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.
Don’t let the simplicity of Moffie, the fourth film from queer South African filmmaker Oliver Hermanus, lead you to make pat assumptions. The story of Nicholas Van der Swart (Kai Luke Brümmer), based on the autobiographical book by André Carl van der Merwe, is a sly prism through which to view[…]
When was the last time you were locked in your house, or any house, with no means of escape while a home invader terrorizes you and your loved ones/friends/lovers, etc.? Never, right? But you’d think there’s an epidemic of this sort of thing happening with the home invasion thriller subgenre[…]