TaronEgerton is our May cover star. Speaking about his experience playing EltonJohn in Rocketman, the actor said, 'This film feels like me finally going to the world: here I am'. The year-old actor squashed gay rumors last year after posting an Instagram photo of a male friend with a flirtatious caption. Those scenes are desperately important when you have an icon of that magnitude, who means so much to one community. And for me, especially as a heterosexual actor, not to push the envelope as far as I can or try to make it a wholehearted celebration of being a gay man would be wrong.
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Portland Lesbian & Gay Film Festival: 5 movies that will be in the spotlight
The Internet is a place where LGBT individuals find a community; as such, streaming platforms like Netflix offer titles that depict the queer experience in a variety of ways. This is a collection of movies that, at the very least, express to its viewers that—no matter what end of sexual or gender spectrum in which they feel most comfortable—they are not alone. Two teenage girls fall in and out of love in this sexy and intense coming-of-age drama that picked up the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival—and will put you through the emotional ringer. The two set out on a road trip on which they consummate an unspoken passion for each other. Director Miguel Arteta co-wrote the screenplay for this comedy with Alia Shawkat, who stars as one half of a couple alongside Laia Costa that meets at a club and discovers intimacy through frequent sex.
Year Round Programming
No longer limited by low budgets, films with gay and lesbian stories have flourished in the first two decades of the 21st century. There is something about the scrappy DIY aesthetic that will always be essentially queer — and the films below reflect a notable shift in the ambition and scope of contemporary queer films. Here are the 20 best LGBT films of the 21st century.
By Dade Hayes. At the end of a minute conversation at the Time Summit that glided past the most conspicuous issue in his career — the fate of Empire in the wake of the Jussie Smollett case — Lee Daniels offered a few new details about Superbitch. That memorably titled project is also known as the Daniels-shepherded gay superhero movie.