LGBT Of Color

LGBT films with main characters of color
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The Watermelon Woman (1996)
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Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed... (90 mins.)
Director: Cheryl Dunye
 
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Dirty Laundry (2006)
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A modern-day prodigal son story with a twist. It follows Patrick, a magazine writer, who seems to have the "perfect life," until one day, there is a knock at the door. On the other side stands a secret that brings him face to face with the traditional southern family he hasn't seen in over 10 years. (100 mins.)
Director: Maurice Jamal
 
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Princesa (2001)
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Fernando, a.k.a. Fernanda, a 19-year-old Brazilian transvestite, travels to Milan and becomes a prostitute to finance sex-change surgery... (94 mins.)
 
4.
The Amazing Truth About Queen Raquela (2008)
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Raquela, a transsexual from the Philippines, dreams of escaping the streets of Cebu City for a fairy tale life in Paris. (80 mins.)
Director: Olaf de Fleur
 
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Paris Is Burning (1990 Documentary)
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality. (71 mins.)
 
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Virtuality (2009 TV Movie)
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Twelve extremely talented men and women have been chosen to be part of the Phaeton mission, a 10-year trek to explore a distant planetary system... (87 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
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Life Is Hot in Cracktown (2009)
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Various stories of how crack cocaine has infiltrated the inner-city streets. Based on Buddy Giovinazzo's novel "Life is Hot in Cracktown". (99 mins.)
 
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Brother to Brother (2004)
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A 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. (94 mins.)
Director: Rodney Evans
 
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Noah's Arc (2005 TV Series)
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Fortune Cookie Magic Tricks (2011 Short Film)
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A traditional Chinese father struggles to cope with his son's homosexuality, which then takes an absurd and comical turn for the worse. (11 mins.)
Director: Alex Chu
 
11.
She Hate Me (2004)
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Fired from his job for exposing corrupt business practices, a former biotech executive turns to impregnating wealthy lesbians for profit. (138 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
12.
The Color Purple (1985)
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A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering years of abuse from her father and others over 40 years. (154 mins.)
 
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A Frozen Flower (2008)
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A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard. (133 mins.)
Director: Ha Yu
 
14.
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story (2006 TV Movie)
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The true story of Gwen Araujo, a young trans woman who was brutally murdered by four men in 2002. (88 mins.)
 
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Beautiful Boxer (2004)
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Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation. (118 mins.)
 
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Shank (2009)
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A closeted teenage street punk takes up with the latest roughed-up gay victim of his bullying gang, which does not set well with the gang's drugged-up, brotherly leader. (94 mins.)
Director: Simon Pearce
 
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My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
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An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
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Destiny (1997)
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Two young high school boys, Manga and Sory, are gay and in love in Guinea. This is their story. (87 mins.)
Director: Mohamed Camara
 
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Pariah (2011)
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A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. (86 mins.)
Director: Dee Rees
 
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The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)
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A young boy falls in love with a handsome policeman who is investigating his family's criminal activities. (100 mins.)
Director: Auraeus Solito
 
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Stranger Inside (2001 TV Movie)
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A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility (97 mins.)
Director: Cheryl Dunye
 
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Gun Hill Road (2011)
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An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test. (86 mins.)
 
23.
Bessie (2015 TV Movie)
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The story of legendary blues performer Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s. (132 mins.)
Director: Dee Rees