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Your search by 'Queer' identified 41 films


  • Arianna

    Arianna

    Italy , 2015 , 84 min. Arianna was born three times: once as a boy; three years later as a girl; and finally, fully, during a sultry lakeside summer, when she discovers that she is neither, or both—intersessuale.... Read more
  • Be Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude

    Be Fabulous, First Stop: Sexitude

    USA , 2015 , 5 min. Welcome to Sexitude, a body-positive, sex-positive, age-positive dance class in San Francisco, created by D’Arcy Drollinger. The participants in the class represent all shapes, sizes, genders, sexual orientations, and fitness levels, and definitely know how to werk a look in neon spandex, fishnet stockings, and gold booty shorts. Although the class is a physical workout, what is more signifi... Read more
  • Be Right Back

    Be Right Back

    USA , 2016 , 13 min. The owner of a small vintage shop has more on her mind than selling clothes. Over the course of one incredibly eventful morning she finds herself lost in fantasies as each new set of customers sparks her vivid imagination.... Read more
  • Bruising for Besos

    Bruising for Besos

    USA , 2016 , 90 min. Yoli, a queer xicana artist finds great passion and love with Daña. But their growing intimacy stirs up their own troubled histories. Can Yoli break the cycle, face the past, and create something new for herself?... 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
  • Crystal Lake

    Crystal Lake

    USA , 2016 , 20 min. When a struggling young Muslim girl feels unsafe at the skate park, a group of girls takes over, forming an all-female force field on the half pipe.... Read more
  • Daddy's Boy

    Daddy's Boy

    USA , 2015 , 78 min. With a nod to the French New Wave, writer-director Daniel Armando weaves together themes of fatherhood, family, and manhood in a stylish, sexy sketch of New York City—seen through the eyes of four young men involved in the low-budget porn scene.... Read more
  • Do Not Think For a Moment

    Do Not Think For a Moment

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. Challenging stereotypes of gender, sexuality, and race, three Asian American women share their experiences, frustrations, and identity amid the backdrop of San Francisco’s Castro District and other neighborhoods.... Read more
  • Femme Brutal

    Femme Brutal

    Austria , 2015 , 70 min. When all the world’s a stage, crafting identity and desire is a performance that develops with and without an audience. In this Austrian documentary, the seven queer- and lesbian-identified performers of Club Burlesque Brutal discuss their experiences with identity and power.... Read more
  • Folsom Street

    Folsom Street

    USA , 2015 , 6 min. Taking equal inspiration from the 1970s gay leather and S&M world and the universe of choreographer Bob Fosse, this short follows a leather daddy into a dungeon, where he whips the patrons into a kinky, sexually charged dance frenzy.... 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
  • Gay USA

    Gay USA

    USA , 1978 , 78 min. Arthur Bressan created a gay-America panorama when he commissioned filmmakers throughout the country to record all June 1977 Lesbian and Gay Pride parades and marches. He then cut on-the-street interviews—with lesbians and gay men talking about their lovers and how they came out—with the resulting footage, including lesbians marching against housework and drag queens protesting fascism... Read more
  • Gaysians

    Gaysians

    USA , 2015 , 13 min. Capturing diverse portraits of queer and trans Asian Americans, Gaysians is an illuminating patchwork documentary that explores relationships with family and culture.... Read more
  • Girls Lost

    Girls Lost

    Sweden , 2016 , 105 min. In this delectably twisted fairytale of gender fluidity, three outcast girls’ dreams of boyhood become reality, sending them down a shadowy path of self-discovery.... Read more
  • He Who Has Two Souls

    He Who Has Two Souls

    USA , 2015 , 17 min. In this gorgeous animated tale, an Inuit man hunts like the best of men and sews like the best of women. Tension builds like a taut bowstring about whom he should take as a partner, and the arrow hits home when he meets his match.... Read more
  • Her Story: Season One

    Her Story: Season One

    USA , 2015 , 55 min. The much anticipated sexy new-media series grapples forthrightly with the frictions and fissures of desire between trans and queer women, as they navigate sometimes paradoxical identities in Los Angeles.... Read more
  • I Promise You Anarchy

    I Promise You Anarchy

    Mexico , 2015 , 100 min. A gritty, visually arresting portrait of contemporary Mexico City, this spectacular new drama from writer-director Julio Hernández Cordón follows a pair of skateboarding paramours who revel in their blissful sexuality and become involved in black-market blood trafficking.... Read more
  • ID#1:Writer

    ID#1:Writer

    Slovakia , 2016 , 4 min. ID#1 is a bisexual woman, a successful writer moving from one city to another, who has experienced not only a taste of fame but also the emptiness of air-conditioned rooms in a nut house where the windows just never open. This short documentary is part of an emerging web series that addresses how being gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or intersex is not the sole determining identity of an LGBT... Read more
  • Irrawaddy Mon Amour

    Irrawaddy Mon Amour

    Italy , 2015 , 58 min. In this colorfully immersive documentary, trans activist and shaman Myo Nyunt dares to organize a marriage ceremony in a unique gay-friendly village in the heart of Myanmar/Burma, where the brutal military junta severely penalizes same-sex relationships.... Read more
  • Kiki

    Kiki

    USA , 2016 , 94 min. More than two decades after Paris Is Burning, filmmakers Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci Garçon’s vibrant documentary fast-forwards to the ballroom scene of today: an unapologetically flamboyant and political subculture centered on LGBTQ youth of color, for whom dance is far more than performance.... Read more
  • MASK4MASK

    MASK4MASK

    USA , 2015 , 4 min. In a world where fetish is the norm, the true nature of deviance stands out.... Read more
  • MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana

    MeTube 2: August sings Carmina Burana

    Austria , 2016 , 6 min. Fans of Fun in Boys Shorts from Frameline38 will cheer the return of August the human jukebox. Now meekly occupying a carnival booth, his playlist this year explodes into a pyrotechnic gay fantasia on Orff-ic themes.... 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
  • Ovarian Psycos

    Ovarian Psycos

    USA , 2016 , 72 min. In the midst of persistent sexism and violence against women of color, East LA’s Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade builds on the legacy of the Chicanx civil rights movement through support, sisterhood, and having big-ass, kick-ass ovaries.... Read more
  • Pink Boy

    Pink Boy

    USA , 2015 , 15 min. A story of familial love between a butch mother and her feminine son, Pink Boy follows BJ and her son Jeffrey as they both learn to embrace his inner princess.... Read more
  • The Revival: Women and the Word

    The Revival: Women and the Word

    USA , 2016 , 82 min. In a congregation of Black, queer women artists, the Holy Trinity of “the poet, the people, and the poem” is the heart of a tour centering on the power, inspiration, and real-talk of five poets. This project will leave you saying “amen.”... 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
  • Spunkle

    Spunkle

    USA , 2016 , 11 min. Tensions rise when a woman and her wife ask her brother to be the sperm donor of their baby...or the uncle...or the Spunkle!... 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
  • Straws

    Straws

    USA , 2015 , 8 min. Meeting someone new and going on a first date can be challenging, as Lionel understands all too well when he finds himself grasping at Straws to figure out which way(s) his new acquaintance swings.... Read more
  • Suited

    Suited

    USA , 2016 , 77 min. Brooklyn-based tailors Bindle & Keep specialize in bespoke suits for the LGBTQ community. This poignant documentary focuses on the individual stories of their clients on the trans spectrum, showing how something as simple as a well-tailored suit can be identity- and dignity-affirming.... Read more
  • Tear Jerker

    Tear Jerker

    USA , 2016 , 15 min. Tear Jerker is a portrait of Elliot, a guy faced with difficult life circumstances trying to find new ways to express old and familiar feelings.... 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
  • 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
  • Vegas in Space

    Vegas in Space

    USA , 1991 , 85 min. Gender-bending astronauts, an evil Empress, and an adventure that will take you to the farthest, most fabulous reaches of the galaxy. It can only be the international cult classic—and significant slice of San Francisco drag history—Vegas in Space!... 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
  • Voguing: The Message

    Voguing: The Message

    USA , 1989 , 13 min. One of the most popular titles on Frameline Voices, this pre-Madonna primer on the roots of the gay Black and Latino dance form raises questions about race, sex, and subcultural style. ... Read more
  • A Wig and a Prayer — The Peaches Christ Story

    A Wig and a Prayer — The Peaches Christ Story

    USA , 2015 , 19 min. Enter the world of Peaches Christ, (a.k.a. Joshua Grannell), who has taken drag shows beyond mere performance: her weekly Midnight Mass pre-movie events have become an immersive audience experience combining song, dance, and joyful debauchery. Describing himself as a big fan who created this character to celebrate the people he admires, we follow along with Joshua as he relates how what first bega... Read more
  • Zeitgeist 1977: The First Festival

    Zeitgeist 1977: The First Festival

    USA , 2016 , 7 min. Participants in the very first “Gay Film Festival of Super-8 Films” (what ultimately became Frameline)—including filmmakers Marc Huestis, David Weissman, Dan Nicoletta, and Rob Epstein—share their recollections in these excerpts from longtime Bay Area filmmaker Lauretta Molitor’s upcoming documentary profile of Huestis, Impresario.... Read more