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Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies

11 September 2012 7:58 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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

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'Titanic' star Linus Roache on 'Downton Abbey' comparisons and a unique acting challenge

15 April 2012 4:36 PM, PDT | Zap2It - From Inside the Box | See recent Zap2It - From Inside the Box news »

The Rms Titanic maritime disaster has been given yet another on-screen treatment, this time from Julian Fellowes, the creator of hit British import "Downton Abbey." In fact, due to Fellowes' involvement and the fact that "Titanic" focuses on all the different classes that were on board the ill-fated ship, some people have taken to referring to "Titanic" as "Downton at Sea." Star Linus Roache, who plays the upper-class Earl of Manton, tells Zap2it that's not exactly what it is.

"It's not 'Downton at Sea.' 'Downton Abbey' just deals mostly with two levels of society ... whereas this ship, this story, deals with so many different layers," says Roache. "You've got four or five layers. And you're bringing in an international dimension because you've got the Irish, how they relate to the Italians. It's really like viewing the world at that time."

Another obvious comparison that has been made is »

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AfterElton Briefs: Huge "Glee" Spoilers, The Gentlemen's Rant, and There Will Be No "Zigazag Ha" This Year

20 February 2012 4:01 PM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Happy Birthday to Jay Hernandez (above), who turns 34, James Wilby is 54, and Lili Taylor is 45, Lauren Ambrose is 34, Gloria Vanderbilt is 88, and Rihanna is 24. What are your Rihanna favs? I'm not a huge fan, but I do love "Only Girl In The World," "S&M," and "Disturbia."Investigations are underway to find out why a jazz radio station accidentally played five minutes of the soundtrack to a gay porn film. "It appeared to be a recording of two men in a mostly wordless but fairly graphic exchange."Lady Gaga studmiffin Taylor Kinney has been cast as the lead in the NBC firefighter drama pilot Chicago Fire.In ratings news, Amazing Race was up in its return, while Pan Am was up 71% in what was most likely its series finale.Warning: Huge Spoiler Pics For Tomorrow's Glee. You Have Been Warned!Towleroad has video of the ex of Sheriff Paul Babeu interviewed by CNN. »

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