While we’ve all been enjoying some extra home-time you might have already burnt through much of your movie watch list. Allow us to throw some queer film suggestions for your next COVID-19 movie night.
Closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his family home in Texas for the holidays during the first wave of the AIDS crisis. The relationship with his estranged parents is stretched while he attempts to reconcile the loss of his lover who passed from an AIDS-related illness and what the future holds for himself. You can hire this movie digitally through Google Play or iTunes.
A Single Man
College Professor George struggles with the death of his long term partner, Jim. Through a series of events and encounters, George is lead to decide; is there meaning to life after Jim? Watch this on SBS On Demand.
Circus of Books
This documentary follows a gay adult bookshop in America that became well known during the 80s, all while being run by an unlikely mum and dad duo. Watch it on Netflix.
Troubled teenager Andrej has a repressed secret, and in the detention centre he is sent to, survival is imperative. But at what cost? Watch this on SBS On Demand.
God’s Own Country
Amongst the dramatic landscapes and unforgiving climate of North England, an emotional love affair between a withdrawn farmer and Romanian migrant worker unfolds. Watch it on Netflix.
Ned and Connor share a bedroom at their all-boys boarding school. Star athlete and outsider, they form an unlikely bond, pushing against the constraints of their rugby-crazed school. Watch it on Netflix.
Holding the Man
Friends since school in the mid-70s, Timothy and John’s love story weathers family disapproval, separation, the AIDS epidemic and ultimately tragedy. Watch this on Stan.
I am Michael
‘I am Michael’ is based on the captivating true story of Michael Glatze; a gay activist turned Christian pastor. Watch it on Netflix.
Photographer Robert Mapplethorpe burst onto the scene in the 1970s, documenting the lives of his celebrity friends, gay culture and nightlife, and BDSM. You can stream this film on Amazon Prime or hire it digitally through Google Play or iTunes.
In this French film, Leo, a 22 year old sex worker is struggling with his health while yearning for affection – something that is hard to come by in his life as a hustler. You can watch this stream this film on Stan.
Beyond the steam and the low lights of the spa, closeted adolescent David discovers an underground world of gay sex that both excites and scares him. Watch it on SBS On Demand.
An unlikely friendship forms between aging 80 year old drag queen and a younger queen who are both struggling with issues of mortality and gender. You can stream this film through the Kanopy streaming service (you just require a library card) or can rent this film through iTunes and Google Play.