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.
The box office for gay-themed films has been bleak this year. Between the stunted returns for Universal’s Bros and the otherworldly under-performance of Disney’s Strange World (both, by the way, solid movies), it’s hard to imagine major studios green-lighting anything with LGBTQ+ themes in the near future. The bright spots have been[…]
Grant Ginder’s novels are breezy entertainments. Whether tackling the high-level insanities of politics or the messy misunderstandings within family resentments, he’s a precise, funny and unfussy writer. While watching The People We Hate at the Wedding, the first feature film based on his works, I kept asking myself if the[…]
Anyone walking into The Menu having seen its trailer already knows the type of movie they should expect. Mark Mylod’s feature film debut, with a screenplay by Seth Reiss and Will Tracy, belongs to a long line of scandalous arthouse entertainments that run the gamut from Godardian brutalism (Weekend) to Buñuelian[…]
Todd Field’s leisurely TÁR — his first feature in 16 years — is a spectacularly subtle film. Set in the world of classical music, the ambitious story touches on many things: the seduction of power and the traps of power structures, personal desires in the public arena, the capricious messiness of[…]