Are you tired of watching movies with predictable, straight, protagonists? Are you dying for a romance that involves people of the same sex rather than Ryan Reynolds and whatever woman he’s paired with? Do you want to delve deep into LGBTQ history? Or maybe do you just want to sing along to the gayest musical possible.
If you have any of the above feelings you ought to add these titles to your watch list:
1. Brokeback mountain
It’s undeniable that Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal are hot all on their own. Hell, watching them perform in straight movies can be seriously satisfying. Ledger in 10 Things I hate about you was swoon-worthy and Gyllenhaal in Donnie Darko was, albeit a little disturbing, but hot as fuck.
When you put them in cowboy hats, plop them on a horse, and have them play secret gay lovers you’ve certainly created a fantasy that every closeted cowpoke dreams of.
2. Paris is Burning
Honey, if you need an introduction to the gay scene que up this legendary documentary. Paris is Burning is a documentary that chronicles the ball scene of New York. This film served as many people’s introduction to the gay scene. If you ever wanted to dive into your gay history, this is the film for you.
Plus, you get to see some truly sickening vogueing.
This biopic details the life of the first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk. This story is extremely empowering and heart breaking, but it tells a very important story.
You will finish this film and you will go away with important knowledge and a feeling of importance.
There are enough films that detail the complicated relationships between men and women, specifically older men and women. Carol details the relationship that formed between a young woman and an older glamourous woman.
Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett give amazing performances as two deeply complicated women.
This film is incredibly interesting and very important when It comes to LGBTQ representation in film.
5. Hedwig and the Angry Inch
If you really want to just let loose and sing along, then this film is for you. This film, originally a play, follows the life of a genderqueer German Rockstar, Hedwig. This play details the difficult life this genderqueer person live and how she finds her identity through drag.
6. The Danish Girl
This play falls in a similar vein as Carol. This movie is inspired by the true story of a painter who discovers that she is truly a woman. He is married to a woman who ultimately accepts that her husband is truly a woman trapped inside a mans body. She helps him seek out a surgeon willing to perform a sex change, which at this time was almost unheard of.
7. Kinky Boots
This film is again inspired by a true story. Charlie Price owns a shoe factory which is going under. He finds a new niche to fill when he meets Drag Queen Lola, and starts creating sexy heels in sizes for the queens in effort to keep his business afloat.
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