Since I did a similar thing last year for Pride Month *just* before running out of time, I'm counting down my Top Whatever Queer-Friendly Movies/TV Shows.
Also like last year, I'm narrowing this down a touch to reflect the sort of things I actually watch. Matter of fact, when I started thinking about this I actually had to scale it back some. I'm choosing to see that as a good sign. Here are my parameters:
A) Visual media with canonically LGBT+ characters, as opposed to that awful, pandery bullshit known as queerbaiting
. So no Supernatural, BBC Sherlock
*. This tends to happen a lot with geek-centric shows trying to catch fans of SFF and Horror.
B) Completely fictional stories, as opposed to ones based on real-life events, which disqualifies Milk, The Normal Heart
and The Imitation Game
. (Although I highly recommend all three.)
C) Things I've actually watched and enjoyed, which disqualifies Lost Girl, The Legend of Korra
and The Perks of Being a Wallflower
, but they are all on my list.
*I do enjoy Hannibal
, but the only canon gay character we've seen so far is Margot, and she wound up in a hetero sex scene. So no, I'm not including it for *this* Top Whatever list.
First, an honorable mention:The Dreamers
This is one of only two NC-17 movies I've watched multiple times (the other is the original Evil Dead
, obviously), and one of VERY few romances I've actually enjoyed. It reminds me a lot of Before Sunrise
--it has the same casual pacing and naturalist dialogue, only with lots more nudity. I got the impression very quickly that Michael Pitt's character, Matthew, is bisexual, but I've seen arguments made that Matthew is only romantically involved with Eva Green's character, Isabelle. You could read it that way, since all the "romance" between Matthew and Theo is implied, never shown, but I disagree. The book this was based on had a polyamorous triad as the central relationship, and was very much present in the original script. That said, it's ambiguous enough that you could go either way here.
(20th Century Fox)
I just realized two of my choices here include Eva Green. Interesting.( Moar! )
That'll have to do for this year. At least it's still June. Happy Pride Month, everyone!
*throws rainbow confetti*