25 Great Gay Sex Scenes Saga – Movie #1: Weekend (2011)

Weekend

I came across this list of 25 Great Gay Sex Scenes from Modern Movies on The Backlot yesterday. As I went through the list of movies, I noticed that I only knew about a handful of them, which made me realise that maybe I’m not as well-versed in my gay cinema as I should be. I’m gay and I live for movies, so I kinda have zero excuse in this case. In order to rectify this, I’ve decided to make my way through this list effective immediately, one movie at a time, and take you lot along with me through the journey. After watching each movie, I’ll give one of my unsolicited reviews, and (as usual) provide the GIFs of my favourite moments – and, I suppose the sex scenes, because that’s kind of the point of the list. Note: I won’t necessarily be going along in the same order that the movies are written in the list.

Movie #1: Weekend (2011)

Actors:

Tom Cullen… Russell

Chris New… Glen

Director: Andrew Haigh (Side Note: I totally fangirled when I recognised the name from HBO’s Looking)

Synopsis: “After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what’s expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.”

The Backlot Rating:

Hotness – 10

Romance – 10

WTFactor – 0

I absolutely believe that I started this list off with the right movie. Great indie film, amazingly directed, with superb acting. The two protagonists, Russell and Glen, could not be more different, yet it’s this polar opposite aspect which makes them so perfect together. Russell is the more diffident of the two, perhaps due in part to the fact that he is mostly closeted outside his immediate circle. Glen, however, is as furiously out and proud as possible, almost bordering on heterophobic. Although their drunken club encounter really should have been nothing more than a one-night tryst, their differences in personalities spark something in them both. An artist, Glen’s latest project revolves around the gap that exists between who someone becomes and who they truly are whenever they become sexually intimate with a new partner, specifically in gay men. In order to explore this phenomenon, he has his partners record their opinions of their encounter of the previous night. Although Russell finds this bizarre, and he is visibly awkward in his assessment, the unlikely duo bond over the raw honesty of the conversation, and a lovely connection is formed. I love the fact that this film is less action and more character development, and the flawlessness of the acting really makes the characters become real. As the movie progresses, we learn the utter irony in each of the character’s situations. While Russell is the closeted one, deathly terrified of any sort of public displays of affection, he is by far the more sensitive of the two, and craves the love of a partner. On the other hand, Glen, who constantly argues that gay people should be as visible as their straight counterparts in every conceivable way, shies away from a new relationship, rejecting the idea of a boyfriend. Despite this huge gap in what each character desires, there is no denying the chemistry between them both, and what had started out as a lustful evening, turns into a fateful weekend.

Weekend-Cute-Awkwardness

Weekend-Grope

Weekend-Jerk-Off

Weekend-Want-To-Kiss

Weekend-Bed

Weekend-Sex

Weekend-Kiss

4 thoughts on “25 Great Gay Sex Scenes Saga – Movie #1: Weekend (2011)”

  1. Because of this post, I went looking for this movie and just watched it. I liked it. I even liked it more because I recognized end credit song performed by John Green and the director, Andrew Haigh (yes, I recognized his name from Looking too) 😀 Anyway, I have to admit that my favorite movie is still Shelter. :p

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    1. 🙂 fair enough! I’d actually never heard of half those movies before I started on this list. The great thing about it, though, is that they’re so different. Some are awful and others are brilliant. So try to see as many as you can get access to, because I assure you that Shelter may no longer be your favourite by the end 😛

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