The Complicated Queerness of this Year’s Oscars

Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (Copyright: Fox Searchlight)

With 7 out of the 20 nominated performances and 3 out of the 4 acting winners going to actors playing sexual minorities, the Oscars made a large step forward in their embrace of LGBTQ stories this year. Unfortunately, many of the stories they feted provide problematic representations of the queer experience.

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Richard

Passionate cinephile. Music lover. Classic TV junkie. Awards season blogger. History buff. Avid traveler. Mental health and social justice advocate.