For most people, movies give us access to experiences and characters beyond our own reality, enhancing our view of the world and the human experience. Movies have a powerful effect on our lives, and this is especially true for LGBTQ people, many of whom grow up only seeing themselves reflected back at them on-screen in gay films.A trip to the local megaplex or browsing queer-themed titles on streaming services give LGBTQ youth the chance to connect with gay characters and their stories. These moving images make us feel less alone.
Hollywood isn’t always kind to LGBTQ filmmakers and gay films and characters, but things are changing. Indie filmmakers are also giving a voice to all sorts of queer artists and characters.
Take a look at our coverage of gay films below, from the latest casting and production news (what's coming up) to a look back at some of our favorites from years past.
Anything’s Possible, Billy Porter’s directorial debut, is a vibrant high school love story that’s sweet-natured, breezy, messy, exasperating and trailblazing. This Pittsburgh-based romcom is John Hughes updated for an era of wokeness and a slap in the face of cynicism. Its heart isn’t just on its sleeve; it’s in its[…]
Joshua Guerci’s debut documentary BALONEY, a portrait of San Francisco’s beloved Gay All-Male Revue troupe and their burlesque of the same name, is an efficient, practically drama-free depiction of a fringe art collective. Midwifed by Michael Phillis and Rory Davis – directors, choreographers, and partners – the show has built[…]
When I say Downton Abbey: A New Era is Anglophile fetish porn, that’s not a criticism. I love an overstuffed period drama as much as the next gay. The lives of the Granthams and the Crawleys and the foibles and melodramas of the upstairs/downstairs population of the Downton estate has been[…]
Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life – a cinéma vérité, warts-and-all snapshot of the former Israeli porn star’s descent into drug addiction – is a cautionary tale wrapped in a documentary film acting as an intervention. “This film definitely saved me,” Agassi has said. “When I saw it for the first time, I said, ‘I will[…]