Imagine Me and You

I have it on good authority that Lena Headey is still experiencing back pain from carrying this movie on her shoulders YES Release date: September 9, 2005Director: Ol ParkerLanguage: English Who should watch this movie: Lesbians who came out in their mid-late twenties. Kiddos still in the closet who are looking for a confidence boostContinue reading “Imagine Me and You”

Free Fall / Freier Fall

“Gay German policemen” sounds fun but trust me, it’s not MAYBE Release date: May 23, 2013Director: Stephan LacantLanguage: German Who should watch this movie: Queers with daddy issues. Folks with one or more AO3 tabs open on their browser right now.  When should you watch this movie: When you’re heart is broken and you wantContinue reading “Free Fall / Freier Fall”

Your Name Engraved Herein / 刻在你心底的名字

This one hurt 😦 YES Release date: December 23, 2020Director: Patrick Kuang-Hui LiuLanguage: Mandarin Who should watch this movie: Senior gays. Folks who went to a military school, or boarding school.  When should you watch this movie: When you have a strange dream about your first love.  The sell: Nothing is more beautiful than youngContinue reading “Your Name Engraved Herein / 刻在你心底的名字”

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”