Frameline San Francisco celebrates its 32nd international gay & lesbian film festival starting today. The festival offers feature films, shorts and documentaries over ten days. This year's festival opens with the feature film Affinity.

In director Tim Fywell's Affinity power & obsession collide with the supernatural in late 19th century Britain. Margaret Prior becomes infatuated with Selina Dawes, an imprisoned medium serving time for murder. Their relationship blossoms as Selina shares her secrets and passions with Margaret. Affinity is a period piece, a romance, and a supernatural thriller.

The film is based on the Sarah Waters' novel of the same name.

Affinity opens Frameline on June 19th at the Castro Theatre.

XXY is the story of Alex, raised a girl her entire life she possesses both male and female sets of reproductive organs. Now at puberty she is being asked to “choose” her sex by her parents who have invited a plastic surgeon to discuss the issue with her. Complications arise when Alex develops a crush on Alvaro the surgeon's teenage son. He also is suffering gender identity issues. Alex's search for her true identity forces both families to face their worst fears.

The film's powerful message of love transcending sexuality is only heightened by its beautiful backgrounds and dramatic visual style.

XXY screens on Tuesday, June 24th at the Castro Theatre.

Tru Loved is the story of 16-year-old high schooler Tru (Gertrude) whose family is made up of two lesbian moms and two gay dads. Her boyfriend, Lo, who is the quarterback of the football team, also loves musical theater. Is it possible he's also gay?

Writer/director Steward Wade (Coffee Date) has woven a funny and touching story that dispenses with traditional roles. In the world of Tru Loved, sexual identity is never a foregone conclusion. For example, when Tru meets a boy she likes at a gay-straight alliance meeting, she assumes he's off-limits. Surprisingly, he turns out to be straight.

Tru is over all the gay-fuss – being a teenager – yet, passionate about her family.

Tru Loved is set to screen on Saturday, June 21st and Wednesday, June 25th at the Castro Theatre.

Canadian filmmaker Laurie Lynd's Breakfast With Scot is a touching comedy that tells the story of gay couple Eric and Sam's trials parenting Scot. Eric and Sam have played it straight to the world during their four year relationship. Eric is an ex-NHL star hockey player who has turned his one-time fame into a sportscasting career; Sam is a corporate lawyer. It is this seemingly perfect power coupling that is re-examined when Scot enters their lives.

Eric and Sam take-in recently orphaned 11-year-old Scot, expecting a rambunctious pre-teen. Instead Scot is a flamboyant boy more comfortable with who he is than his guardians. Freaked out by Scot's effeminate demeanor, Eric and Sam nudge Scot to more a more acceptable Canadian pastime – hockey.

In the end, Breakfast With Scot asks us to confront the compromises we have made in our own lives to be accepted.

Tom Cavanagh (Ed, Love Monkey) stars as the amiable ex-NHL player Eric and Ben Shenkman (HBO's Angels In America, Must Love Dogs) plays Sam, both lend star power to a strong script.

Breakfast With Scot closes Frameline on Sunday, June 29th at the Castro Theatre.

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