Sure, we all like scary movies and creepy cinematic creatures, but who doesn’t have a soft spot for heroic monsters, the ones who save the day in the end?
The new film ‘We the Animals’ follows Jonah, a young queer child as he comes of age, and the movie could be the next ‘Moonlight’
Crooked Cops and Brave Politicians: The Story of Everett Klippert, the Last Canadian Man Jailed for Homosexuality
A new documentary, ‘Gross Indecency’ tells the story of Everett Klippert, who was given an indefinite sentence for the crime of being gay in Canada
The cross-dressing warrior has a surprising cameo in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet.’
We’re finally getting a Disney gay character in the upcoming action comedy ‘Jungle Cruise,’ but fans are upset a straight actor will play the campy role
The 4 Non Blondes 1992 hit ‘What’s Up?’ has appeared in at least three queer works of media in the recent past. Here’s how it became a modern queer anthem
We’re in the middle of summer, and that means one thing — it’s time to watch our favorite summer movies and TV shows! Here are a few you should check out
Jim Fall, director of the 1999 gay romantic comedy ‘Trick,’ recently announced that there will be a Trick sequel. Here’s everything we know about it
Just in time for his birthday, we’ve got our first look at ‘If Beale Street Could Talk,’ the new James Baldwin film from ‘Moonlight’ director Barry Jenkins
It’s the summer, so why not stay inside with the AC on and watch some great TV and movies that Netflix, Hulu and Amazon put up for August streaming?
The cast of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ have written an open letter to condemn James Gunn’s firing from GotG3 in an alt-right campaign against Trump-haters
A new documentary, Man Made, follows five of its competitors in a trans bodybuilding competition, revealing untold stories of transition and triumph
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!