Opposites attract, differences create uncertainty, and then love prevails. Just Friends offers up a simple dramatic trajectory, but an effective one, that unfolds beautifully from first frame to last. If this fabulous new Dutch gay twenty-something made-for-TV love story reminds you of the fabulous Dutch gay teen made-for-TV love story, Boys —it might be because Just Friends script writer Henk Burger was also a dramaturg on Boys. Just Friends looks poised for similar acclaim. If only we could get American TV movies to be so enthusiastically gay-positive. This wonderfully tear-jerking gay romance is packed full of fabulous scenes of parental love and acceptance that will warm your heart—plus, a pair of massively hot lead actors and also, yes, SPOILER ALERT: a happy ending! Josha Stradowski previously seen in the gay short, Caged stars as the angelically buff Joris whose simple life revolves around riding his motorcycle, playing with his drone and working out at the gym. The dreamy Dutch-Syrian actor Majd Mardo co-stars as the free-spirited but struggling Yad, who has just dropped out of med school and returns home to live with his family and teach wind-surfing. Set in the lakeside town of Almere just outside of Amsterdam, Just Friends offers up a compelling love story where it appears that the families of both young men are by and large pretty chill about their respective gayness.
Best Queer Movies 2019 – Top 10 List
We follow the lives and loves of a group of brave pioneers that kept going despite the odds. A raw and tender drama about an aging year-old drag queen who forms an unlikely friendship with a younger queen, both struggling with their own issues of gender identity and mortality. As they discover more about each other, they realize how to truly be themselves. As their paths cross, they go on a journey of self-discovery in this visually stunning coming-of-age story with a twist. Those with a healthy or unhealthy sense of humor are rewarded with a bizarre and borderline brilliant flick. Vanessa Paradis holds it all together with her portrayal of an alcoholic, recently dumped, broken-hearted, lesbian gay-porn-director…fighting, tooth-and-nail, many a battle…against the bottle, for her lost love, her dissolving business…and, against the madly bewigged, masked murderer who is murdering all of her cast! Fighting for visibility and solidarity, she has become vital to the European drag community. For Sander den Baas, the man behind Lady Galore, this devotion is starting to take its toll. Although his size is what makes Lady Galore stand out and brought her fame, Sander is struggling with more and more health problems. Gastric bypass surgery will help him regain a healthy weight.
Best Queer Movies 2019 & Documentaries at Roze Filmdagen
Votes: 1, R min Drama, Romance, Sport. Several Dutch teenagers realize cruel difference between dreams and reality. Votes: 4, Not Rated 50 min Drama, Romance.
In this tale of hyper-masculinity set in an all-boys correctional facility, homo-eroticism is just one of the tools used in the power struggle between Andrej and the leader of the gang, Zeljko. With excellent performances, this tough story also has one of the most tender moments seen in a while. Slovenian, with English subtitles Dates: 18th March Afrikaans, with English subtitles Dates: 15th March