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LGBT Entertainment Preview 2016: What movies to watch

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Each year in honor of Pride month, Entertainment Weekly celebrates the LGBT community through its boldest and most fearless creative forces. In our new issue, available now, we honor the TV shows, music, movies, and books that help promote a better understanding of LGBT culture.

 

SUITED

June 20

In this HBO doc, producers Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner offer a compelling portrait of a Brooklyn tailoring company that caters to transgender and gender-nonconforming clients.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE

June 24

The aliens may take center stage in this blockbuster sequel, but director (and longtime gay rights advocate) Roland Emmerich has emphasized that a gay couple features prominently in the film.

THE INTERVENTION

Aug. 26

More than 15 years after starring in the beloved movie But I’m a Cheerleader, Clea DuVall and Natasha Lyonne reunite as romantic partners in The Intervention, where they go on vacation to Savannah with a group of thirtysomething friends.

OTHER PEOPLE

Sept. 9

Saturday Night Live writer Chris Kelly makes his directorial debut with this Sundance dramedy, starring Jesse Plemons (Friday Night Lights) as a gay comedy scribe returning home to his mom (Molly Shannon), who’s dying of cancer, and his father (Bradley Whitford), who refuses to support his sexuality.

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THE HANDMAIDEN

Fall

Oldboy director Park Chan-wook took Cannes by storm with this noirish, 1930s-set Korean thriller, which follows a reclusive heiress and the pickpocket who poses as her maid. What begins as an attempt to swindle the aristocratic lady out of her inheritance quickly devolves into a tangled lesbian love story of eroticism and brutal revenge.

FREE CECE!

Date TBD

Laverne Cox (Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black) executive-produced this powerful doc about CeCe McDonald, a transgender woman locked in a men’s prison after defending herself with deadly force.

KING COBRA

Date TBD

This ripped-from-the-headlines drama stars Garrett Clayton (Freeform’s The Fosters) as a young gay porn star torn between competing producers (Christian Slater, James Franco) and sucked into a lecherous world of murder and sex.

UNCLE HOWARD

Date TBD

Cult filmmaker Howard Brookner (Bloodhounds of Broadway) was a rising figure in Hollywood until his life was cut short by AIDS in 1989. His nephew Aaron pays tribute to his legacy with this affecting doc that also looks at Brookner’s relationship with beat counterculture icon William S. Burroughs.

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