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".

Tales of the City (1993)

Director: Alastair Reid
Starring: Olympia Dukakis, Donald Moffat, Laura Linney, Chloe Webb

Take a trip back to the 'disco inferno' of San Francisco in the mid 70's, and follow the romantic and personal crises of the residents of 28 Barbary L... Read more

Tangerine (2015)

Director: Sean Baker
Starring: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

It's Christmas Eve in West Hollywood. Two transgender prostitute BFF's talk trash and storm the LA streets in this R-rated comedy of infidelity, retri... Read more

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Director: Kimberly Peirce
Starring: Matt McGrath, John Hart, Jeanetta Arnette, Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny

The powerful true story of the terrible and devastating life and times of Teena Brandon (Hilary Swank in an Academy Award-winning performance), a youn... Read more

Trick (1999)

Director: Jim Fall
Starring: John Paul Pitoc, Tori Spelling, Brad Beyer, Christian Campbell

Manhattan office worker/would-be musical comedy writer Christian Campbell's hunt for "Mr. Right" picks up when he catches the eye of handsome go-go da... Read more

Tomboy (2011)

Director: Celine Sciamma
Starring: Zoe Heran, Malonn Levana

Critically acclaimed French drama about a 10-year-old girl who assumes a male identity to fit in when her family move to a small village. The film has... Read more

French Twist (1995)

Director: Josiane Balasko
Starring: Victoria Abril, Josiane Balasko, Alain Chabat

A wonderful farce about a dancer-turned-housewife who decides to teach her philandering husband a lesson by inviting her new lover, a lesbian disc joc... Read more

Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Starring: Amira Casar, Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

It's the summer of 1983, and precocious 17-year-old Elio Perlman is spending the days with his family at their 17th-century villa in Lombardy, Italy.... Read more

Colour Me Kubrick (2005)

Director: Brian W Cook
Starring: John Malkovich, Jim Davidson, Richard E Grant, Peter Bowles, Marisa Berenson, Ly...

In the mid-'90s, Englishman Alan Conway conned many people into believing that he was reclusive American director Stanley Kubrick, despite the fact th... Read more

Erotique (1994)

Director: Clara Law, Lizzie Borden, Monika Treut, Ana Maria Magalhaes
Starring: Kamala Lopez-Dawson, Priscilla Barnes, Marianne Sagebrecht, Camilla Soeberg, Mic...

This erotic film compilation, told from the female perspective, features four separate vignettes by four award-winning international directors. Lizzie... Read more

Milk (2008)

Director: Gus Van Sant
Starring: Josh Brolin, Sean Penn, Victor Garber, James Franco, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Sean Penn garnered a Best Actor Academy Award as San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man elected to major public office, in dir... Read more