Monday, 14 April 2014

Musto/Hofler: The 10 Gayest Movies Ever Made!

The reason these works were so gay is that even if they only included quick images or coded references, they were revolutionary at the time, moving things well into the future with their groundbreaking sexuality. And some of them were less apologetic than others, blazing trails with LGBT wildness that hasn’t necessarily been topped (or even bottomed) all these decades later.

Robert Hofler—the critic who’s written books about gay Hollywood figures Rock Hudson and Allan Carr—knows this topic better than anyone. His recently released book Sexplosion: From Andy Warhol To A Clockwork Orange, How a Generation of Pop Rebels Broke All The Taboos is a well received study of the fiery, liberating culture that seized audiences from 1968 to ’73, when we were all either young or unborn. I asked Hofler for his 10 gayest films, and he obliged, also supplying background information and other welcome accessories. So take off your 3D glasses and let’s dance into the time tunnel of social tumult and other earthly delights. Here are the big 10...

Michael Musto via The Advocate.

I won't spoil the magic - so read on here...

1 comment:

  1. It's interesting to learn that Death In Venice might not have made the cut but for Visconti standing firm when Warner Brothers pushed to cast Tadzio as a female character.