Queer Christmas Shorts for 2021

Queer Christmas Shorts for 2021

Last year I debuted my Queer Short Film Reviews for Christmas with “Queer Christmas Shorts For 2020“. Until life got in the way, I think it was a great way to kick off a new part of my site & my second newsletter – AND I gave you all some extra Christmas cheer! Even though I took a break for much of 2021 because… well, I needed a break. Given the events of 2021, I…

Queer Christmas Films for 2021

Queer Christmas Films for 2021

Last year saw a huge surge of new Queer Christmas films – it was wonderful to see! I actually recapped the highs and lows of last year’s bunch in my earlier post: “8 NEW Queer Christmas Films Coming in 2021.” The Queer Christmas films sub-niche within the queer film oeuvre has grown exponentially in the past few years. [And thankfully that doesn’t seem to be stopping!] In fact, if I look at my total queer…

Queer Christmas Films for 2021

Queer Christmas Films for 2021

Last year saw a huge surge of new Queer Christmas films – it was wonderful to see! I actually recapped the highs and lows of last year’s bunch in my earlier post: “8 NEW Queer Christmas Films Coming in 2021.” The Queer Christmas films sub-niche within the queer film oeuvre has grown exponentially in the past few years. [And thankfully that doesn’t seem to be stopping!] In fact, if I look at my total queer…

Queer Christmas Shorts for 2021

Queer Christmas Shorts for 2021

Last year I debuted my Queer Short Film Reviews for Christmas with “Queer Christmas Shorts For 2020“. Until life got in the way, I think it was a great way to kick off a new part of my site & my second newsletter – AND I gave you all some extra Christmas cheer! Even though I took a break for much of 2021 because… well, I needed a break. Given the events of 2021, I…

NEW Queer Christmas Films Coming In 2021!

NEW Queer Christmas Films Coming In 2021!

Last year, 2020, was full of a LOT… a year that will not be forgotten for ages to come. But there were some good things – such as all of the Queer Christmas films that broke new ground! Hallmark finally released a film with a gay storyline with The Christmas House, Lifetime progressed from the gay sub-story to a true gay Christmas storyline with “The Christmas Setup”, and we had a few other films that…

Queer Kinda Christmas Films

Queer Kinda Christmas Films

AKA: Queer films set at Christmas, but aren’t actually Christmas films. Confused? That’s OK! So was I while watching a few of these films. When searching for queer Christmas films to review this year, these five films showed up within the results. But most of their posters don’t scream out “Christmas” so I was left rather puzzled. It was only upon further examination within their synopsis that you learn that all of these films are…

Trans Films For Transgender Awareness Week

Trans Films For Transgender Awareness Week

Historically in mainstream media, trans folks are added purely for comedy. However, it’s usually at the expense of being trans so it’s not actually funny and rather demeaning. Or, like others in the queer community, trans persons are used as the “victims” – especially in crime dramas where the cliche storyline is the trans person was killed after their john realised “she” is actually a “he”. Perhaps worse, they films aren’t actually trans films, just…

Queer Horror Films

Queer Horror Films

Murders, and Demons, and Clowns – Oh MY! It’s time to get spooky! Just in time for October and Halloween, these five Queer Horror Films are sure to get your heart-racing! Well – that’s what a GOOD queer horror film should do. While all five of the films this month definitely fall within the horror genre, they aren’t all good – Sorry! The trouble is that true queer representation within horror is still a rather…

Queer Sci-Fi Films

Queer Sci-Fi Films

When one thinks of great Sci-Fi films, you usually don’t think of any famous queer ones. But amidst the science fiction genre of other alien worlds, artificial intelligence, and more – there are a couple queer sci-fi films! But are they any good? That’s the question, given that many films within the sci-fi genre are B-grade or lower budget films. Of the select few I could find that had a strong queer element, these are…

Queer Western Films

Queer Western Films

If there was a genre that can be imagined vividly with just one word, that would have to be Westerns. We hear the word and automatically think of cowboys and Indians, the wild wild west, horse treks and the open frontier, gun fights and brawls at the local saloon, and so much more. The American West certainly was iconic! In fact, IMDb defines their “Western” category as films that “contain numerous scenes and/or a narrative…

Hark! The Herald Michael Sings!

Hark! The Herald Michael Sings!

Ok… first off, I am NOT singing! (I mean, I can sing – but not today.) But I do have a rather difficult announcement to make: I’m putting Queer Film Reviews “On Hold”. Why? Well, while I haven’t shared too much on my personal life, my life has been full of ups and downs in the past few years. Back in 2017, I started writing queer film reviews on a boring Blogger website, back when…

Queer Action Films

Queer Action Films

When you think of what defines an Action film, certain images or scenes come to mind. Car chases, gun fights, battle scenes, and more. In fact, in order to claim the “Action” genre tag from IMDb, a film must contain “numerous scenes where action is spectacular and usually destructive. Often includes non-stop motion, high energy physical stunts, chases, battles, and destructive crises (floods, explosions, natural disasters, fires, etc.)” Oh, and there has to be more…

Queer History Films For Pride

Queer History Films For Pride

June in the United States is a special month for the LGBT & Queer community – it’s Pride Month! It’s a month-long celebration of who we are, letting the world see us as we revel and celebrate the long struggle to get where we are today. It’s also a time when we continue to push even further for equality, both at home and world-wide. But we can’t celebrate without knowing about how we got to…

When You Cannot Stream or Buy – Ethical Issues Within Queer Cinema

When You Cannot Stream or Buy – Ethical Issues Within Queer Cinema

While supporting queer writers, actors, artists, etc are fundamental to continue creating new queer content – what happens when you cannot actually FIND a queer film? Older films, and most foreign queer films, don’t often have the same distribution as mainstream studio releases. Independent films, TV Movies, or even films by smaller studios that aren’t released in cinemas are often left out scrambling on their own to reach an audience. So, if you want to…

Queer Mystery Films

Queer Mystery Films

Murders, detective, and … Bears? Oh my! This month’s list of queer mystery films was rather fun to research sift though, partly because most folks don’t think about mysteries when thinking of LGBTQ and Queer films. While the tides are slowly turning, the Queer film oeuvre is better known for coming out stories, HIV/AIDS related storylines, and similar. There’s actually a decent amount of queer mystery films; these are simply some of my favourites. But…