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Your search by 'Coming Out' identified 40 films


  • Arrivederci Rosa

    Arrivederci Rosa

    UK , 2015 , 19 min. Two old school friends from Rome meet up again in London. Rosa’s a radiant beauty; Andi’s a bit of a nerd. Rosa’s lust for life helps her friend to see it’s not about being gay, being straight, or being Rosa—it’s just about being true.... Read more
  • B.

    B.

    Germany , 2015 , 15 min. Don’t be fooled by the sophisticated stop-motion doll animation that gives B. a childlike charm; the bloody story—of repressed lesbian bombshell B. and her bisexual boyfriend K.—is a perverse twist on Saturday morning Barbie-mation.... Read more
  • Becoming Johanna

    Becoming Johanna

    USA , 2016 , 27 min. This short documentary follows a 16-year-old transgender Latina struggling with both school and a mother who prays for her to be someone else. Luckily, she finds mentors and a family of choice who enable her to thrive.... Read more
  • Bittersweet

    Bittersweet

    USA , 2015 , 5 min. In this charming animated vignette, an anxious schoolboy scrambles to retrieve a valentine he’s accidentally sent to his secret crush.... Read more
  • Check It

    Check It

    USA , 2016 , 90 min. Desperate to survive state and police violence, a group of black gay and trans teens form a gang to protect one another. In a country where blackness is criminal, forming a gang is a radical act of resistance.... Read more
  • Closet Monster

    Closet Monster

    Canada , 2015 , 90 min. Teenage lust, woozy visions, and a talking hamster voiced by Isabella Rossellini bring to life a queer coming-of-age tale that’s as strange, scary, and sublime as the real experience—in this first feature by rising talent Stephen Dunn (Pop-up Porno, Frameline39).... Read more
  • Conversations with Gay Elders: An Intergenerational Film Project

    Conversations with Gay Elders: An Intergenerational Film Project

    USA , 2016 , 60 min. In this project-in-progress screening, director David Weissman (We Were Here, The Cockettes) brings viewers inside the experiences of gay men of the pre-Stonewall generation via filmed conversations, which are in turn edited by young gay filmmakers in a unique cross-generational collaboration.... Read more
  • Dance Card

    Dance Card

    Australia , 2016 , 7 min. Cara has something important to tell her grandfather, and she’s worried he might find it a bit shocking. But ol’Gramps has some surprises for Cara, too.... Read more
  • A Doll's Eyes

    A Doll's Eyes

    USA , 2016 , 13 min. In his personal essay film, Jonathan Wysocki searches for the meaning behind his lifelong obsession with the movie Jaws. He recounts the terror that kept him out of the ocean during his childhood and the dark desire that drew him back as an adult. He returns to the ocean to discover a fear deeper than the shark stalking his imagination.... Read more
  • First Girl I Loved

    First Girl I Loved

    USA , 2015 , 91 min. Opposites attract in this alternately funny and heart-rending high school coming-out story, as a tentative romance blossoms between yearbook editor Anne and softball star Sasha.... Read more
  • The Friend From Tel Aviv

    The Friend From Tel Aviv

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. Noam, a young Israeli transman, is nervous and excited about meeting his childhood friend Natan after many years. Louise, a free spirited mom in whose house Noam has been staying for the last six months, decides to throw a party at her place when her kids leave for the weekend. Noam invites Natan to the party, but things get messy when Noam’s tender attempts to reconnect with his friend are... Read more
  • Furries

    Furries

    USA , 2016 , 33 min. In Furries, local filmmaker Eric Risher takes a trip to a convention in downtown Pittsburgh where thousands gather, wearing tails, hats with ears, and full-body animal costumes. They are furries: members of a growing subculture who share an appreciation for anthropomorphic animal characters. Frequently defined by the mainstream media as a purely sexual community, they must struggle agains... Read more
  • Fursonas

    Fursonas

    USA , 2015 , 82 min. Through a furry fray of intimate dramas and dilemmas, the fascinating individuals and universal longings of furries—or folks who don anthropomorphic body suits for role-play—come into snuggly view.... Read more
  • Holding the Man

    Holding the Man

    Australia , 2015 , 127 min. Based on the beloved 1995 memoir of the same name by Australian writer and activist Timothy Conigrave, this beautiful, sexy, and heartbreaking drama is a love story for the ages and a powerful tribute to a couple whose passion was on a collision course with HIV/AIDS.... Read more
  • I Was

    I Was

    USA , 2016 , 1 min. Created as part of the 2016 Outfest Fusion One Minute Movie Competition, I Was features a femme woman of color rhythmically reflecting upon coming out.... Read more
  • Inside the Chinese Closet

    Inside the Chinese Closet

    Netherlands , 2015 , 72 min. Caught between a new gay consciousness in China and deeply rooted family pressures, Andy and Cherry attempt to maintain the illusion of heterosexual family life. Their efforts to resolve this conflict have a quiet but unshakable integrity.... Read more
  • The Joneses

    The Joneses

    USA , 2015 , 80 min. Jheri Jones is the 74-year-old transgender matriarch of a unique Mississippi Bible Belt family. After years of estrangement, she lives with two of her four grown sons in her tidy trailer park home, where challenges abound but love conquers all.... Read more
  • Oh, I Get It

    Oh, I Get It

    USA , 2015 , 9 min. Standup comedians in Seattle paint a picture of oppressive comedy culture and “the queer feminist comic intervention” needed to change it.... Read more
  • The Pearl

    The Pearl

    USA , 2015 , 95 min. Four transwomen navigate the second half of life in this vérité-style documentary, which illuminates their individual triumphs and analogous struggles against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest.... Read more
  • Raniya

    Raniya

    Denmark , 2016 , 28 min. Raniya, a young Danish woman with Middle Eastern roots, explores her sexuality by secretly flirting with her peer Julie. In the midst of this, Raniya’s heartbroken, nosy, and needy sister enters her personal space and poses a threat to the blossoming relationship.... Read more
  • Say U Will

    Say U Will

    USA , 2015 , 11 min. It’s past midnight on New Year’s Eve in a Los Angeles nightclub when Marcus meets the alluring Ray. As they draw close, they also discover more about each other’s profound differences: what will their resolutions dare to be?... Read more
  • Slash

    Slash

    USA , 2016 , 100 min. A 15-year-old writer of “slash”—erotic same-sex fan fiction—is thrown for a loop when he becomes smitten with a girl who shares his interests. The emphasis is on the “Q” in “LGBTQ,” in this sweet, hilarious teen dramedy.... Read more
  • Spa Night

    Spa Night

    USA , 2016 , 93 min. The LA air is thick with sublimated desire and frustrated yearning in Andrew Ahn’s deeply felt feature debut, a touching study of a virginal, closeted teenager wrestling with his Korean-born parents’ expectations and the forbidden, mysterious allure of men’s bodies.... Read more
  • Spectrum

    Spectrum

    USA , 2015 , 16 min. In this indie dramedy, two friends are forced to confront their sexuality.... Read more
  • Sticky Fingers

    Sticky Fingers

    USA , 2015 , 12 min. Lucy and Cassie, two best friends, explore their complicated relationship over a night of punk rock, shoplifting, and hair dye. Cassie embraces her edgier side under the guidance of the more radical Lucy, while gaining new confidence in her sexuality and her truth.... Read more
  • Summertime

    Summertime

    France , 2015 , 105 min. Oh, those heady days of the 1970s, when passion and politics intertwined. In this smart, sexy movie, French farm girl Delphine finds love with Parisian feminist Carole, but family keeps pulling her back into the closet.... Read more
  • Take Me For a Ride

    Take Me For a Ride

    Ecuador , 2016 , 70 min. Sara’s contented senior year solitude is upended by the arrival of the enchanting Andrea, igniting a repressed passion in both of them that challenges the conservative views of their parents and culture.... Read more
  • These C*cksucking Tears

    These C*cksucking Tears

    USA , 2015 , 15 min. Discover Patrick Haggerty, the man behind the world’s first and only gay-themed country music album, Lavender Country, 40 years after its release, in this SXSW 2016 Jury Award-winning film.... Read more
  • This Is Me: Closets, Episode 1

    This Is Me: Closets, Episode 1

    USA , 2016 , 5 min. There’s no better backdrop than a closet to focus on the challenges of coming out as trans. Here, actor, writer, and comedian D’Lo, of Sri Lankan descent, and Indian-born actor, dancer, and healer Maya Jafer share their very different true stories.... Read more
  • Tits on a Bull

    Tits on a Bull

    New Zealand , 2015 , 16 min. Set in rural New Zealand, Tits on a Bull follows a women’s rugby team’s star player, Phoenix, as she struggles to choose between the longtime friendship with her aging coach, Rusty, or the new relationship blossoming between her and the team captain, Mel.... Read more
  • The Trans List

    The Trans List

    USA , 2016 , 60 min. Boasting an impressive assemblage of transgender luminaries—including Buck Angel, Laverne Cox, and Shane Ortega—this riveting documentary highlights the distinct individuality and diverse outlooks of its subjects, while simultaneously evoking the collective power of an indomitable community.... Read more
  • Transcend

    Transcend

    USA , 2015 , 17 min. After being estranged from his family for three years, Julian (Kingston Farady, Black Is Blue, Frameline38) returns home to spend Thanksgiving with his family.... Read more
  • Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

    Treasure: From Tragedy to Trans Justice, Mapping a Detroit Story

    USA , 2015 , 63 min. An African American transwoman is murdered after police expose her as an informant. This documentary examines why her murder was not only a hate crime but also the consequence of systemic oppression and the continued criminalization of black bodies.... Read more
  • Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

    Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things

    Canada , 2016 , 71 min. In this moving story of an ancient future coming alive for LGBTQ people and their allies, Inuit and LGBTQ communities in Nunavut unite and heal—repairing the devastating effects of relocation, re-education, and Christianization of nomadic Inuit people.... Read more
  • Vámonos

    Vámonos

    USA , 2015 , 12 min. When Mac, a young butch Latina dies, her novia, Hope, must overcome personal grief in order to respectfully send Mac off into the afterlife as she would’ve wanted, in the ride-or-die inspired Vámonos.... Read more
  • Veracity

    Veracity

    USA , 2015 , 20 min. Popular Olivia is inadvertently outed by her friends after she develops feelings for the new girl at her high school. Written by a senior from Chicago’s South Side, Veracity explores the tensions and stigma of being gay in the Black youth community, as well as the ultimate power of friendship.... Read more
  • Victor XX

    Victor XX

    Spain , 2016 , 20 min. Victor needs to explore hir gender. But secrets don’t last forever, and Victor XX will have to defend the true image that the mirror reflects back.... Read more
  • Virgin Territory

    Virgin Territory

    USA , 2016 , 15 min. In this sex-positive, queer, and questioning coming-of-age story, a teenage girl wants to have sex for the first time to commence her long-desired exploration.... Read more
  • The Weigh In

    The Weigh In

    USA , 2014 , 2 min. This one’s a knockout! Two beefy pugilists get ready for their big bout in a queer send-up of hyperventilating boxing promos.... Read more
  • Women He's Undressed

    Women He's Undressed

    Australia , 2014 , 100 min. This glitzy, dishy documentary traces the rise and fall and rise again of one of the most prolific costume designers of Hollywood’s golden age (and an early boyfriend of Cary Grant): three-time Academy Award winner Orry-Kelly. It’s a must-see for classic-film buffs.... Read more