Sybil at an upcoming wedding.
Nelson attempts to tell his mother that he is gay, but Shirley is too busy with her own life to listen to her son. After a long and emotional argument between Nelson and Angelo, Nelson agrees to take Angelo to his cousin's wedding, instead of Sybil. Halfway through the ceremony Nelson finally breaks the news to his parents that he's gay. At first, Shirley and Martin are confused and distraught, but when the reality starts to set in they begin to blame one another for Nelsons sexuality.
As Shirley and Martin struggle to accept this, they meet with a psychiatrist, talk with local members of the gay community, Martin goes to a gay bar in an attempt at understanding his son and he even goes as far as to try to get Sybil to sleep with Nelson to make him straight. As a last resort, Shirley and Martin have dinner with Angelos parents, Teresa and Carmine Ferraro (Vincent Pastore), in order to understand their sons lifestyles. Shirley and Teresa have sympathy for one another, unlike Martin and Carmine, who accuse each others son at being the cause of their own sons homosexuality.
Both families continue to try to hide the fact their sons are gay from their friends and co-workers, but when Nelson and Angelo decide to adopt a baby and it makes headline news, the two families must unite to defend their son's cause. In an emotional confrontation, the families stand up and fight for their gay sons right against opposition. In an emotional victory for the two families and the country, the Hirsch's and the Ferraro's not only accept the fact their sons are gay but realize how much they love them.
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!! is a romantic comedy about how far we come and yet how far we still have to go.
Set in Los Angeles in 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis, A SINGLE MAN, is the story of George Falconer, a 52 year old British college professor [Colin Firth] who is struggling to find meaning to his life after the death of his long time partner, Jim [Matthew Goode].
George dwells on the past and cannot see his future as we follow him through a single day, where a series of events and encounters ultimately leads him to decide if there is a meaning to life after Jim. George is consoled by his closest friend Charley [Julianne Moore], a 48 year old beauty who is wrestling with her own questions about the future. A young student of George's, Kenny [Nicholas Hoult], who is coming to terms with his true nature, stalks George as he feels in him a kindred spirit.
Trip is a cool literature major that lives in a fabulously New York City apartment with Bridget, his best friend, an equally cool womanizing lesbian. Along with Trip's girlfriend Chloe, they meet a small town couple - Greg and Molly - at their favorite local dive FOUR-FACED LIAR. Greg is a buttoned-up boy-next-door type who's followed Molly out to the big city. Greg and Trip hit it off and become best buddies, bonding over video games and sports. Molly and Bridget also get along well, forging a friendship over Wuthering Heights and study sessions that soon begin to drip with sexual tension. Everything hits the fan when Molly and Bridget's relationship starts to heat up; and Trip cheats on his way-too-good-for-him girlfriend, causing a massive rift among the friends.
Miao Miao is a shy exchange student from Japan. Struggling to adjust to her new life in Taipei, she finally opens up after one of her female classmates Ai, an extroverted and charming girl, who becomes increasingly enamoured with her new friend. Unaware of Ai's confused feelings for her, Miao Miao falls for the brooding CD shop owner Chen Fei; a young guy with a secret past who seems determined to block out everything and everyone with a pair of headphones playing nothing. Miao Miao makes it her mission to win him over and uncover what past sadness has led him to hate music. But when Ai realizes Miao Miao is falling in love with Chen Fei, Ai discovers her feelings for Miao Miao may go deeper than she ever expected. That summer, Miao Miao and Ai learned what it is to love. Their summer together perhaps did not last long. But life's emotional journey is just beginning.
Recently broken up and barely enduring a dreary winter, gay Parisian Jerome Beaunez impulsively books a solo Christmas vacation to Los Angeles. While there he meets some colorful locals and pursues a dormant desire to become a movie star - but never can quite put the past behind him. In this meditation on love and narcissism across continents, Jerome goes far in the sun-drenched City of Angels but ultimately arrives at an old Hollywood maxim: there's no place like home. Bright, funny, honest and utterly charming, Hollywood, je t'aime is a stunning debut for Jason Bushman. Bushman wrote the lead role for his friend Eric who had always talked of acting but worked in an office job in Paris where Jason spends half the year writing. Eric shines in his own debut as Jerome. His classic look and an amusing ease with his own awkwardness are evocative of Buster Keaton and Marcel Marceau.
Though born as men, Mikael and Orlando both change their sex to become women. Now well into their 60s, the two meet for the first time to talk about their lives and, the one defining regret they both share, their sexual reassignment. Mikael underwent surgery in the mid-90s as a 50 year old, while Orlando was one of the very first sex change patients in Sweden in 1967. Mikael now dresses as a man again and desperately attempts to convince his doctors to change him back. He wears over sized clothing to hide his breasts. Now he finds himself trapped inside a strange body that isn't his. He feels lost between gender, he tells Orlando.
Orlando is an androgynous dandy, dressed in a red velvet suit, donning a single diamond earring. Mikael finds his outfit peculiar. If Orlando regrets his sex-change, why does he continue to dress so feminine? He enjoys living as both: sometimes man, sometimes woman. But there was a time when he did not live life as split-gender. Orlando tells the story of his 11 year marriage to a man who presumed him to be a biological woman, until one afternoon when his secret was revealed.
Young director Marcus Lindeen tells this story only through the two men's dialogue recorded in a film studio. Marcus has also written a stage version of the film, a play that he directed in 2006 with actors portraying Mikael and Orlando at Stockholm's City Theater. The play has since been translated into English, French and German. A new production of the play recently opened at The National Theater in Oslo, Norway, and the German translation was selected for the FIND-festival at The Schaubuühne Theater in Berlin in 2008. --- "Regretters"
I'm Just Anneke tells the story of Anneke, a gender non-conforming 12 year old girl who has just started taking a hormone blocker so she can decide if she wants to be a boy, girl or something in between when she grows up. Changemaker award winner at Media That Matters Film Festival, SilverDocs. --- "I'm Just Anneke"
'The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls' tells the story of the world's only comedic, singing, yodeling lesbian twin sisters, Lynda and Jools Topp, whose political activism and unique brand of entertainment has helped change New Zealand's social landscape. In the process they have become well-loved cultural icons.
In this fast paced, sexy, lesbian romp, loosely inspired but the art house classic "Run Lola Run", a talented, but distracted photographer, Lola, on the verge of success in both love and work, could lose it all if she doesn't make it to a crucial meeting on time. But, as usual, Lola is late. With her job and girlfriend on the line, she has three chances to make it right. In a desperate race through the streets and backrooms of San Francisco, time grows short--will Lola make it? Will she come at all? With a pop sensibility that mixes live action, animation and still photography, And Then Came Lola, explores love's age old question in a fresh new way; "If you try, try again, will you finally get it right?"
Nanjing, present day, springtime. Wang Ping's wife suspects him of adultery. She hires Luo Haitao to spy on him and discovers that her husband's lover is a man, Jiang Cheng. It's with this man that Luo Haitao and his girlfriend, Li Jing, form a torrid love triangle. For all three, it's the beginning of asphyxiating, sultry nights of physical abandon that exalt the senses. A sulfurous journey into the confines of jealousy and obsessive love.
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Miguel is a handsome, young and beloved fisherman in Cabo Blanco, a small fishing village in the Northern coast of Per, where the community has deep-rooted religious traditions. Miguel is married to the beautiful Mariela, who is 7-months pregnant with their firstborn, but Miguel harbors a scandalous secret: He is having a love affair with another man, Santiago, a painter who is ostracized by the townsfolk for being agnostic and open about his sexuality.
When Santiago drowns accidentally in the ocean's strong undertow, he cannot pass peacefully to the other side. He returns after his death to ask Miguel to look for his body and bury it according to the rituals of the town. Miguel must choose between sentencing Santiago to eternal torment or doing right by him and, in turn, revealing their relationship to Mariela and the entire village. Miguel is forced to deal with the consequences of his acts and to come to terms with who he really is, even if by doing so he stands the chance of losing the people he loves the most.
With sweeping images of the beautiful Peruvian coastline, CONTRACORRIENTE (Undertow) is the emotional intersection of contemporary sexuality, confronted by tradition and belief. This sexy and redolent love story is the feature film debut of Javier Fuentes-Leon and stars Manolo Cardona (Beverly Hills Chihuahua), Cristian Mercado (Che) and Tatiana Astengo. The film is produced by Javier Fuentes-Leon and Rodrigo Guerrero (Maria Full of Grace, Dog Eat Dog).
From the closet of a hate group: a scandalous confession. A short film from the creators of WERE the WORLD MINE. --- "Revelations"
Tony, a dyed-in-the-wool Londoner, has travelled over 10,000 miles to rural New Zealand for a holiday with his ex, the man who abandoned him for a life on the other side of the world - Neil. While Tony's hopes of rekindling his relationship with Neil are complicated by the presence of Neil's new man, Phil, it's a faded old teddy bear which will finally decide their fate. --- "Teddy"
Chris Wong takes his French Canadian Boyfriend "homo" for Christmas. Chris and Pierre are in love to his traditional Chinese parents' dismay and are now secretly announcing their engagement. With the dramatics of three languages (English, French, and Chinese) swirling around the Christmas dinner table where the turkey tastes suspiciously like Peking duck, Pierre tries to make a bond with Chris' parents and find the approval he wants to marry the boy he loves. --- "Peking Turkey"
A young Vietnamese-Canadian swimmer struggles between the expectations of his family and the demands of his heart. His father wants him to marry soon, but his mother, haunted by a past romance, has other ideas. Told with honesty and compassion. The Golden Pin asks: "Is love more powerful than fate?" --- "The Golden Pin"
Expecting a cozy night outside of the barracks, Seok visits his boyfriend Min-soo who is serving in the military. However they run into Min-soo's mother there. When his mother questions their relationship, the only answer they can give is that they are 'just friends.' Unexpectedly, they spend the night with Min-soo's mother. --- "Just Friends?"
Three high school girls find out that their friend, Kelly went on a hot date over the weekend, "girl talk ".
Simon does not have one mother like normal children. Instead he has two - that live together and kiss when the neighbours are not watching.
And when you are different, you have to really make an effort to make people think you are just like everyone else, "A little Tiger".
Eve is thirty-three, single and searching for love online. She might just find herself, "evelyn everyone".
Sara prepares a surprise for her wife Katarina's birthday with the help of their daughter Johanna and their friend Fredrik. But on this early summer day, Katarina has something to tell her..., "Birthday".
Robin takes us back to that glorious time when she was seven years old and shows us how it defined her for the rest of her life, "No Bikini".