Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Gay themed movies

Back in November I ran a poll on MoHo polls regarding gay themed movies.  I extended the poll through the end of December so as to get more votes.  I used the 50 Best Gay Movies on AfterElton and was curious how these movies fared with MoHo's (and friends of MoHo's).  In the poll the movies were shown in alphabetical order.  Below is the same list as ranked by AfterElton and the MoHo votes received.

Film                                                         MoHo Votes                

1.  Brokeback Mountain (2005)                                   ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (18 votes)
2.  Shelter (2007)                                              ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (15 votes)
3.  Latter Days (2003)                                          ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (28 votes)
4.  Milk (2008)                                                 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (26 votes)
5.  Beautiful Thing (1996)                                      ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (10 votes)
6.  C.R.A.Z.Y (2005)                                            ♥♥♥♥ (4 votes)
7.  Another Gay Movie (2006)                                    ♥♥♥ (3 votes)
8.  The Birdcage (1996)                                         ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (9 votes)
9.  Edge of Seventeen (1998)                                    ♥♥♥♥ (4 votes)
10. Adam & Steve (2005)                                         ♥♥♥ (3 votes)
11. Big Eden (2000)                                             ♥♥♥ (3 votes)
12. East Side Story (2006)                                      ♥♥♥♥♥ (5 votes)
13. Get Real (1998)                                             ♥♥♥♥ (4 votes)
14. All Over The Guy (2001)                                     (1 vote)
15. The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)            ♥♥♥♥♥♥ (6 votes)
16. Angels in America (2003)                                    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (9 votes)
17. Coffee Date (2006)                                          (1 vote)
18. Jeffrey 1995)                                               (1 vote)
19. Boy Culture (2006)                                          ♥♥♥ (3 votes)
20. Longtime Companion (1990)                                   (1 vote)
21. Love Songs (Les Chansons D'Amour) (2007)                    (1 votes)
22. Philadelphia (1993)                                         ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (12 votes)
23. Burnt Money (2000)                                         (0 votes)
24. Were the World Mine (2008)                                  ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (9 votes)
25. In & Out (1997)                                             ♥♥♥♥♥ (5 votes)
26. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)                            ♥♥♥♥♥ (5 votes)
27. Eating Out (2004)                                           ♥♥♥♥ (4 votes)
28. Making Love (1992)                                          (0 votes)
29. Juste une Question d'Amour (Just a Question of Love) (2000) ♥♥♥ (3 votes)
30. My Own Private Idaho (1991)                                 ♥♥ (2 votes)
31. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)                              ♥♥♥ (3 votes)
32. Parting Glances (1986)                                      (0 votes)
33. The Boys in the Band (1970)                                 (0 votes)
34. Maurice (1987)                                              ♥♥♥ (3 votes)
35. Mysterious Skin (2004)                                      ♥♥ (2 votes)
36. Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)                        (1 vote)
38. Mambo Italiano (2003)                                       ♥♥♥♥ (4 votes)
38. The Bubble (2006)                                           (1 vote)
39. Yossi and Jagger (2002)                                     (1 vote)
40. Prayers for Bobby (2009)                                    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (21 votes)
41. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)     ♥♥♥♥♥ (5 votes)
42. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)                        ♥♥ (2 votes)
43. Torch Song Trilogy (1988)                                   ♥♥♥♥ (4 votes)
44. Shortbus (2006)                                             ♥♥♥♥ (4 votes)
45. Trick (1999)                                                ♥♥♥♥ (4 votes)
46. The Trip (2002)                                             (1 vote)
47. Rent (2005)                                                 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ (17 votes)
48. Mulligans (2008)                                            ♥♥ (2 votes)
49. Sommersturm (Summer Storm) (2004)                           ♥♥ (2 votes)
50. Transamerica (2005)                                         ♥♥♥ (3 votes)


Not surprisingly, Latter Days is more popular with gay Mormon's although it's ranks quite high on AfterElton.  I am surprised that Prayers for Bobby doesn't rank higher on AfterElton.  Perhaps it has more meaning for those who have some sort of religious upbringing.

What is a bit surprising is the movie Rent.  It ranks quite low (#47) on AfterElton but is very popular with gay Mormon's.  I haven't seen the movie and, frankly, it doesn't seem to be a movie I would enjoy.  So, what is it about Rent that makes it so popular with MoHo's?

FWIW, here are the movies I've watched ranked and enjoyed, ranked by how well I liked them
  • Milk
  • Latter Days
  • Prayers for Bobby
  • Shelter
  • Beautiful Thing
  • Edge of Seventeen
  • Get Real
  • Torch Song Trilogy
  • Coffee Date
  • Mambo Italiano
  • East Side Story
  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
  • The Birdcage
  • Trick
  • The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
  • Big Eden
  • Boy Culture
  • In & Out
  • Making Love
Here are others that I've seen and didn't particularly enjoy (most of these I didn't even finish watching)
  • Adam & Steve
  • Another Gay Movie 
  • Jeffrey
  • Maurice
  • My Own Private Idaho
  • Transamerica
  • Were the World Mine
Here are the movies I would like to watch someday
  • Angels in America
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

12 comments:

Mister Curie said...

I realize this wouldn't be too hard for me to do myself, but could you provide the list of rankings in order that MoHo's like the movies?

Thanks!

Abelard Enigma said...

Ask and ye shall receive

Latter Days (2003) - 28 MoHo votes
Milk (2008) - 26 MoHo votes
Prayers for Bobby (2009) - 21 MoHo votes
Brokeback Mountain (2005) - 18 MoHo votes
Rent (2005) - 17 MoHo votes
Shelter (2007) - 15 MoHo votes
Philadelphia (1993) - 12 MoHo votes
Beautiful Thing (1996) - 10 MoHo votes
The Birdcage (1996) - 9 MoHo votes
Angels in America (2003) - 9 MoHo votes
Were the World Mine (2008) - 9 MoHo votes
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000) - 6 MoHo votes
East Side Story (2006) - 5 MoHo votes
In & Out (1997) - 5 MoHo votes
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) - 5 MoHo votes
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) - 5 MoHo votes
C.R.A.Z.Y (2005) - 4 MoHo votes
Edge of Seventeen (1998) - 4 MoHo votes
Get Real (1998) - 4 MoHo votes
Eating Out (2004) - 4 MoHo votes
Mambo Italiano (2003) - 4 MoHo votes
Torch Song Trilogy (1988) - 4 MoHo votes
Shortbus (2006) - 4 MoHo votes
Trick (1999) - 4 MoHo votes
Another Gay Movie (2006) - 3 MoHo votes
Adam & Steve (2005) - 3 MoHo votes
Big Eden (2000) - 3 MoHo votes
Boy Culture (2006) - 3 MoHo votes
Juste une Question d'Amour (Just a Question of Love) (2000) - 3 MoHo votes
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) - 3 MoHo votes
Maurice (1987) - 3 MoHo votes
Transamerica (2005) - 3 MoHo votes
My Own Private Idaho (1991) - 2 MoHo votes
Mysterious Skin (2004) - 2 MoHo votes
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) - 2 MoHo votes
Mulligans (2008) - 2 MoHo votes
Sommersturm (Summer Storm) (2004) - 2 MoHo votes
All Over The Guy (2001) - 1 MoHo vote
Coffee Date (2006) - 1 MoHo vote
Jeffrey 1995) - 1 MoHo vote
Longtime Companion (1990) - 1 MoHo vote
Love Songs (Les Chansons D'Amour) (2007) - 1 MoHo vote
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008) - 1 MoHo vote
The Bubble (2006) - 1 MoHo vote
Yossi and Jagger (2002) - 1 MoHo vote
The Trip (2002) - 1 MoHo vote
Burnt Money (2000) - 0 MoHo votes
Making Love (1992) - 0 MoHo votes
Parting Glances (1986) - 0 MoHo votes
The Boys in the Band (1970) - 0 MoHo votes

playasinmar said...

What? You haven't seen Shortbus! Fix it. Fix it soon!

Mister Curie said...

Thanks for the new ranking! I'll definitely have to update my Netflix queue.

marriedtoamoho said...

Rocky horror is trans/drag camp, not so much gay. Completely sicked me out- but my tolerance level is quite low.

Captain Midnight said...

You have to watch C.R.A.Z.Y. By far the best gay movie I've ever seen, and one of my favorite movies in general of all time. Very well made, and very relatable. A definite must-see. If you have netflix, it's available for instant viewing.

Kengo Biddles said...

C.R.A.Z.Y. is a great movie, but if you have an aversion to subtitles or dubbing you might take issue. If you speak french, like moi it's a great movie.

Evan said...

"It's just a jump to the left. And then a step on the riiiiight!"

Go see Rocky Horror Picture Show! I don't know if I would even call it that great, but the weirdness will keep your attention. When I was in the university choir, we would always sing it for our Halloween concert.

J G-W said...

Blech. Rent makes me puke.

El Genio said...

Rent is all about the music. I have only seen the musical once (live) and I wasn't able to grasp fully everything that was going on, so I can't really comment on its story/characters.

I know I'm always ragging on Latter Days, but it really was a terrible film. TERRIBLE.

Angels in America was very well done, but you have to remember it was an HBO film. Be prepared for some very graphic language and sex. I felt like the miniseries didn't really know where it was going, but it had an amazing score and some very poignant moments.

mandi said...

Brideshead Revisited is another one that o-mo (I think) recommended. The miniseries was quite good, and I liked a few of the characters better in that version, however, it was SOOOOOO LOOOONNGGG I couldn't finish all TWELVE episodes. Check out the shorter version.

G-ter said...

Sad. None of my favorite gay movies are on your list.

I just showed "Heights" to my BYU friends a couple months ago. Apparently nobody ever heard of it while it was in theaters. (Glenn Close, James Marsden, Elizabeth Banks.)

"The Hours" and "Far From Heaven" are two favorites as well because of Julianne Moore. And of course, just about any Don Roos movie ("The Opposite of Sex," "Happy Endings.")