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Last updated February 06, 2023

Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement Poster

Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement

2009 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Forty-two years of romance, struggle and shared adventures finally culminate in marriage for lifelong lesbian couple Edie and Thea, who met in the 1960s and stayed together through the turbulent decades of activism and social change that followed. Looking at pictures from their past, the women marvel at simple triumphs -- buying their first house together -- and reminisce about the constant fear of exposure they once felt.
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Chasing Amy

1997 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Comic book artist Holden meets the perfect woman, only to learn that she's a lesbian. Their friendship develops into something more when Holden confesses his love for her, but secrets from her past threaten their relationship.
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Weekend Poster


2011 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

This frank drama centers on the cautious relationship between two gay men -- one a genial lifeguard, the other a lusty art-gallery worker -- who contemplate turning a passionate one-night stand into something more meaningful.
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2012 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

While driving through a remote part of Israel, a closeted gay doctor crosses paths with a group of soldiers who inspire him to live life in the open. Ohad Knoller reprises the title role in this sequel to Yossi & Jagger.
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I Can't Think Straight

2007 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

When Tala (Lisa Ray) and Leyla (Sheetal Sheth) meet in London and begin to have feelings for each other, it's a problem. Tala's wealthy Middle Eastern family is currently planning her wedding, while Leyla is dating Tala's male friend. But as the forbidden feelings between the two women grow, they learn things about themselves that will change the course of their lives in this drama based on writer-director Shamim Sarif's autobiographical novel.
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Angels of Sex

2012 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

When enigmatic Rai saves young dancer Bruno from a mugging, an intimate and adventurous friendship soon develops between the two men. Throw Bruno's girlfriend, Carla, into the mix, however, and emotions suddenly become more complicated.
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Is It Just Me?

2010 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Although successful writer Blaine is kind and witty, he can't find true love because he's intimidated by the overt sexuality of guys such as his roommate, Cameron. But all that changes when he meets the man of his dreams online -- or does it?
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The Big Gay Musical

2009 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

When not playing leads in a musical called "Adam and Steve Just the Way God Made 'Em," Paul and Eddie act out the story of their own star-crossed lives offstage. The recently dumped Paul just wants to stay in, while Eddie is still coming out.
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Loving Annabelle

2006 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

An esteemed young poetry teacher at a Catholic boarding school (Diane Gaidry) risks everything when she engages in a feverish affair with a female student (Erin Kelly) in this controversial story of forbidden love. Directed by Katherine Brooks and co-starring Ilene Graff, this passionate yet sensitive romance explores the complexity of an unconventional relationship in the face of rigid traditionalism.
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Going Down in La-La Land

2012 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Hunky actor Adam arrives in Los Angeles from New York, brimming with hope for a career in the movie business. His good looks draw the attention of agents and studio execs, and almost instantly, he begins to climb the ladder of fame -- or so it seems.
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Bear City

2010 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

As he comes to grips with his undeniable attraction to big, hairy men and adjusts to his new roomies, cute cub Tyler struggles to figure out his place within the tight-knit bear community, gain acceptance from his old friends and find fuzzy love.
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Far from Heaven

2002 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

When she finds her husband with another man, a housewife in 1950s Connecticut must deal not only with infidelity but racial tension, as she copes with her emotional turmoil by developing an unlikely friendship with her African-American gardener.
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Boy Culture

2006 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

A male prostitute with the enigmatic name of X carefully avoids personal intimacy and affection, maintaining his stoic approach until one of his regular customers tempts him to reconsider his position by sharing a meaningful story.
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Aimee and Jaguar

1998 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Based on the memoirs of Lilly Wust, this is the story of two women who fall in love in 1943 Berlin: Lilly (Juliane Köhler), the wife of a Nazi officer, and Felice (Maria Schrader), a Jewish journalist. When the two women begin their affair, they rechristen themselves Aimée and Jaguar to help avoid detection. They then set up housekeeping and try to tune out the war, but the Gestapo is never far behind.
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Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds

2006 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

After breaking up with his boyfriend, rebounding college student Kyle (Jim Verraros) turns his attention to Troy, a handsome male model in his art class. Farm boy Troy claims to be straight, but an unconvinced Kyle decides to take him to a campus support group for "reformed" gays to find out the truth. Kyle's silly attempts to prove that Troy is gay lead to a series of confusing hookups and farcical situations.
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2005 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Family conflict threatens to ruin a collective same-sex marriage ceremony as a hotel owner tries to organize a wedding for her gay son and 19 other couples in this charming farce directed by Manuel Gómez Pereira.
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Happy Together

1997 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Gay couple Ho Po-Wing and Lai Yiu-Fai travel to Argentina for a holiday to try to mend their dissolving relationship. They separate for a time, and when Yiu-Fai begins a new relationship with another man, Po-Wing's life spins out of control.
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2011 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Lush cinematography and poetic images highlight this coming-of-age tale about two best friends, Mary (Monia Chokri) and Francis (Xavier Dolan), who meet a charismatic wanderer named Nick (Niels Schneider) and suddenly find their longtime friendship tested to its limits. As the love triangle between the three intensifies, Mary and Francis vie for Nick's affections in this intense story from Dolan, the Canadian prodigy who writes and directs.
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The World Unseen

2007 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

In a world where boundaries are rigidly defined, two wildly different women tentatively cross them in this story that focuses on their budding romance in apartheid South Africa. One (Sheetal Sheth) is a taxi-driving, café-owning rebel; the other (Lisa Ray) is a devoted mother and wife. Both learn lessons about themselves and their lives in their journey toward each other in this film from novelist-turned-director Shamim Sarif.
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Kissing Jessica Stein

2001 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

Jessica (Jennifer Westfeldt) is a single, straight, successful New York journalist who, like most of her female friends, has had a history of dating (male) creeps. But when she answers an intriguing personal ad from Helen (Heather Juergensen), Jessica finds herself intensely drawn to her. As Jessica explores this new side of her sexuality, the two begin a friendship that ultimately leads to romance.
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Brokeback Mountain

2005 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

While working together near Wyoming's Brokeback Mountain in 1963, sheepherders Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar begin an increasingly passionate affair. But keeping their relationship a secret from their wives proves agonizing and all-consuming.
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Another Country

1984 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

Guy Bennett, a young gay man attending boarding school in 1930s England, yearns to ascend the social ladder. Yet his plans are waylaid by the attentions of an attractive classmate. Bennett soon ascertains that forbidden love and ambition don't mix.
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Yossi & Jagger

2002 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

Two Israeli soldiers try to find solace from the constant grind of war in this moving romantic drama. While preparing for a daring moonlit ambush in the snowy mountains of Lebanon, company commander Yossi (Ohad Knoller) and his platoon leader, Jagger (Yehuda Levi), fall in love, carefully hiding their relationship from their comrades. But will the tragedy of war ultimately intrude upon the men's clandestine affair?
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Carrington Poster


1995 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

In this absorbingly nuanced character study, talented young painter Dora Carrington forges a deep, complex bond with shy homosexual writer Lytton Strachey across the backdrop of the bohemian scene of London's Bloomsbury group.
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2011 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

When Troy returns to Los Angeles after many years in Barcelona, he finds that his ex-boyfriend Jonathan has begun dating Raul, a handsome South American immigrant. When Raul senses the sexual tension between the exes, temperatures rise.
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