A podcast that looks at LGBT+ cinema of the past and asks what it means today.
Episode 10: All Over the Guy (2001)
Foes to Friends to Lovers is a classic romcom formula. But what happens when the central couple never stops fighting? Dan Bucatinsky’s All Over the Guy pairs two men who make each other miserable in this sour romance.
Episode 9: Bewildered Youth (1957)
When Klaus makes a gay friend his mother panics. This German gay-sploitation film underwent many rewrites to please the censors. Bewildered Youth portrayed sympathetic gay characters long before Hollywood would try.
Episode 8: Were the World Mine (2008)
Tom Gustafson’s musical, Were the World Mine, sets A Midsummer Night’s Dream in a modern high school. Timothy, a bullied teen, casts a spell that makes his tormentors fall in love with people of the same sex. My guest and I have mixed feelings about...
Episode 7: The Boys in the Band (2020)
Joe Mantello directed a remake of Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band for Netflix last year. Eight gay men attend a birthday party. Things fall apart when a surprise guest arrives. This episode contains plot spoilers and strong language.
Episode 6: The Broken Hearts Club (2000)
Greg Berlanti wanted The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy to showcase the gay men he wasn’t seeing represented in mainstream media. The starry cast plays a group of friends in West Hollywood. We discuss our favorite characters and analyze the...
Episode 5: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert follows three drag performers on a road trip across the Australian Outback. The film was a critical and box office hit. It revitalized the careers of stars Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce and Terrence Stamp. But...
Boys in the Band
Excellent Podcast - insightful look at a powerful drama from multiple perspectives. Keep up the good work Paul.