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".

The Monkey's Mask (2001)

Director: Samantha Lang
Starring: Susie Porter, Kelly McGillis, Marton Csokas, Abbie Cornish

In this sexually provocative thriller, Jill, a private investigator looking into the disappearance of a college coed, has a steamy liaison with Diana,... Read more

Latter Days (2003)

Director: Jay Cox
Starring: Steve Sandvoss, Wes Ramsey, Jacqueline Bisset, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Opposites attract when Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss), a sexually confused Mormon missionary meets his new neighbour West Hollywood party boy, Christian... Read more

50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)

Director: Stewart Main
Starring: Andrew Patterson, Harriet Beattie, Jay Collins, Georgia McNeil, Michael Dorman,...

Growing up in Central Otago in 1975, 12-year-old Billy is a farmer's son out of step with the other kids at his school. He's not interested in farmin... Read more

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Director: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Dylan McDermott, Melanie Lynskey, Paul Rudd, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Kate Wal...

Adapted by Stephen Chbosky from his own best-selling novel. 'The Perks of Being a Wildflower' is a touching coming-of-age story about a freshman named... Read more

Portrait of a Marriage (1990)

Director: Stephen Whittaker
Starring: Janet McTeer, David Haig, Cathryn Harrison, Diana Fairfax, Peter Birch

British aristocrat and writer Vita Sackville-West and diplomat Harold Nicolson married in 1913, and their love endured and deepened over the course of... Read more

Carol ( Blu-ray ) (2015)

Director: Todd Haynes
Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Cory Micha...

In an adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel The Price of Salt, CAROL follows two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves... Read more

Bound (1996)

Director: The Wachowski Brothers
Starring: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano

Ex-con Gina Gershon falls in love with gangster's moll Jennifer Tilly and the two concoct a risky scheme to steal $2 million from the mob. First-time... Read more

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1994)

Director: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Uma Thurman, John Hurt, Rain Phoenix

Adapted from Tom Robbins' popular, counter-culture novel and starring Uma Thurman as the world's greatest hitchhiker, a passion she pursues when not h... Read more

The Hanging Garden (1997)

Director: Thom Fitzgerald
Starring: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Troy Veinotte

Paints a lyrical and savagely humorous picture of homecoming as a gay man returns to Nova Scotia for his sister's wedding. This offbeat drama jumps ba... Read more

Further Tales of the City (2001)

Director: Pierre Gang
Starring: Olympia Dukakis, Laura Linney, Paul Hopkins, Jackie Burroughs, Mary Kay Place

With their flirtatiously overlapping stories, Dickensian plotting, Wildean wit and beautifully flawed human beings fuelled by blind hope, 'Tales of th... Read more