If you haven't noticed by now, I really like my movies and that enjoyment runs across a multitude of genres. LGBT, though I thoroughly dislike the fact that it's considered it's own freaking genre ('cause it's freaking not) there are a number of films worth the runtime and I highly suggest y'all check 'em out.
Before I begin, I should say I actually detest most of the LGBT films I've seen I've seen; too many rely on stereotypes and characterchures instead of original ideas and characters; Brokeback Mountain, Another Gay Movie, Wild Tigers I Have Known and so many others are firmly on my NEVER AGAIN list. What follows below might contain some of the bad parts of these films (over reliance on bashing/bullying, death by murder and suicide and, of course, AIDS) yet are able to to take those tired old ideas and use them in new, genre expanding ways.
So, let's begin, yes?
Kill Your Darlings
Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHanne in love. How can you go wrong? Yeah, there's more to this drama but those two are what makes it great. And as a bonus you've got a pretty hot scene between the them. Oo la la.
But I'm a Cheerleader
This twisted comedy starring Natasha Lyonne pokes fun at the ridiculousness of gay-to-straight camps. Filled with outlandish stereotypes, this film does them right by lampooning everything but has a sweet, gooey center.
Jeremy Renner stars as the insane title character and my science is he frighteningly convincing. Not as gory or sexual as I would've assumed considering the subject it's still a worthwhile experience.
The Picture of Dorian Gray (2007)
More naughty fun, 7Th Heaven's David Gallagher sizzles as the youth-obsessed young man who makes a deal with the devil and seals it with more than a kiss.
a hOME AT THE eND OF THE wORLD
A sweet story about two boys who discover those certain truths about themselves that follows the into adulthood. Emotionally stirring, it'll fight to make you cry.
If These Walls Could Talk 2
HBO's amazing lesbian-fused anthology shows us three different love stories from three different decades. The first anthology was based around abortion and while not LGBT still an excellent movie.
There's more parts coming but while we wait, let me know in the comments what LGBT film you think we should all watch.