[Videolib] FW: Queer Youth Movie Guide from Wolfe Video

Blaine Waterman (bwaterman@sfpl.org)
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I believe someone on the list had a question a week or two ago=20

about films suitable for LGBT youth. Hope this helps!

=20

Blaine Waterman
AV Center Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415)557-4461
bwaterman@sfpl.org=20

________________________________

From: owner-GAY-LIBN@usc.edu [mailto:owner-GAY-LIBN@usc.edu] On Behalf =
Of Jenni Olson
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 12:33 PM
To: The Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Librarians Network
Subject: Re: Resources for a gay teen (movies on DVD)

=20

=20

Here is the text of my new 5-page full-color Queer Youth Movie Guide =
which is at the printer right now! This includes both classic and recent =
titles and all of them are appropriate viewing for LGBT youth. I would =
be happy to send copies of the printed Guide to anyone who wants one =
(just send me your mailing address). All of these DVDs are available =
from WolfeVideo.com or Amazon.com or Baker & Taylor.=20

=20

Best,=20

=20

Jenni Olson=20

=20

The Big Queer Youth Movie Guide from WolfeVideo.com=20

Seeing ourselves on the silver screen can be one of the most empowering =
experiences we have as lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) people. =
Browse and enjoy this showcase of great LGBT Youth DVDs. Come buy a few =
DVDs at http://www.WolfeVideo.com or use this Guide for your next trip =
to the video store!=20

=20

=20

FOR BOYS & GIRLS & EVERYONE=20

=20

Floored By Love=20

While Cara grapples with Janet's marriage proposal and a surprise visit =
from her conservative Chinese parents; newly out mixed-race teen Jesse =
deals with his terrifically supportive Mom and step-Dad and the sudden =
return of his fly-by-night gay birth Dad.=20

=20

Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema=20

Packed with clips from your favorite LGBT movies, plus smart interviews =
with the superstars of queer cinema, this amazing overview stars John =
Waters, Wilson Cruz, Guinevere Turner, Peter Paige, B. Ruby Rich, Gus =
Van Sant, Alan Cumming and many others.=20

=20

The Times of Harvey Milk=20

This Academy Award winning documentary about the assassination of Harvey =
Milk, the first openly-gay elected official in America, is must-see =
viewing for everyone.=20

=20

GAY/BI MEN=20

=20

50 Ways of Saying Fabulous=20

This imaginative gay coming-of-age movie offers up the beguiling story =
of 12 year-old Billy, who is about to discover that growing up is a lot =
more confusing than he could have ever imagined.=20

=20

Almost Normal=20

In this "Back to the Gay Future" fantasy, Brad Jenkins gets what he =
thought he wanted out of high school. Except now he's straight; and =
everyone around him seems to be gay!=20

=20

Beautiful Thing=20

One of the best-loved gay movies of all time, Beautiful Thing tells the =
story of two British gay teens in love. Clever, poignant, refreshing, =
not-to-be-missed.=20

=20

Camp=20

This unusual portrait of life behind-the-scenes at a summer musical =
theater camp features a cast of mostly gay students and has been =
frequently compared to that other classic musical about young outsiders =
striving towards their dreams, Fame.=20

=20

Come Undone=20

Eighteen-year-olds Mathieu and Cedric fall in love in this sweet summer =
romance from French director Sebastien Lifschitz.=20

=20

C.R.A.Z.Y.=20

This energetic coming of age movie follows teenage Zach (Marc-Andr=E9 =
Grondin) growing up gay with his four brothers in Montreal.=20

=20

Defying Gravity=20

A poignant collegiate drama that deftly unfolds the coming out process =
of a macho fratboy who falls in love with his openly gay friend and =
grapples with his changing sense of self.=20

=20

Dorian Blues=20

Michael McMillian stars in this award-winning coming of age story about =
a young man who discovers his sexuality and copes with the reactions of =
his conservative family.=20

=20

Edge of Seventeen=20

This charming indie period piece about a Midwestern high school kid =
coming out in the '80s was a huge hit on the gay film festival circuit. =
A sweet, romantic coming-out story.=20

=20

Get Real=20

This heartwarming teen coming-out tale from Britain tells the story of =
Steven Carter (cutie Ben Silverstone) and his high school travails.=20

=20

Just A Question of Love=20

When out and proud C=E9dric (hunky Stephan Guerin-Tillie) falls for =
closeted Laurent (Cyrille Thouvenin), their love is overshadowed by =
Laurent's insistence on hiding his homosexuality from his mother.=20

=20

Lilies=20

This gorgeous, award-winning period drama is a story of two boys in =
love, and so much more!=20

=20

Prom Queen=20

This homo-positive "Afterschool Special" showcases rising star Aaron =
Ashmore as the blue-eyed, blue-haired gay rebel hero, Marc Hall, the =
Canadian gay teen who sued the Catholic Church for not letting him bring =
his boyfriend to his High School Prom.=20

=20

Running With Scissors=20

This wickedly funny, brave and moving tale of surviving a most unusual =
child features an all star cast and is based on the personal memoirs of =
Augusten Burroughs.=20

=20

Speedway Junky=20

Jesse Bradford stars as straightboy Johnny who gets in trouble in Las =
Vegas where he meets gay hustler Jordan Brower. Co-starring Jonathan =
Taylor Thomas, Tiffany-Amber Thiessen and Darryl Hannah. A racy gay =
melodrama.=20

=20

Summer Storm=20

An authentic tale of friendship and coming of age as rowing team pals =
Tobi and Achim grapple with their developing sexuality, and Tobi comes =
to realize he is gay. A truly beautiful and moving film.=20

=20

You'll Get Over It=20

Vincent (Julien Baumgartner) is a seventeen year-old champion swimmer =
who suddenly has to cope with being outed at his high school in this =
popular French melodrama.=20

=20

LESBIAN/BI WOMEN=20

=20

All Over Me=20

Teenage aspiring rock-star Claude (Alison Foland) has a semi-requited =
crush on her best friend Ellen (Tara Subkoff). The hot young cast =
includes a young (pre-L Word) Leisha Hailey as the pink-haired punker, =
and the adorable Wilson Cruz (My So Called Life).=20

=20

Blue Gate Crossing=20

This Taiwanese film (described as "an is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy") =
tells the story of a girl who has a crush on her best friend, and the =
boy the best friend has a crush on.=20

=20

But I'm a Cheerleader=20

Lesbian heartthrob Clea Duvall steals the show as the moody butch in =
love with Natasha Lyonne in this fabulous tale of love and longing set =
in the midst of a campy, highly stylized Homo-Rehab Camp.=20

=20

Clara's Summer=20

When Clara and her best friend Zo=E9 head for summer camp, they look =
forward to adventure and romance. And then Clara meets the beautiful =
bisexual Sonia!=20

=20

*D.E.B.S.=20

This tremendously entertaining lesbian spy romp spoofs a whole range of =
Hollywood movie conventions and offers up a truly satisfying romance =
full of cute girls and great one-liners. The first widely-released =
lesbian movie to get a PG-13 rating.=20

=20

Heavenly Creatures=20

Young Kate Winslet stars in Peter Jackson's wild tale of two precocious =
teenage schoolgirls whose passions play out with tragic consequences.=20

=20

The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love=20

A terrific teen romance about the love between poor white tomboy Randy =
(pre-L Word Laurel Holloman) and her affluent African American classmate =
Evie (Nicole Ari Parker). Randy services Evie's Range Rover at the gas =
station, and things get going from there.=20

=20

Lost and Delirious=20

This over-the-top melodrama takes up the long tradition of lesbian =
Girls' Boarding School movies and features a stunning cast of young =
female stars (Piper Perabo, Jessica Pare, and Mischa Barton). =
Melodramatic and intense.=20

=20

Loving Annabelle (2006)=20

Rising heart-throb Erin Kelly stars as Annabelle, a precocious Senator's =
daughter who falls in love with her teacher Simone (gorgeous Diane =
Gaidry) at a stodgy Catholic girls boarding school. This handsome =
collector's edition DVD is jam-packed with extras including alternate =
endings and deleted scenes.=20

=20

My Summer of Love=20

Bored tomboy Mona (Nathalie Press) falls for gorgeous upper crust =
troublemaker Tamsin (Emily Blunt) in this atmospheric British drama.=20

=20

She Likes Girls=20

These six exceptionally well-produced movies tell the stories of our =
lives: from sweet love to poignant coming out. Highlights include the =
rock n' roll tale of teen tomboy longing, Shugar Shank; and the smash =
hit sexy romance, Cosa Bella.=20

=20

Show Me Love=20

This tremendously charming teen lesbian romance outgrossed Titanic to =
become the most successful Swedish film in history. Don't be intimidated =
by the subtitles! This is a terrific film!=20

=20

Stranger Inside=20

This exceptionally well-produced HBO drama is an uncompromising story of =
African-American lesbians that follows a tough young butch (Yolanda =
Ross) seeking out her long-lost lifer mother.=20

=20

The Truth About Jane=20

Jane's mom (Stockard Channing) assumes her popular daughter is just like =
every other fifteen-year-old girl. Then Jane meets Taylor (Alicia =
Lagano) and falls madly in love with her. A poignant made-for-cable TV =
drama.=20

=20

TRANSGENDER=20

=20

Boys Don't Cry=20

=20

By Hook or By Crook=20

=20

Gendernauts=20

Transgeneration=20

=20

MORE GREAT MOVIES FOR LGBT YOUTH=20

=20

Left Lane=20

=20

Show Me=20

=20

The Ultimate Lesbian Short Film Festival=20

=20

The Conrad Boys=20

=20

FAQS=20

=20

Innocent=20

=20

Lola and Billy The Kid=20

=20

The Mudge Boy=20

=20

Poster Boy=20

=20

Jenni Olson=20

Director, E-Commerce & Consumer Marketing=20

Wolfe=20

http://www.wolfevideo.com=20

The best queer-owned source for LGBT videos & DVDs=20

=20

------------------------------------------------=20

Enter To Win A Trip for Two to San Francisco!=20

http://www.wolfevideo.com/taf-select.asp=20

------------------------------------------------=20

=20

Jenni Olson=20

300 College Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112=20

Tel: 415-239-1744 | Fax: 415-239-8547 | Cel: 415-845-4621=20

Email: jenni@wolfevideo.com=20

=20

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I believe someone on the list had a question a week or two ago

about films suitable for LGBT = youth. Hope this helps!

 

Blaine Waterman
AV Center Librarian
San Francisco Public Library
100 Larkin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415)557-4461
bwaterman@sfpl.org


From: owner-GAY-LIBN@usc.edu [mailto:owner-GAY-LIBN@usc.edu] On Behalf Of Jenni Olson
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, = 2007 12:33 PM
To: The = Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Librarians Network
Subject: Re: Resources = for a gay teen (movies on DVD)

 

 

Here is the text of my new 5-page full-color Queer Youth Movie = Guide which is at the printer right now! This includes both classic and recent = titles and all of them are appropriate viewing for LGBT youth. I would be happy = to send copies of the printed Guide to anyone who wants one (just send me = your mailing address). All of these DVDs are available from WolfeVideo.com or Amazon.com or Baker & Taylor.

 

Best,

 

Jenni Olson

 

The Big Queer Youth Movie = Guide from WolfeVideo.com

Seeing ourselves on the silver screen can be one of the most = empowering experiences we have as lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT) people. = Browse and enjoy this showcase of great LGBT Youth DVDs. Come buy a few DVDs at = http://www.WolfeVideo.com or use this Guide for your next trip to the video store! =

 

 

FOR BOYS & GIRLS & = EVERYONE

 

Floored By Love

While Cara grapples with Janet's marriage proposal and a = surprise visit from her conservative Chinese parents; newly out mixed-race teen Jesse = deals with his terrifically supportive Mom and step-Dad and the sudden return = of his fly-by-night gay birth Dad.

 

Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema

Packed with clips from your favorite LGBT movies, plus smart = interviews with the superstars of queer cinema, this amazing overview stars John = Waters, Wilson Cruz, Guinevere Turner, Peter Paige, B. Ruby Rich, Gus Van Sant, = Alan Cumming and many others.

 

The Times of Harvey Milk

This Academy Award winning documentary about the assassination = of Harvey Milk, the first openly-gay elected official in America, is must-see viewing for everyone.

 

GAY/BI MEN =

 

50 Ways of Saying Fabulous

This imaginative gay coming-of-age movie offers up the beguiling = story of 12 year-old Billy, who is about to discover that growing up is a lot = more confusing than he could have ever imagined.

 

Almost Normal

In this “Back to the Gay Future” fantasy, Brad = Jenkins gets what he thought he wanted out of high school. Except now he’s = straight; and everyone around him seems to be gay!

 

Beautiful Thing

One of the best-loved gay movies of all time, Beautiful Thing = tells the story of two British gay teens in love. Clever, poignant, refreshing, not-to-be-missed.

 

Camp

This unusual portrait of life behind-the-scenes at a summer = musical theater camp features a cast of mostly gay students and has been = frequently compared to that other classic musical about young outsiders striving = towards their dreams, Fame.

 

Come Undone

Eighteen-year-olds Mathieu and Cedric fall in love in this sweet = summer romance from French director Sebastien Lifschitz.

 

C.R.A.Z.Y.

This energetic coming of age movie follows teenage Zach = (Marc-Andr=E9 Grondin) growing up gay with his four brothers in Montreal. =

 

Defying Gravity

A poignant collegiate drama that deftly unfolds the coming out = process of a macho fratboy who falls in love with his openly gay friend and = grapples with his changing sense of self.

 

Dorian Blues

Michael McMillian stars in this award-winning coming of age = story about a young man who discovers his sexuality and copes with the = reactions of his conservative family.

 

Edge of Seventeen

This charming indie period piece about a Midwestern high school = kid coming out in the ’80s was a huge hit on the gay film festival = circuit. A sweet, romantic coming-out story.

 

Get Real

This heartwarming teen coming-out tale from Britain tells the = story of Steven Carter (cutie Ben Silverstone) and his high school travails. =

 

Just A Question of Love

When out and proud C=E9dric (hunky Stephan Guerin-Tillie) falls = for closeted Laurent (Cyrille Thouvenin), their love is overshadowed by = Laurent's insistence on hiding his homosexuality from his mother. =

 

Lilies

This gorgeous, award-winning period drama is a story of two boys = in love, and so much more!

 

Prom Queen

This homo-positive “Afterschool Special” showcases = rising star Aaron Ashmore as the blue-eyed, blue-haired gay rebel hero, Marc = Hall, the Canadian gay teen who sued the Catholic Church for not letting him bring = his boyfriend to his High School Prom.

 

Running With Scissors

This wickedly funny, brave and moving tale of surviving a most = unusual child features an all star cast and is based on the personal memoirs of Augusten Burroughs.

 

Speedway Junky

Jesse Bradford stars as straightboy Johnny who gets in trouble = in Las Vegas where he meets gay hustler Jordan Brower. Co-starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas, = Tiffany-Amber Thiessen and Darryl Hannah. A racy gay melodrama.

 

Summer Storm

An authentic tale of friendship and coming of age as rowing team = pals Tobi and Achim grapple with their developing sexuality, and Tobi comes = to realize he is gay. A truly beautiful and moving film.

 

You’ll Get Over It

Vincent (Julien Baumgartner) is a seventeen year-old champion = swimmer who suddenly has to cope with being outed at his high school in this = popular French melodrama.

 

LESBIAN/BI = WOMEN

 

All Over Me

Teenage aspiring rock-star Claude (Alison Foland) has a = semi-requited crush on her best friend Ellen (Tara Subkoff). The hot young cast = includes a young (pre-L Word) Leisha Hailey as the pink-haired punker, and the adorable = Wilson Cruz (My So Called Life).

 

Blue Gate Crossing

This Taiwanese film (described as “an = is-she-or-isn’t-she gay comedy”) tells the story of a girl who has a crush on her best friend, and the boy the best friend has a crush on.

 

But I’m a Cheerleader

Lesbian heartthrob Clea Duvall steals the show as the moody = butch in love with Natasha Lyonne in this fabulous tale of love and longing set = in the midst of a campy, highly stylized Homo-Rehab Camp.

 

Clara’s Summer

When Clara and her best friend Zo=E9 head for summer camp, they = look forward to adventure and romance. And then Clara meets the beautiful = bisexual Sonia!

 

*D.E.B.S.

This tremendously entertaining lesbian spy romp spoofs a whole = range of Hollywood movie conventions and offers up a truly satisfying romance full of cute girls and great one-liners. The = first widely-released lesbian movie to get a PG-13 rating.

 

Heavenly Creatures

Young Kate Winslet stars in Peter Jackson’s wild tale of = two precocious teenage schoolgirls whose passions play out with tragic consequences.

 

The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love =

A terrific teen romance about the love between poor white tomboy = Randy (pre-L Word Laurel Holloman) and her affluent African American = classmate Evie (Nicole Ari Parker). Randy services Evie’s Range Rover at the gas station, and things get = going from there.

 

Lost and Delirious

This over-the-top melodrama takes up the long tradition of = lesbian Girls’ Boarding School movies and features a stunning cast of = young female stars (Piper Perabo, Jessica Pare, and Mischa Barton). = Melodramatic and intense.

 

Loving Annabelle (2006)

Rising heart-throb Erin Kelly stars as Annabelle, a precocious Senator’s daughter who falls in love with her teacher Simone = (gorgeous Diane Gaidry) at a stodgy Catholic girls boarding school. This handsome collector’s edition DVD is jam-packed with extras including = alternate endings and deleted scenes.

 

My Summer of Love

Bored tomboy Mona (Nathalie Press) falls for gorgeous upper crust troublemaker Tamsin (Emily Blunt) = in this atmospheric British drama.

 

She Likes Girls

These six exceptionally well-produced movies tell the stories of = our lives: from sweet love to poignant coming out. Highlights include the = rock n’ roll tale of teen tomboy longing, Shugar Shank; and the smash hit sexy romance, Cosa Bella. =

 

Show Me Love

This tremendously charming teen lesbian romance outgrossed = Titanic to become the most successful Swedish film in history. Don’t be = intimidated by the subtitles! This is a terrific film!

 

Stranger Inside

This exceptionally well-produced HBO drama is an uncompromising = story of African-American lesbians that follows a tough young butch (Yolanda Ross) seeking out her long-lost = lifer mother.

 

The Truth About Jane

Jane's mom (Stockard Channing) assumes her popular daughter is = just like every other fifteen-year-old girl. Then Jane meets Taylor (Alicia = Lagano) and falls madly in love with her. A poignant made-for-cable TV drama. =

 

TRANSGENDER=

 

Boys Don’t Cry

 

By Hook or By Crook

 

Gendernauts

Transgeneration

 

MORE GREAT MOVIES FOR LGBT = YOUTH

 

Left Lane

 

Show Me

 

The Ultimate Lesbian Short Film Festival

 

The Conrad Boys

 

FAQS

 

Innocent

 

Lola and Billy The Kid

 

The Mudge Boy

 

Poster Boy

 

Jenni Olson

Director, E-Commerce & Consumer Marketing

Wolfe

http://www.wolfevideo.com

The best queer-owned source for LGBT videos & DVDs =

 

------------------------------------------------ =

Enter To Win A Trip for Two to San Francisco!

http://www.wolfevideo.com/taf-select.asp

------------------------------------------------ =

 

Jenni Olson

300 College Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112

Tel: 415-239-1744 | Fax: 415-239-8547 | Cel: 415-845-4621 =

Email: jenni@wolfevideo.com

 

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