Jude Dry. Over the course of the last four years, there has been at least one queer film in the Oscar race each year. Oscars or not, there is still so much to celebrate in queer cinema. Smaller, independent films are garnering interest on the worldwide stage as streaming sites make content more accessible. Each year brings more varied and inspiring queer films, one just has to know where to look. There are only four characters in the film, all women: A painter, her elusive subject, her mother, and their maid.
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By almost any measure, queer moviegoers had it good in In other words, the days of settling might be behind us. Today, more filmmakers are taking risks with queer characters that transcend the predictable three-act coming out tale. Adam dir. Rhys Ernst.
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While there have been some trans stories brought to the screen this year, its characters were played by cis actors. The Dutch filmmaker is back with his take on the true story of Benedetta Carlini, a controversial figure in the Catholic church as she was a nun who began a love affair with another woman. The film deals with themes such as celebrity and homosexuality as it explores the tumultuous life of TV star John F. Donovan and the connection he built through letters to a young fan.
Yet this year the major shift seems to be that, finally, female same-sex relationships are taking centre stage. Boy Erased follows the son of Baptist parents who is forced to take part in a gay conversion therapy programme. Over the course of the film, Colette grapples with her rising fame and bisexuality.