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

Titles O-P

Orlando
"Orlando, an English nobleman, defies the laws of nature with surprising results. Immortal and highly imaginative, he undergoes a series of extraordinary transformations that humorously, hauntingly illustrate the eternal war between the sexes."

Órói
"An unexpected first kiss causes Gabriel to feel the electrifying 'jitters' of love and lust with the free-spirited Marcus; a perfect way to end a summer studying abroad. Realizing he is gay, Gabriel returns home and is immediately scrutinized by his family and friends who notice he's different. But as the school year launches with Gabriel distracted with parties and his friends' own dramas, Marcus returns, reigniting the hot, thrilling emotions of one's first crush."

Our Paradise
"Vassili, an aging pickpocket and prostitute, finds a young man unconscious man in a notorious Parisian cruising ground and takes him home to nurse his wounds. The two men discover a burning connection and become lovers and accomplices. They work together as prostitutes and take up the habit of fleecing their clients one by one. But, little by little, the net tightens around them as Vassili's violent past comes back to haunt him."

Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!
"A Jewish family struggles to come to terms with the fact that their son is gay after he comes out of the closet at his cousin's wedding. Every attempt to understand their son's lifestyle and keep it a secret ends in failure when he and his partner try to adopt a child, blowing the lid off the closet door."

Pariah
"Alike is a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents and younger sister in Brooklyn's Fort Greene neighborhood. She has a flair for poetry, and is a good student at her local high school. Alike is quietly but firmly embracing her identity as a lesbian. Wondering how much she can confide in her family, Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity--sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward."

Parting Glances
"A homosexual love story set in Manhattan. As Michael's friend Nick is dying of AIDS, his current lover is about to leave for Africa."

People You May Know
"Tells the story of Joe, Delia, Rodrigo, and Herbert, four friends in Los Angeles. All them will have to confront a new reality when Delia gets pregnant from Joe, her ex-boyfriend, who happens to be gay."

Personal Best
"A promising hurdler finds needed emotional and athletic seasoning with a caring mentor. After the two fall in love, their relationship is threatened as both vie for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team."

Pit Stop
"Openly gay Ernesto and closeted Gabe grapple with the sad tribulations of being gay in a small, working-class Texas town. A truly uplifting love story about male intimacy, the heartache of unsuccessful relationships, and the transformative power of love."

Plata quemada = Burnt Money
"When two gay thugs Angel (Eduardo Noriega) and El Nene (Leonardo Sharaglia) join a plan to hold up an armored truck with a group of seasoned gangsters, their love and loyalty to each other is tested. Angel is wounded by police gunfire during the robbery, forcing El Nene to kill them all in a fit of rage. Things become complicated when they escape to Uruguay and the police threaten to torture the driver's moll if she doesn't tell them where they are. With their pictures plastered on the cover of every paper, drowning in drugs and aldohol, the gang begins to bicker. Against his boss's wishes El Nene leaves the apartment and roams the streets where he meets a prostitute named Giselle (Leticia Bredice) in whom he begins to trust."

Presque rien = Come Undone
"...tells the story of two young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Mathieu is a quiet 18-year-old boy spending the holidays with his depressed mother. He gets involved with the more experienced Cďric. Their relationship sets off an emotional firestorm in Mathieu as he moves towards adulthood and independence."

Prick Up Your Ears
"Based on the true story of the murder/suicide of playwright Joe Orton and his lover, Ken Halliwell."

Pride
"U.K. gay activists work to assist miners during their extended strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984."

Princesa
"Fernando/Fernanda, a 19-year-old Brazilian transvestite, travels to Milan and becomes a prostitute to finance a sex-change operation. Fernanda dreams of becoming a 'real' woman but in Milan is transformed instead into Princesa, a mysterious figure of allure. She then meets Gianni, a straight-laced, married businessman who falls in love with her. It all seems to good to be true...and is."

Pura lengua
"Through unconventional storytelling, we experience what it feels like when Reina, a young urban Xicana, is betrayed for the very first time. While searching for ways to cope, she survives one last traumatic blow. And only through poetry, her healing journey begins."

Purple Sea
"A scandal hidden in 19th century Sicily between two young women, Angela and Sara. Angela isn't t like other girls her age, she fears nothing and nobody. She can't hide her feelings for Sara. To maintain the forbidden relationship, she changes her outward appearance to disguise herself as a man. The chains that had imprisoned her existence suddenly disappear and she becomes powerful, but in her heart she never denies her identity as a woman."