Queer Documentary Films for Pride Month

Queer Documentary Films for Pride Month

Most folks aren’t too keen to watch documentaries. Instead of learning about factual events, they would rather lose themselves in a fictional story that merely entertains. And there’s nothing wrong about that! However for those willing or even desiring to delve into the documentary genre, there are actually a decent amount of queer documentary films to pick from! But first, what defines a documentary film? (Instead of a biopic or other film based on a…

Queer Family Films

Queer Family Films

“Family” is a tricky word to define. It can mean different things in different situations, both positive and not-so-positive. When it comes to a family film, that vague depiction remains. Most would associate a “family film” with animation or a film made with young kids in mind – “a film for the entire family.” Yet it can also be a film that focuses on the importance of family to tell its story. Both would be…

Queer Comedy Films

Queer Comedy Films

Last year I reviewed Queer RomComs. Back in February I split the genre in half and gave you five Queer Romances. Now it’s time for the other half: Queer Comedy Films! However like the trouble I had with isolating romances, I had a tricky time determining solely queer comedy films for this month’s post. After all, comedy and romance often go hand in hand together – and for good reason! But I think these five…

Queer Fantasy Films

Queer Fantasy Films

When you hear the word Fantasy, what comes to mind? The most obvious images would be anything magical, extraordinary or even exotic. In fact, IMDb notes that Fantasy films contain numerous scenes that give off the effect of a magical and/or mystical narrative, usually with elements of magic, supernatural events, mythology, and folklore. But it’s NOT Sci-Fi (which is more based on science and the advancement of science towards a potential future). So when paring…

Queer Romance Films

Queer Romance Films

While most of my monthly themes are random and don’t always connect to anything specific, this month’s actually does – Queer Romance Films for Valentine’s Day. Yes, it’s utterly cheesy – forgive me! But after last year’s success with 5 Queer RomCom’s For Valentine’s Day, I just HAD to keep up the theme. Besides, there’s nothing wrong with with great romances. I have a second confession though – it was NOT easy to pick this…

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…

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…