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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The Younger 2015

The Younger 2015

The Younger 2015
44min | Short, Drama | 2015

Synopsis:

Hao became a male masseur to make ends meet and pay for his grandmother’s costly medication caused by her recent stroke and her Alzheimer’s. The job forced him to deal with his previously suppressed sexual urges for men. Hao begins to lose the balance he once had with family, work, and himself.

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Boy Undone 2017

Boy Undone 2017

Boy Undone 2017
Memorias de lo que no fue (original title)
1h 56min | Drama, Thriller | 29 May 2018 (USA)

Storyline:

Two young men spend the night together after meeting the previous evening in a notorious gay club. The next day, however, the host wakes to find the boy he picked up bewildered and confused, unable to remember his name or anything about his past. Lacking any type of identification or obvious clues, the boys begin to search for the truth among fragments of memories that may or may not prove reliable. A chilling homoerotic thriller, BOY UNDONE is queer guerrilla filmmaking at its most intense.

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I Am Trash 2014

I Am Trash 2014

I Am Trash 2014
1h 37min | Drama | September 2014 (USA)

Plot:

Three adult sons have been struggling to achieve some sort of normal routine after their father was sent to prison for the horrific sexual assault of an underage girl. Their lives are thrown into radical disarray when dad finishes his time and returns to the family home. That the victim’s father is awaiting the return outside their door with a knife is certainly of no help to their situation… but it’s not like things are going so well otherwise, with the three sons a virtual compendium of sexual dysfunctions in their own right.

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All Yours 2014

All Yours 2014

All Yours 2014
Je suis à toi (original title)
Unrated | 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 November 2014 (Belgium)

Storyline:

Lucas, a poor young Argentinean, does all he can to survive in Buenos Aires. On the internet, he meets Henry, a Belgian baker who suffers from loneliness and who dreams of saving him from prostitution. Lucas crosses the Atlantic and arrives in a small village in Belgium to become Henry’s apprentice, but he soon feels like a prisoner. Audrey, the bakery saleswoman, has everything to please him, but she refuses to.

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