The fight for marriage equality in Australia continues, and we want to celebrate our Aussie family by supporting LGBTQ movies. We’ve compiled a few currently streaming on Netflix. We are always open to suggestions.
1. All About E
We thought that Bound had exhausted all the currency when it came to Lesbians stumbling into large sums of money. All About E tells the story of E, a Lebanese Lesbian DJ who finds a big bag of money. She does the only logical thing a person can do – she runs off with it. This road trip movie seems like a good movie for a brisk, Fall evening.
2. Holding the Man
Holding the Man is a romantic drama adapted from Timothy Conigrave’s 1995 memoir. The movie chronicles the relationship between Tim and John, in the light of the complexities of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. While we don’t want to give too much away, you should probably keep some tissue standing by.
3. The Gayby Baby
The Gayby Baby is a documentary seeking to highlight parenthood of same-sex couples from the perspective of children. The documentary observes the lives of four children – Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham – and the ways in which growing up a gayby affected their lives.
Head On tells the story of Ari, a 19-year-old who discovers his sexuality and his Greek heritage within a 24-hour period. The movie is unapologetic realism with graphic sexual scenes, including a masturbation scene. Again, a common theme as in the other movies: he’s struggling with his sexuality with respect to his parents’ expectations.
The Adventures of Priscella, Queen of the Desert
Before Hugo Weaving was Elrond in Lord of the Rings and Agent Smith in The Matrix, he played Anthony in this often campy, sometimes quite serious film about drag queens making their way across Australia. If you haven’t seen this classic LGBTQ movie, you are behind. And we are judging you.
We don’t know how this happened, but the Babadook became an overnight Internet sensation as a symbol for gay pride. Before Babadook came out of the closet, he was a bitchy, screamy monster terrorizing a single mother and her son. This Australian psychological thriller is the perfect Netflix and chill movie for our LGBTQ who love horror flicks.