No longer limited by low budgets, films with gay and lesbian stories have flourished in the first two decades of the 21st century. There is something about the scrappy DIY aesthetic that will always be essentially queer — and the films below reflect a notable shift in the ambition and scope of contemporary queer films. Here are the 20 best LGBT films of the 21st century.
The party scene during the Golden Age of Hollywood is legendary; just imagine the biggest, most beautiful movie stars in the world mingling in the Hollywood Hills. Despite the almost non-stop press blitz to which these stars were subjected, not every aspect of their lives was public. Which did you suspect all along?
Video: Niamh Guckian. These are two guys who are a bit crusty. Lovely, bouncy Alfred Molina has been swelling the action for well over 30 years.
Sign in. Not all on this list are my Favorite - but are still worth a watch and a placing. Like Str8 Hollywood - there's good, bad and the ugly in Queenywood also. Thanks, to a few ground-breaking early films, or later Mainstream, with well known stars - otherwise we would've never had the late 90's New Gay Wave, where these films were made not just by, or for the pink dollar anymore, but bigger studios and budgets.
What is the most essential movie ever for LGBT viewers? There can be only one. We've made our pick, and now you can vote on Facebook and Twitter in a "Clash of the Classics!
Movies teach us how to be. We learn morals, ethical lessons, how to interact with others, how to fall in and out of love. And we learn from movies how to view others—and how to view ourselves.
Sign in. Not Rated min Drama, Romance. A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart. Votes: 16,
Tyrnauer, a longtime writer for Vanity Fair who has directed multiple movies, said he asked Vidal to elaborate. The trailer came to serve as an escape for gay and bisexual members of Hollywood during an especially homophobic period in their industry. Throughout his career, the eccentric Bowers, now 95, provided services to the likes of Cary Grant, Cole Porter and Katharine Hepburn, he says, accruing a covert reputation in Hollywood and out as an unprejudiced, sex-positive procurer.