We live in a society that’s fixated with putting female nudity on display. So it’s always a surprising pleasure when cinema offers us a tantalizing glimpse of the male anatomy. Sure, we could always turn to porn. But it’s an entirely different experience when we are wrapped up in a story and a filmmaker chooses to show us a man in all his glory. The following films are not necessarily all about queer themes. Some are not even focused on male sexuality. But they have the distinction of being brave enough to show audiences the penis, undisguised.
This Natalie-Portman starring film follows sisters who may possess the supernatural ability to connect with ghosts. They cross paths with a visionary French producer while performing in Paris.
In this film, iconic journalist Gay Talese reports on Gerald Foos. Foos owned a Colorado motel, where he allegedly secretly watched his guests via specially designed ceiling vents. Audiences peering down with him from the “observation platform” he built in the motel’s attic.
This is the story of a woman living in Dublin, Ireland. It explores how difficult it can be for a mother to grieve the death of a child – even if they are estranged.
Tom Hiddleston stars (and looks oh-so-sexy) in this science fiction thriller. He moves into a most unusual building, where life for the residents of a tower block begins to run out of control.
It’s 1937 in war-torn Spain. A young officer falls hopelessly for the charms of a femme-fatale. Watch to see how she’ll use him to further her own ends.Find LGBTQ-Friendly Resources
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The Queen of Spain
In the 1950s, Hollywood Star Macarena Granada (Penelope Cruz) returns to Spain to film a blockbuster about Queen Isabella I of Castile.
The Night of the Wild Boar
A writer heads to South America to investigate her boyfriend’s death. She ends up involved in a dark mystery with a link to history.
Emma is the titular model – struggling to get her break in Paris’ fashion scene. Along the way, she develops an obsession for photographer Shane.
Fernando is a hunky scientist looking to study black storks when he is swept away by river rapids and ends up lost in an eerie forest.
Sexo, Pudor y Lagrimas
Carols and Ana live across the street from Miguel and Andrea in Mexico city. When visitors arrive to the couples’ homes, their troubled relationships get a much-needed shaking up.
Estranged brothers Gummi and Kiddi live side by side tending sheep in an Icelandic valley. When a disease threatens their herds, they must fight to save their prize-winning livestock from extermination.
Welcome to a bizarre world whose citizens are plagued by a number of deformities. But audiences will recognize a struggle common to all of us: finding someone to accept you as you are.
Y Tu Mamá También
Academy Award-winner Alfonso Cuaron directs and Golden Globe-winner (and perpetually dreamy hunk) Gael Garcia Bernal stars in this modern classic. The story follows two teenage boys and a sexy older woman on a Mexican road trip that teaches them plenty about the nature of life and love.
Not to be confused with the Netflix series of the same title, this is a film by Gaspar Noe. It’s the story of an American living in Paris named Murphy. His relationship with an unstable woman named Electra is altered after they invite a neighbor into bed.
Holding the Man
Tim was the captain of the football team. John was an aspiring actor. As teens, they fell in love at an all-boys high school. Against all odds, they attempt to continue to make it work for fifteen years through love and loss, jealousy and heartache. It’s based on the acclaimed stage adaptation of a cult classic memoir by Timothy Conigrave.
Claire was a hedonistic soccer mom. Then she ended up on an unexpected voyage of self-discovery in the Mediterranean while trying to return her son’s pet rock to its home.
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Last modified: August 8, 2019