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.
Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life – a cinéma vérité, warts-and-all snapshot of the former Israeli porn star’s descent into drug addiction – is a cautionary tale wrapped in a documentary film acting as an intervention. “This film definitely saved me,” Agassi has said. “When I saw it for the first time, I said, ‘I will[…]
Firebird, a middlebrow romance set on a Soviet Air Force base in 1977, is a beautifully mounted gay love story between Sergey Serebrennikov (Tom Prior), a young soldier towards the tail end of his conscripted service with aspirations to become an actor after military life, and Roman Matvejev (Oleg Zagoradinii),[…]
No one should have to tell you that The Lost City — featuring Sandra Bullock as a romance adventure fiction writer and Channing Tatum as her Fabio-esque cover model — is not a great movie. It’s exactly as lame as the trailer suggests it will be. Bullock and Tatum have played[…]
A child in a stroller at the end of a North Dublin street is taken deep into adjoining woods, placed in a nest of dry twigs and leaves, and set on fire in the opening minutes of You Are Not My Mother. It’s an audacious pre-credit sequence from director/writer Kate Dolan’s[…]