I should clarify: This is not a list of LGBTQ+ movies that will be released sometime this summer. I’m not aware of any that are coming out (pun totally intended) this season, although it’s possible that I’m forgetting something – and, of course, feel free to recommend some to me if there are upcoming LGBTQ+ movies I should know about!
Instead, this is just a list of some movies that are available on Netflix, or that the public library has on DVD. I want to spend a lazy weekend day doing nothing but reading and watching, or to have some friends over to watch movies. So here’s what I’m looking forward to!
1. The Girl King
I posted about this movie last June back when it hadn’t yet been released! I’m super excited for this one because it’s based on a true story and I love love love VINTAGE GAYS. I’ve heard conflicting things about this movie, namely that it wasn’t as historically accurate as people wanted it to be, but… there are so few historical LGBTQ+ movies and as long as they’re happy, I’ll take what I can get.
2. The Way He Looks
My best friend here LOVES this movie. It’s about two boys in high school and YAY FOR INTERSECTIONAL DIVERSITY: It’s set in Brazil and one of the characters is blind! It looks like the absolute fluffiest movie ever and… gah, just go watch that trailer. LGBTQ+ women aren’t the only ones who have it hard when it comes to media – I’m not aware of many movies where gay guys get happy endings, either, so I’m excited to watch this one. I’ve been trying to avoid the sadder stuff…
I’ve been meaning to watch this for AGES. It’s billed as a historical comedy and I’m just… that’s so amazing? Also, if you know of any great LGBTQ+ movies (or shows, but I’m more interested in movies at the moment) that are set in the UK, you should let me know. I wouldn’t say that I’m tired of reading and watching LGBTQ+ stories set in the US, mainly because there still aren’t enough for one to conceivably be tired of them, but I do enjoy stories that are set in another country because the LGBTQ+ culture in each and every place is so different.
You can expect to see reviews of these three movies on Musings From Neville’s Navel sometime this summer or fall! What LGBTQ+ movies are on your to-watch list?