Queerty decided to chat up and ask some of our favorite LGBTQ+ talent: “What’s the first time you remember seeing queer representation on screen?”Read on below for their answers, and take notes—it’ll wind up giving you a great Watch List of films taking you through queer cinema history…Filmmaker, actor (Euphoria, Zola, Fear The Walking Dead), co-writer of Oscar-shortlisted film New Moon.“I’d say my first queer character was Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford in Mommie Dearest.
That is a queer character, whatever anyone will say, everything about that character is queer. Between being fabulously dressed, you know, having lots of attitude, having that survivor spirit—and it’s just pure camp.
So I would have to say Faye Dunaway’s incredible performance in Mommie Dearest.”Actors (Dear Evan Hansen), co-writers and stars of Theater Camp, which premiered at Sundance.PLATT: “Ooh, that’s a really good question.
I’m trying to think back: Who was the very first?”GALVIN: “Maybe, like, LeFou [from Beauty And The Beast.] Queer icon! [Laughs.]PLATT: “I keep thinking of Nathan Lane!