Queerer Than Fiction

Queerer Than Fiction

This dynamic collection of documentary shorts run the gamut from unbelievable stories of romance against the odds to the resilience of spirit in subjects growing up amidst unfriendly environments to their queer and trans identities. These films remind us that there is no greater truth than when we live authentically to ourselves, whether an audience watches or not.

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Queerer Than Fiction
  • Been Too Long at the Fair

    Charles Lum and Todd Verow's award-winning short documentary film tells the story of The FAIR Theater in Jackson Heights, Queens: one of the oldest continuously running gay establishments in New York City. A loyal patron recounts this history through his erotic encounters there, revealing how th...

  • BrocKINGton

    Blake Brockington is like any other high school student just trying to fit in. Identifying as transgender in North Carolina, there have been many hurdles in Blake's life. Learning to cope with being different than his peers, Blake has given hope to many others in the same position. 'BrocKINGton' ...

  • Dylan

    Based on a documentary theater piece, this short film truly rides the line of documentary and narrative genres. Performed with incredible honesty and dramatic skill, Becca Blackwell unforgettably portrays a young man exploring his identity as he finds himself immersed in a new community.

  • Elder

    In 1974, a Mormon missionary finds his world turned upside down when he falls in love with a handsome Italian Communist. With original 8mm film and fierce storytelling, Tom Clark recounts a love story set against the backdrop of coastal Italy wrought with faith, identity, cigarettes, and Thorazine.

  • Little Potato

    An autobiographical documentary short about a gay boy growing up in the Soviet Union, his mail-order-bride mom and their adventurous escape to America. Winner of dozens of awards around the world including the Audience Award at Outfest Los Angeles '17 and Oscar-qualifying Jury Prize at SXSW.

  • Secret Santa Sex Party

    A group of older gay men get together every month for companionship, camaraderie, and sex.

  • A Sublime Failure

    Humorist and essayist David Schmader first started waxing poetic about SHOWGIRLS after one of his friends insisted that he see it. He soon started hosting informal screenings and sharing his obsession with audiences. Join David as he shares some of his thoughts about why this schlock film has bec...

  • Transgender, At War and In Love

    At a time when transgender service members were banned from the U.S. military, Logan Ireland completes a deployment serving as male, the gender he knows himself to be. Remarkably, after telling his leaders that his sex was assigned female at birth, he receives their support. Meanwhile, his fiancé...