Indiewire just published the results of their Reader Survey of the 25 Most Important LGBT films and 25 Most Important LGBT filmmakers. Gus Van Sant was #1 on the latter list, despite the fact that Milk was really awful and Good Will Hunting is possibly the worst movie I’ve ever seen. As for the films list, I’ve seen 13/25 and there are 7 that I’d consider classics: (Cabaret, Hedwig, Brokeback Mountain, Boys Don’t Cry, My Beautiful Laundrette, Tongues Untied, and who knows how I’ll feel in a few years but for right now I’d include The Kids Are Alright, too).
I’m trying to resist the urge to make my own list now.
pictured: Nicole Kidman in To Die For, BY FAR my favorite Gus Van Sant film.