MAMBO ITALIANO


Mambo Italiano is a 2003 gay movie about an Italian immigrant family coming to terms with their son's homosexuality. Angelo Barberini lives with his mother, father and sister in Montreal Canada. At 27 he moves out to live alone. He meets his childhood friend Nino Paventi. Nino is a police officer. He is manly and good looking. The two fall for each other and begin a homosexual affair. Nino moves in with Angelo.
Angelo comes out of the closet to his parents. They are shocked and argue about what and who is to blame for his sexuality. They invite Nino's mother Lina Paventi to discuss it. Lina insists Angelo is the receptive partner in the relationship which upsets Gino Barberini. They get into a fight and part ways.
Word goes round about Angelo's sexual orientation. Nino is uncomfortable because of his job. He was dating girls back in high school. He meets one and they begin dating and soon plan to marry. He abandons his relationship with Angelo insisting he is not gay. He does a wedding which Angelo's parents attend.
Angelo continues with his gay lifestyle and his parents are forced to accept him for who he is.

VICTIM


Victim is a 1961 gay film about a blackmail ring targeting homosexuals in London. Barrett is a young gay man working at a construction site. He is accused of fictitiously drawing salaries for the last seven months. He goes on the run from police officers. He tries to call a prominent lawyer named Melville Farr. The lawyer declines to talk to him. Eventually police arrest him and they highly suspect he is a victim of blackmail. He however refuses to cooperate and hangs himself in the cell.
Melville Farr is called by police after they find newspaper cuttings of him in Barrett's possessions. He tells officers that he knew Barrett because he worked near and had offered him a lift in his car on several occasions. Barrett's friend Eddy is also interrogated after identifying the body. Eddy later finds a letter meant for Barrett which contains a photograph. The photograph is of Barrett and Farr together in a car. Eddy takes it to Farr. Farr realizes Barrett was a victim of blackmail and is very sad he ignored it. He had thought Barrett wanted to blackmail him. He swears to put to justice the blackmailers.
With the help of Eddy, Farr identifies other gay men who are being blackmailed. By then the British anti sodomy laws meant you could be imprisoned for being gay. Non of the victims wants to accept they are being blackmailed for fear of being exposed or sent to prison. Farr goes for the blackmailer which rocks his marriage apart. Together with police officers they lay a trap for the blackmailers. He decides to sacrifice his law career. His homosexuality will be exposed by the blackmailers in court and he will have to loose his standing in the profession. He chooses to risk and the blackmailers are arrested.

PARTNERS


Partners is a 1982 comedy/crime gay movie about two police officers one of whom is gay assigned to investigate a series of murders. Sergeant Benson shows up at the office of his boss chief Wilkins. Behind him is officer Kerwin. Wilkins tells them that they will go undercover as two gay partners to uncover the murder of a gay man. Kerwin is gay and Benson is uneasy with the assignment but he is ordered.
They are given a pink Volkswagen with a flamboyant look. They move into a gay neighborhood and begin interacting with the gay community as they get leads. It is tough and once they are arrested for indecency at a beach. Through associates of the victim they discover there are other unsolved murders.
Benson has to pose for photographs meant for a gay magazine. He falls in love with the lady photographing him. The magazine is published with his photograph on the top cover. Benson begins to sleep with the lady. Kerwin is jealous as he has developed a liking for Benson. Kerwin later discovers that the lady is one of the killers. Benson is too in love to hear Kerwin. The lady is killed by one of her associates who also tries to kill Benson. Kerwin saves Benson.

HEARTBEATS


Heartbeats is a 2010 gay themed movie about two people of the opposite sex who fall for the same man. Francis and Marie are long time friends. Francis is gay. They meet a young man named Nicolas at a party. They both harbor intimate feelings for Nicolas albeit secretly. They both begin interacting with Nicolas more often over a course of several weeks. They both fall in love with him and begin competing for his affection. Non of them however makes his feelings known to Nicolas. Marie and Francis begin to fight over Nicolas and their friendship goes adrift. Nicolas gets fed up by their jealousy and leaves their company. Francis later approaches Nicolas and eventually lets him know the homosexual feelings he has towards him. Nicolas is shocked and asks Francis how he could think that he was gay. Francis is heartbroken. Marie also approaches him later to talk about a love letter he had sent him but Nicolas treats her with dismiss. Marie and Francis decide to mend their friendship and not to let Nicolas come in between them. They begin to ignore him even in public.

THE GRAFFITI ARTIST


The Graffiti Artist is a 2004 gay film about a love affair on the streets between two male artists. Nick is a young gay man who spends his time spraying graffiti on abandoned buildings in Portland. He is a loner until he meets another graffiti artist like him called Jesse. The two become good friends which later becomes an intimate homosexual affair. Jesse is not comfortable with the homosexual incident and runs off leaving Nick back in the streets homeless.

C.R.A.Z.Y.


C.R.A.Z.Y. is a 2005 gay movie about a young boy later man struggling with his homosexuality. Zac is the fourth born in a family of five sons. Zac is special to his mother especially considering he was born on Christmas day. Zac's father is a macho man who wants to see his boys grow up to be masculine and tough. His relationship with Zac changes when he sees him in his mother's clothing. Zac later begins a relationship with a girl named Michelle and his father is happy that he is not gay. He however spots Zac with another man. He orders Zac to attend therapy to cure him from homosexuality. Zac's relationship with Michelle grows until during a brother's wedding when he is accused of kissing another man. His father asks him to leave. Zac only comes back after his brother dies from a drug overdose. It dawns on his father that life is limited and he makes up with Zac.

FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO


For The Bible Tells Me So is a 2007 gay documentary which looks into the interaction of Christianity and homosexuality is USA. It looks into how the bible has been used as a reference to discriminate against gay people. According to the bible being gay is an abomination and punishable by death.

LUCKY BLUE


Lucky Blue is a 2007 short gay movie about two boys from different backgrounds who meet over summer and fall in love. Olle is a quiet boy who has been camping on the same spot for several years with his dad over summer. Barbro always joins them. One summer Barbro comes over with her nephew Kevin. Kevin is an outgoing city boy with a pet bird named Lucky Blue. Olle is preparing a karaoke stand and they get to catch up with Kevin who helps out. One night while drunk Kevin kisses Olle. Kevin is however in denial of his homosexuality and next day he prefers not to talk about it. He avoids Olle who has already developed gay feelings for him. On the night of the karaoke and dance Kevin gets drunk and goes to seduce Olle again. They kiss. Olle goes and sings a love song at the karaoke probably dedicated to Kevin. Kevin decides to stay with Olle for the summer.

HOWL


Howl is a 2010 gay film about Allen Ginsberg who was one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. Allen was gay and struggled with homosexuality given the laws and acceptance at the time. He first came out as gay to Jack who he met in college. His love for Jack made him to begin writing poems. The poems were later published into a book called Howl. Some people saw the book as promoting homosexuality and lacking literal value. A case was lodged in the court accusing the publisher of selling obscene material. The judge finds that although the book might be vulgar the words are important for the context of the poem. He finds the defendant not guilty of obscenity. Allen's biggest fear was his dad reading the poems and what he would think about them. Allen later embraced his homosexuality after years of denial and mental illness. He lived the rest of his life with his gay partner Peter.

BILLY'S DAD IS A FUDGE-PACKER!


This is a 2004 short gay themed comedy with sexual innuendos. Billy is a school going boy who has to write an essay for the upcoming career day in school. He is not sure if he wants to be a policeman or cowboy when he grows up. His father who is a lead supervisor in a local candy factory tries to explain his work to Billy. The explanation alludes to the fact that Billy's dad is a fudge packer in the factory. Fudge packer in modern slang means a man who has anal sex with another. It is usually meant to be derogatory to gay men. The film also shows the generosity a neighborhood lady has towards Billy's mother. It alludes that the woman is a lesbian who engages in homosexual acts with neighborhood housewives.