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LGBT movies in 2017

LGBT movies in 2017

The upcoming LGBT movies in 2017 have a difficult challenge: keeping the high level set by the LGBT films from the previous year. In fact, 2016 will be remembered as one of the greatest years for LGBTQ cinema. The critics were wowed by productions like The Danish Girl and Freeheld, which succeeded in some of the most important world-wide festivals, such as Cannes and San Sebastian. However, the greatest surprise didn’t come from critics or festivals, but from the box office: Deadpool, the first openly pansexual hero, became one of the most successful films of the year and took a place in the top ten most viewed movies around the world. Anyway, it is expected that the LGBTQ movies in 2017 won’t disappoint us, judging from the recent success achieved by Moonlight in the Golden Globe Awards. Next, you can see some of the most awaited films.

 

Moonlight

It happened last year with The Danish Girl and it’s happening again with Moonlight: the Golden Globes were awarded to a film that will be one of the most relevant LGBT movies in 2017. The film follows Chiron through different life stages, from childhood to adult life, without missing his years as a teenager. Abandoned when he was a child, growing up in conflictive Miami when the city was suffering the violence of drug cartels, and living with a dysfunctional family, Chiron will find his way through adulthood while discovering his sexuality. Moonlight is one of the favorite movies for the 2017 Oscar Awards, and we’ll see if, unlike the previous year, this time an LGBT movie wins the precious award.

 

I am Michael

 James Franco will bring another gay film to the cinemas this year. I am Michael tells the story of Michael Glatze, who was a gay activist that co-founded of Young Gay America and a former advocate for gay rights. Surprisingly, a few years afterward, he denied being gay and publicly condemned homosexuality. There is no doubt he is one of the most controversial personalities in the story of the LGBTQ rights movement. The movie was premiered in a few festivals during 2015, however, it’s been waiting for two years to be launched in cinemas.

 

Las leyes de la termodinámica

This Spanish title means, literally, “the Thermodynamic’s Laws”. Such a suggestive name introduces one of the most expected Spanish LGTB movies in 2017. Romance and comedy make a good match, and the Spanish directors are quite good at filming this genre. In Las Leyes de la Termodinámica, besides the characters involved in the love story, there will be another main character: Pride Barcelona. Not in vain, all the action will happen during the Gay Pride that Barcelona celebrates every summer. If you don’t know anything about Spanish cinema, just google these two actors: Hugo Silva and Chino Darín. If you do so, we are sure that Las Leyes de la Termodinámica will be one of your top 10 LGBT movies in 2017 too!

LGBT movies in 2017

 

Tom Of Finland

It has been confirmed to premiere in Finland and Sweden only. However, we are sure that hundreds of fans will watch the movie after the DVD/VOD launch. Why is that? Basically, because Tom Of Finland is the LGBT movie in 2017 which will pay tribute to one of the most important icons of the LGBT culture, not only in the twentieth century but even nowadays.

 

The Pass

British cinema knows how to put salt on the wound where other more commercial oriented cinema industries don’t dare. The Pass seems to be one of the most interesting LGBT movies in 2017 because it brings attention to one of the last taboos in our (supposedly) open-minded Western societies: the homosexuality in football. How many gay footballers do you know? Probably none. The Pass explains the story of gay footballers in the Champions League, and it coincides with the recently announced from the British Football Federation recommending gay footballers leaving the closet! It will arrive to British cinemas by the end of December and we hope that it will be launched in other countries during 2017.