And it had to be Fresh. The final list was culled from a longlist of hundreds, after which the films were ranked according to the Adjusted Tomatometer, which acts as a kind of inflation adjustment, taking into consideration the Tomatometer score, as well as the number of reviews a film received relative to the average number of reviews for films released that same year. We did not include miniseries, leaving out seminal works like Angels in America , nor movies made for TV. And we recognize that some of the films in the list will re-ignite healthy debates that have been fixtures of discussion around LGBTQ films — straight actors playing gay characters, cis actors playing trans characters, and the historical dominance of white male perspectives.
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Just like in real life, in movies and TV shows, not everything we see was written in the script. Lines — and sometimes entire scenes — are improvised. Some of the funniest, scariest, and most powerful moments on the big and small screens were never supposed to happen, but once they did, they were just too good to take out. Kissing scenes aren't excluded from these unexpected moments. Actors surprise co-stars with kisses because they forget a line, because one actor just thinks it feels right, and sometimes because a co-star just can't stop themselves. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. From the tender to the hilarious and the controversial, here's a look at some onscreen kisses that were never supposed to happen.
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Subscriber Account active since. As recently as the early aughts, queer content on television was few and far between. The first "passionate" kiss between two male characters on TV didn't happen until the year , on "Dawson's Creek," and even when TV shows had characters who were gay or transgender, they were seldom more than supporting characters. Although there is still much more work to be done as far as an accurate representation of LGBTQ individuals, there are now plenty of shows to choose from. So, an entire series about them?
Four straight men French kissed four gay men on camera to experiment with their sexuality and challenge societal notions of masculinity. The video, by lesbian couple Bria and Chrissy , also seeks to comment on the lack of space men have to be sexually fluid in society. Check out the video above to see the results, and head here for more from Bria and Chrissy.