Out Of The Closets And Into The Cinemas!: Meeting Queer Folks In Dark Rooms

A collection of queer characters, representations, and sensibilities on film. From queer masterpieces to camp classics, documentaries to romantic comedies, horror flicks to historical biographies. From independent art house films to multiplex popcorn blockbusters, epic sagas to festival shorts, Oscar winners to Direct-To-Video. From the realistic to the stereotypical, the explicit to the subtexted, the uplifting to the oppressive. We really are everywhere. (Except, of course, in the millions of films that pretend that we aren’t.)

Note that this is not exactly a “Pride” list, since it is not limited to films that present us in a positive manner. Some of these films include extremely violent gay bashings and killings. Others have very minor blink-and-you’ll-miss-them LGBT cameos or only include…

  • Pecker
  • Reality Bites
  • Less than Zero
  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
  • Tenebre
  • Southland Tales
  • Paris, Je T'Aime
  • Caffeine
  • RockNRolla
  • The Beautiful Person
  • Lloyd Neck
  • Dogtooth
  • Burlesque
  • Love Is All You Need?
  • J.A.C.E.
  • Rock of Ages
  • V/H/S
  • The ABCs of Death
  • Lesson of the Evil
  • The Last Time I Saw Richard
  • Contracted
  • Fright Night 2: New Blood
  • Insidious: Chapter 2
  • All Cheerleaders Die
  • Stage Fright
  • Futureless Things
  • One Night Only
  • White Bird in a Blizzard
  • Julia
  • Dope
  • Jenny's Wedding
  • Boys in the Trees
  • XX
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters
  • Jack and Jill
  • Biutiful
  • Me & You
  • A Good Man
  • Harmony
  • Orbits
  • Your Light: Kase-san and Morning Glories
  • Queerdom
  • Dirty Grandpa
  • Crank: High Voltage
  • Haxx Deadroom
  • Submit to Me
  • The Falls: Covenant of Grace
  • Hidden Kisses
  • Soft Lad
  • Beneath the Skin
  • Where Are You Going, Habibi?
  • You & I
  • Another Gay Movie Collection
  • Click
  • Chromosome Sweetheart
  • Venus – Filly the Lesbian Little Fairy
  • Finding Your Feet
  • I Feel Pretty
  • Deadpool 2
  • A Very Sordid Wedding
  • Filth
  • Do You Take This Man
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • Sense8: A Christmas Special
  • Sense8: Creating the World
  • Daddy's Home 2
  • John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons
  • John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Dumplin'
  • Affairs of State
  • Butter
  • Playing It Cool
  • Fleshback: Queer Raving in Manchester’s Twilight Zone
  • Outings
  • How Gay Sex Changed the World