Netflix Australia has some impressive LGBTQ films on their streaming service – here are our top four.
Photo: Loving Annabelle – Netflix.com
Strike a Pose
IMDb rating: 7.2/10
Editor’s rating: 8/10
Summary: The movie is about Madonna’s Blonde Ambition tour during the 1990s which took the world by storm. It wasn’t just any other musical tour, but it was much more than that. By bringing together gay and queer dancers on stage with her – Madonna helped bring forth the voices of the LGBTQ community at the forefront. The community, which struggled to find its voice amongst the identity issues with the society, now were thrown in front of the limelight.
Lead cast: n/a – documentary series
Blue is the Warmest Colour
IMDb rating: 7.8/10
Editor’s rating: 8/10
Summary: This film looks at the relationship between Adele and Emma. Both women face challenges in the acceptance of their relationship by the world, but in-turn help each other evolve. Adele explores her sexuality and her identity as a woman. Both women discover their true selves through love. Blue is the Warmest Colour also received one Golden Globe nomination.
Lead cast: Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos.
IMDb rating: 7.4/10
Editor’s rating: 9/10
Summary: Jenny Von Loeben is a talented pianist. She’s in prison and was never able to complete her music lessons because of a childhood tragedy. Traude Krueger is a piano teacher in the prison. She refuses to teach Jenny until she hears her playing the piano and finally accepts Jenny as her student. But Jenny gets beaten up frequently by her other inmates, who are jealous of her musical talent, and the fact that she went unpunished for another crime in-prison. It’s all building up to a day of competition.
Lead cast: Hannah Herzsprung and Monica Bleibtreu.
IMDb rating: 6.5/10
Editor’s rating: 6/10
Summary: Annabelle Tillman is a newcomer in a Catholic boarding school after getting expelled from two previous schools. She is reprimanded by the principal of the school, Mother Immaculata, for audaciously wearing Buddhist prayer beads to school. And in charge of Annabelle’s dormitory is Simone – also her poetry teacher. Simone requests the principal move Annabelle to another dormitory, but when she notices her maturity and sensitiveness, she lets her be. But then Annabelle develops feelings for another girl at the school.
Lead cast: Erin Kelly, Ilene Graff and Diane Gaidry.