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5 movies that captured the beauty of gay relationships perfectly

On the occasion of The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (May 17), we’re sharing five path-breaking films that celebrate love. Movie date, anyone?

brunch Updated: May 13, 2017 21:39 IST
Farhad J. Dadyburjor
If you’re thinking of a movie date, these films based on homosexual relationships should be on your watch list.
If you’re thinking of a movie date, these films based on homosexual relationships should be on your watch list.

On the occasion of The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (May 17), we’re sharing five path-breaking films that celebrate love. Movie date, anyone?

Weekend

This heart-wrenching boy-meets-boy love story is directed by the superb Andrew Haigh. 20-something Russell (Tom Cullen) meets Glen (Chris New) at a gay bar, both looking for a one-night stand. Except that the next morning they realise they might actually have a future together.

Brokeback Mountain

The award-winning movie by Ang Lee is about love, longing and deep regret between two cowboys in the American west, with both of them going on to conventionally get married and have kids. But the love that they shared on a mountain in 1963, haunts them for the years to come. This landmark film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger is a must-watch.

Blue Is The Warmest Colour

This is a sensual coming of age story of shy schoolgirl Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) and her sexual relationship with the older, more bohemian and out artist Emma (Léa Seydoux). Unconstrained in its graphicness, this Cannes Festival favourite is said to have the longest sex scene ever between two women, shot over a period of two days.

The Birdcage

Flamboyant nightclub owner Armand (Robin Williams) and his longtime companion Albert (Nathan Lane) have to keep their transvestism in check when Armand’s son brings his girlfriend’s conservative family over for dinner. This comedy is unmissable.

Moonlight

This film won big at this year’s Academy Awards. Deeply touching and moving, it’s divided into three chapters and shows the journey of a bullied boy who becomes a teen stuck in one-sided love and grows to be a man struggling with his identity.

From HT Brunch, May 14, 2017

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