coming out

C.O.G. gay film review by Rick Powell

film note: C.O.G.

I haven’t read the David Sedaris “essay” this film is based on, or if I have I’ve forgotten it, but I have read Me Talk Pretty One Day and When You Are Engulfed By Flames. My overall impression of Sedaris is that, although funny, he is barely able to conceal his misanthropy and that he likes things nice ‘n’ tidy. A little too tidy, particularly in that last collection in which every piece ends like a key entering a lock, whether it opens the door or not.

Sasa Kekez in Sascha, a movie directed by Dennis Todorović

film note: Sascha

Köln, or Cologne, was one of the gayest places I visited the last time I did a European tour. If you listen to the city’s government, which likes to tout the fact, it’s gayer than Amsterdam. Located on the Rhine in Germany and being that country’s fourth largest city, it’s not surprising that it’s also full of immigrants looking for better work and a better way of life for their kids.

Film response: Freier Fall: Will you just come out or do I have to rape you first?

Freier Fall Directed by Stephan Lacant Germany, 2013 Originally published, with zero likes, on Letterboxd. Kay, a handsome gay cop with a buzz cut, begins aggressively pursuing a colleague during routine training, without knowing he has a pregnant girlfriend. He uses a number of adolescent-male dominance moves, like challenging him physically and calling him a pussy. …

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