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Out Of The Closets And Into The Cinemas!: Meeting Queer Folks In Dark Rooms

A collection of queer characters, representations, and sensibilities on film. From queer masterpieces to camp classics, documentaries to romantic comedies, horror flicks to historical biographies. From independent art house films to multiplex popcorn blockbusters, epic sagas to festival shorts, Oscar winners to Direct-To-Video. From the realistic to the stereotypical, the explicit to the subtexted, the uplifting to the oppressive. We really are everywhere. (Except, of course, in the millions of films that pretend that we aren’t.)

Note that this is not exactly a “Pride” list, since it is not limited to films that present us in a positive manner. Some of these films include extremely violent gay bashings and killings. Others have very minor blink-and-you’ll-miss-them LGBT cameos or only include…

There are 573 documentary films in this list.

  • Pageant
  • Pick Up the Mic
  • Showboy
  • Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story
  • That Man: Peter Berlin
  • These Amazing Shadows
  • Madonna: Truth or Dare
  • Mala Mala
  • Maya Deren's Sink
  • (A)sexual
  • Renée
  • Orchids: My Intersex Adventure
  • Last Fast Ride: The Life, Love and Death of a Punk Goddess
  • Boy I Am
  • Assume Nothing
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • When Boys Fly
  • Same Sex America
  • Married and Counting
  • Escape To Canada
  • Question One
  • Zoo
  • Bazaar Bizarre
  • Deliver Us from Evil
  • Menmaniacs - The Legacy of Leather
  • Glitterbug
  • My Name Is Not Ali
  • I Am My Own Woman
  • What Now? Remind Me
  • Facing Fear
  • Kidnapped for Christ
  • To Be Takei
  • Beefcake
  • Blow Job
  • Hitchcocked!
  • Rock Hudson's Home Movies
  • Unzipped
  • Silence = Death
  • Forbidden Love: The Unashamed Stories of Lesbian Lives
  • The Overnighters
  • The Case Against 8
  • On the Nature of Hotness
  • Fagbug
  • Moscow Does Not Believe in Queers
  • Gaming in Color
  • American Vagabond
  • Training Rules
  • American Transgender
  • Incredible Medical Mysteries - Transexuality
  • Trantasia
  • Call Me Malcolm
  • My Prairie Home
  • Let Me Die a Woman
  • Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She
  • Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story
  • The Codes of Gender
  • Naked on the Inside
  • Cruel and Unusual
  • Beautiful Darling
  • Next Goal Wins
  • Before the Last Curtain Falls
  • WhatEver Will Be
  • The Circle
  • Dzi Croquettes
  • Dressed in Blue
  • Witches, Faggots, Dykes and Poofters
  • Improper Conduct
  • In Search of Avery Willard
  • Bright Eyes
  • P(l)ain Truth
  • Resident Alien
  • Feed Them to the Cannibals!
  • Out: Stories of Lesbian and Gay Youth
  • Freeheld
  • Forbidden Fruit
  • Tender Fictions
  • The Trials of Ted Haggard
  • Tough Guise: Violence, Media & the Crisis in Masculinity
  • Paper Dolls
  • Straight Acting
  • Licensed to Kill
  • God Loves Uganda
  • Army of Lovers or Revolt of the Perverts
  • Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land
  • The New Black
  • Kenedi Is Getting Married
  • Belfast, Maine
  • Saving Marriage
  • Love Etc.
  • Queens and Cowboys: A Straight Year on the Gay Rodeo
  • Out in the Night
  • Transgender Parents
  • Call Me Madame
  • Oasis
  • Man for a Day
  • Ocaña: An Intermittent Portrait
  • Wigstock: The Movie
  • Enchanted
  • Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema
  • Jobriath A.D.