Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Gayest Things You'll See This Week

Garrett Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva and Alan Cumming in Any Day Now
It's been a while since I've done a "Gayest Thing" post, hasn't it? But I came across these two clips today and had to share. 

First, Writer/Director/Pilot (?) Travis Fine has made a rather unusual film in Any Day Now, the story of a gay couple in the 1970's  ("Raising Hope" hottie Garrett Dillahunt and gay icon Alan Cumming) who take in a mentally challenged neighbor (newcomer Isaac Leyva) after his mother abandons him. Featuring tons of highly respected supporting players including Francis Fisher; Gregg Henry; Chris Mulchy; Alan Rachins Mindy Sterling and Michael Nouri, Any Day Now is the story of a 'chosen' family and it has Oscar-bait written all over it. I'm not sure I buy I buy Cummings' faux-Brooklyn accent, but the trailer alone is a tear-jerker. It's also a story of the early LGBT rights movement of the 70's and should be seen by young LGBT audiences as a lesson of our history and struggles for recognition. It probably won't play here in the wilds of Philadelphian suburbia, though I'm planning on making an effort to see it (via).




And not to make light of important LGBT issues, tonight's second gayest things is via the happy mutants at Io9, who have provided a list of the most disturbing Twilight tie-ins and merchandise they could find. Most disturbing of them all is this trailer (probably SFW) for the gay porn movie Twinklight:



Given the 'adult entertainment' industry's proclivity for exploiting popular film titles, I'm actually surprised that I haven't come across this title before now. Given those same proclivities, I am hardly surprised that it eventually ended up appearing on one of the many sites I visit regularly. While I hardly consider myself a prude, I'll let you guess which one of these two films I'm more likely to see.

More, anon.
Prospero


1 comment:

Michael Offutt, Speculative Fiction Author said...

The gayest thing? This tops the Skyfall action where Bond says, "What makes you think this is my first time?"