FROM INDIE QUEER CINEMA TO THE HOLLYWOOD MAINSTREAM, THE PINK LENS PUTS THE DEPICTION OF LGBT+ PEOPLE IN CINEMA IN THE UK UNDER THE MICROSCOPE.
FUTURE: COMING SOON...
Starring: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, Fiona Shaw
Director: Francis Lee
UK Release: 26th March 2021 On Demand, releaased by Lionsgate
1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.
SEQUIN IN A BLUE ROOM
Starring: Conor Leach, Jeremy Lindsay Taylor, Samuel Barrie
UK Release: 9th April 2021 On Demand, released by Peccadillo Pictures
Sequin is exploring his burgeoning teenage sexuality through an obsession with anonymous, no-strings sexual encounters. That is until he finds his way into The Blue Room – a strictly anonymous, group sex party – where a whole new, alluring world unfolds before him. There, Sequin connects with a captivating stranger, but they are separated suddenly. Utterly fixated on this man, Sequin sets off on an exhilarating and dangerous mission to track him down.
Starring: Thomas Hobson, Matt Palazzolo, Rob Warner
UK Release: 26th April 2021 On Demand, released by TLA Releasing
After their divorce, Russ and Manny, in a bid to salvage a friendship, head to the Central Coast of California for wine, sun, a threesome, and more wine. A seriously sexy post-romantic comedy, ‘Stone Fruit’ is a charming, thoroughly modern gay love story- for anyone who has fallen out of love.
TRUMAN & TENNESSEE: AN INTIMATE CONVERSATION
Starring: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto
UK Release: 30th April 2021, released by Dogwoof
This is a story of two of the greatest writers of the past century, Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams who are examined in a dialogue that stretches from their early days of friendship to their final, unsparing critiques of each other. Giving life to the dialogue and a physicality to their relationship, both are icons and yet anti-heroes, in an era that has become glutted with one-named celebrities: it’s time for a return to the originals. The two men themselves, as they lived their own life stories, embody the present more than the subjects they confronted in their works.
TWO OF US
Starring: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Lea Drucker
UK Release: 28th May 2021 in Cinemas and On Demand, released by Peccadillo Pictures
When Nina met Madeleine on holiday in Rome, they became instantly inseparable. Decades later, they still are, sharing their lives and the landing between their two apartments. After more than twenty years of loving in the shadows, Madeleine promises Nina she will tell her family the truth. Though certain of her decision and love for Nina, Madeleine finds the prospect of “coming out” daunting. It takes an unexpected, life-altering event to show her the importance of living your truth.
THE STRONG ONES
Starring: Samuel Gonzalez, Antonio Altamirano, Marcela Salinas
UK Release: 14th June 2021 On Demand, released by Matchbox Films
A young architect visiting a coastal Chilean town before an educational trip abroad becomes involved with the handsome crewmate of a fishing boat.
Starring: Ivan Sanchez, Pepe Ocio, Erika Bleda, Maria Rivera
UK Release: 28th June 2021 On Demand, released by Matchbox Films
Two friends meet 16 years after they left high school.
Starring: Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci
UK Release: TBC, released by BBC Films - postponed due to COVID
Sam and Tusker are traveling across England in their old RV to visit friends, family and places from their past. Since Tusker was diagnosed with dementia two years ago, their time together is the most important thing they have.
EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
Starring: Max Harwood, Lauren Patel, Richard E. Grant, Sharon Horgan, Sarah Lancashire, Shobna Gulati
UK Release: TBC - release postponed due to COVID
Jamie is 16 and he doesn't quite fit in. He is terrified about the future but supported by his loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight.
Starring: Virginie Efira, Lambert Wilson, Charlotte Rampling, Olivier Rabourdin
Director: Paul Verhoeven
UK Release: TBC in 2021
A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.