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Queer Cinema

If it's queer, it's here! Gay, Lesbian, Queer, Alternative... However you want to label it, this is the place for some of the most compassionate, honest, witty and memorable films at Alice in Videoland. The list below contains works that feature important gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters and issues; many using same-sex romance or relationships as an integral plot device. "Queer Documentaries" may be accessed within the "Documentary" feature, left. Right: Rainer Werner Fassbinder's "Querelle".

Daughters of Darkness (1971)

6.7/10
Director: Harry Kumel
Starring: John Karlen, Delphine Seyrig, Andrea Rau, Daniele Quimet, Paul Esser

Delphine Seyrig (Stolen Kisses), is an Hungarian countess and present-day vampiress who, in order to continue her daily blood baths, must continually... Read more

Death in Venice (1971)

7.5/10
Director: Luchino Visconti
Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Marisa Berenson, Mark Burns, Silvana Mangano

Author Thomas Mann's classic is splendidly brought to the screen in this study of an artist, his loves, his homosexuality and continuous search for be... Read more

Derek Jarman: Life as Art (2004)

7.3/10
Director: Andy Kimpton-Nye
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Peter Tatchell, Tariq Ali, Simon Fisher-Turner

Derek Jarman was one of the most idiosyncratic, innovative and controversial film-makers in Britain throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s. On-screen and off... Read more

Desert Hearts (1985)

7/10
Director: Donna Deitch
Starring: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley

Wonderful love story between a repressed English professor who is waiting for a divorce at a dude ranch for women, and a beautiful casino worker in Re... Read more

Desperate Remedies (1993)

6.9/10
Director: Peter Wells, Stewart Main
Starring: Jennifer Ward Lealand, Kevin Smith, Lisa Chappell

An excessive, hilarious romp through glorious sets and heated passions as Dorothea thinks she has found a man who will free her from the clutches of a... Read more

Different For Girls (1996)

6.8/10
Director: Richard Spence
Starring: Steven Mackintosh, Rupert Graves, Saskia Reeves

Karl was once a troubled teenage lad much teased in the showers by his classmates for his non-macho airs. Seventeen years later he is now Kim, a demur... Read more

Disobedience (2017)

6.6/10
Director: Sebastian Lelio
Starring: Alessandro Nivola, Rachel Weisz, Allan Corduner, Anton Lesser, Rachel McAdams, A...

New York photographer Ronit Krushka flies to London after learning about the death of her estranged father. Ronit is returning to the same Orthodox Je... Read more

Dottie Gets Spanked (1994)

7.3/10
Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Evan Bonifant, Robert Pall, Julie Halston, Barbara Garrick

Writer/director Todd Haynes made this stylish, tender-hearted short between his critically acclaimed features 'Poison' and 'Safe', and the deeply pers... Read more

Eastern Boys (2013)

6.9/10
Director: Robin Campillo
Starring: Olivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil Vorobyov

They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Ukraine. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest, there... Read more

Eating Out (2004)

5.8/10
Director: Q Allan Brocka
Starring: Emily Stiles, Scott Lunsford, Jim Verraros

Hunky Caleb is attracted to pretty Gwen, who prefers spending time with her circle of gay male friends. Caleb's gay roommate, Kyle, gives him tips on... Read more