Written by Eleanor
Based on the life of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected, the movie explores the activist’s struggles for equal rights, the suffering within a conservative society and also the need to enjoy everyday pleasures in life! Sean Penn is impressive (AGAIN).
2)Tom at The Farm [original title: Tom à la Ferme] (2013)
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Tom visits his dead boyfriend’s family, who are not aware of his sexual orientation. Things take an unexpected and dangerous turn when Tom meets his boyfriend’s brother…
3)A Single Man (2009)
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Colin Firth is a homosexual English professor who struggles to continue his life after his boyfriend’s death. Tom Ford, the well-known fashion designer, creates an aesthetic masterpiece ‘painted’ in saturated colors and Firth captures your eyes and heart with the pain and suffocation depicted in his face and contrasting with the happiness of the flashbacks.
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A transgender working woman, roams around a neighborhood of Los Angeles, searching for the pimp who broke her heart. Tragic and comic events are mingled in order to present a marginalized side of Hollywood and transgender people in their core. TIP: The movie is entirely shot on an iPhone.
5)Laurence Anyways (2012)
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Laurence is a man but he feels like a woman. So he transforms his external appearance in order to look like a female. BUT what is significant in this story? Laurence is in a relationship with a woman, whom he truly loves and he wants to spend his life with her. For those who love him… S/he is Laurence..anyways.
6)Happy Together (1997)
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Yiu Fai follows his boyfriend to Argentina, hoping to “start over” their relationship. But is it easy for two totally different people to make a new start? U2’s lyrics “i can’t live, with or without you” could easily fit the description of this relationship.So whether they will stay together or drift apart is for you to discover it..
7)Kiss of The Spider Woman (1985)
A trans individual and a political prisoner share the same cell.. Two totally different people develop a mutual respect and tolerance towards difference, creating a remarkable friendship…
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Andrew is a lawyer and a homosexual. When he’s diagnosed with AIDS, he is fired and he hires a homophobic lawyer to defend him. Great actors and mesmerizing performances!
9)The Normal Heart (2014)
Ok, this is a TV movie but it is a must! 1980s in the USA. AIDS spreads among the gay community and the activists try to cause awareness. And meanwhile, two of these activists fell in love..
UK, 1984- 1985. The Miners of the country are on a strike and the LGBT community decides to support the miners. Yes, the movie is basically a comedy but it also promotes the equality among human beings and the need to support each others’ rights!
This was Part II guys! I hope you enjoy it and if there are movies missing, leave a comment and suggest more!