But thankfully, there are a number of movies that do a really great job of celebrating the life and culture of the community. Representation matters, ya'll! And having all of these stories that anyone can relate to but told with queer voices is a big part of making sure the film industry is on its way to becoming more inclusive. These queer films, in no particular order, are some of the best that have premiered over the decades. And to be clear, none of these movies are perfect representations, but they're a start, and the best part of all is that you can stream them all right this very second.
LGBTQ People Reflect on 15 Years of “Brokeback Mountain” | Bitch Media
Only weeks after its release in the United States, "Brokeback Mountain" is on the verge of being embalmed in importance. A lightning rod for attention even before it opened, the film has earned plaudits from critics' groups along with predictable sneers, and it has provoked argument over its gay bona fides. That "Brokeback" is a landmark is a matter of empiricism; its merits as a work of art are a matter of taste. What has gone missing is that this is also that rare American film that seamlessly breaches the divide between the political and the personal, the past and the present. Here, against the backdrop of that mythic territory of rugged individualism and the Marlboro Man, is a quietly devastating look at masculinity and its discontents.
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Subscriber Account active since. That's a pretty long time in cinema — from "War of the Worlds" to "Avengers: Endgame. Since the release of Ang Lee's movie, queer representation onscreen and behind the camera has increased substantially although there is still a very long way to go. Yet "Brokeback Mountain" is still viewed as the go-to gay movie.
As profitable as this may have been for cable-TV channels and the grooming-product industry, the result was a bumper crop of disturbingly aromatic men whose idea of expressing their feelings was to buy throw pillows. Instead of merely acquiring the trappings of kinder, gentler manhood, Jack and Ennis actually walk the walk. The sight of Jake Gyllenhaal crying in his truck as he drives away from Ennis who retreats to an alley and vomits in tortured despair is enough to make even the bitterest woman swoon. Traditionally, women have done the heavy emotional lifting.