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.
THE PINK 100
LGBT+ people have appeared on film as long as movies have been made. Between 1930 and 1968, filmmakers were crippled by the Hays Code, a set of industry guidelines intended to shape and guide the moral content of films. Within this code, the depiction of homosexuality was strictly forbidden and it wasn't until the ban was lifted and homosexuality decriminalised that gay people began to find themselves represented positively on screen.
In order for a film to be "pink", they must fit the below criteria:
• It must include a positive representation of the LGBT+ Community.
• It must include explicit representations of sexuality and/or gender identity - it must be completely clear that the character is LGBT+.
So let's see which films have made the cut. Scroll through the list, or click each entry to read my summary.