09/24/2013 11:29 am ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

A Look At Lesser-Known Gay Movies From Years Past


Wearing your copy of "Brokeback Mountain" down to the bare nubbins from so many viewings? Finding yourself mouthing the words to the non-musical "Glee" scenes? Then chances are you could use some new gay movies and shows to check out. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of obscure, forgotten, or underappreciated gay and gay-interest entertainments that you might want to track down. We’ve also given handy comparisons to more popular works so you know what to expect. Happy viewing!

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"Fortune and Men’s Eyes" (1971)

Based on the groundbreaking play of the same name, this film about power and passion in prison unfortunately translated to screen as more than a bit homophobic (unlike a notorious Hollywood stage run featuring graphic sex scenes between Sal Mineo and a young Don Johnson – do yourself a favor and Google that one). Yes, it’s a prison movie and there are horrible things that happen, including rape – but it’s still worth seeing for the fabulously over-the-top Queenie (Michael Greer) and for some seriously WTF moments.

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