Friday, January 20, 2017

Film Friday: LGBT+

Some of these may seem obvious - some may surprise you! This list is in no way complete, and we welcome your suggestions in the comments! You can find a great list of LGBT films over on MUBI. Synopses are pulled from IMDB.

Title: But I'm a Cheerleader
Year: 1999
Synopsis: A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Title: The Birdcage
Year: 1996
Synopsis: A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancĂ©e's right-wing moralistic parents.

Title: Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Year: 2006
Synopsis: A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.

Title: Another Gay Movie
Year: 2006
Synopsis: Four gay high school friends make a pact to lose their virginity before they go to college.

Title: Boy Meets Girl
Year: 2004
Synopsis: Boy Meets Girl is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

Title: The Watermelon Woman
Year: 1996
Synopsis: Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who appeared in films in the 30s and was known as the Watermelon Woman. Following various leads, Cheryl discovers the Watermelon Woman's stage name and real name and surmises that the actress had a long affair with Martha Page, a White woman and one of Hollywood's few female directors. As she's discovering these things, Cheryl becomes involved with Diana, who's also White. The affair strains Cheryl's friendship with Tamara. More discoveries bring Cheryl (and us, her audience) to new realizations.

Title: Strangers on a Train
Year: 1951
Synopsis: A psychotic socialite confronts a pro tennis star with a theory on how two complete strangers can get away with murder - a theory that he plans to implement.

Title: Being 17
Year: 2016
Synopsis: Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.