In selecting his favorite gay-themed
movie, Tim Gunn, Project Runway's demanding but lovable
celebrity judge, revealed he's “an Anglophile at heart.”
glossy Out recruited Gunn to help compile their list of 50
Essential Gay Films.
The 57-year-old television personality
picked the 1984 film Another Country, which stars openly gay
actor Rupert Everett and Colin Firth, who played gay in last year's A
“I'm an Anglophile at heart, so give
me an English period piece and, by definition, I'm all aswoon,”
The film is set in an English public
school and Everett plays a gay teen coming to terms with his
sexuality. Firth plays a classmate and friend to Everett's
character. Everett is eventually rejected by his peers for being
Gunn's own life has been filled with
rejection. In an interview with People.com, he said that his parents
disapproved of his sexual orientation at an early age.
“In my parents' home, the term 'gay'
wasn't even in our vocabulary,” Gunn said. “If I tried to talk
about anything remotely related they'd say 'We've never heard of
“But I think they knew that 'this'
was what I was, and that's part of why the sent me to shrinks