Director Jorge Pelicano takes a look at the relationship between a mother and her son who are at odds over his profession as a pornstar in Until Porn Do Us Part (Até Que o Porno Nos Separe) which focuses on the way in which a family can become strained and look to rekindle the love for each other.
Galore is, at times, heart-rending with its encapsulation of the body image issues that burden modern-day performers, it captures a side of drag queens that is not often seen, but it is unequivocally an inspiring story that needs to be told.
Mark Saxenmeyer’s documentary The Queens accounts the history of the coveted Miss Continental crown, an acclaimed annual female impersonation pageantry in Chicago with winners including RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni, Naysha Lopez and Brooke Lynn Hytes.
Gay Chorus Deep South is one of the most timely feeling documentaries in recent years. They as a group are attempting many would consider life threatening and dangerous but they do so with smiling faces and hope in their hearts. The struggle between religion and queerness has always been present but with documentaries like this providing positive and enriching experiences, we can move closer towards global acceptance that can see us all come together.
How do you make a documentary about the downfall of a porn star without leaning in to some of the more problematic stereotypes about people in that industry? Tomer Heymann’s fly on the wall examination of Jonathan Agassi manages to be a cautionary tale without ever demonising its subject, or the industry he works in.
Most critics discuss the work of E. M. Forster without acknowledging that he was gay. His secret was an important part of his life, and also his work as revealed in new documentary E.M. Forster: His Longest Journey.
Paris is Burning is a documentary film chronicling the New York City drag scene during the 1980s. The film features interviews and cutaways of New York City drag queens as they discuss and prepare for the over the top glamour of the many balls and vogue events.
A documentary celebrating one of the most famous 20th century gay marriages, Chris & Don, A Love Story tells the romantic story of British novelist Christopher Isherwood and his marriage to the American artist Don Bachardy. The couple remained together for life, despite a 30 year age gap.
A documentary, My Prairie Home details the life and upbringing of trans musician Rae Spoon. Told through a series of interviews and behind the scenes footage from Rae’s Greyhound bus tour, this film shares the challenges of being born physically female and emotionally male.
It’s telling that in any history lesson on the rising cold war tensions of the late 40’s and 1950’s, McCarthyism is strictly defined as accusations of communist sympathies. What has got lost in the history books in the intervening years is a crucial part of American LGBT history, that PBS documentary The Lavender Scare aims to bring back into the national conversation – and on the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, this damning, widespread saga of prejudice can now be seen as an equally pivotal step towards equal rights.
From the restless mind of master filmmaker Werner Herzog, this documentary traces the life of writer-adventurer Bruce Chatwin. The men were close friends for several years before Chatwin’s death in 1989, at which point he gave Herzog his beloved leather rucksack.
The 2008 documentary, Wrangler: Anatomy Of An Icon, is a poignant look at Jack Wrangler, a gay film star who rose to fame in the 1970’s gay porn industry, and later enjoyed similar success in straight porn. This film is compiled from first-person interviews and archive footage.