10 Great LGBT Military Movies 

BY Diane Anderson-Minshall

September 23 2011 4:00 AM ET

PRIVATE BENJAMIN (COURTESY) ADVOCATE.COMTop
Gun
(1986), Gay
Adjacent


OK so there’s no LGBT film festival playing this classic at a midnight showing,
but Top Gun —
the story of a handful of guys training to become elite fighter pilots for the
U.S. — has some of the best homoeroticism (just say “Iceman” to any gay man and
dreams of Val Kilmer’s half naked body still comes to mind), a bromance between
Maverick and Goose (Tom Cruise and Anthony Edwards), and a closeted lesbian
actress playing a hot semi-cougar flying instructor (Kelly McGillis). It don’t
get much gayer than that. One enterprising YouTuber even recut the film as a 2
½ minute love story between Kilmer and Cruise.

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