WeDocumentary
Showing posts with label Sexuality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sexuality. Show all posts

Sep 15, 2019

Do I Sound Gay? (2014)


Journalist David Thorpe confronts his anxiety over sounding gay by talking to LGBT icons like Dan Savage and George Takei, and exploring the cultural history of the gay voice in film and television.

Sep 8, 2019

Sticky: A (Self) Love Story (2016)


Sticky follows one filmmaker's attempt to understand why masturbation is something most everyone does, but few like to admit to doing. Shamed as a child by fellow students through interviews with sexologists, authors, religious figures, porn stars, and entertainers, what's so wrong with masturbation. The film take a hard look at our touchy relationship with touching ourselves throughout history, and explores the negative ways in which masturbation is portrayed in the media. From the FBI study linking compulsive masturbation to serial killers, to the tragic death of a child who committed suicide after being caught on tape masturbating, STICKY pulls no punches in exploring a subject that touches us all.

Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story (2014)


In "Lady Valor", former U.S. Navy SEAL Christopher Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck as she lives her life truthfully as a transgender woman. In 2011, after 20 years of service on SEAL Team 1, she retired from service though continued to hide her true identity while working for the United States Government and the Pentagon. In 2013, a year and a half after retirement, Kristin came out publicly through LinkedIn and confirmed her true identity on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 taking many friends and family by surprise. While many people have been supportive, some in the some in the public have expressed more bigotry than she ever expected. After a lifetime of service, Kristin has learned that her fight for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness did not end on the battlefield.

Finding Kim (2016)


A transgender man from Seattle begins to embark on his three-year transition from female to male at the age of 50.

Buying Sex (2013)


This documentary about the state of prostitution laws in Canada is a revelation. Those laws, forged in the 19th century, are now being challenged by both pro-prostitution and anti-prostitution forces, with no evident consensus about which way forward is either best or likely. The film's examination of the sex industry in Sweden and New Zealand sheds further light on the situation at home.

Americans in Bed (2013)


Ten American couples--captured in the comfort of their own beds--openly discuss romance, sex, trust and love in candid interviews. From young New Yorkers who have split up 26 times to spouses in their 90s who have been married 71 years, this touching, funny and often surprising film offers intimate insights into what makes or breaks a relationship.

Aug 29, 2019

Call Me Kuchu (2012)


In Uganda, openly gay David Kato and his fellow activists work to defeat new legislation in their country that would make homosexuality punishable by death.

Aug 23, 2019

Gayby Baby (2015)


Observes the lives of four children -- Gus, Ebony, Matt and Graham -- whose parents are either gay or lesbian, and explores the ways in which growing up as a gayby has affected them.

Aug 16, 2019

The Final Member (2012)


Paris has the Louvre. London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland-a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle-boasts the world's only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by SigurĂ°ur "Siggi" Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses four decades worth of mammalian members, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale, and every "thing" in between. But, lamentably, Siggi's collection lacks the holy grail of phallic phantasmagoria: a human specimen. Siggi's world changes dramatically when he receives generous offers from an elderly Icelandic Casanova and an eccentric American. However, as the competition for eternal penile preservation heats up between the two men, Siggi soon discovers that this process is more complicated than it initially appeared. In their debut feature film, Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math follow Siggi on his dogged, often emotional quest to complete his exhibition in a peculiar, yet startlingly relatable, story of self-fulfillment and the value of personal legacies (both big and small).

Aug 15, 2019

Embrace (2016)


The global issue of body image, associated negative stereotypes and what women can do to improve their physical and mental well-being are the focus of this documentary.

Aug 13, 2019

Jeanne d'Trans (2016)


Documentary explores our traditional gender roles through the experiences of people who challenge them all. Interviews include various Burlesque - artists, female pastor and Europe's only transsexual pro-wrestler who body-slams traditional gender roles in a profession, where the norms of gender are narrowly defined.

Aug 11, 2019

Kiki (2016)


In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather on the Christopher Street Pier to practice the performance-based art form Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna's music video "Vogue" and the documentary "Paris Is Burning."

Aug 8, 2019

Out of Iraq (2016)


In 2004, Ramadi was the most dangerous place on earth and the last place anyone would expect to find love. But that's what happened between an Iraqi translator working for the U.S. and an Iraqi soldier.

Aug 6, 2019

Suited (2016)


Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that caters to a diverse LGBTQ community. Clothier duo Rae and Daniel take a holistic approach to their work, considering each client's personal narrative, which becomes inextricable from the creation of the perfect custom-made suit. From Derek's emotional journey as he prepares for his wedding to Everett, a law student in a conservative environment, or Melissa, who simply wants to look good for a 40th birthday party-the need for well-fitting garments represents deeper issues of identity, empowerment, and the importance of feeling happy in one's body. HBO Documentary Films.

Aug 5, 2019

Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016)


This documentary gives women a voice in the choices they've had to make regarding their pregnancies.

Jul 30, 2019

After Porn Ends 2 (2017)


The filmmakers delve into society's ongoing stigmas of race, misogyny, and the reality of decreasing opportunities for former VHS box cover stars. For some, their careers in adult entertainment are accepted proudly and without regret. In fact, it seems to have proven to be the pathway to their current happiness and inner peace. For others, however, a career in porn has proven to be a conduit to certain despair as they struggle to find a way to emerge with new careers.

Jul 29, 2019

Dream Boat (2017)


Once a year, the Dream Boat sets sail - a cruise only for gay men. Far from their families and political restrictions, we follow five men from five countries on a quest for their dreams. The cruise promises seven days of sunshine, love and freedom - but on board are also their personal stories, their doubts and uncertainties.

Jul 23, 2019

Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers (2013)



Follow the madness of Burning Man through the eyes of Camp Beaverton, the only queer, all women, trans-inclusive, sex positive theme camp set within the experimental art festival found deep within the Nevada desert.

Jul 15, 2019

All in My Family (2019)



As the only male descendant in his Chinese family, Hao Wu was raised with a certain set of expectations - excel at school, get a good job, marry, and have kids. Yet, despite reaching all of these goals, Wu still faces the dilemma of reconciling the ways in which he achieved them with his family's deeply traditional beliefs. Years after coming out to his parents and sister, they continue to grapple with his identity, especially Wu's headstrong but big-hearted mother. But when Wu and his partner bring their young children to China to meet the rest of the extended clan - most of whom are unaware that he's gay - the family must decide how, or if, they'll introduce the thoroughly modern family into the fold. All in My Family paints a heartfelt portrait of how familial love carries and changes across cultures and generations of traditions.

Jun 27, 2019

Transformer (2017)



In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender. The reaction was universal: her sponsors abandoned her, she was disowned by her parents, banned from competing, and she changed her name to "Janae". This film follows Janae as she attempts to find her place in society.


Top