LGBTQ+ Films you need to see

Pride week is in full swing here in Calgary! So I'm bringing all the queerness to the blog!
To start off the week, I thought it'd be a great time to share some of my favorite LGBTQ+ movies. There is no particular order cause they're all amazing and worth watching! So lets stop talking and get to watching!

Mysterious Skin (2004) 

One youth (Brady Corbet) becomes obsessed with UFOs, while another (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) becomes a gay hustler in the years following a childhood trauma.

Paris is Burning (1991)

This documentary focuses on drag queens living in New York City and their "house" culture, which provides a sense of community and support for the flamboyant and often socially shunned performers. Groups from each house compete in elaborate balls that take cues from the world of fashion. Also touching on issues of racism and poverty, the film features interviews with a number of renowned drag queens, including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey.

W E E K E N D (2011)

A gay man's weekend-long encounter with an artist changes his life in unexpected ways.

Shelter (2007)

A surfer finds comfort from his problems in the arms of his best friend's older brother.

The Danish Girl (2015) 

With support from his loving wife Gerda, artist Einar Wegener prepares to undergo one of the first sex-change operations.

Matthew Shepard is a Friend of Mine (2015) 

The life of Matt Shepard and the people who remember him.

MILK (2008)

In 1972, Harvey Milk and his then-lover Scott Smith leave New York for San Francisco, with Milk determined to accomplish something meaningful in his life. Settling in the Castro District, he opens a camera shop and helps transform the area into a mecca for gays and lesbians. In 1977 he becomes the nation's first openly gay man elected to a notable public office when he wins a seat on the Board of Supervisors. The following year, Dan White kills Milk in cold blood.

Kill Your Darlings (2013) 

In 1944, young Allen Ginsberg has a rival for the affections of his charismatic classmate Lucien Carr. When the rival is found dead, Carr, William Burroughs and Jack Kerouac are arrested for murder.

A Single Man (2009) 

George is a college professor who recently lost his lover, Jim, in a car accident. Terribly grief-stricken, George plans to commit suicide. As he goes about his daily routine and puts his affairs in order, his encounters with colleagues, students and an old friend lead him to make a final decision as to whether life is worth living without Jim.

Carol (2015)

Therese Belivet spots the beautiful, elegant Carol perusing the doll displays in a 1950s Manhattan department store. The two women develop a fast bond that becomes a love with complicated consequences.

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