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Favorite Films: Back to the Future (1985)

This is it! This is the answer. It says here that a bolt of lightning is going to strike the clock tower at precisely 10:04 p.m. next Saturday night! If… If we could somehow harness this lightning… channel it into the flux capacitor… it just might work. Next Saturday night, we’re sending you back to the future!

LGBTQ* Films and Where To Find Them

Gaining access to LGBTQ* films is (often very) difficult. Years ago, individuals would comb Blockbuster and local video shelves looking for representation. Today, many people rely on Netflix. Remember, as consumers, Netflix and other streaming websites (such as Amazon Instant) collect viewer data. If individuals continue to watch LGBTQ* content and retain their accounts in order to view LGBTQ* content, Netflix and other companies will continue to invest in material for their consumers. 

If you have a Netflix account and are in a safe place to do so, pop some popcorn and open a browser. Who knows, you may be expanding your understanding of history and find some of it empowering and entertaining.

*KNOWhomo is not affiliated with Netflix.com in any way. The documentaries above were recommended to me, based on my Netflix profile.*

The following information is copied directly from Netflix.  Documentaries featured above:

  1. We Were Here (2011)The AIDS crisis forever changed gay culture in San Francisco, as examined in this absorbing documentary from David Weissman, who explores the disease’s impact on five individuals. Vintage film clips accompany their sobering stories.
  2. How to Survive a Plague (2012) Faced with their own mortality, a group of mostly HIV-positive young people break the mold in taking on Washington and the medical establishment.
  3. Paris is Burning (1990) Piercing New York City’s tightknit community of minority drag queens, this 1990 documentary offers a look at the underground dance style of “voguing.”
  4. Small Town Gay Bar (2006) Filmmaker Malcolm Ingram reveals the surprisingly close-knit community centered around two gay bars in the American Deep South.