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1. When the Beat Drops (I) (2018)

Documentary

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Explores the development of bucking, an energetic form of the dance, from the point of view of Anthony Davis, an Atlanta native who helped popularize it.

Director: Jamal Sims | Star: Anthony Davis

Votes: 14

2. Studio 54 (2018)

14A | 98 min | Documentary

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Studio 54 was the epicenter of 70s hedonism--a place that not only redefined the nightclub, but also came to symbolize an entire era. Its co-owners, Ian Schrager and Steve Rubell, two ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Steve Rubell, Ian Schrager

Votes: 82

3. Bad Reputation (2018)

R | 95 min | Documentary

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Documentary about rock star Joan Jett.

Director: Kevin Kerslake | Stars: Billie Joe Armstrong, Rodney Bingenheimer, Carianne Brinkman, Bill Curbishley

Votes: 30

4. Call Her Ganda (2018)

93 min | Documentary

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When Jennifer Laude, a Filipina transwoman, is brutally murdered by a U.S. Marine, three women intimately invested in the case--an activist attorney, a transgender journalist and Jennifer's... See full summary »

Director: PJ Raval | Stars: Naomi Fontanos, Julita Laude, Virginia Lacsa Suarez, Meredith Talusan

Votes: 13

5. Dykes, Camera, Action! (2018)

58 min | Documentary

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A history of queer cinema from the women who made it happen.

Director: Caroline Berler | Stars: Desiree Akhavan, Cheryl Dunye, Su Friedrich, Jenni Olson

6. Every Act of Life (2018)

Documentary, Biography

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The life of Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally (Master Class, Ragtime): 60 years of groundbreaking plays and musicals, the struggle for LGBT rights, addiction and recovery, finding ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Kaufman | Stars: F. Murray Abraham, Lynn Ahrens, Jon Robin Baitz, Christine Baranski

Votes: 32

7. Game Girls (2018)

90 min | Documentary

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Game Girls follows Teri and her girlfriend Tiahna as they navigate their relationship through the chaotic world of Los Angeles' Skid Row, aka the "homeless capital of the U.S." A dilemma ... See full summary »

Director: Alina Skrzeszewska

Votes: 10

8. The Gospel of Eureka (2018)

75 min | Documentary, Music

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Love, faith, and civil rights collide in the south as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to explore the meaning of belief. Gospel drag shows and passion plays set the stage for one hell of a show.

Directors: Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri | Star: Mx Justin Vivian Bond

Votes: 8

9. The Ice King (2018)

89 min | Documentary

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THE ICE KING is the searing documentary of a lost cultural icon, a story of art, sport, sexuality, and rebellion. Including incredible unseen footage of some of his mort remarkable ... See full summary »

Director: James Erskine

Votes: 59

10. Leitis in Waiting (2018)

72 min | Documentary

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The story of Joey Mataele and the Tonga Leitis, an intrepid group of transgender women fighting a rising tide of religious fundamentalism and intolerance in the South Pacific Kingdom.

Directors: Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu | Star: Joey Joleen Mataele

11. Looking For? (2017)

60 min | Documentary

7.2
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In this documentary, 60 men living in 7 cities were interviewed to see what they were looking for, revealing their experiences of love, lust, and lost as gay people in modern times.

Director: Tung-yen Chou

Votes: 10

12. Man Made (I) (2018)

93 min | Documentary

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This documentary explores the world of transgender bodybuilding, tracking the path of four hopefuls as they prepare for the Trans FitCon competition in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

13. Mr Gay Syria (2017)

85 min | Documentary, Drama

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Mr. Gay Syria follows two gay Syrian refugees who are trying to rebuild their lives. Husein is a barber in Istanbul, living a double life between his conservative family and his gay ... See full summary »

Director: Ayse Toprak

Votes: 123

14. Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2017)

R | 98 min | Documentary

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67 Metascore

A portrait of unsung Hollywood legend Scotty Bowers, whose bestselling memoir chronicled his decades spent as sexual procurer to the stars.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer | Stars: Scotty Bowers, Peter Bart, Stephen Fry, Robert Hofler

Votes: 101 | Gross: $0.18M

15. Shakedown (2018)

72 min | Documentary, Drama, History

6.5
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SHAKEDOWN chronicles explicit performances in an underground lesbian club in Los Angeles. The story functions as a legend where money is both myth and material. Cumulatively, questions ... See full summary »

Director: Leilah Weinraub | Stars: Egypt, Jazmyne, Junior, Mahogany

Votes: 19

16. TransMilitary (2018)

93 min | Documentary

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The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around ... See full summary »

Directors: Gabriel Silverman, Fiona Dawson

Votes: 10




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