Logo, the MTV-owned all-gay cable
network, is preparing to unleash an impressive lineup of GLBT films
during its third Fall Film Festival.
Logo has cherry-picked this year's gay
and lesbian film festival circuit to bring some outstanding
filmmaking to the small screen. Complete films will also be
available for viewing at the network's website.
The festival kicks off Sunday, October
18 at 10PM with the U.S. broadcast premiere of An Englishman In
Fans of all things Quentin Crisp will
surely relish Englishman. The film focuses on the gay
writer's ascension into New York society, where he was lauded for his
flamboyance. It is a follow-up to the British television movie The
Naked Civil Servant. In that 1975 film John Hurt played the
younger Crisp, a role he reprises here. The movie also stars Sex
In The City star Cynthia Nixon. The openly lesbian actress plays
the role of Penny Arcade, a close friend of Crisp in his later years.
Also included in the lineup is the
greatly overlooked The New Twenty by writer-director Chris
Twenty looks at the friendships
of six New Yorkers. The group of hip twenty-somethings includes gay
and straight members unencumbered by sexual stereotypes, living in a
post gay urban setting where sexual diversity is embraced.
“The fact is, gay/straight
friendships – minus the drama – are more and more common for
young adults especially the urban and educated,” Johnson says in
the movie's press kit. “The casual attitude towards gay/straight
bonding for characters like those in The New Twenty might be
summed up as: What's the big deal?”
Director Robert Cary's ex-gay drama
Save Me is a sobering look at the culture war that continues
to brew between evangelical Christians in the ex-gay movement and the
gay men and women they seek to “cure.” Save Me is
The film stars two of Hollywood's most
talented openly gay stars, Chad Allen (Donald Strachey Mysteries)
and Robert Gant (Queer As Folk).
Also being screened is the quirky
British import Mr. Right. The romantic comedy looks at the
lives of six gay men living in London's gay neighborhood of Soho.
The film is a refreshingly contemporary look at the lives of gay men
that spares us the worn cliches.
For more movies included this fall on
Logo's Fall Film Festival visit LogoOnline.com.
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