This list is films with LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer and intersex) content that I watched or will watch
Come as you are.
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's right-wing moralistic parents.
The heart-warming tale of a lovely gay couple who must overcome having an asshole straight son. This could have been cringe-inducing but it's a winner.
In these days of legalised same sex marriage, it's easy to forget how progressive a film like The Birdcage was in the mid-90's, certainly when it came to Hollywood. Remaking the celebrated 70's French farce La Cage aux Folles, itself adapted from an earlier play, Mike Nichols pushes out more overt elements of farce to rather tell a fairly gentle character comedy about the more flamboyant kind of homosexuals and the politics of repression that comes with traditional morality. One suspects it may now be seen as rather dated, and as a heterosexual it would be interesting to know how the gay community might view it today, but Nichols manages to steer the piece out of being offensively made of…
I tend to severely dislike those Hollywood remakes of foreign comedies (and by foreign I mean anything not American). The humour usually falls flat and a lot seems to get lost in translation. This is one of the few examples where it worked rather well.
La Cage aux folles is a delightful comedy and quintessentially French. This remake somehow managed to capture that really well, but still managed to make it a successful transition to American culture. It is essentially still the same story, so all opportunities for strong situational comedy remain, yet it is within the performances this film excels.
Nathan Lane is scrumptiously gorgeous here. His performance is not only unbelievably…
The late Robin Williams stars in this wonderfully frothy comedy with brilliant support from Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane, Hank Azaria and Dianne Wiest.
The only thing I really wish for it is that it didn't take itself so seriously at times. Other than that, its a riot of situation comedy with some grand performances. Williams' gurning takes a back seat in a relatively "straight" role, while Lane tears the scenery to shreds in an utterly dedicated, hilarious and heartfelt performance. Hackman fulfills the role with enough bewildered comedy and the couple to be are both capable. If only Wiest were given more to do beyond a few bright moments. Brilliantly scripted and run by its great and diverse characters.
We lost two giants in our industry this past year. Mike Nichols and Robin Williams. They have each made indelible pieces of work over the years.
"The Birdcage" may not be the first film that comes to mind when you think of Williams and Nichols, but I think it's quite high up there.
I absolutely adore this movie. Watching Williams play a "straight" man to Nathan Lane's flamboyant caberet singer is a sight to behold. Robin Williams playing funny is one of life's sweet pleasures but he plays serious here more than you may remember. He carries the plot's weight squarely on his shoulders. His son Val's marriage is in jeooardy. His husband Albert's disappointment in life reigns supreme. His…
Not my kind of movie. A few laughs. Highlight is the simple fact the film was extremely ahead of it's time, and whilst Robin Williams wasn't extremely funny, the movie is a testament to the man's humor and (more prominently) his progressive way of thinking. Still, that was the only thing I took out of the movie, not that great of a flick but it's message says a lot about Robin's personality. RIP
Such broad characterizations, even beyond the obvious gay stereotypes. Next to Hackman and Wiest, De Niro and Danner look like flower children.
miss you Robin!
don't @ me for watching this twice in two days ok it's all I have in these dark times
This is the first Robin Williams film I've had the strength to see since his passing. What a loss. He is outstanding in this, underplaying perfectly what could have been a very showy role. It seems very gracious that he let the others, Lane and Azaria, take the limelight.
The film, even though it is a beat for beat remake of the French original is still wildly pleasing, fied with joy at every moment.
A lot of people celebrate Robin Williams films where he plays intense characters, but not enough recognize ones like The Birdcage where he portrays quieter roles. In The Birdcage, Williams gives a soulful performance as Armand Goldman, an out and proud gay man trying to stay true to himself while also doing right by his son (Dan Futterman), who wants to marry the daughter (Calista Flockhart) of a conservative senator (Gene Hackman). The strength of Williams's performance lies mainly in his diverse range, although his innate ability is amplified by director Mike Nichols, who coaxes affecting work out of Williams and out of every actor in this film. The Birdcage is more than just a movie with great performances though.…
"Yes, I wear foundation. Yes, I live with a man. Yes, I'm a middle- aged fag. But I know who I am."
It wasn't my intention to watch this film on this day, but consider this first-time watch and my subsequent rating as my own personal middle finger to the scum known as Omar Mateen and others who think like him. Yes, I watched a movie about a gay couple who run a gay club the day after a hateful person decided that that lifestyle deserved to be snuffed out. And, yes, I loved every second of it.
The Birdcage is a hilarious film that offers up a large slice of social…
So much wrong that the truly right things pop even more. Going to Miami in November so it's research. Also gloomy day sweat pants entertainment.
A solid cast and okay story. Not great but Good silly fun.
Films featuring varying levels of obvious and less obvious homoeroticism.
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!