Don't get me wrong, Call Me By Your Name
and Love, Simon
are both incredible films. The first time I watched Simon's dad tear up as he told his gay son that he'd always love him, I shed a few tears
, too (and I'm not someone who cries easily). But, if a queer movie doesn't involve anyone dying from AIDS, being kicked out of their home, getting beat up in a park, being murdered, being sent to a gay conversion camp, or losing everything when they come out, then there's a good chance it's a movie about a gay, white man. Think G.B.F.
, Geography Club
, and Boys
. (Don't believe me, just take a look at Pride's list of 11 gay movies that have happy endings
). But queer men of colour, queer women (of colour or not), bisexual men, women, and non-binary folk, and transgender and gender non-conforming people need fluffy rom-coms, too. Where are those movies?