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Queer Cinema

Trauma and catharsis in Gregg Araki’s Mysterious Skin

By Logan Kenny

The film shows the everyday agonies of existing as queer and dealing with trauma in an apathetic world.

Why shared viewing experiences are vital to queer audiences

By Hamish Calvert

Public screenings can be a safe space for LGBT+ people. But the uncertain future many cinemas now face could rob us of that.

How François Ozon navigates queer romance

By Juan Barquin

In Summer of 85, the French director builds on a career-long interest in how we deal with love and loss.

A new film explores the history of queer women on television

By Katie Goh

Gabrielle Zilkha’s documentary Queering the Script looks at how fans have fought for more diverse representation.

Defining legendary: Paris Is Burning at 30

By Rahul Patel

Jennie Livingston’s seminal portrait of New York’s ballroom culture still resonates throughout the queer community.

Netflix’s Disclosure is just the start for trans*-positive representation

By Lillian Crawford

Sam Feder’s latest documentary, on Hollywood’s harmful transgender stereotypes, is a great conversation starter – but we need to go further.

Let The Sunshine In: The queer legacy of Miloš Forman’s Hair

By Brian Quinn

Beyond its anti-war rhetoric, the Czech director’s version of the Broadway musical is a story of same-sex love.

The queer-coding of this classic screwball comedy

By James Palmer

Themes of bisexuality and polygamy are subtly veiled in 1940’s My Favorite Wife.

Queer coming of age in the Teen Apocalypse Trilogy

By Sam Moore

Gregg Araki’s mid-’90s triptych explores the hope and hopelessness of being young and openly gay.

Why it’s time to revisit this landmark British LGBT+ drama

By Katie Goh

Ron Peck’s Nighthawks survives as much more than a historical document of gay life in a bygone era.

This filmmaker used Barbie dolls to storyboard her debut feature

By Stefania Sarrubba

Director Kelly Walker explains how she came up with a novel solution to a creative problem.

How the queering of Georgian folk dance sparked a cultural revolution

By Daniel Theophanous

Levan Akin’s And Then We Danced has put LGBT+ rights centre-stage in the conservative, Orthodox country.

Queer desire and the art of looking in Portrait of a Lady on Fire

By Rosie Thompson

Céline Sciamma’s 18th-century romance beautifully portrays the hiddenness of same-sex relationships.

A Very Queer Christmas: Is the LGBT+ holiday rom-com season upon us?

By Stefania Sarrubba

Let It Snow and Season of Love bring female queer romance to the fore.

The star of A Nightmare on Elm Street 2 is reclaiming the film’s queerness

By Thomas Hobbs

Mark Patton opens up about his experiences as the first ever male scream queen.

Six of the best new LGBT+ short films from around the world

By Ronan Doyle

This year’s Iris Prize Film Festival in Cardiff showcased emerging trends across the spectrum of queer cinema.

Why films about lesbian characters should be called lesbian films

By Dilara Elbir

Is there an argument to drop the cover-all term “queer” in favour of something that’s more specific to the subject of a piece of art?

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