3 LGBTQIA+ films to fill your evenings

Diversity should ALWAYS be celebrated. However, seeing as it’s LGBTQIA+ History Month, there’s no better time for a well-deserved break accompanied by a great film. Grab your comfiest blankets and PJs, and get watching!

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1. Supernova (Hulu, 2020)

I first saw this when it originally came out in the cinema. I went alone spontaneously, unsure of what to expect, but it was truly beautiful and genuinely unlike other films out there. A woman next to me was SOBBING so hard by the end of the film, so make sure to have tissues on standby!

Supernova stars two main male leads (a gay couple) – one a musician, the other a novelist – and they travel the country together on an initially lighthearted road trip.

However, as the film progresses and a viewer becomes more emotionally invested in the pair, we discover that one of them has dementia. The notes they write for their partner become increasingly wobbly, their memory flitters, but the love the pair share for one another always stays.

Even writing this now makes me wish to rewatch this film again. I can’t recommend it enough.

2. Pride (Amazon Prime, 2014)

Activism in action! 2014’s Pride follows a group of gay and lesbian activists visiting a Pride parade in London. The activist group, against the backlash of society’s intolerance, decide to fundraise in support of the National Union of Mineworkers – a group who are currently striking and, in turn, financially struggling. However, The Union appears to be too embarrassed by the activist’s queerness to accept their support.

Alienation doesn’t deter the activist group, though, from following through with the goodness of their cause. Will there be a sense of understanding and unity formed in the end? Will the Union learn to love the differences within communities and see people for their hearts, instead of their stigmatised orientation?

3. Dallas Buyers Club (Amazon Prime, 2013)

Now over a decade old, Dallas Buyers Club has won numerous awards and remains a well-known title to this day. The film follows Ron Woodroof, an unusual man who does everything possible to fight for the rights and health of AIDS patients. In the setting of the film, AIDS is heavily stigmatised – initially, too, by Woodroof. However, after contracting AIDS himself, our main character realises just how isolating life with the disease can be.

This is a story of acceptance, battle and breaking barriers. Not the lightest film to consume but a deep one.

I hope this LGBTQIA+ history month brings you love, peace and the embrace of knowing that you are (and will never be) alone. You are so loved and amazing!

Header Image Credit: Mercedes Mehling

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Ciéra Cree is a 23-year-old scholarship graduate of City, University of London's prestigious MA in Magazine Journalism. Over the years she's undertaken many opportunities from working with publications, becoming a Regional Laureate, reading her poetry on BBC Radio, and being Highly Commended by The Royal Society of Literature.

She's currently working as an Editorial Assistant for Design Anthology UK magazine, and as a freelance Publishing Assistant for The University of Cambridge's Faculty of English.

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