For queers on film, 2023 was a pretty historic year. With Trace Lysette deservedly earning Oscar hype as a trans woman grappling with her mother’s dementia in Monica, a drag queen enacting revenge in the neo-noir thriller Femme and lesbian incels slash “untalented ugly gays” starting a feminist fight club in Bottoms, it was actually quite diverse for the LGBTQIA’s. (It’s no longer just death and despair, which is lovely.)
This promising trajectory continues into 2024. An intersex worker flees from the mob after a botched drug deal in Ponyboi, Will Ferrell embarks on a road trip with his best friend after she comes out as trans in Will & Harper and Kristen Stewart “ignites violence” with her bodybuilder lover in Love Lies Bleeding.
‘Rain On Me’ besties Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande will also continue to revive the soundtrack format as Harley Quinn and Glinda in their respective musicals Joker: Folie à Deux and Wicked, while Daniel Craig’s wrist will be limp in Luca Guadgnino’s upcoming drama, Queer.