Homoerotic for the Holidays

Homoerotic for the Holidays

2 Episodes

Queer love and desire smolder behind bars in these unconventional holiday tales. Harry Lighton’s expectation-defying short WREN BOYS spins off in increasingly surprising directions as it unravels the relationships between an incarcerated man, his boyfriend on the outside, and an Irish Catholic priest. Then, Japanese electronic-pop icon Ryuichi Sakamoto only has eyes for David Bowie in Nagisa Oshima’s offbeat POW drama MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE, a heartrending holiday movie unlike any other.

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Homoerotic for the Holidays
  • Wren Boys

    Episode 1

    Directed by Harry Lighton • 2017 • United Kingdom
    Starring Lalor Roddy, Diarmuid Noyes, Fionn Walton

    The holidays take a surprising turn when an Irish priest accompanies his volatile nephew on a visit to his incarcerated boyfriend.

  • Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence

    Episode 2

    Directed by Nagisa Oshima • 1983 • Japan
    Starring David Bowie, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tom Conti

    In this captivating, skewed World War II drama from Nagisa Oshima, David Bowie regally embodies Celliers, a British officer interned by the Japanese as a POW. Rock star Ryuichi Sakamoto (who also composed ...