Cher won the Oscar for it. Capturing the lives and losses of the AIDS movement in s Paris, this story shows us the true meaning of radical activism without pandering or overdramatizing. And Diego Luna is such a heartthrob, ugh. All Rights Reserved. This unsung documentary from last year is the next Paris is Burning, showing the lives of how queer youth of color find their chosen family on the Christopher Street Pier in the modern day.
Streamable on Amazon Prime.
This cult classic supersedes the revamp it recently got as a TV show on the Paramount Network. Frida How could we forget Salma Hayek as one of the greatest queer icons in history? This film swept the Oscars for a reason! This sexy, dreamy indie drama glides through the life of an aimless teenager trying to find love and community on the cruising beaches of Brooklyn.
Though the homophobic son in this film is such an unlikeable character it is at times hard to swallow, Nathan Lane cancels it out by playing one of the queeniest queens in cinematic history.