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Because we know just how much you guys love watching films so we are sharing with you the most Googled LGBTQ+ films in America according to a study conducted by Shane Co.
Also, coronavirus pandemic is still raging. We’re pretty sure that sooner or later this list will come in handy because we’ll be spending more time indoors for sure as COVID-19 continue to wreak havoc across the world. Without further ado, here are the most searched LGBTQ+ films in the US, and please do let us know in the comments section below whether your favorites made the list or not.
- Beginners (2010, Mike Mills)
Beginners—which stars Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, and Mélanie Laurent— tops the list as it is the most searched LGBTQ+ film in 12 states, from Hawaii to Maine, according to Shane Co.
This film tells the story of Oliver (played by Ewan McGregor) who is trying to make sense of the two shocking announcements made suddenly by Hal (played by Christopher Plummer), his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer and that he is gay.
- The Normal Heart (2014, Ryan Murphy)
The Normal Heart comes second and is reportedly not only the most searched movie in five states, it also ranked first in Alabama, Kentucky, and Mississippi.
It follows the story of a group of gay activists in New York who were trying to raise awareness regarding HIV and AIDS during the early years of the pandemic. The Normal Heart stars Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons, Alfred Molina, Joe Mantello, Jonathan Groff, and Julia Roberts.
- The Children’s Hour (1961, William Wyler)
The Children’s Hour is setat a girl’s school where a student accuses two teachers of being lesbians.
This groundbreaking 1961 film that stars Audrey Hepburn, Veronica Cartwright, Shirley Maclaine, James Garner, and Miriam Hopkins to name a few, has been able to withstand the test of time. It is ranked third and is said to be the top-searched film in three states particularly Ohio, Michigan, and North Carolina.
- Blue is the Warmest Color (2013, Abdellatif Kechiche)
Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme d’Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. This amazing French film—which stars Adèle Exarchopoulos (Adèle), Léa Seydoux (Emma), Salim Kechiouche (Samir), Aurélien Recoing (Père Adèle), and Catherine Salée (Mère Adèle) to name a few—is about young love, and finding and losing oneself.
Steven Spielberg is all praises about the movie. He said:
For me the film is a great love story that made all of us feel like we were privileged to be flies on the wall, to be invited into this story of deep love and deep heartbreak. The director did not put any constraints on the narrative and we were absolutely spellbound by the amazing performances of the two actresses, and especially the way the director observed his characters and just let the characters breathe.
Blue is the Warmest Color is popular in both Alaska and Minnesota.
- Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018, Marielle Heller)
Can You Ever Forgive Me? is the most searchable film in DC and New Mexico.
This 2018 biographical film is based on Lee Israel’s 2008 confessional autobiography of the same name. Israel (played by Melissa McCarthy)—said to be a lesbian best-selling celebrity biographer in the 1970s and 1980s—had fallen on hard times. She’d been advised to look for another way to make a living as no one wants to read let alone publish her works anymore.
- Head On (1998, Ana Kokkinos)
This steamy Australian drama film tells the story of 19-year-old Ari (Alex Dimitriades)—a gay Greek-Australian who is suffering from sexual identity crisis—and his numerous sexual encounters of heterosexual and homosexual variety.
Head On, which is the most searchable film in West Virginia and South Carolina,also stars Elena Mandalis, Paul Capsis, Damien Fotiou, and Julian Garner among others.
- Weekend (2011, Andrew Haigh)
Weekend is a 2011 British romantic drama film that stars Tom Cullen (Russell) and Chris New (Glen) who met at a gay club. Both men ended up developing feelings for each other, will their one night of casual sex turn into something more?
Weekend, which is the most searchable movie in both Colorado and Iowa—is a critically acclaimed film and has received several awards and nominations. A review written by Wesley Morris of the Boston Globe reads: “One of the truest, most beautiful movies ever made about two strangers.”
Eric Hynes from the Village Voice on the other hand, wrote: “Naturalistic without being ineloquent, heartfelt yet unsentimental, Weekend is the rarest of birds: a movie romance that rings true.”
Other films that made the list included A Fantastic Woman, Brokeback Mountain, Call Me by Your Name, Maurice, Moonlight, among many others. Read the study in full here.
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