List of LGBT-related films of 2015

This is a list of lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender-related films released in 2015. It contains theatrically released films that deal with important gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender characters or issues and may have same-sex romance or relationships as a plot device.

Films

Title Director Country Genre Cast Notes Ref
3 GenerationsGaby DellalUnited StatesDramaNaomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Tate Donovan, Linda Emond, Jordan Carlos, Sam Trammell, Maria Dizzia, Tessa Albertson[1]
4th Man OutAndrew NackmanUnited StatesComedyEvan Todd, Parker Young, Chord Overstreet, Jon Gabrus, Jennifer Damiano, Jordan Lane Price, Kate Flannery[2]
AbsenceChico TeixeiraBrazilDramaMatheus Fagundes, Irandhir Santos, Gilda Nomacce, Thiago de Matos[3]
All About Them (À trois on y va)Jérôme BonnellFranceRomantic comedyAnaïs Demoustier, Félix Moati, Sophie Verbeeck
The Amina ProfileSophie DeraspeCanadaDocumentarySandra BagariaDocumentary about the Amina Abdallah Arraf al Omari hoax.[4]
Angry Indian GoddessesPan NalinIndiaDramaSandhya Mridul, Tannistha Chatterjee, Sarah-Jane Dias
AriannaCarlo LavagnaItalyDramaOndina Quadri, Massimo Popolizio
BareNatalia LeiteUnited StatesDramaDianna Agron, Paz de la Huerta, Chris Zylka
BizarreÉtienne FaureFranceDramaPierre Prieur, Adrian James, Raquel Nave, Charlie Himmelstein[3]
The Blue HourAnucha BoonyawatanaThailandDramaOabnithi Wiwattanawarang, Atthaphan Poonsawas, Duangjai Hirunsri, Panutchai Kittsatima, Nithiroj Simkamtom[3]
BlushMichal VinikIsraelDramaSivan Noam Shimon, Jade Sakori, Dvir Benedek
ButterflyMarco BergerArgentinaDramaJavier De Pietro, Ailín Salas, Malena Villa, Jorge Díez, María Laura Cali, Justo Calabria, Julian Infantino[3]
CarolTodd HaynesUnited Kingdom
United States
DramaCate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, Kyle Chandler, John Magaro, Cory Michael Smith, Carrie BrownsteinBased on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith
ChanceJake GrafUnited KingdomShort, drama, romanceClifford Hume, Abs, Amale Mohamed, Jake GrafLater added to Boys on Film 16: Possession (compilation)[5][6][7]
ChemsexWilliam Fairman and Max GogartyUnited KingdomDocumentaryAbout the consumption of drugs (including poppers) to facilitate or enhance sexual activity[8][9]
Closet MonsterStephen DunnCanadaDramaConnor Jessup, Isabella Rossellini, Joanne Kelly, Aaron Abrams
Clouds of Sils MariaOlivier AssayasUnited StatesDramaJuliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Grace Moretz, Johnny Flynn, Lars Eidinger, Hanns Zischler, Brady Corbet
DaddyGerald McCullouchUnited StatesDramaGerald McCullouch, Dan Via, Jaime Cepero, Mackenzie Astin, Leslie EasterbrookScreenplay by Dan Via, based on his play of the same name
The Danish GirlTom HooperUnited StatesDramaEddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Matthias Schoenaerts, Ben Whishaw, Amber Heard, Sebastian Koch, Pip Torrens, Nicholas Woodeson, Emerald Fennell, Adrian SchillerBased on the novel of the same name by David Ebershoff, loosely inspired by the lives of Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener
DownriverGrant SciclunaAustraliaDramaRobert Taylor, Kerry Fox, Helen Morse
Driving Not KnowingBenjamin R. Davis, Dylan Hansen-Fliedner, Dane Mainella, Jay JadickUnited StatesMusical, dramaDane Mainella, Jay Jadick, Emily Rea
Eisenstein in GuanajuatoPeter GreenawayNetherlands
Mexico
DramaElmer Bäck, Stelio Savante[3]
Fire SongAdam Garnet JonesCanadaDramaAndrew Martin, Derek Miller, Jennifer Podemski
F(l)ag FootballSeth GreenleafUnited StatesDocumentaryWade Davis, Jared Garduno, Brenton Metzler, Cyd ZeiglerDocumentary about National Gay Flag Football League[10]
Floating MelonRoberto F. Canuto, Xu XiaoxiChina
Spain
DramaVincent Chen Xi, Celia Yu Yinmeng, Wen Sirui
For Which We StandSean RobinsonUnited StatesDocumentaryMichael Musto, Dolly Parton, Melissa Etheridge, Frenchie Davis, Diana King, Chely Wright
FreeheldPeter SollettUnited StatesDramaJulianne Moore, Ellen Page, Michael Shannon, Steve Carell, Luke Grimes, Josh Charles, Mary Birdsong, Kelly Deadmon, Gabriel Luna, Anthony DeSandoBased on the 2007 documentary film directed by Cynthia Wade
From AfarLorenzo VigasVenezuelaDramaAlfredo Castro, Luis SilvaWon the Golden Lion at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival[11][12]
Gayby BabyMaya NewellAustraliaDocumentaryFollows four children raised by same-sex parents, originated from a short documentary, Growing Up Gayby, filmed by Newell for ABC2 in 2013[13]
The Girl KingMika KaurismäkiFinland
Canada
Sweden
Germany
France
Biography, dramaMalin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael NyqvistBiopic of Christina, Queen of Sweden
Henry Gamble's Birthday PartyStephen ConeUnited StatesDramaCole Doman, Pat Healy
Holding the ManNeil ArmfieldAustraliaDramaRyan Corr, Craig StottBased on the memoir of the same name by Timothy Conigrave
How to Win at Checkers (Every Time)Josh KimThailand
Indonesia
DramaToni Rakkaen, Ingkarat Damrongsakkul, Thira Chutikul, Jinna Navarat (credited as Arthur Navarat), Natarat Lakha, Bell Nuntita (credited as Nuntita Khampiranon), Michael Shaowanasai, Anawat Patanawanichkul, Vatanya Thamdee[3][2]
I Am MichaelJustin KellyUnited StatesDramaJames Franco, Zachary Quinto, Emma Roberts, Charlie Carver, Avan Jogia, Devon Graye, Leven Rambin, Daryl Hannah, Lesley Ann Warren, Blake Lee, Kevin CahoonDramatization of a New York Times Magazine article about ex-gay activist Michael Glatze[4]
I Kissed a GirlNoémie Saglio, Maxime GovareFranceComedyPio Marmaï, Franck Gastambide, Adrianna Gradziel
In the Grayscale (En la Gama de los Grises)Claudio MarconeChileDramaFrancisco Celhay, Emilio Edwards, Sergio Hernández, Daniela Ramirez
Inner Jellyfishes (Les Méduses)Marc-Antoine LemireCanadaShort dramaRudi Duperré, Samuel Brassard, Jade Hassouné
Jenny's WeddingMary Agnes DonoghueUnited StatesComedy, dramaKatherine Heigl, Alexis Bledel, Tom Wilkinson, Linda Emond, Grace Gummer, Matthew Metzger
The Last Summer of the RichPeter KernAustriaDramaAmira Casar, Nicole Gerdon, Winfried Glatzeder, Helmut Berger[3]
The Little DeputyTrevor AndersonCanadaShort DocumentaryLuke Oswald, Shannon Blanchet, Rob Chaulk, Fish Griwkowsky, Jenny McKillop, Trevor Schmidt9 mins long, recreating a cowboy photo from 1880s[14]
The Lives We LeadDavo HardyAustraliaDramaSally Williams, Georgina Neville, Josh Wiseman
Naomi and Ely's No Kiss ListKristin HanggiUnited StatesComedy, dramaVictoria Justice, Pierson Fode, Matthew DaddarioBased on the book of the same name by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Nasty BabySebastián SilvaUnited StatesDramaSebastián Silva, Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig, Denis O'Hare[4]
Naz & MaalikJay DockendorfUnited StatesDramaCurtiss Cook Jr., Kerwin Johnson Jr.
North MountainBretten HannamCanadaAction/thrillerJustin Rain, Glen Gould, Meredith MacNeill
Out to WinMalcolm IngramUnited StatesDocumentaryJohn Amaechi, Billy Bean, Jason Collins, Wade Davis, Brittney Griner, Billie Jean King, David Kopay, Martina NavratilovaDocumentary on history of LGBT people in professional sports[15]
Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake WilkinsonMichelle BoyanerUnited StatesDocumentaryDocumentary about deceased lesbian artist Edith Lake Wilkinson
Portrait of a Serial MonogamistJohn Mitchell
Christina Zeidler
CanadaRomance, comedyDiane Flacks, Carolyn Taylor
The Royal RoadJenni OlsonUnited StatesDocumentaryvoiceover cameo appearance by Tony KushnerExperimental documentary about butch lesbian desire, nostalgia and California history
The Saint of Dry CreekJulie ZammarchiUnited StatesShort, animationPatrick HaggertyAdaptation of an oral recording made for StoryCorps[16]
The Sea Is BehindHicham LasriMoroccoDramaMalek Akhmiss, Hassan Badida, Yassine Sekkal[3]
A Sinner in MeccaParvez SharmaUnited States
India
Saudi Arabia
DocumentaryDocumentary about Parvez Sharma's pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia as an openly gay Muslim.
StonewallRoland EmmerichUnited StatesDramaJeremy Irvine, Ron Perlman, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
SummertimeCatherine CorsiniFrance
Belgium
DramaCécile de France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Kévin Azaïs, Lætitia Dosch, Sarah Suco
Sworn VirginLaura BispuriItalyDramaAlba Rohrwacher, Flonja Kodheli, Lars Eidinger[3]
The Summer of SangailėAlanté KavaïtéFrance
Lithuania
DramaJulija Steponaitytė, Aistė Diržiūtė[4]
TangerineSean BakerUnited StatesDramaKitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya TaylorShot with three three iPhone5S smartphones[4]
Take Me to the RiverMatt SobelUnited StatesDramaLogan Miller, Richard Schiff, Robin Weigert[4]
Thanatos, DrunkChang Tso-chiTaiwanDramaLee Hong-chi, Cheng Jen-shuo, Huang Shang-ho, Lu Hsueh-feng, Ching-Ting Wang, Chang Ning, Lin Chin-yu, Andrew Chen, Chin Tzu-yen[3]
TchindasPablo García Pérez de Lara
Marc Serena
Spain
Cape Verde
DocumentaryTchinda Andrade, Elvis Tolentino, Edinha Pitanga[3]
Those PeopleJoey KuhnUnited StatesDramaJonathan Gordon, Jason Ralph, Haaz Sleiman
TigKristina Goolsby
Ashley York
United StatesDocumentaryTig NotaroDocumentary about comedian Tig Notaro's battle with cancer
Tough LoveRosa von PraunheimGermanyDramaHanno Koffler, Katy Karrenbauer, Oliver Sechting, Luise Heyer, Sascia Haj, Udo Lutz, Stefan Kuschner, Luise Schnittert[3]
UtopiansScudHong Kong
Taiwan
China
DramaAdonis He Fei, Jackie Chow, Fiona WangSexually-explicit story about a young male student, Hins Gao, who falls in love with his professor, Antonio Ming. Features frequent full-frontal male nudity[17]
Ville-MarieGuy ÉdoinCanadaDramaMonica Bellucci, Aliocha Schneider, Pascale Bussières
VivaPaddy BreathnachIrelandDramaHéctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría
Wonderful World EndDaigo MatsuiJapanDramaAi Hashimoto[3]

References

  1. Barker, Andrew (September 12, 2015). "'About Ray' Review: Elle Fanning Stars in Trans-Themed Crowdpleaser". Variety. Retrieved September 19, 2015.
  2. "‘Fourth Man Out,’ ‘How To Win at Checkers’ Lead Inside Out’s Festival Awards". Indiewire, June 1, 2015.
  3. Outfest Los Angeles 2015 Grand Jury Award
  4. "What’s Gay At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival?". NewNowNext, January 5, 2015.
  5. Brown, Mark (18 March 2015). "Love is ... five gay films going global in the name of human rights". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  6. "Chance". Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  7. Ellwood-Hughes, Pip (27 June 2017). "Boys on Film 16: Possession DVD review". Entertainment Focus. Retrieved 21 August 2019.
  8. Bradshaw, Peter (3 December 2015). "Chemsex review – scary but valuable documentary". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  9. Robey, Tim (3 December 2015). "Chemsex review: 'seriously sobering'". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  10. Scheck, Frank (2017-06-19). "'F(l)ag Football': Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  11. "Venezuelan film Desde Alla wins top Venice festival award". BBC News. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  12. "'From Afar' ('Desde alla'): Venice Review". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  13. ""Gaying up" the big screen". Star Observer. 24 May 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  14. "From a BDSM dominatrix to a closeted Hollywood star: LGBT flick picks at DOXA". The Georgia Straight, April 28, 2015.
  15. "Helmer Malcolm Ingram Chronicles History Of LGBT Pro Athletes In ‘Out To Win’". Deadline Hollywood, May 2, 2014.
  16. A Farmer’s Powerful Advice to His Gay Son in 1959: “Don’t Sneak.”. Slate, October 12, 2015.
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