Must-See LGBT Movies
Apart from books, my other great passion in life is movies so I thought it would be fun to list some unmissable LGBT movies. I will watch just about anything and I have some seen some really brilliant films over the years, many of which have LGBTQIA themes.
LGBT Movies I Really Enjoyed:
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: One of my favourite films ever! I love Australian humour and this (and Muriel’s Wedding) never fails to make me laugh.
The Birdcage: I adore this movie. It’s so good – well worth watching.
Maurice: based on E. M. Forster’s book of the same name, this is a classic Merchant Ivory film (and it stars one of my favourites Rupert Graves).
Different for Girls: This is a fantastic film about two boys, Karl and Paul, who were friends at school. They grow apart but reunite years later. However, Paul gets a surprise when he finds out that Karl is now Kim.
My Own Private Idaho: Starring one of my all-time favourite actors, River Phoenix, this is a story about male hustlers.
Nowhere: A strange little film, it is sadly not very well-known but I can remember enjoying it when I watched it as a teen (not seen it since so my opinion may have changed).
The Rocky Horror Picture Show: This needs little introduction. A classic musical which never fails to entertain me. I also loved the stage version!
Torch Song Trilogy: I watched this one when I was a kid and although my memories of it are a little fuzzy, I remember bawling my eyes out several times. It has always stayed with me and I really need to check it out again.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower: I have not yet read the book (for shame!) but I loved the movie. Ezra Miller plays Patrick, a young gay teen, who really stole the film for me (although all the cast were excellent).
My Summer of Love: I really enjoyed this tale of summer love and betrayal. Worth checking out.