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Gay love recs: Movies

There are so many great LGBTQ movies out there. Here are a few that I would recommend to anyone looking for a touching and interesting m/m love story:

  1. Weekend (2011) – This is an amazing, tender portrayal of two men and their growing feelings for each other during one intense weekend. Absolutely beautiful.
  2. Maurice (1987) – A classic gay movie based on E. M. Forster’s novel, featuring Hugh Grant, James Wilby and Rupert Graves. Sweet and romantic and perfectly British.
  3. Beautiful Thing (1996) – Love between two working class boys in a British suburb. Awfully cute story that will make you smile.
  4. Ai no Kotodama (2008) – A Japanese movie about two boys who face trouble in their relationship when one of them has to deal with jealousy. Not the best movie ever, quality-wise, but the boys are cute.

There are, of course, lots of others – most gay-themed movies seem to have sad endings, though, and there’s always lots of death and drugs and misery. Which is sad, and I hope there will be less angst and more happily-ever-afters for on-screen LGBTQ couples/characters in the future.

I really want to watch Tel Aviv (Out in the Dark) (2012), but I’m afraid it’s going to be sad and angsty and make me feel bad after I’ve watched it… Does anyone know what it’s like?

Top 3s meme

I found a meme and thought it seemed fun and fangirly, so here we go! Source: http://actualpirateking.tumblr.com/post/107158477228/ask-my-top-3s

Ask My Top 3s

  • 1: Top 3 heroes/protagonists

Bilbo (The Hobbit), The Doctor (Dr Who), Sherlock (Sherlock)

  • 2: Top 3 villains/antagonists

Jareth (Labyrinth), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), Scar (The Lion King)

  • 3: Top 3 supporting characters

Donna Noble (Dr Who), Rose Tyler (Dr Who), John Watson (Sherlock)

  • 4: Top 3 background characters or side characters

Captain Jack Harkness (Dr Who), Wilfred Mott (Dr Who), Chuck Bass (Gossip Girl)

  • 5: Top 3 romantic relationships between characters

Seregil/Alec (Nightrunner), Chuck/Blair (Gossip Girl), Tim/Dawn (The Office)

  • 6: Top 3 friendships between characters

The Doctor & Donna Noble (Dr Who), Sherlock & John (Sherlock), Sirius & Remus (HP)

  • 7: Top 3 fictional families

The Nobles (Doctor Who), The Malfoys (HP), The Macahans (How the West Was Won)

  • 8: Top 3 fictional parents

Lucius & Narcissa Malfoy (HP), Lord & Lady Grantham (Downton Abbey), Lily & Rufus (Gossip Girl)

  • 9: Top 3 fictional siblings

Anna & Elsa (Frozen), Riff Raff & Magenta (Rocky Horror Picture Show), Fred & George (HP)

  • 10: Top 3 child characters

Wednesday Addams (Addams Family), Dorothy Gale (The Wizard of Oz), Matilda (Matilda)

  • 11: Top 3 elderly characters

Sophie (Howl’s Moving Castle), Wilfred Mott (Dr Who), Albus Dumbledore (HP)

  • 12: Top 3 fictional animals/pets

K9 (Dr Who), Hedwig (HP), Luna (Sailor Moon)

  • 13: Top 3 fictional locations

Fantasia (The Never-ending Story), Moomin Valley, Narnia

  • 14: Top 3 fictional gadgets/devices

The TARDIS (Dr Who), the Time-Turner (HP), the Invisibility Cloak (HP)

  • 15: Top 3 character backstories

Sasuke (Naruto), Gaara (Naruto), Haku (Naruto)

  • 16: Top 3 characters who die

Sirius Black (HP), Albus Dumbledore (HP), Haku & Zabuza (Naruto)

  • 17: Top 3 non-human characters

The Daleks (Dr Who), Gollum (LOTR), Aslan (Narnia)

  • 18: Top 3 fictional worlds/universes

Doctor Who, Naruto, LOTR

  • 19: Top 3 animated series

Naruto, Sailor Moon, Gummi Bears

  • 20: Top 3 live-action series

Doctor Who, Sherlock, Lost

  • 21: Top 3 animated movies

Spirited Away, The Little Mermaid, Gake no ue no Ponyo

  • 22: Top 3 live-action movies

Gone With The Wind, Battle Royale, Black Swan

  • 23: Top 3 books

The Never-ending story by Michael Ende, Wool by Hugh Howey, The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters

  • 24: Top 3 comics/webcomics

Thorgal by Rosinski & Van Hamme, God Child by Kaori Yuki, Maran by Lina Neidestam

  • 25: Top 3 series/movies/books from my childhood

Jurassic Park, Duck Tales, the Narnia books

  • 26: Top 3 obscure series/movies/books I recommend

Movies: J’ai tué ma mère, Formula 17, series: 1 Litre of Tears

  • 27: Top 3 musicals or plays

Jesus Christ Superstar, Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret

  • 28: Top 3 songs from musicals

Gethsemane (Jesus Christ Superstar), You Can’t Stop The Beat (Hairspray), The Time Warp (Rocky Horror Show)

  • 29: Top 3 funny moments in fiction

I can’t think of any specific ones but I’m sure they all involve the Doctor somehow 😉

  • 30: Top 3 tearjerking moments in fiction

When Sirius died, when Dumbledore died (HP), when Sam helped Frodo up the mountain :’(

  • 31: Top 3 heartwarming moments in fiction

When the Doctor celebrated Christmas together with Rose’s family (Dr Who), the ending of “Vincent and the Doctor” (Dr Who), Sherlock being John’s best man (Sherlock)

  • 32: Top 3 scary moments in fiction

There are far too many 😦

  • 33: Top 3 awesome moments in fiction

The lighting of the beacons (LOTR), the battle of the Pelennor Fields (LOTR), the ending of Jurassic World