after a lot of looking, i actually did find a pretty decent one!!! but to cut down on some of that research and effort for some of y’all who may be similarly interested in some halfway decent bi cinema, here’s a list of my favorites and go-to’s that aren’t brokeback mountain (bc tbh who hasn’t seen brokeback mountain) and links to either the full movie or trailers:
Velvet Goldmine (1998): “In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale) investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Meyers), who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild (Ewan McGregor)”
basically the main character is a bisexual glam rocker (totally not heavily based on david bowie or anything. nope 👀 ) who has on-screen relationships w/ men and women and uses the actual word “bisexual” to describe himself!!! it’s way over the top and camp it implies oscar wilde was a gay alien ??? but the music is bomb and it’s probably the most bi movie i’ve ever seen???
TW for rape and mentions of incest tho. both are very brief and non-explicit.
Y Tu Mamá También(2001): “In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.”
this one is sort of hard to explain and doesn’t have the happiest ending and only really gets explicitly bi toward the very end but it’s still a good movie worth watching
ON NETFLIX AND HULU, can’t find a full free stream
Angels of Sex(2012): “The established relationship between university student Bruno and aspiring photographer Carla is thrown into turmoil when Bruno feels drawn to sexy karate instructor/break dancer Rai. Complications ensue.”
i just watched this one last night and i thought it was gonna be a shitty love triangle drama but!!!!! happy and healthy bisexual polyamorous triads!!!!!! where has this been all my life ???
Interview with the Vampire(1994): A vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger (starring Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst and Antonio Banderas)
listen………just……i have to include this bc if was very formative for me as a Young Bi. it’s basically two bisexual vampires working through a tumultuous and troubled marriage while trying to raise their vampire child.
The Rules of Attraction(2002): “The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.”
baby ian somerhalder basically plays a bisexual stereotype but he’s cute and the best character so i’ll let it slide
TW for rape, suicide, and self harm.
Cabaret(1972): “A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.”
TW for animal death, antisemitism, homophobia. haven’t watched it in a long time so i can’t remember what else tbh??? but yeah it’s bi
The Rocky Horror Picture Show(1975): “A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.”
i mean this is an obvious choice, despite being what some would consider regressive by modern standards (although it was progressive for the time.) basically everyone in this movie is canon bi tho and that clears the bar for me.
that’s just a few off the top of my head. some of these are capital-p Problematic and there are plenty more i’ve heard about but haven’t watched. anyone else can feel free to add their picks!!!
Resident Evil is a game that I’ve completed many, many times, so the floor plan ought to be quite simple to remember. But then as I started sketching it out, it occurred to me that I wasn’t sure what I remembered from the Saturn and what I remembered from the Gamecube remake. Hopefully this is fairly accurate to the original.
There’s an L-shaped outside room with herbs and dogs that I know I’ve forgotten, and while I think most of the mansion’s rooms are accounted for, they may not necessarily found themselves in the right place or orientation.
The scale is probably wrong on a lot of rooms, but hey, it was the only way to fit my memory into a rectangle!
[Josh says: I’m sorry, Jill. I think he’s…
The original Resident Evil was a profound touchstone game for me, very much my introduction to proper survival horror. I spent an hour on my first go, unsupervised and with no context for the game; after that, I explained to the friend I was visiting who owned the game that I had got myself well and truly out of ammo and low on health. He laid out the practical fact that I could either suddenly become perfect at the game, or start over and not shoot so damn many bullets at zombies I didn’t need to kill. It was an enlightening afternoon.
I actually mostly-finished a scale model recreation of Spencer Mansion in Minecraft, back in late 2010 when I was completely sucked into the game, and it was a fun if complicated exercise in recreating a complicated space using not-very-well-suited architectural materials. So this just kind of warms my heart. I love the dogs on the right, there.]
Shadow Of The Beast Part 2, world map, by Tom Slater.
This is a hastily drawn and poorly photographed attempt at mapping Beast 2 from the Amiga (and Atari ST… maybe there was a Megadrive port? I’m not sure). I used to love the game as a kid; fantastic music, great graphics… terribly unforgiving gameplay.
One afternoon, maybe 11 or 12 years after having first played the game, I finally beat it. Maybe I should have been busy writing an essay on French New Wave cinema, but I was determined to beat it… I still had a day to meet the essay deadline… And I did! Only to be greeted with a static page of text saying “Well done. Buy Beast 3.” After 12 years, it was something of a disappointment.
Anyway, there’s probably parts I’m missing and I haven’t even attempted to draw the internal areas you visit, but I’m surprised how much of the game world I was able to piece together in my mind. There’s one part where you have to go into a whirlpool after having collected 36 coins and buy a trumpet from a snail (of course) or something, but I’m not sure where that should go.
If you can’t make out my handwriting, you’re really not missing much. Does anyone even remember this game? If you’re unfamiliar, I’d recommend a quick youtubing of it.