Subverting the Queer Coming-of-Age Film: A Review of “When Men Were Men”

“When Men Were Men” follows a young transmasculine person grappling with his existence in his rural Irish Catholic hometown.

In The Mirror: A Review of “Homebody”

“Homebody” is a new film written and directed by Joseph Sackett that follows a young boy, Johnny, when he body swaps with his babysitter, Melanie. Coming in at only an hour and 15 minutes, “Homebody” packs in a storyline ripe with self-discovery.

Getting to Queer Joy in Media

Throughout the past century, media that portrays and represents queerness and queer relationships have changed for the better. When looking at earlier 20th-century queer works, the tone is rather drab, with an understanding that queerness isn’t allowed to be something that is happy or something that leads to happy ends.

“My Beautiful Laundrette”: A Queer Fairytale

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) Stephen Frears’ “My Beautiful Laundrette” (1985) is a dramedy that chronicles the journey of Omar, a young Anglo-Pakistani man, as he takes charge of his uncle’s failing laundromat business and rekindles a romance with a…

Best of 2021: Our Picks for Queer Film and Television

2021 saw a large increase in on-screen queer characters and nuanced queer stories, so we asked our staff for their favorite queer films and television from 2021, and they answered!  Our Picks for Television: Our Picks for Films:

Was “Love, Simon” (2018) The Best Teen Queer Representation?

As a queer person, I went through most of my life never really seeing representation of queer identities in popular media. The only time I did see queer people on the screen was when news stations brought up stories surrounding…