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Brace yourselves. This list of the Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies is probably going to generate some howls of protest thanks to a rather major upset in the rankings. Frankly, one that surprised the hell out of us here at AfterElton.
But before we get to that, an introduction. A few weeks ago we asked AfterElton readers to submit up to ten of their favorite films by write-in vote. We conducted a similar poll several years ago, but a lot has happened culturally since then, and a number of worthy movies of gay interest have been released. We wanted to see how your list of favorites had changed.
We also wanted to expand our list to 100 from the top 50 we had done previously. We figured there were finally enough quality gay films to justify the expansion. And we wanted to break out gay documentaries onto their own list (You'll find the »
- AfterElton.com Staff
Noticing a distinct lack of Lynchian content on this most noble of websites that I write for, I’ve decided to take it upon myself to provide our fair readers with an article-or-two focusing on the art-house/mystery film director extraordinaire, David Lynch. Known for some of the most surreal writing and imagery in Hollywood, the man has brought us some fantastic films in the past few decades, including Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive, and Eraserhead, along with many others that deal with the themes of dreams and sexuality.
However, one of his most famous work, one that, unfortunately, has fallen into obscurity in the past two decades, was the seminal crime-melodrama television series, Twin Peaks. Ah yes, it’s all coming back to me now. For those of you who haven’t heard of the most influential series on TV (inspiring the likes of Fringe, Medium, and Bones), the story »
- Julian Bata
As Steven Soderbergh's latest thrusts on to our screens, it's worth noting that – cinematically speaking – male nudity is often stumpy and underwhelming
Steven Soderbergh's new movie Magic Mike has turned greased-up A-list buttocks into cinema gold: the tale of the male stripping fraternity has taken $39m in the Us in its opening weekend. Bare bums are big business, but it hasn't always been this way as a quick glance over the history of the "genre" will tell you.
We all know the nude male form is essentially ridiculous, built only for floppy comedy. Hollywood recognised this quickly, and kept sexy male stripping to a minimum in early cinema. Even by the 1960s, this attitude remained. So when Oliver Reed and Alan Bates got it all out in 1969's Women In Love, their naked frolicking had to be dressed up as "wrestling".
It wasn't until the 1980s that male »
- Olly Richards
Happy Birthday to Michael Ontkean, who turns 66, Ed Helms, who turns 38, and Neil Diamond is 71. Time to name your top five Neil songs! Here are mine: 5. "America," 4. "Sweet Caroline," 3. "Love On The Rocks," 2. "You Don't Bring Me Flowers," 1. "Heartlight."Huffington Post has a huge and provocative spoiler about the new series L.A. Complex, which is currently airing on MuchMusic and will soon be aired on The CW.In Defense Of Cynthia Nixon.On the other hand, is she digging herself in deeper?Broadway's Best Cast Albums Ever. Discuss! Argue! EW.com is reporting that a major character is going to kick the bucket in March on Desperate Housewives. Popwatch has pics from Wet Hot American Summer: The Live Radio Play. How many can you name?
There were a lot of snubs in this morning's Oscar nominations announcement, »
4 items from 2012
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