This has already been a stellar year for queer representation on screen with films like Love, Simon, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, and We the Animals getting love from both critics and audiences. Below, we have rounded-up the rest of the LGBTQ films we can’t wait to watch before 2018 is over.
Wash Westmoreland’s biographical period piece tells the story of Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley), who ghostwrites a novel for her husband, Willy (Dominic West). After the book’s literary success Colette fights for creative ownership of her work and drives her to overcome societal constraints, fashion and sexual expression. (September 21)
The Happy Prince
The last days of Oscar Wilde—and the ghosts haunting them—are brought to vivid life. His body ailing, Wilde lives in exile, surviving on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him as the transience of lust is laid bare and the true riches of love are revealed. Cast: Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Rupert Everett. (October 5)
A Star is Born
The highly-anticipated remake starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper has become an Oscar frontrunner since premiering to rave reviews at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. Gaga seems to be the one to beat for the Best Actress Oscar, so get excited Little Monsters. (October 5)
Get ready to dance under the moon and the spoon with this fascinating new documentary that chronicles the rise and fall of the legendary ‘70s New York nightclub. The film was the opening night gala at this past summer’s Outfest, and also played at Sundance and Tribeca film festivals. (October 5)
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Melissa McCarthy plays Lee Israel, a gay best-selling celebrity biographer who revitalizes her failing writing career by forging letters from deceased authors and actors like Dorothy Parker and Noel Coward. When the authenticity of her letters start raising flags, Lee and her gay best friend Jack start stealing letters from libraries and selling them. (October 19)
Based on director Yen Tan’s 2016 short of the same name, 1985 sees Adrian (Cory Michael Smith) visiting his estranged family in Texas to tell them that he has AIDS. Michael Chiklis and Virginia Madsen play Smith’s conservative parents, with Aidan Langford co-starring as his pre-teen brother and Jamie Chung (Big Hero 6) playing a former flame. (October 26)
The film, directed by Joel Edgerton, is based on Garrard Conley’s 2016 memoir of the same name, and stars Lucas Hedges (who played a gay high school student in last year’s Lady Bird) as Jared, the 19-year-old son of a Baptist pastor (Russell Crowe), who sends him to a California-based Christian ex-gay program. (November 2)
The upcoming Freddie Mercury biopic starring Rami Malek has had its share of behind-the-scenes drama, but that hasn’t stopped us from queening out about the musical that will surely rock you. (November 2)
Plaire, aimer et courir vite (Sorry Angel)
If BPM whetted your appetite for more French queer film, then check out Plaire, aimer et courir vite, the latest film from director Christophe Honoré. The movie tells the story of Jacques Tondelli (Pierre Deladonchamps), a Parisian novelist living with AIDS, and Arthur Prigent (Vincent Lacoste), a young student who falls in love with him. (New York Film Festival, September 30. US release date: TBD)