The following is an alphabetical listing of some of the feature films in the pipeline that offer gay, lesbian and transgender themes:
101 Reykjavik.Icelandic helmer Baltasar Kormakur’s romantic comedy centers on an out-of-work womanizer, his single mom and her flamenco instructor lesbian lover (Victoria Abril).
Adventures of Felix (Drole de Felix).An HIV-positive man takes a road trip to Marseilles to meet his long-lost father in Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau’s breezy film. (Winstar, July)
All Over the Guy.Julie Davis directs this frothy, sitcomish pic about a problematic gay relationship. With Dan Bucatinsky (who penned the script based on his play) and Richard Ruccolo (“Two Guys and a Girl”), plus brief cameos by Christina Ricci, Lisa Kudrow, Andrea Martin and Doris Roberts. (Lions Gate, Aug. 10)
Burning Money (Plata Quemada).Director Marcelo Pineyro brings to the bigscreen the true story of a 1965 bank heist in Argentina performed by two gay lovers. (Strand, August)
By Hook or by Crook.Harry Dodge and Silas Flipper’s San Francisco Fest favorite follows a gender-bending small-town grifter and her friendship with an eccentric woman who’s searching for her birth mother.
Circuit.Director Dirk Shafer takes a look at the sex- and drug-filled world of gay circuit parties. With Brian Lane Green, Nancy Allen, JM J. Bullock, William Katt.
The Closet.Francis Veber’s farce tells the story of a man who pretends to be gay in order to keep his job. With Daniel Auteuil and Gerard Depardieu. (Miramax, in release)
Come Undone (Presque Rien).French helmer Sebastien Lifshitz’s latest effort depicts a torrid summer love between two teenage boys.
Confusion of Genders (La Confusion des Genres).A frisky Parisian lawyer has a hard time choosing among his many male and female lovers in Ilan Duran Cohen’s French farce.
The Deep End.Directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel, this thriller centers on an overbearing mother (Tilda Swinton) who gets involved in the murder of her gay son’s lover. (Fox Searchlight, Aug. 1)
Desi’s Looking for a New Girl.Director Mary Guzman’s romantic comedy is set against the colorful backdrop of the Latina lesbian community in San Francisco.
Escape to Life: The Erika and Klaus Mann Story.Andrea Weiss and Wieland Speck offer a portrait of Klaus and Erika Mann, the openly gay children of German author Thomas Mann. Vanessa Redgrave narrates the docu.
The Fluffer.Directed by Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, pic looks at the surreal world of gay porn and the desperate characters who try to survive in that universe. With Scott Gurney, Michael Cunio, Taylor Negron.
Frida Kahlo.Julie Taymor directs this look at the life and loves of the bisexual Mexican painter, portrayed by Salma Hayek. With Alfred Molina, Antonio Banderas, Ashley Judd and Edward Norton. (Miramax)
Friends and Family.Kirsten Coury’s screwball comedy follows the misadventures of a gay couple who are also Mafia henchmen.
Gaudi Afternoon.Susan Seidelman (“Desperately Seeking Susan”) directs this tale of an American translator (Judy Davis) in Barcelona who is caught in the web of several eccentric characters, including a femme-fatale type (Marcia Gay Harden), a lesbian couple (Lili Taylor, Juliette Lewis) and a gay man (Christopher Bowen).
Gypsy 83.Todd Stephens’ amusing film looks at the friendship between a Goth gay boy and his best friend, Gypsy, an aspiring singer who worships Stevie Nicks.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch.John Cameron Mitchell stars in and directs this bigscreen adaptation of his musical about a German transsexual rocker. (New Line, July 20)
Hey Happy.Noam Gonick’s outrageous film is set in the alternative universe of Winnipeg, which is populated by fairies, witches, trolls, alien transmissions and a hero who sets himself the goal of sleeping with 2,000 men.
The Hours.Michael Cunningham’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about how Virginia Woolf affects the lives of three women from three different generations comes to the bigscreen. Pic is helmed by Stephen Daldry and stars Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris, Allison Janney, Claire Danes, and Toni Collette. (December)
In the Boom Boom Room.Ellen Barkin stars as a bisexual go-go dancer in this adaptation of the David Rabe play, directed by Barbara Kopple. With Patricia Arquette, James Caan, Jeremy Davies. (Lions Gate)
The Iron Ladies.Yongyooth Thongkongthun’s films tells the story of the gay and transgender volleyball team that swept the 1996 Thailand national championship.
Julie Johnson.Lili Taylor stars as a working-class wife who breaks away from her oppressive life thanks to her best friend (Courtney Love) in Bob Gosse’s New Jersey-set film.
The Laramie Project.Laura Linney, Steve Buscemi and Christina Ricci star in director Moises Kaufman’s take on the events leading up to the murder of gay teen Matthew Shepard in Wyoming. With Janeane Garofalo, Joshua Jackson, Camryn Manheim, Jeremy Davies and Peter Fonda. (HBO/Good Machine)
L.I.E.A 15-year-old Long Island boy has to deal with the death of his mother, his homosexuality and the attentions of a pedophile in Michael Cuesta’s Sundance favorite.
Lost and Delirious.Canadian filmmaker Lea Pool’s take on Susan Swan’s “The Wives of Bath” is set in a picturesque all-girl boarding school, where Sapphic love develops between Jessica Pare’s and Piper Perabo’s characters. (Lions Gate, July 6)
Memento Mori.Kim Tae Yong and Min Kyu Dong’s horror film revolves around two South Korean schoolgirls whose affair scandalizes their community.
The Monkey’s Mask.Kelly McGillis and Susie Porter star in Samantha Lang’s lesbian noir thriller, based on Dorothy Porter’s novel. (Strand, August)
O Fantasma.Joao Pedro Rodrigues’ steamy film follows a Lisbon garbage collector who is haunted by sadomasochistic fantasies.
Our Lady of the Assassins.Director Barbet Schroeder’s returns to his childhood homeland, Colombia, in this tale of an older writer who falls for a gun-toting street kid. (Paramount Classics, July)
Princesa.A 19-year-old Milan transvestite falls in love and hopes to save enough money for a sex-change operation in Henrique Goldman’s fresh take on street life. (Strand)
Punks.Patrik-Ian Polk’s film focuses on a group of African-American gay pals in West Hollywood. With Rockmond Danbar and Seth Gilliams. (Urbanworld Films, July)
Southern Comfort.Kate Davis’s Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner takes a look at the life of a female-to-male transsexual in the trailer community of Toccoa, Ga.
Stray Dogs.Catherine Crouch’s Southern Gothic tale stars Guinevere Turner as an Appalachian woman trying to escape her abusive husband.
Swimming.Two teens find their relationship changing as they meet new flashy arrivals in their Myrtle Beach, S.C., hometown in this fest-circuit favorite, directed by Robert Siegel. Stars Lauren Ambrose.
Together.Lukas Moodysson’s followup to “Show Me Love” centers on the pansexual residents of a communal house, circa 1975. (IFC)
Trembling Before G-d.Sandi DuBowksi’s documentary about Orthodox Jewish gay and lesbians was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance. (New Yorker Films)
Twisted.An Asian teen experiences conflicts with his traditional family when he embarks on a relationship with a diplomat’s son in Johnny Wu’s film.
Who Shot Victor Fox (Unconditional Love).Everyone’s favorite openly gay actor, Rupert Everett, stars as the lover of a recently dead British pop star who teams up with a woman (Kathy Bates) to solve his murder in the latest from Aussie helmer P.J. Hogan (“My Best Friend’s Wedding”). (New Line, 2002)