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LGBTQ films worth watching


Shay

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Some films I especially liked

The Dress You Have On (YouTube omelleto channel)

Normal (2003 with Tom Wilkerson and Jessica lange)

The Crying Game

Transamerica

Zerophilia

The Danish girl

Call me by your name

Hedwig and the angry inch

The normal heart

My life in pink

 

Any others you recommend?

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Only one i have seen is The Crying Game

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Beatriz

I liked very much a Chilean film called "Una mujer fantástica" (A fantastic woman, 2017). It's worth watching. Perhaps you can get it dubbed or subtitled in English.

 

Many Almodóvar movies portray an LGBTQ story or have it as a background. They range from the kitsch / camp to the profound, and they also vary in quality or inspiration, so people may love some and dislike others. If forced to recommend only one, I'd go for "La ley del deseo" (Law of desire, 1987).

 

Also, I recently watched a documentary called "Bambi" (2013) about Marie-Pierre Pruvot, nicknamed Bambi: a French trans woman born in Argelia who performed as a showgirl in the 50s and 60s and then became a teacher. She tells her story and I liked it very much.

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I like Carol a lot.

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Susan R

I saw a heartwarming/heart wrenching love story called Soldier’s Girl (2003) about six months ago and it was worth the cry. I was not disappointed. IMDB gives it 7.9 and it was well deserved.

 

Susan R🌷

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I love Soldier's Girl and A Fantastic Woman - I'll have to check out Carol.

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Confused1
6 hours ago, Susan R said:

I saw a heartwarming/heart wrenching love story called Soldier’s Girl (2003) about six months ago and it was worth the cry. I was not disappointed. IMDB gives it 7.9 and it was well deserved.

 

Susan R🌷

 

I watched that one as well, Susan. Yes, I cried too.

 

Hugs,

Mike

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Susan R
1 hour ago, Confused1 said:

 

I watched that one as well, Susan. Yes, I cried too.

 

Hugs,

Mike

Also, I believe it was based on a true story based on the narration in the end.

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I liked "Boy Meets Girl" (2015) about a trans teen who is excellent with fashion and is also attracted to

her best friend since childhood.  Affirming ending, sensitive/realistic scenes.  Available free on Prime Video.

 

Astrid

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Susan R
1 hour ago, Astrid said:

I liked "Boy Meets Girl" (2015)

Loved that movie too🥰. Definitely a “feel good” movie and a tear jerker.

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Timber Wolf

Hi everyone,

A movie I liked that's not been mentioned is "Boy Meets Girl". I think there is another movie with the same name, so watch for the right one. I see this film just made the list.😊

 

Another one that I've liked was "Different For Girls". 

 

Also an honorable mention, "Just One Of The Girls". A little different, but a little more humorous.

 

Lots of love,

Timber Wolf🐾

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Chiefsrule58

     A lot of pretty good movies mentioned already.  One of my favorites is Lady Valor though Its not really a movie its actually a documentary about Kristin Beck. Another okay movie I checked out is 3Generations.

 

Take Care,

Jamie

 

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KymmieL

I just watched different for girls. It was good.

 

Kymmie

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Maid In Bedlam

@KymmieL@Timber WolfThats the one with Steven Mackintosh? Diffrent for girls!

 

This one?

 

It was made in 1996. I think if they tried to make it now there would be an outcry, A non trans actor playing a trans woman.

 

I must say he did play the part really well. I loved that film.

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KymmieL
7 hours ago, Maid In Bedlam said:

@KymmieL@Timber WolfThats the one with Steven Mackintosh? Diffrent for girls!

 

This one?

 

It was made in 1996. I think if they tried to make it now there would be an outcry, A non trans actor playing a trans woman.

 

I must say he did play the part really well. I loved that film.

Yes, that is the one. and I agree.

 

Kymmie

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I'm not really in to films but when I do watch it is generally something funny.  So "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" is for me.  I've seen the move and live stage productions.  The soundtrack is great and I play and sing to it in my car quite often.  Another fun film is "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" an Australian release from 1994.  It has a happy ending.   

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@Chiefsrule58 Kristin Beck is excellent and the her book Paperback Warrior Princess a U. S. Navy Seal's Journey to Coming Out Transgender Book is excellent. I read about her and it helped me finally come out.

 

@Susan R Calpernia Addams is who Soldier's Girl is about and she also helped me decide to finally come out. Her and Andrea James helped me so much. Andrea has some wonderful voice feminization videos.

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Watched  Boy Meets Girl.   It was pretty good.   But now I'm crushing on Michelle Hendley.  I'll get over it.

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Chiefsrule58

Shay,

 

     I will have to read the book, I have never read it.

 

Jamie

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On 4/10/2021 at 2:16 PM, Astrid said:

I liked "Boy Meets Girl" (2015) about a trans teen who is excellent with fashion and is also attracted to

her best friend since childhood.  Affirming ending, sensitive/realistic scenes.  Available free on Prime Video.

 

Astrid

Excellent film.

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So I am not big into watching films, but there were two that I enjoyed that are more documentaries (personal preference of mine). The first one is definitely on Netflix, called Disclosure. It is a film that covers the history of transgender in the media. I thought it was kind of eye opening into the history, and some of the reasons why it is so hard to be taken seriously.

 

The second docu-series is also on Netflix, covers more than just LGBTQ+ Rights is called Amend. It covers the history that lead to the 14th Amendment, and how it's been applied to different situations and court cases to grant rights for minorities and sub-cultures.

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Several new documentaries and films to see that aren't condescending and are affirming and realistic.

 

One I forgot about that I can't remember if it was realistic but is worth a revisit is "Boys Don't Cry"

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Living by myself I can watch films on Netflix and Amazon whenever I want.  But sometimes I'm just not up for it.  I get traumatized from some, and if I think that's going to happen I just put it off - even if it's something I'm interested in.   I did watch Boy Meets Girl, and really liked it, but there was a moment when I almost quit.  It turned out fine though.  I definitely recommend it.

 

My ex doesn't seem to have that problem.  She watched all the Breaking Bad series but I couldn't deal with it myself.  I just got the synopsis from her.  It's not necessarily the blood or gore, maybe the tension?

 

I used to avoid any LGBTQ stuff like the plague.  It made me uncomfortable as hell. Someone gave me a DVD of Breakfast on Pluto, and I just wouldn't watch it.  When my daughter and ex watched it I would find something else to do.   I realize now that it was my internalized trans/ homophobia.  Funny how far I was willing to go to keep Jandi locked away.

 

Just some musings here.

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The one I really enjoyed seeing because a transgirl played the role and the situation of trans and wife reactions rang so true is "The Dress You Have On" - this film helps me realize how difficult it is for my wife.

 

 

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Confused1
1 hour ago, Shay said:

The one I really enjoyed seeing because a transgirl played the role and the situation of trans and wife reactions rang so true is "The Dress You Have On" - this film helps me realize how difficult it is for my wife.

 

 

Transition is truly hard for our spouses as well........

 

Hugs,

Mike

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