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Thursday 09 October 2008 Quick Quiz: The Movies

Posted in: Movies
By Jay Bennie - 6th July 2008

Ten quick questions to test your LGBT movie knowledge. No prizes, no awards, no public acclaim... just see how many you can answer correctly. Answers are printed in small type below the questions, but try not to peek as you test your LGBT movie knowledge!

Q1:  Which James Bond movie features the characters of a gay couple as murderous villains?

Q2: What was the first gay-themed feature movie filmed in New Zealand?

Q3: Which Desperate Housewives star portrayed a transgender woman meeting the son she fathered in the 2005 movie Transamerica?

Q4: Which epic 1956 movie starred closeted gay actors Rock Hudson, James Dean and Sal Mineo, all playing heterosexual?

Q5: Which Hollywood megastar romantic leading man of the 1950s and 60s was revealed in 1985 to be both gay and dying of an AIDS-related illness?

Q6: Which 1968 British movie was about a fading lesbian TV star, covertly a sadistic butch dyke, and her child-like lover?

Q7: Which glamorous actresses play a steamy nude sex scene together in the 1983 vampire movie, The Hunger?

Q8: Which Australian, and then Hollywood, megastar's early movies included a tender story in which he plays a gay man searching for love?

Q9: Which openly gay male singer who won the first UK Pop Idol TV series went on to co-star in a movie as a gay WWII-era song and dance performer?

Q10: Which New Zealand actress was nominated for a Guild of Film and Television Awards (GOFTA) best actress award for her role in the 1987 short film Jewel's Darl?

PICTURE QUESTION: The cast of which recent gay comedy film features in the photo above?


A1: Diamonds Are Forever (1971). Mr Wint and Mr Kidd are mutually possessive, hold hands several times, and meet a sticky end at sea.

A2: Squeeze (1980), written produced and directed by Richard Turner, is the story of a married man who discovers he is sexually attracted to other men.

A3: Felicity Huffman (Lynette Scavo in Desperate Housewives).

A4: Giant. It also starred Elizabeth Taylor, who became a high profile HIV/AIDS activist.

A5: Rock Hudson, who had been starring in the TV mega-soap Dynasty.

A6: The Killing of Sister George, starring Beryl Reid and Susannah York.

A7: Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon.

A8: Russell Crowe, in The Sum of Us (1984).

A9: Will Young, in Mrs Henderson Presents (2006).

A10: Georgina Beyer, who went on to become the world's first elected openly transsexual Mayor (Carterton) and an MP (Wairarapa).

PICTURE ANSWER: Another Gay Movie (2006).

Jay Bennie - 6th July 2008