LGTBQ Favorite documentariesby raphsbs | created - 17 Aug 2018 | updated - 17 Aug 2018 | Public
Lesbian, gay, trans, bi, queer, mostly counter-culture documentaries. Chronological order. From SUNSHINE fanzine #1
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1. Tearoom (2008)
56 min | Documentary
Tearoom consists of footage shot by the police in the course of a crackdown on public sex in the American Midwest. In the summer of 1962, the Mansfield, Ohio Police Department photographed ... See full summary »
Director: William E. Jones
Film from 1962, released in 2008
4. Before Stonewall (1984)
Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, History
The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.
Votes: 685 | Gross: $0.02M
7. 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: 10,097 | Gross: $3.78M
8. Daddy and the Muscle Academy (1991)
55 min | Documentary, Biography
Tom of Finland is one of the gay world's few authentic icons. His drawings have had an enormous influence on gay identity. Tom's ultimate leather men are known and seen everywhere. They are... See full summary »
Votes: 323 | Gross: $0.11M
9. Coming Out Under Fire (1994)
72 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A historical account of military policy regarding homosexuals during World War II. The documentary includes interviews with several gay WWII veterans.
11. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
R | 102 min | Documentary, History
A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.
Votes: 5,866 | Gross: $1.51M
12. Divine Trash (1998)
97 min | Documentary
The life and times of Baltimore film maker and midnight movie pioneer, John Waters. Intercut with a 1972 interview of Waters are clips from his first films and recent interviews with his ... See full summary »
Votes: 977 | Gross: $0.04M
14. 101 Rent Boys (2000)
78 min | Documentary
101 Rent Boys is shot on location in various motel rooms situated on the length of the Santa Monica Boulevard, and features 101 different hustlers. Although the film features 101 different ... See full summary »
21. Vito (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History
The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.
22. We Were Here (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.
24. Bambi (2013)
58 min | Documentary, Biography
The film is a profile of Marie-Pierre Pruvot, an Algerian, born trans woman who had a long and prominent career as a dancer and showgirl in Paris in the 1950s and 1960s, under the stage name Bambi.