Queer Cinema

Why the gay conversion therapy drama is having a moment

By Jonathan Mahon-Heap

The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Boy Erased find different ways to confront this harmful practice.

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.

Why Maurice remains one of the great queer romances

By Annie Jo Baker

James Ivory and Ismail Merchant’s stunning 1987 love story prizes sensuality over intellectualism.

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.

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