MONDAY, February 27
Do I Sound Gay?
2:55am, SBS1 / Streaming now on SBS On Demand
What's it about? Why do some people 'sound gay' but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment? Following a break up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe sets out on a quest to unravel a linguistic mystery…all his life, like many gay men, Thorpe has felt self-conscious about his stereotypically un-macho voice. But what are its origins? And why is there such a stigma attached to 'sounding gay'? As Thorpe consults with everyone from speech therapists to public figures to complete strangers, he unpacks complex cultural questions with wit, verve and intelligence.
9:20pm, SBS VICELAND
Director: Craig Boreham
Starring: Miles Szanto, Daniel Webber, Anni Finsterer
What's it about? 17-year-old Miklos' plans to escape his migrant family and run away with his best friend are crushed by the sudden death of his brother. He's forced to navigate his guilt to find the man he can become.
11:15pm, SBS VICELAND
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Language: English, French
Director: Bruce La Bruce
Starring: Pier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Boland
TUESDAY, February 28
11:35am, SBS VICELAND / Streaming now on SBS On Demand
Language: English, French
Director: Gary Entin
Starring: Cameron Deane Stewart, Justin Deeley, Meaghan Martin
What's it about? At Goodkind High School, a group of students with varying sexual orientations form an after-school club as a discreet way to share their feelings and experiences.
Hate Thy Neighbour
8:30pm, SBS VICELAND
Episode 1: Forbidden Love in Israel
What's it about? With the far-right on the rise around the world, comedian Jamali Maddix goes on a tour to confront groups spreading hate across the world. In Episode one, Maddix attends gay pride in Jerusalem.
WEDNESDAY, March 1
Laverne Cox Presents: The T Word
What's it about? Following the lives of seven transgender youths hailing from New York, New Orleans and Baltimore and ranging in age, but they share common obstacles and joys. Produced and presented by Laverne Cox.
9:50pm, SBS VICELAND / Streaming now on SBS On Demand
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Starring: Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann
What's it about? A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with.
What's it about? A transgender Native Hawaiian teacher inspires a young girl to fulfil her destiny of leading the school's male hula troupe even as she struggles to find love and a committed relationship of her own.
11:35pm, SBS VICELAND / Streaming now on SBS On Demand
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Director: Karim Aïnouz
Starring: Lázaro Ramos, Marcelia Cartaxo, Flavio Bauraqui
What's it about? The life story of Joao Francisco dos Santos, aka Madame Sata - legendary criminal, proud queer, cabaret star and passionate lover.
WEDNESDAY, March 2
Inside the Chinese Closet
10:15pm, SBS VICELAND / Streaming now on SBS On Demand
What's it about? In a desperate attempt to meet their parents' expectations, Andy goes on a hunt for a lesbian woman to marry and Cherry in search of a baby to adopt. Being gay makes it hard to conform to their families' and society's expectations, but both Andy and Cherry are determined to do things 'the right way'.
Gay Conversion Therapy
11:15pm, SBS VICELAND / Streaming now on SBS On Demand
What's it about? Exclusive access to one of the hundreds of gay conversion therapy organisations, groups and sessions in the United States. At the Journey into Manhood program, men pay more than $600 to attend a weekend retreat where they participate in exercises and activities the staff members claim will help them battle their same-sex orientation.
THURSDAY, March 3
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director: Ang Lee
Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway
What's it about? The story of a forbidden and secret relationship between two cowboys and their lives over the years, Brokeback Mountain was clearly robbed of its Best Picture Oscar in 2006, losing to CRASH, OF ALL THINGS.
Director: Adam Garnet Jones
Starring: Ma-Nee Chacaby, Andrew Martin, Morteesha Chickekoo-Bannon, Brendt Thomas Diabo
What's it about? The thoughtful and moving debut feature by Adam Garnet Jones focuses on Shane (Andrew Martin), a young Anishinaabe man at a crossroads. As his family reels from recent tragedy, Shane is forced to decide whether he will leave the reservation to go to school, and he’s also faced with the prospect of raising tuition money fast. While his girlfriend, Tara (Mary Galloway) would love to come with him to the city, Shane would prefer to make his trip with David (Harley Legarde-Beacham), the grandson of the community’s leader. But David is deeply committed to learning the tribe’s traditions, and believes that leaving the reservation would be a cop-out. As Shane struggles with his own problems, the fails to realise that neglecting those he loves may have disastrous consequences. With sensitivity and intelligence, Fire Song confronts some of the most pressing questions facing First Nations communities.
Sunday, March 5
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Director: Stephan Elliott
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
What's it about? The iconic and classic Aussie flick about two drag queens and a trans woman who travel across the desert in a colourful bus named Priscilla to perform their unique style of cabaret.
FRIDAY, March 10
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Language: English, French
Director: François Ozon
Starring: Charlotte Rampling, Ludivine Sagnier
What's it about? Sarah, a middle-aged English writer on vacation in the south of France, finds herself sharing a house with Julie, the uninhibited daughter of her publisher.
Arriving at SBS On Demand
What's it about? Life for 46-year-old Henry and his boyfriend Lance is comfortable and settled. But after the most disastrous date night in history - involving a threesome, two police cars, and Boney M - Henry's old life shatters, and his new life begins. While Lance gets to know the mysterious Daniel, Henry soon finds himself with unexpected companions - 24 year old Freddie and 19 year old Dean. Can men from such different generations ever get on?
Episode 1 is streaming now on SBS On Demand, episode 2 will arrive March 28.
When We Rise
What's it about? Chronicles the real-life personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT+ men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement, from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.
Ep 1: Wednesday 1 March before 1pm (Sydney time)
Ep 2: Friday 3 March (PM) before 1pm (Sydney time)
Ep 3: Monday 6 March before 1pm (Sydney time)
Ep 4: Monday 6 March before 1pm (Sydney time)