1. My Beautiful Launderette: Daniel Day-Lewis and Gordon
The two stars engage in a taboo-busting interracial romp set against the
unlikely but oddly arousing backdrop of washers and dryers. The movie just
happened to make the careers of Day-Lewis, director Stephen Frears, and
screenwriter Hanif Kureishi. Coincidence? We don’t think so.
2. Y Tu Mamá También: Gael García Bernal and Diego
After a steamy bit of dirty three-way dancing at a dusty Mexican beach bar,
older woman Luisa deftly manipulates 17-year-olds Tenoch and Julio into the
testosterone-only coupling they were driving toward all along.
3. Wilde: Jude Law and Stephen Fry
Sometimes the love that dare not speak its name just won’t shut up. Fry is
predictably loquacious as Oscar Wilde, but the real surprise is Law, playing the
lover who spurred Wilde’s imprisonment for homosexuality. His Bosie may be campy
and petulant, but he’s just as convincing as Fry. And a hell of a lot cuter.
4. Before Night Falls: Javier Bardem and Andrea Di
Julian Schnabel’s biopic of Cuban writer Reynaldo Arenas is full of erotic
couplings, but the moment that lingers is the first kiss between Arenas and his
friend Pepe. The film has nowhere to go but down. And then down some more.
5. Velvet Goldmine: Ewan McGregor and Jonathan
McGregor’s Curt Wild (read: Iggy Pop) and Rhys Meyers’s Brian Slade (that
would be David Bowie to you and me) look pretty and are suitably ’70s glam as
they find a saliva goldmine together. Rock on.
6. Kiss of the Spider Woman: William Hurt and Raul
Jailed South American revolutionary Valentin (Julia) may seek escape by
fantasizing about Brazilian bombshell Sonia Braga, but he finds solace, in the
time-honored cellmate fashion, with the queeny Luis (Hurt).
7. My Own Private Idaho: Keanu Reeves and River
Reeves’s rich boy Scotty and Phoenix’s narcoleptic hustler Mike, as the they
lie in bed talking to cops, don’t exactly kiss, but Reeves spectacularly
twiddles Phoenix’s nipples, which reminds us of the Jerry Seinfeld line about
sex starting with the appearance of the nipple. Who are we to argue?
8. Maurice: Rupert Graves and James Wilby
Repressed prewar England is the setting for the oldest story in the world:
Toff meets gardener. It’s hot because it’s illegal.
9. A Home at the End of the World: Colin Farrell and Dallas
Roberts keeps his glasses on while Farrell closes his eyes and thinks about
filming a sex tape with a Playboy Playmate.
10. In & Out: Kevin Kline and Tom Selleck
After a fender bender, second-string TV reporter Peter Malloy (Selleck)
plants a mind-bending long, slow wet one on the closeted Howard Brackett
(Kline). Fortunately for Kline, Selleck had recently done away with that cheesy
Magnum, P.I. ’stache.
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Source: Radar Online