New Queer Cinema in the 1990s
The emergence of New Queer Cinema in the 1990s marked a turning point in the representation of LGBTQ+ individuals in mainstream cinema. These films challenged traditional Hollywood norms by portraying complex, diverse, and authentic queer characters and themes that were rarely seen before. The films also pushed the boundaries of filmmaking by experimenting with unconventional narrative structures and visual aesthetics. This essay explores the relevance and impact of New Queer Cinema on contemporary LGBTQ+ representation in film and TV, highlighting some of the most iconic films of the era and their lasting influence.