Greg Berlanti’s mainstream coming out film is pitched to the general masses and is, let’s not be coy about it, damn well heroic
Hulu has both Beach Rats AND God’s Own Country streaming so you no longer have an excuse to miss two of the best gay films of last year
Funny or Die recently cut together a Call Me By Your Name parody trailer with clips from the 1988 comedy ‘Twins’ and it is … something
Joey Pollari, the love interest of the closeted protagonist in the new film ‘Love, Simon’, came out to the world in a new interview on Tuesday
In our spoiler-free Martyr review, we explain how Mazen Khaled’s dramatic exploration of male intimacy differs from any gay film you’ve ever seen
In our spoiler-free ‘Hereditary’ review, we explain the setup of Ari Aster’s familial horror flick and what makes it so richly disturbing on several levels
Todd Phillips is working on a new Joker origin story — and ‘The Room’ director wants in; watch the Tommy Wiseau Joker audition tape now
Patty Jenkins confirmed that Kristen Wiig will be playing Cheetah, the villain in Wonder Woman 2, alongside Gal Gadot in the highly anticipated sequel.
A hate pastor named Kevin Swanson recently said that God will destroy America because ‘The Shape of Water’ is about a woman having sex with an animal
The expertly edited Call Me By Your Name 1980s trailer reimagines the film as ‘Call Me,’ a teen comedy in the vein of ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’
Everybody fell in love with Darla K. Anderson and Adrian Molina’s speeches last night at the Oscars after the pair won for the animated feature film Coco.
From Daniela Vega’s trans history making presenting speech to Adam Rippon’s red carpet look, here are 10 LGBT Oscar moments you have to know about.
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!