Representation matters. Seeing people like you lets you know you have the right to exist. Queer people have become desperate to see themselves shown on screen, after decades of being either mocked or erased in all kinds of media. Even as someone relatively privileged within our community — a white, cis, gay man — I get hideously excited when I see any film or TV show that shows someone like me.
So that’s where the blog comes in.
This blog was originally called Every Gay Movie on Netflix, but overtime the reach has expanded. There’s so much amazing queer media out there and I’ve decided to not to limit myself to one platform. Besides, Netflix is constantly changing their available content, and I was tired to trying to catch up.
Don’t worry, each review is tagged with available streaming platforms, and there is a link in the footer of each review to watch the film, where possible. Netflix, Prime Video, iPlayer, even YouTube: the Internet is our oyster.
I’m going to go through a new queer film every week and share with you my gayest thoughts, ideas and reflections — and don’t worry, I’m avoiding major spoilers! Each one also gets a ‘Top Tip’, ‘Soundtrack Stand Out’ and ‘Biggest Gay Mood’. Oh, and we’ve also got ‘Britney Line Time’; the Britney Spears lyric that best fits with the film’s vibe.
…I told you it was going to be gay…
So sit back, grab the popcorn and join me in my camp excitement.
Here we go, it’s in the title:
Every Gay Movie
(on Netflix, and beyond…)
PS: I want to give a special shout out to Heather, whose Netflix account I first used when she gave me the password to watch Drag Race in spring 2017. 3 years and lots of gay movies later and starting this blog finally pushed me to get my own Netflix account. This project is dedicated to you xxx
Please note: I’m currently on hiatus (mental health break), but there are over 60 films to read about, so feel free to keep browsing!