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58 New Gay Films of 2022

I stumbled upon this YouTube list of 58 new films and was surprised to find more than a few that looked like they may be worth a look. Also surprising, that the 58 titles appear Gay (or Bisexual) in their principal subjects, and that the majority seem quiet, personal stories more than the triumphs and posturing of political stances and themes. There are a few titles that have had plenty of publicity ("Bros" and "They/Them," the latter the Kevin Bacon film), a fair number in Spanish (including Marco Berger's "Horseplay".)

The video is 13-1/2 minutes long, meaning that each title gets only about 23-seconds of preview time; obviously it's difficult to form an impression in many case, but I found it interesting and will go back through to make a short list of titles to watch for or at least learn more about.

List in order:


2. Fire Island

3. In From The Side

4. Sublime

5. Cobalt Blue

6. Punch

7. The Outlaws

8. Great Freedom

9. B-Boy Blues

10. Cop Secret

11. Badhaai Do

12. Three Months

13. The Swimmer

14. Benediction

15. Cosas De Amigos

16. The Sea

17. My Young Prince

18. Can't Live Without You

19. Exploited

20. Wildhood

21. Borrowed

22. Where Butterflies Don't Fly

23. Inspection

24. Invisible Thread

25. My Policeman

26. Private Desert

27. Sisid

28. They/Them

29. The Blue Caftan

30. The Revenge Of The Shiny Shrimps

31. Tell The World I Love You

32. Elephant

33. Aristotle And Dante Discover The Secrets Of The Universe

34. Three Nights A Week

35. My Fake Boyfriend

36. Love In Country

37. Cilingir Sofrasi

38. 8 Anos

39. Eismayer

40. Golden Delicious

41. The Way Out

42. It Is In Us All

43. Horseplay

44. Hablame De Ti

45. Humo Bajo El Agua

46. Of An Age

47. Lie With Me

48. The Mattachine Family

49. Spoiler Alert

50. Burning Days

51. Drag

52. Red White & Royal Blue

53. Non Dirlo a Nessuno

54. Things Like This

55. The Parenting

56. Treatment

57. The History of Sound [starring Josh O'Connor; subject or recent DL thread]

58. Strange Way of Life

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by Anonymousreply 19November 26, 2022 4:36 PM

It's too bad the genres aren't listed.

by Anonymousreply 1October 13, 2022 6:45 PM

Agreed, R1. I cribbed the list from comments to the poster's Youtube comments. There are a few horror films in the bunch that caught my eye as maybe somewhat unusual. The same guy's Twitter link gives a very brief note of synopsis and notation of genre for some of the films (see his comments from 3 October - if you can stomach sorting through Twitter posts, which I cannot.)

by Anonymousreply 2October 13, 2022 6:59 PM

Drama, drama, drama.

by Anonymousreply 3October 13, 2022 10:24 PM

The Blue Caftan? Was this movie actually produced by DL regulars?

by Anonymousreply 4October 14, 2022 7:15 AM

One on the list I can recommend is In From the Side, a British gay rugby film--very good. I've also seen Marco Berger's latest, Horseplay. It continues his themes of sexual tension and gay panic among a group of "straight" friends. Not one of his best, but there are plenty of beautiful Argentine men (and their cocks) on view.

by Anonymousreply 5October 26, 2022 1:50 AM


by Anonymousreply 6October 26, 2022 2:05 AM

Has anyone seen Aftersun or All Quiet on the Western Front? I haven't been able to find any discussion about it online, but after seeing those movies, I'm convinced the protagonist is gay in both of them.

by Anonymousreply 7November 24, 2022 1:42 PM

OP you certainly brought it to the right place. I strongly suspect many of the queens on here are into Horseplay

and coming-if-age queer film, for reasons they’re evasive about

by Anonymousreply 8November 24, 2022 2:02 PM

^ *coming-of-age

by Anonymousreply 9November 24, 2022 2:02 PM

How so? R7

by Anonymousreply 10November 24, 2022 3:02 PM

R7 the good night John boy, one? Or the newer trauma porn, with all the hotness?

The book evoked no homoeroticism to me. It expressed tenderness between men, in demoralizing desperation but nothing more. It was powerful precisely [italic]because[/italic] it was not homoerotic.

by Anonymousreply 11November 24, 2022 3:21 PM

R5 These look like good recommendations, but the question remains as to where these films available to view online?

by Anonymousreply 12November 24, 2022 8:32 PM

"Private Desert" is on Kanopy and Kino Now.

Dumb hetero Brazilian cop gets catfished on social media by gay teen transvestite. Angry tears and accepting hugs ensue.

by Anonymousreply 13November 24, 2022 9:22 PM

Sisid was just meh.

Cop Secret was just OK.

Where Butterflies Don't Fly is good movie.

Two movies not listed on this are:


Two and One

by Anonymousreply 14November 25, 2022 2:24 AM

[quote]...but the question remains as to where these films available to view online?

R12, it's not perfect but JustWatch.com (web or app) is the best source I know to locate where (and when) films and series are streamed on different services. Just search on the title after checking the streaming services you use.

Location/Country plays a big role because a series produced by HBO for example may, in some countries, have a distribution agreement with Netflix; and the schedule of a release in one country may be simultaneous, nearly so, or happen much later from the same service in another country.

by Anonymousreply 15November 25, 2022 3:00 AM

To R10 and R11 ( not sure how to tag the posts):

In Aftersun, Calum's interaction with that hot scuba diving instructor seemed kinda flirty. Plus, it's the only person ( other than his daughter) Calum engages in on the trip. I wondered if his depression was related to his sexuality.

In AQOTWF (the 2022 version), Paul doesn't really seem to show any interest in women despite other soldiers constantly going on about them. Instead, he is completely devoted to his male friends, especially Kat, with whom he appears to share an especially close connection.

by Anonymousreply 16November 25, 2022 3:37 AM

How do these dreary, badly-acted pics get greenlit? Are they tru$t-funded because Twylar went to film school? It's always 2 hotties somehow meet and have this prickly courtship that turns into a compromise relationship.

by Anonymousreply 17November 25, 2022 3:44 AM

R17 Thank you for exhausting us

by Anonymousreply 18November 26, 2022 6:16 AM

[quote]In Aftersun, Calum's interaction with that hot scuba diving instructor seemed kinda flirty...I wondered if his depression was related to his sexuality.

Someone I follow on Twitter retweeted someone who thought Calum was gay so I checked Twitter to see if anyone else was picking up on that and there were a few who did.

by Anonymousreply 19November 26, 2022 4:36 PM
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