Breaking out from the blockbuster limelight, unbeknownst to many it’s been a great year for LGBTQ documentaries
Sometimes we just need something disrespectful, grungy, goofy, bloody. You know, something much like this.
In honor of World HIV Day, we’ve compiled a list of films that chronicled aspects of the epidemic, the staggering losses and brave triumphs
The gay porn star gives his thoughts on Latino sexuality, the current state of the industry and what meaningful sex means to him
Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction, and the story told in the short documentary Little Potato is one of those times
The film’s Thanksgiving scene is utterly unforgettable, and unbeknownst to many it has a queer backstory
The 1937 film ‘Stage Door’ is one of Katherine Hepburn’s sweetest films and a surprisingly queer one, given the era in which it was made
Let’s recount 30 times when actors in mainstream films went full-frontal, as a way to honor the bravado behind what’s still deemed taboo
With tough times ahead, sometimes you need to laugh, but other times a good cry is in order
The 46-year-old British actor has been named as People’s new “Sexiest Man Alive,” so we recount some of our fave shows and films of his
It’s an even-handed depiction of the damage caused by conversion therapy while refusing to demonize the spiritual convictions behind it
Despite its flaws, the biopic about frontman Freddie Mercury and the band Queen, sees a rock legend walk among us once more
Movies serve as society’s collective unconscious, weaving stories across our imaginations that we won’t soon forget. From an early age, almost everyone learns how to see the world through the lens of a movie. Movies give us access to things and experiences beyond what we consider reality, enhancing our knowledge of the world and the human experience. As a child, we might see our first onscreen kiss and wonder what it feels like to be romantic with another person. Others might see their first alien in such classics as E.T. or Close Encounters of the Third Kind, only to become obsessed with ideas about life on other planets. Movies have a powerful effect on our lives whether we like it or not.
This is especially true for gay people. Growing up gay can be an unruly experience, especially if that person is growing up in a family or a community that doesn’t support the idea of homosexuality. That’s where gay films come into play. A trip to the local megaplex or browsing queer-themed titles on Netflix gives LGBTQ youth the chance to connect with gay characters and their experiences. Overall, the moving image makes us feel less alone.
Of course, Hollywood isn’t always kind to LGBTQ filmmakers and gay characters. Many of them end up being small stereotypical pawns that hardly matter in the scheme of things. But things are beginning to change. Independent filmmaking is giving a voice to all kinds of queer artists and characters. Gay films like Brokeback Mountain, Moonlight, and Blue Is the Warmest Color have garnered rave reviews and huge audiences in recent years. As the film community starts to open its arms to people of color, gay people, and women, we will be here to tell you all about it. Take a look at all of our gay film coverage below!