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This submit is the primary portion of a multi-piece article coping with Queer Movie. It isn’t meant to be an in-depth chronicle of Queer Cinema. It displays the large display screen portrayal of the LBGTQ+ group as seen by me, a homosexual man who, though a medical physician by career, fell in love with motion pictures at an early age. A homosexual man who grew up and went to school and medical college in Eire and, by likelihood, obtained the chance, within the mid-nineteen eighties, to evaluate motion pictures, first for “In Dublin” after which for “The Irish Occasions.” I’ve lived in Los Angeles because the mid-nineteen nineties.

What’s Queer Cinema? It could possibly imply various things to completely different folks. If there’s a homosexual character that may be a character and never a prop for straight folks to snort at, then it’s Queer Cinema. It’s additionally a sensibility. A sensibility that may convey motion pictures like “The Bride of Frankenstein,” “The Ladies,” and “Auntie Mame” underneath the queer umbrella even when they didn’t have homosexual supporting characters. The truth that homosexual males directed all these motion pictures completes the image!

In these posts, I’ve hooked up an asterisk to the title of the homosexual character whereas the actor’s title who’s taking part in the homosexual character is in parenthesis.

If an actor within the film or the movie’s author or director is (was) homosexual in actual life, their names are additionally listed.

Since extra homosexual motion pictures have been made because the years have unfolded, the intervals coated within the following posts will get progressively shorter as I need to hold the variety of movies listed to lower than 50 per submit.

At present’s submit spans 1934 to 1967: Queer cinema underneath the infamous Hays Code, which, though formulated within the early twenties, was solely enforced, in earnest, with the arrival of Joseph Breen in 1934.

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1934 Hays Code

Underneath Breen, overt references to sexuality, notably homosexuality, have been frowned upon.
In consequence, homosexual or straight administrators, writers, and actors needed to be extra inventive in presenting whereas disguising a homosexual character.

The next fifty-four Queer Movies have been all launched in the course of the Hays Code period (1934-1967).

forty-seven have been APPROVED.

“Sort Hearts and Coronets” and ‘Persona” required slicing earlier than releasing within the US. These scenes have now been restored.

“Sufferer” was launched with no stamp of approval.

“Some Prefer it Scorching,” “A Style of Honey,” “The Leather-based Boys,” and “My Hustler” didn’t search approval and have been launched with out giving any thoughts in any way to the Hays Workplace. It was Billy Wilder’s determination to not submit “Some Prefer it Scorching” that signaled the start of the tip of the Hays Code.

1. The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)

The Bride of Frankenstein: Queer Cinema.
James Whale
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTER

*Dr. Pretorius (Ernest Thesiger)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: James Whale

ACTOR: Ernest Thesiger

Susan Sontag: Notes on Camp: 1964: The Partisan Overview
You thought it (camp) meant a swishy little boy with peroxided hair, wearing an image hat and a feather boa, pretending to be Marlene Dietrich? Sure, in queer circles they name that tenting. … You may name [it] Low Camp

Susan Sontag: The Partisan Overview 1964

Excessive Camp is the entire emotional foundation for ballet, for instance, and naturally of baroque artwork … Excessive Camp all the time has an underlying seriousness. You may’t camp about one thing you don’t take critically. You’re not making enjoyable of it, you’re making enjoyable out of it. You’re expressing what’s mainly critical to you by way of enjoyable and artifice and magnificence. Baroque artwork is mainly camp about faith. The ballet is camp about love …

Susan Sontag: The Partisan Overview 1964

Director James Whale’s (see “Gods and Monsters” later within the sequence) masterpiece is as near Susan Sontag’s definition of excessive camp as the films can ship. In the meantime, within the title position, sporting probably the most inventive “do” in cinema historical past, Elsa Lanchester’s star is born. Homosexual actor Ernest Thesiger, whose portrait was sketched by a minimum of John Singer Sargent in 1911, provides his most well-known efficiency as Dr. Frankenstein’s homosexual mentor Dr. Pretorious.

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2. High Hat (1935)

Top Hat: Queer Cinema.
Mark Sandrich
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTERS

*Horace Hardwick (Edward Everett Horton)

*Bates (Eric Blore)

 GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Edward Everett Horton

ACTOR: Erik Rhodes

 The Best of the Astaire-Rogers movies.

Of the 9 movies that Astaire and Rogers made at RKO Footage within the thirties, “High Hat” is their greatest. It’s additionally their most indubitably homosexual, with Eric Blore (who was straight in actual life) doing his butler with a superior perspective and Edward Everett Horton, whose personal particular variation on the double take (an actor’s response to one thing, adopted by a delayed, extra excessive response) had but to grow to be tiresome.

The songs by Irving Berlin are a few of his greatest and the dance to Cheek to Cheek is Astaire-Rogers at their absolute peak.

Homosexual actor Erik Rhodes, who had additionally appeared in “The Homosexual Divorcee” the earlier 12 months, makes an indelible impression as Alberto Beddini, a dandified Italian dressmaker with a penchant for malapropisms. Rhodes spent most of his life on Broadway, the remainder of his Hollywood output being largely forgettable.

The manufacturing design of the movie (by Carroll Clark with Van Nest Polglase being the pinnacle of the design division) marked the height of the artwork deco motion in Hollywood

  • CREDITS
  • Cinematography: David Abel.
  • Screenplay: Allan Scott and Dwight Taylor
  • Manufacturing Design: Carroll Clark and Van Nest Polglase
  • Songs: Irving Berlin.
  • Choreography by Fred Astaire and Hermes Pan
  • THE PLAYERS
  • Fred Astaire as Jerry Travers
  • Ginger Rogers as Dale Tremont
  • Edward Everett Horton as Horace Hardwick
  • Erik Rhodes as Alberto Beddini
  • Helen Broderick as Madge Hardwick
  • Eric Blore as Bates
  • SONGS BY IRVING BERLIN
  • No Strings (I’m Fancy-Free)
  • Isn’t This a Pretty Day (to be Caught within the Rain)
  • High Hat, White Tie and Tails
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • The Piccolino
  • ASTAIRE-ROGERS AT RKO
  • Flying Right down to Rio (1933)
  • The Homosexual Divorcee (1934)
  • Roberta (1935)
  • High Hat (1935)
  • Comply with the Fleet (1936)
  • Swing Time (1936)
  • Shall We Dance (1937)
  • Carefree (1938)
  • The Story of Vernon and Irene Fort (1939)
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3. Sylvia Scarlett (1935)

Sylvia Scarlett (Queer Cinema)
George Cukor
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Sylvia/Sylvester Scarlett (Katherine Hepburn) – Each homosexual and trans, Sylvia/Sylvester set the bar impossibly excessive for years to come back.

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: George Cukor

ACTOR: Cary Grant

ACTRESS: Katherine Hepburn

Hepburn performs a feminine con artist who clothes as a boy to keep away from the police. One of many nice monetary disasters of the Thirties, it virtually introduced RKO to its knees. The primary of 4 Hepburn/Grant pairings; the others have been “Vacation” and “Bringing Up Child” (each 1938) and “The Philadelphia Story” (1940).

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4. The Ladies (1939)

The Women: Queer Cinema.
George Cukor
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTER

*Nancy Blake (Florence Nash)

 GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: George Cukor

ACTRESS: Marjorie Fundamental

“The Women” has the excellence of being the primary American movie with an all-female forged. All of the artwork featured within the film was by ladies. The screenplay was by two ladies (Anita Loos and Jane Murfin) based mostly on a play written by a girl (“The Ladies” by Claire Sales space Luce from 1936). And all of the animals featured have been feminine. Sadly, this being 1939, everybody behind the digicam was male, albeit with Hollywood’s most excellent homosexual director, George Cukor, on the helm only one month after being fired from “Gone with the Wind for, by some accounts, being too homosexual! The one apparent lesbian, an “previous maid” who all the time wears slacks – no, it’s not Katherine Hepburn – is performed by Florence Nash.

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5. The Wizard of Oz (1939)

The Wizard of Oz: Queer Cinema.
Victor Fleming
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTER

*Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr)

Judy Garland/Dorothy: she is the mom of all of us! Earlier than there was Barbra, earlier than there was Liza, earlier than there was Madonna, earlier than there was Girl Gaga, there was Judy.

How and why homosexual males got here to consult with themselves as “Associates of Dorothy,” I don’t know. Judy Garland was not homosexual, however there was one thing superb about her efficiency in “The Wizard of Oz” that captured most individuals’s hearts, homosexual or straight. One thing weak but assured. And there’s that unimaginable voice without delay harmless and realizing. She will get to sing the best film tune ever written, “Over the Rainbow,” due to the genius of Harold Arlen (music) and Yip Harburg (lyrics). Photographed in superb Technicolor by Harold Rosson (bookended by black and white for Kansas) and directed by Victor Fleming, the person who took over “Gone with the Wind” after George Cukor was fired. Queer Cinema is usually a small world. Oh, after all, Bert Lahr’s Cowardly Lion was homosexual. Virtually forgot!

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6. Rebecca (1940)

Alfred Hitchcock
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTER

*Mrs. Danvers (Judith Anderson)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTRESS: JUDITH ANDERSON

Hitchcock most well-liked casting homosexual actors in homosexual elements, whether or not Judith Anderson, Farley Granger, or Anthony Perkins.

 Perfection. “Rebecca” marked the arrival in Hollywood (courtesy of “Gone with the Wind”, producer Mr. David O. Selznick) of the person who was, or would ultimately grow to be, the best director within the historical past of cinema. Excellent efficiency by Joan Fontaine who confirmed that she was each bit as gifted as her sister, the good Olivia de Havilland.

Music by Franz Waxman. Oscar-winning cinematography by George Barnes. Wonderful work too by Sir Laurence Olivier, George Sanders, Reginald Denny, and Gladys Cooper.

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7. The Maltese Falcon (1941)

The Maltese Falcon: Queer Cinema.
John Huston
(APPROVED)

 

 GAY CHARACTERS

*Kasper Gutman (Sydney Greenstreet)

*Joel Cairo (Peter Lorre)

*Wilmer Prepare dinner (Elisha Prepare dinner Jr)

Everybody is aware of that Peter Lorre’s character Joel Cairo is homosexual. Even Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) is aware of. Sam will solely slap Joel, by no means giving him the dignity of a punch. Wilmer (Elisha Prepare dinner Jr.) is known as “Wilmer the gunzel,” “gunzel” being an previous English time period for “saved boy” or gay. Since he’s Kasper Gutman’s saved boy, I can solely assume that Sydney Greenstreet’s character can be homosexual. Splendid Expensive Boy!

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8. The Man Who Got here to Dinner (1942)

The Man Who Came to Dinner: Queer Cinema.
William Keighley
(APPROVED)

 

 GAY CHARACTER

*Sheridan Whiteside (Monty Wooley)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Monty Wooley

Monty Wooley delights himself and his viewers by taking part in the impossibly pompous Sheridan Whiteside in William Keighley’s great 1941 adaptation of George Kauffman/Moss Hart’s play “The Man Who Got here to Dinner”.

Whereas passing by small-town Ohio throughout a cross-country lecture tour Whiteside breaks his hip after slipping and falling on the icy steps of the home of the Stanleys, a outstanding Ohio household with whom he’s purported to dine as a publicity stunt. He insists on recuperating of their residence in the course of the Christmas holidays

The character of Whiteside relies on the playwrights’ good good friend, the theatre critic Alexander Woollcott. Bette Davis is perfection taking part in Whiteside’s long-suffering but understanding secretary. It’s one among her few comedic roles and it makes you surprise why she didn’t do extra.

The great supporting forged consists of Ann Sheridan, properly parodying herself, Richard Travis as Miss Davis’ love curiosity, the irrepressible Jimmy Durante singing “Did You Ever Have the Feeling That You Wished to Go, And Nonetheless Have the Feeling That You Wished to Keep?”, Mary Wickes as Nurse Preen who has the unenviable job of nursing Whiteside again to well being, Reginald Gardiner doing a parody of Noel Coward and Billie Burke and Grant Mitchell because the unlucky Mr. and Mrs. Stanley.

I’m not solely strolling out on this case, Mr. Whiteside, I’m leaving the nursing career. I grew to become a nurse as a result of all my life, ever since I used to be somewhat lady, I used to be stuffed with the thought of serving a struggling humanity. After one month with you, Mr. Whiteside, I’m going to work in a munitions manufacturing unit. To any extent further, something I can do to assist exterminate the human race will fill me with the best of delight. If Florence Nightingale had ever nursed YOU, Mr. Whiteside, she would have married Jack the Ripper as a substitute of founding the Purple Cross! (sic)

Nurse Preen (Mary Wickes)

Monty Wooley, Clifton Webb, and Cole Porter have been on the nexus of New York’s homosexual scene in the course of the Roaring Twenties.

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9. Laura (1944)

Laura: Queer Cinema.
Otto Preminger
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTERS

*Waldo Lydecker (Clifton Webb)

*Shelby Carpenter (Vincent Worth)

*Anne Treadwell (Judith Ander)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Clifton Webb

ACTOR: Vincent Worth

ACTRESS: Judith Anderson

One of many causes given for the firing of “Laura’s” unique director Rouben Mamoulian was his perspective in the direction of Webb. His less-than-stellar remedy of the seasoned theatrical actor on the set due to his sexual orientation has grow to be the stuff of Hollywood lore. Nonetheless, a extra doubtless cause for his dismissal was the route he was taking the fabric. Keep in mind, Mamoulian is extra well-known for the movies he didn’t make (was fired from) than these he did – along with “Laura,” he was additionally fired from the units of “Oklahoma” and “Cleopatra.” Zanuck then handed the movie over to producer Otto Preminger. A stroke of sheer genius that can by no means be forgotten.

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10. Double Indemnity (1944)

Double Indemnity: Queer Cinema.
Billy Wilder
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTERS

*Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray)

*Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson)

The love affair is between Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray) and Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson). That’s how Billy Wilder tailored (with Raymond Chandler from the novel by James M. Cain) and directed it. The attraction between Walter and Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck) is extra of an influence dynamic. There isn’t any love there.

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11. The Image of Dorian Grey (1945)

The Picture of Dorian Gray: Queer Cinema.
Albert Lewin
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTERS

*Dorian Grey (Hurd Hatfield)

*Basil Hallward (Lowell Gilmore)

 GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Hurd Hatfield

ACTOR: Lowell Gilmore

Albert Lewin, having labored as Irving Thalberg’s closest assistant for a lot of the Thirties at MGM, grew to become a producer at Paramount after the” boy surprise” handed away at age 37 in 1936. At all times a person with nice literary aspirations, he went one step additional and have become a author/director, debuting with a mediocre adaption of Summerset Maugham’s “The Moon and Sixpence.” Nonetheless, again at MGM, he directed his masterpiece, an excellent adaptation of Oscar Wild’s “The Image of Dorian Grey” with an impossibly lovely Hurd Hatfield as Dorian – the truth that his efficiency was refined to the purpose of understatement has all the time appeared precisely appropriate to me. He’s like Tyrone Energy with a everlasting facial masks.

Superbly dealt with by Lewin, it’s one among MGM’s greatest motion pictures of the Forties, boasting very good manufacturing design and beautiful black and white cinematography by Oscar winner Harry Stradling – breaking into coloration for the climactic closeup of Ivan Le Lorraine Albright’s notorious portray now on the Artwork Institute of Chicago. The very good forged consists of George Sanders as Lord Henry Wotton, Wild’s heterosexual stand-in, scattering his bon mots like rose petals at a marriage, Angela Lansbury getting her second Oscar nomination in two years as Sybil Vane, the younger lady that Dorian destroys, which seals his destiny, Richard Fraser as her vengeful brother and Peter Lawford and Donna Reed each wanting impossibly recent and youthful. Lastly, there may be Dorian’s greatest good friend Basil Hallward. He’s performed by homosexual actor Lowell Gilmore who, like Hatfield, deserved significantly better from Hollywood.

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12. Gilda (1946)

Gilda (Queer Cinema)
Charles Vidor
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTERS

*Johnny Farrell (Glenn Ford)

*Ballin Mundson (George Macready)

Though each Glenn Ford and George Macready all the time insisted that they believed their characters to be homosexual, director Charles Vidor disagreed. I discover it troublesome to detect a homosexual subtext on this film. The story is so chaotic that it’s troublesome to uncover something.

That’s to not say that the film is just not value seeing. It’s. Feast your eyes on Vidor’s trendy route, Rudolph Mate’s lush black-and-white cinematography (uncommon for a noir movie), the Jean Louis robes, and, after all, Rita Hayworth as Gilda, one among Hollywood’s most iconic heroines.

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13. Night time and Day (1946)

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Michael Curtiz
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTERS

*Cole Porter (Cary Grant) – on this film.

*Monty Wooley taking part in himself

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Cary Grant

ACTOR: Monty Wooley

In Warner Bros.’s extremely fictionalized biography of Cole Porter, we get a heterosexual Porter (performed by Cary Grant) fortunately married (Alexis Smith performs his spouse, Linda). Nonetheless, by no means underestimate Monty Wooley, who, taking part in himself – he was Porter’s greatest good friend – marks this film as Queer Cinema. The opposite member of the infamous Porter-Webb-Wooley triumvirate had simply grow to be a serious star and was making “The Razor’s Edge” over on Pico Blvd. At TCF.

Porter beloved the film – he obtained to be Cary Grant for 2 hours – which was an unlimited success.

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14. Purple River (1948)

Red River
Howard Hawks
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTERS

*Matt Garth (Montgomery Clift)

*Cherry Valance (John Eire)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Montgomery Clift

In one of many best Westerns ever made, director Howard Hawks takes us alongside the notorious Chisholm Path, and the primary cattle drive from Texas to Kansas. John Wayne, in one among his most emblematic roles, is Thomas Dunson, the rancher who initiates the affair, whereas Montgomery Clift is Garth, his adopted grownup son. After all, they conflict at each alternative within the glorious script by Borden Chase and Charles Schnee. The 12 months was1948 and Clift was breaking out throughout, his star being born repeatedly in his dramatic confrontations with Wayne, his American soldier in Fred Zinnemann’s “The Search” and because the unlucky gentleman caller in William Wyler’s “The Heiress.”

“River” was his movie debut, and it’s kudos all the best way, notably while you understand that he was diving in on the deep finish by performing some main flirting with John Eire’s gunslinger Cheery Valance. The 2 grow to be inseparable, and, in a single basic scene, Valance asks to see Garth’s gun. They examine sizes and have a shootout! It’s one among the unimaginable homosexual moments within the movie.

Additionally, with Walter Brennan, Noah Beery Jr., Joanne Dru, and Coleen Grey – Each Dru and Grey are very good, and “Purple River” impresses as one of many few Westerns with not only one however two very memorable feminine characters. Cinematography (black and White) by Russell Harlan. The rousing rating is by Dimitri Tiomkin.

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15. Rope (1948)

Rope: Queer Cinema.
Alfred Hitchcocokay
(APPROVED)

 

Filmed in 8 x 10-minute takes.

 GAY CHARACTERS

*Rupert Cadell (James Stewart)

*Brandon Shaw (John Dall)

* Phillip Morgan (Farley Granger)

 

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Farley Granger

ACTOR: John Dall

Hitchcock’s well-known experiment may have advanced over espresso with Eisenstein.

The 2 nice administrators, having mastered the language of cinema many occasions over, now know that cinema is a wedding of two separate but complementary entities.
1) mise-en-scene: the manufacturing design, costume design, the place of the digicam, the motion of the digicam in every scene, the place of the actors, and the motion of the actors in every scene.
2) modifying, or what you vogue out of your mise-en-scene to make your film.

However Hitchcock desires to know what a film could be like for those who eradicated modifying and solely had mise-en-scene. Wouldn’t it be like a filmed play, taken by somebody within the viewers with a digicam?

There’s a drawback, nonetheless, in that, every movie’s roll solely lasts 10 minutes. Hitchcock overcame this by backing the digicam as much as an inanimate object, similar to a bit of furnishings, and shortly altering the movie.

Nonetheless, the story, which relies on the Leopold and Loeb case and, which I shall revisit in “Swoon” later within the sequence, is irresistible.
Granger and Dall are perfection and Jimmy Stewart can be wonderful, even for those who assume that he could not have been in on the ruse!

The outcome: “Rope”, which relies on Patrick Hamilton’s play, is surprisingly good. Nonetheless, you’re all the time conscious that Hitch is handicapped by having half of the language of cinema taken away from him. It’s like he’s working with half a mind.

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16. Sort Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Kind Hearts and Coronets: Queer Cinema.
Robert Hamer
(Authorized After Main Revisions)

GAY CHARACTER

*Girl Agatha D’Ascoyne (Alec Guinness)


GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: Robert Hamer

ACTOR: Alec Guinness

ACTOR: Dennis Worth

It’s my all-time favourite British film. With exquisitely clever and trendy route by Robert Hamer, it flows like darkish chocolate over a mouthwatering sundae. It stars the deliciously urbane Dennis Worth as a lowly draper’s assistant. Discovering himself distantly in line to a dukedom and infuriated by this aristocratic household’s merciless remedy of his mom, he turns serial killer.

In different phrases, he units out to systematically homicide everybody forward of him in line for the seat of D’Ascoyne. Alec Guinness has enjoyable taking part in all eight of the unlucky D’Ascoynes. This consists of Girl Agatha D’Ascoyne, a militant suffragette whom Louis shoots down from her heat air balloon whereas she is distributing leaflets. Since that is the primary in a sequence of posts on Queer Movie, we should assume that Girl Agatha is most assuredly homosexual. Worth, Guinness, and Hamer have been all homosexuals making this a really homosexual affair.

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17. Adam’s Rib (1949)

Adam's Rib
George Cukor
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Kip Lurie (David Wayne)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: George Cukor

ACTRESS: Katherine Hepburn

ACTRESS: Hope Emerson

Screenwriters Ruth Gordon and husband Garson Kanin populated their court docket case Tracy/Hepburn (Adam/Amanda) comedy with a bunch of nice supporting characters performed by the likes of Judy Holliday, Jean Hagen, Hope Emerson, Tom Ewell and, as Amanda’s “homosexual greatest good friend,” David Wayne’s Kip Lurie. Kip is their next-door neighbor and a Broadway composer.

Clearly homosexual along with his intently cropped hair (so modern as we speak!) and flamboyant conduct, he’s the fixed butt of Adam’s putdowns, similar to that it wouldn’t be onerous to show Kip into a girl since he’s midway there already. Kip, however, pursues Amanda with dogged willpower, to the purpose of composing a tune particularly for, and about, her entitled “Farewell Amanda” (composed by Cole Porter, no much less). Because of Wayne’s impressed efficiency, Kip is one among Hollywood’s most memorable homosexual characters from the Hays code period.

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18. All About Eve (1950)

Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(APPROVED)

 

GAY CHARACTERS

*Eve Harrington (Anne Baxter)

*Addison DeWitt (George Saunders)

PRODUCER: Darryl F. Zanuck for TCF

A masterpiece, from one of many best screenplays ever written (by Mankiewicz from Mary Orr’s brief story “The Knowledge of Eve”) highlighting the best, probably the most cherished, probably the most quoted, and probably the most imitated efficiency of all time by Hollywood’s best actress Bette Davis as Margo Channing.

With one of many best casts ever assembled for a movement image: Left to Proper pictured above: Gary Merrill, Bette Davis, George Sanders, Anne Baxter, Hugh Marlowe, and Celeste Holm. Additionally Featured have been Thelma Ritter (getting the primary of her six greatest supporting actress nominations), Gregory Ratoff, Cuddles (S.Z. Sakall), Barbara Bates, and, making fairly an impression in her second main half (after “The Asphalt Jungle” over at MGM), Miss Marilyn Monroe.

Each Eve and Addison are homosexual.

Addison blackmails Eve, letting her know the way a lot they’ve in frequent:

That I ought to need you in any respect instantly strikes me as the peak of improbability, however that, in itself, might be the rationale. You’re an inconceivable individual, Eve, and so am I. We have now that in frequent. Additionally, a contempt for humanity, an lack of ability to like and be beloved, insatiable ambition – and expertise. We deserve one another…and also you understand, and also you agree how fully you belong to me?

“All About Eve”. Screenplay by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

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19. Caged (1950)

Caged: Queer Cinema
John Cromwell
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTERS

*Evelyn Harper the sadistic matron (Hope Emerson)

*Kitty Stark the murderous shoplifter (Betty Garde)

*Ruth Benton the reformist jail superintendent (Agnes Moorhead)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTRESS: Hope Emerson

ACTRESS: Agnes Moorehead

“Hype the New Fish” (Betty Garde on seeing Eleanor Parker for the primary time)

Hollywood’s first feminine jail film with an harmless Eleanor Parker (Marie) up towards all these previous jail dykes! Oscar nominations for Parker and Hope Emerson because the sadistic warden. As you’d count on, it has not dated effectively however will be loved as camp, notably the performances of Emerson and Betty Garde because the inmate who provides Marie the recommendation she must survive on the within.

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20. Younger Man with a Horn (1950)

Young Man With A Horn: Queer Cinema.
Michael Curtiz
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Amy North (Lauren Bacall)

Like “Mildred Pierce “, that is one other Michael Curtiz film that works equally effectively as drama and camp. Lauren Bacall is Kirk (younger man with a horn) Douglas’ society spouse who can be a closeted lesbian. However not for lengthy! One night, she brings residence an attractive and complex date, Miss Carson (Katherine Kurasch, uncredited). Miss Carson is an artist, and Betty has been trying out her assortment! Additionally, when Bacall makes the introduction, “That is my husband Miss Carson, I informed you about her,” the position of the three actors within the scene, and the inflection in Bacall’s voice, makes it appear that it’s Miss Carson who’s Bacall’s life companion, not Douglas. This time Kirk has had sufficient. He clinches his enamel as solely Kirk can and proclaims, “YOU’RE A SICK GIRL AMY,” turns the opposite cheek, and runs off with a Warner’s-era Doris Day. Douglas’ character relies on the well-known trumpet participant Bix Beiderbecke.

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21. A Streetcar Named Need (1951)

A Streetcar Named Desire
Elia Kazan
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*The Boy, Blanche’s late husband, a suicide.

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Marlon Brando

PLAY AND ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Tennessee Williams.

However I used to be unfortunate. Deluded. There was one thing in regards to the boy. A nervousness, a tenderness……an uncertainty. And I didn’t perceive. I didn’t perceive why this boy, who wrote poetry…..didn’t appear capable of do the rest. He misplaced each job. He got here to me for assist. I didn’t know that. I didn’t know something…..besides that I beloved him…..unendurably. At night time I pretended to sleep. I heard him crying. Crying the best way a misplaced youngster cries.

Blanche DuBois: “A Streetcar Named Desire”.

I killed him. One night time…..we drove out to a spot known as Moon Lake On line casino. We danced the Varsouviana. Out of the blue, in the midst of the dance, the boy I married broke away from me…..and ran out of the on line casino. A couple of minutes later…..a shot. I ran. All did. All ran and gathered in regards to the horrible factor on the fringe of the lake. He’d caught a revolver into his mouth…..and fired. It was as a result of…..on the dance ground…..unable to cease myself, I’d stated: “You’re weak. I’ve misplaced respect for you. I despise you.” After which…..the searchlight which had been turned on the world….was turned off once more. And by no means…..for one second since, has there been any mild stronger than…Than this…..yellow lantern.

Blanche DuBois: “A Streetcar Named Desire”.

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22. Strangers on a Prepare (1951)

Strangers on a Train: Queer Cinema.
Alfred Hitchcock
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Bruno Antony (Robert Walker)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Farley Granger

Hitchcock reverses himself right here, having homosexual actor Farley Granger play the straight character and straight actor Robert Walker play the homosexual character.

Sadly, Granger’s character finds his glad ending within the arms of the not-so-great Ruth Roman, who, along with Anne Baxter (in “I Confess”), holds the honour of being Hitchcock’s least favourite actress.

Walker died, aged thirty-two, just a few weeks after the movie’s launch.

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23. Gents Favor Blondes (1953)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Howard Hawks
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTERS

*The Boys within the Gymnasium.

Jane Russell can not perceive – however provides us the wink-wink that she actually does perceive – why all of the boys within the gymnasium received’t give her a re-examination. It’s Howard Hawks once more, this time adapting the Jule Stein/Leo Robin Broadway smash “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” and Russell is singing “Ain’t There Anybody Right here for Love.” On the similar time, the boys solely have eyes for themselves and their buddies. In the meantime, Marilyn is extra interested by a sure type of rock which ends up in an much more spectacular musical quantity.

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24. Johnny Guitar (1954)

Johnny Guitar: Queer Cinema
Nicholas Ray
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTERS

*Vienna (Joan Crawford)

*Emma Small (Mercedes McCambridge)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: Nicholas Ray

Excessive camp on the vary thanks to 2 of Hollywood’s most melodramatic thespians. A Western with two feminine leads is the rarest of cinematic jewels. Though each Crawford and McCambridge play to the gallery underneath Ray’s ultra-mannered route, that is important viewing each as Queer Cinema and as a part of the Ray canon.

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25. Insurgent With out a Trigger (1955)

Rebel Without A Cause: Queer Cinema.
Nicholas Ray
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Plato (Sal Mineo)


GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: Nicholas Ray

ACTOR: James Dean

ACTOR: Sal Mineo

Sal Mineo’s Plato is Hollywood’s first adolescent homosexual character.

Wooden, Dean, and Mineo kind a nuclear household underneath the shadow of Griffith Park Observatory. Sal Mineo’s Plato is Hollywood’s first adolescent homosexual character. Dean’s most emblematic efficiency underneath the hovering route of Nicholas Ray. With Jim Backus and Ann Doran as Dean’s mother and father, William Hopper as Wooden’s father, and future Oscar nominees Dennis Hopper and Nick Adams as a part of the gang on the notorious “Hen Run”.

The beautiful coloration cinematography is by the good Ernest Haller (“Gone with the Wind”, “Mildred Pierce”, “No matter Occurred to Child Jane”?) and the unique rating is by Leonard Rosenman who additionally scored Dean’s different 1955 film, Elia Kazan’s “East of Eden” – he “invented” the Dean sound! The script, by Stuart Stern, was constructed round an unique remedy by Irving Shulman and story ideas by Shulman and Ray. One of many quintessential LA motion pictures.

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26. Written on the Wind (1956)

Written on the Wind
Douglas Sirk
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Kyle Hadley (Robert Stack) – and A LOW SPERM COUNT

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Rock Hudson

In director Douglas Sirk’s Southern Gothic melodrama, Robert Stack’s Kyle Hadley, the alcoholic inheritor of a Texas oil dynasty, has deeper emotions for his childhood good friend Mitch (Rock Hudson) than for his pretty new spouse (Lauren Bacall). Drenched in magnificent technicolor courtesy of cinematographer Russell Metty, the movie’s central tenet is that Kyle and his ruthless sister Marylee (Oscar winner Dorothy Malone) lust after the identical man.

Robert Stack obtained his solely Oscar nomination for this position.

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27. The Dangerous Seed (1956)

Nature introduced her right here and nature took her away!

The Bad Seed
Mervyn LeRoy
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Little Claude Daigle is killed off-camera because the play begins.

Director Mervyn LeRoy’s Excessive Wire Act
Rhoda Penmark is raised in a snug residence by loving mother and father. Nonetheless, Rhoda is a killer, a foul seed

When Mervyn LeRoy first noticed Maxwell Anderson’s play “The Bad Seed” he knowledgeable screenwriter John Lee Mahin to adapt with minimal adjustments. In the meantime, he went to work on firming down the performances. The central character is Rhoda Penmark, somewhat lady in pinafore clothes and blonde pigtails who embodies evil.

LeRoy introduced a lot of the forged from the stage to the display screen intact:

Nancy Kelly (Oscar Nomination for Finest Actress) as Christine Penmark, Rhoda’s mom.

Patty McCormack (Oscar nomination for Finest Supporting Actress) as Rhoda, the progeny from hell who kills her classmate Little Claude Daigle, as a result of he received the penmanship medal, she felt she deserved. In truth, we later uncover that Rhoda is a sociopath and a serial killer. And so was her grandmother, however the expression of the “unhealthy seed gene” ended up skipping a technology

William Hopper as Col. Kenneth Penmark, Rhoda’s father. He’s away on enterprise for a lot of the film.

Eileen Heckart (Oscar nomination for Finest Supporting Actress) as Hortense Daigle, Claude’s mom.

Frank Cady as Henry Daigle, Clause’s father

Henry Jones as Leroy Jessop, the caretaker.

Evelyn Varden as Monica Breedlove, the neighbor who spoils Rhoda.

Paul Repair is Christine’s father and Rhoda’s Grandfather.

In some ways “The Dangerous Seed” is the homosexual film expertise. Operating cartwheels round all of the definitions of camp as outlined by Ms. Susan Sontag in her well-known essay, this theatrical basic is a highwire act for each the director and his actors. Nancy Kelly is ON 100% of the time straddling the dual minefields of camp and drama but managing to perform each concurrently. Her work right here influenced such classics of the style as Robert Aldrich’s “No matter Occurred to Child Jane” and Brian De Palma’s “Carrie”.

How do we all know that little Claude Daigle was homosexual?

  • He received a medal for greatest penmanship.
  • He let a lady beat him up.
  • He let a lady beat him up a second time.

Then there may be Miss Patty McCormack’s sweet-as-pie eight-year-old killer whose bratty pronouncements similar to “Give me these footwear, they’re mine” have entered the homosexual lexicon. Rhoda is without doubt one of the most sought-after elements of homosexual theatre teams within the US, and the actors entering into her footwear are giant and male. The scale disparity is much more putting once we attain that divine (intervention) ending!

Then there are the 2 performances which work as straight drama: a heartbreaking Eileen Heckart, taking part in each of her massive scenes drunk, because the lifeless boy’s mom and an attractive flip by Henry Jones as the easy caretaker who is aware of Rhoda’s secret and pays dearly for his information. Jones’s character was later taken, absolutely fashioned, and transported to Seattle for Ernie Hudson in “The Hand that Rocks the Cradle.”

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28. Tea and Sympathy (1956)

Tea and Sympathy: Queer Cinema
Vincente Minnelli
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTERS

*Tom Robertson Lee (John Kerr)

*Invoice Reynolds (Leif Erickson)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: Vincente Minnelli

Each John Kerr and Deborah Kerr reprised their roles on the Broadway Stage.

The consensus as we speak is that even when Deborah’s character Laura Reynolds, the mistress of a family of faculty boys, manages to “save” Tom Robertson Lee’ (John Kerr) from his delicate (learn gay) tendencies by seducing him, she can not save herself from the truth that she married a homosexual man (Leif Erickson) and is trapped in a loveless union. Invoice has taken the other street to Tom. He’s hyper-masculine, preferring the corporate of males to ladies.

In some ways, the movie has improved with age. What couldn’t be stated underneath the Hayes code (in accordance with Deborah, the phrases gay, homosexual, or queer have been by no means talked about throughout the complete manufacturing – not even, or particularly, by homosexual director Vicente Minnelli) provides it a magnificence and delicacy, particularly in Deborah’s chic efficiency.

And there may be her haunting closing voice-over: “In the future, while you discuss this, and you’ll, be form”.

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29. Humorous Face (1957)

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Stanley Donen
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Maggie Prescot (Kay Thompson)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

PRODUCER: Roger Edens

WRITER: Leonard Gershe

PHOTOGRAPHER: Richard Avedon

Funny Face, the 1957 musical romantic comedy directed by Stanley Donen, boasts Audrey Hepburn’s most charming display screen efficiency. Trying fabulous in black in the course of the film’s first half, she performs a lowly ebook clerk in a Greenwich village retailer who’s “found” by Fred Astaire’s Avedon-inspired photographer Fred Avery after which whisked off to Paris for Style Week.

Author Leonard Gershe and producer Roger Edens have been one among Hollywood’s A-lister homosexual {couples} in the course of the Nineteen Fifties and ’60s. Nonetheless, Gershe all the time maintained that he didn’t have sufficient closet house (each actually and figuratively) in the course of the relationship.

Fred Astaire performs a Richard Avedon-like vogue photographer, and all the pictures within the film are by Richard Avedon.

The various songs by George and Ira Gershwin. embody “How Lengthy Has This Been Going On?” and “S’Fantastic”.

Audrey does all her personal singing, and he or she has a beautiful voice which must also have been heard in “My Truthful Girl”

The film established Audrey’s relationship together with her favourite dressmaker Hubert de Givenchy.

The movie’s two massive musical numbers, each written by Roger Edens, are “Suppose Pink” by which Kay Thompson’s Maggie Prescott, the lesbian doyenne of the New York vogue world, unveils her imaginative and prescient for the 12 months forward (immortal line: “assume pink…..bury the beige!”) and, “Bonjour, Paris”, by which Audrey, Fred and Kay, individually, and in live performance, have fun their arrival in Paris (immortal line: “all the pieces from the Montmartre to Jean-Paul Sartre“)

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30. A Contact of Evil (1958)

A Touch of Evil
Orson Welles
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Mexican gang chief (Mercedes McCambridge)

That’s Mercedes McCambridge because the unnamed lesbian gang chief getting her kicks whereas watching Janet Leigh getting roughed up in her motel room in Orson Welles’ masterwork “A Touch of Evil.”

Well-known for its miraculous opening monitoring shot on the US/Mexican border (lasting over three minutes) to Marlene Dietrich’s basic closing line of dialogue this magnificent movie noir is the third and closing of Welles’s three masterpieces after “Citizen Kane” and “The Magnificent Ambersons“.

You’re a multitude, honey

Tanya (Marlene Dietrich)

He was some type of man……What does it matter what you say about folks?

Tanya (Marlene Dietrich)

With Charleton Heston, Janet Leigh, Orson Welles, Joseph Celleia, Akin Tamiroff, Ray Collins, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Marlene Dietrich, and Dennis Weaver because the motel night time supervisor. And an unbilled Joseph Cotton as a coroner.

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31. Auntie Mame (1958)

Auntie Mame: Queer Cinema.
Morton DaCosta
(APPROVED)

 

 GAY CHARACTER

*Vera Charles (Coral Browne)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: Morton DaCosta

WRITER: (Authentic novel: “Mame”): Patrick Dennis (a pseudonym for Edward Everett Tanner III)

ACTRESS: Coral Browne

I have to admit that I’m not an enormous fan of Rosalind Russell, so I fail to notice the glory in her efficiency as homosexual author Patrick Dennis’ beloved Auntie Mame. Nonetheless, most of my homosexual pals go right into a type of fugue state on the very point out of her title. Homosexual director Morton DaCosta (his actual title) directs like he’s nonetheless within the theatre – he did higher in his second and closing go to to Hollywood with “The Music Man” 4 years later. The movie is notable for its lesbian character Vera Charles, performed by homosexual actress Coral Browne. We will meet Ms. Browne once more in our subsequent submit.

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32. Cat on a Scorching Tin Roof (1958)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: Queer Cinema
Richard Brooks
(APPROVED)

 

GAY CHARACTER

*Brick Pollitt (Paul Newman)

 

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTRESS: Judith Anderson

PLAYWRIGHT: Tennessee Williams

 

Written (with James Poe) and directed by Richard Brooks, this very respectable adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play opens with homosexual ex-athlete and soccer participant Brick Pollitt (Paul Newman in his famous person breakthrough) pining and ingesting in his bed room for the reminiscence of his greatest good friend (learn lover) and teammate Skipper, who has lately dedicated suicide. So, who can blame his spouse Maggie (“the cat”), superbly performed by Elizabeth Taylor, who clearly ain’t gettin’ any, when she says that feels just like the cat within the film’s title?

In the meantime, downstairs, there’s a social gathering for Brick’s Daddy – that may be “Huge Daddy” – performed by Burl Ives, in his most memorable film position. With Judith Anderson as “Huge Mamma,” Jack Carson as Brick’s brother, and Madeleine Sherwood as his terrible spouse and the mom of their 5 brats.

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33. Out of the blue Final Summer season (1959)

Suddenly Last Summer: Queer Cinema.
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Sebastian Venable – we by no means meet him since he has already been torn to items and eaten alive by hordes of younger males on a seashore in Europe.

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTRESS: Katherine Hepburn

ACTOR: Montgomery Clift

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Oliver Messel

PLAYWRIGHT: Tennessee Williams

One other Southern Gothic, this time from a less-than-inspired Tennessee Williams’ play Suddenly Last Summer. We by no means get to fulfill the movie’s central homosexual character Sebastian Venable since he’s already deceased; his physique was torn to items and eaten by hordes of younger males on a seashore in Europe earlier than the movie begins. He was on trip, accompanied by his cousin Catherine (Elizabeth Taylor). Understandably, because the horrific incident, Catherine has been mentally unstable and susceptible to relive the main points. Katherine Hepburn performs Sebastian’s mom, Violet Venable, who makes an attempt to bribe a younger psychosurgeon (Montgomery Clift) to lobotomize Catherine to cease her from speaking.

The film is risible, it’s few pleasures come from Hepburn’s regal (however very nasty) mom who will do something to guard her son’s reminiscence, even when that takes turning her niece right into a vegetable and for Oliver Messel’s tropical manufacturing design full with venus flytraps. The sore level for Violet is that, when her magnificence light, she was changed by Catherine – Sebastian used each to draw the boys. Clift, post-accident, appears to be like in poor health whereas Taylor does her worst display screen work in that terrible monologue the place she should recall the occasions of that horrible summer time’s day.

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34. Some Prefer it Scorching (1959)

Some Like It Hot: Queer Cinema.
Billy Wilder
(Not Submitted)

GAY CHARACTER

*Daphne (Jack Lemmon)

Arguably, the best comedy of all time, Wilder’s (with I.A.L. Diamond) basic screenplay has a gag each different minute and the film blesses us with one of many nice comedic performances, Jack Lemon’s Jerry/Daphne. Lemon took his character to a spot no person had dared take one earlier than. Jerry actually believes that he’s a girl. Even higher, he has you believing it. Stupendous work from Curtis and Monroe as effectively. And Joe E. Brown who delivers the movie’s basic closing line.

Some Like It Hot was solely the second (following Otto Preminger’s “The Moon is Blue” in 1953) main Hollywood manufacturing to be launched with out first getting the imprimatur of the Hays code. Wilder thought that it didn’t stand an opportunity of getting accredited with out cuts. It was launched unrated and have become an on the spot smash hit. This marked the start of the tip for the Hays code.

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35. Pillow Discuss (1959)

Pillow Talk (Queer Cinema)
Michael Gordon
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTERS

*“Rex”, the homosexual Texan, Brad Allen’s alter ego (Rock Hudson)

*Tony Walters (Nick Adams)

*Jonathan Forbes (Tony Randall)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Rock Hudson

ACTOR: Nick Adams

This was the primary of three romantic comedies by which Doris Day, Rock Hudson, and Tony Randall starred collectively, the opposite two being “Lover Come Again” (1961) and “Ship Me No Flowers” (1964). An infinite success, it was the largest BO hit of 1959. Hudson performs Brad Allen, a (straight) Broadway composer and playboy who shares a celebration line with Miss Day’s Jan Morrow, a profitable inside decorator (and a virgin) in late1950s New York Metropolis. He’s all the time on the telephone, speaking to his newest conquests, whereas she can not make a single name. After all, once they meet, it’s love, though not precisely at first sight.

To seduce Miss Day’s Jan, Hudson’s Brad invents a homosexual alter ego, a Texan named “Rex”. “Rex” then proceeds to mercilessly tease Jan by exhibiting an curiosity in effeminate issues, thereby implying “Rex’s” homosexuality. So, we’ve got a homosexual actor taking part in a straight man who’s pretending to be homosexual.

Homosexual actor Nick Adams, who died on the age of 36 in 1968, is the butt of a lot of the homophobic humor within the film’s Oscar-winning screenplay.

As Rock Hudson’s buddy/rival in all three of the Day/Hudson pairings, Tony Randall was all the time brushing up towards same-sex innuendo.

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36. Ben Hur (1959)

55 Queer Movies Made Underneath the Hays Code (1934-1967) | Get hold of US Obtain US
William Wyler
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTERS

*Judah Ben-Hur (Charlton Heston)

*Stephen Boyd (Messala)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

SCREENPLAY (UNCREDITED): Christopher Fry

SCREENPLAY (UNCREDITED): Gore Vidal

I persuaded the producer, Sam Zimbalist (this was an MGM movie and the author labored not with the director however the producer; later the director, on this case William Wyler, weighed in) that the one method one may justify a number of hours of hatred between two lads–and all these horses–was to determine, with out saying so in phrases, an affair between them as boys; then, when reunited at image’s begin, the Roman, performed by Stephen Boyd, desires to choose up the place they left off and the Jew, Heston, spurns him.

Counterpunch: Gore Vidal responds to Charlton Heston. Los Angeles Occasions, June 17. 1996.

It’s the large one! William Wyler’s spiritual epic “Ben Hur” starring Charlton Heston and Stephen Boyd as greatest pals who’ve a falling out after which should battle it out in a spectacular vogue – though some would argue that the chariot race within the 1925 Fred Niblo/Ramon Navarro silent model is superior – to Miklos Rozsa’s pounding rating. If you happen to consider Gore Vidal it was all due to a lover’s spat. Wyler and Boyd have been in on the ruse, and Boyd performed his scenes that method, however Heston was not.

The truth that two homosexual writers Vidal and Christopher Fry gave Karl Tunberg’s script its closing polish (each went uncredited with Tunberg getting sole authorship) and that Fry was at Wyler’s facet by a lot of the filming course of at Cinecitta Studios in Rome lends some credence to Vidal’s quote. However, extra importantly, you really feel that there’s greater than only a bromance occurring right here. Really feel that if Wyler hadn’t yelled CUT, Heston and Boyd would have grow to be very intimate certainly!

The ultimate irony: of its 12 Oscar nominations, solely Tunberg got here away emptyhanded. The Finest Tailored Screenplay Award for 1959 went to Neil Paterson for adapting John Braine’s “Room on the High”.

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37. The Darkish on the High of the Stairs (1960)

Delbert Mann
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Sonny Flood (Robert Eyer)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

SOURCE MATERIAL: PLAY: William Inge

Robert Eyer has just a few pretty moments as Sonny Flood the little homosexual boy who can’t wait to point out his uncle Morris (Frank Overton) his image ebook of silent film stars in homosexual playwright William Inge’s play “The Darkish on the High of the Stairs”. This lovely adaptation, directed by Delbert Mann in his interim interval between Paddy Chayefsky’s slice-of-life realism and Doris Day comedy-romance, from an ideal script by Harriet Frank Jr. and Irving Ravetch, boasts very good performances by Robert Preston as his dad Rubin, Dorothy McGuire as his mother Cora, Shirley Knight as his sister Reenie, Eve Arden as s aunt Lotte and above all, Angela Lansbury as Mavis Pruitt, the proprietor of the native magnificence salon who has all the time beloved Rubin.

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38. Spartacus (1960)**

Spartacus
Stanley Kubrick
(APPROVED)
The scene between Normal Marcus Licinius Crassus (Laurence Olivier) and his slave Antoninus (Tony Curtis) was initially lower from the 1960 model however saved from the slicing from the ground when the slave revolt epic was restored in 1991.

GAY CHARACTER

*Marcus Licinius Crassus (Laurence Olivier)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Laurence Olivier

** With particular point out to Amy Heckerling’s “Clueless”

Christian had a factor for Tony Curtis, so he introduced over “Some Prefer it Scorching” and “Spartacus”

Cher (Alicia Silverstone) in “Clueless”

I don’t get it. did my hair get flat? Did I stumble into some unhealthy lighting? What’s improper with me?

Cher (Alicia Silverstone) in “Clueless”

Poor Cher. She finds out that her dreamboat Christian is homosexual by his glorious style in movie. He’s notably taken with the justly well-known “Oysters and Snails” from “Spartacus” the place Normal Crassus gently informs his boyish new slave Antoninus (performed by Curtis) a singer of songs, that he likes each and can, due to this fact, will likely be vigorously fucking him at some stage in his “employment”. As Crassus exits his tub, this information is sufficient to make Antoninus disappear and be a part of the rising ranks of Spartacus’ military. Additionally it is at this very second, that Cher decides to strike an attractive pose. Nonetheless, she miscalculates and falls out of bed. Christian, the cinema aesthete that he’s, barely notices.!

And style is just not the identical as urge for food and, due to this fact, not a query of morals

Crassus to his boy slave Antoninus, a singer of songs, in “Spartacus”

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39. Psycho (1960)

Psycho: Queer Cinema.
Alfred Hitchcock
(APPROVED)
GAY CHARACTER (ONE OF HIS MULTIPLE PERSONALITIES)
*Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Anthony Perkins


One in all Hitchcock’s seven masterpieces.

Sure, I agree. Norman Bates had A number of Persona Dysfunction. Norman and his mom have been simply two of them. Nonetheless, I all the time felt that there was a homosexual Norman within the combine!

Anthony Perkins’ Norman Bates made him immortal whereas, on the similar, time, ending his profession as a number one man in mainstream Hollywood. He had crossed a line with this extremely courageous efficiency, and there was no method again.

Within the closing scene, Hitchcock has Perkins break the fourth wall.

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40. Sufferer (1961)

Victim: Queer Cinema.
Basil Dearden
(Denied on account of its frank remedy of homosexuality. Launched with no seal of approval. Years later obtained a PG/12 score from the MPAA)

GAY CHARACTERS

*Melville Farr (Dirk Bogarde)

*Boy Barrett (Peter McEnery)

*P.H. (Hilton Edwards)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Dirk Bogarde

ACTOR: Hilton Edwards

Dirk Bogarde performs a profitable, fortunately married (to a girl) lawyer who’s being blackmailed due to a homosexual affair in his previous.

This movie did extra to sway public and political opinion on homosexuality in England than any parliamentary dialogue. Six years later, in 1967, homosexuality was decriminalized in Nice Britain.

I first noticed this movie in my early teenagers. It was on Irish tv, and I keep in mind my mother saying how courageous Dirk Bogarde, was to play a homosexual character since he himself was a recognized homosexual actor (you can not say an OUT homosexual actor since this was not doable in 1961). She was proper.

Brazenly homosexual Irish actor Hilton Edwards (born in London however immigrated to Eire in his early twenties) has a small however very memorable scene as a blind patron of a homosexual bar who’s fed all of the gossip by his younger-sighted good friend. He might be the blackmailer! Edwards and his life companion Micheál Mac Liammóire ( Alfred Wilmore additionally in London) have been the founders of Dublin’s Gate Theatre which nurtured such abilities as Orson Welles, Geraldine Fitzgerald, and James Mason. Once I was rising up, they have been Eire’s “solely” gay couple. Though fêted by all, their union was all the time unlawful – each actors being lengthy lifeless earlier than homosexuality was lastly decriminalized in Eire in 1993.

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41. A Style of Honey (1961)

A Taste of Honey: Queer Cinema.
Tony Richardson
(Not Submitted)

 GAY CHARACTER

*Geoffrey Ingham (Murray Melvin)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: Tony Richardson

ACTOR: Murray Melvin

Though he was taking part in a young person, homosexual actor Murray Melvin was virtually thirty when he made “A Taste of Honey” with Rita Tushingham. One of many first brazenly homosexual actors he typically labored with Tony Richardson and, notably, Ken Russell. His most memorable film scene is the cardboard recreation in Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon” with its pure candlelight and Schubert’s Piano Trio in E Flat.

Dora Bryan is especially memorable as Tushingham’s self-centered, and alcoholic mom.

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42. The Kids’s Hour (1961)

The Children's Hour: Queer Cinema
William Wyler
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Martha Dobie (Shirley MacLaine)

When William Wyler and Sam Goldwyn tailored Lillian Hellman’s play “The Children’s Hour” again in 1936 they modified the lesbian story to a straight triangle with Merle Oberon, Miriam Hopkins, and Joel McCrea and a splendidly nasty Bonita Granville because the little brat who spreads the false rumor. It labored. It was launched as “These Three” and was a substantial success.

Reduce to 1961 and, recent from of his triumph with “Ben Hur”, Wyler decides to remake it, this time retaining Hellman’s unique same-sex theme. He casts two of the best actresses in Hollywood, Audrey Hepburn, and Shirley MacLaine as the college mistresses whose lives and careers are destroyed by a rumor unfold by one among their vindictive college students. This time, MacLaine performs the homosexual character Martha, who secretly loves her good friend and colleague Karen (Hepburn) however can by no means reveal her true emotions. In the meantime, Karen is in a secure heterosexual relationship with Joe (James Garner).

Sadly, Wyler was caught between two intervals. 1961 was not prepared for an all-out homosexual movie so he needed to be furtive. Not having the braveness of his convictions, what began out as bravery ended as cowardice and it’s a disgrace. If solely he had waited till say 1970, he may have had a triumph on his arms. There are moments, from MacLaine particularly, however they aren’t sufficient.

For die-hard Wyler followers solely.

Taking part in the grandmother, whose response to her granddaughter’s lie units the plot in movement, Fay Bainter was nominated for an Oscar for Finest Supporting Actress. It was her closing display screen position.

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Advice and Consent: Queer Cinema
Otto Preminger
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTER

*Senator Brig Anderson (Don Murray)

 GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Charles Laughton

 FIRST LOOK INSIDE AN AMERICAN GAY BAR

 Preminger all the time preferred to be progressive, and he was with “Advice and Consent” a superbly written, acted, and directed film. It additionally treats its homosexual subplot with nice tenderness and respect with the all the time very good (and underrated) Don Murray taking part in a homosexual senator who’s being blackmailed as a brand new Secretary of State goes by the Senate Approval course of. Preminger additionally likes to play tips and Anderson’s arch nemesis, a reactionary Southern senator, is performed by homosexual actor Charles Laughton in his closing movie position.

Solely these scenes with the terrible George Gizzard stop “Advise and Consent” from changing into a basic. He provides a grasp class in unhealthy appearing whereas such luminaries as Henry Fonda, Peter Lawford, Burgess Meredith, Walter Pidgeon, Lew Ayers, and Franchot Tone, along with Murray and Laughton, do among the greatest work of their illustrious careers.

A minor deduction too for having to endure a sadly light Gene Tierney as a Washington socialite whose sole objective appears to be the thankless and useless job of explaining, to the ladies-who-lunch (and the viewer), the distinction between the Home of Representatives and the Senate.

The primary look inside an American homosexual bar.

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44. No matter Occurred Child Jane? (1962)

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane (Queer Cinema)
Robert Aldrich
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTER

*Edwin Flagg (Victor Buono)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Victor Buono

Robert Aldrich’s masterpiece works as each drama and camp due to Lukas Heller’s very good adaptation of the Henry Farrell novel. Each of Hollywood’s grande dames Bette Davis and Joan Crawford are in prime kind with Davis getting the showier position as light youngster star Child Jane Hudson. Nonetheless, Miss Crawford provides an equally spectacular efficiency as Blanche, Jane’s wheelchair-bound former film queen sister whose profession ended abruptly, following an car accident within the early thirties. She is the attention on the middle of Bette’s hurricane. Homosexual actor Victor Buono is perfection as Bette’s date Edwin Flagg who sees one thing he shouldn’t resulting in Davis’s well-known pronouncement “He Hate’s Me”. Cheers additionally to Australian actress Marjorie Bennett who performs his mom, Dehlia Flagg – she is straight out of a John Waters film. “Child Jane”, is homosexual sensibility incarnate. Each Davis line is immortal however a few of my favorites are “You imply all this time we may have been pals”, “Since you didn’t eat your din-din” and “However Y’are Blanche, you’re in that chair!”

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45. That Contact of Mink (1962)

That Touch of Mink
Delbert Mann
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTER

*Roger (Gig Younger)

In between the Rock Hudson motion pictures “Pillow Discuss” (1959), “Lover Come Again” (1961), and “Ship Me No Flowers” (1964), Doris Day paired up with Cary Grant in one other film co-written by Stanley Shapiro. The director is Delbert Mann, a graduate of tv and the Paddy Chayefsky college of slice-of-life naturalism (“Marty”, “The Catered Affair”, The Bachelor Celebration”) who, the earlier 12 months with “Lover”, confirmed a stunning aptitude for comedy.

When Philip Shayne’s (Grant)’s Rolls Royce splashes Cathy Timberlake (Miss Day) whereas she is on her technique to a job interview, we all know that this can be a love-hate relationship that may solely finish with a marriage ring. And, though the chemistry is just not precisely scorching, it’s a pleasing journey with attractive cinematography by Russell Metty and a bonus journey to Bermuda.

The funniest a part of That Touch of Minkis the homosexual subplot which includes Gig Younger, taking part in Grant’s monetary adviser Roger, and his psychiatrist Dr. Gruber (Alan Hewitt). As a result of he leaves the room as some important data is being relayed by Roger about Cathy, Dr. Gruber thinks that Roger is about to embark on an affair with Philip. This results in the movie’s well-known closing scene involving Roger, a child carriage, and an understandably astonished Gruber!

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46. Billy Budd (1962)

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Peter Ustinov

(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTER

*Billy Budd (Terence Stamp)

*John Claggart (Robert Ryan)

*Peter Ustinov (Edward Vere)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

Herman Melville (writer)

This historic drama-adventure movie was produced, directed, and co-written (with Robert Rossen and DeWitt Bodeen) by Peter Ustinov. from Coxe and Chapman’s stage play of Herman Melville’s brief novel and, what many take into account his second masterpiece after “Moby Dick“, “Billy Budd”.

Billy Budd is a “good-looking sailor” who strikes and inadvertently kills his false accuser, Grasp-at-arms John Claggart (Robert Ryan). The ship’s Captain, Edward Vere (Ustinov) acknowledges Billy’s lack of intent however claims that the legislation of mutiny requires him to condemn Billy to be hanged.

Ustinov forged a then-unknown Terence Stamp as lovely Billy. He grew to become an in a single day sensation, inflicting the in any other case unremarkable movie to grow to be vastly worthwhile and he was nominated for Finest Supporting Actor of 1962 dropping out to Ed Begley in “Candy Chicken of Youth”. After all, many, together with myself, would argue that Billy is the image and that the remainder of the forged is supporting him!

The rationale for Claggart’s JEALOSY of Billy isn’t defined however we presume it is because of his beautiful beauty and his unbounded optimism. Nonetheless many, together with homosexual composer Benjamin Britton, who wrote his well-known opera based mostly on the Melville novel, preserve that there’s an undercurrent of homoeroticism between Billy, Claggart, and Vere and that this can be a Queer novel and a Queer movie. Typically I really feel this, typically I don’t. I’ve not seen the opera.

Melville’s personal homosexuality is now effectively generally known as are his love letters to Nathaniel Hawthorne.
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47. The L-Formed Room (1963)

The L-Shaped Room: Queer Cinema.
Bryan Forbes
(APPROVED)

 GAY CHARACTERS

*Mavis (Cicely Courtneidge)

*Johnny (Brock Peters)

 A recording of the tune “Take Me Again to Expensive Previous Blighty “sung within the movie by Mavis is sampled at first of the title observe of the album “The Queen is Useless” by the Smiths.

Author/director Bryan Forbes’s pretty and devoted adaptation of the Lynne Reid Banks novel boasts Leslie Caron’s best efficiency. She is a younger girl who’s single and waits out her being pregnant in an odd metropolis the place she rents the L-shaped bed room of the title. Brock Peters having simply appeared in “To Kill a Mockingbird” performs Johnny, a shy, homosexual musician whereas Cicely Courtneidge is ideal as her understanding landlady, Mavis, who we regularly understand is just not solely homosexual however is in mourning for a misplaced love.

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48. The Haunting (1963)

The Haunting (Queer Cinema)
Robert Smart
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Theo (Theodora) (Claire Bloom)

As an elegant Greenwich Village lesbian named Theo, whose couture is designed by Mary Quant, Claire Bloom is a knockout in Robert Smart’s 1963 film “The Haunting”. A intelligent adaptation of the Shirley Jackson novel, it is without doubt one of the greatest haunted-house motion pictures. Theo is one among a panel of consultants within the paranormal who’re invited to spend a weekend on the infamous Hill Home. The home has an extended historical past of unusual and tragic happenings. The locals assume that it’s haunted. Theo is all the time placing the strikes on the movie’s doomed heroine Eleanor (“Nell”) who’s performed by Julie Harris in her most emblematic display screen efficiency. Nonetheless, the strikes are all the time refined and finished with nice care and concern by Theo, making her one of many cinema’s most enlightened homosexual characters as much as that time limit. Cheers Claire! You all the time have been a category act!

Because the caretaker’s spouse, Rosalie Crutchley has an ideal departure scene when bidding Theo and Nell goodbye on their first night time in the home, she exits with: “I don’t keep after six. Not after it begins to get darkish. I depart earlier than the darkish comes so there received’t be anybody round for those who need assistance. Nobody lives any nearer than city. Nobody will come any nearer than that. Within the night time! At nighttime”!

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49. The Servant (1963)

The Servant
Joseph Losey
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTERS

*Hugo (Dirk Bogarde)

*Tony (James Fox)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Dirk Bogarde

Tailored by Harold Pinter from Robin Maugham’s novella and directed by Joseph Losey, “The Servant” has a particular present of homoeroticism lurking beneath its grasp (James Fox) and servant (Dirk Bogarde) energy play. A savage indictment of the waning British class system, it’s one of the crucial chilling movies ever made. Remade, in all however title, by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg as “Efficiency” in 1970 with Fox in an analogous position and Mick Jagger entering into Bogarde’s footwear. Winner of Finest Screenplay of 1964 from the NYFCC. The beautiful black and white cinematography is by Douglas Slocombe.

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50. The Leather-based Boys (1964)

The Leather Boys: Queer Cinema.
Sidney J. Furie
(Not Submitted)

GAY CHARACTERS

*Pete (Dudley Sutton)

*Reggie (Colin Campbell) – till the copout ending.

 Canadian journeyman Sidney J. Furie, who would actually come into his personal the next 12 months with “The Ipcress File” does a putting job with this “homosexual” love story set throughout the milieu of London’s biker subculture. Working-class youngsters Dot (Rita Tushingham) and biker Reggie (Colin Campbell) get married. Their marriage quickly turns bitter, and so they start to reside more and more separate lives. In the meantime, Reggie turns into extra concerned along with his biker pals, particularly the, let’s assume, considerably “eccentric” Pete (Dudley Sutton). There may be an unlucky scene in a homosexual bar in the direction of the tip which ends up in an abrupt cop-out ending. Nonetheless, the film’s lengthy closing monitoring shot is basic filmmaking.

The Ace Cafe on London’s North Round Highway which was the diner/assembly level within the movie was restored and reopened in 2001 after a few years of getting been used as a tire depot.

The Smiths’ “Girlfriend in a Coma options Tushingham and Campbell on the duvet.

Influenced Katherine Bigelow’s film debut “The Loveless” (1981).

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51. The Beloved One (1965)

The Loved One: Queer Cinema.
Tony Richardson
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Mr. Joyboy (Rod Steiger)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: Tony Richardson

WRITER: Christopher Isherwood

ACTOR: John Gielgud

ACTOR: Roddy McDowell

ACTOR: Liberace

 Great enjoyable was had by all adapting Evelyn Waugh’s 1948 brief satirical novel in regards to the funeral enterprise in Los Angeles. Nonetheless, understandably, it was not a success on the field workplace and ruined any likelihood of a Hollywood profession for Richardson. It now has a cult following and could be very extremely regarded in some quarters together with TheBrownees  Haskell Wexler’s black and white images is sort of beautiful. Christopher Isherwood wrote a really witty screenplay. The wonderful forged consists of:

  • Robert Morse as Dennis Barlow
  • Anjanette Comer as Aimée Thanatogenos
  • Rod Steiger as Mr. Joyboy
  • Dana Andrews as Gen. Buck Brinkman
  • Milton Berle as Mr. Kenton
  • James Coburn as Immigration Officer
  • John Gielgud as Sir Francis Hinsley
  • Tab Hunter as Whispering Glades tour information
  • Margaret Leighton as Mrs. Helen Kenton
  • Liberace as Mr. Starker
  • Roddy McDowall as D.J., Jr.
  • Robert Morley as Sir Ambrose Abercrombie
  • Barbara Nichols as Sadie Blodgett
  • Lionel Stander because the Guru Brahmin
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52.. Darling (1965)

Darling
John Schlesinger
(APPROVED)

GAY CHARACTER

*Miles Model (Dirk Bogarde)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: John Schlesinger

ACTOR: Dirk Bogarde

ACTOR: Laurence Harvey

So modern in 1965, so dated as we speak. By no means has a movie demonstrated how quickly modishness withers. Nonetheless, it does characteristic a star-making and Academy Award-winning flip by the impossibly lovely Julie Christie, even when way more folks noticed in her as Laura in David Lean’s equally lackluster “Physician Zhivago”, launched the identical 12 months. Christie is Diana Scott, a younger profitable mannequin in swinging sixties London who performs with the affections of two older males (Dirk Bogarde and Laurence Harvey) one among whom is married and bisexual (Bogarde).

Bogarde and Harvey have been each homosexual in actual life, the latter gaining large advances in his profession due to his decade-long relationship with producer James Woolf who, along with his brother John, had based Romulus/Remus Movies within the early 50s and produced Harvey’s star-making efficiency in “Room on the High”.

Director John Schlesinger would go on to direct much better Queer Movies similar to “Midnight Cowboy” and “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, which will likely be coated in my subsequent submit on Queer Cinema: “Queer Cinema Comes Out (1967 – 1976).”

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53. My Hustler (1965)

My Hustler: Queer Cinema.
Andy Warhol and Chuck Wein
(Not Submitted)

GAY CHARACTERS

*Ed – the consumer (Ed Hood)

*Joe – the older hustler (Joe Campbell)

*Paul – the youthful hustler (Paul America)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR: Andy Warhol

CO-DIRECTOR: Chuck Wein

ACTOR: Ed Hood

ACTOR: Paul America

ACTOR: Joe Campbell

Put together to be shocked. If all you have got seen of Warhol is “Chelsea Women” and “Empire State” don’t hand over. “My Hustler” is a vastly completely different movie with a stable narrative and surprisingly good performances. Warhol codirects with Chuck Wein who’s all the time an unlimited affect and at round 70 minutes it’s fairly a pleasure to sit down by. I’ve a lot of STRAIGHT pals who actually like this film.

“My Hustler” is the one extant Manufacturing facility Movie that 1) has been transferred to digital media and a couple of) has turned a revenue.

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 54. Persona (1966)

Persona: Queer Cinema.
Ingmar Bergman
(Authorized with two scenes edited out. These have since been restored)

 GAY CHARACTERS

*Alma (Bibi Andersson)

*Elisabet (Liv Ullmann)

Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece or, to place it one other method, one of many ten best movies ever made. What’s all of it about? I believe every of us brings our personal baggage to this one and is then transported with our personal particular person epiphanies. What I do know is that it has an attractive scene by which the main women Liv Ullmann and Bibi Andersson caress as their personalities merge after which diverge. Two of the world’s best actresses underneath the gaze of one of many best film administrators the world has ever recognized.

My all-time favourite movie not within the English language.

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55. Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967).

Reflections in a Golden Eye: Queer Cinema.
John Huston
(APPROVED)

  GAY CHARACTERS

*Anacleto (Zorro David)

*Main Weldon Penderton (Marlon Brando)

GAY ACTORS/WRITERS/DIRECTOR

ACTOR: Marlon Brando

ACTOR: Zorro David

WRITER: Authentic novel: Carson Mccullers: Reflections in a Golden Eye.

Director John Huston’s favourite of all his motion pictures. Not for everybody however, if it’s to your style, spellbinding. Brando does one thing wonderful along with his closeted homosexual character who’s married to Elizabeth Taylor. She is having an affair with their greatest good friend Brian Keith. Keith’s spouse Julie Harris has simply chopped off her nipples with the backyard sears in protest. Her solely good friend and confidant is her very flamboyant Filipino houseboy, Anacleto, brilliantly performed by homosexual actor Zorro David. If you happen to assume that you’ve simply entered Carson McCullers’ nation, you’re appropriate.

Further goodies: Actor Robert Forster (“Jackie Brown”), making his movie debut, spends virtually the complete film bare whereas driving Elizabeth Taylor’s horse!

The haunting rating is by Toshiro Mayuzumi.

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