Bitter Years (Italy)

A drama based on the life of Mario Mieli, one of the founders of the Italian Homosexual Liberation Movement, created at the beginning of the 70s. He was an activist, intellectual, writer and performer: a key figure on the Italian cultural scene. During his life, he had a complicated relationship with his parents and, in his twilight years, with his partner Umberto Pasti, with whom he had an intense love affair. 

Starring: Nicola Di Benedetto, Antonio Catania, Lorenzo Balducci, Sandra Ceccarelli

UK Release: 7th July 2020 on DVD and On Demand, released by TLA Releasing

Make Up (UK)

When reserved teenager Ruth finds a smeared lipstick stain on her boyfriend Tom’s mirror and a strand of red hair on his T-shirt, a sense of unease creeps into their caravan. A gripping psychosexual thriller set in a Cornish holiday camp that blends poetic realism, body horror and lesbian romance.

Starring: Molly Windsor, Joseph Quinn, Stefanie Martini, Theo Barklem-Biggs.

Director: Claire Oakley. 

UK Release: 31st July 2020, released  by Curzon.

Monsoon (UK)

Kit returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old when his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war. Struggling to make sense of himself in a city he’s no longer familiar with, he embarks on a personal journey across the country that opens up the possibility for friendship, love and happiness. 

Starring: Henry Golding, Van Lam Vissay, Parker Sawyers, Molly Harris

UK Release: TBC in 2020, released by Peccadillo Pictures

The New Mutants (USA)

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. The thirteenth instalment in The X-Men franchise from Marvel, the new movie features a lesbian storyline between two of its lead characters.

Starring: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Alice Braga, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt, Harry Zaga

UK Release: TBC in Cinemas. Release reschdeuled due to Coronavirus outbreak.

The Boys In The Band (USA)

The second screen adaptations of the 1970s classic play sees its recent Broadway cast reunite on screen. A group of gay men who gather in a NYC apartment for a friend's birthday party. After the drinks are poured and the music turned up, the evening slowly exposes the fault lines beneath their friendships and the self-inflicted heartache that threatens their solidarity.

Starring: Jim Parsons, Zachary Quinto, Matt Bomer, Andrew Rannells, Charlie Carver

Director: Ryan Murphy

UK Release: TBC 2020, released by Netflix

The Prom (2020)

A troupe of hilariously self-obsessed theater stars swarm into a small conservative Indiana town in support of a high school girl who wants to take her girlfriend to the prom.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Keegan-Michael Ray, Andrew Rannells, James Corden, Kerry Washington

Director: Ryan Murphy

UK Release: TBC 2020, released by Netflix

The Half Of It (USA)

A shy, introverted, Chinese-American, straight-A student finds herself helping the school jock woo the girl they both secretly love. In the process, each teaches the other about the nature of love as they find connection in the most unlikely of places.

Starring: Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire, Daniel Diemer, Becky Ann Baker, Catherine Curtin, Wolfgang Novogratz, Enrique Murciano

Director: Alice Wu

UK Release: TBC 2020, released by Netflix

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