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LGBTQ+ Best of 2017

Stories with hunger, lust and courage, adventures from the community to rouse and inspire…

The most watched LGBT films in 2017.

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The PassThe Pass

Drama201586 minsDirector: Ben A. Williams

Russell Tovey stars as a Premier League footballer who shares a fumbled pass (of the sexual kind) with a teammate (Arinzé Kene), changing everything - both on and off the pitch.

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Beach RatsBeach Rats

Drama201798 minsDirector: Eliza Hittman

Gripping account of repressed sexual desire in a hyper-masculine environment, with British newcomer Harris Dickinson as a virulently macho Brooklyn teen.

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The HandmaidenThe Handmaiden

Period drama2016146 minsDirector: Park Chan-wook

Park Chan-wook (Old Boy, Stoker) channels Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, to create a sumptuous twisty psychological thriller full of erotic intrigue.

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The OrnithologistThe Ornithologist

Drama2016118 minsDirector: João Pedro Rodrigues

A lone scientist in Portugal’s Douro region embarks on an unexpected transcendental journey. Beautiful, erotic and baffling.

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Tom of FinlandTom of Finland

Biopic2017116 minsDirector: Dome Karukoski

The story of a gay icon is brought to life in Dome Karukoski’s handsome biopic of Touko Laaksonen, the artist whose homoerotic drawings gave visual expression to a growing gay culture.

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Boys on Film 17: Love Is the DrugBoys on Film 17: Love Is the Drug

Romance2017142 minsDirector: Nicholas Colia

An intoxicating and entrancing selection of gay short films from around the globe.

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Girls on Film 2: Before DawnGirls on Film 2: Before Dawn

Anthology2017111 minsDirector: Lorelei Pepi

An electric collection of 11 award-winning, lesbian and feminist short films exploring fantasies, dreams, desires, love and transgression.

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MoonlightMoonlight

Drama2016111 minsDirector: Barry Jenkins

Winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture (eventually!), Barry Jenkins’ intoxicating drama follows the furtive life of a gay black boy through 80s Miami.

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Centre of My WorldCentre of My World

Drama2016115 minsDirector: Jakob M. Erwa

A young man falls for the new boy at school in this energetic and inventive adaptation of Andreas Steinhoefel’s acclaimed YA novel.

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A Date For Mad MaryA Date For Mad Mary

201683 minsDirector: Darren Thornton

Dry, sarcastic, maddening Mary must find a date for her best friend’s wedding in this Irish feel-good hit for misfits everywhere.

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The UntamedThe Untamed

Horror201698 minsDirector: Amat Escalante

Amat Escalante follows Heli with a boundary-pushing, mind-blowing mix of sex, sci-fi and social drama.

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Boys on Film 16: PossessionBoys on Film 16: Possession

Anthology2017125 minsDirector: Kai Stänicke

Golden boys, teenage lust, self-conscious dolls, chance encounters and a vengeful creature - in the latest gay shorts compilation from Peccadillo Pictures.

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TaekwondoTaekwondo

Drama2016108 minsDirector: Marco Berger

A gorgeously photographed, teasingly libidinous exercise in latent homoeroticism set over a long hot summer in Buenos Aires.

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B&BB&B

Thriller201787 minsDirector: Joe Ahearne

In this deliciously entertaining thriller, a gay couple return to a B&B to bait its Christian owner, only to run into trouble when an altogether more imposing guest arrives.

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Who's Gonna Love Me Now?Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

Documentary201686 minsDirector: Tomer Heymann

A heartfelt exploration of one man’s struggle to reconcile with his Israeli family, while finding a new ‘family’ in London Gay Men’s Chorus.

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I Am MichaelI Am Michael

Drama102 minsDirector: Justin Kelly

James Franco stars in this provocative film about Michael Glatze, a pioneering gay rights activist who later denounced his homosexuality.

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Body ElectricBody Electric

Drama201795 minsDirector: Marcello Caetano

Young factory manager Elias finds distraction in some of his fellow workers, but is he getting too close?

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Palace of FunPalace of Fun

Thriller201682 minsDirector: Eadward Stocks

The spirit of Patricia Highsmith comes to Brighton in this ominous psychological thriller about a young man who takes gleeful advantage of his sister's new boyfriend, upon discovering his dark secret.

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Real BoyReal Boy

Documentary201672 minsDirector: Shaleece Haas

A 19-year-old trans man navigates family, friendships, and the challenges of young adulthood.

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Remembering the ManRemembering the Man

Documentary201583 minsDirector: Nickolas Bird

Telling the true story of Timothy Conigrave and John Caleo, whose AIDS-afflicted relationship became the basis of bestselling gay memoir, Holding the Man.

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LesbiansLesbians

Current affairs196526 minsDirector: John Phillips

What is lesbianism? What causes it? ITV's This Week attempts to demystify lesbian sexuality.

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Mixed MessagesMixed Messages

Drama201767 minsDirector: Kanchi Wichmann

Kanchi Wichmann's feature adaptation of her hit web series follows Ren (Alana Lake) as she hunts for romance in world of Tinder and zero commitment.

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HomosexualsHomosexuals

Current affairs19640 minsDirector: James Butler

Current affairs series This Week offers a non-judgmental report on homosexuality

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