Tongues Untied (1989) A documentary about the experiences of black homosexual men living in the United States of America. Paris Is Burning (1990) A chronicle of New York’s drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who… Read More »LGBTQ+ Films Based on True Stories
From the filthiest person alive to fantasy alien abductions, these films truly pushed the envelope. They achieved cult status because they weren’t like anything you’ve ever seen before and spoke to unique audiences. Here’s a compilation of queer films that are a prime example of… Read More »6 Cult Classic Queer Films You Need to See
Not everyone shares the same coming out story. It could be exhilarating, frightening, life-changing, cathartic, or everything all together. That’s why we put together a list of coming of age films that capture the powerful experience of coming out and will leave you rewatching them… Read More »Coming of Age and Coming Out
It’s hard to define some films by a single genre. Especially with genre combinations becoming increasingly popular. It’s the films that could be described as a genre of their own that make them memorable. Here is a list of queer stories that broke barriers and… Read More »7 Genre Defying Queer Feature Films
While LGBTQ+ films have only recently garnered the space and spotlight they deserve, that doesn’t mean that they are only telling stories that occur in the present. From World War II era Germany to 1930s Korea to 1770s France, the following period pieces have brought us queer stories that transcend decades or in one case centuries.
Sometimes there’s nothing better than a film that makes you laugh and leaves you smiling so we’ve put together a few that can turn any bad day around. Many amazing films that deal with the challenges of identifying as LGBTQ+ depict painful experiences, but it is equally important to put triumphant and joyful queer love stories on screen. Look no further than the list below to celebrate Pride month with some of our favorite rom-coms and feel good classics.
Who would’ve thought the film would be considered a cult horror for feminists and the LGBTQ+ community years later. Little did everyone know at the time that the intended audience the film was made for wasn’t fratty Megan Fox fanboys. It was for young girls like Needy and Jennifer.
Identifying as LGBTQ+ has always had an impact on the idea of family. Whether biological families are forced to reevaluate their own biases or people find a chosen family in other members of the queer community, the relationships between families make for incredible narratives to… Read More »Queer Films that Are All about Family
Sometimes the core relationships in fantastic LGBTQ+ films aren’t romantic. Instead, these films revolve around the friendships that help get our characters through. Whether these friendships have romantic undertones or are completely platonic, they all boast meaningful connections that keep us coming back to these… Read More »Our Favorite Friendship Focused LGBTQ+ Films
It is officially Pride Month and it would be wrong to celebrate without acknowledging the Black individuals that fought for the rights of queer people all across the country. This month, Filmocracy will be shining light on the top six Black LGBTQ films that you… Read More »Top 6 Films That Celebrate Black LGBTQ Characters