This Pride month, let's dedicate ourselves to education — about what Pride really means, and how we can address our own blind spots. Many of these great gay and LGBT movies normalize love between two people of the same gender, depict the long and difficult fight for equal rights, or showcase that gay and LGBTQ people are just like everyone else. That's powerful, especially for teens and other people who haven't yet found a safe place and way to express who they really are. No matter what your favorite genre is, we've got flicks in the realms of comedy movies , romantic comedy movies , thriller, even independent and art films you may never have heard of before. Fair warning: some of these movies can get a little hot and heavy, especially those that depict adult relationships.
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For so long, good queer cinema was virtually non-existent or played into tired, tokenizing tropes. Even with that in mind, most mainstream cinema has centered on heteronormative storylines for decades. Sure, the scarcity still has you scavenging through some painful storylines from time to time, but with all that digging eventually comes gold. Watch Now. Directed by Alice Wu and starring an Asian-American lead, the film displays some much-needed representation in young adult-oriented queer cinema.
On top of the already heavy-handed queer innuendo laced throughout this spectacle is a roster of special guests chockablock with gay icons: Charo, Joan Rivers, K. The aptly named performer, Holiday Heart, takes in a crack-addicted woman and her daughter in an attempt to help get them back on their feet. Disclaimer: We cannot vouch for the caliber of acting in this made-for-TV movie. Gay icon Judy Garland stars in this unforgettable movie musical directed by Vincente Minelli.
This is because sexual fluidity is equated to moral fluidity, notes The Washington Post. This sucks for bi people. Bisexual people, too, can have a happy ending and find the love of their lives.