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GLBT (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender People) Feature Films in Leavey Library (DVDs): Titles U-Z

Titles U-Z

Victim
"A highly respected, but closeted barrister, Melville Farr, risks his marriage and reputation to take on an elusive blackmail ring terrorizing gay men with the threat of public exposure and police action."

Victor Victoria
"A starving singer in Depression-era Paris is convinced by an equally hapless performer that she may have more luck on the transvestite circuit if she can only pass herself off as a man."

La virgen de los sicarios
"An older writer, Fernando, returns to his hometown, Medellin, Colombia. There he falls in love with 16-year-old assassin, Alexis. After Alexis is killed, Fernando hunts for his killer in the Medellin slums and falls in love with Wilmar, a boy who resembles Alexis."

Voor een verloren soldaat = For a Lost Soldier
"The true story of a boy's war-time sexual awakening. A young boy (Dutch ballet star Rudi van Dantzig) is passionately attracted to his handsome Canadian liberator during World War II."

W imię  = In the Name Of
"Adam is a Catholic priest who discovered his calling as a servant of God at the relatively late age of 21. He now lives in a village in rural Poland where he works with teenagers with behavioral problems who fight and yell abuse. He declines the advances of a young blonde named Ewa, saying he is already spoken for. However, celibacy is not the only reason for his rejection. Adam knows that he desires men and that his embrace of the priesthood has been a flight from his own sexuality. When he meets Lukasz, the strange and taciturn son of a simple rural family, Adam's self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden.

Water Drops on Burning Rocks
"A young man, who is sexually confused, falls in love with an older man. When his ex-fiance comes to see him he needs to decide who he loves more. Unable to cope, he decides to take drastic measures."

The Watermelon Woman
"Cheryl, a young black woman in a video store, is making a documentary about an obscure black actress from the 1930's. When she discovers that the actress (known as 'the Watermelon Woman') had a white lesbian lover, Cheryl just happens to fall in love with a very cute white woman herself!"

The Wedding Banquet
"This 1993 international hit by Ang Lee is a funny and poignant story of a gay, Taiwanese-American man who goes to some lengths to fool his visiting family that he's actually straight. The results are far more complicated and entertaining than anyone could have guessed. The film seems all the more rich now since Lee has become a major Hollywood director: that same sensitivity and mild bemusement he brought to such stories of manners as Sense and Sensibility and The Ice Storm in recent years are in full bloom in this earlier work." - Tom Keogh

Weekend
"A tale of a one-night-stand that develops into a weekend-long idyll for two very different young men in Midlands, England. It's an emotionally naked film that's both an invaluable snapshot of the complexities of contemporary gay living and a universally identifiable portrait of a love affair."

Were the World Mine
"When Timothy  is cast as Puck in A Midsummer's Night's Dream, the young gay man stumbles upon a secret love-potion recipe hidden in the script. He creates comic chaos as he turns much of his narrow-minded town gay, starting with the rugby jock of his dreams."

Wilde
"Notorious poet and playwright Oscar Wilde devours all that life has to offer, but there's only so much that late Victorian England will tolerate. As Wilde delves into a taboo world of unrealized homosexual desire, his life rapidly becomes a turbulent charade. He cannot escape the repercussions wrought by a 'pure' society, nor will he hide in shame for being true to his nature."

You and I
"Two friends pick up and hitchhiker that develops interest in one of them."

Yossi
"The sequel to Yossi & Jagger finds the closeted Dr. Yossi Hoffman reminiscing about his lover ten years after his death. However, as he encounters a group of young soldiers, one of them, Tom, reignites his romantic feelings."

Yossi and Yager
"Based on a true story, Yossi & Jagger portrays the love affair of two Israeli officers in a remote army base on the Israeli-Lebanese border. They are commanders, they are in love, and they try to find a place of their own in an oppressing and rigid system, which sends them to defend a cause they do not necessarily believe in."

Die Zärtlichkeit der Wölfe = The Tenderness of Wolves
"Story of a gay serial killer who murders young boys so he can serve them as dinner to his circle of fellow cannibals."