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Beefcake (1998)
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Beefcake (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thom Fitzgerald's (The Hanging Garden) provocative blending of fiction and documentary, tells the story of Bob Mizer, the pioneering founder of the Athletic Model Guild, a company which produced still photographs and short films extolling the beauty and chiseled physiques of men. The fiction story follows photographer and enterprising businessman Mizer, who teamed up with his mother in 1945 to film his beefy star-wannabes around his sun-drenched pool. It is here that Neil, a naive, right-off-the-bus teen is lured into using his handsome looks to become a model. The wide-eyed Neil soon learns about the world of sex and prostitution. But a police raid and ensuing criminal trial soon threaten both of the men's worlds. Interspersed with the story are rare archival footage and interviews with former co-workers, customers and models.
Style: stylized, factual, realistic, sexy, sexual, semi documentary, erotic, twists and turns, light, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male nudity, male prostitute, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt, muscleman, prostitution, homosexuality, physical appearance, gays and lesbians, media, against the rules, bdsm, lgbtq, model, court, homosexual, magazine, sex, catastrophe, teenager, distopia, doctors, family, obsession ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 60s, 20th century, year 1934, year 1993, year 1964 ...
Place: california, san francisco, venice beach california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, sexual and serious films with plots about male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay, lgbt, homosexual, sex and female nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Beefcake: Hustler White (1996), Carnal Knowledge (1971), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Bugis Street (1995), Joe Gould's Secret (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hustler White (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Reminiscent of Sunset Boulevard, Hustler White transposes the action from the silver screen's old movie backlots to contemporary male prostitution and the porn industry. Said to be an homage to classic Hollywood cinema.
Style: sexy, clever, sexual, surreal, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, male prostitute, gay sex, male prostitution, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), satire, dystopic future, crimes, gays and lesbians, lgbt, bdsm ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new orleans, usa, los angeles, california
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Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the ...
Style: sexy, feel good, stylized, allegory, visually appealing ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, coming of age, sexuality, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), revenge, loneliness, mentor, runaway, redemption, lone hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, new york, usa
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Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexy, talky, cynical, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mate swapping, sex, college, coming of age, friendship, love triangle, battle of the sexes, romance, sexual content, friends, depression, male nudity ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, vietnam, usa, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: road movie, surreal, art house, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, lgbt, prostitution, friendship between men, friendship, male prostitution, gays and lesbians, gay sex, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, portland oregon, italy, rome italy, seattle ...
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Bugis Street (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It’s monsoon season in Singapore. Bugis Street, the epicentre of multisexual nightlife and unchained libido, is where a band of hedonistic, transidentical poeple has taken root at wacky love hotel SinSin.
Style: sexy, serious, erotic, realistic, sexual
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt, lgbtq, prostitute, transsexual, transvestism, innocence lost, gender bending, master and servant, gays and lesbians, gender, youth ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: singapore, asia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: melancholic, intellectual, sentimental, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, alone in the world, eccentricity, character study, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, reporter, secret, art, writers ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 50s, 20th century
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, new jersey, usa, harvard university ...
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Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, sexy, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, mother son relationship, gay, adultery, murder, older woman younger man, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, socialite, son, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, london, new york, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Super 8? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck adult film star sees a chance to make a comeback via a lesbian documentary film-maker, but she is exploiting him to get financial backing for her pet project.
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, sexual, humorous ...
Plot: filmmaking, erection, misfit partners, artists and showbiz, gender, partners, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, gender bending, sexual relations, showbiz, vanity ...
Time: 90s
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Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: rough, bleak, disturbing, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, rape, working class, transsexual, gay, union, fight, society, gang rape, crimes, labor union ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: brooklyn new york city, new york, usa, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Pillow Book (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Netherlands, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, art house, sexy, sexual, artsy ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), model, male nudity, translator, surrealism, erotica, tattoo, art, betrayal, revenge, obsession, sex ...
Time: 10th century, middle ages
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, kyoto japan, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Gigola (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover's eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting ...
Style: sexy, stylized, erotic, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, prostitute, murder, lifestyle, destructive relationship, gangsters, nightlife, couples, crimes, sexual relations, lgbt, lesbian sex ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Two Drifters (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman named Odete (Ana Cristina De Oliveira) descends into madness and claims to be pregnant with the child of Rui's (Nuno Gil) late lover, Pedro (João Carreira). As grief-stricken Rui mourns ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, serious, stylized ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, lgbt, breakup, love and romance, gay relationship, obsession, insanity, couples, strong sexual content, solace, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Stage Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of ...
Style: sexy, stylized, humorous, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: gender bending, cross dressing, mistaken identity, gender, mistress, actor's life, overnight success, lifestyle, life is a bitch, human nature, artists and showbiz, downfall ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century, 19th century
Place: london, england, europe, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: disturbing, realistic, sexy, depressing, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, cowboy, homosexuality, gigolo, gay, hustler, male prostitute, fish out of water, homosexual, cripple, prostitute, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
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Flesh (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A heroin junkie works as a prostitute to support his habit and fund an abortion needed by the girlfriend of his lesbian wife. His seedy encounters with delusional and damaged clients, and dates with drag queens and hustlers are heavy on sex, drugs ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, sexy, suspense, biting ...
Plot: gay, male prostitution, lesbian, hustler, lgbtq, exploitation, coming of age, youth, gay erotica, prostitute, illegal prostitution, unemployment ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, erotic, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: s&m, eroticism, dangerous attraction, bdsm, world war two, nazi, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, nudity (full frontal - brief), war crime, guilt, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1940s, year 1957, 70s ...
Place: vienna, frankfurt germany, hungary, germany, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: political, captivating, thought provoking, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, male prostitute, lgbt, gays and lesbians, politics, eroticism, seductive, blackmail, hospital, hidden camera, one night stand, hustler ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Fucking Different (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen queer crossovers: lesbian filmmakers from Berlin were asked to make a short film about their idea of male gay love and sexuality and, vice versa, gay men were given the task of making a short film about lesbian sexuality and eroticism.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, semi serious, touching, humorous ...
Plot: gender, couple relations, gays and lesbians, social misfits, misfit, sexual relations, love and romance, gender bending, society, looking for love, looking for sex, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: talky, melancholic, realistic, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: lawyer, culture clash, americana, society, family problems, human nature, introspection, parents and children, cancan dance, family relations, dysfunctional family, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: usa, california, kansas, paris france, poland ...
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The Boys in the Band (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate ...
Style: sexy, realistic, witty, sexual, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexual, gay interest, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, lgbt, homosexuality, friendship, gay slur, lgbtq, gender, coming out ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself ...
Style: surreal, sexy, erotic, stylized, sexual ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: male nudity, homosexuality, gay, music, homosexual, rock and roll, lgbt, rock, lgbtq, recovering drug addict, homoeroticism, rock band ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1984
Place: britain, europe, england, dublin ireland, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
I Love You, I Don't (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A waitress with boyish looks and the gay driver of a garbage truck fall in love.
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, realistic, serious
Plot: male nudity, gas station, garbage, waitress, employer employee relationship, truck driver, truck, gay, lgbt, love triangle, female nudity, female masturbation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, psychological, surreal, mind bending ...
Plot: hallucination, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, surrealism, drug addict, homosexuality, insect, drug abuse, cockroach, giant insect, writers ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, year 1953
Place: usa, north africa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Venus in the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Germany
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Mid-summer heatwave. Nikos and Alain, two male prostitutes and a female pimp, Monica, get tangled in a peculiar relationship after meeting in a dark street called POUTANA. They fall in love, play with guns and talk about card games, money and ...
Style: homoerotic, avant garde, sentimental, unusual plot structure, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, avant-garde, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), homoeroticism, male objectification, love and romance, gay couple, gay lead character, romance, lovers ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Boys in the Band (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.
Style: realistic, heartbreaking, serious, compassionate, queer cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, homosexuality, gay interest, lgbtq, sexuality, male objectification, friendship, mental health, male nudity, moral dilemma, society ...
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Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, depressing, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, gay, sexual abuse, homosexual rape, child molestation, pedophilia, male rape, homosexual, coming of age, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, man boy relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1991 ...
Place: kansas, usa, new york
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The Killing of Sister George (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When June Buckridge (Beryl Reid) arrives at her London flat and announces 'They are going to murder me', her long-time lover and doll-cuddling flat mate Alice 'Childie' McNaught (Susannah York) realises that things are going to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, sadistic, visually appealing, melancholic ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, infidelity, cheerleading, jealousy, doll, lgbtq, satire, obsession, female nudity, lesbianism ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, ireland, england, europe, london
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46%
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, stylized, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: gay, coming of age, male homosexuality, lgbt, friendship, betrayal, lgbtq, homosexuality, boarding school, gay teenager, gay interest, coming out ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
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45%
Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagine the lost 40 minutes from "Cruising" as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom.
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, filmmaking, gay bar, gay erotica, male nudity, unsimulated sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender, lgbtq, gay sex, s&m ...
Place: usa
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Fidelity (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Clélia is a very attractive photographer starting a new job for a sensationalist newspaper. She soon becomes involved with three very different men: Cléve, a middle aged books editor, Nemo, a mysterious photographer and Rupert McRoi, the owner of ...
Style: serious, realistic, stylized, emotional, erotic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, marriage, love and romance, sexual relations, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, love triangle, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), one night stand, photographer, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france, paris france
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