All the can't miss queer movies, TV shows and docos we've got coming up in the next fortnight.
By
Stephanie Marie Anderson

12 Feb 2017 - 11:48 AM  UPDATED 13 Feb 2017 - 11:39 AM

MONDAY, February 13

52 Tuesdays

9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

Genre: Drama, Family

Language: English

Director: Sophie Hyde

Starring: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sam Althuizen, Imogen Archer

What's it about? 16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons

The Chambermaid Lynn

11:30pm, SBS VICELAND

Genre: Drama

Language: German

Director: Ingo Haeb

Starring: Vicky Krieps, Lena Lauzemis, Steffen Münster

What's it about? In this coming out story with a difference, Lynn, a shy hotel maid, voyeuristically watches a guest's encounter with a dominatrix, then decides to hire the call girl to help her shed her inhibitions. 

FRIDAY, February 17

Blue is the Warmest Colour

11:15pm, SBS1

Genre: Drama, Romance

Language: French, English

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche

Starring: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche

What's it about? Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who allows her to discover desire and assert herself as a woman and adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Head On

9:25pm, SBS VICELAND

Genre: Drama, Romance

Language: English

Director: Ana Kokkinos

Starring: Alex Dimitriades, Julian Garner, Elena Mandalis

What's it about? A 19 year old Greek Australian youth struggles with his sexual identity and has one clumsy heterosexual and several homosexual encounters.

Head On will be available to watch on SBS On Demand from February 21 to November.

54: The Director's Cut

11:20pm, SBS VICELAND

Genre: Drama, Music

Language: English

Director: Mark Christopher

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Mike Myers, Breckin Meyer

What’s it about? Ryan Philippe stars as Shane O'Shea, a working-class teenager from New Jersey who takes a job at legendary New York nightclub Studio 54, the epicentre of the disco explosion in the 70s. While the gay storyline was cut out of original film it appears in the director’s cut.

TUESDAY, February 21

Room in Rome (streaming now on SBS On Demand)

9:20pm, SBS VICELAND

Genre: Drama, Romance

Language: Spanish

Director: Julio Medem

Starring: Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Enrico Lo Verso

What’s it about? Director Julio Medem's beautifully-crafted erotic drama takes place within a Rome hotel room where two recently acquainted women embark on a sexual adventure. 

FRIDAY, February 24

American Beauty

8:40pm, SBS1

Genre: Drama, Comedy

Language: English

Director: Sam Mendes

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Mena Suvari

What's it about? A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.

With Every Heartbeat

11:20pm, SBS1

Genre: Drama, Romance

Language: Swedish

Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining

Starring: Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes, Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre, Joakim Nätterqvist

What's it about?

MIA (Ruth Vega Fernandez) and FRIDA (Liv Mjönes), both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents' engagement party. Mia's father, Lasse (Krister Henriksson), is about to get married to Frida's mother, Elizabeth (Lena Endre), which will make Mia and Frida stepsisters. Lasse's daughter, Mia, has not visited her father in years and arrives with her boyfriend, Tim (Joakim Nätterqvist), with whom she is about to get married. As Mia and Frida get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequences.

Arriving at SBS On Demand:

WEDNESDAY, February 15

Carmin Tropical

Genre: Drama

Language: Spanish

Director: Rigoberto Pérezcano

Starring: José Pecina, Luis Alberti, Everardo Trejo

What's it about? This is a story about coming back. Mabel returns to her hometown to find the murderer of her friend Daniela and finds herself on a journey that takes her through nostalgia, love, and betrayal in a town where transgenderism takes on an unusual dimension in its day. 

That’s Not Us

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance

Language: English 

Director: William Sullivan 

Starring: Mark Berger, Elizabeth Gray, Tommy Nelms

What’s it about? Three twenty-something couples – gay, lesbian and straight – travel to an upstate New York beach house to enjoy the last days of summer, but what was meant to be a fun, carefree retreat transforms into an intimate exploration of sex and commitment.

Four Moons

Genre: Drama, Romance

Language: Spanish

Director: Sergio Tovar Velarde

Starring: Antonio Velázquez, Alejandro de la Madrid, Cesar Ramos

What’s it about? Four stories of love and disgust between men of different generations facing their fears

Daddy

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Language: English 

Director: Gerald McCullouch 

Starring: Gerald McCullouch, Dan Via, Jaime Cepero

What’s it about? Colin is a stud. Stew, not so much. They've been virtually inseparable since college. But now Colin has fallen for a much younger man.

FRIDAY, February 17

Viva

Genre: Drama 

Language: Spanish

Director: Paddy Breathnach 

Starring: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García

What’s it about? A young hairdresser clashes with his estranged father when his dream of performing in drag comes true.

Dressed as a Girl

Genre: Documentary, Biography, Comedy

Language: English

Director: Colin Rothbart

What’s it about? Filmmaker Colin Rothbart spends five years following the people in East London's alternative drag scene.

TUESDAY, February 21

Lovesong

Genre: Drama

Language: English 

Director: So Yong Kim

Starring: Riley Keough, Jessie Ok Gray, Cary Joji Fukunaga

What’s it about? Stars Jenna Malone and Riley Keough. Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy. Along the way, the dynamic between the two friends intensifies before circumstances force them apart. Years later, Sarah attempts to rebuild their intimate connection in the days before Mindy's wedding. 

Also streaming now on SBS On Demand:

Gaycation

Eyewitness

Hit & Miss

Gay Conversion Therapy

Inside The Chinese Closet

 

And you can also check out our queer documentary collection as well as our rainbow pride collection.