PlanetOut recently announced the results of the Fourth Annual PopcornQ Top Ten Movie Poll based on a survey of the sites members. PlanetOut is a leading Internet media company serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) community. Its PopcornQ site is the definitive source for lesbian and gay movie news, reviews, interviews, professional resources, and online short movie viewing. The annual Top Ten Movie Poll asks the PlanetOuts more than 1.7 million visitors to vote for their favorite gay and lesbian movies released over the past year. The complete results are available at <http://www.planetout.com/pno/popcornq/movienews/2000/12/topmovies/>
This years top honor went to the Clea DuVall/Natasha Lyonne love story, But Im a Cheerleader. The popular romantic comedy, directed by Jamie Babbit, follows the wacky goings on at a homosexual rehab camp. Coming in at number two is the lesbian triptych HBO production, If These Walls Could Talk 2, starring Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres, Chloe Sevigny, and Vanessa Redgrave (who won an Emmy for her portrayal of a widowed lesbian).
Other top ten winners are: Oscar-contender Billy Elliot which stars newcomer Jamie Bell as a boy who prefers ballet to boxing; West Hollywood ensemble comedy, The Broken Hearts Club, featuring Dean Cain and Timothy Olyphant; Wonder Boys, in which Robert Downey Jr. (nominated for a Golden Globe) falls for Tobey Maguire; Christopher Guests campy dog show satire, Best In Show; John Schlesingers The Next Best Thing, starring Madonna and Rupert Everett as best pals who have a baby together; Jon Shears dark indie arthouse hit Urbania; 1999 Golden Globe nominee Aimee & Jaguar, the German WWII lesbian love story which was finally released this past year; and Margaret Chos wildly popular indie performance film, Im the One That I Want.
Its so important for us to see movies that accurately reflect our lives, said PlanetOut Senior Entertainment Producer Jenni Olson. And these are the films that have resonated with gay and lesbian audiences this year.