Very Natural Thing, A

Very Natural Thing, A

Water Bearer Films


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A landmark piece of cinematic history, A Very Natural Thing was the first commercially distributed film directed by an openly gay man. Very affirming, the film tells the story of a former priest who moves to NYC to find romance, with a man. He falls in love with a hot ad executive and romance ensure. Simple, sappy and sweet, A Very Natural Thing is essential.


  • Director: Christopher Larkin
  • Length: 1 hrs. 25 mins.
  • Rating: NR
  • Released: May 14 1999
  • TLA SKU: 1875633


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4 Reviews for Very Natural Thing, A

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Review by Scott Cranin

By: Scott Cranin
In-House Review - Jul 19 2012
Quite an important film in the history of American gay filmmaking, this simple but insightful drama is considered the first feature film on the gay experience made by an openly gay man to achieve commercial distribution. The story involves a 26-year-... Read More
3.00 out of 5

Review by Blaine

By: Blaine
This movie should be required for all young gays. It subject is "what is the meaning of life for a gay man?" It was made before AIDS and same-sex marriage. The central character, David, rushes into what he hopes will be a lifetime commitment... Read More
4.00 out of 5

Review by FTLbear

By: FTLbear
Filmed in NYC & Fire Island in the early 70s, this gay classic romantic film shows a bit of what life was like back then, especially through interviews filmed at NYC pride in 1973. Not a masterpiece, but worth watching to relive a bit of the past.
4.00 out of 5

Review by Amos Lassen

By: Amos Lassen
" A Very Natural Thing"

A Simple and Sweet Gay Classic

Amos Lassen

In 1974, "A Very Natural Thing" opened. It was the first film that was directed by an openly gay man to be commercially distributed. The story of a fo... Read More

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