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By Hook Or By Crook (Country: US; Year: 2002; Director: Silas Howard, Harry Dodge; Writer: Silas Howard, Harry Dodge; Stars: Silas Howard, Harry Dodge, Stanya Khan, Carina Gia)
A recently bereaved small town crook heads for the big city where his life is transformed by a group of queer outsiders.
Beautiful Something (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Joseph Graham; Writer: Joseph Graham; Stars: Brian Sheppard, Zack Ryan, Colman Domingo)
Four men's lives become entangled one night in Philadelphia.
Carmin Tropical (Country: Mexico; Year: 2014; Director: Rigoberto Perezcano; Writer: Rigoberto Perezcano; Stars: Luis Alberti, Juan Carlos Medellín, José Pescina)
A trans woman returns to her hometown to investigate the murder of her oldest friend.
The Chambermaid Lynn (Das Zimmermädchen Lynn) (Country: Germany; Year: 2014; Director: Ingo Haeb; Writer: Ingo Haeb; Stars: Vicky Krieps, Lena Lauzemis)
An obsessive chambermaid meetsan androgynous dominatrix.
Closet Monster (Country: Canada; Year: 2015; Director: Stephen Dunn; Writer: Stephen Dunn; Stars: Connor Jessup, Aaron Abrams, Isabella Rossellini, Joanne Kelly, Aliocha Schneider, Sofia Banzhaf, Jack Fulton, Mary Walsh, Marthe Bernard, James Hawksley, Paula Morgan, Igor Pugdog, Jonathan Watton)
A sexually confused teenager drifts into a fantasy world where his anxieties take physical shape.
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Carmin Tropical and Sworn Virgin
Coming Out (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Alden Peters; Writer: Alden Peters, Megan Mancini; Stars: Alden Peters)
A young mn travels across America recording the process of his coming out to family and friends.
Femme Brutal (Country: Austria; Year: 2015; Director: Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch; Writer: Liesa Kovacs, Nick Prokesch; Stars: Katrina Daschner, Stefanie Sourial, Sabine Marte)
A documentary about Club Burlesque Brutal, where performance artists attempt to expand the semantic possibilities of the naked female body.
Girls Lost (Pojkarna) (Country: Sweden; Year: 2015; Director: Alexandra-­Therese Keining; Writer: Alexandra-­Therese Keining; Stars: Tuva Jagell, Emrik Öhlander)
A strange plant gives three teenage girls the chance to experience life in male bodies.
Henry Gamble’s Birthday Party (Country: US; Year: 2016; Director: Stephen Cone; Writer: Stephen Cone; Stars: Cole Doman, Pat Healy, Elizabeth Laidlaw)
On his 17th birthday, a boy finds himself caught between his conservative evangelical upbringing and his passionate feelings towards his best friend.
Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata) (Country: Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Albania, Kosovo; Year: 2015; Director: Laura Bispuri; Writer: Laura Bispuri, Francesca Manieri, inspired by the book by Elvira Dones; Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Emily Ferratello, Lars Eidinger, Flonja Kodheli, Luan Jaha, Bruno Shllaku, Ilire Vinca Celaj)
A woman who has taken an oath to live as a man rediscovers her sexuality.

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