L’échappée sauvage 2017

L'échappée sauvage 2017

L’échappée sauvage 2017
16min | Short, Drama, Music | 7 June 2017 (France)

Storyline:

On a warm and clear summer day in the 50s, a proud and graceful city boy meets two mischievous, free country kids. It opens up a window on a whole new world; his journey under the sun will bring him closer to nature and the harbingers of love.

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Los Placeres Ocultos 1977

Los Placeres Ocultos 1977

Los Placeres Ocultos 1977
1h 35min | Drama | April 1986 (USA)

Storyline:

A closeted banker, middle-aged and successful, falls madly in love with a poor but handsome 18-year-old student with devastating consequences for the young man. An updating of Death in Venice.

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Proud 2018

Proud 2018

Proud 2018
Fiertés (original title)
Drama | TV Mini-Series (2018– )

User review:

First, this is so safe and timid, one has to wonder why this was produced and aired on Arte and not France 2. Let’s admit they tried (very clumsily) to embrace a large audience. Still, if the third episode wasn’t set in 2013, you could swear this was produced in the 90’s. Fiertés (what a badly chosen title, considering the result) only is the mostly joyless depiction of the many pains that a gay man has to go through – as if a gay life was only a life of pain. But the worse part is that this limited series (pun intended) almost always choses the side of the heterosexual characters over the gay ones. As if asking for empathy from a straight audience toward gay men was impossible. Finally, the pace is severely lacking, everything is toned down to the point of total blandness, and the depiction of the working class is laughable. A serious misfire.

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Love, Simon 2018

Love, Simon 2018

Love, Simon 2018
PG-13 | 1h 50min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 16 March 2018 (USA)

Storyline:

A young coming-of-age tale about a teenage boy, Simon Spier, goes through a different kind of Romeo and Juliet story. Simon has a love connection with a boy, Blue, by email, but the only problem is that Simon has no idea who he’s talking to. Simon must discover who that boy is–who Blue is. Along the way, he tries to find himself as well.

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A Wrinkle in Time 2018

A Wrinkle in Time 2018

A Wrinkle in Time 2018
PG | 1h 49min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy | 9 March 2018 (USA)

Storyline:

Following the discovery of a new form of space travel as well as Meg’s father’s disappearance, she, her brother, and her friend must join three magical beings – Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which – to travel across the universe to rescue him from a terrible evil.

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Gabriel 2014

Gabriel 2014

Gabriel 2014
Not Rated | 22min | Short, Drama, Family | 23 August 2014 (Canada)

Storyline:

Gabriel, a 32-year-old Spanish man lives in Germany with his boyfriend Lars, far away from his conservative family. Time and again he remembers his childhood in daydreams.

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Pipe Dream 2015

Pipe Dream 2015

Pipe Dream 2015
14min | Short, Comedy, Romance | 4 April 2015 (USA)

Storyline:

PETER EPSTEIN-TAKAHASHI is a 16 year-old High School Mock Trial star and resident nerd. After winning a mock-trial competition his girlfriend of two weeks, the decidedly more popular (but equally as witty), LUCILLE, offers to give him the greatest gift that any young man in the cusp of adulthood can possibly receive (blame Cosmo!): his first blow-job. Problem is, Peter has a small dick… or so he thinks. With the support of his hipper-than-hip gay DADS and a vaguely sci-fi-looking penis pump, Peter must use all his tools to measure up against the highly unrealistic expectations of a hyper-masculinized misogynistic society. But as the old cliché goes, sometimes in this world, it’s not the size that matters, it’s definitely how you use it.

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Patrick Melrose 2018

Patrick Melrose 2018

Patrick Melrose 2018
1h | Drama | TV Mini-Series (2018)

Storyline:

This five-part limited series based on the acclaimed novels by Edward St. Aubyn, tracks Patrick Melrose (Benedict Cumberbatch) from a privileged but deeply traumatic childhood in the South of France, through severe substance abuse in his twenties in New York and, ultimately, toward recovery back home in Britain.

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