For most people, movies give us access to experiences and characters beyond our own reality, enhancing our view of the world and the human experience. Movies have a powerful effect on our lives, and this is especially true for LGBTQ people, many of whom grow up only seeing themselves reflected back at them on-screen in gay films.A trip to the local megaplex or browsing queer-themed titles on streaming services give LGBTQ youth the chance to connect with gay characters and their stories. These moving images make us feel less alone.
Hollywood isn’t always kind to LGBTQ filmmakers and gay films and characters, but things are changing. Indie filmmakers are also giving a voice to all sorts of queer artists and characters.
Take a look at our coverage of gay films below, from the latest casting and production news (what's coming up) to a look back at some of our favorites from years past.
Bros — the first studio-produced gay rom-com directed by Nicholas Stoller and co-written by its star Billy Eichner — is not, and cannot be, all things to all people. Self-aware to a fault, the film reminds us throughout its run time that the gay community is too diverse for one[…]
Is it possible — in a film about David Bowie — to have both too much of him and not nearly enough? This is the conundrum posed by Brett Morgen’s immersive, impressive and maddening documentary Moonage Daydream. The film is less documentary and more celebration event: a happening. Given access[…]
Inspirational / aspirational movies are too good for me. If I get a whiff of anything sullied with a moral lesson (faith-based or otherwise), I recoil. By that measure, Nick Hamm’s Gigi & Nate – about the relationship between Nate (Charlie Rowe), a young quadriplegic, and Gigi, his capuchin monkey service animal[…]
Anything’s Possible, Billy Porter’s directorial debut, is a vibrant high school love story that’s sweet-natured, breezy, messy, exasperating and trailblazing. This Pittsburgh-based romcom is John Hughes updated for an era of wokeness and a slap in the face of cynicism. Its heart isn’t just on its sleeve; it’s in its[…]