It’s an even-handed depiction of the damage caused by conversion therapy while refusing to demonize the spiritual convictions behind it
Despite its flaws, the biopic about frontman Freddie Mercury and the band Queen, sees a rock legend walk among us once more
Mexican cannibals, Swedish vampires, one girl’s menstrual freakout and a haunted house in space made the professors’ list all-time favorite horror movies!
These 6 QPOC horror movies are scary, but they’re also imperfect. While we’re happy to see queer people of color in scary films, we need them to be better
Cannibalism, animal slaughter, demonic possession and alien invasion … Clive Barker’s list of favorite horror films will undoubtedly give you nightmares
The film is Whedon’s vision of a hardscrabble future, a space western full of moral ambiguity and unanswered questions
He steals the show in ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and here he opens up about a lengthy career in film (which includes ‘Spice World’)
In honor of Halloween, check out our list of fave homoerotic horror that every queer film-lover should see
Campy movies are like a language that queer people use to communicate our experiences, values and community
She wanted to feel it dangle between her legs, it’s been said of the prosthetic Swinton had made for the ‘Suspiria’ remake
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?
Here are some things you may not know about those cameos by ‘Drag Race’ alums Willam and Shangela in ‘A Star Is Born’
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!