Can we get some more LGBTQ+ movies from major AND independent studios?
I know this is a pretty lackluster list, but there are some of my all-time favorites here. Some comedies, some dramas—I do think this is a good representation of a bunch of different kinds of movies.
But I’m a Cheerleader
The Way He Looks
God’s Own Country
Call Me By Your Name
Heart Beats Loud
The Way He Looks was just a random movie I came across one day on Netflix. I didn’t even know it was foreign until I started watching. Taking place in Brazil, the movie follows a boy who’s blind and falls for the new kid in school. The Birdcage is my favorite movie of all time. I mean, the Genie from Aladdin and Timon from The Lion King as a couple? PERFECT! Heart Beats Loud is so underrated. It’s such a wonderful movie filled with music and a great father/daughter relationship. It also didn’t make a big deal of the female/female relationship, it was acknowledged as if it was a straight relationship—meaning not at all. Love, Simon was such a step forward in LGBTQ+ cinema, being the first film by a major Hollywood studio to focus on a gay teenage romance. Gave me all the feels. Olivia Wilde’s directorial debut, Booksmart, is probably the best teen movie I’ve seen in a long time. The chemistry between Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever was incredible and the friendship brought me so much joy. A female Superbad!
Any other great Pride movies that I’m missing? Let me know in the comments!