LIVE. LOVE. EAT. Tired of being invisible in a bland marriage, Emma moves in with her son Elliot, in his downtown LA loft. Elliot is a chef at a lackluster Chinese restaurant facing foreclosure. Also he is gay and Emma s distaste and denial over this has made strangers of mother and son. But the two need each other now more than ever, and as Emma indulges herself with the encouragement of a saucy new friend, and Elliot confronts his fears of intimacy, the pair find ways to communicate with food where words fail. This auspicious directorial debut from David Au offers a fresh take on life, love and food in the heart of Los Angeles through a deliciously emotional and redemptive story supported by an earnest cast led by Sharon Omi, Teddy Chen Culver, Nicole Sullivan (MADtv) and a surprise moment with George Takei.
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Gay Sex in the 70s pays a steamy visit to the sexually charged period post-Stonewall, pre-AIDS (1969-1981) when gay men experienced an unprecedented sexual freedom. A fun romp through the explicitly sexual world of New York's Christopher St. during the gay rights era, director Joseph Lovett's documentary, Gay Sex in the '70s, consists of still photos of old haunts interspersed with interviews with the men who inhabited them, such as Roger McFarlane, Barton Benes, Tom Bianchi, Alvin Batrop, and Arnie Kantrowitz. Covering June 1969 to June 1981, Gay Sex in the '70s traces the history of pre-AIDS public sex through Stonewall, to the rise of gay culture as we know it today. Incorporating politics with debauched anecdotes of men cruising the piers, fornicating in the backs of trucks, and attending discos, bathhouses, and S&M clubs, the film is entertaining and educational. Some footage of legendary dance clubs, such as Les Mouches, Flamingo, Paradise Garage, and Studio 54, make this a good movie to watch even for straight disco aficionados. In fact, this film could have benefited from more historical live footage, as it relies too heavily on its interviewees. As a result, Gay Sex in the '70s at times suffers from sentimentality. But its friendly exploration into what one man called "the golden age of brotherhood and liberty" leaves a comforting feeling, as if listening to reminiscences from granddad. --Trinie Dalton
See the heartthrobs from Glee, Teen Wolf and Twilight all in one movie! From talented director Quentin Lee, White Frog is a universal story of the power of family, friendship and love. This deeply moving family drama tells the tale of Nick (Twilight s Booboo Stewart), a young teen with Asperger s syndrome. When his big brother Chaz (Glee s Harry Shum Jr.) passes away in a tragic accident, Chaz s friends comfort young Nick as he gradually discovers the truth Chaz was gay, but afraid to come out to their very traditional Chinese American parents (BD Wong and Joan Chen). The film s terrific all star cast also includes Gregg Sulkin (TV s Wizards of Waverly Place ), Tyler Posey (TV s Teen Wolf ) and Kelly Hu (X2, TV s The Vampire Diaries ).
A fast-paced revenge comedy starring RuPaul s Drag Race winner Bianca Del Rio (comic Roy Haylock). When Richard, a New York teacher, can t find work, he accepts a position in a small Texas school. Almost immediately, they suss out that he is gay, and fire him. Later, Richard dons a new identity as the sharp-tongued and utterly hilarious Bianca, and returns to the school to wreak havoc. As everyone quickly learns, this is one teacher you definitely do NOT want to cross.
"She got picked up at her own husband's funeral!" She is Pearl Berman, a not-so-inconsolable widow whose emotionally barren life and dysfunctional family get a joyous kick in the pants when a handsome Italian confesses that for 23 years he's loved her from afar. And now it's time for a closeup. As love turns Pearl luminescent, her disgruntled daughters and mother also discover that happiness is worth waiting for. Best Actress Academy Award(r) winners* Shirley MacLaine, Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy and Best Supporting Actress Oscar(r) winner* Marcia Gay Harden join Italian film great Marcello Mastroianni as the talented people who make Used People a funny, tearful, all-star celebration of life and love.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.
In this sexy, intelligent and emotional Israeli film set in Tel Aviv in 1989, Boaz (male model Yoav Reuveni) is a linguistics student committed to his loving girlfriend, Noa (Moran Rosenblatt). But soon Boaz questions his life when he begins receiving a series of obsessive love letters from another man. They expose the inner world of their author, who is deeply closeted and seems to know everything about him, including Boaz s past attraction to other men. As the letters progressively consume his daily thoughts, paranoia soon sets in, making everyone around him a potential suspect. As his world unravels, Boaz must come to terms with his inner demons in order to finally accept his true self.
Drag Becomes Him provides an intimate glimpse inside the life of internationally acclaimed drag performer Jinkx Monsoon.This raw and affectionate film follows the passionate pursuits that transformed a working class boy in a struggling family to an illustrious performer on a global stage.Influenced by a grandmother with charm school polish, Jerick Hoffer learned to fuse the sophistication of a southern belle with the crass behavior of a working girl. Jinkx Monsoon has what RuPaul describes as â€œa stage left, off center kind of quality.â€Drag Becomes Him follows Jinkxâ€™s trajectory from a small stage in Portland, Oregon through a growing career in Seattle to the relinquishing of the crown one year after winning RuPaulâ€™s Drag Race.Expanded from the acclaimed five-part web series of the same name, this cherished portrayal of Jinkx Monsoon peels back the layers on one of the brightest stars on the drag circuit.Drag Becomes Him is directed by Alex Berry and produced by Basil Shadid and Dual Power Productions.Jerick Hoffer (a.k.a., Jinkx Monsoon) is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer and graduate of Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. As early as 2006, he appeared as the lead dancer in the worldâ€™s largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theatres, playing Moritz in Spring Awakening (Balagan Theatre) and Angel in RENT (5th Avenue Theatre). After starring in the crit...
Mark has been with his boyfriend Jonah for 3 years. When Mark receives news of his father's death, cracks begin to show between the two. Jonah suggests Mark go back on anti-depressants, but Mark makes an appointment with a couple's counselor instead. When exercises fail to work, Mark caves and begins to take medication. Things improve until Mark has a severe panic attack. At therapy, mark questions if he truly loves Jonah anymore. returning home, he is confronted by his estranged sister. mark re-connects with her and considers being a part of his family again. At a final therapy session, Mark ends the relationship. Months later, they meet at their friends wedding, where Mark expresses his gratitude for their time together. DVD EXTRAS include Cast Auditions, Cast Interviews, Festival Footage.