Those People

An ode to you and your toxic friend (you know the one) MAYBE Release date: May 16, 2015Director: Joey Khun Language: English Who should watch this movie: Gays in love with their straight friend. People who had a Gilbert and Sullivan phase that they’re not completely over.  When should you watch this movie: When youContinue reading “Those People”

Ammonite

I wish this movie was better NO Release date: September 11, 2020Director: Francis LeeLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Sapphics starved for content.  When should you watch this movie: On a cold, gray afternoon, ideally by the ocean. When you have access to enough alcohol. If possible, by candlelight (it won’t make the movieContinue reading “Ammonite”

Happiest Season

“leave it to lesbians to call a movie ‘Happiest Season’ and it’s 1 hr 40 minutes of abject emotional suffering.” -@jestom MAYBE Release date: November 25, 2020Director: Clea DuVallLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: WLW. People who know and love a lesbian.  When should you watch this movie: At Christmas with your chosen family. Continue reading “Happiest Season”

Beau Travail

Tell your homies you love them (do it now!!) YES Release date: 1999Director: Claire DenisLanguage: French, Italian, Russian Who should watch this movie: Card carrying members of the Claire Denis fan club. Folks who read and/or write queer film theory.  When should you watch this movie: With your cinephile friends in the morning after aContinue reading “Beau Travail”

East Palace West Palace / 東宮西宮

Takes “flirting to get out of a ticket” to a whole new level MAYBE Release date: November, 1996Director: Zhang YuanLanguage: Mandarin Who should watch this movie: People interested in Peking opera. Folks in the kink community.  When should you watch this movie: When it’s relevant to your thesis research. When you’re tired of being queerContinue reading “East Palace West Palace / 東宮西宮”

The Handmaiden

Be Gay Do Crimes YES Release date: June 1, 2016Director: Park Chan-wookLanguage: Korean, Japanese Who should watch this movie: David Fincher fans. People who don’t like horror. The gays.  When should you watch this movie: When the patriarchy has got you down again. When you want to watch something romantic and your friend/partner wants toContinue reading “The Handmaiden”

Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen

Should be required viewing YES Release date: June 19, 2020Director: Sam FederLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Aspiring filmmakers. Cis people. LGBTQ folks and allies.  When should you watch this movie: asap The sell: This documentary is an in-depth look at transgender representation in film and TV, from the earliest moving pictures to Netflix.Continue reading “Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen”

The Old Guard

Charlize Theron can step on me YES Release date: July 10, 2020Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Language: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Mad Max. Comic book readers. Folks who love a franchise When should you watch this movie: When the world is in flames around you and you need to watch Charlize Theron killContinue reading “The Old Guard”

The Road To El Dorado

Gay YES Release date: March 31, 2000Director: Eric “Bibo” Bergeron, Don PaulLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Fans of Pirates of the Caribbean. Fans of Mulan.  When should you watch this movie: When you accidentally catch feelings. When you want to watch an adventure movie that doesn’t star Johnny Depp.  The sell: El DoradoContinue reading “The Road To El Dorado”

Billy Elliot

This movie sparked my hatred for neo-liberalism and my love for Billy Bragg YES Release date: September 29, 2000Director: Stephen DaldryLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Dancers. The Gays. Leftists. (Bonus if you’re all of the above). When should you watch this movie: When you’re feeling weighed down by society’s expectations. When you’re feelingContinue reading “Billy Elliot”