- Divya Pathak
On the 28th of June 1969, a hot summer evening in New York, when the police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay club in Greenwich village, a revolution was born. In response, the community started a series of spontaneous demonstrations that are considered to have transformed the gay liberation movement and the fight for LGBT rights in the twentieth-century in the United States. Today, we celebrate the month of June as Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan.
As we celebrate Pride Month and the spirit of free love, here are five amazing LGBTQ movies to watch!
1. Paris is Burning
A documentary, directed by Jennie Livingston focusing on the Drag Queens living in New York City, features interviews with several renowned drag queens including Willi Ninja, Pepper LaBeija and Dorian Corey.
2. Victor and Victoria
A musical comedy starring Julie Andrews, features a woman pretending to be a man impersonating a woman.
An arthouse film, produced in 1996, Michael narrates the story of a relationship of an acclaimed painter with his assistant. The story takes a turn when his assistant falls in love with a countess.
Based on the book “The Price of Salt” written by Patricia Highsmith, published in 1952, The Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara starrer, focuses on a lesbian relationship.
Focusing on the concept of gender orientation, Transamerica starring Felicity Huffman is about a man who feels compelled to become a woman. Things take a turn when Sabrina (the protagonist) finds out that 17 years ago, she fathered a son.