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The Classic Queer Cinema Collection

The Classic Queer Cinema Collection

Dekkoo isn’t just a source for entertainment. We also offer a deeply engaging crash course in Queer Cinema History!

Starting with 'Queens at Heart', an eye-opening short film offering a look into the lives of four trans women during the pre-Stonewall 1960s, and continuing through to director Ira Sachs electrifying 2012 relationship drama 'Keep the Lights On', this collection exemplifies some of the most important queer cinema of the past five decades. Including films like the landmark 1973 docudrama 'A Bigger Splash' and Todd Haynes’ brazenly original 'Poison', which took the 1991 Sundance Film Festival by storm and helped launch the New Queer Cinema movement, these pioneering selections offer up a vibrant and expansive trip through time.

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The Classic Queer Cinema Collection
  • Queens at Heart

    An amazing 22-minute short film featuring interviews with four transwomen in 1967.

  • Keep the Lights On

    From acclaimed filmmaker Ira Sachs, 'Keep the Lights On' chronicles the emotionally and sexually-charged journey of two men through love, friendship, and addiction. In an almost decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik and Paul struggle to negotiate their ...

  • A Bigger Splash

    In this intimate and innovative film about artist David Hockney, director Jack Hazan creates an improvisatory narrative-nonfiction hybrid. The result is at once a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s and an honest-yet-tender depiction of gay male romance. A true classic, A Bigger Spla...

  • Poison

    One of the most important and celebrated works of the early '90s New Queer Cinema movement, this landmark queer classic from award-winning director Todd Haynes tells three interwoven short stories, examining the AIDS crisis, the work of Jean Genet and more through allegory and a variety of genres.

  • Wild Tigers I Have Known

    A 13-year-old boy learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the coolest kid at school in this lyrical coming-of-age indie from director Cam Archer. Originally released in 2006, this film has been lovingly remastered for its 15-year Anniversary by the cult film label A...

  • Nighthawks

    A homosexual man is forced to hide his sexuality by day while living his secret life by night.

  • Beyond Gravity

    Filmed in Auckland, New Zealand back in 1988, this romantic gay classic from director Garth Maxwell has recently been restored in 2K. The film follows an astronomy-obsessed neurotic who meets a handsome Italian man with an enormous appetite for life. 'Beyond Gravity' is a joyous celebration of th...

  • We Think the World of You

    A man heading to jail entrusts the care of his beloved German shepherd to his gay lover, who becomes enamored with the dog and wants to keep her at all costs. Gary Oldman and Alan Bates star in this heartfelt gay drama, originally released in 1988 and now available again on Dekkoo!

  • The Consequence

    Thomas is the son of a prison warden. He falls for and seduces Martin, who is older and one of the prison inmates. After Martin is released, They try to build a relationship and a life together but, no one will let them alone.