Queer Cinema

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.

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Tranny Fag

By David Jenkins

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

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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.

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120 Beats Per Minute

By Sophie Monks Kaufman

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

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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.

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.

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.

Queer classic Prick Up Your Ears is returning to cinemas

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Gary Oldman delivers a sensational turn in this biopic of the late playwright Joe Orton.

Tomcat

By David Jenkins

This icy Austrian relationship drama ponders how much of a battering love can take before it all falls apart.

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