Queer Cinema

Why the lesbian period drama is having a moment

By Ciara Pitts

From Gentleman Jack to Portrait of a Lady on Fire, TV and film are finding new ways to reflect on lesbian history.

Why Seed of Chucky holds a special place in my heart

By Sam Mauro

As a horror obsessive and trans woman, I found a filthy acceptance in this sleazy Child’s Play sequel.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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