There are plenty of great movies to watch during Pride month. Still, there are some that tend to get overlooked. The films below have strong LGBTQ characters. They are also an example of how queer characters can play main roles in any type of story. From erotic con games to cannibalism, here are some films that should not be overlooked during Pride Month.
The Hunger (1983)
David Bowie is recognized is one of the greatest musical talents of all time. His acting career tends to get overlooked. Everyone seems to know Labyrinth, but the Thin White Duke was more than just the Goblin King. The Hunger is an overlooked vampire movie that is stylish, sexy and pretty darn scary. Bowie is great as John Blaylock who learns that eternal life is not quite what he expected.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
The lone musical on the list is one of the greatest of the genre. The story is a surreal depiction about the eponymous genderqueer rock star and her band as they follow the rock star that stole Hedwig’s music. The film has a great soundtrack and a beautiful story. The characters are memorable and the plot is engaging one about finding peace and acceptance.
You will never be able to look at meat the same way after watching this French coming of age horror film. Justine is a lifelong vegetarian who has just started veterinarian school. She is forced to to take part in a week long hazing ritual that eventually leads to her eating raw rabbit kidneys. She soon starts having strange cravings that lead to a startling family secret.
The Handmaiden (2016)
Park Chan-wook will forever be linked with his Vengeance Trilogy. He has had a prolific career outside of that outstanding series of movies, however. The Handmaiden is a South Korean erotic thriller that is filled with twists and turns. The film is filled with graphic displays of violence and sexuality and is a beautiful watch.
Knife + Heart (2018)
Another French entry, this one is greatly indebted to the Italian giallos of the 1970s. The movie follows the director of gay porno films. A masked killer is murdering all of the people who are close to her. The film uses beautiful colors and has a great soundtrack. As in any good giallo, sex and death are tied together, but in unexpected ways.
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