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Sarah Palin’s Documentary is the Biggest Flop of the Year (Duh)

Sarah Palin’s ego-mercial “The Undefeated” is officially dead in the water. After two weeks of release, the documentary has failed to break even the $100,000 mark. A little perspective here:the film was estimated to cost a cool million dollars to produce. Not exactly a rosy return on investment. The film, […]

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Win a Beach Vacation in the Bahamas From ‘Children of God’

TLA Releasing is sending two sun-seeking travelers to the Bahamas in celebration of the success of their gorgeous, critically acclaimed film, Children of God. Children of God, the first feature written and directed by Kareem Mortimer, is set on the scintillating shores of the Bahamas, weaving the West Indian culture into […]

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The Bully Project: It’s Not Just Gays That Are Tortured

With the success of the It Gets Better project, the national dialogue has been dominated by the bullying of LGBT teenagers. But the sad truth is that bullying is not limited to just one perceived minority or another. The truth is that anyone who is remotely different – skinny, fat, […]

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Jake Gyllenhaal Can Jump Into Our Bodies Anyday

Sexy man Jake Gyllenhaal was on The Daily Show last night, in to promote his new movie Source Code. The movie is about a solider who gets caught up in an operation that puts him in another person’s body for 8 minutes, over and over again, until he can find […]

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RIP Mrs. Taylor, You Will Always Be Fabulous!

Elizabeth Taylor died this morning in Los Angeles, after fighting congestive heart failure for the past two months. She was 79. We are deeply saddened by her passing, as she was truly an idol. Before Gaga, before Madonna, before Barbara Streisand, before any other supposed gay icon, there was Elizabeth […]

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!