gay kissing in movies
I really liked the ideas behind this movie and the way things were presented.
One thing I noticed about this movie and most other movies with "gay" or "straight" love scenes is that the kissing tends to look forced, sterile, or fake. The kissing here looked like the guys simply pressed their faces against each other for brief moments. It looked like there was more lip movement between the male friends when they were giving their normal 'kiss hellos' and 'kiss goodbyes'.
The reason it seems strange is that the same guys didn't seem to have trouble rolling all over each other in the nude. I've seen this before in other movies and I find it amusing that it's easier to get actors to engage in frottage than in simple kissing.
This is true even with lesbian kissing. I can only think of two movies in which the actors seemed to get into the kissing and made it believable: Beautiful Thing and The Velocity of Gary. In those movies I BELIEVED that those people were into each other. Those kisses were among the most passionate and genuine and realistic kisses I have ever seen in film, homo or hetero.