Now before everybody starts losing their shit about how wrong I am (yes, I’m well aware that “Paris Is Burning” isn’t on here, as great as it is), I want to be put on record saying that it’s pretty much impossible to shrink the list of great documentaries about gay men down to just five. There are numerous brilliant films that have been appropriately thumb-tacked to gay history. I simply tried to pluck out the ones that packed the biggest emotional punch.But this is the opinion of one man, however brilliant and charming. If you feel I’ve overlooked a documentary so moving that I should be marked a criminal, please let me know in the comments below. Read More
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Movies with gay leads have really gained steam over the past few decades, but honestly, plenty of them have sucked. Perhaps they were written by straighties who wanted a lick of the ring without thinking. Perhaps the quality was poor due to low budgets that many true LGBTQ films are forced to work with. I don’t know. But I do know what I like, and the following 5 movies are some of the best out there with gay lead characters.
5. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Okay, so we’re going to start things off by cheating. Dr. Frank-N-Furter is technically a bisexual, but this 1970s cult-fest is just full of too much queerness to not honor across the entire LGBTQ spectrum. It opened America’s eyes to the depth and breadth of sexual exploration, poking particular fun at straight, white, cisgender, suburban couples everywhere. The moral of this movie? Lulz. You’re doing it wrong. Read More