Mommies Dearest: Mothers and Gay Sons on Film

Philomena's heartbreaking story of a mother's search for her gay son puts us in mind of some of our favorite mother-gay son films.


  UPDATED: January 16 2014 12:23 PM ET

Twilight of the Golds (1997)
Cowritten by Jonathin Tolins and based on his stage play, this drama gets down to the very root of the mother-and-gay-son connection. The spine of the plot: Would you choose to keep your unborn child if you knew the child was going to be gay? Faye Dunaway gives a wrenching performance disclosing the complex feelings she has toward her gay son, David (Brendan Fraser.)

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