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Movie: Brokeback Mountain

[TRAILER] In 1963, rodeo cowboy Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and ranch hand Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) are hired by rancher Joe Aguirre (Randy Quaid) as sheep herders in Wyoming. One night on Brokeback Mountain, Jack makes a drunken pass at Ennis that is eventually reciprocated. Though Ennis marries his longtime sweetheart, Alma (Michelle Williams), and Jack marries a fellow rodeo rider (Anne Hathaway), the two men keep up their tortured and sporadic affair over the course of 20 years. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 15, 2024 - 12 comments

Movie: Strawberry Mansion

In a future where the government records dreams and taxes them, a dream auditor gets caught up in the dreams of an aging eccentric.
posted by gauche on Feb 6, 2024 - 3 comments

Fellow Travelers: Fellow Travelers  Season 1, Ep 0

Expanding on Thomas Mallon's novel, the series covers a queer love story between two men, from the Lavender Scare into the AIDS epidemic. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Jan 2, 2024 - 1 comment

Book: Wuthering Heights / Emily Brontë

At the centre of this novel is the passionate love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff - recounted with such emotional intensity that a plain tale of the Yorkshire moors acquires the depth and simplicity of ancient tragedy.
posted by johnofjack on Nov 26, 2023 - 22 comments

Movie: I'm Your Man (Ich ben dein Mensch)

Alma is a scientist at Berlin's Pergamon Museum. Due to her expertise, she is selected to participate in an extraordinary research experiment: to live for three weeks with a humanoid robot designed to be her ideal life partner. Starring Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens. Directed by Maria Schrader (She Said). [more inside]
posted by fleacircus on Nov 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: High Art

[TRAILER] A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Late Bloomers

[TRAILER] High School basketball coach, Dinah Groshardt, falls for the school secretary, Carly Lumpkin, and upsets the entire school in the process. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Go Fish

[TRAILER] Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: The Watermelon Woman

[TRAILER] Cheryl, a young black lesbian, works a day job in a video store while trying to make a film about a black actress from the 1930s known for playing the stereotypical “mammy” roles relegated to black actresses during that period. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

[TRAILER] Randy Dean (Laurel Holloman), a boyish lesbian who works at a gas station, has trouble performing in high school and is treated badly by bigoted locals because of her sexual identity. She begins an unlikely friendship with one of her school's popular girls, the affluent Evie (Nicole Parker). But when their friendship blossoms into a romance, the two find themselves struggling with the intricacies and pitfalls of discovering love, and having to reveal their relationship to friends and family. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 20, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Josee, the Tiger and the Fish

[TRAILER] Tsuneo is a university student working part-time in a mah-jong parlour. Lately the customers have been talking about an old lady who pushes a baby carriage through the streets. They say she is carrying something for a crime syndicate, and they wonder what it is she has in the carriage Money? Drugs? One day, the owner of the mah-jong parlour sends Tsuneo out to walk his dog. A baby carriage comes rolling down a hill and crashes into a guard rail. The old lady asks him to look into the carriage, where he finds a young woman clutching a knife. This is how Tsuneo first meets the girl who calls herself Josee. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 18, 2023 - 1 comment

Heartbeat: Heartbeat  Season 1, Ep 0

Seon Woo Hyul is a vampire who wants to become a human but ended up becoming half-human when he woke up a day before completing his 100 years of sleep. Meanwhile, Joo In Hae is a modern lady who shows no compassion about him and only wanted to survive. Will they find love and learn to care for each other now that fate brought them together? [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 18, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Legend & Butterfly

Trailer. A romantic biopic centering on Oda Nobunaga (Takuya Kimura) and his wife Nohime (Haruka Ayase) spanning 30 years of the Sengoku period. Traces Nobunaga's rise to power and struggle to unify Japan viewed through the lens of a tumultuous relationship. Toei Company's 70th Anniversary film. Streaming on Amazon Prime. [more inside]
posted by okonomichiyaki on Aug 16, 2023 - 1 comment

King the Land: King the Land  Season 1, Ep 0

Amid a tense inheritance fight, a charming heir clashes with his hardworking employee who's known for her irresistible smile — which he cannot stand. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 8, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Happy Accidents

[TRAILER] Just as Ruby (Marisa Tomei) is beginning to relish her first-ever healthy relationship, Sam (Vincent D'Onofrio) begins muttering about being a time traveler from the year 2470. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 8 comments

Movie: Il Mare

[TRAILER] In the year 1999, a young woman leaves her quaint seaside house and returns to the city, leaving in the mailbox a card for the next owner, with instructions to forward any mail of hers to the new address. In the year 1997, a jaded young architect moves into the same house--and finds the letter. His reply, which he slips into the mailbox, finds its way to her, beginning a parallel-time love story separated by a span of two years. If this sounds like The Lake House, it's because that film was a remake of this one. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Bawaal

[TRAILER] Ajay Dixit (Varun Dhawan), an ordinary history teacher in a high school, enjoys mini celebrityhood in his town courtesy of the fake image he has built. He shares a strained relationship with his newly-wed wife (Janvi Kapoor). Circumstances force him to take a trip to Europe for the World War II trail accompanied by his wife. Will his relationship with his wife survive this trip? Will he manage to win the war within? FPP on the Blue. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Aug 2, 2023 - 5 comments

See You in My 19th Life: See You In My 19th Life  Season 1, Ep 0

Ban Ji-eum can endlessly reincarnate. But when her 18th life gets cut short, she dedicates the next one to finding her now grown-up childhood love. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jul 25, 2023 - 7 comments

Movie: Red, White & Royal Blue

An LGBT romance based on the novel by Casey McQuiston, the story revolves around the character of Alex Claremont-Diaz, son of The President of the United States, and his romantic relationship with Prince Henry, a British prince. [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jul 6, 2023 - 16 comments

Doctor Cha: Doctor Cha  Season 1, Ep 0

Twenty years after leaving her medical career, a housewife returns as a first-year resident — struggling to find her footing in a job full of surprises. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jun 11, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: A Little Romance

(Trailer) An American teenager living in Paris meets and falls in love with a local. [more inside]
posted by Marky on May 22, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Empire of Light

A drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times, set in an English coastal town in the early 1980s.
posted by ob1quixote on Mar 23, 2023 - 2 comments

Love to Hate You: 10 episodes (2023)  Season 1, Ep 0

A new battle-of-the-sexes drama has just dropped [2/10/2023], and while it boasts all the K-drama tropes we know and love, they’re packaged in a slightly more mature box. Love and silliness are still at the forefront of this rom-com, but it also addresses sexism and misogyny from the lens of a woman who has made it her mission to stomp on the patriarchy in whatever small way she can. DramaBeans, rating 9.2 [more inside]
posted by kbar1 on Mar 10, 2023 - 4 comments

Crash Course in Romance: Crash Course in Romance  Season 1, Ep 0

A mother with a heart of gold navigates the cutthroat world of private education when her daughter tries to join a celebrity math instructor's class. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 5, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: About Time

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year's party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. They can't change history, but they can change what happens and has happened in their own lives. Thus begins the start of a lesson in learning to appreciate life itself as it is, as it comes, and most importantly, the people living alongside us. [more inside]
posted by itesser on Feb 15, 2023 - 8 comments

The Interest of Love: The Interest of Love  Season 1, Ep 0

In this introspective melodrama romance, four individuals work at a bank and become involved in a love square. Their relationships bring up histories, insecurities, and thoughts around love. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 10, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Magic Mike's Last Dance

[TRAILER] "Magic" Mike Lane (Channing Tatum) takes to the stage again after a lengthy hiatus, following a business deal that went bust, leaving him broke and taking bartender gigs in Florida. For what he hopes will be one last hurrah, Mike heads to London with a wealthy socialite (Salma Hayek Pinault) who lures him with an offer he can't refuse... and an agenda all her own. With everything on the line, once Mike discovers what she truly has in mind, will he--and the roster of hot new dancers he'll have to whip into shape--be able to pull it off? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 10, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Attachment

[TRAILER] Maja, a Danish actress past her prime, falls in love with Leah, a young Jewish academic from London. Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, and Maja returns with her to London. There, she meets Leah's mother, an overbearing woman who could hold dark secrets. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 10, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: True Things

Kate (Ruth Wilson) is a benefits claims worker living peacefully on the fringes of society in a sleepy seaside town. But when an ex-con (Tom Burke) flashes her a grin one day, she finds herself increasingly intoxicated with the stranger. Despite pressure from her friends and family to stabilize and maintain her peaceful existence, Kate dives headlong into an overwhelming, shocking romance. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Feb 3, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: Around the World in Eighty Days

[TRAILER] Victorian-era Englishman Phileas Fogg (David Niven) proclaims before his fellow members of a London gentleman's club that he can circumnavigate the globe in a mere 80 days, further boasting that he will bet the princely sum of 20,000 pounds on the success of his endeavor. With his stalwart manservant Passepartout (Cantinflas) alongside, he goes forth on his adventure, pursued by a dogged Police Inspector (Robert Newton) who suspects Fogg of chicanery. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: You Can't Take It with You

[TRAILER] Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore (Jean Arthur) falls for banker's son Tony Kirby (James Stewart). But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice's peculiar extended family -- including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof (Lionel Barrymore), hapless fledgling ballerina sister Essie (Ann Miller) and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul (Samuel S. Hinds) -- might be too eccentric for the staid Kirbys. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Out of Africa

[TRAILER] Initially set on being a dairy farmer, the aristocratic Karen Blixen (Meryl Streep) travels to Africa to join her husband, Bror (Klaus Maria Brandauer), who instead spends their money on a coffee plantation. After discovering Bror is unfaithful, Karen develops feelings for hunter Denys (Robert Redford), but realizes he prefers a simplistic lifestyle compared to her upper class background. The two continue on until a series of events force Karen to choose between her love and personal growth. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 23, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Desert Hearts

While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.
posted by skycrashesdown on Jan 21, 2023 - 5 comments

Movie: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

[TRAILER] Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper), a resident of small-town Vermont, leads a simple life until he inherits a vast fortune from a late uncle. Soon, unscrupulous lawyer John Cedar (Douglas Dumbrille) brings Deeds to New York City, where the unassuming heir is the object of much media attention. When wily reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) gains the trust and affection of Deeds, she uses her position to publish condescending articles about him -- but are her feelings for him really that shallow? [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 4 comments

Movie: Meet John Doe

[TRAILER] A penniless drifter (Gary Cooper) is recruited by an ambitious columnist (Barbara Stanwyck) to impersonate a non-existent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a social movement begins. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: The Bitter Tea of General Yen

[TRAILER] Megan Davis (Barbara Stanwyck) arrives in China to marry Dr. Robert Strike (Gavin Gordon), her missionary fiancé. The Chinese Civil War interrupts their wedding plans, and the couple is separated while trying to save endangered orphans. Chinese warlord General Yen (Nils Asther) rescues Davis after she faints but subsequently holds her captive, persistently attempting to seduce her. Surprisingly, though, Davis becomes attracted to Yen and develops a sympathy for his embattled position. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 19, 2023 - 2 comments

Movie: The Greatest Show on Earth

[TRAILER] To ensure a full profitable season, circus manager Brad Braden engages The Great Sebastian, though this moves his girlfriend Holly from her hard-won center trapeze spot. Holly and Sebastian begin a dangerous one-upmanship duel in the ring, while he pursues her on the ground. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 18, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: Tulip Fever

In seventeenth-century Amsterdam, a young married woman, her older husband, her housemaid, the housemaid's lover, a young artist, and a no-nonsense abbess become embroiled in a rollicking series of events involving portrait painting, strenuous efforts to conceive, an unwanted pregnancy, unwarranted assumptions, spur of the moment life decisions, and a volatile tulip trading market. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on Jan 10, 2023 - 1 comment

Alchemy of Souls: Alchemy of Souls Season 2: Light and Shadow  Season 2, Ep 0

Jang Uk returns from death, and three years later, the story of the mages unfolds anew. Jang Uk becomes a hunter of the soul-shifters when a young woman, a prisoner in her own home, seeks his help to reclaim her freedom. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 9, 2023 - 3 comments

Movie: Vibrations

While up-and-coming rock star TJ (James Marshall) heads to his big audition to secure a record deal, his car is hit by a car load of drunks and he loses both hands. He falls out of the music business and becomes a homeless alcoholic with plastic hands. One night he is awoken in the dirty warehouse he sleeps in by an illegal rave party. He meets computer artist Anamika (Christina Applegate) and his plastic hands help him stop her from being assaulted by rave thugs. With Anamika's love and a pair of robotic hands, techno-playing T.J. becomes a rave club superstar as a robot named Cyberstorm. This is a real plot summary. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Jan 6, 2023 - 11 comments

May I Help You: May I Help You  Season 1, Ep 0

A young man who runs a cheap errand service meets a woman who is a funeral director. The woman can communicate with ghosts, and must fulfill their last wishes or face bad luck. The two join forces to be of service to their unique clientele. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 4, 2023 - 1 comment

Movie: My Policeman

In the late 1990s, the arrival of elderly invalid Patrick into Marion and Tom's home triggers the exploration of seismic events from 40 years previous: the passionate relationship between Tom (Harry Styles) and Patrick (David Dawson) at a time when homosexuality was illegal. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 9, 2022 - 1 comment

Movie: My Man Godfrey

A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler - but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. Trailer. [more inside]
posted by johnofjack on Dec 5, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Bones and All

A story of first love between Maren (Taylor Russell), a young woman learning how to survive on the margins of society, and Lee ( Timothée Chalamet), an intense and disenfranchised drifter; a liberating road odyssey of two young people coming into their own, searching for identity and chasing beauty in a perilous world that cannot abide who they are. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 2, 2022 - 7 comments

Movie: Sweet Charity

[TRAILER] Charity Hope Valentine (Shirley MacLaine) always tries to look on the bright side of life, despite working in a rundown dance hall and contending with a seemingly endless run of bad dates. Determined to find love, Charity falls for suave actor Vittorio Vidal (Ricardo Montalban), but their romance is all too brief. However, when Charity finds herself stuck in an elevator with the reserved Oscar Lindquist (John McMartin), it turns out that she may have finally met her match. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 1, 2022 - 4 comments

Movie: Shakespeare in Love

[TRAILER] Young Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman (Gwyneth Paltrow) auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 29, 2022 - 10 comments

Movie: Arizona Dream

[TRAILER] Axel (Johnny Depp) gets caught up into the family car business when his cousin, Paul (Vincent Gallo), coaxes him to come to Arizona to attend the wedding of their Uncle Leo (Jerry Lewis). As Axel makes the decision to try selling Cadillacs with his family, he meets an eccentric woman named Elaine (Faye Dunaway) and her equally quirky stepdaughter, Grace (Lili Taylor). Their lives become inextricably intertwined through romance, dreams -- and death. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28, 2022 - 5 comments

Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany's

[TRAILER] Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. But when young writer Paul Varjak (George Peppard) moves into her apartment building, her past threatens to get in their way. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 28, 2022 - 9 comments

Movie: Messiah of Evil

[TRAILER] A young woman (Mariana Hill) searching for her missing artist father finds herself in the strange seaside town of Point Dune, which seems to be under the influence of a mysterious undead cult. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 21, 2022 - 0 comments

Movie: Orlando

[TRAILER] In 1600, nobleman Orlando (Tilda Swinton) inherits his parents' house, thanks to Queen Elizabeth I (Quentin Crisp), who commands the young man to never change. After a disastrous affair with Russian princess Sasha (Charlotte Valandrey), Orlando looks for solace in the arts before being appointed ambassador to Constantinople in 1700, where war is raging. One morning, Orlando is shocked to wake up as a woman and returns home, struggling as a female to retain her property as the centuries roll by. [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Nov 14, 2022 - 10 comments

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