14 posts tagged with LGBTQIA.
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Basil Dearden's landmark 1961 noir about gay men in London victimized by a blackmail ring is credited with helping shift British attitudes about homosexuality. Closeted actor Dirk Bogarde plays the guilt-ridden lawyer who decides to fight back. Surprisingly thrilling, and sympathetic to a range of gay characters who are presented with minimal stereotyping (for the time). Banned from wide release in the US because Dearden refused to make concessions. 100/87 at Rotten Tomatoes, on HBO and the Criterion Channel. [more inside]
[TRAILER] Maja, a Danish actress past her prime, falls in love with Leah, a young Jewish academic from London. Leah suffers a mysterious seizure, and Maja returns with her to London. There, she meets Leah's mother, an overbearing woman who could hold dark secrets. [more inside]
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. Trailer. [more inside]
Movie: Tongues Untied
A documentary about the experiences of black gay men living in the United States of America in the late 1980s. Trailer [more inside]
Movie: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Two drag queens and a transwoman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. Trailer. [more inside]
A documentary following the former US Marine and world record weightlifter Janae Kroczaleski shortly after she is outed as transgender and loses her sponsors. Trailer. [more inside]
Movie: Spa Night
A closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a Korean spa to help his struggling family, only to discover an underground world of gay sex at the spa that both scares and excites him. Trailer. [more inside]
Movie: Portrait of Jason
Black gay prostitute Jason Holliday is rigorously interviewed on his story and character, revealing nuanced truths about life and art. Trailer. [more inside]
Movie: Scream, Queen! My Nightmare on Elm Street
Actor Mark Patton shares his story of being a closeted gay man while starring in A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge, a film that he began to suspect had homoerotic subtext. [more inside]
Two men (Billy Eichner, Luke Macfarlane) with commitment problems attempt a relationship. [more inside]
Book: All Boys Aren't blue
In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to flea marketing with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys. [more inside]
Movie: Happiest Season
Meeting your girlfriend's family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family's annual Christmas dinner - until you realize that they don't even know she's gay - is even harder. When Abby (Kristen Stewart) learns that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew. [more inside]
Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.
Movie: The Normal Heart
A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s.