A new version of the ‘Avengers: Endgame’ trailer with Deadpool in every scene is our new favorite
Iconic L.A. concert venue The Troubadour welcomed the cast and public to a preview of the upcoming film
‘In a Heartbeat’ is the gay animated short film we’ve all been waiting for
Captain Marvel’s ’90s-set storyline belies a glimpse into modern-day race relations and the political posturing of America’s opposing parties
Canadian filmmaker Keith Behrman’s sophomore film is the type of unheralded indie that’s painless to watch and easy to enjoy
We just got another (more well-lit) look at our furry, blue protagonist, and well, people aren’t any less upset
It’s been a long time coming: the first gay superhero of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is expected to appear in this new franchise
in Neil Jordan’s just-released film, the mania centers around the fragile, fraught bonds between mothers and daughters
Can you believe audiences have been heading to theaters to see Batman on the big screen for 76 years?
China of course has a long history of censoring any type of queer content
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Last night, three of the night’s four big acting awards went to actors who portrayed queer characters on the big screen
Gay Films and TV Shows
Movies serve as society’s collective unconscious, weaving stories across our imaginations that we won’t soon forget. From an early age, almost everyone learns how to see the world through the lens of a movie. Movies give us access to things and experiences beyond what we consider reality, enhancing our knowledge of the world and the human experience. As a child, we might see our first onscreen kiss and wonder what it feels like to be romantic with another person. Others might see their first alien in such classics as E.T. or Close Encounters of the Third Kind, only to become obsessed with ideas about life on other planets. Movies have a powerful effect on our lives whether we like it or not.
This is especially true for gay people. Growing up gay can be an unruly experience, especially if that person is growing up in a family or a community that doesn’t support the idea of homosexuality. That’s where gay films come into play. A trip to the local megaplex or browsing queer-themed titles on Netflix gives LGBTQ youth the chance to connect with gay characters and their experiences. Overall, the moving image makes us feel less alone.
Of course, Hollywood isn’t always kind to LGBTQ filmmakers and gay characters. Many of them end up being small stereotypical pawns that hardly matter in the scheme of things. But things are beginning to change. Independent filmmaking is giving a voice to all kinds of queer artists and characters. Gay films like Brokeback Mountain, Moonlight, and Blue Is the Warmest Color have garnered rave reviews and huge audiences in recent years. As the film community starts to open its arms to people of color, gay people, and women, we will be here to tell you all about it. Take a look at all of our gay film coverage below!