Cult films are the best films ever, usually they’re low budget and have a limited release but these few of my favorites are amazing because they focuse on LGTBQ culture which isn’t represented enough in media.
1. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
This film has such a special place in my heart. In the 1970’s an Irish transgender woman by the name of ”Kitten” follows a glam rock band on the road while trying to figure out her gender identity and find her mother that abandoned her when she was young. It’s heart breaking, but also light and has a fun atmosphere to it. Cillian Murphy (who plays Kitten) is beautiful in this.
I dare you to look me in the eye and say all of Kitten’s outfits aren’t perfect.
2. Gypsy 83 (2001)
Perfect perfect perfect Goth movie. A gay teen and his older friend go on a road trip to the Night Of A Thousand Stevies, a festival dedicated to Stevie Nicks fans. It’s a typical coming of age film but that doesn’t lessen the enjoyment of it.
I never knew I needed a lunch box this much.
3. Paris Is Burning (1990)
One of the best documentaries out there about LGTBQ history. Filmed around the years of 1986-1989, it focuses on the LGTBQ culture around NYC and the golden age of NYC drag balls. It discusses the origin of voguing and explains the racism, homophobia, poverty, and AIDS the subjects dealt with.
“Everybody wants to make an impression, some mark upon the world. Then you think, you’ve made a mark on the world if you just get through it, and a few people remember your name. Then you’ve left a mark. You don’t have to bend the whole world. I think it’s better to just enjoy it. Pay your dues, and just enjoy it. If you shoot a arrow and it goes real high, hooray for you.”
4. Hedwig and The Angry Inch (2001)
Drag queens and punk rock, what more do you need?? Hedwig is a troubled soul that had a botched sex operation in order to marry the man she loved. He left her and now depressed and lonely she starts a band and tours the country singing about her life. She meets a Jesus freak named Tommy and turns him into a bigger rock star than she is and again she’s betrayed.
The plot line, outfits, and soundtrack is incredible and original.
With today’s outfit I was kinda going for something Marc Bolan inspired so I had this blue jacket I got from a local thrift store and threw it on with my home made t-shirt.
Jesus, everything is too blue.