My favorite type of queer cinema classic is the kind that constantly begs the question: Is this real? Is this a real movie? Is this a real movie made in (insert year)?
From Lizzie to Frida to Battle of the Sexes to The Favourite, our team weighs in on 21 queer films that are based on true stories.
“For those keeping score, this movie with no lesbians now has four lesbians. Two living, two dead. And now enters the fifth non-lesbian lesbian, the dykiest of the them all: Miss Holloway.”
“Shirley daydreams about their first meeting. “I remember thinking, What a pretty girl.” Later, Audrey kisses her cheek and Mary’s eyes widen. Mine do too.”
A whole new Charlie’s Angels to make a whole new generation gay! Happy Pride!
Sadly, that’s also pretty much everything that makes Men in Black: International great.
“When I first matched with the “Goodbye Horses” fans and asked them about it one said, “that buffalo bill scene is classic” and the other said, “I LOVE the song.” Then they both ghosted.”
Queer director Nisha Ganatra brings Kaling’s funny, biting, meta-critiquing script to life like a bright, slick, dazzling rom-com for women who fantasize more about their careers than they do about Mr. Darcy.
If you like lesbians and also body horror, this is the movie for you!
GLAAD’s 2019 Studio Responsibility Index is here. Good news: Gay and lesbian rep is up. Bad news: Racial diversity is down, and trans rep remains at zero.
Booksmart honors, skewers, and completely transcends every genre it’s a part of.
The film opens in sneak peeks around the country today and in wide release next Friday.
Pell’s Val is a lesbian antique shop owner from Portland with a new set of knees and thirst for young love.
As a queer person, it’s a relief to watch work like this. It gives us permission to just be free, to just be queer, to just be ourselves. That’s what great queer cinema can accomplish.
Amy Poehler’s punch-drunk gal pal comedy features longtime SNL writer Paula Pell as a lesbian vintage shop owner with a brand new knee and fresh desire to fall in love.
I pulled these nuggets of little gold from all three hours of Endgame and I cannot wait to re-live them in obsessive, snarky detail with you!
The first IMDb user review for Daddy Issues is titled “Heterophobic movie.” I cannot argue. I also cannot complain. May we blessed with an entire career of heterophobic movies from this properly queer filmmaker.
JT LeRoy is not a great movie. In fact, it’s pretty bad. And yet in so many ways it’s the perfect JT LeRoy movie, the inevitable conclusion to this whole twisted saga.
A modern queer take on Cyrano de Bergerac, no less!
It’s like Girls Trip’s less raunchy kid sister who went to NYU and made some white friends.