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1. Shortbus (2006)

Unrated | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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64 Metascore

A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy, Paul Dawson

Votes: 27,417 | Gross: $1.98M

2. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 77,770 | Gross: $11.53M

3. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert

Votes: 37,138 | Gross: $6.40M

4. Mysterious Skin (2004)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama

7.7
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73 Metascore

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison

Votes: 56,975 | Gross: $0.70M

5. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 124 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

Votes: 27,832 | Gross: $1.04M

6. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

A transsexual punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 26,377 | Gross: $3.03M

7. Stranger by the Lake (2013)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

6.9
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82 Metascore

Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway.

Director: Alain Guiraudie | Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao, Jérôme Chappatte

Votes: 9,170 | Gross: $0.32M

8. Far from Heaven (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 36,619 | Gross: $15.85M

9. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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81 Metascore

C.R.A.Z.Y. Extraordinary lives of ordinary people in search of love and happiness - that's the premise of "C.R.A.Z.Y", a family drama unlike any other.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 27,335

10. Suicide Room (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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After suffering extreme humiliation at school, Dominik holes himself up in his room and begins spending all his time in a virtual reality chat room.

Director: Jan Komasa | Stars: Jakub Gierszal, Roma Gasiorowska, Agata Kulesza, Krzysztof Pieczynski

Votes: 6,193

11. The Doom Generation (1995)

R | 83 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.9
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Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Rose McGowan, Johnathon Schaech, Cress Williams

Votes: 11,435 | Gross: $0.26M

12. Dare (2009)

R | 92 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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54 Metascore

A drama centered around three high school seniors - an aspiring actress, her misfit best friend, and a loner - who become engaged in an intimate and complicated relationship.

Director: Adam Salky | Stars: Emmy Rossum, Zach Gilford, Ashley Springer, Cady Huffman

Votes: 3,565

13. Eating Out (I) (2004)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.9
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28 Metascore

After getting dumped by his slutty girlfriend, Caleb falls in love with Gwen. However, thanks to Caleb's roommate, Gwen thinks he's gay and sets him up with her roommate, Marc.

Director: Q. Allan Brocka | Stars: Scott Lunsford, Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands, Rebekah Kochan

Votes: 5,054

14. Nowhere (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.4
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Follows a day in the lives of a group of high school kids Los Angeles and the strange lives they lead.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 6,687 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Dostana (2008)

Unrated | 145 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Two straight guys pretend to be gay in order to secure a Miami apartment. When both of them fall for their roommate Neha, hilarity ensues as they strive to convince one and all that they're gay, secretly trying to win her heart.

Director: Tarun Mansukhani | Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham, Priyanka Chopra, Kiron Kher

Votes: 10,768 | Gross: $1.24M

16. Safe (1995)

R | 119 min | Drama

7.1
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76 Metascore

An affluent and unexceptional homemaker in the suburbs develops multiple chemical sensitivity.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Dean Norris, Julie Burgess

Votes: 8,506 | Gross: $0.51M

17. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

4.3
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28 Metascore

Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the US from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising and her NY agent 'the Countess' sends her to his ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Pat Morita, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 6,163 | Gross: $1.71M

18. White Frog (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

6.9
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Twilight's Booboo Stewart plays a neglected teen trying to make it through each day after tragedy strikes.

Director: Quentin Lee | Stars: Booboo Stewart, Harry Shum Jr., Joan Chen, BD Wong

Votes: 1,514

19. Boy Culture (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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56 Metascore

A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.

Director: Q. Allan Brocka | Stars: Derek Magyar, George Jonson, Patrick Bauchau, Darryl Stephens

Votes: 4,675 | Gross: $0.22M

20. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

8.1
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée, David The Father Xtravaganza

Votes: 4,076 | Gross: $3.78M

21. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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55 Metascore

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Votes: 3,740 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (2006)

Not Rated | 79 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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39 Metascore

After Marc dumps him, Kyle unites with Gwen and Tiffani to land sexually confused art model Troy by pretending to be straight. However, Marc wants Troy, too, and members from a notorious "ex-gay" group are slipping for the both of them.

Director: Phillip J. Bartell | Stars: Jim Verraros, Emily Brooke Hands, Rebekah Kochan, Brett Chukerman

Votes: 3,066

23. Longhorns (2011)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.4
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Back in 1982, a Texas University student who was curious about the male sex fantasies he had been having, decides he needs to hook up with an out gay student on campus.

Director: David Lewis | Stars: Jacob Newton, Derek Efrain Villanueva, Dylan Vox, Kevin Held

Votes: 1,052

24. Eating Out: All You Can Eat (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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24 Metascore

A gay Internet connection is made, but entanglements ensue due to hiding behind the name and photo of a straight male stripper who happens to return to the area.

Director: Glenn Gaylord | Stars: Rebekah Kochan, Daniel Skelton, Chris Salvatore, Michael E.R. Walker

Votes: 2,408

25. The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.

Director: Maria Maggenti | Stars: Laurel Holloman, Nicole Ari Parker, Maggie Moore, Kate Stafford

Votes: 3,519 | Gross: $1.98M

26. Just a Question of Love (2000 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.

Director: Christian Faure | Stars: Cyrille Thouvenin, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié, Éva Darlan, Caroline Veyt

Votes: 4,316

27. The Bubble (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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61 Metascore

The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the ... See full summary »

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yousef 'Joe' Sweid, Daniella Wircer, Alon Friedman

Votes: 4,716 | Gross: $0.16M

28. Seashore (2015)

Unrated | 83 min | Drama

5.7
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Two boys on the edge of adulthood find themselves exploring their relationship.

Directors: Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon | Stars: Mateus Almada, Maurício Barcellos, Elisa Brittes, Fernando Hart

Votes: 1,081

29. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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It is 1950s Nevada, and Professor Vivian Bell arrives to get a divorce. She's unsatisfied with her marriage, and feels out of place at the ranch she stays on, she finds herself increasingly... See full summary »

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Votes: 3,245 | Gross: $2.49M

30. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ya-Lei Kuei, Sihung Lung

Votes: 10,852 | Gross: $6.93M

31. The Boys in the Band (1970)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Kenneth Nelson, Peter White, Leonard Frey, Frederick Combs

Votes: 2,857

32. The Falls (II) (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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The Falls is a feature film about two missionaries that fall in love while on their mission. RJ travels to a small town in Oregon with Elder Merrill to serve their mission and teach the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Garcia | Stars: Nick Ferrucci, Benjamin Farmer, Brian Allard, Quinn Allan

Votes: 1,329

33. The Raspberry Reich (2004)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy

5.6
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45 Metascore

A left-wing terrorist group, consisting of several homosexual men and a female leader, kidnaps the son of a wealthy industrialist.

Director: Bruce La Bruce | Stars: Susanne Sachße, Daniel Bätscher, Andreas Rupprecht, Dean Monroe

Votes: 1,171

34. You Are Not Alone (1978)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school.

Directors: Ernst Johansen, Lasse Nielsen | Stars: Anders Agensø, Peter Bjerg, Ove Sprogøe, Elin Reimer

Votes: 3,278

35. Longtime Companion (1989)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.

Director: Norman René | Stars: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins, Bruce Davison

Votes: 4,288 | Gross: $4.61M

36. Eyes Wide Open (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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70 Metascore

A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community.

Director: Haim Tabakman | Stars: Zohar Shtrauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbell, Tzahi Grad

Votes: 4,946 | Gross: $0.03M

37. The Ornithologist (2016)

117 min | Drama

6.6
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Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.

Director: João Pedro Rodrigues | Stars: João Pedro Rodrigues, Paul Hamy, Juliane Elting, Xelo Cagiao

Votes: 10

38. Kiss the Bride (2007)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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In high school, Matt and Ryan were best friends. More than friends, actually. But in the ensuing ten years, they've lost contact. So when Matt receives an invitation to Ryan's wedding he's ... See full summary »

Director: C. Jay Cox | Stars: Tori Spelling, Philipp Karner, James O'Shea, Joanna Cassidy

Votes: 1,361 | Gross: $0.03M

39. All Over Me (1997)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Sichel | Stars: Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Cole Hauser, Wilson Cruz

Votes: 2,738 | Gross: $0.15M

40. For a Lost Soldier (1992)

92 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy.

Director: Roeland Kerbosch | Stars: Maarten Smit, Andrew Kelley, Jeroen Krabbé, Freark Smink

Votes: 3,629 | Gross: $0.39M

41. Poison (1991)

NC-17 | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.5
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Three intercut stories about outsiders, sex and violence. In "Hero," Richie, at age 7, kills his father and flies away. After the event, a documentary in cheesy lurid colors asks what ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Edith Meeks, Larry Maxwell, Susan Norman, Millie White

Votes: 2,498 | Gross: $0.61M

42. I, Olga Hepnarová (2016)

105 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.9
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"My verdict is: I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death penalty." Those were the famous words of the 22-year-old mass murderer Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.

Directors: Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb | Stars: Michalina Olszanska, Martin Pechlát, Klára Melísková, Marika Soposká

Votes: 392

43. The War Boys (2009)

Unrated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Three young vigilantes huddle on la linea ready to chase illegals back across the border into Mexico... but they soon learn that there are borderlines deep within each one of them that each of them has to cross.

Director: Ron Daniels | Stars: Victor Rasuk, Brian J. Smith, Benjamin Walker, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 1,210

44. Edward II (1991)

R | 87 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.0
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In this Derek Jarman version of Christopher Marlowe's Elizabethan drama, in modern costumes and settings, Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Steven Waddington, Kevin Collins, Andrew Tiernan, John Lynch

Votes: 1,896 | Gross: $0.69M

45. Dare (2005)

Not Rated | 16 min | Drama, Short

6.7
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High school senior Ben secretly lusts after bad boy classmate Johnny. After Ben gives Johnny a ride home one night, the boys end up in Johnny's swimming pool and have an encounter that breaks the rules and blows Ben's mind.

Director: Adam Salky | Stars: Adam Fleming, Michael Cassidy, Marla Burkholder, Terry Guerin

Votes: 1,073

46. Mala Noche (1986)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

6.7
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A story of amour fou. Walt is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn't even speak any English and finds Walt really... See full summary »

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Tim Streeter, Doug Cooeyate, Ray Monge, Nyla McCarthy

Votes: 2,759

47. Head On (1998)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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A 19 year old Greek Australian youth struggles with his sexual identity and has one clumsy heterosexual and several homosexual encounters.

Director: Ana Kokkinos | Stars: Alex Dimitriades, Julian Garner, Elena Mandalis, Tony Nikolakopoulos

Votes: 3,185 | Gross: $0.38M

48. Sebastiane (1976)

X | 86 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Reassigned to a lowly outpost, a Roman guard's Christian beliefs clash with his gay commander's desire for closeness. Being tortured becomes pleasurable.

Directors: Paul Humfress, Derek Jarman | Stars: Leonardo Treviglio, Barney James, Neil Kennedy, Richard Warwick

Votes: 1,864

49. Beauty (2011)

99 min | Drama

6.2
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Portrait of a closeted gay husband/father living a life of quiet middle-aged desperation who becomes fixated on a friend's handsome collegiate son, leading to an incident.

Director: Oliver Hermanus | Stars: Deon Lotz, Charlie Keegan, Michelle Scott, Albert Maritz

Votes: 1,366

50. Bad Boy Street (2012)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Gay older Parisian takes home a drunken American found in the street. A romantic connection forms despite the younger man's secret - he's famous.

Director: Todd Verow | Stars: Yann de Monterno, Florence d'Azémar, Kevin Miranda, Cyril Legann

Votes: 737