Friday, March 14, 2008

MD Poll: Bio-Engineered

With the completion of filming for Gus Van Sant's eagerly awaited Milk, the upcoming biopic of gay icon Harvey Milk (written by Dustin Lance Black and starring Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Lucas Grabeel and ... Bryan Singer?), the latest MD Poll takes a look at other famous queer folk and the movies based on their lives and asks, "which is your favorite?":
  • Before Night Falls- As Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, Javier Bardem received his first Oscar nomination.
  • Boys Don't Cry- Hilary Swank won her first Academy Award as hate crime victim Brandon Teena.
  • Capote- Philip Seymour Hoffman won his Oscar as author Truman Capote, also the subject of Infamous.
  • De-Lovely- Kevin Kline's songwriting Cole Porter hewed more to the truth then Cary Grant's in Night and Day.
  • Gods and Monsters- In the role of film director James Whale, Ian McKellen became the first out gay actor to receive an Oscar nomination for playing a gay character.
  • Kinsey- Although historians are in dispute over Alfred Kinsey's bisexuality, the film (starring Liam Neeson) doesn't shy away from the subject.
  • Monster- As convicted serial killer Aileen Wuornos, Charlize Theron won her Academy Award.
  • Prick Up Your Ears- Gary Oldman played English playwright Joe Orton, with Alfred Molina as his lover/murderer Kenneth Halliwell.
  • Running With Scissors- Joseph Cross starred as author Augusten Burroughs in the adaptation of his best-selling memoir.
  • Wilde- Stephen Fry received a Golden Globe nomination for his performance of legendary writer Oscar Wilde.
Place your vote in the poll located in the sidebar to your right; results will be revealed in two weeks.

UPDATE: This poll is now closed. Click here for the results, and click here to vote in the latest MD Poll.

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