Queer Cinema

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.

Sauvage

By Ella Kemp

Camille Vidal-Naquet’s impressive debut feature is infused with skin-prickling energy.

review LWLies Recommends

1985

By Rory Marsh

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

review

A new documentary tells the story of lesbians on screen

By Katie Goh

Dykes, Camera, Action! features first-hand accounts from Barbara Hammer and Desiree Akhavan.

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.

Lulz and Luz at the Soho Horror Film Festival 2018

By Anton Bitel

Tilman Singer’s intense psychodrama was among the highlights of the inaugural genre showcase.

The queer first love story set in Spain’s Roma community

By Sophie Willard

In Carmen and Lola, a young couple challenge the patriarchal and heteronormative attitudes of society.

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

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?

Look out for this subtle and furious study of queer loneliness

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

A teen fights for his soul in Brazilian character study Hard Paint, which screened at this year’s BFI Flare.

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

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.

Revisiting forgotten queer classic Prick Up Your Ears

By Catherine Pearson

This tragicomic Joe Orton biopic offers a fascinating glimpse into London’s hidden homosexual community.

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