LGBT

BFI Flare and the changing landscape of queer cinema

By Megan Christopher

This year’s festival brought a diverse mix of LGBT-themed stories – as well as some star names.

Girl, A Fantastic Woman and cinema’s difficult period of transition

By Lillian Crawford

How the language we use to talk about art which explores subjects of gender and identity can evolve.

Of Love and Law

By David Jenkins

Married gay lawyers in Osaka fight everyday injustice in this delightful, deadpan documentary.

review

1985

By Rory Marsh

A gay man struggles to come out to his ultra-conservative parents in this affecting drama from Yen Tan.

review

This Arab filmmaker is secretly screening his LGBT films in the Middle East

By Salma Haidrani

Sam Abbas hopes his debut feature The Wedding will usher in a new era of queer cinema in the region.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post

By Hannah Woodhead

Desiree Akhavan presents a confident, heartbreaking portrait of life inside a Christian conversion therapy camp.

review LWLies Recommends

Tranny Fag

By David Jenkins

On the life of a poverty-stricken Brazilian trans performance artist disco poet in remission from cancer.

review

Sense8’s ‘Amor Vincit Omnia’ shows the power of positivity in adversity

By Roxanne Sancto

The feature-length finale gave fans, the characters and the Wachowskis the closure they all deserved.

There’s a new type of queerbaiting in empty promises

By Chloe Smith

Is Donald Glover’s Lando Calrissian the latest attempt to deny LGBT audiences tangible representation?

Love, Simon

By Elena Lazic

What does it mean for a gay man to be ‘normal’? This coming-of-age comedy seeks to answer that question.

review

120 Beats Per Minute

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

Robin Campillo’s stirring AIDS activist drama is a vital reminder of the power of protest.

review LWLies Recommends

Daniela Vega: ‘Trans people have existed for as long as humans have’

By Phil Concannon

The Chilean star of Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman offers her take on the film’s powerful message.

Will The L Word revival embrace LGBTQ diversity?

By Roxanne Sancto

The show’s long-awaited return is an opportunity to more accurately represent the lesbian community.

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.

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.

We need to talk about the Supergirl cast’s attitude towards LGBT fans

By Chloe Smith

Comments made at Comic-Con were not only deeply hurtful but dangerous.

What are you looking for?

Little White Lies Logo

About Little White Lies

Little White Lies was established in 2005 as a bi-monthly print magazine committed to championing great movies and the talented people who make them. Combining cutting-edge design, illustration and journalism, we’ve been described as being “at the vanguard of the independent publishing movement.” Our reviews feature a unique tripartite ranking system that captures the different aspects of the movie-going experience. We believe in Truth & Movies.

Editorial

Design