One way of showing to the world how LGBTs love each other is through the movies. Being fond of watching movies, movies that showcase same sex love is definitely a huge part of my movie checklist. I am very much amazed if real-life experiences, struggles, accomplishments in life and love of LGBTs are being portrayed.
Phi Chai or My Bromance revolves around two schoolboys named as Golf and Bank. Bank is the son of Golf’s father from another woman. These stepbrothers would eventually develop love for each other but conflict occurs when their parents get to know about their relationship.
This movie teaches us how to love without boundaries and fears.
In My Life
In My Life started with Shirley Templo, separated from her husband, who decided to move to New York after being dumped by her daughter Dang who plans to live in Australia. Shirley’s son Mark lives in New York with his boyfriend Noel. Problems arise when Mark and Noel started to deal with Shirley’s rude attitudes, Noel’s application for green card, and Mark getting sick.
This movie teaches us the importance of chances and changes we make in our lives.
Love of Siam
This was the first Thai gay-themed movie I’ve ever seen. It was just “too much” for me to take after watching this film. Perhaps the loneliness and longing of Mew, and the battle of Tong between his sexuality, love and his family. Definitely one of my favorite films of all time.
This movie teaches us how to genuinely love a person even if you’re not together, and will never be.
Working Beks is a story of 5 gay men who are in the working class. They are Tommy (the power gay), Gorgeous (the breadwinner), Jet (the sexy guy), Mandy (ang dating bading), and Champ (the closeted artista). This is a breath of fresh air for the Philippine cinema for having a movie which focuses on different career aspects of gay men. In this movie, gay men are not stereotyped having to work only in salons yet they are spread in various paths.
This movie teaches us that gay men succeed in various careers and are considered valuable assets nowadays.
Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo may Boyfriend?!
Funny thing about this movie from Viva Films is that it won’t give you a list of reasons answering its title, Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo may Boyfriend?! Rather it orbits around Benj who wants to prove that his bestfriend Diego is gay that is why he talked to Kyle to act as a covergirl. This contemporary film realizes the fact that there are tons of very good-looking and muscular gay guys nowadays.
This movie teaches us that gender is not a hindrance in building friendships.
Ang Tatay kong Nanay
Such a classic film. Ang Tatay Kong Nanay was shown in Philippine theaters in 1978, almost 40 years ago. The King of Comedy, Dolphy (Coring), starred in this film together with Niño Muhlach (Nonoy). This film truly depicts the accomplishments and struggles as a gay man in the 70’s. Plus, it was directed by the critically acclaimed director Lino Brocka.
This movie teaches us that being a parent qualifies everybody whatever your gender is.
If you have any gay-themed movie that you can suggest, please put them in the comments so I can check them out.