LGBTQ stories were often hidden away or promoted to cautionary tales or comic relief. Unless LGBTQ characters were used in films, they were often there to support the main character''s growth, but the LGBTQ romance is a fairly new phenomenon in cinema, with some exceptions. Recently, new gay romance films, many from their time, have been stolen hearts. This Pride Month, bring your own unique and sexy queer romance stories!
Desert Hearts (1985)
The Misfits, which follows a woman in need of a quick divorce in Reno, has just gotten a fraction of the attention and acclaim it deserves. Desert Hearts begins in 1959 when a Columbia English professor, Vivian Bell, gets a quickie divorce and starts slaying a relationship with Cay (Patricia Charbonneau). This film is reminiscent of the Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable classic, The Misfits, and is accompanied by a gorgeous cinematic landscape
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Todd Haynes is one of the most well-known gay directors working today and has shown himself to be a master of psychological drama, melodrama, and unconventional biopics. However, until 2015, he demonstrated that he was capable of creating a romance so tender that it would wreak havoc on you. Carol, according to Patricia Highsmith''s memoir, The Price of Salt, is a fascinating film that gives you a sense of confidence in the impossible relationship without being naive.
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Marianne (Noemie Merlant) arrives on the coast of Brittany to paint a wedding portrait of Heloise (Adele Haenel) in her own right, but she must paint in secret. What follows is a mysterious and seductive love story that not only captures our heart but our imagination. Sciamma gives us the freedom to contemplate a muse and establish equality.
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Call Me By Your Name (2017)
With an Italian flare, Luca Guadagnino follows Elio (Timothee Chalamet), a Jewish Italo-French teenager who, while living with his parents in Northern Italy, falls in love with a grad student named Oliver (Armie Hammer), who will stay. The film, written by James Ivory, highlights the youngster''s sexuality and nature, but also a sense of imminent mortality and sensuality.
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Happy Together (1997)
Wong Kar Wai has a profound desire for long-lost or unfilled love in his films, but his films like In the Mood for Love and Chungking Express provide an insight into the world of love and passion he has developed. He has developed a dangerous love story that can sift out in tragedy or banality, and his cinematography is so witty and engaging.
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In Andrew Haighs second film, he paints an absorbing and intimate portrait of the contradictory possibilities and impossibilities of short-lived one-night stands. This film, based on two gay men who drunkenly have sex one night expecting never to see each other again in one weekend, has a lot of philosophical conversations on identity. By featuring one man still half in the closet and the other out and proud, we get a deeper understanding of the struggles and joys of being a gay
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
No other film has been or will be as significant as Brokeback Mountain in Hollywood''s history. At the time of its release, the film was hailed for the courage of its actors, Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger, who began dating gay people, but most discussions on it both took center stage. Although the discomfort of these scenes has faded, its tenderness and beauty have no.
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Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)
Blue is the Warmest Color, the only film in the history of the Cannes film festival to feature not only the director but its two lead actresses, enthralled viewers across the globe. So naturally, you might think youre watching a documentary. Although the length of the sexual scene often gets notice, it is the vulnerability and honesty of the actors.
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My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
In one of Daniel Day Lewis'' most famous roles, he hits the screen as a right-wing punk with a secret soft-hearted side in My Beautiful Laundrette. Set in London during the Thatcher years, the story focuses on Omar (Gordon Warnecke), a young Pakistani man who is reunited with his old friend and current right-wing gang member Johnny (Day-Lewis). The two are both the caretaker and business manager of Omar''s uncles
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BPM also gives us a realistic portrait of a relationship from its beginning to its end, while also reveals how it was like to be gay in the wake of a pandemic that no one wanted to fix. This award-winning film follows a group of ACT UP Paris activists in the 1990s, who worked to get the attention and medication they need. At times, their passion is infectious and energizing, but their depression can leave them at a loss for solutions. This is the only course for
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A Fantastic Woman (2017)
In this Oscar-winning film, filmmaker Sebastian Lelio portrays a story of suffering that no one else would ever forget. Marina, a young transgender woman living in Santiago, Chile, is treated as a sailor and under intense scrutiny from his family and society in general. Though it may not sound like a romantic film, Lelio demonstrates how grief is an equally important process in a relationship. With striking visuals and a star-turning performance from Daniela Vega, this
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The Color Purple (1985)
If you saw this film once more, you may disagree with this list of Steven Spielberg''s gay scenes. However, this is even one of the most compassionate love stories on the screen. After years of Celie being in a constant state of intense angst, seeing her let someone in is enough to make you blush!
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Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
Sunday Bloody Sunday, a musical adapted by John Schlesinger (Murray Head) and his frequent connections with a divorced recruitment consultant (Glenda Jackson) and a gay Jewish doctor, was transformed into cinema by manifesting a deep love triangle with compassion and authenticity.
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But Im A Cheerleader (1999)
Though But Im A Cheerleader received no critical praise upon its release, it has since gained cult status. This sweet comedy follows Megan (Natasha Lyonne), a popular suburban cheerleader who is blindsided when her friends and family intervene for her homosexuality and then send her to a gay conversion camp. What follows is a sweet, camp take on a very real problem that is complemented with a delightful romance between Megan and another camp friend Graham (Clea Duvall). It should not
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