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Tell Us An LGBTQ Film That Was Done Right, And One That Was Done Wrong

It's time to share those queer movie opinions of yours.

In honor of Pride Month (and every month, to be honest), I've been watching a ton of LGBTQ films — from the classics to the newbies — because there's nothing I love more than analyzing how Hollywood portrays the queer experience.

A woman labeled "LGBTQ films done right" stands in the foreground, while in the background, a woman labeled "Me" looks at her lovingly
The Weinstein Company

Sometimes, Hollywood captures it perfectly. Other times, it really misses the mark.

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This made me want to ask you, LGBTQ folks of the BuzzFeed Community: which queer film was done right, and which one was done wrong?

Universal Pictures

Maybe you believe Moonlight rightly deserved the Oscar for Best Picture in 2017 because it captured what it was like for Chiron to grow up as a Black, queer man in various vulnerable stages of his life.

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Or perhaps you think Stonewall (2015) was an inaccurate portrayal of the queer experience because they erased the important role Black and Latinx trans people played during the Stonewall Riots in 1969.

A man yells toward the camera in a scene from Stonewall
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Or maybe you believe But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) was an accurate portrayal of what it means to be a queer teen, and they nailed both the struggle and the sweetness of being in your first WLW relationship.

Two women sit next to each other, and one lovingly places her hand on the other woman's arm
Lionsgate Films

Whatever decade it's from, we want to know! Tell us which LGBTQ film was done right and which one was done wrong (and why) in the comments below.

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The best submissions will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post!

Looking for more ways to get involved? Check out all of BuzzFeed's posts celebrating Pride 2021 here.

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