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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".

Witches, Faggots, Dykes and Poofters (1980)

6.2/10
Director: The 'One In Seven' Collective

An examination of the alleged individual and collective oppression of homosexuals today against the background of discrimination throughout history. Read more

Withnail and I (1986)

Director: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Richard E Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths

London. The 1960s. Two unemployed actors - acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden "I" (Paul McGann) - drown thei... Read more

Withnail and I ( Blu-ray ) (1986)

Director: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Paul McGann, Richard E Grant, Richard Griffiths

London. The 1960s. Two unemployed actors - acerbic, elegantly wasted Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and the anxiety-ridden "I" (Paul McGann) - drown thei... Read more

Wittgenstein (1993)

6.9/10
Director: Derek Jarman
Starring: Karl Johnson, Michael Gough, Tilda Swinton

Derek Jarman immaculately lenses a series of dazzling, colourful pictures to illustrate the tortured life of Austrian-born philosopher Ludwig Wittgens... Read more

Wonder Boys (2000)

7.4/10
Director: Curtis Hanson
Starring: Michael Douglas, Tobey Maguire, Frances McDormand, Robert Downey Jr, Rip Torn, K...

Grady Tripp (Michael Douglas) is a professor/writer living in Pittsburgh who is struggling with writer's block. Sharing equal time with that predicame... Read more

Worried About the Boy (2010)

7.1/10
Director: Julian Jarrold
Starring: Freddie Fox, Mark Gatiss, Marc Warren, Douglas Booth, Mathew Horne

Inspired by the 1986 newspaper headline, which broke during boy george's heavily reported drug problem, worried about the boy is a compassionate biogr... Read more

XXY (2007)

7.1/10
Director: Lucia Puenzo
Starring: Ricardo Darin, Ines Efron, Valeria Bertuccelli, German Palacios, Carolina Peller...

A senstively-mounted drama about 15-year-old Alex, born 'intersex' - having both male and female characteristics - raised as a girl by her parents, an... Read more

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

7.7/10
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Maribel Verdu, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna

Aka "And Your Mother Too". A raunchy, yet emotionally layered and keenly observed coming-of-age tale in which two Mexican teens - wealthy Tenoch and w... Read more

Y Tu Mama Tambien (Blu-Ray) (2001)

7.7/10
Director: Alfonso Cuaron
Starring: Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Maribel Verdu, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna

The lives of Julio and Tenoch, like those of 17-year old boys everywhere, are ruled by raging hormones, intense friendships, and a headlong rush into... Read more

Yossi and Jagger (2002)

Director: Eytan Fox
Starring: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi

This unusual gay-themed war drama from Israel tracks a squad of soldiers stationed along the Lebanese border and the romantic relationship that develo... Read more