This is a very small selection of films that look sensitively at different aspects of sexual identity. These films are all available on DVD and have been recommended by FFLAG parents, families and LGB individuals
Set on a South London housing estate, neighbours in a block of flats get an emotional wakeup call when two teenage boys unexpectedly fall in love. Beautiful Thingadapted from the play by Jonathan Harveyfeatures tenderhearted, kitchen sink realism from Channel Four Films.
The story of Harvey Milk the first openly gay man to be voted in to major public office in America. This is a powerful and inspiring story of his life and untimely death. His life changed history, and his courage changed lives
Based on the book by E. M. Forster. This is not just a gay comingofage story the hero wrestles with the British class system as well as his personal and sexual identity.
Starring Dirk Bogarde, this classic film took a courageous stand against the criminalisation of homosexuality. At the time (1961), 90% of blackmail attempts were directed against gay men.
‘Yossi & Jagger’
This is a moving story of two young Israeli soldiers and their love for one another. ‘A gem of a film’. In Hebrew with English subtitles