Two very different queer classics celebrated landmark anniversaries in 2015. In the heart-warming “Big Eden,” (2000) New York artist Henry Hart (Ayre Gross) returns to his Montana hometown to care for his ailing grandfather (George Coe). With the help of supportive neighbors (the superb cast includes Louise Fletcher, Nan Marin and Veanne Cox), Henry comes to terms with his secret crush on his best friend from high school (Tim DeKay) and finds love with a shy Native American shopkeeper (Eric Schweig).
And, although everyone’s favorite “sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania” would never admit to it, the queer cult classic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” turned 40 in 2015.
Both “Big Eden” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” have been released on new Blu-ray discs that include lots of extra footage and additional features.
With a huge catalog of LGBT films available streaming as well as on DVD and Blu-ray, Wolfe Video (wolfevideo.com) is a great resource for the last-minute shopper. Founded in 1985, Wolfe Video is the largest exclusive distributor of gay and lesbian films from the United States and around the world. Some of their recent releases include “Blackbird,” “The Girl King,” “All About E,” and the charming “Boy Meets Girl.”
“Blackbird,” starring Mo’Nique, Isaiah Washington and newcomer Julian Walker, is the moving tale of an African-American high school student in a small Southern town dealing with family crises while struggling with his own faith and sexuality. “The Girl King” is a lush retelling of the life of Queen Kristina of Sweden and her struggles against her conservative court. Malin Buska turns in a passionate award-winning performance as the gender non-conforming monarch.
The Australian movie “All About E” is a road movie about sexy DJ Elmira (aka “E”) who is forced to flee town with her gay best friend (and husband of convenience) Matt in tow. In the enchanting “Boy Meets Girl,” trans actor Michelle Hendley stars as Ricky, a young trans woman from small-town Kentucky who finds the courage to pursue her romantic and professional dreams. The movie, which had a limited theatrical run in D.C. earlier this year, has recently been released by Wolfe on DVD and is also available instantly at WolfeOnDemand.com.
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