For so long, good queer cinema was virtually non-existent or played into tired, tokenizing tropes. Even with that in mind, most mainstream cinema has centered on heteronormative storylines for decades. Sure, the scarcity still has you scavenging through some painful storylines from time to time, but with all that digging eventually comes gold. Watch Now. Directed by Alice Wu and starring an Asian-American lead, the film displays some much-needed representation in young adult-oriented queer cinema.
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Since then, there have been dozens of gay kisses in TV shows and movies , but there needs to be more. Compared to heterosexual kisses in the media, of which there have been hundreds of thousands, same-sex relationships on screen have been historically underrepresented, so we took it upon ourselves to highlight 20 same-sex kisses that have changed TV and movie history for the better. The first same-sex kiss was in the silent film, Wings , an Oscar-winning romance war movie, which showed two male soldiers kissing in the trenches of World War I. As we continue to make history, look back on these 20 same-sex kisses that defined the entertainment industry.
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Gay characters on TV shows have come a long way since the days of All in the Family when a character named Steve shocked the nation by becoming the first openly gay character on a sitcom. Now, scores of shows feature gay characters, sometimes in leading roles and other times as members of the supporting cast. Which gay TV series currently on air are the best? Unlike in the past, series like Batwoman, Wynonna Earp , Brooklyn Nine-Nine , and plenty of others now feature gay and lesbian characters without focusing overtly on their sexuality. In the past, most gay characters' predominant trait was the fact that they were gay.
This is a list of lesbian , gay , bisexual or transgender -related films. It contains theatrically released films that deal with important gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender characters or issues and may have same-sex romance or relationships as a plot device. Made-for-television films are listed separately. There is also a list of these films alphabetically.