• High Art

    High Art

    An early feature film from director Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are Alright), High Art stars Ally Sheedy as Lucy Berliner, a worldly, internationally known photographer and Radha Mitchell as Syd, the naïve 20-something who falls under her spell.

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  • La ley del deseo

    La ley del deseo

    This 1987 melodrama from noted Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar was the first of his films to specifically focus on gay relationships and a critical and commercial breakthrough.

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  • Love! Valour! Compassion!

    Love! Valour! Compassion!

    Based on the award-winning Terrence McNally play of the same name, this 1997 drama centers on the lives of eight gay friends who spend three summer weekends together in upstate New York.

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  • My Own Private Idaho

    My Own Private Idaho

    Starring River Phoenix as Mikey, a narcoleptic gay hustler, and Keanu Reeves as Scott, his privileged best friend, My Own Private Idaho is loosely based on Shakespeare's Henry IV & V plays, and remains a landmark of New Queer Cinema.

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  • Pariah

    Pariah

    Dees Rees' first feature-length film won widespread acclaim for its nuanced and sensitive depiction of a young Black teenager coming to grips with her identity as a lesbian.

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  • Paris Is Burning

    Paris Is Burning

    This influential 1990 documentary of Black and Latinx gay and transgender ball culture in 1980s New York has a complex legacy. It remains a key document of a vibrant and marginalized subculture but some critics have considered it exploitative.

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  • Parting Glances

    Parting Glances

    Director Bill Sherwood's only feature film is a revealing look at the upper-class gay male community in New York in the early days of the AIDS epidemic, featuring Steve Buscemi in an early and lauded role as Nick, a young man dying of AIDS.

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  • Pink Flamingos

    Pink Flamingos

    No LGBTQIA cinema classics list would be complete without a film from John Waters, the King of Filth. Pink Flamingos, starring the legendary drag queen Divine, is the first of his so-called Trash Trilogy. Not for the faint of heart!

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  • Poison

    Poison

    Director Todd Haynes (Carol, Far From Heaven) was one of the leading lights of the 1990s New Queer Cinema movement, and Poison remains one of his most influential (and controversial) films. A must-see for all queer cinephiles!

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  • The Queen

    The Queen

    Released a year before the Stonewall uprising, this pioneering documentary follows several drag queens as they prepare and participate in the 1967 Miss All-America Camp Beauty Contest in New York City.

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