PORTRAIT OF JASON (1967)

A very influential documentary that was far ahead of its time in both its talking head approach and its LGBT themes, though for few films am I more confident saying “your mileage may vary.”

CAR WASH (1976)

A small but really interesting comedy about the workers on one long day at a car wash, with an ultra-famous disco track for a title song.

MY BEAUTIFUL LAUNDRETTE (1985)

Daniel Day-Lewis had his first starring role in this low-key 1980s British LGBT romance.

THE WATERMELON WOMAN (1996)

Considered the first feature from an African-American lesbian, I found it enjoyable and interesting. Not everyone agreed at the time.

SOME LIKE IT HOT (1959)

I had, um, some issues with this comedy about cross-dressing and/or dudes that want to sleep with Marilyn Monroe.

MADCHEN IN UNIFORM (1931)

Maybe the first feature film dealing with themes of homosexuality, it feels surprisingly fresh today.