Get Hard is here, and it really is as homophobic as you’ve heard. But it’s still 2015, so the movie tries extra hard to have it both ways by being nominally nice to a minor gay character, while simultaneously having a complete meltdown over gay sex (which, by the way, […]
Josh Cooley — a Pixar storyboard artist who helped create family-friendly rated-G films like Ratatouille, Up, and The Incredibles — has just released a book that renders famous scenes from R-movies like Rosemary’s Baby, Goodfellas, and The Terminator into children’s book illustrations. The book is called Movies R Fun!: A […]
While there might not be a ‘Princes’ film any time soon, at least we can pretend with these awesome gay kisses between beloved Disney characters
When it comes to valuable life advice, leprechauns are like a pot of gold… or something.
‘The Hunger Games’ and its ilk have left us hungrier for better stories of teenage torment.
The censorship of ‘India’s Daughter’ shows just how far and near India has come from a series of brutal 2012 rapes.
Geeky girls and gays scored superheroic wins in TV, film, and comic books during 2014… and more bright spots are on the horizon.
Most terrible movies are simply terrible, but a few achieve a strange greatness that pushes them through the bad-movie barrier.
When films and TV shows cast non-trans actors in trans roles, they reveal just how their shallow commitment to trans people actually is.
If you feel waterboarded under the wet blanket of Daniel Craig’s James Bond, then Kingsman: A Secret Service, has come to your rescue.
To lose big is to lose stylishly… especially at the Academy Awards.
If you’re thinking about getting into BDSM because of Fifty Shades of Grey, well — first, get something that actually accurately represents BDSM
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!