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Close To You (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Dominic Savage; Writer: Elliot Page, Dominic Savage; Stars: Elliot Page, Hillary Baack)
A young man happens to encounter with an old friend on his way back home to a dreaded family reunion that forces him to confront long-buried memories.
Crossing (Country: Sweden, Denmark, France, Turkey, Georgia; Year: 2024; Director: Levan Akin; Writer: Levan Akin; Stars: Mzia Arabuli, Lucas Kankava, Deniz Dumanli)
A retired teacher, has promised to find her long-lost niece, Tekla. Her search takes her to Istanbul where she meets Evrim, a lawyer fighting for trans rights, and Tekla starts to feel closer than ever.
Lady Like (Country: US; Year: 2024; Director: Luke Willis; Writer: Luke Willis; Stars: Lady Camden, Nina West, Tye Olson, Shiloh Brody-Clarke, Adriana Roy, Rosie Petals)
London-born San Francisco-based drag queen Lady Camden is catapulted into the spotlight when she becomes a contestant on season 14 of RuPaul's Drag Race. As she struggles to manage the demands of her newfound fame, she must come to terms with a traumatic childhood
Layla (Country: UK; Year: 2024; Director: Amrou Al-Kadhi; Writer: Amrou Al-Kadhi; Stars: Bilal Hasna, Louis Greatorex, Safiyya Ingar, Terique Jarrett, Darkwah, Sarah Agha, Rebecca Lucy Taylor, Emma McDonald, Buket Kömür, Adam Howden, Aetheria Angel, Smilla, Tim Bowie, Ali Barouti, Huw Morgan)
When Layla, a struggling Arab drag queen, falls in love for the first time, they lose and find themself in a transformative relationship that tests who they really are.

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