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You might want to take the time off, relax, and watch a movie, guys! A must-see Italian LGBTQ drama is coming to theaters near you starting this June 2, 2023.
Titled The Neighbor, the film follows the love story of two young men and their struggles with bullying by “a group of neo-Nazi skinheads” who lived in their neighborhood which not only made their life difficult but miserable as well. In the trailer, the first bullying incident seems to have been defused without serious consequence, apart from the terror and fear they felt, that is.
However, the last one takes a deadly turn. Luca (played by actor Michele Costabile) was kicked and beaten badly and left for dead by these neo-Nazis. Riki (played by actor Jacopo Costantini), who heard the harrowing news from Luca’s sister thru a phone call, is left with regrets. Riki now thinks he should have listened to Luca; they should have moved away instead of doing what he wanted by standing their ground and ignoring these bullies and their hate. But now, Luca lies in a hospital bed in a coma.
But that’s not all, because Riki can’t visit Luca as the latter is with his family.
The official blurb of The Neighbor reads:
“An intense love story between two young men hit from an incident. From that moment on nothing will be like it used to be and the love between the two men will leave space to Luca’s parents’ hate and intolerance towards their love story.”
The Neighbor, originally titled Hotel Milano in Italy, is written and directed by Italian director Pasquale Marrazzo. The Neighbor is his fifth feature. His other works include South of the Sun and I Dream of the World on Friday.
“Old News = New News”!
They’ve been killing us for Millenniums!
“Sodom & Gomorrah”?
“Pontius Pilate” did not like us!
“Augustus Caesar” had little use for us, either!
“Pharaoh” ignored us!
Just another twist of the turnstile!
Only, now, a little bit more sublime?
The more they beat and/or kill us, the more we multiply!
Sadly, another story about Gays as victims. As such, I don’t wish to immerse myself in books or movies that are the same as news. For me, that time can be better utilized toward positive endeavors.
Hopefully writers will begin producing stories, screenplays, and scripts where Gays are mentors, heroes, or roll models in roles of characters who are successful achievers. Wish I had the talent.
As we both know – sadly –
It is how well it is packaged that makes is desirable.
Today, it is “The Sadsacks,: “The Misbegottens; “The Disadvantaged,; “The Misled”,; “The Misguided”,; “The Forlorn”,; et al.
The Media, then, picks it all up and sells it as “Art” and the “Pathway to
Righteousness and Salvation.”
When you’re on, you’re on ;-). I maybe a bit on the visceral side, but I’d like to see them fight back and win-annihilate the bastards.
Agreed! But I want “our hero” to first be smart, savvy and clever enough to outwit the “bad guys.” Usually, making them feel embarrassed or like fools in the eyes of everyone else. And only then, because they “bad guys” were so stupid they didn’t get that they had been out-foxed, resort to some annihilation. Many bullies only respond (yield) when put in their place by a bigger bully. Many of us have stories from middle school or high school when the burly football/baseball coach or auto/shop teacher picked up the resident school bully and placed his back up against… Read more »
That’s your viewpoint? I would think, any adult period, might react as such, regardless, od political affiliation.
Gay victimization apparently sells. I’m waiting to see the scriptwriting inspired by all of the underreported gay on gay domestic violence.
bros is a very good gay love story watch it
I hope it’s not subtitled, just not in the mood for that.
Yeh, no worries. You’re not alone. Occasionally, all of us find ourselves saying, “man, I’m so in the mood for some subtitles!”
I wonder, how many people on here, knew that before the Europeans “discovered” Africa, they were already having gay festivals.
Isaih Washington, previously of Grey’s Anatomy had discovered after he was dismissed for calling one of his peers, as faggot. You know Shonda Rimes wasn’t havin’ it; he went on somewhat of an Odyssey of discovery. Fuckin’ religion, man, and they tend to be the most hypocritic ass holes, too.
The Falwell’s for i.e., “God Forbid” on I think it was hulu; brought all that shit to a halt, lmao!!! EXPOSED!
Is it mandatory that all movies about gay men must lead to a hospital room, a murder investigation, a funeral, or a cemetery? I sometimes get the idea we are supposed to be “grateful” that we are even depicted in movies at all !. Oh well, what do I know? My idea of a great gay film is “Sordid Lives”
Ho-hum. All the men victims are young, gorgeous and well-dressed. They’re never older, out of shape, bald, or badly dressed. This is called the commodifcation of sexuality for profit in a capitalist economy, albeit dressed up as inclusive representation. This is 1950s Hollywood image glamour, originally focused only on straight sexual imagery for profit not principle, extended to the LGBTQ. And, like straights then, the morons lap it up while the creators laugh all the way to the bank..equal opportunity commodification is not progress. It’s 18th century capitalism. No thanks.
Looks very interesting. I’d love to see it. But I hate subtitles. All that reading I can’t watch the film. I’ll have to pass.