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Books & DVDs: Movies & Television - LGBT
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Adventures in the Gender Trade: A Case for Diversity
Call Number: HQ77.7 .A38 2003
"Kate Bornstein, writer and performer, was born a man. This documentary presents her frank account of her personal journey from unhappy boy child into liberated transsexual lesbian. Intercut with her satiric night club act called "Hidden: a gender", are the stories of a wide range of people who refused to have their identity defined by whether they were born male or female."--Case.
Call Number: HQ77.7 .A744 2012
"This special takes us firsthand into the daily lives of three people who are transgender, revealing a remarkable slice of life. "
Angels in America
Call Number: PN1992.8.F5 A52 2004 DVD
"Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. "
Call Number: PN1997 .A576 2013
"An elderly, exiled British spy remembers his days at an English boarding school in the 1930s. In school, he fell in love with a male classmate, explored his homosexuality, and was exposed to Marxist ideas, both contributing to his activities as a spy. Based on the life of former Cambridge spy Guy Burgess."
Any Day Now
Call Number: PN1997.2 .A6577 2013
"When a teenager with Down syndrome is abandoned by his mother, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the loving family he's never had. But when their living arrangement is discovered, the men are forced to fight a biased legal system to save the life of the child they have come to love as their own."
Call Number: PN1997 .B3622 2003
"Set in London's lower class suburbs, this is an urban slice-of-life tale about a gay teen who falls in love with the boy next door."
Becoming Me: The Gender Within
Call Number: HQ77.9 .B398 2009
"... five transgendered individuals between the ages of 20 and 50 speak openly about what it has meant to them to be transgendered..."
Before Stonewall : The Making of a Gay and Lesbian Community
Call Number: HQ76.8.U5 B44 2000
"Traces the social, political and cultural history of homosexuality in America from the 1920s to 1969; the beginning of the Gay Liberation Movement after a police raid on Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City; and the three-day riot that followed." Videodisc release of the 1985 documentary film; originally produced in 1984.
Call Number: PN1997.2 .B41 2011
"A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover."
Behind the Candelabra
Call Number: PN1992.77 .B36 2013
"This drama recreates the glittering private world of Liberace, the flamboyant, phenomenally successful entertainer whose extravagant costumes, trademark candelabra, and elaborate stage shows made him the most bankable entertainer of his time."
Call Number: PN1997 .B462 2003
"Pursued and captured by the Nazis because he is gay, Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish to avoid even worse persecution. There he meets another gay prisoner and learns a life-altering lesson about human love."
Call Number: PN1997 .B5093 2015 Blu-ray
"Henry Hart, thirty-something and gay, returns to his childhood Montana home to confront his unrequited passion for his high school best friend."
A Bigger Splash
Call Number: ND468 .B544 2006
"1971: the artist David Hockney is well on his way to art world super-stardom. Filmmaker Jack Hazan, camera rolling, follows Hockney from London to New York to Los Angeles--capturing the artist as he struggles to create what would prove to be some of his most enduring works: those featuring Hockney's model and lover, Peter Schlesinger. Straddling the boundary between documentary and fiction, A bigger splash tells the story of Hockney's breakup with Schlesinger and its effect on Hockney, his work, and his close circle of friends"--Container.
Blue is the Warmest Color
Call Number: PN1997.2 .B58 2013
"Blue is the Warmest Color stars the remarkable newcomer Adèle Exarchopoulos as a high schooler who, much to her own surprise, plunges into a thrilling relationship with a female twentysomething art student, played by Léa Seydoux."
Boy's Don't Cry
Call Number: PN1995.9.S47 B69 2002
"Teena Brandon alters her appearance to appear as a man, and assumes the name Brandon Teena. She moves to a tiny Nebraska town and begins making new friends under her new identity. All goes well until her new friends discover her secret. Based on a true story about hope, fear, and the courage it takes to be yourself." Academy Award: Best actress (Swank)
Call Number: Varies
Collections of short films featuring gay men.
Boy I Am
Call Number: HQ77.95.U6 B69 2007
"Follows the transitions of Nicco, Norie and Keegan, three young New Yorkers from different race and class backgrounds, as they prepare for and undergo female to male transition surgery. Their stories are interspersed with interviews with lesbians, activists and theorists who engage with the often-contentious questions and issues that are raised within the queer and feminist communities but are rarely discussed openly."
The Boys in the Band
Call Number: PN1997 .B679972 2008
"A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan."
Call Number: KF539 .B75 2013
"Shane Bitney Crone's plans to marry Tom Bridegroom in California after the same-sex marriage law is passed takes a tragic turn when his partner of six years is killed and his family refuses him from attending the funeral."
Call Number: PN1995.9.L6 B76 2006
"It's 1963, a time in the United States when life was simple, straightforward and the lines between the sexes and sex roles were crisply drawn and severely delineated. Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist find themselves thrown together when they are hired to tend sheep in the remote area of Brokeback Mountain, Wyoming. Because of the job, the two are forced to spend many hours together alone in the wild. Ennis and Jack are inexorably drawn to each other through their proximity, loneliness and through a shared lack of tenderness and emotion in their lives and are emotionally, physically and psychically bonded to each other almost from the start."
Call Number: PN1997.2 .B83354 2007
"Three young Israelis, two guys, Yali and Noam, and a girl, Lulu, share an apartment in Tel Aviv's hippest neighborhood. Noam meets and falls in love with a Palestinian man and he and his friends conspire to help Ashraf stay on in Tel Aviv illegally."
But I'm a Cheerleader
Call Number: PN1997 .B88 2003
"Megan's super normal suburban existence is filled with friends, pom-poms and rah-rah enthusiasm until her parents suspect that she may be showing deviant tendencies."
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof
Call Number: PN1997.85 .C386 2006
"A story of deception which is destroying a patriarchal Southern family as its members gather for the imminent demise of their "Big Daddy.""
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1958.
Call Number: PN1997.2 .C5348 2015
"Zurich: 1958. A bashful teacher and a German cabaret artist get to know one another in the Swiss underground organization called "Der Kreis". As the two dissimilar men defend their love, they witness the heyday and decline of this Europe-wide pioneering organization for gay emancipation."
Call Number: PN1997 .C631 2001
"Against the background of the East German society's prejudice against homosexual relationships, Philip, a high school teacher with a pregnant girl friend, discovers he loves Matthias."
Daddy & Papa
Call Number: HQ 76.13 D33 2006
"A documentary exploring the personal, cultural, and political impact of gay men who are making a decision that is at once traditional and revolutionary: to raise children themselves. "
Call Number: HQ76.8.D48 D36 2005
""[This film] is the first documentary to deeply explore the lives of gay and lesbian people in non-western cultures. Traveling to five different continents, we hear the heartbreaking and triumphant stories of gays and lesbians from Egypt, Honduras, Kenya, Thailand and elsewhere, where most occurrences of oppression receive no media coverage at all.""
David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
Call Number: N6797.H57 D383 2009
"Filmed over three years, this documentary is an unprecedented record of a major artist at work. "
Do I Sound Gay?
Call Number: HQ76 .D5945 2015
"After a break-up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe embarks on a hilarious and touching journey of self-discovery, confronting his anxiety about "sounding gay". Enlisting acting coaches, linguists, friends, family, total strangers, and celebrities, he quickly learns that many people, both gay and straight, often wish for a different voice. "
The Early Works of Cheryl Dunye
Call Number: PN1997.A1 D884 2008
Includes: Janine; She Don't Fade; The Potluck and the Passion; Vanilla Sex; An Untitled Portrait
The Education of Shelby Knox
Call Number: HQ57.5.T4 E383 2006
"Chronicles the efforts of a concerned teenager to bring sex education to the schools in her conservative Texas hometown."
The Fish Child = El Niño Pez
Call Number: PN1997.2 .F573 2011
"Lala, a teenager from the most exclusive suburban neighborhood in Argentina, is in love with Guayi, the family's 20-year-old maid. They hatch a plan to rob Lala's family to fund their dream of living together in Paraguay at the shores of Lake Ypoa. Unexpectedly, however, Guayi is arrested and put in a minors institute near Buenos Aires for a crime she committed long ago. Desperate to be with her girlfriend, Lala hatches a dangerous rescue plan to get her back."
For the Bible Tells Me So
Call Number: BS680.H67 F67 2007
"This documentary tells the stories of five Christian families coming to terms with their gay and lesbian children, in an America where thanks to social forces clashing, the very atmosphere seems filled with hatred, old-fashioned prejudice, and fear of the other."
Gay Revolt at Denver City Council, Oct. 23, 1973: And how it Changed our World
Call Number: HQ76.8.C65 G39 2011
"Denver, 1972. Police harrassment and oppression were a part of gay life. But five people decided it was time for a change and formed the Gay Coalition of Denver. They quickly attracted a dedicated core and formed their gay liberation vision, began outreach, and continued to attract membership. In the winter of 1973, the city's undercover cops arrested hundreds of gay men with the aid of a "Johnny Cash Special" bus."
Call Number: HQ77.7 .G4625 2006
"A look at the lives of several transgender people living in the San Francisco Bay Area, with commentary by experts on the subject."
God Loves Uganda
Call Number: HQ76.3.U33 G633 2014 DVD
"Examines the role played by the American evangelical movement and the International House of Prayer megachurch in the state-sanctioned persecution of homosexuals in Uganda.'
Growing Up Trans
Call Number: HQ77.7 .G76 2015
"An intimate exploration of the struggles and choices facing transgender kids and their parents. Through moving, personal stories of children, parents, and doctors, the film examines new medical interventions increasingly being offered at younger ages."
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Call Number: PN1997.H442 H438 2001
"Hedwig is an ambitious glam-rocker who comes to America determined to find fame, fortune, and his "other half.""
I am a Woman Now
Call Number: HQ77.7 .I2 2012
"The film is about the first generation of transsexuals who had their sex change in Casablanca back in the mid-1950s to 1960s as they take stock of their lives."
The Imitation Game
Call Number: PN1997.2 .I45 2015
A dramatic account of the arrest of Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) for homosexuality based on the Andrew Hodges biography, Alan Turing: The Enigma
Is it Just Me?
Call Number: PN1997.2 .I83 2010
"A young gay man meets another man in an online chat room and accidentally sends him a photo of his roommate, creating a comedy of errors."
I Think I Do
Call Number: PN1995.9.H55 I8 2001
Kissing Jessica Stein
Call Number: PN1997 .K64 2002
"Fed up with her fruitless search for "Mr. Right" and tired of blind dates from hell, attractive journalist Jessica Stein whimsically responds to a classified ad-- from Helen! Making and breaking new rules of dating as they go, the two women muddle through an earnest but hilarious courtship that blurs the lines between friendship and romantic love."
Call Number: PN1997 .L272 2002
"Floating towards an ill-behaved existence, Howie and his crowd begin robbing houses in the middle-class neighborhoods off the Long Island Expressway. Together, he and his best friend Gary break into a place belonging to an old guy named Big John, a local man who is a respected pillar of the community. When Big John fingers Gary for the crime, Howie learns that his pal has been leading the secret, dangerous life of a gay hustler. Subsequently, we also discover that Big John is a pedophile."
La Cage Aux Folles
Call Number: Multiple Copies - Varies
"Renato and Albin--a middle-aged gay couple who are the manager and star performer at a glitzy drag club in Saint-Tropez--agree to hide their sexual identities, along with their flamboyant personalities, when the ultraconservative parents of Renato's son's fiancee come for a visit."
The Laramie Project
Call Number: PN1997.2 .L37 2002
"The reflections of the inhabitants of Laramie, Wyoming after the murder of a 21 year old gay man named Matthew Shepard." Based on the play by Moises Kaufman.
Looking: The Complete First Season
Call Number: PN1992.77 .L664 2015
"The series revolves around three thirty-something friends living in San Francisco, who explore the exciting, sometimes overwhelming, options available to a new generation of gay men."
Call Number: PN1995.9.H55 M38 2004
"E.M. Forrester's story of two Edwardian-era Cambridge students that fall in love, but must make difficult choices between abiding by British society's strict norms regarding homosexuality and following through on their feelings."
Call Number: PN1997.2 .M56 2006
Originally released as a motion picture in 1969.
Modern Nature by
Call Number: Online - Ebook Central
"Iconoclastic and controversial filmmaker Derek Jarman's candid journals."
Call Number: PN1997.2 .M6582 2013
""Does anyone ever forget the time they felt the incredible force of first love? When Mike's English teacher pairs him up for a class assignment on 'Romeo and Juliet' with hot new kid William, Mike can't believe his luck!"
Call Number: PN1997.2 .M6688 2017
"A young black man struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami."
Academy Awards, 2016: Best Motion Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Ali).
Out at Work: A Documentary
Call Number: HF5549.5.S47 O98 2009
"Looks at the lives of three gay workers as they struggle to gain equal rights and eradicate homophobic treatment in the workplace."
Out in the Night
Call Number: F128.9.N4 O87 2014
"The story of 4 friends, out for a night in NYC, who became known as a "Gang of Killer Lesbians" when they defended themselves."--Kickstarter campaign page.
Call Number: PN1995.9.A435 P45 1997
"Story of two competing lawyers who join together to sue a prestigious Philadelphia law firm when the firm fires one of them because he has AIDS."
Portrait of Jason
Call Number: HQ76.27.A37 P67 2014
"This portrait of Jason Holliday, a black gay prostitute who dreams of a career as a nightclub performer, is drawn from twelve consecutive hours of filming in a New York City apartment."
Call Number: PN1997.2 .P87 2011
"A scandal hidden in 19th century Sicily between two young women, Angela and Sara. Angela isn't t like other girls her age, she fears nothing and nobody. She can't hide her feelings for Sara. To maintain the forbidden relationship, she changes her outward appearance to disguise herself as a man. The chains that had imprisoned her existence suddenly disappear and she becomes powerful, but in her heart she never denies her identity as a woman."
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Call Number: PN1997 .R573 2002
"A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof. A couple of ordinary kids have car trouble one dark and rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. They are stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transsexual." Originally produced as a motion picture in 1975.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again
Call Number: PN1997.2 .R6374 2016
"After their car breaks down during a storm, straitlaced couple Brad and Janet find themselves at the eerie castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. The innocent duo's mind-bending adventure escalates when their host, a sexually ambiguous mad scientist, unveils a stunning creation, a buff bodybuilder designed for her pleasure." Originally broadcast on television in 2016.
Call Number: PN1997.2 .R664 2012
"Lukas, 20, is a prisoner in his own body. As a pre-op transgendered person, he is constantly finding himself trapped in uncomfortable, compromising positions. His best friend Ine introduces him to the gay scene in Cologne, where he meets the confident and gorgeous Fabio. The two develop a romantic relationship that tests the boundaries of friendship, sex and love."
She Hate Me
Call Number: PN1997.2 .S457 2005
"Executive John Henry "Jack" Armstrong gets fired when he blows the whistle on his bosses' business dealings. Desperate to make a living, he accepts his lesbian ex-girlfriend's offer for cash to impregnate her and soon he has a line seeking his services."
A Single Man
Call Number: PN1997.2 .S495 2010
"After the death of his longtime partner, a British college professor in Los Angeles struggles to find meaning in his life. As he dwells in the past, he begins to contemplate suicide. A series of events and encounters will lead him to question if there really is a meaning to his life after all."
Something for Everyone
Call Number: PN1997 .S6184 2016
"Konrad (York), an opportunist in Lederhosen, descends upon the 100-year-old Bavarian castle and proceeds to infiltrate everyone's bedroom. He becomes a footman but soon works his way up the household ladder until he's running things."
Tell them Anything you Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak
Call Number: PS3569.E6 Z94 2010
"This is a deeply moving portrait of Maurice Sendak, a seminal talent who is conflicted with his success, and whose lifelong obsession with death has subtly and ironically influenced his work. Now 81, Sendak is best known for his first book, Where the wild things are, which he wrote after spending ten years as an illustrator. Through his own words, firsthand photos, and illustrations, Sendak offers a rare, intimate, and unexpected look at his exceptional life."
Call Number: PN1997.2 .T4883 2016
"A young painter finds the man of his dreams in an older pianist from across the globe who is secretly in love with his manipulative best friend."
To be Takei
Call Number: PN2287.T138 T6 2014
"The film offers unprecedented access to the daily life of George and his husband/business partner, Brad Takei, and chronicles his fascinating personal journey from Japanese American internment camp to his iconic and groundbreaking role as Sulu on Star Trek, and his rise as a pop culture icon."
Call Number: PN1997.2 .T73 2006
"A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York." IMBD
Trans Generation [four college students switching more than their majors]
Call Number: HQ77.7 .T73 2006
"College is often a place for dramatic self-invention. What could be a more dramatic than a sex change? This mini-series follows four transsexuals, two male-to-female and two female-to-male, as they negotiate the twin minefields of college and gender-reassignment surgery. " Originally produced as an eight-episode television series in 2005.
Trembling before G-d
Call Number: HQ75.15 .T74 2003
"A documentary built around personal stories of gay and lesbian Hasidic and Orthodox Jews. Portrays people who face a profound dilemma - how to reconcile their passion for Judaism with the biblical prohibitions against homosexuality. Includes interviews with closeted and out gay Orthodox and Hasidic Jews, including the first openly gay Orthodox rabbis, Steven Greenberg."
A Very Natural Thing
Call Number: PN1997 .V481 1999
"An important film in the history of American gay film making, 'A Very Natural Thing' is considered the first feature film on the gay experience made by an out-of-the-closet gay man to receive commercial distribution. The simple but insightful story involves a 26-year-old gay man, Jason, who leaves the priesthood and moves to New York City in hopes of finding a meaningful gay relationship. Now a school teacher, he soon falls in love with a handsome young advertising executive, David. Together they discover passion and romance while learning to respect and love each other."--Container.
Vicious. Season one
Call Number: PN1992.77 .V531 2013
"Tells the comedic story of aging partners Freddie and Stuart, two men who have lived together in their Covent Garden flat for nearly 50 years. Freddie was a budding actor and Stuart worked in a bar when they first met, but their careers are pretty much over and their lives now consist of entertaining their frequent guests, making sure that their aged dog Balthazar is still breathing, and hurling caustic insults at each other."
Vicious. The complete second season
Call Number: PN1992.77 .V532 2015
"Tells the comedic story of aging partners Freddie and Stuart, two men who have lived together in their Covent Garden flat for nearly 50 years."
Call Number: PN1997.2 .V5737 2013
"Cibrail is a young Turkish policeman living happily with his girlfriend in Berlin. He has integrated seamlessly into local culture, is socially active and financially stable. When his girlfriend's attractive male cousin arrives from Rome, Cibrail is instantly drawn to the handsome, charming visitor. The restless feelings he has suppressed for years begin to bubble to the surface, setting off events that will turn everyone's lives upside down."
The Watermelon Woman
Call Number: PN1997.2 .W3982 2017
"A young black woman falls in love with a cute white woman."
Call Number: PN1997 .W56 1997
"Notorious poet and playwright Oscar Wilde devours all that life has to offer, but there's only so much that late Victorian England will tolerate. As Wilde delves into a taboo world of unrealized homosexual desire, his life rapidly becomes a turbulent charade. He cannot escape the repercussions wrought by a "pure" society, nor will he hide in shame for being true to his nature."
The Matthew Shepard Story
Call Number: PN1992.8.H64 M388 2010
"In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial -- and the weeks leading to Matthew's death -- with unnerving detail"--Container.
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