Under normal circumstances, June busts out all over with Pride Month parties and parades. The gay neighborhood thumps with house music. The conditions are optimal for you to catch up on your queer cinema. The range runs from the shoestring brilliance of The Watermelon Woman to the big-budget glitter-bomb that is Rocketman. While gay characters tended until much too recently to be one-dimensional, white, and doomed, in Barry Jenkins won a Best Picture Oscar telling the layered and hopeful story of a gay Black man in Moonlight.
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Many of the accolades come from the trans community, as Cox's work as Sophia has raised awareness about casting trans performers as trans characters. While performers including Candis Cayne, Calpernia Addams, and Harmony Santana have won film and television roles in the past, these casting choices are rare. What television and film audiences usually see are cisgender men and women performing as a trans characters. Sometimes these roles are played for laughs, sometimes not.
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Adapted screenplays may follow books very closely, or may be completely different. When characters are gay or lesbian - or have had some significant same-sex experiences - screenwriters sometimes sidestep those facets of their stories entirely when it comes to the big screen. The third chapter in James Jones' World War II novel , originally published in , depicts a green-behind-the ears Corporal Fife bunking in a shelter tent next to Private Bead, a fellow member of Charlie Company, during a rainy night. It's a pretty in-depth exploration of one of the realities of war that American mothers and housewives at the time maybe didn't want to face: Their men had needs. What could a guy do?
For so long, good queer cinema was virtually non-existent or played into tired, tokenizing tropes. Even with that in mind, most mainstream cinema has centered on heteronormative storylines for decades. Sure, the scarcity still has you scavenging through some painful storylines from time to time, but with all that digging eventually comes gold.