Dive into Diversity: Exploring Kanopy’s LGBTQ2 Movie Selection

In recent years, the representation of the LGBTQ2 community in movies has become increasingly important, allowing individuals to explore diverse narratives and experiences. Kanopy, an innovative streaming service, has emerged as a haven for cinema enthusiasts, particularly those seeking exceptional LGBTQ2 films. With a vast collection of thought-provoking and engaging movies, Kanopy offers a delightful blend of queer storytelling and cinematic brilliance. In this blog post, we'll explore the incredible LGBTQ2 selection on Kanopy, highlighting some must-watch films that capture the essence of the community's journey.

EPL customers have access to Kanopy, meaning you can borrow and stream up to 10 items per month. Each video is checked out for 2 or 3 days, depending on the film.

Must-Watch LGBTQ2 Films on Kanopy

Call Me by your Name

Based on André Aciman's novel, this coming-of-age film takes place in 1980s Italy. "Call Me by Your Name" explores the passionate relationship that develops between Elio, a seventeen-year-old boy, and Oliver, an older graduate student. The film beautifully captures the emotions and complexities of first love, earning critical acclaim and numerous awards.

To Be Takei

Oh my! This award-winning documentary features Star Trek legend, marriage equality advocate and spokesperson for racial justice, superstar George Takei. Best known for his groundbreaking role of Hikaru Sulu on a certain epic starship and its multi-ethnic crew, Takei is one of the most visible Asian-American actors of all time, inspiring generations of fans.

Blue is the Warmest Color

This intimate and compelling French film delves into the profound love story between Emma and Adèle. Blue is the Warmest Color offers an honest portrayal of their relationship, exploring themes of identity, desire and heartbreak. The film's raw performances and masterful storytelling captivates audiences with its emotional depth.

American Experience

For those interested in LGBT history, Stonewall Uprising is an important documentary. The film chronicles the events of the 1969 Stonewall riots in New York City, which catalyzed the modern LGBT rights movement. Through archival footage and firsthand accounts, this eye-opening documentary sheds light on the struggles, resilience and activism of the LGBT community.

The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love

Randy is a lesbian who lives with other LGBTQ2 members of her community (including her aunt). Randy comes from a lower social class. Evie is a wealthy, popular girl with a boyfriend. When Evie befriends Randy, she begins to feel a passion for her she's never felt before.

Strike A Pose

For fans of Madonna and the iconic Blond Ambition tour, Strike a Pose offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of her backup dancers. The documentary explores the journeys of these talented individuals, many of whom identify as LGBTQ2, as they navigate fame, personal challenges and the impact of being part of a groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon.

Embrace the Power of LGBTQ2 Cinema

Kanopy stands as a beacon of cinematic brilliance, offering a platform where diverse LGBTQ2 stories can thrive. With movies like "Call Me by Your Name," "Blue is the Warmest Color," "Stonewall Uprising," "Conversion," and "Strike a Pose," Kanopy invites you to explore the rich tapestry of the LGBT experience. Indulge in these extraordinary films and immerse yourself in a world where love, acceptance and activism take center stage. Start your journey with Kanopy and celebrate the power of LGBTQ2 cinema today.

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