Queer Cinema

Inside the studio queering Vietnam’s film industry

By Jake Hall

The success of recent crowd-funded projects such as Roommate points to a growing awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.

How ‘Call Me by Your Name’ became a queer literary phenomenon

By Claire Biddles

Fans of André Aciman’s 2007 novel reflect on what makes it so special.

A still point in a turning world: Barbara Hammer on her 50-year legacy

By Sean L Malin

The queer film icon reflects on her pioneering career ahead of a new retrospective of her work.

How has trans-female representation in film changed in the last 45 years?

By Isobel Raphael

Findings from a rare public screening of John Dexter’s I Want What I Want.

The labour of love-making in God’s Own Country

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Exploring how director Francis Lee constructs the central relationship in his powerful gay drama.

Five essential queer movies as chosen by LGBT filmmakers

By Thomas Curry

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK with these great films.

Battle of The Sexes and cinema’s hidden LGBT heroes

By James Luxford

Emma Stone’s new film serves to highlight the lack of queer icons on screen.

Funeral Parade of Roses offers a peek into a hidden world

By Charles Bramesco

Toshio Matsumoto’s kaleidoscopic masterpiece offers a vital perspective on gender, sexuality and identity.

An illustrated taxonomy of queerness and mental illness in film

By Ruby Tandoh

In this extract from her new zine ‘Do What You Want’, Ruby Tandoh looks at how mentally ill and LGBTQ people are represented on screen.

The halting nature of desire at BFI Flare 2017

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Bold expressions of queer passion were on offer at the 31st edition of London’s premier LGBT film festival.

Have Disney movies always had poor LGBTQ representation, or is there more to it?

By Henry Bevan

The Beauty and the Beast remake is being hailed as progressive, but the studio’s animation vault is filled with queer subtext.

Why I love My Own Private Idaho

By Spencer Moleda

Watching Gus Van Sant’s 1991 film was like an emotional awakening – a guiding light through sexual fog.

Moonlight isn’t all about sex – and it’s all the more queer for it

By Josh Lee

By not showing physical intimacy, Barry Jenkins allows sexuality to surface in his film in other ways.

Academy considers gender fluid star in both male and female acting categories

By Tom Williams

Kelly Mantle makes Oscars history in victory for the trans community.

A new film exposes the mistreatment of Uganda’s LGBT community

By Matthew Anderson

The Pearl of Africa highlights the everyday struggle of transgender people – and offers a beacon of hope.

Why are superhero movies so reluctant to embrace sexual diversity?

By Matt Burton

Shape History director Mike Buonaiuto believes introducing LGBT characters is only half the battle.

It’s time for Hollywood to change its attitude towards LGBT characters

By James Luxford

Social media campaigns like #LGBTSuperheroes are exposing the movie industry’s worrying lack of diversity.

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