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itskbeast:

Grace watching the 50 Shades of Grey Trailer

But really though.. How are people going to watching this in theaters, with strangers, on a giant screen? Grace’s face of terror is about right.

teacupnosaucer:

neptunain:

heteronormativity for dummies or, “why homophobes aren’t the only problem”

You will not believe the shit I get for correcting people when they talk about my daughter like this. Just stop fucking assigning sexualities to babies jfc straight people

sterolineforever:

Does Stefan moving away from town mean that his friendship with Caroline is going to be…? (x)

Emily and Alison + looking at each other

willowfae82:

Reason 2847958472 why I LOVE Jon Stewart.

LGBT Films & Television (UPDATED 7/28)

eemersonm:

NOTE: As someone who is always looking for LGBT films/television to watch, I appreciate these kinds of lists. If there’s any other information you want listed let me know. I will try to continually update the list. Also, just because it’s on the list doesn’t mean it’s a recommendation. Some films on the list I may not have even liked, but if it’s an LGBT film (or show with major LGBT characters), I will put it on the list. My ratings are not the end all be all, feel free to watch and decide for yourself. At the bottom I will list films/shows that are on my list to watch. Comment, like, or send me an ask/fanmail if you appreciate the list or if you want to discuss a film/show or if you have any suggestions. Thank you.

Watched films (in alphabetical order):

And Then Came Lola (2009) ★★

In this lesbian-themed nod to the film Run Lola Run, a photographer races against the clock to make it to an important meeting on time.

Lesbian, Comedy/Drama/Romance, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Arrow (2012) 

Based on DC Comics’ Green Arrow, an affluent playboy becomes a vengeful superhero, saving the city from villains armed with just a bow and arrows.

Bisexual/Lesbian, Action/Drama, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

La vie d’Adèle/Blue is the Warmest Color (2013) ★★★½

Determined to fall in love, 15-year-old Adele is focused on boys. But it’s a blue-haired girl she meets on the street who really piques her interest.

Lesbian, Drama/Romance, France, Available: Netflix Streaming

Bomb Girls (2012) 

Focusing on a group of women working in a munitions plant during World War II, this ensemble drama depicts the dangers and new experiences they face.

Lesbian, Drama/History, Canada, Available: Netflix Streaming

Breaking the Girls (2013) ★★★

College sophomores Sara and Alex, roommates who’ve become intimate, idly joke about killing each other’s enemies. But now someone’s been murdered.

Bisexual/Lesbian, Thriller, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Brokeback Mountain (2005) ½

Two sheepherders in 1963 Wyoming become involved in an increasingly passionate affair, but hiding the relationship from their wives proves agonizing.

Gay, Drama/Romance, USA, Stars: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Availble: Netflix Streaming

Brother to Brother (2004) 

Opposites attract when an elderly homeless man named Richard, once a literary legend of the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, befriends gay art student Perry in this sensitive, introspective drama.

Gay, Drama/History, USA, Stars: Anthony Mackie

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) ★★★★

Sunnydale teen Buffy Summers craves an ordinary life but accepts her destiny as a Slayer by killing vampires and demons, aided by a band of friends.

Lesbian, Action/Drama/Fantasy, Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alyson Hannigan, Available: Netflix Streaming

But I’m a Cheerleader (1999) 

A “normal” teen cheerleader dating the football captain draws suspicion from parents and friends who think she’s gay. Shipped off to a camp designed to shove her back in the closet, she meets a tomboy who helps her recognize her sexual orientation.

Gay/Lesbian, Comedy/Romance, Australia, Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall

The Celluloid Closet (1995) ★★★★

Narrated by Lily Tomlin, this acclaimed documentary takes its name from Vito Russo’s groundbreaking book. The filmmakers examine the subtext of more than 100 Hollywood movies — including Spartacus, Rope and Thelma and Louise — and chart the cinematic journey of lesbian and gay characters.

Gay/Lesbian, Documentary, USA

The Children’s Hour (1961) 

In this daring drama, Karen and Martha are the headmistresses of an exclusive school for girls. When they discipline a malicious little girl, the vindictive child twists an overheard comment into slander and accuses her teachers of being lesbians. Soon the scandalous gossip engulfs the school’s community, with repercussions that are swift, crushing and tragic.

Lesbian, Drama, USA, Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Audrey Hepburn

Circumstance (2011) ½

Vivacious young Iranian girls Atafeh and Shireen discover their burgeoning sexuality, struggling with their desires and the boundaries placed upon them by the world they were born into.

Lesbian, Drama/Romance, Iran

Cloudburst (2011) 

Stella and Dot, a lesbian couple, escape from their nursing home and head to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young male hitchhiker, a troubled soul who has much to learn about courage from the two ladies.

Lesbian, Drama/Comedy, Canada, Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Available: Netflix Streaming

Concussion (2013) 

When a blow to the head with a baseball prompts lesbian housewife Abby to shake up her suburban life — and her dull marriage — she buys a fixer-upper in Manhattan and seeks excitement by becoming a prostitute.

Lesbian, Drama, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Dallas Buyers Club (2013) 

Loosely based on true events, this drama follows Ron Woodroof, who refuses to accept he’ll die in 30 days when he’s diagnosed with AIDS in 1986. He extends his life and eventually helps many other AIDS patients by smuggling medications from abroad.

Gay/Transgender, Drama, USA, Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner

D.E.B.S. (2004) ★★★

Encrypted within the SAT is a secret test that measures a girl’s potential for espionage. Amy, Janet, Dominique and Max score so high that they’re recruited to join the elite paramilitary group known as D.E.B.S.

Lesbian, Comedy/Romance, USA

Downton Abbey (2010) ★★★★

Exposing the snobbery, backbiting and machinations of a disappearing class system, this series chronicles the comings and goings of the upper-crust Crawley family and their assorted servants.

Gay, Drama/History, UK, Available: Netflix Streaming

Elena Undone (2011) ½

When openly gay writer Peyton and love-starved pastor’s wife Elena meet, they immediately form a strong bond. But the warmth of friendship soon erupts into a sizzling affair, forcing both women to confront unexpected feelings.

Lesbian, Drama/Romance, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Faking It (2014) ½

When they are mistakenly outed as lesbians and involuntarily nominated to becoming homecoming Queens, they continue the charade when their popularity soars. While Karma is happy to keep up the lesbian charade, Amy is reluctant  as she starts to realize she may truly have feelings for Karma.

Bisexual/Lesbian, Comedy/Romance, USA, Stars: Rita Volk, Katie Stevens

Fingersmith (2005) ★★★★★

Dark deeds and intrigue abound when petty thief Sue Trinder helps con man Richard Rivers defraud a wealthy heiress, Maud Lilly, of her inheritance. But Sue’s plans are thwarted when she falls in love with Maud.

Lesbian, Drama/Romance, UK, Stars: Sally Hawkins, Elaine Cassidy, Imelda Staunton

The Fosters (2013) 

This offbeat drama charts the ups and downs of an interracial lesbian couple and their multiethnic brood of biological, adopted and foster children.

Lesbian, Drama, USA, Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Available: Netflix Streaming

The Four-Faced Liar (2010) 

Four twentysomethings struggling to find direction and meaning in their lives meet by chance in a New York City Irish tavern. After bonding over drinks, they proceed to put each other through an emotional wringer.

Lesbian, Drama/Comedy/Romance, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Game of Thrones (2011) ★★★★★

This live-actionf antasy series — based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” novels — charts the violent efforts of competing noble families to gain control of the vacant Westeros throne.

Bisexual/Gay, Action/Drama/Fantasy, USA

G.B.F. (2013) 

When shy Tanner is outed as a school’s only openly gay student, popular girls Fawcett, Caprice and ‘Shley engage in an epic catfight to acquire him as their “Gay Best Friend.” Tanner soon finds himself torn between popularity and old friendships.

Gay, Comedy, USA, Stars: Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono, Sasha Pieterse, Available: Netflix Streaming

Geography Club (2013) ★★★★★

Looking for a haven from the social hell of high school, the teens in this dramedy form a social club they know no one else will join.

Gay/Lesbian, Comedy/Drama, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Girltrash: All Night Long (2014) 

The story of five girls and one epic night. The girls will find love, lust, girl-fights, rock and roll, and a whole lot of stoned sorority girls.

Lesbian, Comedy/Musical/Romance, USA

Glee (2009) ★★½

Amid relationship woes and personal attacks from wonderfully wicked cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester, idealistic teacher Will Schuester fights to turn the underdog members of McKinley High’s Glee Club into confident winners.

Bisexual/Gay/Lesbian, Comedy/Drama/Musical, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Grey’s Anatomy (2005) ★★★★½

Intern (and eventual resident) Meredith Grey finds herself caught up in personal and professional passions with fellow doctors at a Seattle hospital.

Bisexual/Lesbian, Drama, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

The Guest House (2012) ½

An aspiring L.A. songwriter falls for her father’s houseguest, a wholesome college graduate fresh to California from the cornfields of Iowa.

Lesbian, Drama/Romance, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

The Gymnast (2006) ★★★★½

After an injury ends her gymnastics career, an unhappily married woman feels the stirrings of love for a beautiful dancer with whom she is working.

Bisexual/Lesbian, Drama/Romance, USA, Available: Netflix Straming

Ha-Sodot/The Secrets (2007) ★★★★

At an all-female seminary in the Israeli holy city of Safed, brilliant Naomi befriends rebellious Michelle, but their friendship is tested when they meet a sickly Frenchwoman named Anouk who needs their help. Risking expulsion, Naomi and Michelle embark on a journey of self-discovery as they secretly study kabbalistic texts, learning cleansing rituals that will aid the mysterious Anouk.

Lesbian, Drama/Romance, Israel

He’s Such a Girl (2009) ½

Flailing after the sudden death of his father, Whitney clings even tighter to his girlfriend of four years, who is less invested in their relationship and also happens to be exploring her sexuality.

Lesbian, Comedy/Drama, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

The Hours (2002) 

This gripping drama follows the parallel lives of three 20th-century women: incomparable writer Virginia Woolf, an unsatisfied 1950s housewife and a modern-day book editor who’s losing her former lover to AIDS.

Lesbian, Drama, USA, Stars: Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Meryl Streep, Available: Netflix Streaming

I Can’t Think Straight (2008) 

When Tala and Leyla meet in London and begin to have feelings for each other, it’s a problem. Tala’s wealthy Middle Eastern family is currently planning her wedding, while Leyla is dating Tala’s male friend. But as the forbidden feelings between the two women grow, they learn things about themselves that will change the course of their lives in this drama based on writer-director Shamim Sarif’s autobiographical novel.

Lesbian, Drama/Romance, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Imagine Me & You (2005) 

In this unconventional romantic comedy that gives new meaning to the term “cold feet,” bride-to-be Rachel is love-struck — not with her groom, but rather with another woman who’s a guest at their wedding. As she’s marching down the aisle with her longtime sweetheart, Heck, Rachel is immediately bewitched by a beautiful guest. But following her heart’s true desire is hardly an easy proposition.

Lesbian, Comedy/Drama/Romance, UK, Stars: Lena Headey, Piper Perabo

The Kids Are Alright (2010) 

Joni and Laser, the children of same-sex parents Nic and Jules, become curious about their sperm-donor dad and set out to make him part of their family unit. But his arrival complicates the household dynamics.

Bisexual/Lesbian, Comedy/Drama, USA, Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Available: Netflix Streaming

Kyss Mig/Kiss Me (2011) ½

While celebrating her own recent engagement, Mia travels to the Swedish countryside to attend the engagement party of her estranged father. When she meets her soon-to-be stepsister, sparks fly and Mia finds herself unexpectedly falling in love.

Lesbian, Drama/Romance, Sweden, Available: Netflix Streaming

La Partida/The Last Match (2013) ½

Two Cuban boys on the edge of marginality fight to lead a life together. But it’s hard for both: one has to work as a shark beating father-in-law debtors. The other prostitutes himself in the streets to fulfill his family’s duties… In an island where baseball was the king, soccer seems to be the only way to escape.

Gay, Drama/Romance, Cuba

Lost and Delirious (2001) 

Mary doesn’t want to attend the posh boarding school her father and stepmother have selected, but once there she quickly befriends her female roommates, who are in a romantic relationship that doesn’t sit well with some at the school.

Lesbian, Drama/Romance, Canada, Stars: Piper Perabo, Available: Netflix Streaming

Lost Girl (2010) ★★★

Discovering she’s a succubus who sustains herself by feeding on the sexual energy of humans, seductive Bo sets out on a journey to understand herself.

Bisexual/Lesbian, Fantasy, Canada, Available: Netflix Streaming

The L Word (2004) ★★★½

This trailblazing series follows the tangled lives and ever-changing relationships among a close-knit group of lesbians who call Los Angeles home.

Bisexual/Lesbian, Drama/Romance, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Mädchen in Uniform (1958) ★★★★★

Sent to an austere, all-girls school after the death of her parents, spunky orphan Manuela develops a sensual attraction to a teacher.

Lesbian, Drama, (West) Germany, Available: Netflix Streaming

Margarita (2012) 

A cash-strapped couple fires their lesbian Mexican nanny, setting in motion events that lead to an immigration investigation and a deportation order.

Lesbian, Comedy/Drama, Canada, Available: Netflix Streaming

A Marine Story (2010) 

A decorated Marine officer unexpectedly returns home from the war and is quickly recruited to help a troubled teen prepare for boot camp.

Lesbian, Drama, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Milk (2008) ½

Sean Penn stars in this biopic about Harvey Milk, the openly gay activist and San Francisco politician who was murdered along with Mayor George Moscone by disgruntled city supervisor Dan White in 1978.

Gay, Biography/Drama/History, USA, Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, James Franco, Emile Hirsch

Modern Family (2010) ★★★★

Jay Pritchett heads a diverse family, including his younger Colombian wife and her son, as they deal with the challenges of contemporary life in Los Angeles. While Jay’s grown daughter raises three kids, Jay’s gay son has adopted a Vietnamese baby.

Gay/Lesbian, Comedy, USA

My Summer of Love (2004) 

Mona is tired of her working-class roots, and Tamsin is bored with her pampered lifestyle. When their opposite worlds collide unexpectedly, the girls sense an immediate attraction. But can their unusual friendship survive their differences?

Lesbian, Drama/Romance, UK, Stars: Emily Blunt, Available: Netflix Streaming

Noordzee Texas/North Sea Texas (2011) ★★★

A teen boy’s search for love living in a small town on the Belgian coast finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

Gay, Drama, Belgium, Available: Netflix Streaming

Orange is the New Black (2013) 

A crime she committed in her youthful past sends Piper Chapman to a women’s prison, where she trades her comfortable new york life for one of unexpected camaraderie and conflict in an eccentric group of fellow inmates.

Bisexual/Lesbian/Transgender, Comedy/Drama, USA, Stars: Taylor Schilling, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox, Kate Mulgrew,…, Available: Netflix Streaming

Orphan Black (2013) 

When Sarah witnesses the suicide of a woman who looks just like her, she assumes the deceased’s identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. Soon, she finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy.

Bisexual/Gay/Lesbian/Transgender, Action/Drama/Sci-Fi, Canada, Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Available: Amazon Prime

Pariah (2011) ★★★★

Though she acts in a traditional, feminine way around her religious parents, Bronx teenage lesbian Alike comfortably expresses her sexuality among her friends. Eventually, her worlds will collide and Alike will have to fully embrace her true self.

Lesbian, Drama, USA

A Perfect Ending (2012) ★★★

After confessing an unusual secret, repressed wife Rebecca Westbridge is prompted by her friends to explore her sexuality with a high-priced call girl. Apprehensive but intrigued by the prospect, Rebecca embarks on an erotic tryst.

Bisexual/Lesbian, Drama/Romance, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Philadelphia (1993) ★★★★

Philadelphia attorney Andrew Beckett launches a wrongful termination suit against his law firm when they fire him because he’s gay and HIV-positive.

Gay, Drama, USA, Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Available: Netflix Streaming

Pretty Little Liars (2010) ★★★★

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while unraveling the mystery of the murder of their best friend.

Lesbian, Drama/Myster/Thriller, USA, Stars: Troian Bellisario, Shay Mitchell, Sasha Pieterse, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Available: Netflix Streaming

Flores Raras/Reaching for the Moon (2013) 

When American poet Elizabeth Bishop makes an inspiring visit to Rio, she catches the eye of an old friend’s lover, Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares, and begins to blossom under her attention, changing in ways she never imagined.

Lesbian, Biography/Drama/Romance/History, Brazil, Available: Netflix Streaming

Rent (2005) 

Based on Puccini’s opera “La boheme,” the story follows a group of scrappy bohemians who face true love, broken hearts, drug addiction and AIDS — and paying rent to high-powered oppressors.

Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Comedy/Drama/Musical/Romance, USA, Stars: Idina Menzel, Rosario Dawson, Jesse L. Martin, …, Available: Netflix Streaming

Saving Face (2004) 

Dutiful daughter Wil sidesteps her mother’s attempts to marry her off in Alice Wu’s romantic comedy. At 28, Wil’s the old maid of her traditional Chinese family, so there’s no way she can tell them about her budding lesbian romance with Vivian. But her widowed mom has her own problems, as she learns she’s pregnant at 48. Kicked out by her disapproving father, she seeks refuge at Wil’s place.

Lesbian, Comedy/Drama/Romance, USA, Available: Amazon Prime

Soldier’s Girl (2003) ★★★★

This powerful drama tells the true story of a young soldier, Pfc. Barry Winchell, who meets and falls for a beautiful transgendered nightclub performer while on a drunken outing with fellow soldiers. Winchell’s relationship is frowned upon by the other soldiers — and eventually leads to tragedy at the hands of his homophobic roommate.

Gay/Transgender, Drama/Romance, USA, Stars: Lee Pace

Some Like it Hot (1959) ★★★★★

When musicians Jerry and Joe accidentally witness the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, they get out of town the only way they know how — dressed as women. But things heat up on the road when they meet a curvy blonde who plays the ukulele.

Gay, Comedy, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Teen Wolf (2011) ★★★★½

When an animal bite turns socially awkward high schooler Scott McCall into a werewolf, he suddenly becomes the lacrosse team’s star athlete. But his new abilities and popularity also create a whole new set of problems for him.

Gay, Action/Drama/Fantasy, USA, Available: Netflix Streaming

Two Spirits (2009) 

At age 16, transgender American Indian Fred Martinez became one of the youngest hate crime victims in modern history when he was beaten to death by a man who later bragged about the brutal crime. This documentary tells Martinez’s story. In the process, it illuminates the Navajo two-spirit tradition — which honors individuals who embody both the masculine and the feminine — and demonstrates how ancient values can inform (and improve) modern life.

Transgender, Documentary, USA

Victor/Victoria (1982) 

Victoria Grant is a struggling soprano who, with help from a fellow performer, finally finds success by posing as a male female impersonator. But what will happen when a nightclub owner finds himself attracted to Victoria’s cross-dressing male persona and begins to suspect “Victor” is really a woman?

Gay, Comedy/Musical, USA, Stars: Julie Andrews, Robert Preston

Weekend (2011) ★★★½

This frank drama centers on the relationship between two gay men who contemplate turning a passionate one-night stand into something more meaningful.

Gay, Drama/Romance, UK, Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New

Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf? (2013) 

In this eccentric all-female romantic comedy, charismatic filmmaker Anna faces a midlife crisis. She has neither job nor girlfriend, and lives in her friend’s garage in Los Angeles. Just when she’s about to throw in the towel, she meets Katia who becomes her muse, inspiring her to write and direct an all-female remake of Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? Surrounded by beautiful women as cast and crew including, Guinevere Turner in a tour-de-force performance, Carrie Preston, and gorgeous ingénue, Agnes Olech as her smitten cinematographer, Anna destroys everything to get to the bottom of what is truly stopping her from love and life.

Lesbian, Comedy/Drama, USA

To Watch:

  • Bridegroom (2013)
  • For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
  • Out in the Dark (2012)
  • Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
  • 3 (2010)
  • Free Fall (2013)
  • Producing Adults (2004)
  • Aimée & Jaguar (1999)
  • Tipping the Velvet (2002)
  • Camp (2003)

thenorsebros:

if i die before my favorite show ends then use an ouija board to keep me updated about what happens next

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