Category:LGBT-related musical films
Pages in category "LGBT-related musical films"
The following 52 pages are in this category, out of 52 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 52 pages are in this category, out of 52 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. The Rocky Horror Picture Show – The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy horror film directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman and Richard OBrien based on the 1973 musical stage production The Rocky Horror Show, music, book, the production is a parody tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the 1930s through early 1970s. The film stars Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Richard OBrien himself, and Barry Bostwick along with cast members from the original Royal Court Theatre, Roxy Theatre, and Belasco Theatre productions. The story centres on a young engaged couple whose car breaks down in the rain near a castle where they seek a telephone to call for help, the castle is occupied by strangers in elaborate costumes celebrating an annual convention. They discover the head of the house is Frank N. Furter, the couple is seduced separately by the mad scientist and eventually released by the servants who take control. The film was shot in the United Kingdom at Bray Studios and on location at an old country estate named Oakley Court, a number of props and set pieces were reused from the Hammer horror films. Although the film is both a parody and tribute to many of the science fiction and horror films, costume designer Sue Blane conducted no research for her designs. Blane stated that costumes from the film have affected the development of punk rock fashion trends such as ripped fishnets. Although largely critically panned on release, it soon became known as a midnight movie when audiences began participating with the film at the Waverly Theater in New York City in 1976. Audience members returned to the cinemas frequently and talked back to the screen and began dressing as the characters, at almost the same time, fans in costume at the Kings Court Theater in Pittsburgh began performing alongside the film. This shadow cast mimed the actions on screen above and behind them, still in limited release four decades after its premiere, it is the longest-running theatrical release in film history. It is often close to Halloween. Today, the film has an international following. It was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2005, the films creative team also produced Shock Treatment in 1981, a standalone feature using the characters of Brad and Janet and featuring some of the same cast. Seeking a telephone, the walk to a nearby castle where they discover a group of strange. They are soon swept into the world of Dr. Frank N. Furter, the ensemble of convention attendees also includes servants Riff Raff, his sister Magenta, and a groupie named Columbia. In his lab, Frank claims to have discovered the secret to life itself and his creation, Rocky, is brought to life. The ensuing celebration is interrupted by Eddie who rides out of a deep freeze on a motorcycle
2. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead – The film opened to positive reviews from Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times. Poultrygeist, Night of the Chicken Dead was released in 2006 in theaters, the protagonist is Arbie, an ACB employee trying to win back the heart of his ex-girlfriend Wendy, an activist protesting against the restaurant, who has left Arbie for another woman. Disillusioned and out for revenge, Arbie decides to get a job at the American Chicken Bunker, however, strange things are afoot at the American Chicken Bunker. While grinding meat, Paco is pushed into the meat grinder by an uncooked chicken, General Lee Roy decides not to do anything, and lets Paco get turned into sloppy jose. Carl Jr, who is having intercourse with a chicken in the storage room. Hummus manages to kill the chicken by shoving a broom up Carls backside. General Lee Roy tells them not to him to a hospital. He instead tells them to give the chicken to the protester outside, Carl Jr. is killed when Arbie gives him alcohol to drink. After Mickie tells the protesters that the chicken tastes good, the protesters go inside the restaurant to eat chicken, Wendy finds out that Mickie has been paid by General Lee Roy to say that the chicken tastes good, she breaks up with Mickie and returns to Arbie. General Lee Roy gets diarrhea after being force-fed eating a piece of chicken, General Lee Roy lays an egg in the bathroom and is attacked by the chicken that hatches from the egg. He rips off the head with his teeth and is sprayed with green blood. He becomes a giant egg and hatches into a chicken zombie, the customers, workers, and protesters then all turn into zombie chickens. The mascot shoots all the zombies inside with an M-16 machine gun. The General Lee Roy zombie returns, but is shot down by the mascot, as the old man approaches the General, he gets his nose ripped off by a now zombie chicken Denny. Arbie then shoots and kills Denny, Wendy turns the open/closed sign to closed, which keeps the chicken zombies at bay. The mascot, who is alive, tells Arbie that he is his future self. He then turns into a chicken zombie, Mickie, who attempts to escape, is turned into a zombie chicken. She and the Mascot chicken zombie chase after Arbie and Wendy, Hummus drinks meat steroid in an attempt to save them and accidentally kills herself in the process
3. 8 Women – 8 Women is a 2002 French dark comedy musical film, written and directed by François Ozon. Trapped in the house, every woman becomes a suspect, each having her own motive, Ozon initially envisioned a remake of George Cukors 1939 film The Women, but eventually settled on Thomass Huit femmes after legal obstacles prevented him from doing so. Set primarily in the hall of a manor house, the film recreates much of the plays original theatrical feel. It also serves as a pastiche of and homage to the history of film, the films premiere was held on 8 January 2002 in Paris, where filming had taken place. 8 Women competed for the Golden Bear at the 52nd Berlin International Film Festival, released to generally positive reviews, with major praise for the stars, the film was nominated for twelve César Awards, including Best Film. At the 2002 European Film Awards, the film was nominated for six awards, including Best Film and Best Director, the film is set in the 1950s in a large country residence as a family and its servants are preparing for Christmas. When the master of the house is discovered dead in his bed with a dagger in his back, over the course of the investigation, each woman has a tale to tell and secrets to hide. Their conversation drifts to the subject of the patriarch of the family, Marcel, the singing wakes up Suzon and Catherines aunt Augustine, who initiates arguments with the rest of the family and the two servants, eventually returning upstairs and threatening to commit suicide. Mamy jumps out of her trying to stop her, haphazardly explaining her ability to walk as a Christmas miracle. Augustine is eventually calmed down, and she sings her song of longing, the maid takes a tray upstairs, finds Marcels stabbed body, and screams. Catherine goes up to see what has happened and locks the door, the others finally go up to Marcels room to see him stabbed in the back. Catherine tells the others that they should not disturb the room until the police arrive, realizing that the dogs did not bark the night before the incident, it becomes clear that the murderer was known to the dogs and therefore must be one of the women in the house. Attempting to call the authorities, they find that the line has been cut. Before that can do so, the women are distracted by the announcement that someone is roaming the garden, someone whom the guard dogs are not chasing. The person turns out to be Marcels sister Pierrette, a singer who is also rumored to be a prostitute. When questioned, she claims that she received a telephone call in which she was informed her that her brother was dead. She sings A quoi sert de vivre libre, commenting on her sexual freedom and it is realized that she has been to the house before, as the dogs did not bark and she knew immediately which room belonged to her brother, making her the eighth potential killer. The women try to start the car, and find that it has been sabotaged, cutting them off from help until the storm subsides, the women spend their time trying to identify the murderer amongst them
4. Cabaret (1972 film) – Cabaret is a 1972 American musical drama film which was directed by Bob Fosse and which starred Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey. Only a few numbers from the score were used for the film, Kander. In the traditional manner of musical theater, called a musical, every significant character in the stage version sings to express his/her own emotion. In the sexually charged Two Ladies, about a ménage à trois, however, it is listed as number 367 on Empires 500 greatest films of all time. Cabaret opened to glowing reviews and strong box office, eventually taking in more than $20 million, but the biggest winner was Fosse. Shortly before the 45th Academy Awards, he won two Tonys for directing and choreographing Pippin, his biggest stage hit to date. When, months later, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for choreographing and directing Minnellis television special, Liza with a Z, in 1931 Berlin, young American Sally Bowles performs at the Kit Kat Klub. A new British arrival in the city, Brian Roberts, moves into the house where Sally lives. A reserved academic and writer, Brian gives English lessons to earn a living while completing his doctorate, Sally tries seducing Brian and suspects he may be gay. Brian tells Sally that on three occasions he has tried to have physical relationships with women, all of which failed. They become friends, and Brian witnesses Sallys anarchic, bohemian life in the last days of the German Weimar Republic, Sally and Brian become lovers despite their earlier reservations, they conclude that his previous failures with women were because they were the wrong three girls. Sally befriends Maximilian von Heune, a rich playboy baron who takes her and Brian to his country estate, after a sexual experience with Brian, Max loses interest in the two and departs for Argentina. During an argument, when Sally tells Brian that she has been having sex with Max, Brian and Sally later reconcile, and Sally reveals that Max left them money and mockingly compares the sum with what a professional prostitute gets. Sally learns that she is pregnant, but is unsure of the father, Brian offers to marry her and take her back to his university life in Cambridge. Ultimately she has an abortion, without informing Brian in advance, when he confronts her, she shares her fears and the two reach an understanding. Brian departs for England and Sally continues her life in Berlin, embedding herself in the Kit Kat Klub, but the final shot shows men in Nazi uniforms in the front row of the club. A subplot concerns Fritz Wendel, a German Jew passing as a Christian, who is in love with Natalia Landauer, the worldly Sally gives advice which eventually enables Fritz to win her love. Although the Nazis are not yet in power, some of them kill Natalias beloved dog one night, the Naziss violent rise is a powerful, ever-present undercurrent in the film
5. The Producers (2005 film) – The film stars an ensemble cast led by Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart, and Jon Lovitz. The creature effects for Tom the Cat and the pigeons were provided by Jim Hensons Creature Shop. The Producers was released in the United States by Universal Pictures in a release on December 16,2005. It garnered generally mixed reviews critics, and commercial failure, grossing only $19.4 million domestically. Following the flop of theatre musical Funny Boy, the shows producer, Max Bialystock. While studying Maxs books, Leo notes that a flop is expected to lose money, Leo jests by selling an excess of shares and embezzling the funds, a flop could generate up to $2 million. Max asks for Leos help with the scheme, only for the latter to refuse, returning to his old accounting firm, Leo starts fantasizing about being a Broadway producer. Leo quits his job and forms Bialystock & Bloom with Max, searching for the worst play written, the duo finds Springtime for Hitler, a musical written by an ex-Nazi named Franz Liebkind. Max and Leo, in order to acquire Franzs rights to the musical, perform Hitlers favorite song, in order to ensure the plays failure, Max and Leo meet failing, flamboyant director Roger De Bris and his assistant Carmen Ghia. Roger is reluctant to direct, but when Max and Leo suggest he could win a Tony Award, returning to their office, a Swedish woman named Ulla, appears to audition. Leo objects they have not started casting, Max hires her as their secretary until they audition her later, to gain backers to fund the musical, Max has dalliances with several elderly women, allowing him to raise the $2 million. Leo laments about the dangers of sex straying him from his work, starting auditions for the role of Hitler, Franz becomes angered at a performers rendition of a German song, causing Franz to storm the stage and perform it. Based on the performance, Max hires Franz to play Hitler, Franz leaves to prepare and breaks his leg. Max enlists Roger to perform the role in his place, as the show opens, the audience is horrified at the first song, and people begin leaving out of disgust until Roger enters as Hitler. Roger, playing Hitler very flamboyantly, causes the audience to misinterpret the play as satire, terrified the IRS will learn of their crimes, a dispute breaks out between Max and Leo. Franz then appears, and attempts to shoot the duo for breaking the Siegfried Oath by mocking Hitler, Max and Franz attempt to evade the police, only for Franz to break his other leg. Arrested for his tax fraud, Max is imprisoned while Leo hides from the police, Leo elopes with Ulla to Rio de Janeiro, leaving Max to his fate. About to be sentenced in court, Max is saved by Leo, the judge, realizing Max and Leo are inseparable, sentences them both to five years at Sing Sing Prison with Franz
6. Rent (film) – Rent is a 2005 American musical drama film directed by Chris Columbus. It is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, the film depicts the lives of several Bohemians and their struggles with sexuality, drugs, paying their rent, and life under the shadow of AIDS. It takes place in the East Village of New York City from 1989 to 1990, the film features six of the original Broadway cast members reprising their roles. On Christmas Eve 1989, aspiring filmmaker Mark Cohen, and his roommate, Roger Davis, learn that the rent previously waived by their old friend and landlord and their former roommate Tom Collins shows up and gets mugged. Mark and Roger meet with Benny, who tells them he plans to evict the homeless from the nearby lot and he offers them free rent if they get Maureen, Marks ex-girlfriend, to cancel her protest against his plans, but they refuse. A street drummer, Angel, finds Collins and they bond since they have AIDS, Roger, who is HIV-positive and a former drug addict, tries to compose his one last great song. Hes visited by his downstairs neighbor, Mimi, an exotic dancer, on Christmas Day, Mark and Roger are visited by Collins and Angel, bearing gifts. They invite Mark and Roger to attend Life Support, an AIDS support group, Roger turns them down, while Mark goes to fix Maureens sound equipment. He runs into Joanne, Maureens new girlfriend, who bonds with him as they discuss Maureens promiscuity, Mark arrives at the Life Support meeting. He films the meeting for the documentary hes making about people living with HIV/AIDS, Roger, whose ex-girlfriend died of HIV/AIDS, rebukes her advances and throws her out. The next day, he joins Mark, Collins and Angel at a Life Support meeting, leaving the meeting, the group imagines what it would be like to move to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Roger and Mark leave to help Maureen set up for her performance, Maureen performs her song that calls out Benny for changing who he was when he got married and blames him for trying to shut down the tent city. The performance starts a riot because Benny called in police to make sure the protest stayed peaceful, once the protest is over, the group goes to The Life Cafe and celebrates Mark selling his riot footage to a local news station. Roger and Mimi reveal they are falling for other. They share a kiss and continue celebrating with their friends, on New Years Day, Benny has padlocked the apartment, but Angel breaks the lock with a garbage can. Mark takes a job at Buzzline, the news program he sold his riot footage to. After another fight, Maureen proposes to Joanne, the relationship ends when Maureen flirts with another woman at the engagement party, after being persuaded by Mimi, his ex-girlfriend, Benny gives the group back their apartment. Over the following year, Roger grows distrustful of Mimi, Angels condition gets worse and she dies in Collins arms