Tuesday, February 27, 2024
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Here TV shares 100 Years of Men in Love

Here TV keeps offering pleasant and welcome surprises. Known for years as the steamy streaming channel with the hot and sexy gay-oriented movies and series, Here TV has come up with some heartfelt and award-winning documentaries and films over the past few years.

Released this week is another winner they can add to their mantel of honors: “100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection.” This documentary offers us a glimpse into the love shared by many male couples over the past 100 years. Curators Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell tell of a project that they started quite by accident: in antiquing one day, they found a very old picture of a couple in love.

Since then, they have made it a massive project to continue to look for old photos of men seemingly in love. Since this goes back 100 years, many of the pictures are shocking for the time in as much they show images of men touching each other. Not only was that very taboo, but they had to put their trust in another person to even take the picture.

As we look through what seems like an on-screen photo album, we are touched by the love, mischief, fun and togetherness these men felt over the past 100 years.

Photos: Nini-Treadwell Collection

Gently peppered in is minimal narration by director David Millbern who reminds us that a picture is worth a 1000 words so he uses his words sparingly.
Here TV can proudly add this film to the list of documentary successes, alongside Emmy winning “Girls Voices Now” and the Emmy nominated “The Advocate Celebrates 50 Years: A Long Road to Freedom.”

These wonderful and history-rich documentaries are such beautiful time capsules to remind us of how far we’ve come in history and how much further we have yet to go.

Stream “100 Years” exclusive on Here TV starting March 25.

Kevin M. Thomas

Kevin M. Thomas, or @ReelKev, is an arts blogger and entertainment reporter. In addition to his own website, www.reelkev.com and ReelKev YouTube channel, Kevin used to be the LGBT arts writer for Examiner.com and contributes to progressivepulse.com as well as a semi-regular on San Francisco's cable TV show, "10 Percent."

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