Until a few years ago, LGBT movies starring older people were a minority, largely because of the commercial dynamics that move the film industry: movies should extol the beauty of youthful love, which is in the center of attention of almost everything in our “marketinian” society: perfumes, fashion, leisure … Fortunately, things are changing and we can say that there are currently good examples of Excellent movies starring LGBT seniors. Here goes our selection.
Movie directed by Viggo Mortensen and starring himself and the great actor Lance Henriksen. The story places us in Southern California. John Petersen (Viggo Mortensen) lives there with his boyfriend Eric and their adopted daughter. Their lives are turned upside down when they are visited by John’s father, Wills, An 80-year-old conservative farmer who brings up wounds from the past. It’s a family drama that addresses the aging process, loneliness, and self-acceptance with great sensitivity. You will find this gem in Movistar +.
This tape had two Oscar nominations in 2005: for best actress for Felicity Huffman (the inolvidable Lynette Scavo de Desperate women) and the best original song. Transamerica narrates the life of a transsexual woman (Felicity Huffman) who experiences an unusual twist when finding out that before her sex change operation had a son, a teenager who is dedicated to roaming the streets of New York. You can see it in of the movie.
Magnificent French film in which Two retired women, Nina and Madeleine, have been secretly in love for decades. Although facing the others they are only two neighbors, they come and go from one house to the other sharing the tenderness of a life in common. Until one day, your relationship takes a turn because of an unexpected event. Between us Is available in Movistar +.
‘Love is Strange’
This 2014 movie by Ira sachs mix drama and comedy alike in a beautiful story of two men, Ben and George (great John Lightgow Y Alfred Molina), who, after 39 years together, decide to marry as soon as gay marriage is legal in New York. For different circumstances, they are forced to leave the apartment where they live and, while they find a new one, they have to separate for the first time in their life and move in with friends and family. If you want to know what love is, you can’t miss this movie. Is available in of the movie.