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Titles tagged with ‘homosexuality’

17 titles - sorted alphabetically or by year

A

Australian Story – Since Adam Was a Boy television program – 1997

Adam Sutton, horse wrangler and rodeo rider, is a quintessential cowboy: fearless, fun-loving and homosexual. The biggest risk he ever took was revealing his sexuality.

B

The Big House short film – 2000

In this short film, director Rachel Ward takes a relationship between two men in prison into surprising territory.

C

The Clinic feature film – 1982

Medical student Paul Armstrong spends a day at a Melbourne VD clinic.

Compass – The Cardinal’s Cousin television program – 2005

Monica, a lesbian and a former nun, published a letter she’d sent to her cousin, Cardinal George Pell, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Sydney.

D

Dad and Dave Come to Town feature film – 1938

The question this fish-out-of-water comedy is really asking is whether Australians have the confidence to be modern in the context of the wider world of 1938.

Dynasties – The Rose Family television program – 2003

Leading Collingwood AFL player Bob Rose combined the will to win with a great humility, qualities rarely found today in our top sportspeople.

H

A Hard God television program – 1980

A Hard God, based on the play of the same name, is the story of a working-class Irish-Australian Catholic family in Sydney in the 1940s.

Head On feature film – 1998

In terms of iconoclastic daring, Head On has no equal in Australian cinema. It broke so many rules, offended so many polite conventions, attacked so many silences, that it left audiences stunned and gulping for air.

N

Number 96 – Episode 35 television program – 1972

One of the only surviving early black-and-white episodes of Number 96 is a rollicking ride through an apartment building and its class values and sex-obsessed situations.

S

Sadness documentary – 1999

Australian photographer William Yang explores loss, love and identity as he investigates a family murder and honours the lives of friends who have died from AIDS.

The Secret Life of Us – Now or Never television program – 2001

This final episode of the first season makes reference to the desirable 'trifecta’ of partner, job and home first raised in episode one but adds an unspoken fourth element – friendship.

The Set feature film – 1969

Aspiring young designer Paul Lawrence is drawn into the hedonistic world of Sydney’s upper-class society.

Somersault feature film – 2004

Abbie Cornish was 21 years old when this film was made and the integrity and vulnerability of her performance is astonishing.

The Sum of Us feature film – 1994

The Sum of Us presents three generations of characters, all of whom seek the same thing – a meaningful and long-lasting partnership in love.

U

Union Street short film – 1990

An ordinary city street is revealed as a ‘street of many colours’.

W

Wake in Fright feature film – 1971

A young schoolteacher loses all his money in an outback two-up game, while en route to Sydney. In the next two days he loses a lot more – self-respect, inhibitions, almost his life.

Walking on Water feature film – 2002

Friends and family euthanise a young man dying of AIDS and then deal with their grief and guilt.