The ninth in their series of collected short films is a fantastic example of why queer cinema is moving out of the closet and into the public eye – without exception, all the shorts featured on BOYS ON FILM 9 stay true to the spirit and purpose of the queer cinema movement, but without alienating heterosexual audiences. This is not only cinema for a minority, but also manages to be cinema that can educate the majority on what it means to be gay.
Whilst Pedro Almodóvar remains the modern maestro of Spanish cinema in both drama and comedy, his latest picture, I'm So Excited starring Javier Cámara, Raúl Arévalo and Carlos Areces as three ultra-camp male airplane stewards fails to fulfil the hype that one expects from an Almodóvar film. We haven't seen straight out comedy since the 1988 global hit, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and in recent years Almodóvar has concentrated on much more intense and provocative pictures like The Skin I Live In (2011), Broken Embraces (2009) and Bad Education (2004).
I Do was one of those films, which the more I think about, the more I really do think I enjoyed. Containing the perfect balance between sexiness and story line, concentrating on Jack Edwards (played by David W. Ross, of 90s boyband BAD BOY INC. fame), a British gay man living in New York City.
Travis Mathews (I Want Your Love) latest has hit headlines recently due to the involvement of Hollywood star, James Franco (Spiderman, Howl, Spring Breakers) who has recently stood up for a wider representation of the LGBT community and gay sex in cinema.
Our friends at Peccadillo Pictures have been kind enough to offer us another great competition. This time, to celebrate the release of last years biggest and most important gay picture, KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, directed by Ira Sachs (Married Life) and starring Thure Lindhardt and Zachary Booth. This film was a runaway hit both in the UK and USA, being showcased at the 56th BFI London Film Festival and being chosen as a Critics' Choice at Time Out on theatrical release last year.