Can a gay comedy be a classic? Of course it can. The gay comedy is a staple of gay culture. The best gay comedy movies of all time deliver a social message all while highlighting the idiosyncrasies of the often lighthearted gay lifestyle. These gay comedies are timeless and perfect for a good laugh amongst friends or a feel good movie night alone.
Robin Williams, Nathan Lane
and Gene Hackman star in this modern day rendition of La Cage aux Folles. What happens when the son of a gay couple falls for the daughter of a conservative politician? Williams and Lane pull off flawless performances and classic one-liners in this gay must-have.
This off-Broadway hit, made movie musical has become a gay cult classic. Director and star, John Cameron Mitchell, plays a transsexual
who's surgery was botched when he was a teen, leaving him with a sexless and angry inch. However, the focus isn't his private parts. Through dark humor and song, we quickly see that his surgery was only a representation of the empty and unfulfilled life he had before and after the procedure.
To Wong Foo has a long title and a long list of A-list actors playing gay characters. Patrick Swayze, Wesley Snipes and John Leguizamo are three New York drag queens on their way to Hollywood for a beauty pageant. Drag queens are funny on stage; imagine what happens when their car breaks down in a hillside town. By the way, the isolated country natives have no idea they're queens.
How can any of us forget Guy Pearce lipsynching to opera inside a oversized stiletto atop a moving bus? The costuming and scene design weren't the only things that launched Priscilla to the best comedy list; the film takes a witty stab at the emotional entanglements of new friends, old glory, kept secrets and unexpected loyalty.
Imagine finding the man of your dreams just as the fear of contracting HIV forces you into celibacy. The temptation of breaking that vow of celibacy is hard enough, but how would you react once you discover Mr. Right is HIV positive? Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, and Patrick Stewart give hilarious performances in the comedy icon, Jeffrey.