March's movie picks
You never find what satisfies our hunger toward gay-ego films anymore! If never, maybe hard to tackle down even! What about those homo rom-coms? Does everything has to be chic flicks where there’s no gay-love? Well this month’s list is very exciting, starting by Heather Graham’s lesbian flick, “Gray Matters”, which you’ll actually enjoy watching, whether you’re a guy or a girl, also our Online Special pick for this list, “Prayers For Bobby” which will touch you very deeply in ways you could never imagine, since it discusses the issue of acceptance toward homosexuality in a religious environment. The movies we listed to you are actually available here in Jo’s DVD stores, Amman’s downtown DVD shops and in selective DVD shops up town. So list them down on a paper, go to your regular DVD shop and pack them up to watch them in cozy home sweet home!
Tom Ripley, a young New York men's room attendant, who is befriended by the father of a spoiled playboy, Dickie Greenleaf. Dickie's father sends Tom to track down his son in Venice and return him to his family in America. Tom, whose talents include forgery and impersonating voices, charms his way into the lives of Dickie and his girlfriend Marge. Tom's immediate attraction to Dickie makes apparent his desire to be anyone but himself, and as the friendship develops, his true character begins to emerge. As Dickie grows tired and suspicious of his new acquaintance, Tom sees his new life slipping away. Unwilling to return to his old lifestyle, he takes extreme measures in order to ensure his place in the privileged world that he has grown to love.
(Note: many signs had Foreshadowed Tom’s homosexuality, starting with the unsettling attraction with Dickie...).
Starring: Matt Damon, Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Online Special: Prayers for Bobby is a TV-movie that is based on the book (Prayers for Bobby: A Mother's Coming to Terms with the Suicide of Her Gay Son) which is itself based on the true story of the life and legacy Bobby Griffith, a young gay guy who killed himself due to his mother's and community's religious intolerance. Mary, the mother who realizes it’s too late that unconditional love for her gay son is far more important than her faith in a homophobic, vindictive and judgmental society, portraying the rigidly devout and ultimately devastated mother with a raw intensity and passion.
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley
(Note: A tissue grabber! It feels like the kind of movie that really could make a difference in the lives of actual moms and dads struggling to come to grips with a gay child's lifestyle. The final scene of the film features the song "Here I Am," by Leona Lewis. you could easily just watch the full movie online on WiseVid.com, start here, click to confirm and watch (here>)).