Derek Jarman Romantic Gay his artistic eye to the tragedy and manages to make the tale even queerer, drawing direct parallels between the homophobic persecution of Edward II and his lover, Gaveston, and the anti-gay sentiment whipped up by the tabloids under the Romantic Gay of Margaret Thatcher.
Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with. Votes: 31, BFI Southbank purchases.
After decades of seeing gay characters as villains or victims, Peter de Rome came to the rescue with a string of short erotic films that are both sexy and artistic. The film opens with two men kissing in a car, and explores the threats that follow the discovery of their relationship.
Cinema history features hundreds of exquisite gay love stories, although disappointingly few end happily. R 98 min Biography, Comedy, Crime.