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LGBTQ Films in the Ithaca College Library
2010 - present
2000 - 2009
The Thirties and Forties
Short Experimental Films
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
Advocate #12. Drag queens on a road trip through Australia. An Oscar for Best Costume Design.
: from the riots to the millenium (1999)
Message: Stonewall was important.
Aimée & Jaguar (1999)
A lesbian affair is not a safe thing to have in Nazi Germany. In German.
American Beauty (1999)
Just one of the hollow ad executive's suburban problems is caused by a homophobic neighbor.
And the Band Played On (1993)
Strong-willed men and women fight to save lives in the face of a mysterious illness. First aired on HBO.
Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City (1994)
IntersectingSan Francisco stories.A PBS miniseries.
Didn't you know? Homosexuals plotted the assassination.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
At its core is the murder of a Hollywood hunk, who is a bisexual hustler. But was he the only closest gay character in the film?
Longtime Companion (1990)
A group of friends learn about loyalty, love, and courage in the face of AIDS.
Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Eight gay men spend summer holiday weekends together at a beach house.
Ma Vie en Rose = My Life in Pink (1997)
A 7-year old boy can’t wait to grow up to become a beautiful woman. In French.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
What secrets lie behind the murder at an elegant Christmas party in Savannah?
Miller's Crossing (1990)
The gangland violence is over the top, but the homosexual love triangle is subtly presented.
Chinese warrior woman. The earliest and perhapsclosest Disney has come to tackling gender identity issues head on. With Mulan II.
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Two friends on a quest; one's a gay street hustler.
Naked Lunch (1991)
A weird but surprisingly hetereosexualized interpretation of William Burrough's work.
The Opposite of Sex (1998)
A runaway, her gay half-brother, and hunky boyfriend go cross-country after a heist.
A nobleman undergoes extraordinary transformations.
Paris Is Burning
#3. Explores the 1980s ball culture in NYC.
#6. Called a "a groundbreaking time capsule." It's about a discrimination case. An Oscar for Tom Hanks.
The Pillow Book (1996)
Awoman is inspired by 10th century Japanese courtisan. In Japanese, Chinese, and English.
Three interweaving tales tell of abusive sex, monstrous sex, and obsessive sex.
A gay priest is torn between keeping the faith and exposing the truth.
Quand Tombe la Nuit = When Night Is Falling(1996)
A professor & a circus performer. In English & French.
Reality Bites (1994)
Why does one of the main character's gay friends remain celibate?
Les Roseaux Sauvages = Wild reeds (1994)
Two French teenaged boys, uncertain of their sexuality, come of age. In French.
: the View from Here (1993)
A video diary of living with AIDS.
Six Degrees of Separation(1993)
Themes of race, class, deception, and sexuality all intersect.
Smoke Signals (1998)
An odd friendship on the Rez. One is very straight, the other is not.
A thriller based on the Leopold and Loeb case.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Duplicity, lies, gay lust, and murder, not necessarily in that order.
Thelma & Louise(1991)
Two bold women, desperate and funny, now iconic.
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar(1995)
A road trip to a drag queen beauty pageant. Basically a buddy pic.
Todo Sobre Mi Madre = All About My Mother[in Viva Pedro: the Almodóvar collection](1999)
A nurse deals with AIDS, homosexuality, transsexualism, faith, and existentialism. It's a comedy.
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
Are porter looking for a glam-rock superstar finds weirdness and truth.
The Watermelon Woman(1996)
Parallel stories of mixed race lesbian couples.
The importance of being Oscar Wilde.
Xi yan = The Wedding Banquet (1993)
He is gay; she needs a green card; the aren't the same race; their parents misunderstand. In Mandarin and English.
Yo, la Peor de Todas = I, the Worst of All (1990)
The making of a poet after a woman develops an intimate relationship in a convent and has to face the Inquisition. In Spanish.
Zero Patience (1993)
"Patient Zero," in this complex tale, is the flight attendant accused of bringing AIDS to North America.
Women's and Gender Studies