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

Titles T

Tainted Souls
"Set in a working-class apartment building in Rome, the lives of a bisexual former body builder, his wife, his male lover, and a pair of ambitions criminals intersect against a backdrop of crime, confused sexual feelings, and tainted relationships. Soon, these lost souls will come to find that the hunger for power is an unstoppable disease from which there is no cure."

Tales of the City
"In this chronicle of San Francisco in the 1970s, the carefree chaos revolves around the funky old apartment house at 28 Barbary Lane where landlady Anna Madrigal welcomes tenants by taping homegrown joints to their doors and presides over their lives with an almost maternal affection."

"It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles."

Tarik el hob = The Road to Love
"This romantic drama follows a young and apparently straight French-Algerian student, Karim, on a sociological quest to find gay Muslims. Through his investigations, the likable and handsome Karim meets a number of gay Arabs, from self-focused Youssef to sexually aggressive Mustapha. But it is handsome flight attendant Farid who leaves a lasting impression. While the friendship between Karim and Farid slowly intensifies, Karim is forced to confront the fact that his investigation will not only reveal the fascinating history and culture of gay Muslims, but also his own homosexuality."

Taxi zum Klo = Taxi to the Toilet
"What Taxi Zum Klo represents is a kind of test-cast film for censorship. It is a personal work of a film maker and actor whose controversial life style is presented in a no-holds-barred manner. One may be put off by the candor and explicitness of its subject, but one cannot fault the creativity that went into its production. Further, what was once a film that was sought to be banned is now readily available for purchase and rental. As the years pass, it may become standard viewing fare..."

Témoins = The Witnesses
"The lives of a writer, her boyfriend, a well-known doctor, and an attractive gay man all intersect when they are faced with the AIDS epidemic during the sexual revolution in the early 1980s."

Tennessee Queer
"After a few years up north in New York, out and proud Jason Potts returns to his Tennessee hometown only to find things have not changed for the LGBT teenagers. Being gay is still the worst thing to be in Smyth, Tennessee. Wanting to help the gay teenagers in a small way, Jason hatches a plan to give them some hope while he's home for the weekend. Things quickly spiral out of control and Jason is put in charge of the first ever gay pride parade in the sleepy small southern town. Unknown to Jason, a scheming conservative city councilman is working with a holier than thou minister to round up the gay teenagers after the parade and send them off to an ex-gay ministry camp to be cured of their sinful ways. Will Jason succeed with parade? Will he be run out of town before the parade? Will the gay teenagers be sent away? Tune in to this hilarious comedy about a topical subject."

"Set in the free spirited San Francisco of 1985, young Frankie confronts the challenges of being an understudy in a modern dance company where he is taunted."

"A shy young student leaves her small town and religious family to study at a university in Oslo, but once on campus she experiences what appears to be a violent, unexpected seizure. Overwhelmed by the increasing intensity of the mystifying episodes and her powerful feelings for a beautiful classmate, she struggles to control her supernatural abilities."

"Hanna and Simon, a couple in their early forties, live together in Berlin. With their 20th anniversary looming, they both become restless despite being truly and deeply in love. Unbeknownst to one another, they separately become acquainted with Adam, a younger man, and fall in love with him. Clearly not your typical 1930's romp, this reinvention of those classic films ... is a playful update: an intellectual study of a modern couple looking for redefinition in a world of absolutes."

Thérèse and Isabelle
"A woman revisits her adolescent girls school where she passionately remembers her first romance with a fellow student."

Tiger Orange
"Chet and Todd are estranged gay brothers who grew up in a small town. Bad boy Todd ran off to Los Angeles and is now out and proud. Chet stayed at home, mostly closeted, to run the family store and care for their dying father. When Todd returns home broke and homeless, long-simmering resentments boil to the surface as the brothers confront their differences and similarities."

Tipping the Velvet
'"Set in the 1890's, the story of a lesbian love affair between a music hall male impersonator and a young woman smitten by the music hall life."

Tom à la ferme = Tom at the Farm
"Tom travels to the countryside to attend his lover Guillaume's funeral. He realizes that no one knows his name nor is aware of the nature of his relationship with the deceased."

Tom of Finland
"Dome Karukoski's stirring biopic Tom of Finland follows his life from thetrenches of WWII and repressive Finnish society of the 1950s through his struggle to get his work published in California, where he and his art were finally embraced amid the sexual revolution of the 1970s. Tom's story is one of love, courage and perseverance, mirroring the gay liberation movement for which his leather-clad studs served as a defiant emblem."

Torch Song Trilogy
"A gay man in New York searches for love, respect, and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him."

Totally F***ed Up
"The story of the troubled world of gay and lesbian teenagers who hang around empty parking structures and deserted car washes and agonize about drugs, sex, dating, suicide, violence, family and gay identity."

Touch of Pink
"Alim seems to have it all: a great career, a handsome boyfriend, and a personal guide in the spirit of Cary Grant. Living thousands of miles from his mother Nuru and his family in Toronto, he can keep his lifestyle hidden. But when Alim's conservative mom decides to pay an impromptu visit, with the intention of dragging her son to a big fat monsoon wedding and getting him matched up with a 'nice girl,' the spirit of Cary Grant suddenly becomes indispensable."

"Bree Osborne, a pre-operative transsexual, learns she fathered a child back when she was Stanley Osborne. The wheels of fortune take Bree and her teenaged son on a cross-country trip that will change both their lives."

Tropical Malady
" two distinct halves, divided into two complementary and wholly necessary pieces. The first half is a love story. A young soldier, Keng, is assigned to patrol the Thai forests, and he falls for a country boy, Tong, a worker in a rural Thai village's ice plant. In the second half, that love story has been swallowed by a folk tale, in which the spirit of a man has found its way into the body of a tiger. A soldier patrols the forest, looking for a villager who has disappeared while a voice-over relates the story of a shaman who has the power to turn himself into a tiger. Is the soldier Keng? Is the missing villager -- or, stranger yet, the tiger -- Tong?"

29th & Gay
"A shy, young gay man approaching his twenty-ninth birthday feels he has failed at life and love."

Two Mothers
"Brazen, timely and heart-wrenching, it is an intense exploration of the trials and tribulations a same sex couple encounter in their desire to become loving parents. Katja and Isabella are happily married and feel the time is right to have a child. As the weeks and months pass by, it becomes clear that the process will be far more fraught than either were prepared for, and may even threaten their relationship in unexpected ways. "