What Is the Future of Queer Filmmaking in 2022? 5 Filmmakers Weigh In

If you’re lucky enough to live in a fairly progressive or even populous place, it can feel like everyone and everything is queer.

LGBTQ identities are everywhere: From The New York Times writing about they/them pronouns to the year’s second highest-grossing movie including an (albeit chaste) same-sex kiss.

For the average queer person just trying to live their life, the focus of the mainstream microscope can be exhausting.

For queer filmmakers, or filmmakers who happen to fall somewhere on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, it can be a double-edged sword.John Waters, for example, bristles at being called an “openly gay director.” In sharing this fact with Luca Guadagnino, whom he spoke to recently at the Provincetown Film Festival, the “Call Me by Your Name” filmmaker concurred.

“I don’t believe in openly anything,” Guadagnino said.There is no doubt that the man who introduced Divine to the world makes queer films,

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