LGBT Of Colorby halfrocentric1975 | created - 01 Sep 2012 | updated - 5 months ago | Public
LGBT films with main characters of color
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1. The Watermelon Woman (1996)
Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young black lesbian filmmaker probes into the life of The Watermelon Woman, a 1930s black actress who played 'mammy' archetypes.
2. Dirty Laundry (I) (2006)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A modern-day prodigal son story with a twist. It follows Patrick, a magazine writer, who seems to have the "perfect life," until one day, there is a knock at the door. On the other side stands a secret that brings him face to face with the traditional southern family he hasn't seen in over 10 years.
Votes: 454 | Gross: $0.02M
3. Princesa (I) (2001)
Unrated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
Fernando, a.k.a. Fernanda, a 19-year-old Brazilian transgender woman, travels to Milan and becomes a prostitute to finance sex-change surgery. Fernanda dreams of becoming a "real" woman, ... See full summary »
Votes: 402 | Gross: $0.02M
4. The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (2008)
R | 80 min | Biography, Drama
Raquela, a transsexual from the Philippines, dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris.
Votes: 216 | Gross: $0.01M
5. Paris Is Burning (1990)
R | 71 min | Documentary
A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.
Votes: 10,642 | Gross: $3.78M
7. Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama
Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown".
8. Brother to Brother (2004)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama
A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.
11. She Hate Me (2004)
R | 138 min | Comedy, Drama
Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit.
Votes: 7,054 | Gross: $0.37M
12. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Votes: 73,473 | Gross: $98.47M
15. Beautiful Boxer (2004)
Unrated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama
Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.
Votes: 3,039 | Gross: $0.00M
16. Shank (2009)
R | 94 min | Drama
A closeted teenage street punk takes up with the latest roughed-up gay victim of his bullying gang, which does not set well with the gang's drugged-up, brotherly leader.
17. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.
Votes: 13,359 | Gross: $2.45M
22. Gun Hill Road (2011)
R | 86 min | Drama
An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.
Votes: 1,065 | Gross: $0.15M
24. Vida (2018– )
TV-MA | 35 min | Drama
This show follows the life of two Mexican-American sisters, Emma and Lyn, from the Eastside of Los Angeles who couldn't be more different or distanced from each other. Circumstances force ... See full summary »