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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".

Ugly Betty: Season 1 (2006)

6.6/10
Starring: America Ferrera, Christopher Gorham, Eric Mabius, Alan Dale, Tony Plana, Ana Ort...

Young actress America Ferrara won an Emmy for her role as Betty Suarez, an overweight, ugly duckling who gets a job in the high-flying world of fashio... Read more

The Robert Epstein Collection: The Celluloid Closet / Common Threads / Paragraph 175 / The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Director: Jeffrey Friedman, Rob Epstein

A collection of four documentaries from queer filmmaker Robert Epstein. "The Celluloid Closet" (1995) - This entertaining and often hilarious look at... Read more

Dallas Buyers Club (2013)

8/10
Director: Jean-Marc Vallee
Starring: Jared Leto, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner

Matthew McConaughey gives an Oscar-winning (Best Actor) performance in this uplifting and powerful film inspired by true events. Texas cowboy Ron Wood... Read more

Enter the Phoenix (2004)

5.8/10
Director: Stephen Fung
Starring: Eason Chan, Daniel Wu, Karen Mok, Chapman To, Law Kar Ying, Stephen Fung, Yuen B...

A goofy gangster comedy about Georgie, a young gay man, sent into exile by his embarrassed, homophobic father, and triad boss, Hung (screen legend Yue... Read more

The Fabulous Flag Sisters (2007)

7.4/10
Director: Franco Di Chiera
Starring: Tito Le Duc, Mauro Bronchi, Neil Hansen

AKA 'Le Sorelle Bandiera'. This documentary explores the phenomenal popularity of Italy's drag trio Le Sorelle Bandiera ('The Flag Sisters') during th... Read more

Quinceanera (2006)

7.1/10
Director: Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Starring: Chalo Gonzalez, Jesse Garcia, Emily Rios

As Magdalena's (Emily Rios) 15th birthday approaches, her working class family prepares for the all-important Quinceanera - a lavish coming-of-age cel... Read more

Midnight Cowboy (Blu-ray) (1969)

7.8/10
Director: John Schlesinger
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Jon Voight, Sylvia Miles

A landmark American film, the first X-rated movie to gain mainstream acceptance and Hollywood laurels: a British director, John Schlesinger, starkly a... Read more

Queer Duck: The Movie (2006)

5.1/10
Director: Xeth Feinberg
Starring: Voices Of, Kevin Michael Richardson, Billy West, Jackie Hoffman, Tim Curry, Andy...

Based on Showtime's hilariously bent three-minute cartoon series, this feature-length no-holds-barred comedy/musical extravaganza comes from four-time... 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

Eyewitness (Øyevitne) (2014)

7.7/10
Starring: Tobias Santelmann

Two 15 year old boys secretly meet up in the forest, only to witness a blood bath. They are seen, but escape trying to keep this as a secret, both in... Read more