Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident... See full summary »
Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very ... See full summary »
Frank Ripploh is a bit of a rascal: he's a bearded and shaggy-haired teacher, and he's gay with a very active sex life and an interest in making films. He keeps his personal life and ... See full summary »
A man is out to kill a person he swore on his best friend's death bed to protect. CHRIS JENSEN is torn between his allegiance to his fallen friend, TYLER TOWNSEND, who died in Afghanistan ... See full summary »
Sean Paul Lockhart
Sean Paul Lockhart,
This visually stunning directorial debut is set in a place lost in time in northern Argentina. Alvaro is a gay man whose is an outsider. He works for the violent El Turo, a captain of the ... See full summary »
Fifteen-year-old Beni falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, Beni is willing to follow him where ever he takes him. But Fögi is a drug addict and pulls Beni ... See full summary »
Urs Peter Halter
This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties... See full summary »
Marcial Di Fonzo Bo,
Travis is a pretty, hunky young amateur boxer who needs to win his way out of Southside, a no-hope hole in a post-industrial wasteland, to the promised land of Las Vegas (no less). Jacko is his best friend, older and a serial loser loathed by both Travis's coach and his girlfriend. Throw in doting mother and tyrannical Alpha-male father unable to put meat on the table. To punch his way to Vegas, Travis has to defeat Sangster, another pretty boy with whom he has an unsettling pre-fight encounter in the men's room, unaware it is his opponent. The rest of the movie spirals off in a riot of homophobia vs tacit homosexuality, which leaves corpses in the street and the most implausible and extended locker room conversation imaginable - above all after a fight.
This movie deserved a better plot. It starts so well, unforgettable location shots, good music, strong first scenes, good performances. It is nearly always nice to look at, but the story trails off into near farcical implausibility you can't expect even best buddies to behave this way, or believe the fight-winning potential of the guilty secret that emerges.
Curiously 'A Cock and Bull Story' is based on a play of the same name by Richard Crowe and Richard Zauduc (yes, exactly) - so you are warned that it will be long on words, short on action. Is it possible the authors. dazzled by pink innuendo, forgot the title's main meaning? Because that is what A Cock and Bull Story richly lives up to.
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