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Queer Cinema with Religious Overtones

Fergus Pearson

over 3 years ago

Hey, I just watched C.R.A.Z.Y. the other night and I think the aspect of the film I enjoyed the most were the religious overtones. Films with central gay charcters are usually either too light hearted or self-obsessive to really sink their teeth into the religious aspects of homosexuality. Or at least that seems to be the case with most gay cinema I’ve seen.

So I was wondering if anyone could recommend me (and others interested) any good gay films which either have religion as it’s central theme or atleast as a constant like in C.R.A.Z.Y.

Thank you in advance

Harry

over 3 years ago

Lilies (1996)

The Africa Film Project

over 3 years ago

Penda’s Fen

Penda’s Fen

Marc G.

over 3 years ago

The religious overtone in C.R.A.Z.Y. was almost obligatory because religion influenced the society of the province of Quebec tremendously. Lilies is also written by a Québécois author.

ralch

over 3 years ago

Priest (1994)

over 3 years ago

Tiresia

I don’t know if it’s what you are looking for but this film has a strong spiritual charge.

Fergus Pearson

over 3 years ago

Thanks everyone! I’ll try and hunt these down. All new films I never knew about

The more film recommendations the better!