War veteran turned filmmaker Beauty Bratton makes his feature film directorial debut with a semi-autobiographical task recounting his experience in Marine boot camp. After years of being homeless due to being disowned by his homophobic mother (Gabrielle Union), Ellis French (Jeremy Pope) gets in the Marines in an effort to become a male and strip his gay identity away. To his surprise, what was indicated to be self-inflected conversion treatment becomes a more homoerotic experience.
The Whale (December 9)
Spoiler Alert: The Hero Passes away dramatizes the real-life romance in between hubbies Michael Ausiello (Jim Parsons) and Kit Cowan (Ben Aldridge) as they face the latter’s impending death due to terminal cancer. Based upon the narrative Spoiler Alert: The Hero Passes Away: A Narrative of Love, Loss, and Other Four-Letter Words by Michael Ausiello, the movie narrates the couple’s final year together and the existential whirlwind trip of feelings they face together. Parson hasn’t led a romantic drama nor has he checked out tenderness in a role such as this before. With Spoiler Alert, we may get to see a new side of the Big Bang Theory star that could wring out authentic tears from audiences, especially people currently knowledgeable about Ausiello and Cowan’s story.Get the very best of what‘s queer. Register for Them’s weekly newsletter here.