With the success of the It Gets Better project, the national dialogue has been dominated by the bullying of LGBT teenagers. But the sad truth is that bullying is not limited to just one perceived minority or another. The truth is that anyone who is remotely different – skinny, fat,[…]
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Apparently Tara Reid WASN’T wrong when she said that ‘The Big Lebowski 2’ was coming. Kinda.
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Warning: this film is not suitable for work, family or for any other sensitive situations! This is a serious “what the f*ck” animated film, which is as queer in all the glorious meanings of the word. I really enjoyed the complete unexpectedness of it all, and how mind-blowingly inappropriate “The[…]
We’re not at Sundance, and we don’t care. Really, we don’t. (Actually, we are maddeningly jealous that many of our friends and family are frolicking amidst the glitterati!). And this one man might have wished that he didn’t go to Sundance at all, after seeing Lucky McKee’s new movie The[…]
If a homo/bi-erotic vampire film came out in 2000, but nobody saw it, is it safe to call it ‘new’? Who knows? We’re going with it.
Director Charlie Vaughn (who?) and Ariztical Entertainment (God bless you!) proudly present, Vampire Boys. Oh gosh. Just wow, man. Wow. I’m sure there is certainly a market for this somewhere, but something tells me that the millions of Twihard girls that are running around all crazy-go-nuts in their Team Edward panties[…]
Richard Knight has published his list of the top LGBT films of the year, and we wouldn’t be a gay blog if we didn’t dissect his picks. Ladies who love ladies were big film business in 2010, with The Kids Are Alright, Black Swan, and I Am Love taking the top[…]
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!