Famous LGBTQ+ movies, although give out an important message, end on a sad note. Ofcourse, all those movies are excellent flicks with high emotions and an exceptional meaning. They have succeeded in bringing out the darker side i.e. obstacles that the LGBTQ+ endure in their daily life, to the world. These movies have shone light on the humiliation they face from others, conversion therapies, rehabilitation centers and many other painful experiences. However, we’ve got you covered, if you’re looking for a funny LGBTQ+ movie with an ending that will burst your heart with happiness. Here is a list of movies that will fulfil your craving:
Directed by Matthew Warchus and written by Stephen Beresford, Pride is a LGBTQ+ related historical comedy drama. Based on a true story, the movie revolves around a group of lesbian and gay activists who helped families by raising money. These families were affected by the British miners’ strike in 1984. Which lead to the outset of what would become the Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners campaign. Never before, an alliance of this sort took place. It is based on true events.
4th Man Out (2015):
Set around a group of four friends, this american comedy is written by Aaron Dancik and directed by Andrew Nackman, Adam, a young man living in Upstate New York who, comes out as gay to his best friends Chris, Nick, and Ortu on his 24th birthday. The result is an epic comedy, when Adam’s three best friends attempt to come to terms with his sexuality, worried that his coming out has the potential to change the nature of their relationship.
Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007):
Directed by Jamie Babbit, Itty Bitty Titty Committee is a lesbian feminist comedy. Rejected by college, living with her parents and working as a receptionist – this was the normal yet flavourless life of Ana, a young high school graduate. However, her life takes a wild turn, when she meets Sadie. Sadie invites her to join Clits In Action, or C(i)A, a radical Third-wave feminist group who are bent on raising hell. What happens after, forms the rest of the plot. This one is surely a laughter ride for us!
San Junipero (2016):
This is the fourth episode in the third series of Black Mirror, a British anthology science fiction series. It went live on Netflix on 21 October 2016, with rest of the season three episodes. Showrunner Charlie Brooker wrote the story and Owen Harris directed it. A shy woman Yorkie, meets a party girl Kelly at a nightclub called Tucker’s in San Junipero. The events following their meet forms the rest of the story. Brace yourself for a science fiction emotional ride.
Directed by Angela Robinson, D.E.B.S is an american action comedy LGBTQ+ movie. It is a love story between in-training-spy Amy and villain Lucy. If you’re looking for a cheesy romance, then this one should be your pick!
But I’m A Cheerleader (1999):
When suspected of being a lesbian by her family, Megan, a high school cheerleader, is transferred to a rehab centre. Alone with her thoughts at the centre, she figures out and accepts her own sexual orientation. An article related to conversion therapy was the inspiration for the director, Jamie Babbit. It was also her first feature film. This is the movie for you, if you want to launch into a message oriented comedy.
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995):
An american comedy, this LGBTQ+ movie was directed by Beeban Kidron and stars Wesley Snipes, Patrick Swayze, and John Leguizamo as three New York City drag queens who go on a road trip. The story starts off with Noxeema Jackson and Vida Boheme deciding to use the tickets they have won to Hollywood and participate in the “Miss Drag Queen of America Pageant”. However, Vida convinces Noxeema to take along Chi-Chi Rodriguez, an inexperienced drag princess, as their protégé. What happens on their way to Hollywood, forms the rest of the story.
Kyss Mig – a dutch LGBTQ+ movie (2011):
This movie, revolves around a woman who finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be husband’s stepmother’s lesbian daughter. Kiss Me is the english translation of it’s original dutch name. It is a heartfelt romance where the protagonists don’t die or queer bait or marry another person at the end.
Sure, most of the above mentioned are not academy worthy. Some of them haven’t even won a single award. Yet these flicks will definitely make you laugh your lungs out, and fill your heart with hope by the time credits start rolling. There are more than hundred other movies that come under this category, and you can start off your binge season with these eight first.