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15 great gay movies you may have missed (NSFW)

15 great gay movies you may have missed (NSFW)

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In recent years, Hollywood has made a concerted effort to be more inclusive and diverse. In fact, 2018 saw a record high number (8.8%) of LGBTI people in broadcast scripted primetime programs.

But more often than not, independent films are on the forefront of representation, pushing the boundaries and sharing authentic LGBTI stories.

With that in mind, TLA Video compiled a list of some of the best LGBTI movies that you should make sure you see.

1. 1985

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A closeted young man goes home for the holidays and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.

Michael Chiklis, Virginia Madsen and Gotham star Cory Michael Smith headline this moving new period piece from director Yen Tan.

2. Call Her Ganda

Call Her Ganda
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Three exceptionally brave women come together to get answers surrounding the untimely death of Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman who was brutally murdered by a United States Marine.

It’s a captivating and essential new doc.

3. Boys

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Felix Maritaud (Beats Per Minute) stars as Jonas, a young gay man haunted by an incident from his past.

The film flashes back to 1997 when Jonas was in high school and met the boy of his dreams… and soon his nightmares.

4. The Breeding

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A chance restroom encounter with a recently divorced man leaves Thomas curious about exploring the taboo fetish of ‘race play’.

But when the game gets too real, chilling actions are taken that will forever change the trajectory of these mens’ lives.

5. Duck Butter

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Laia Costa and Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat play two young women who meet and make a pact to spend 24 hours together and have sex on the hour, every hour – experimenting in order to discover a new way to create deep intimacy.

6. Freak Show

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Alex Lawther, Bette Midler and Laverne Cox star in this rousing comedy about a gay, fashion-forward teen boy. He decides to run for homecoming queen at his conservative high school.

Based on the acclaimed novel by James St. James.

7. Malila: The Farewell Flower

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Malila The Farewell Flower. | Photo: supplied

A remarkably beautiful, spiritual film from Thailand, Malila: The Farewell Flower follows former gay lovers Shane and Pitch as they reunite after years apart and try to heal the wounds of their past.

It’s a romantic tearjerker.

8. Monsters and Men

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From award-winning directors Blake Mawson, Francis Luta and Dominic Poliquin comes a collection of edgy and suspenseful short films exploring the monsters within us.

Selected from multiple film festivals all around the globe, these shorts are all striking.

9. The Pass

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Ridiculously adorable Looking star Russell Tovey is back (with less clothes) in The Pass.

This thoughtful and incredible sexy relationship drama follows two tough London footballers who are having a secret affair behind closed doors.

10. Razzia

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Morocco’s official entry for last year’s Academy Awards, this deeply moving drama tells five different stories about people living on the fringes in modern-day Casablanca – including a gay musician fighting against some deep-rooted homophobia.

11. Shadowlands

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With stories taking place in 1928, 1951 and 2018, Shadowlands is the salacious new work by actor-writer-director Charlie David, an anthology film with hot guys, memorably imagery and twisted tales that linger after the credits roll.

12. They

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J goes by the pronoun ‘they’ and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago.

J, exploring their gender identity while taking hormone blockers to postpone puberty, is faced with an important decision after two years of medication.

13. Uncle Howard

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Director Howard Brookner died of AIDS in 1989 while in post-production on his breakthrough Hollywood movie, a profile of William S Burroughs.

Now, his nephew is digging through the past to restore his uncle’s unfinished work.

14. The Wild Boys

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The Wild Boys. | Photo: supplied

Five adolescent boys (all played by actresses) are forced to board a boat with a lecherous captain hell bent on taming their ferocious appetites.

This new mind-fuck from director Bertrand Mandico is a wildly transfixing, totally subversive, proudly gender-fluid gem.

15. The Year I Lost My Mind

The year I lost my mind
The Year I Lost My Mind. | Photo: supplied

This riveting new thriller concerns a lonely young man who becomes dangerously obsessed with an attractive gay stranger – stalking and antagonizing him until the tables, unexpectedly, turn.

Equally sexy and unsettling.

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