lgbt movies

why do all the films under “gay and lesbian” on Netflix look like indie films with half assed plots because the main thing about them is the fact that they’re just about gay people and being gay.. and GASP, gay sex!

like yeah, that’s awesome, give us more stuff with lgbt characters but where’s that post that’s like give us the advanced lgbt stuff? not stuff that is just solely based on coming to terms with/being gay and sex and oh my god don’t get me started on how all of these movies involve two skinny conventionally attractive young white guys like come on people give us riveting plot driven films of all genres where the main characters and more are lgbt and it’s not about being sinful and it’s not about sex or accepting yourself and it’s just. a good fucking movie. with characters who are openly lgbt. is it that difficult??

can we get some more soft gay movies? like i want to see two teenage girls giving each other a quick goodnight kiss after their first date. i want to see two boys walking down the hallway holding hands. i want to see a man dropping off his husband at work. i wanna see two women snuggling on the couch and talking about their day. we get enough angst in the real world. give me happy gay movies

do you know what i want?

i want an lgbt+ tv show/movie that’s not a drama

i want a how i met your mother to be about a pansexual ted mosby and the running joke is that barney’s offended ted doesn’t find him attractive

i want a legally blonde to be about a lipstick lesbian who goes to law school to get her girlfriend back

i want a that ‘70s show where jackie is bisexual and between dating kelso and hyde she brings her ugly ass girlfriends with her to hang out with the gang (because there’s no way she can have a woman in her life prettier than herself)

i want a 13 going on 30 where jenna rink wakes up to be 30 years old and his name is michael rink and he still falls in love with matty from the house next door

i want a parks & recreation where ann perkins is asexual but still becomes pregnant via artificial insemination because ann is perfect and would be the best mother in the history of ever

being lgbt+ doesn’t have to be the focal point of a movie or show

like i understand it’s still a pretty bold move in media but like i’m just getting sick of all of the representation being the ultra dramatic main premise of it all

there are so many lgbt+ dramas. just give me my sitcom.

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Michelle Hendley stars in “Boy Meets Girl” a transgender blockbuster

Set in the south “Boy Meets Girl” demolishes gender barriers and stereotypes introducing uninitiated cisgender people to the realities of the transgender experience.

Hendle told Indie wire why she took the part: 

“For me it seemed like the opportunity of a lifetime. A transgender woman playing the role of a transgender woman in a film that authentically represents the trans experience is nothing short of revolutionary for my community.”

Read the whole story on Planet Transgender!

From Movie Pilot, by Eleanor Tremeer.

It’s about providing people, and in this case children, the chance to understand themselves. When it comes to the development of identity, studies have proven that fiction helps us learn who we are by finding characters who chime with how we feel. If you take that away from a certain group of people, that group will feel isolated and wrong from the very start of their development as a person. Which seems rather cruel.

This is why Steven Universe is so important. The slow build from subtle framing of certain moments as romantic, to the oblique use of words like “love” and “flirting” to describe Ruby and Sapphire’s relationship, is really very clever. Instead of barreling straight in with the facts — that these two characters are in love — Steven Universe concentrates on the fact that this relationship is healthy and loving, and then moves on to making it clear that it’s undeniably romantic.

Wonderful, utterly important article. Go read! 

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