1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Movies/ Tv Shows That Helped You

Discussion in 'Entertainment and Technology' started by BerryFun, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. BerryFun

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2020
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    California,USA
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual
    Out Status:
    Not out at all
    Are there any LGBTQ movies and TV shows out that helped you in any part of your journey or is currently helping you? Currently for me it’s the movie Love Simon and the sequel Hulu series Love Victor. I feel like I can relate to what Simon and Victor have gone through.
     
  2. lizardlez

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2020
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    North Carolina
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    They
    Sexual Orientation:
    Questioning
    Out Status:
    Not out at all
    I'm on the same page with Simon vs. and all of its adaptations and spinoffs! 'Alex Strangelove' on Netflix has also been helpful to me lately... Being in a seemingly perfect straight relationship and not knowing what to do when you find out you're someone else. I recommend it if you haven't seen it! :slight_smile:
     
  3. That1Guy

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2012
    Messages:
    502
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Bay Area, CA
    Gender:
    Other
    Gender Pronoun:
    They
    Sexual Orientation:
    Gay
    Out Status:
    Some people
  4. LaurenSkye

    Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,122
    Likes Received:
    137
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    Gender:
    Female (trans*)
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual
    Out Status:
    All but family
    I'm sure this is not what you mean, but there is one show and one movie that made me realize that I was attracted to guys, I don't know exactly which came first. The show was an MTV reality show following skateboarder Ryan Sheckler. I never really watched MTV, I didn't like reality shows, and I wasn't really into skateboarding, but he was really hot. The movie was High School Musical. Even though I was in college at the time it first aired and I probably shouldn't have been watching Disney Channel, I really liked all three of the leading guys in the movie.
     
  5. LaurenSkye

    Full Member

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,122
    Likes Received:
    137
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    Gender:
    Female (trans*)
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual
    Out Status:
    All but family
    I wanted to add that while I haven't had any shows or movies that helped me with being queer in the way that's suggested, I have been affirmed by two books, both transgender biographies. The first is "Becoming Nicole", the story of Nicole Maines. The other is "Sorted: A Transgender Memoir" by Jackson Bird. Both have a lot of things that I can relate to (though with Jackson Bird, it's in the reverse gender role).
     
  6. mellissa

    Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2020
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Canada
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    Out Status:
    Not out at all
    But I'm a cheerleader, Desert Hearts, Glee, and Degrassi.
     
  7. Sparky2002

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2020
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    USA
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    Out Status:
    Some people
    Glee, Everything sucks, Love Simon, Love Victor, But I'm a Cheerleader, and Geography club. I have had celebrity crushes on characters in other TV shows which helped me realize I was lesbian but they weren't LGBT.
     
  8. Awydd

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2020
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Uk
    Gender:
    Genderqueer
    Gender Pronoun:
    They
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    Out Status:
    Some people
    Would it be too stereotypical to say Steven universe ?
     
  9. skygenie

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2020
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Australia
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Straight
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
    Oh I watched Alex Strangelove recently, great movie! The main actor is super cute :stuck_out_tongue:I also recommend Beach Rats for a slightly more realistic take, the actress who played Alex's girlfriend (Madeline Weinstein) is also in that movie, interestingly enough.
     
  10. Denial

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2018
    Messages:
    458
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    USA
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    Out Status:
    Some people
    I liked the movie I Do. It was nice to watch a nice gay love story.
     
  11. Hawk77

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2020
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Coast United States
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
    Desert Hearts is a classic! It’s been a while since I’ve seen that!
     
  12. Hawk77

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2020
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Coast United States
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
    The latest show Ive watched was L Word Generation Q. I also watched the original L Word. When I was younger I liked Tipping the Velvet, When Night is Falling, Like Water for Chocolate. I had a crush on Jodie Foster even though she wasn’t out as anything. I can remember when Ellen came out. Not sure what to think of what’s being said about her now. I watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer when I was younger.
     
  13. Hawk77

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2020
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    East Coast United States
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
    I also loved the book and movie Fried Green Tomatoes.
     
  14. mellissa

    Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2020
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Canada
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    Out Status:
    Not out at all
    It was so beautiful. The scenery, the chemistry, and the sort of ambiguous ending made me so happy.
     
  15. mellissa

    Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2020
    Messages:
    244
    Likes Received:
    30
    Location:
    Canada
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Lesbian
    Out Status:
    Not out at all
    I started re-runs of Buffy and it is amazing.

    For the whole Ellen Situation here are my thoughts:
    1) Ellen is guilty of not managing/supervising her producers as closely as she should have. I think once she got very famous and had other preoccupations, she just let others run the show.

    2) Like most people who become famous, she lost her way. It can happen to even the best and most lovable people.

    3) I think some people are over-reacting to some of the jokes she made. For example, scaring a person by jumping out of nowhere is something we have all done. It is not mean-spirited. Some jokes are a bit edgy, but when you feel comfortable with a friend you might make it despite the millions watching you.
     
  16. Gutterpunk

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2018
    Messages:
    202
    Likes Received:
    15
    Location:
    Florida
    Gender:
    Androgyne
    Gender Pronoun:
    They
    Sexual Orientation:
    Gay
    Out Status:
    Out to everyone
    its not an lgbt move, but The Decline of Western Society 3 is a documentary about 90s punk history. in that movie they included a live performance of queer thoughts by litmus green. that song in that movie really helped me feel more comfortable being a part of the scene, as I was both a baby gay and a baby punk at the time.
     
  17. Hemant

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2020
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    India
    Gender:
    Male
    Gender Pronoun:
    He
    Sexual Orientation:
    Questioning
    Out Status:
    Not out at all
    Tales of the city has special place in my heart.
    And upto certain extent somehow I figure EC community like that. And if I am right then I am looking for Mary Ann Singleton here.
     
  18. Shivani

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2020
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    India
    Gender:
    Female
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual
    Out Status:
    Some people
    I think love victor is definitely the tv show I can relate to the most, but some movies that not just helped me, but were also feel-good rom com type of watched were ‘saving face’ and ‘imagine me and you’. ‘Imagine me and you’ is not specifically about coming out or anything, it’s just a cute happy movie with happy ending and brilliant love story, which is what actually helped me the most cause it kind of showed this world where people are accepting and you don’t really need to suffer to fall in love (it’s sort of a nice escape), ‘saving face’ is just a masterpiece about family and I loved it
     
  19. Hemant

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2020
    Messages:
    102
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    India
    Gender:
    Male
    Gender Pronoun:
    He
    Sexual Orientation:
    Questioning
    Out Status:
    Not out at all
    Shivani definitely I would a like to go through contents that u mention. So please from next time also do mention the platforms on which titles are available. I hope its netflix?
     
  20. ChristelSa

    Regular Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2020
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Belgium
    Gender:
    Genderqueer
    Gender Pronoun:
    She
    Sexual Orientation:
    Bisexual
    Out Status:
    Family only
    The Birdcage, Pose (season 2), Priscilla Queen of the desert, The Rocky Horror Picture Show,
    And a lot of movies (or books) with a female protagonist to identify with.