Hitler’s Aryan policies lead the USA to threaten a boycott of the 1936 Olympic Games. The Americans insisted that Nazi Germany must allow Jews onto their team and specifically demanded the participation of Jewish high jumper Gretel Bergmann. The Nazis reluctantly include Gretel in their Olympic team, but to ensure that she doesn't win gold they also include a mysterious German rival.
When 20-year-old Lukas arrives in Cologne, a summer of late nights, clubs heaving with hot guys and insurmountable self-discovery awaits. You see, Lukas has a heavy secret that he has chosen to leave behind, and best friend Ine knows this too well.
However, when hunky neighbourhood catch Fabio appears, a heated attraction between the two boys gradually develops - until Fabio accesses the secret of Lukas's identity.
In the tradition of tender coming-of-age tales such as Lucia Puenzo’s XXY and Celine Sciamma’s Tomboy, comes Julia Solomonoff’s The Last Summer of La Boyita, a sumptuously-shot ode to childhood summers past, executive produced by Pedro Almodovar.
Gay men Mikhail and Jamel and transsexual Stephanie are three lost souls who share an unbreakable bond, one that is made stronger by the risqué lives they lead in the seedy side streets and train stations of Paris where they use their bodies to turn tricks.
Dale is an attractive, hard-as-nails gay male escort in Greenwich, London. He specialises in fulfilling sexual fantasies - dressing up as a schoolboy, BDSM, you name it, he's done it, yet his own dreams of a happy ending are complicated when straight best friend and childhood crush Raj announces his forthcoming marriage. Meanwhile, a spate of gay hate crimes are being reported on the local heath...
Based on a true story and starring Italy’s best known young actresses including Maria Grazia Cucinotta (Il Postino, The World is Not Enough), Sea Purple has drawn comparisons to The Secret Diary of Miss Anne Lister in its depiction of a landmark lesbian love story.
It was the film that shocked and delighted audiences the world over. It was seized by US Customs, restricted to screenings in private clubs in London and Paris and terrified the Mary Whitehouse establishment. Welcome to the aftermath of Frank Ripploh – school teacher, film director, and insatiable sex addict!
Eternal daydreamer Mel can't wait to quit her sucky catering job and fly to her dream destination: Portugal. Things change when the beautiful Jenny literally crashes into her life when Mel nearly runs her over in her classic BMW. It is love at first sight, however there is just one problem: Jenny mistakenly assumes Mel to be a boy. Despite this, the pair become boyfriend and girlfriend. With Mel attempting to disguise her true gender at every turn...
Out of work and unlucky in love, nothing seems to be going right in butch lesbian Jamie Klein's so-called life. A struggling actress, the daily grind of fruitless auditions is made more unbearable by her roommate's pet cat, Howard. To Jamie's annoyance, Howard is a famous feline that gets cast in big movie roles and money-spinning TV commercials, and is praised by everyone as having a talent for acting!
Short Film (13 mins) The Crabb family in Texas are thrown a curve-ball when they discover that daughter Jessica is moonlighting under a secret identity at school. Through the eyes of younger sister Bee, we witness the attempts of the family to make Jessica "normal".
Official Selection, NewFest New York and Outfest Los Angeles Film Festivals
Ruth Ackroyd leaves the monotony of her work at her father's textile mill on a Friday evening and secretly takes the train to Manchester. There, she meets a man on the platform, but all is not what it seems...
Winner -Best UK Short Film - Iris Prize Cardiff Winner - PlanetOut Short Film Awards
Portraying femininity from ancient mythology and popular cinematic culture, Fem subverts images of empowered women to experimental and lyrical effect, with a butch narration from Peggy Shaw of UK Lesbian Feminist Theatre Company "Split Britches".
Official Selection, Outfest, MixNYC, Copenhagen and Paris LGBT Festivals
Joe's glory days as Jana, the glamorous drag queen, are well behind him.
Sitting before his familiar vanity mirror, Joe faces the difficult
decision of saying goodbye to his alter ego - but feisty Jana won't fade
away without a fight.
Official Selection, Frameline International Film Festival