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The most unintentionally homoerotic movie

What is it?

Not talking about stuff that deliberately played up the gay content, but movies that came across as gay without meaning to

by Anonymousreply 225April 1, 2023 4:23 PM

The Lost Boys

by Anonymousreply 1December 27, 2022 10:40 PM

The sword and sandal movie "Son of Samson," which is discussed in this article:

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by Anonymousreply 2December 27, 2022 10:42 PM

Dawson's 50 load weekend

by Anonymousreply 3December 27, 2022 10:45 PM

I was watching LOTR - Return of the King yesterday and the way Frodo and Sam kept looking at each other at the end of the movie was one of the gayest things I have seen in recent memory.

by Anonymousreply 4December 27, 2022 10:46 PM

2 Popes

by Anonymousreply 5December 27, 2022 10:46 PM

The Lost Boys was super gay, although I'm not sure that was unintentional

by Anonymousreply 6December 27, 2022 10:49 PM

Top Gun owns this thread.

by Anonymousreply 7December 27, 2022 10:52 PM

American Beauty was fucking gay

by Anonymousreply 8December 27, 2022 10:53 PM

Dirty Pig 2

by Anonymousreply 9December 27, 2022 10:53 PM

Pull out your wiener and pop in Spartacus (1960).

by Anonymousreply 10December 27, 2022 10:56 PM

R8, American Beauty was deliberately gay. Sheesh.

by Anonymousreply 11December 27, 2022 10:57 PM

Top Gun is a great choice

by Anonymousreply 12December 27, 2022 10:58 PM

I just watched Top Gun for the first time a few months ago. Why do so many scenes happen in the locker room with Tom Cruise wrapped in a towel? LOL

by Anonymousreply 13December 27, 2022 11:00 PM

The codpieces in Batman and Robin in 1997 kept twitching.

by Anonymousreply 14December 27, 2022 11:00 PM

I will NOT respond to such a stupid premise for a thread.

by Anonymousreply 15December 27, 2022 11:28 PM

Moment by Moment with lookalikes Lily Tomlin and John Travolta as a hustler named "Strip!"

by Anonymousreply 16December 27, 2022 11:30 PM

Most Tom Cruise movies

Sommersby, with Jodie Foster and Richard Gere as the gayest straight couple ever

by Anonymousreply 17December 27, 2022 11:31 PM

Is White Squall a tad too obvious?

by Anonymousreply 18December 27, 2022 11:33 PM


by Anonymousreply 19December 27, 2022 11:33 PM

Top Gun was NOT unintentionally gay.

by Anonymousreply 20December 27, 2022 11:36 PM

Daniel Day Lewis in A Room with a View

by Anonymousreply 21December 27, 2022 11:39 PM

R21 His character wasn't homoerotic. Just gay.

by Anonymousreply 22December 27, 2022 11:41 PM

The Outsiders

by Anonymousreply 23December 27, 2022 11:44 PM

The Departed. Francis Coppola Drakula. Agree with Room With a View, excepting Day Lewis (where there was no subtext).

by Anonymousreply 24December 27, 2022 11:45 PM

A Telugu (Indian) movie called "Nee Sneham" (2002) about two friends who are so close, they might as well be a couple. Completely unintended gayness. I did about 10 blog posts on it, it was so funny. It had Uday Kiran, a nice thick-set actor (who later committed suicide) and Jatin Grewal, a really beautiful male model. Here's one the musical numbers from the film, with the pair dancing together. If you ever want to see a film that will make you say, "OMG" over and over, this one is it.

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by Anonymousreply 25December 27, 2022 11:45 PM

Red River -- but was this *really* unselfconsciously homoerotic?

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by Anonymousreply 26December 28, 2022 12:00 AM


by Anonymousreply 27December 28, 2022 12:11 AM

Ben-Hur was gayer than a bag of dicks

by Anonymousreply 28December 28, 2022 12:24 AM

Internal Affairs. At least that once scene where Richard Gere gets thisclose to Andy Garcia. If you have seen the movie you know the scene I am talking about. Hot as fuck. *fans self*

by Anonymousreply 29December 28, 2022 12:27 AM

All the right moves and most early Tom Cruise movies.

by Anonymousreply 30December 28, 2022 12:28 AM

Not a movie but Season One of True Detective. Harrelson and McConaughey had some seriously charged chemistry going on. The ending is rather unexpectedly sweet too. There is a bit of a vibe that they just might end up together.

by Anonymousreply 31December 28, 2022 12:50 AM

The first Sherlock Holmes movie with Robert Downey, Jr and Jude Law. They were throwing out some very heavy vibes to each other, like lovers.

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by Anonymousreply 33December 28, 2022 1:15 AM

Point Break

by Anonymousreply 34December 28, 2022 1:16 AM

In the first Fast and Furious movie Dom is having a backyard BBQ and a friend (Vince) who left the group in anger (jealousy?) after Paul Walker joins Dom's crew, shows up to be with the team again. Dom and Vince give off a more than brotherly vibe when settling their feud.

by Anonymousreply 35December 28, 2022 1:23 AM

That movie with the men sucking on each others penises, then they buy fine china together, but they break up over lasagne noodles — what’s it called again

by Anonymousreply 36December 28, 2022 1:35 AM

Do Apartment Zero and Interview With The Vampire count or were they blatantly and intentionally homoerotic?

by Anonymousreply 37December 28, 2022 1:36 AM

White Squall

by Anonymousreply 38December 28, 2022 1:38 AM

Fight Club.

by Anonymousreply 39December 28, 2022 1:57 AM

The original version of The Hitcher, with Rutger Hauer. I've always side-eyed this movie for sneaking in so much homoerotica. Young twink C. Thomas Howell is tired and picks up hitchhiker Hauer on a lonely road to help him stay awake. Soon, the unhinged guy named Ryder is pulling a knife and threatens to kill CTH, but CTH pushes Ryder out and drives away. The rest of the movie is Ryder trying to get back with the young driver. The handful of times they cross paths again, they share lingering looks, Ryder cradles CTH's face when he surprises him in a diner, Ryder ghoulishly putting pennies on CTH's eyes and then walking away. Later in the movie, Ryder kills off poor Jennifer Jason Leigh, who made the mistake of coming between him and CTH - he doesn't want the competition.

I especially love near the end after Ryder after gets caught, the bewildered cops put the two together in a room to try to figure out Ryder's motive for all the mayhem. Ryder reaches to gently clasp CTH's hands, but CTH spits in Ryder's face instead. Ryder gets a look of intense bliss on his face after getting CTH's fluid on him. The film ends with Ryder getting put in a police transport vehicle and humming the song "A Bicycle Built for Two". The lyrics are basically a love story:

Daisy, Daisy,

Give me your answer do!

I'm half crazy,

All for the love of you!

It won't be a stylish marriage,

I can't afford a carriage

But you'll look sweet upon the seat

Of a bicycle made for two

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by Anonymousreply 42December 28, 2022 2:11 AM

No, r42, you mean *Auntie* Mame.

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by Anonymousreply 43December 28, 2022 2:24 AM

Fight Club is a good choice

by Anonymousreply 44December 28, 2022 2:35 AM

Rebel Without a Cause. Not just Jim and Plato.

by Anonymousreply 45December 28, 2022 3:53 AM

The Women (1937)

by Anonymousreply 46December 28, 2022 4:02 AM

The Trouble with Angels

Little Darlings

Calamity Jane

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by Anonymousreply 47December 28, 2022 4:07 AM

Nightmare on Elm Street 2 is gay, gay, gayyyyyyy.

by Anonymousreply 48December 28, 2022 4:08 AM

Fuck me dude.

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by Anonymousreply 49December 28, 2022 4:08 AM

The Karate Kid

The Neverending Story

Beaches (they just needed to fuck, or maybe not. She still ended up with her kid.)

by Anonymousreply 50December 28, 2022 4:12 AM

Doris Day is so dykey in Calamity Jane

by Anonymousreply 51December 28, 2022 4:17 AM

[quote]Do Apartment Zero and Interview With The Vampire count or were they blatantly and intentionally homoerotic?

It's clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that the homoeroticism in APARTMENT ZERO was intentional. Probably also in INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE, but that movie was such a mess that I'm not 100 percent sure.

by Anonymousreply 52December 28, 2022 4:19 AM

[quote] Beaches (they just needed to fuck, or maybe not. She still ended up with her kid.)

Bette Midler fucking anyone would make Beaches a horror movie!

by Anonymousreply 53December 28, 2022 4:30 AM

West Side Story

The Outsiders

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by Anonymousreply 54December 28, 2022 4:31 AM

Fright Night

by Anonymousreply 55December 28, 2022 4:33 AM

Weird Science

(intentional and yet they try so hard to make it str8.)

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by Anonymousreply 56December 28, 2022 4:34 AM


Star Wars

Never Cry Wolf

Catch Me If You Can

Batman (all of them)

Star Trek III: The Search For Spock

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (a fuck lot of westerns and obviously all the gladitator movies they remove the gay from)

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by Anonymousreply 57December 28, 2022 7:54 AM

An American Werewolf in London

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by Anonymousreply 58December 28, 2022 7:55 AM

Lord of The Rings

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by Anonymousreply 59December 28, 2022 7:56 AM

Holy crap, that WEIRD SCIENCE scene is over-the-top homoerotic! But they MUST have known exactly what they were doing.

by Anonymousreply 60December 28, 2022 1:41 PM

The original version of POINT BREAK.

by Anonymousreply 61December 28, 2022 2:25 PM

The always over-eager poster at R1 not only disgraces the R1 position (again) with her pushy earnestness, but gets it wrong.

There was nothing "unintentional" about the homoeroticism in "Lost Boys."

A little cluelessly 'phobic, in this context, with such an uninformed, rather craven assumption.

by Anonymousreply 62December 28, 2022 2:30 PM

I always wondered how Tom's friend in All The Right Moves first told him that he could lift the lid of a desk with his cock.

by Anonymousreply 63December 28, 2022 2:38 PM

Swing Kids

Dead Poets Society

Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story

Space Mutiny

by Anonymousreply 64December 28, 2022 2:39 PM

I like to read Soderbergh's "Ocean's" trilogy as being actually about the Clooney and Pitt characters being longtime lovers/partners. The female love interests are all part of the misdirection. And Damon is the twink they are thinking about introducing into their relationship.

by Anonymousreply 65December 28, 2022 2:43 PM

Cruel Intentions

by Anonymousreply 66December 28, 2022 2:49 PM

R56 Ilan Mitchell-Smith was so sexy. I remember being a kid seeing this movie and that should have been a sign that I was definitely gay!

by Anonymousreply 67December 28, 2022 3:19 PM

The Goonies (a boy's obsession with hunting down the One Eyed Willie. He'll journey through the backwoods and dark mazes. Nothing will stop him in his relentless pursuit of this secret treasure.)

Alien I & II


Toy Soldiers

My Bodyguard

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by Anonymousreply 68December 28, 2022 4:05 PM

The Sting

by Anonymousreply 69December 28, 2022 6:19 PM

Almost all of these movies are intentionally homoerotic. For example, The Hitcher: Rutger Hauer has spoken about how his character is “in love” with Howell. The Sting: at the time it was released, everyone joked about unattractive all of the female characters were so they wouldn’t distract from the central Newman-Redford pairing.

by Anonymousreply 70December 28, 2022 6:32 PM

When Paul Newman was looking for a director for "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," his first choices (including Martin Ritt, Stuart Rosenberg, and Robert Wise) weren't interested in the script. He met with George Roy Hill and asked him, "Well, how do you see this picture?" Hill replied, "It's a love affair between two men," and was hired more or less on the spot.

by Anonymousreply 71December 28, 2022 6:41 PM

Escape from witch mountain.

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by Anonymousreply 73December 28, 2022 6:58 PM

300 was INCREDIBLY homoerotic, but again, I doubt that was unintentional. Seeing as how we can assume that all filmmakers understand that gay men like to watch hot actors in various states of undress and/or in sexual situations, I'm not sure I can think of a single film that I would describe as unintentionally homoerotic.

by Anonymousreply 74December 28, 2022 7:48 PM

"Bad Influence" with James Spader as a repressed wimp who meets bad boy Rob Lowe. The opening scenes when they meet are incredibly homoerotic -- you get the sense Rob is trying pick up James for hot, dirty sex, not just chatting with some future mark.

by Anonymousreply 75December 28, 2022 8:28 PM

The Master - particularly the scene where PSH sings "Slow Boat to China" to Joaquin and Joaquin starts sobbing.

This was likely intentional homoeroticism.

by Anonymousreply 76December 28, 2022 8:51 PM

The Great Escape

by Anonymousreply 77December 29, 2022 12:32 AM

Agree with The Great Escape

by Anonymousreply 78December 29, 2022 12:59 AM

Magnificent Seven

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by Anonymousreply 79December 29, 2022 2:06 AM

The Magnificent Seven Inches.

by Anonymousreply 80December 29, 2022 2:07 AM

Four of the Magnificent Seven share a fruity drink.

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by Anonymousreply 81December 29, 2022 2:10 AM

The drink wasn't the only thing that was fruity

by Anonymousreply 82December 29, 2022 2:14 AM

r60 much of the films teen and young adult male of the 60s to 80s pushed the homoerotic but in the sense of male fratnernity, bonding or even rivalry being innately homoerotic. Then you also had the gay scare/panic films which push the closeness as dysfunctional and leading to violence, madness or otherwise, self destruction.. some more blatantly sexual, erotic but most just playing to allegories, as has long been done with horror, thrillers, suspsense, crime, psychological dramas,e tc... at least before the conservative moralists stepped in to idealize the purity of the female virgin extended upon the social (conservative vs liberal; pure of mind, body, spirit.. or heading through a trial to be born again)

by Anonymousreply 83December 29, 2022 2:24 AM

R76 " This was likely intentional homoeroticism. "

Did you read OP's post?

by Anonymousreply 84December 29, 2022 2:34 AM

Dude, Where's My Car -- Ashton kisses Sean to make Fabio jealous? Okay.

by Anonymousreply 85December 29, 2022 2:38 AM

School Ties

by Anonymousreply 86December 29, 2022 2:41 AM

Boondock Saints

by Anonymousreply 87December 29, 2022 2:46 AM

Top Gun may be the gayest movie ever.

by Anonymousreply 88December 29, 2022 3:15 AM


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by Anonymousreply 89December 29, 2022 3:18 AM

The Other Side of Aspen

by Anonymousreply 90December 29, 2022 3:49 AM

Jurassic Park 3

by Anonymousreply 91December 29, 2022 4:03 AM

Tom Cruise's home movies

by Anonymousreply 92December 30, 2022 5:30 PM

Captain America: Winter Soldier

by Anonymousreply 93December 30, 2022 5:37 PM

Johnny Guitar

by Anonymousreply 94December 30, 2022 7:04 PM

Johnny Guitar is so camp

by Anonymousreply 95December 30, 2022 7:39 PM

R95, but it’s very much intentional. A better question might be: has there EVER been an unintentionally homoerotic film?

by Anonymousreply 96December 30, 2022 7:54 PM

Top Gun. I think they thought they were making a "macho" action movie

by Anonymousreply 97December 30, 2022 7:59 PM

[quote] 300 was INCREDIBLY homoerotic, but again, I doubt that was unintentional.

The thing was that the film was very closely based on the Frank Miller graphic novel, and if there's ever been someone who is unaware of his homoerotic impulses, it's Miller. He is incredibly fucked up--the homeroticism in his work pales between his fascination with fascism and brutality.

It's interesting that the most brilliant and creative comics artists and writers of the last sixty years--Miller, Steve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore--have all been fucked-up wackos.

by Anonymousreply 98December 30, 2022 8:04 PM

[quote]Top Gun. I think they thought they were making a "macho" action movie

And they DID make a macho action movie, but it's hard to believe the director didn't realize the homoerotic effect of the volleyball scene, the locker room scene, that scene in the classroom where two of the male "couples" look like they're about to kiss or fuck at any minute, etc. TOP GUN functions on (at least) two levels for different audiences.

by Anonymousreply 99December 30, 2022 8:28 PM

Fincher insisted that Fight Club was not homoerotic. Sure, Jan.

by Anonymousreply 100December 30, 2022 8:29 PM

R100, who the hell is he to decide that? Isn't homoeroticism in the eye of the beholder?

by Anonymousreply 101December 30, 2022 8:37 PM

Troll and Troll 2

by Anonymousreply 102December 30, 2022 9:08 PM

You just EXPECTED Tom Hardy and Chris Pine to fuck at the end.

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by Anonymousreply 103December 30, 2022 9:13 PM

The Covenant, a 2006 horror movie starring young barely clothed Sebastian Stan, Steven Strait, Taylor Kitsch and Chace Crawford.

by Anonymousreply 104December 30, 2022 9:15 PM

The Wizard of Oz

by Anonymousreply 105December 30, 2022 9:16 PM

1983's "Bad Boys" starring Sean Penn and Esai Morales.

You're welcome.

by Anonymousreply 106December 30, 2022 9:24 PM

Johnny Guitar? Is lesbian implication still called homoerotic?

by Anonymousreply 107December 30, 2022 9:27 PM

I really think the homoerotic element in This Means War was unintended

by Anonymousreply 108December 30, 2022 9:43 PM

Maybe not unintentional, but Brute Force (1947), with Hume Cronyn as the sadistic head guard of a prison, whos has photos of Greco-Roman muscle statues on the wall of his office, and holds his rubber pipe weapn in funny ways.

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by Anonymousreply 109December 31, 2022 1:57 AM

Brute Force is definitely homoerotic, saw it on TCM not that long ago

by Anonymousreply 110December 31, 2022 1:58 AM

R104 Nothing unintentional there, between those torsos and Sebastian Stans' cock-perfect mouth.

by Anonymousreply 111December 31, 2022 11:00 PM

Schindler's list. - too soon?

by Anonymousreply 112January 1, 2023 1:48 AM

How could this dialog be "unintentional" ?

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by Anonymousreply 113January 1, 2023 11:28 PM
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by Anonymousreply 114January 1, 2023 11:29 PM

Think something saltier than acid.

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by Anonymousreply 115January 1, 2023 11:31 PM

Money shot.

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by Anonymousreply 116January 1, 2023 11:32 PM

^ So gay

by Anonymousreply 117January 1, 2023 11:38 PM

Ben Hur

Case closed.

by Anonymousreply 118January 2, 2023 12:03 AM

R118, Ben Hur is another example of a carefully thought-out, intentional gay storyline. I mean, Gore worked on the script. We seein the Charleston Heston-Steven Boyd relationship exactly what we are meant to see.

by Anonymousreply 119January 2, 2023 12:52 AM

True 119, but I think it was unintentional for Heston and Boyd. Spartacus Olivier was definitely intentional and pretty outspoken for it’s time.

by Anonymousreply 120January 2, 2023 1:29 PM

^its time, Oh DEAR!!

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by Anonymousreply 122January 2, 2023 1:52 PM

R120, the oft-told tale is that the gay content of BEN-HUR was kept secret from Heston but not from Boyd. In fact, I believe Gore Vidal's story goes that Boyd came to him and said he was having a huge problem motivating his character's incredibly evil actions towards his former friend, so Vidal came up with the idea that judah Ben-Hur and Messala had been lovers when they were younger, and Messala was now trying to rekindle the relationship -- and when he was spurned by Judah, he became so enraged that he took revenge on Judah and his family. Boyd loved the idea, and he and Vidal brought it to the director William Wyler. They convinced him, but he said to them: "Okay, but don't tell Chuck!", presumably because he knew that Mr. Heston would NOT be on board with even the hint of a gay subtext to the relationship.

Although this does sound like it COULD be the kind of story that Vidal would make up, it really does have the ring of truth to it, ESPECIALLY if you watch Judah and Messala's first scene together in the movie, when they see each other again after a separation of many years. Watching that scene, it's impossible to think the gay subtext was unintentional on Boyd's part, even if it was on Heston's.

by Anonymousreply 123January 2, 2023 1:59 PM

Stand by Me

by Anonymousreply 124January 2, 2023 3:02 PM

I just rewatched the scene, R123, you are spot on. So Boyd way comfortable amongst gays?

by Anonymousreply 125January 2, 2023 3:04 PM

R125 There have long been rumors that Boyd was gay. He was briefly married in the late 50s, then didn't marry again until his mid-40s, a year before he died. The rumor is that his agent encourage him to get married because the rumors were swirling about him.

by Anonymousreply 126January 2, 2023 3:07 PM

Is that the sauna scene in Ben Hur?

by Anonymousreply 127January 2, 2023 3:45 PM

R127 No, that's Spartacus. Olivier and Tony Curtis.

by Anonymousreply 128January 2, 2023 3:50 PM

The best gay Ben Hur scene is the one when they throw the two javelins next to each other into the ceiling beam. Like two throbbing cocks aligned.

by Anonymousreply 129January 2, 2023 5:43 PM

In Ben-Hur Steven Boyd looks at Heston the way a starving man looks at a steak. I definitely think Boyd was "in on it" even if Heston wasn't

by Anonymousreply 130January 2, 2023 5:58 PM

Ben-Hur = Jesus Christ you queens are OLD

by Anonymousreply 131January 2, 2023 6:29 PM

Clockwork Orange

by Anonymousreply 132January 2, 2023 6:35 PM

Minute By Minute

by Anonymousreply 133January 2, 2023 6:39 PM

R130, Gore Vidal said that Boyd was in on it and liked it. But he and the director agreed not to tell Heston.

by Anonymousreply 134January 2, 2023 11:16 PM

R123, Ben-Hur, the novel, may have had a gay undertone. In The Big Sleep, when Bogart impersonates a twitchy gay book collector, he's says he's looking for a rare 1860 edition of . . . Ben-Hur.

by Anonymousreply 135January 2, 2023 11:17 PM

This scene.

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by Anonymousreply 136January 2, 2023 11:19 PM

no this one.

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by Anonymousreply 137January 2, 2023 11:22 PM

John Gavin in Spartacus

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by Anonymousreply 138January 2, 2023 11:26 PM

Fried Green Tomatoes

Steel Magnolias

by Anonymousreply 139January 2, 2023 11:35 PM

[quote]Gore Vidal said that Boyd was in on it and liked it. But he and the director agreed not to tell Heston.

More or less what I wrote above, except what my understanding is that it was the director, William Wyler, who told Vidal and Boyd not to tell Heston.

by Anonymousreply 140January 2, 2023 11:41 PM

The Swimmer, directed by, of all people, Frank Perry (Mommie Dearest.)

by Anonymousreply 141January 3, 2023 12:37 AM

RED RIVER owns this thread, but BAD INFLUENCE is a contender.

by Anonymousreply 142January 3, 2023 12:42 AM

Mahogany You can see Tony Perkins' hardon during the fight with Billy Dee !

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by Anonymousreply 143January 3, 2023 1:13 AM

[quote] Ben-Hur = Jesus Christ you queens are OLD

Jesus Christ you twinks are STUPID.

by Anonymousreply 144January 3, 2023 1:17 AM

What was that r143? Did Tony tell Berry to put the scene in the movie? Berry was too stupid to understand what he was trying to do.

by Anonymousreply 145January 3, 2023 1:21 AM

This scene in this movie

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by Anonymousreply 146January 3, 2023 1:31 AM

The homoeroticism in Eastern Promises is intentional.

by Anonymousreply 147January 3, 2023 3:56 AM

The Porky's movies. PeeWee clearly wanted to lose his cherry to Meat.

by Anonymousreply 148January 8, 2023 3:26 PM

I always thought that Fried Green Tomatoes was a lezzie movie, until a friend recently convinced me otherwise

by Anonymousreply 149January 8, 2023 4:14 PM

Dead Poets Society owns it

by Anonymousreply 150January 8, 2023 4:29 PM

R149 Did you ever read the book? The lesbianism was blatant in it. It was very covert in the movie.

by Anonymousreply 151January 8, 2023 5:24 PM

R131 I think old films are available for home viewing by people of all ages.

by Anonymousreply 152January 8, 2023 7:47 PM

I didn't find Dead Poets Society to be homoerotic, but I haven't seen it for years. What's the biggest scene of homoeroticism in the movie?

by Anonymousreply 153January 8, 2023 7:49 PM

R134 Vidal was a liar.

He was in the business of making fiction.

He was on the script for just two weeks. The real work on the script was by--

[quote] Karl Tunberg , Lew Wallace, Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman and Christopher Fry,

by Anonymousreply 154January 8, 2023 8:38 PM

[quote]You just EXPECTED Tom Hardy and Chris Pine to fuck at the end.

There was an alternate ending on the DVD where Hardy and Pine's characters choose each other over Witherspoon's character. None of the homoeroticism in that movie was unintended, they just chose the ending that would be more palatable to mainstream audiences in Peoria.

by Anonymousreply 155January 8, 2023 9:49 PM

R155 I wanted a make out scene, but they wouldn't go for it.

by Anonymousreply 156January 9, 2023 1:12 AM

"Never Back Down" (2008)

"Friday Night Lights" (2004)

by Anonymousreply 157January 16, 2023 3:34 AM

R7 was prescient, as "TG: M" was basically called gay by Chelsea Handler on the Critics Choice Awards show tonight.

by Anonymousreply 158January 16, 2023 4:17 AM

[quote]The real work on the script was by--Karl Tunberg , Lew Wallace, Maxwell Anderson, S.N. Behrman and Christopher Fry,

It wasn't by Lew Wallace. He was a Civil War general and later a Governor. He wrote the book on which the movie is based. In 1880. Karl Tunberg wrote the original draft (I think?) and got sole screen credit. He was kind of a hack, though. The script that was used was written or re-written mainly by playwright Christopher Fry, according to the director.

by Anonymousreply 159January 16, 2023 4:55 AM

None of you queens have mentioned "The Defiant Ones" yet? Sidney Poitier and Tony Curtis are escaping prisoners fleeing through swamps and falling into pits while shackled together. Their racial hate for each other changes to something else during their travails. After they get their shackle removed, Tony has the chance to stay with a backwoods woman, but leaves her to save Sidney from a redneck posse and their bloodhounds. The film ends with Tony cradled in Sidney's arms.

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by Anonymousreply 160January 16, 2023 5:16 AM

R149 What? You're stupid. They were lesbians, it was white washed in the film. Like The Color Purple.

by Anonymousreply 161January 16, 2023 6:15 AM

The Two Popes

by Anonymousreply 162January 16, 2023 7:36 AM

The ending of Casablanca

by Anonymousreply 163January 16, 2023 3:12 PM

TV show: The Facts of Life

by Anonymousreply 164January 16, 2023 4:46 PM

This nude massage scene between Gregory Harrison and Perry King in 1983's "The Hasty Heart"

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by Anonymousreply 165January 16, 2023 4:51 PM

The Eagle with Channing Tatum

by Anonymousreply 166January 16, 2023 4:55 PM

TV show: Adam-12.

I’m convinced that Malloy was closeted and secretly in love with Reed.

by Anonymousreply 167January 16, 2023 5:26 PM


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by Anonymousreply 168January 19, 2023 2:34 AM

R166 Yes, Channing and Jamie clearly were supposed to be fucking.

by Anonymousreply 169January 19, 2023 10:51 AM

Fried Green Tomatoes was written by Fannie Flagg, who is rumored to be a lesbian, so that may explain the lesbian subtext.

by Anonymousreply 170January 23, 2023 8:32 AM

In the book the lesbianism is more explicit. Also, Jessica Tandy is not Mary Stuart Masterson’s character.

by Anonymousreply 171January 23, 2023 10:25 AM

r160 prison movies don't count

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by Anonymousreply 172January 23, 2023 11:59 AM

virtually every film about nuns... which is why so many of those stories involve ms babybutch finding a man

by Anonymousreply 173January 23, 2023 12:01 PM

R25 Like I would ever say "OMG" to anything, under any circumstances.

by Anonymousreply 174January 23, 2023 12:11 PM

for lads, virtually from sports becoming comfortable with your sexuality and learning how to bottom

business - daddy issues

action - instinctual lust and from dusk to dawn promote the blurry lines of male socialization and fraternal love, see john carpenter's vampires or from dusk til dawn. pussy is the enemy. and we could skim over various films where pussy is both rare commodity and enemy... Predator, Starship Troopers (that one is more of a bisexual inversion as bisexuality as the ideal, in addition to breaking standard gendered roles. The obsession with his dream girl led to many deaths in the face of the vagina monsters vs the orgiastic relationship he could have had after winning the respect of his platoon.)

military films in general - in which "traditional" or the modern nuclear family values are frequently at the root of dysfunction when presented as the ideal. Hot Lips is defiantly hetero but queered by her bdsm tendencies, aggressive - masculinzed social features and essentially being brothel madame with her nurses that are viewed like prostitutes for merely being female in a place where there's so few readily available. Likewise we see the same with the catty and snarky relationships of other leads in M*A*S*H - again, it's hardly a wonder that it's the crossdresser that appears the most hetero defined/inclined and homophobic.

by Anonymousreply 175January 23, 2023 12:15 PM

107 replies and no mention of The Transporter (2002)?

Jason Statham's character always talks about "The Package"

Before he kills a guy Statham gently strokes the inside of his hand. This person is the same actor that gets jealous when Dom brings Brian to the cookout.

And this very strange fight sequence: I'm shirtless so let me pour some oil on myself so I'll be more slippery and can avoid getting hit. It's okay to kiss a guy because I'm underwater and I'm just sucking the air out of him so I don't drown

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by Anonymousreply 176February 6, 2023 6:42 AM

American Flyers, especially this scene.

Kevin Costner with a pornstache gives off serious Chad Douglas vibes, and David Marshall Grant looks like a 1980s Falcon power bottom.

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by Anonymousreply 177February 6, 2023 1:22 PM

"Animal House"; the paddling scene.

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by Anonymousreply 178February 6, 2023 1:38 PM

[quote]a 1980s Falcon power bottom.

My favorite was Chip Daniels.

by Anonymousreply 179February 7, 2023 7:33 AM

Lifeguard with Sam Elliot.

by Anonymousreply 180February 7, 2023 8:25 AM

[quote]The Lost Boys.

Oh Honey, that wasn't unintentional!

by Anonymousreply 181February 7, 2023 8:27 AM

Carry On Constable.

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by Anonymousreply 182February 7, 2023 8:37 AM

R104 That was such a sexy movie

by Anonymousreply 183February 7, 2023 8:37 AM

Commercial film industries, around the world, employ professional artists and technicians who are worldy and sophisticated and fully aware of that they are doing. I think there is little to no "unintentional" homoeroticism. Instances of homoeroticism are going to be subjective, anyway. You have some fellows acting together and then millions of viewers get to watch it. Some of them are going to find the interaction homoerotic. Hard to predict. When I was a young teen I saw The Defiant Ones and thought it was homoerotic. Most people probably did not in 1958. But the director and actors knew that was a possible reaction. And I'm sure there were some homos in 1958 who thought it was homoerotic.

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by Anonymousreply 184February 7, 2023 11:05 AM

Unintentionally - maybe Gallipoli? WWI drama with gorgeous young Mel Gibson and Mark Lee. They are so beautiful together and kind of besotted with one another.

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by Anonymousreply 186February 7, 2023 12:11 PM

Peter Weir made a couple movies with high homoerotic potential.

by Anonymousreply 187February 7, 2023 12:22 PM

The Blue Lagoon. Despite all the fuss over Brooke Shield’s underage casting, that movie was clearly made so that the director could caress Christopher Atkins’s nude body.with his camera.

by Anonymousreply 188February 7, 2023 1:35 PM

R188 so in your scenario, who does that = UNINTENTIONALLY homoerotic.

by Anonymousreply 189February 7, 2023 1:46 PM

Surprisingly, Chariots of Fire had no homoerotism other them pretty boys in white running in the surf in slow motion.

by Anonymousreply 190February 7, 2023 2:11 PM

I watched "Marathon Man" the other night, and there was definite homoerotic tension between Roy Scheider and William Devane in that one.

by Anonymousreply 191February 7, 2023 2:25 PM

R188 so in your scenario, HOW does that equal UNINTENTIONALLY homoerotic?

by Anonymousreply 192February 7, 2023 4:19 PM

FYI R191 - Roy Scheider and William Devane's characters were a couple on the downlow. In the book, it's clear that they were in a relationship, but the movie kind of buried it. The movie made that even more cloudy because one ended up betraying the other in their life of covert ops.

by Anonymousreply 193February 7, 2023 5:21 PM

Less than Zero - I saw this movie years ago and memory has clouded things, but I remember James Spader pets and caresses strung out Robert Downey Jr. at a party. Pretty sure the scenario was that drug dealer James was pimping out RDJ as payment for the drugs RDJ got. I also got the sense that James was gay/bi and also had feelings for his client. The movie was not homoerotic but that scene was hot - Spader has such a look of tenderness on his face as he hugs RDJ.

by Anonymousreply 194February 7, 2023 5:41 PM

R194 The book is much more explicit, he loads Julian up with drunks and takes him off to be gangbanged by a group of guys in a room upstairs, Clay does nothing to intervene, he just flees the scene.

by Anonymousreply 195February 7, 2023 5:44 PM

R194, one of those film scenes that is much sexier than it has a right to be.

There's been a lot of speculation as to whether Spader had a real-life attraction to RDJ. I'm inclined to think it was simply acting - Spader brought that malevolent seductiveness to a lot of his early roles.

by Anonymousreply 196February 7, 2023 6:17 PM

White Squall...1996. A bunch of shirtless teenagers in a boat, getting disciplined! Ryan Phillipe et al!

by Anonymousreply 197February 7, 2023 6:24 PM

This will blow some peoples minds, but Chuck Norris has a very homoerotic scene in one of his schlock movies. The 1977 movie is called "Breaker, Breaker" and follows trucker Chuck trying to free his younger brother (between 18-20 years old), who is being held hostage by a corrupt small town cop. This movie was made during the height of the CB radio craze, thus the title.

Picture hot young Chuck in ultra-tight jeans running around in dusty Texas towns, looking for the dudes who have his blond twink brother captive. We get a bunch of shots of truckers talking on CB radios, rallied by Chuck to help him in the rescue. When the brothers are finally reunited at the end of the film, they have a hug that doesn't look at all "brotherly" - it looks like Chuck rescued his lover. The hug is held much longer than necessary and Chuck caresses the guys hair and face very tenderly.

The Youtube clip I found cuts a lot of the brother hug out, but you can see what I'm talking about - about 1:10 it starts.

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by Anonymousreply 198February 7, 2023 6:25 PM

"Tigerland" (2000) and "Phone Booth" (2002). Both directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Colin Farrell. While the latter doesn't have any nude scene by Farrell, I felt there is an erotic undertone on the way his character goes from an arrogant and cocky dude-bro to a scared, desperate and submissive little puppy that you want to protect.

by Anonymousreply 199February 7, 2023 6:36 PM

I will repeat, Fight Club.

by Anonymousreply 200February 8, 2023 2:49 AM

I think Tigerland was definitely intentionally homoerotic.

by Anonymousreply 201February 8, 2023 3:00 AM

R190 Yes it did. It had Brad Davis in there being homoerotic.

by Anonymousreply 202February 8, 2023 3:47 AM

The Godfather

Sonny sure was an ass slapper.

by Anonymousreply 203February 8, 2023 4:10 AM

Powder. When he watches that other guy take a shower.

by Anonymousreply 204February 8, 2023 4:16 AM

Oh, Billy, blow that raptor resonating chamber!

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by Anonymousreply 205February 8, 2023 4:22 AM

Dr. Grant is a fan

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by Anonymousreply 206February 8, 2023 4:22 AM

How has nobody mentioned Varsity Blues? Shirtless Paul Walker?!

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by Anonymousreply 207February 8, 2023 4:28 AM

Fast and the furious is the homoerotic Paul Walker movie to me, but Into the Blue is also in there.

They had Paul wear his shorts as low as possible for about half the movie.

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by Anonymousreply 208February 8, 2023 4:41 AM

Didn’t Paul Walker make some movie where he had to walk around a truck stop naked with another guy? And there was some campus farce where Miles Teller and Skyler Astin had to walk around with just socks on their junk. Maybe they weren’t homoerotic, but I think a lot of homos eroticizied themselves to those scenes.

by Anonymousreply 209February 8, 2023 5:22 AM

R209, yes, Paul Walker & Steve Zahn had an extended nude scene in "Joy Ride" (2001).

It's also a decent movie with a good performance by Ted Levine as the villain.

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by Anonymousreply 210February 8, 2023 7:51 AM

R195 Well, Scheider and Devane definitely understood the context of the relationship between their characters, because the way they look at each other in their scenes together, the sexual tension is apparent.

by Anonymousreply 211February 8, 2023 10:33 AM

There's a brand-new movie to add to our list: THE FABELMANS. I just saw it, and some of the scenes involving Sam Rechner as Logan are quite homoerotic, especially the scenes at the beach. Also, I for one think Gabriel LaBelle as Sammy is quite cute and sexy in a different way, and he is shirtless in one scene (though he has a towel around his neck).

by Anonymousreply 212February 8, 2023 3:51 PM

The locker room/shower scene after the football game in the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. We saw more of those college boys’ bodies than we did of the whores!

by Anonymousreply 213February 8, 2023 4:04 PM

As you may know, R213, that number/sequence was originally much longer. Most of the extra footage is of the dance sequence when the guys are fully clothed, but there is a little more footage of the guys naked in the showers and semi-naked in the locker room. You may (or may not) be able to find the whole, reconstructed number online somewhere.

by Anonymousreply 214February 8, 2023 4:33 PM

But also, I should have added to the above that I'm sure the homoeroticism in WHOREHOUSE is absolutely, 100 percent intentional.

by Anonymousreply 215February 8, 2023 4:34 PM

[quote]They had Paul wear his shorts as low as possible for about half the movie.

I didn't see the movie, but isn't that just erotic, not homoerotic?

by Anonymousreply 216February 8, 2023 4:44 PM

What exactly makes something homoerotic as opposed to just erotic? Does it have to involve sexual tension between two or more men, or nudity among a group of males?

by Anonymousreply 217February 8, 2023 5:13 PM

Scott Caan was also in Into The Blue. There was probably some homoerotic scenes between him and Paul. Likely some manly wrestling. Someone watch the movie and tell us.

by Anonymousreply 218February 8, 2023 11:45 PM

Not a movie, but an episode of the 80's series "Miami Vice". The episode is called "Evan" and involves an undercover cop who used to be Don (Crockett) Johnson's partner when they first joined the force. Evan surfaces after some years and there is tension between him and Crockett. Evan is still disturbed by an incident early their career where a fellow cop killed himself and Evan has harbored guilt for a long time. He pours out his heart to Crockett and ends up hugging him in his grief.

Later, Evan's grief turns to anger/depression, feeling that Crockett could have handled that cop's suicide better. In my eyes, there seemed to be some unrequited love from Evan to Crockett going on too. By the end of the episode, Evan is in the middle of an undercover arms deal and you see that he has decided that he can't live with his heavy heart anymore. Evan gets shot and ends up cradled in Crockett's lap, then reaches up and traces Crockett's jaw with his finger before dying.

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by Anonymousreply 219February 12, 2023 11:28 PM

Hoot (2006)

by Anonymousreply 220March 31, 2023 2:05 AM

Fight Club is based on a book written by a gay author, so it's hardly unitentional.

by Anonymousreply 221March 31, 2023 7:24 AM

Oh, interesting about Fight Club, I didn't know about the author.

by Anonymousreply 222March 31, 2023 3:47 PM

I saw this movie when I was very young but it has stayed with me. It's "Sometimes a Great Notion", starring Henry Fonda and Paul Newman as father/son who run a logging business on a mountain. There's a very heavy scene where Paul and co-worker Richard Jaeckel are cutting trees alone, when Richard gets pinned under a giant fallen tree in a pool of water. The water starts to rise and Paul watches in horror, seeing his friend is going to drown. Paul jumps in the water and starts to give his friend air via mouth-to-mouth, but it is a lost cause they're alone on this job. Paul keeps giving him air, but Richard realizes he's done and stops accepting it. The scene is more heartbreaking because the water is crystal clear and we see Richard smile peacefully at Paul as he succumbs.

I feel skeevy saying I found it homoerotic, but I did because I had never seen two men so intimate before.

by Anonymousreply 223March 31, 2023 6:39 PM

R223 I didn't find that scene homoerotic, but to this day, I think it's the saddest, most tragic movie moment I've ever seen.

by Anonymousreply 224March 31, 2023 6:47 PM

The Complete Works of Jan Michael Vincent.

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