9 LGBTQ Friendly Black Films

Kat Harlton

Celebrate black history and discover more about the black LGBTQ+ experience with these 9 films.

Pimp

Born into the gritty life of the Pimp Game, Wednesday (Keke Palmer) grows up following in the footsteps of her dad. With her girlfriend (Haley Ramm) by her side, they struggle to find their way on the mean streets of the Bronx. In a rise and fall of events, Wednesday is forced to choose between money and love.

Bessie

Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this vivid portrait of a tenacious spirit who, despite her own demons, went on to become one of the most successful and influential musical artists of the 20th century.

Blackbird

Seventeen-year-old Randy (Julian Walker) tries very hard to be a good person. Since his father (Isaiah Washington) left, Randy takes care of his emotionally disturbed mother (Moโ€™Nique), and heโ€™s the kind of friend all of his classmates can depend on. As strong as he seems on the outside, Randy is hiding a secret inner struggle and denial of his true self.

Moonlight

A moving, transcendent, award-winning look at 3 defining chapters in the life of Chiron, a young man growing up in Miami. His epic journey to adulthood, as a shy outsider dealing with difficult circumstances, is guided by support, empathy and love from the most unexpected places.

Brother To Brother

A feature-length drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.

Kiki

A captivating look into the daily lives of a group of LGBTQ youth who comprise the “Kiki” scene as they prepare for and perform at fierce and exuberant ballroom competitions in NYC.

Pariah

In Dee Rees’s inspiring film, seventeen-year-old Alike strives to get through adolescence with grace, humor, and tenacity – sometimes succeeding, sometimes not, but always moving forward.

Tangerine

Sin-Dee is back. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend was unfaithful during the days she was jailed, the sex worker and her friend, Alexandra, set out to get to the bottom of this. Their odyssey leads them through subcultures of Los Angeles.

Portrait Of Jason

8 drug addicts wait for their “connection”. A budding filmmaker has agreed to pay for the fix if the addicts will allow him to film them. The junkies then talk the director into trying heroin to better understand the subject.

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