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3 things about Chris Bolan’s A SECRET LOVE

A Secret Love [2020] 1. “I’ve thrown out 110 books.” 2. Marriage vows which include e.e. cummings. 3. A supply of autographed baseball cards.

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3 things about Michael Curtiz’s WHITE CHRISTMAS

White Christmas [1954] 1. Dashing from Florida to Vermont. And then they get there and there’s no snow. Early global warming musical. 2. “Sisters” is gay enough the first time around; the second time, it’s like gay on top of … Continue reading

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3 things about Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant [1972] 1. “When you have understanding, there’s no need for pity.” 2. Mannequin sex tableau. 3. White, deep shag carpet.

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3 things about David Farrier & Dylan Reeve’s TICKLED

Tickled [2016] 1. “We heard laughter coming through the vents.” 2. Tickle cells. 3. A trove of documents accidentally posted to the public web.

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3 things about Frank Simon’s THE QUEEN

The Queen [1968] 1. At the draft board. “Did you tell them you were a homosexual?” “No, they told me I was a homosexual!” 2. Stunning a capella “Honey Bun.” 3. The managers of Town Hall anxious for them to … Continue reading

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3 things about Gordon Douglas’s LADY IN CEMENT

Lady in Cement [1968] 1. A queen in motorcycle glasses and tight pants, whose bodyguard/lover is a former Green Bay Packer. 2. He asks the drug dealer how he likes his meat. 3. “Daniel Boone” playing on a TV set … Continue reading

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3 things about Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s IN A YEAR WITH 13 MOONS

In a Year with 13 Moons [1978] 1. A beer and a shot of bitters. 2. The A1 password is Bergen-Belsen. 3. Spitting three times over her left shoulder.

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3 things about Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s FOX AND HIS FRIENDS

Fox and His Friends [1975] 1. In this film from 1975, one guy asks another guy, “What are you into?” So basically, cruising hasn’t changed in 45 years. 2. A gay bar named The Black Orchid. 3. The car salesman … Continue reading

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3 things about Peter Mackie Burns’s RIALTO

Rialto [2019] 1. “I’ll shame you.” 2. Redundancy. 3. He goes over to him, examines him closely, then leaves the room without saying a word.

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3 things about Luca Guadagnino’s CALL ME BY YOUR NAME

Call Me by Your Name [2017] 1. Sounds of the peach. 2. He just shrugs. 3. “And before you know it, your heart is worn out, and, as for your body, there comes a point when no one looks at … Continue reading

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