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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".

Heavenly Creatures (1994)

7.4/10
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent, Clive Merrison, Simon O...

The provocative, imaginative true-life story of how the intense and passionate relationship of 1950s Christchurch teenagers Pauline Parker and Juliet... Read more

Rebecca (1940)

8.1/10
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Joan Fontaine, George Sanders

Hitchcock's first American film, based on a Du Maurier gothic romance. With Laurence Olivier and a fine performance by Joan Fontaine as a shy young wo... 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

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

7.5/10
Director: Stephan Elliott
Starring: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce

The outrageous tale of three drag queens who hit the road in a pink bus called Priscilla and head to Alice Springs to perform a cabaret show. Terence... Read more

Mulholland Drive (2001)

8/10
Director: David Lynch
Starring: Justin Theroux, Naomi Watts, Ann Miller, Laura Harring, Robert Forster, Dan Heda...

David Lynch pulls out all the stops, upends all expectations, and, well, goes all Lynchian in this maniacal, mind-bending mix of Hollywood satire, fil... Read more

The Wire: Season 1 (2002)

9.3/10
Director: Agnieszka Holland, Daniel Attias, Ernest Dickerson, Peter Medak, Brad Anderson, Tim Van Patten
Starring: Dominic West, Idris Elba, Wood Harris

From Emmy-winning David Simon, this unvarnished, highly realistic HBO series follows a single sprawling drug and murder investigation in Baltimore. To... Read more

Wilde (1997)

6.9/10
Director: Brian Gilbert
Starring: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle, Tom Wilkinson

This biographical tale of Oscar Wilde, poet, playwright and genius, chronicles his fascinating life during the years 1882 until 1897. The self-realisa... Read more

The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

7.4/10
Director: Jim Sharman
Starring: Barry Bostwick, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf, Susan Sarandon, Richard O'Brien, Patricia...

This camp musical sci-fi horror movie spoof has become - thanks to elaborate audience participation on the midnight movie circuit - the definitive cul... Read more

Naked Lunch (1991)

7.1/10
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm, Roy Scheider

William S. Burroughs' 1959 free-form, underground classic is brought to the screen weaving elements of the author's life with the fictional material.... Read more

All About Eve (1950)

8.3/10
Director: Joseph L Mankiewicz
Starring: Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Marilyn Monroe

Six Oscars were awarded this cynical and entertaining examination of life as it exists on the Broadway theatre scene. Bette Davis glows as the ageing... Read more