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10 queer films of 2024 you have to see

Author: Tracy Gilchrist,Alex Cooper

Challengers, Mother of the Bride, Love Lies Bleeding

Challengers, Mother of the Bride, Love Lies Bleeding

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures, Netflix, A24

Geraldine Vishwanathan, Margaret Qualley, and Beanie Feldstein in Drive-Away Dolls

Focus Features

Katy O’Brian and Kristen Stewart in Love Lies Bleeding

A24

Mike Faist, Zendaya, and Josh O’Connor in Challengers

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

Justice Smith and Brigette Lundy-Paine in I Saw the TV Glow

A24

Alan Cammish and Alex Diaz in Glitter and Doom

Music Box Films

Ariana DeBose in I.S.S.

Bleecker Street

Julia Lester and Terry Hu in Prom Dates

Disney/Brett Roedel

Michael McDonald and Wilson Cruz in Mother of the Bride

Netflix

Housekeeping for Beginners

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Poignant and kinetic, Housekeeping for Beginners is a love letter to queer love and chosen family. The film won the Queer Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival. Ali (Samson Selim) meeting Dita (Anamaria Marinca of 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days) and Suada (Alina Serban), the lesbian couple who eventually take him in.

North Macedonia’s official Oscar submission this year, the film is the third feature from gay director Goran Stolevski, who was born in Macedonia and emigrated to Australia as a teen. His gay-themed feature Of an Age put him on the radar of LGBTQ+ viewers in 2022.

A queer extended family dramedy and celebration of life, Housekeeping for Beginners also touches on ethnic disparities for the Roma people like Suada and her daughters, who face segregation in schools. The film stars Dita (Anamaria Marinca of 4 Months, 3 Weeks, and 2 Days) and Suada (Alina Serban), a lesbian couple of with a blended family who take in teen Ali (Samson Selim) just as one of them receives a cancer diagnosis. The movie also explores how queer people primarily remain closeted for their safety.

Watch the trailer here.

Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Tracy Gilchrist,Alex Cooper

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