A beautiful, if ambitious and amoral, youth is tapped to become the lover of a powerful senator. The young man quickly realizes that he can hold this place, with all its perks, only as long... See full summary »
Set against the background of a broken U.S. immigration system, En Algun Lugar is a love story between two young men, Abel & Diego. When tragedy strikes and Diego's immigration status is ... See full summary »
Sidney B. Avila
This is a documentary about the history of homosexuality in a rural and religious part of America, with particular emphasis on a small local gay bar.
Instead of just focusing on the history of one gay bar, as a title suggests, it looks at the recent events related to homosexuality in the area. It tries to cover a bit of everything. It covers the tragedy of gay bashing, and the brutal murder of a young gay man. It covers the strong anti-gay stance of the local church. As a result, the negativity is both alarming and disturbing. Fortunately, to balance the tragic melancholy, it covers the joy of people having fun and meeting partners in the bar. It also empowers gay people to come out and live the life they want, as shown in the interview of a few drag queens in the limousine.
This is a comprehensive documentary of gay life in a rural part of America. I can imagine the difficulty in making this, and I do commend the filmmakers for their effort.
15 of 18 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this