GLAAD and the Black List Announce ‘Most Promising Unmade LGBTQ-Inclusive Film Scripts’

Second annual GLAAD List was unveiled Saturday evening at the Sundance Film Festival

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GLAAD and the Black List unveiled the second annual GLAAD List, full of “the most promising unmade LGBTQ-inclusive film scripts,” Saturday evening at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Black List is an annual survey of Hollywood executives’ favorite unproduced screenplays, while the GLAAD List operates differently: Instead of relying on a survey, it is curated by GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer media advocacy organization. The organization evaluates potential films based on a list of standards including whether they fairly and accurately portrays the LGBTQ community and what each film’s potential impact is.

“GLAAD is thrilled to present this incredible list of unmade LGBTQ-inclusive scripts to the entertainment industry at large for a second year in a row,” Jeremy Blacklow, director of entertainment media at GLAAD, said. “We have read a lot of scripts this past year, in order to settle on these final ten. The diversity and incredible range of storytelling seen on the pages of these screenplays prove that there are so many important LGBTQ stories that are just waiting to be told.”

Kate Hagen, of the Black List, agreed: “Shining a spotlight on these incredible LGBTQ voices and stories allows us to highlight narratives that have too often been left out of traditional Hollywood storytelling, and being able to announce the list at the Sundance Film Festival, a longtime, inclusive home for diverse voices of all kinds, is a dream.”

Here is the full list:

  • “Before I Change My Mind” by Trevor Anderson and Fish Griwkowsky
  • “Colors of Ava” by Wayne Mahon
  • “Hit Me Harder” by Max Rissman
  • “In the City of Shy Hunters” by Sam McConnell
  • “Jesse Is a Friend” by Alyssa Lerner
  • “Like Family” by Brandi Sperry and Shauna Sperry
  • “Margo & Perry” by Becca Roth
  • “Sister” by Azia Squire
  • “The Cabin At the End of the World” by Steve Desmond and Michael Sherman
  • “Trapeze of the Flesh” by Damon Santostefano