Hey, it’s Carolyn here! Cozy up to the Studyblr Café with me (this is based off the studyblr sleepover)! I want to get down with some coffee talk and get to know you better. How does it work? Easy! Just send me asks :)
A couple days ago we met our follower count goal so to celebrate we’d like to open up our ask box to all of you. ^-^
So what to send:
-anything you want to ask us, here’s your chance to get to know us :)
-something about yourself that you’d like to share, for example: a funny story, something cool about you, tell us about your crush, your favorite mphfpc character, your favorite post of ours, tell us about something you’re passionate about, tell us some drama, etc.
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Big Eden (2000) Gay artist Henry moves from NYC to small hometown to take care of sick grandfather. A really sweet, heartwarming story. Bonus points for no homophobia (!!) plot line & a gay native american man, Pike, who is adorable and crushes on Henry.
Brokeback Mountain (2005) Who hasn’t seen this? Two shepherds and their tumultuous love story over the years.
But I’m a Cheerleader (1999) Girl gets sent to a boot camp meant to alter her sexuality. Funny and aesthetic and really cheesy but worth the watch.
Carol (2015) A young woman in her 20s, Therese Belivet is a clerk working in a Manhattan department store and dreaming of a more fulfilling life when she meets Carol, an alluring woman trapped in a loveless, convenient marriage.
First Girl I Loved (2016) Girl falls in love with the most popular girl from her school. Bonus points for a nuanced and realistic portrayal of teenagers.
The Way He Looks (Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho, 2014) Brazilian coming-of-age drama about a blind boy who falls in love with his classmate. Based on a short film called “I don’t want to go back alone”, which you can find on youtube.
Holding The Man (2015) In the 1970s, two teen boys in Australia fight all obstacles thrown their way and refuse to renounce the love they feel for each other. Based on Australia’s “most famous gay biography”.
I Killed My Mother (J’ai Tué Ma Mère, 2009) Biographical drama. Directorial debut of Quebecois actor Xavier Dolan, which he also wrote, produced and starred in. My favourite film by him.
Kill Your Darlings (2013) Biographical drama/thriller. A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation. Peep Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan.
Laurence Anyways (2012) A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a transgender woman’s relationship with her lover. Directed by Xavier Dolan.
Maurice (1987) The story of a gay man in the early 20th century. A really sweet film with bonus points for being a gay period drama that - spoilers - has a happy ending.
Moonlight (2016) (see title card) A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young black man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. First lgbt film (and film with all-black cast) to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards 2017.
Pride (2014) U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. A truly feel-good movie every one should watch.
The Handmaiden (2016) A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. It’s been called a “South Korean Gothic Lesbian Revenge Thriller”. Just watch it. Trust me.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) A cult-classic and must-watch. Need I say more?
Rest of movies in alphabetical order under cut, with some commentary by yrs truly (me. a gay.)
Obviously the school life portrayed in movies is nothing like the reality. Try more disorganisation, mounting stress and constantly messy hair. Nevertheless, we can attempt to forget the reality! I’ve put together this list of high school and college related movies to get you maybe just a little more motivated for school. I’ve put an asterisk (*) next to some of my favourites. Happy watching!
High school related movies:
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)*
17 Again (2009)
21 Jump Street (2012)*
A Cinderella Story (2004)
A Girl Like Her (2015)*
American Beauty (1999)*
An Education (2009)*
Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging (2008)*
Bad Hair Day (2015)
Bratz: The Movie (2007)
Bring It On (2000)
Bring It On Again (2004)
Bring It On: All or Nothing (2006)
Bring It On: Fight to the Finish (2009)
Bring It On: In It to Win It (2007)
Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)
Dazed and Confused (1993)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Dirty Deeds (2005)
Easy A (2010)*
Endless Love (2014)*
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Fired Up! (2009)
Freaky Friday (2003)
Geek Charming (2011)
Geography Club (2013)
Get a Clue (2002)
Girl in Progress (2012)
High School Musical (2006)
High School Musical 2 (2007)
High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)
I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
Ice Princess (2005)
Into the Storm (2014)
It’s a Boy Girl Thing (2006)*
Jennifer’s Body (2009)
John Tucker Must Die (2006)*
Just One of the Guys (1985)
Mean Girls (2004)*
Mean Girls 2 (2011)
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
Never Been Kissed (1999)
New York Minute (2004)
Not Another Teen Movie (2001)
Paper Towns (2015)
Picture This (2009)
Pink in Pink (1986)
Project X (2012)*
Raise Your Voice (2004)
Read It and Weep (2006)
Remember the Titans (2000)
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
Save the Last Dance (2001)
School of Rock (2003)
She’s All That (1999)
She’s The Man (2006)
Sixteen Candles (1984)
St. Trinian’s (2007)
Step Up (2006)
Struck by Lightning (2012)
The Bling Ring (2013)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
The Clique (2008)
The DUFF (2015)*
The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
The First Time (2012)*
The Girl Next Door (2004)*
The History Boys (2006)
The Hot Chick (2002)
The Jerk Theory (2009)
The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003)
The Perfect Score (2004)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)*
The Spectacular Now (2013)
The To Do List (2013)*
The Virgin Suicides (1999)*
Trojan War (1997)
Wild Child (2008)*
College/university related movies:
21 and Over (2013)*
22 Jump Street (2014)*
After the Dark (2013)*
Bad Neighbours (2014)*
Good Will Hunting (1997)
Legally Blonde (2001)*
Liberal Arts (2012)
Like Crazy (2011)
Monsters University (2013)
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
Pitch Perfect (2012)*
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
So Undercover (2012)
Sorority Wars (2009)
Sydney White (2007)
The House Bunny (2008)
The Social Network (2010)
High school and college/university related TV shows:
Awkward (2011 - 2016)
Bad Education (2012 - 2014)
Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990 - 2000)
Community (2009 - 2015)
Daria (1997 - 2001)
Educating Essex (2011)
Educating Yorkshire (2013)
Faking It (2014 - 2016)
Freaks and Geeks (1999 - 2000)
Friday Night Lights (2006 - 2011)
Gilmore Girls (2000 - 2007)
Glee (2009 - 2015)
Gossip Girl (2007 - 2012)
How to Get Away with Murder (2014 - present)
Ja’mie Private School Girl (2013)
Pretty Little Liars (2010 - present)
Puberty Blues (2012 - 2014)*
Riverdale (2017 - present)*
Saved by the Bell (1989 - 1992)
Scream Queens (2015 - present)
Skins (2007 - 2013)
Summer Heights High (2008)
Teen Wolf (2011 - present)
The Carrie Diaries (2013 - 2014)
The Inbetweeners (2008 - 2010)
The O.C. (2003 - 2007)
The Secret Life of the American Teenager (2011 - 2013)
The Vampire Diaries (2010 - 2017)
Waterloo Road (2006 - 2015)
I’ve not seen every single one of this list, so if it doesn’t really have much to do with education, that is why! Please feel free to add you own or message me so I can add more.
Spoiler free. All items are either vague or based on information in the trailers.
Keanu Reeves is 52 and does 95% of his own stunts. Check out some of his training footage: (x) (x) (x)
No female characters run around being “sexy assassins in heels and slinky dresses”. Ruby Rose wears a suit buttoned to her neck. Adrianne Palicki kicks ass in clothes that are actually practical for fighting in. Both are portrayed to be as dangerous as any of their male peers.
Claudia Gerini represents the opposite side of the spectrum: that showing skin doesn’t make someone an object and that yes, contrary to what Hollywood thinks, women are still beautiful at 45.
No obnoxious monologuing from John. He just wants to get the job done as fast as he can so he can go home to his dog and maybe take a nap.
PIT BULLS ARE PORTRAYED AS CUTE AND LOVABLE NOT AGGRESSIVE AND VIOLENT.
Literally the plot of the first movie is that a guy goes on a murder rampage to avenge his puppy.
Puppy death, though sad, is quick and not shown on-screen.
I would die for Ian McShane so I feel the need to mention him somewhere in this list.
John Wick has an 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, and John Wick 2 has an 89%. Something especially rare for an action sequel.
Seen by many as an art film full of symbolism and references to Greek mythology.
The type of movies that acknowledges how ridiculous they are, and even pokes fun at it.
There are no needless scenes where John has glistening six pack abs. Especially because John doesn’t have glistening six pack abs, he has a normal, average looking body.
ASL is used by multiple characters in Chapter 2.
No forced romantic subplots. Just a dude killing people over a puppy.
First movie has a really good soundtrack???
Lots of death but only one or two scenes with (minimal) gore. Sometimes when a guy goes down you don’t even see any blood.
That guy who plays Mayhem in the Allstate commercials is in it because hoooooo boy there is def some mayhem going on.
Idk I just really love Keanu Reeves.
THIS HAS BEEN A PSA. REBLOG TO SAVE A MOVIE NIGHT.
i know i someone has probably done this already but i just want to truly display why I love “Doukyuusei” so much.
the movie and manga’s visual art is stunning, with a simplistic art-style and light lines with lighter colors. the gorgeous aesthetic is simply too attractive to pass.
the voice acting is simply breath-taking, the well known Hiroshi Kamiya (Levi of snk, Yato of noragami, and Choromatsu of osomatsu) plays Kusakabe Hikaru.
whereas, Kenji Norima (Chiba Mamoru of sailor moon crystal, Taihei Doma of himouto! umaru chan, and Natsuya Kirishima of free! starting days) plays Rihito Sajou.
they play the parts of nervous and shy teenagers in high school beautifully, with all of the normal “hiccups and stutters” of a teenager confessing to a loved one.
however, the most important part of this movie is the message.
the movie’s portrayal of youth finding their sexuality is just so accurate to the real thing, something you do not often find in the shounen-ai community.
the “but we’re boys” comment is mentioned, but is not a revolving issue of the relationship between our two protagonists Kusakabe and Sajou. it is mentioned but quickly dismissed as they realize their feelings for one another.
the two boys suffer the same hardships that any person going through a relationship will suffer such as school and college, and not only that they move at a normal pace of a healthy relationship.
in contrast to the trope in bl stuff today, the couple does not have intimate interactions until they have been going out for a year and this is just deep kissing. this is realistic for a high-school couple of japan, thus displaying how NORMAL a same-sex relationship really is as many depictions of shounen-ai couples have had the couple have bedded one another within days of their “get-together.”
the movie not only depicts a warm and loving romance between two young-men and their innocent love for one another, it also pushes for the acceptance of same-sex couples, showing that they are not any different than the social norm.
same-sex couples have blushing confessions. same-sex couples have arguments. same-sex couples have confusion and thought.
just… this story and series is gorgeous and stunning and something i would absolutely recommend to anyone.