New wave riot grrls, queer athletes, and transgender detectives abound in this year’s Outfest. Here’s what to watch during the film festival and why…
Wanting to learn more about Greece? Watch Z, the classic film by Costa-Gavras about the assassination of a left-wing, pacifist leader and the cover-up!
Seems like a few nice words and some skin will help anyone become an LGBT ‘ally’ these days. But we’ll need a lot more than that for our battles ahead.
Tom Holland is the new white, straight cinematic Spider-Man, but our pick would have been the man who brought Spider-Man to life in the 1978 Japanese show.
The film — narrated by Christopher Rice and stocked with survivor interviews — covers the largest mass murder of gay people in the U.S. and its aftermath.
Our charge: sexism in Hollywood. Our new case: three defendants, all massive Hollywood summer blockbusters. The trial of the summer is about to begin!
Most bi film characters get portrayed as confused, predatory or destructive. But these 10 films celebrate and examine bi lives in living color—take a look!
Between ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Penny Dreadful,’ ‘Sense 8’ and ‘Jurassic World,’ you’re bound to run into some ‘spoilers.’ But maybe that’s a good thing…
He helped introduce the world to the Velvet Underground, MC5, The Doors, Niko Case, Iggy Pop and The Ramones… and yet you’ve probably never heard of him.
Sci-fi films aren’t always welcoming places, especially for LGBT folks. But here’s 5 queer sci-fi gems that explore new frontiers of LGBT identity.
The hack who is so angry he cannot move. He cannot sleep. He cannot eat. He can just barely go on YouTube. Bound so tightly with tension and anger, he approaches a state of rigor mortis.
‘God’s Angry Man,’ an early work by famed director Werner Herzog, is about the televangelism pioneer and nutbar Dr. Gene Scott — you’ll love it.
Gay Films and TV Shows
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!