Films for Pride Month
Celebrate Pride Month with these films by and/or about LGBTQIA folks. From comedies to documentaries to dramas and more, these films cover the multi-faceted nature of LGBTQIA communities and experiences. (Created June 2020)
Aimée and Jaguar
Based on a true story, this moving drama set in World War II Germany explores the unlikely relationship between Lilly Wust, aka Aimée, a Jewish woman, and Felice Schragenheim, aka Jaguar, the wife of a philandering Nazi officer.
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This beautifully made short film (15 minutes in length) from director Daniela Lucato depicts the tender friendship between two young Taiwanese women, one of whom is in love with the other.
Format: Streaming Video - 2015 ChineseView The birthday
Born in Flames
Originally released in 1983, this feminist and queer cult classic still feels timely today. Set in an alternative United States, Born in Flames follows the rise of a diverse women-led rebellion after one of their leaders is mysteriously killed.
Format: Streaming Video - 2014View Born in Flames
Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Learn about the life of activist Bayard Rustin, an advisor to Martin Luther King, Jr. and key figure in the 1960s civil rights movement who was ostracized because of his open homosexuality, in this well-researched and absorbing documentary.
Format: Streaming Video - 2015View Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin
Filmed by his French half-brother, this poignant and intimate documentary follows Jacob Hunt through his gender transition and explores the impact on his family, community and loved ones.
Format: Streaming Video - 2017View Coby
The Cockettes were an avant-garde, psychedelic theater group that sprang from the hippie subculture of 1960s San Francisco. This fascinating documentary illuminates their little-known history and explores their lasting influence on queer culture.
Format: Streaming Video - 2002View The Cockettes
In this groundbreaking comedy-drama, director/actor Nisha Ganatra stars as Reena, an Indian American lesbian whose relationship with her girlfriend Lisa is threatened when she agrees to become a surrogate for her infertile sister Sarita.
Format: Streaming Video - 2000View Chutney Popcorn
Starring Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians), this light-hearted romantic comedy takes places at a lesbian bachelorette party where one of the brides-to-be drunkenly reveals she's never had an orgasm.
Format: Streaming Video - 2018View The Feels
Queer Taiwanese American director Vicky Du presents the stories of five queer and trans Asian Americans living in New York City in this intimate and illuminating documentary.
Format: Streaming Video - 2017View Gaysians
Originally released in 1999, this early documentary from lesbian director Monika Treut about trans and genderqueer folks in San Francisco features interviews with Susan Stryker and Max Wolf Valerio.
Format: Streaming Video - 2016View Gendernauts