We the Animals (2018): LGBTQ Movies That Matter, 2010-2019

Based on Justin Torres’ 2011 queer novel, We the Animals is a moving coming-of-age story directed by Jeremiah Zagar.

Wound, The: LGBTQ Movies That Matter, 2010-2019

The Wound was the South African entry for the 2017 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. A powerful coming-of-age drama about ukwaluka, the Xhosa initiation into manhood, the tale describes this ritual, in which adolescents are circumcised and then spend time healing in the wilderness alongside male adult mentors. Directed by John Trengove, it shows closeted […]

God’s Own Country: LGBTQ Movie That Matter, 2010-2019

God’s Own Country, a British drama about a sheep farmer’s (Josh O’Connor) relationship with a Romanian migrant worker (Alec Secareanu), was a hit at the 2017 Sundance Film Fest, where it won the directing award in world cinema for first-time filmmaker Francis Lee.

Love, Simon: LGBTQ Films That Matter, 2010-2019

Best LGBTQ Films of 2010-2019 Love, Simon Based on the best-selling book by Becky Albertalli, Love, Simon follows Simon Spier (Nick Robinson) as he lives a closeted life in high school, battling blackmail and searching for true love. Directed by Greg Berlanti, the groundbreaking because was the first movie about a gay teen to be made […]

Handmaiden: LGBTQ Films That Matter, 2010-2019 (Lesbian)

Best LGBTQ Films of 2010-2019 Handmaiden A stylistic tour de force, Park Chan-wook’s The Handmaiden is not a conventional adaptation of Sarah Waters’s lesbian-themed novel Fingersmith (see the BBC adaptation version). But Waters novel about a love story between women in 1862 inspired the director of cult films Oldboy and Snowpiercer to move the setting from England to […]