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June 9, 2021

Happy Pride Month

We’re proud to support the community all year round, but we’re celebrating the month of Pride by showing some of the most iconic LGBTQ+ at Backyard Cinema. From the Oscar winning Moonlight and Call Me By Your Name, to heart-warming adaptations of true stories in Pride and Kinky Boots, plus many more.

 

Read our round-up of LGBTQ+ movies below then come along to Backyard Cinema for a Pride party on the sun-soaked beaches of LA and Miami.

Moonlight
This coming-of-age story explores sexuality and identity, presenting the life of Chiron in three parts; childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. The first LGBTQ film and the first film with an all black cast to win an Oscar.
Transamerica 
 
Hilarious and devastating in equal measure, Transamerica tells the story of Bree, a trans woman, who ends up on a road trip across the States with her estranged son, Toby.
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Pride
 
Based on a true story, this 2014 tear-jerker tells the tale of a group of lesbian and gay activists in London who ally with miners striking in a small Welsh town, leading to unlikely friendships between two groups facing opposition.
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Carol 
 
A romantic drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara set in 2950s New York, about the forbidden love affair between a photographer and a soon-to-be-divorced older woman.
Paris is burning
A 1980s documentary about NYC drag ball culture and the African American, Latino, gay and transgender communities within in it, and their place in the midst of the AIDS crisis.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
 
One of cinema’s most breath-taking love affairs is between Héloïse and Marianne, an engaged aristocrat, and an artist commissioned to paint a portrait of the bride-to-be.

Hedwig and the angry inch
 
The film adaptation of a popular stage musical about Hedwig, survivor of a botched sex change operation and wannabe rockstar, on her quest for love and stardom.
Rocketman
 
A rock biopic about the musical icon that is, of course, Elton John. Fantastical and dreamlike with a singalong soundtrack of Elton classics, it tells the story of his journey to fame.

Call Me By Your Name
 
A raw and moving story about sexual awakening, with outstanding performances from Armie Hammer and Timothée Chamalet. Set in the stunning Italian countryside with a spine tingling soundtrack, this is a true queer cinema classic.
 
 
The Watermelon Woman
An iconic film for queer cinema. The Watermelon Woman was the first feature film directed by a black lesbian woman, Cheryl Dunye. She also stars as the film’s lead: Cheryl, a black lesbian working in a video store, making a film about a black actress being type-casted in Hollywood’s Golden Age.
 
The Handmaiden
 
Both a revenge thriller and erotic romance, directed by Chan-wook Park. An orphaned pickpocket, Kim Tae-ri, is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, Kim Min-hee, while secretly involved in a plot to defraud her.
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Kinky Boots
 
Based on a true story about a struggling British shoe factory’s owner Charlie, who forms an unlikely partnership with drag queen Lola, who comes the rescue with a new angle for the factory: making fabulous shoes for drag queens.
 
The Birdcage
A Mike Nichols film starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane is enough to turn anyone’s head. This camp classic is the story of Armand and Albert, partners who run a drag club in Miami Beach.
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Milk
This critically acclaimed, biographical film starring Sean Penn tells the story of a gay rights activist and politician, Harvey Milk, the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California in the 70s.
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See all Pride at Backyard Cinema shows here.
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*Images copyright of A24, Pathe UK, Killer Films, Frenesey Film Company, BBC  and  Focus Features (in order of appearance.
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