Beginner’s Guide to Commercial LGBT Films
3. Love Songs
What’s better than Louis Garrel in bed, really.
Okay, so Ludivine Sagnier and Clotilde Hesme in bed for the first part of the film might raise an eyebrow or two, but it’s the journey Garrel’s character, Ismael, goes through alongside Alex Beaupain’s acoustic pop, especially in the song As-tu Déjà Aimé? [clip] featuring Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet that makes Les Chansons d’Amour what it is.
2. F*cking Amal
Teen angst in a small town in Sweden is what drives Elin (Dahlström), who wants to get out of F*cking Amal any way she can, but at the moment she’s unable because she’s one of the cool kids at school and is mean-girling Agnes (Liljeberg), who happens to have a crush on her. Peer pressure and all that takes us back right back to school.
Angst with a twist of chocolate fluff.
1. Imagine Me & You
What do you get when you put Hollywood conventions, production quality, and pair Lena Headey with Piper Perabo? The most conventional and most accessible LGBT-themed rom-com EVER. Your parents have probably seen Imagine Me & You on television, following the life of soon-to-be-not-married Rachel (Perabo) who meets Luce (Headey), the florist in charge of Rachel’s wedding’s flowers. Tough luck for Matthew Goode.
This is as fluffy fluff you’ve ever seen, and probably will ever see. The most risky thing on this film is probably when they call out with the now-famous line of “You’re a wanker Number 9!” Because “wanker” is so PG-13.