The impact of society on the normal masses is as profound as the presence of oxygen in the air. The sad reality is that due to the immense pressure created by society, dark clouds form on an individual’s mind, and people often try to do something to please society at the cost of burying their dreams or even trying to change who they are from the inside. Directed by Elegance Bratton, “The Inspection” deals with sensitive issues like racism and homophobia and forms a storyline which reflects that overcoming such obstacles can help a person find true meaning in life thereby understanding self-worth and true identity. The movie is inspired by Elegance Bratton’s own experience, which makes it captivating. It is undeniable that acceptance is something everyone seeks, whether it’s from loved ones or from the people around an individual’s life, but often in search of acceptance, people don’t realize their own value. The movie focuses on a black American guy who gets thrown out of his house by his estranged mother, and he joins the Marines to create his own identity. Conventionally the atmosphere in marine used to be orthodox and not so supportive, and even senior officers reflect signs of homophobia. The movie is about how Elegance finds his true identity by overcoming every single obstacle. The world is progressing day by day, but the mentality of some people’s perceptions is still enclosed by regressive thoughts. “The Inspection” is about a man’s hard work and perseverance to find his true identity, which changes his life forever. If you like stories that show love and affection for the same sex and also stories that tell a tale of finding one’s true identity, then here are seven movies you should definitely watch.
“José” is a beautiful film that celebrates the love and compassion of two young men who fall in love with each other but face multiple challenges thrown at them by society. Director Li Cheng’s portrayal of Guatemala City is brilliant, and the cinematography really shines as the saturation of the frames captures the realistic nature of the beautiful chemistry between the two leads, José (Enrique Salanic) and Luis (Manolo Herrera). The story revolves around Jose, a 19-year-old boy who falls in love with a Caribbean immigrant named Luis, and his journey to find meaning in his otherwise boring life. “José” is a Spanish-language film that offers a great overall experience of love, companionship, and challenges thrown at them by society.
Masterfully directed by Barry Jenkins, the Academy Award-winning film “Moonlight” is a touching, deeply moving, and sensational movie that is a treat to watch. The cinematography, screenplay, and background score perfectly blend with the overall theme and notion of the movie. The movie focuses on a young boy named Chiron (Ashton Sanders) who gets deeply motivated by a drug dealer named Juan (Mahershala Ali) and, through his guidance, starts to understand how to shape his own path. The three significant chapters in Chiron’s life describe his journey from boyhood to adulthood with the love and support of the kind community, which uplifts Chiron as he faces challenges in life. The movie showcases how Chiron grows up and explores Miami with proper character development through stages like childhood, adolescence, and adult life.
3 Generations (2015)
Three very acclaimed and talented female actors of their generations put together a compelling human comedy in the movie “3 Generations.” The movie is about a young teenager named Ray (Elle Fanning), raised by his lesbian mother Maggie (Naomi Watts) and lesbian grandmother Dolly (Susan Sarandon), who finds out his true identity and undergoes the transformation to become a boy from a girl. The movie spread a valuable message: Just because you’re related doesn’t mean you can relate. The comical elements are very well executed in this movie, and the transition, which is questioned and scrutinized by traditional norms, shines ultimately as Ray finds his true identity.
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
The Timothée Chalamet (Elio) and Armie Hammer (Oliver) starrer “Call Me By Your Name” is a movie that is brilliantly executed by the director Luca Guadagnino, both from a storytelling perspective as well as embracing the true potential of the actors to put forward a movie that can create a lasting impact. The film focuses on a boy named Elio, who develops feelings for his father’s assistant, Oliver. Although the relationship between Elio and Oliver lasts only a short time, Elio understands his sexual orientation and learns to accept it.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
“Brokeback Mountain” is a film about two shepherds, Ennis (Heath Ledger) and Jack (Jake Gyllenhaal), who get involved in a sexual as well as an emotional relationship. However, things get very complicated when they get married—not to each other but to their respective girlfriends. Conventional norms making an impact on one’s life is nothing new, and the obstacles and challenges one can face by not disclosing their true desire and identity are unfathomable. Both of the marvelous actors delivered amazing performances, which makes the movie definitely worth watching.
My Policeman (2022)
Adapted from Bethan Roberts’ novel of the same name, “My Policeman” showcases a three-way love story between Tom (Harry Styles), Marion (Emma Corrin), and Patrick (David Dawson). Tom, a policeman in 1950s Britain, gets into a relationship with Marion, whom he eventually marries. Although the couple projects a very happy and joyous image of togetherness in the beginning, things get quickly complicated when Tom develops feelings for and has a same-sex affair with Patrick, who is the museum curator. The tension between the couple gets worse when Marion finds out about the affair.
God’s Own Country (2017)
“God’s Own Country” is a spellbinding, beautiful romantic story between a young farmer, Johnny (Josh O’Connor), and a Romanian working migrant, Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu). The story of one’s perspective on life is changed by passionate companionship is very heartwarming. Gheorghe gives Johnny a very new and interesting perception of seeing things from a different and interesting point of view, which makes their relationship very heartwarming and beautiful. The movie is incredibly affectionate, surprising, and sensual.