To commemorate the pride weekend and Supreme Court marriage equality victory, we have an all-LGBT home entertainment line-up for this week including documentaries about aging and San Francisco’s Folsom Street, Brazilian gay boy comedies (Boys In Brazil, above), and a drama about a transgender parent and daughter.
Let’s dive in!
($24.99 DVD; Passion River)
The lives of gay senior citizens are brought to light in director PJ Raval’s documentary with a focus on three subjects, ranging from a lively Texan to a Harlem activist. Incredible and enlightening stuff, especially given the way our community has evolved and, if we’re lucky, we’ll all get to that age.
($19.99 DVD; Breaking Glass Pictures)
San Francisco’s Folsom Street Fair is a decadent, fetish-y, legendary annual event that has spawned satellite versions/homages in other cities around the world. Kink Crusaders director Mike Skiff’s documentary probes (har-de-har) its story with loads of amazing footage and archival material.
(VOD; Kino Lorber)
This naturalistic Aussie drama from director Sophie Hyde charts the profound changes in the lives and relationship of a mother — who begins to transition to male — and 16-year-old daughter over the course of a year. This was a Sundance and Berlin Film Festival selection.
($24.99 DVD; TLA)
During Sao Paulo gay pride, a quartet of closeted gay men make a pact to come out by the following year’s event. No it ain’t gonna be an easy year, with conservative family members and employers to contend with, not to mention at least one uber-closeted lover, in this Brazilian dram-com.
While We’re Young