Here, our recurring round up the newest and best gay movies to hit Netflix instant streaming in the last month. Because it’s always steered me in the right direction in the past, I’ve narrowed down the selections according to Rotten Tomatoes scores, nixing ones that dropped below 50 percent.
There are some pretty solid options this month, like the intriguing documentary Before You Know It, which follows three gay gents as they navigate life post-60; Mischa Kamp’s coming-of-ager Boys is quickly on its way to becoming a modern gay-film classic; and porn star-turned-auteur Michael Lucas’s moving exposé Campaign of Hate concerns queer folks living in anti-gay Russia.
Anatomy of a Love Seen: “While filming a lesbian love scene, two actresses fall for each other and start a relationship that brings them love in all its painful, messy glory.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100% (audience score)
Before You Know It: “This compelling documentary follows three gay men over the course of a year as they navigate love, loneliness and life after 60.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%
Boys: “While training for an important sporting event, teen athletes Sieger and Marc strike up a friendship that soon develops into something more passionate.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 93% (audience score)
Campaign of Hate: Russia and Gay Propaganda: “Filmmaker Michael Lucas examines Russia’s hardline anti-gay stance and the atmosphere it creates for the country’s gay citizens.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100% (audience review)
The Falls: “Buried feelings rise to the surface when two seemingly perfect teen Mormons are assigned to serve a mission together as part of their rite of passage.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50% (audience score)
The Foxy Merkins: “In this lighthearted comedy, two lesbian hookers form an unexpected bond as they service everyone from Manhattan matrons to suburban soccer moms.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%
Out in the Line-Up: “Two gay surfers embark on a global journey to uncover the taboo of homosexuality in surfing and discover an emerging like-minded community.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67% (audience score)
Out to Kill: “When a gay PI moves into a loft complex, his first case—the corpse of a new neighbor—is dropped on his doorstep.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100% (audience score)
Salvation Army: “Moroccan writer Abdellah Taïa directs this big-screen adaptation of his own largely autobiographical novel, telling the complex, coming-of-age story of a young, gay Arab man’s sexual awakening.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%
The Seminarian: “Closeted Ryan questions his faith as he struggles with his relationship with a male student and his theological thesis on ‘The Divine Gift of Love.’” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50% (audience score)
The Way He Looks: “Overprotected by his mother and smitten best friend Giovana, blind teenager Leonardo dreams of being independent. But the arrival of new classmate Gabriel complicates matters when the two boys’ friendship deepens into something more.” Rotten Tomatoes Score: 91%