The life and times of James Baldwin are excavated and brought to light in this Oscar-nominated documentary. I, like most queers, have a soft spot for shirtless delinquents, and this heartwarming coming-of-age story does not disappoint in that regard. Capturing the lives and losses of the AIDS movement in s Paris, this story shows us the true meaning of radical activism without pandering or overdramatizing. Some old, some new, some canon, some hidden gems. Beach Rats This sexy, dreamy indie drama glides through the life of an aimless teenager trying to find love and community on the cruising beaches of Brooklyn. Cate does a lot of heavy sighing, and Rooney pouts a lot.
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Streamable on Amazon Prime. This definitive contribution to the queer canon outlines and describes the origin of every element of drag and ballroom culture that influenced the gay you are today. Golden-era Wynona Ryder and a weird-hot Christian Slater team up to take down what were the original Mean Girls in this delightfully morbid comedic high school farse. The Birdcage Two gay nightclub owners plot together to play it straight for a day in order to impress the in-laws. Why are you just sitting there reading this article when you should be watching this movie?
But like, so much better than Brokeback Mountain. Some old, some new, some canon, some hidden gems. I, like most queers, have a soft spot for shirtless delinquents, and this heartwarming coming-of-age story does not disappoint in that regard. Cate does a lot of heavy sighing, and Rooney pouts a lot. Only when he leaves to Italy to say goodbye to his dying mother does she fall for his estranged brother, a one-handed bread chef, leaving you unsettlingly attracted to Nicholas Cage. Two black men come of age in rough-around-the-edges Miami in a radically honest, Oscar-winning story of selfhood, kindness, identity, and community.