Summertime min Drama 6. Mysterious Skin is at once difficult to watch and strangely heartwarming. The two set out on a road trip on which they consummate an unspoken passion for each other—one that ultimately brings ruin to Carol's marriage and awakens dark desires within Therese. The story is heartbreaking but also radical for offering an ending which suggests happiness — however isolated — in a same-sex relationship that crosses the class divide. Mike Nichols's American remake of La Cage aux Folles features Robin Williams as a gay nightclub owner whose son announces his engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative politician.
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Based on the autobiography of gay Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, Julian Schnabel's film brought Javier Bardem to the world's attention and highlighted the cruelty and homophobia of Castro's Cuba and Reagan's America.