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Based on a true story, Drama
James Franco delivers an astonishing performance as American poet Allen Ginsberg in this fascinating docudrama. A leading figure in the Beat Generation, Ginsberg believed that capitalism and conformity were destructive forces in American life. This film focuses on Ginsberg’s 1956 trial for obscenity over his poem Howl, which had outraged some for its depiction of homosexual lifestyles at a time when being gay was still outlawed in the US.
The life of gay, brilliantly witty writer Oscar Wilde is the basis for this film, in particular his disastrous relationship with Lord Alfred Douglas.
14+ years 111 mins
The moving and finely-crafted tale of the Cuban Poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas who suffered severe persecution because of his sexuality.
14+ years 133 mins
Made in 1961, when homosexuality was still illegal in Britain, this drama sees a gay lawyer fighting against a blackmailer targeting gay London men.
16+ years 96 mins
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