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

Titles A

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
"With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam, and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus  'Priscilla,' the trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits."

Aimée & Jaguar
"It's the Battle of Berlin, during World War 2, two women find each other. One is single, Aimée, the other, Jaguar, is unhappily married with 4 children. In war torn Germany it was not safe to be Jewish, it was just as unsafe to be a lesbian. When Jaguar's husband, who is a German soldier, finds out about the relationship of his wife to Aimée, nothing but trouble becomes the result."

Akron
"A sensitive and unique film that puts a progressive, Midwestern spin on a classic family drama. Benny and Christopher, college freshmen, meet playing football and begin a relationship. They fall in love supported by their family and friends. As their love for each other grows, a past tragic event involving their mothers comes to light. This revelation tests their own love and Benny's close-knit family."

Alena
"With a traumatic event in her recent past, Alena transfers to a posh private all-girls school where her decidedly lower class roots makes her an outsider. While a gang of mean rich girls are determined to make her life a living hell, she is mysteriously defended by a shadowy and jealous, yet beautiful guardian angel."

The Amazing Truth about Queen Raquela
"Raquela, a beautiful transsexual prostitute, dreams of leaving her life in the Philippines for a glamorous life in Paris, married to the perfect man."

And Then Came Lola
"A talented but distracted photographer, Lola, who is on the verge of success in both love and work, could lose it all if she doesn't make it to a crucial meeting on time. But as usual Lola is late. With her job and girlfriend Casey on the line, she has three chances to make it right. Lola has to race against the clock to make certain that Casey doesn't fall into the arms of her ex."

Angels in America
"Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York."

Another Country
"An elderly, exiled British spy remembers his days at an English boarding school in the 1930s. In school, he fell in love with a male classmate, explored his homosexuality, and was exposed to Marxist ideas, both contributing to his activities as a spy. Based on the life of former Cambridge spy Guy Burgess."

Another Gay Movie
"Four young gay friends make a pact to lose their virginity by the end of the summer. The boys soon face giant sex toys, naked celebrities, masochistic teachers and an uncontrollable romance with a quiche."

Another Way
"Livia, the beautiful wife of an army officer, is a reporter at the Budapest newspaper where Eve, an outspoken lesbian journalist, comes to work after two years of politically motivated unemployment. The two women engage in an intense flirtation, which leads to tragic consequences."

Arisan! = The Gathering
"A handsome young architect lives in Jakarta with his mother. He is so deep in the closet that even he doesn't realize he is gay. Those around him begin to suspect when he meets Nino, a good-looking TV producer."

L'Armee du Salut = Salvation Army
"Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morrocco. Growing up in a large family, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, and a handful of predatory older men, in a society that denies his homosexuality. As a college student, Abdellah moves to Geneva and while faced with the new possibilities of freedom, he grapples with the loss of his homeland."

The Art of Being Straight
"After a rough breakup, Jon moves to Los Angeles and takes an entry-level position at an ad agency. Things soon get complicated when Paul, an executive at the firm, takes a special interest in him. Although Jon always swore he was straight, he soon finds himself spiraling into a world of sexual confusion."

L'assassino = The Assassin
"Thirty-something antiques dealer Alfredo Martelli is arrested on suspicion of murdering his older, far wealthier lover Adalgisa. But as the increasingly Kafkaesque police investigation proceeds, it becomes less and less important whether Martelli actually committed the crime as his entire lifestyle is effectively put on trial."