Staff and students from Victoria University are able to access the following material. You may be initially diverted to the VU Portal log-in page. Use your MyVU login. Non-VU patrons will only be able to view the open access videos.
Below is a selection of videos available.
This documentary focuses on the life
and work of Alfred C. Kinsey.
A distinguished researcher, Kinsey's
publications in the 40's and 50's made
major strides in destigmatising
In this groundbreaking documentary,
intersex individuals reveal the secrets
of their lives - and how they have
navigated their way through this
strictly male/female world, when
they fit somewhere in between.
The story of Harvey Milk, and
his struggles as an activist who
fought for gay rights and became
California's first openly gay
Anneke is 12. She loves ice hockey
and is a hardcore tomboy.
Everybody who meets her assumes
she's a boy, but she's not sure if she
wants to be a girl, a boy, or
something in-between when she
Indonesia is home to the world's
largest Muslim population. It is also
home to the "warias," a community
of trans women. Shot over three years
with the local queer community
serving as story consultants and film
Man Made follows the lives of four
transgender men as they prepare
to compete at TransFitCon, the only
all-trans bodybuilding competition
in the world.
Set against the sweeping vistas
of Wyoming and Texas, the film
tells the story of two young cowboys
who meet in the summer of 1963
and forge a lifelong connection.
From Go Fish to Paris is Burning to
The Watermelon Woman, this festival
favorite goes behind the scenes to
reveal seven successful lesbian directors.
Trailblazing performance artist activist
and gender outlaw, Kate Bornstein,
takes us on a quest through her world
dismantling gender and seeking answers
to the age-old question: What makes
life worth living?
In Full Bloom follows the courageous
journey of 13 transgender and
2 gay actors as they transform their
lives through performance art,
while preparing for the world
premiere of an original stage play.
John Scagliotti, executive producer
of the landmark film Before Stonewall,
guides us in a wondrous tour of erotic
history, poetry and visual art in his
new documentary on same-sex desire.
Documentary filmmaker, Phoebe Hart,
embarks on a journey of self-discovery
to embrace her future and reconcile
the past shame and family secrecy
surrounding her intersex condition.
OUT AT WORK chronicles the stories
of three workers in the USA who
seek workplace safety, job security
and benefits for gay and lesbian
When Moises Serrano was just a baby,
his parents risked everything to flee
Mexico in search of the American dream.
Forbidden to live and love as an
undocumented gay man in the country
he calls home, Serrano saw only one
option: to fight for justice.
Explores the hidden sexualities of
Black female entertainers who
reigned over the nascent blues
recording industry of the 1920’s.
Unlike the male-dominated jazz
scene, early blues provided a space
for women to take the lead.
Search the ClickView database collection for movies. Below is a selection of videos available.
Two drag queens and a transwoman
travel across the desert to perform
their unique style of cabaret.
A middle-aged gay couple pose
as heterosexuals for a dinner date
with the parents of their son's girlfriend,
with hilarious results.
A mobster, his mistress and a
tough female ex-con are caught
in a dangerous plot with over
two million of the mob's money
Based on Patricia Highsmith's novella,
'The Price of Salt', about the burgeoning
relationship between two very different
women in 1950s New York.
A week before vaginoplasty surgery,
transwoman Sabrina "Bree" Osbourne
receives an unexpected phone call from
a young man named Toby Wilkins,
a 17 year old claiming to be her son.
Tim and John fell in love while teenagers
at their all-boys high school. Their romance
endured for 15 years to laugh in the face of
everything life threw at it - the separations,
the discrimination, the temptations,
the jealousies and the losses.
Search the ClickView database collection for snap-shots of current issues. Below is a selection of videos available.
Actor Elliot Page and
Ian Daniel set off on a journey to explore
LGBTQI cultures around the world.
The remote community of the Tiwi islands,
located 80 kilometres north of the
Australian mainland, has a thriving LGBT
community known as the Sistergirls.
A look at how LGBT people in China
hope to spread a message of equality
and positivity, but the country's strict
government authorities constantly
dampen their efforts.
Documentary that follows members of
Check It, a group of young LGBT
African American women and men
that live in Washington, D.C.
Erin, Steph and 10 other LGBT teens
reveal the highs and lows of their experiences
with falling in love, coming out at high school
and coming of age.
Dramatization that tells the history
of the gay rights movement, starting with
the Stonewall Riots in 1969.Chronicles the
personal and political struggles, set-backs
and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT
men and women.
Bars and dance clubs are places of
refuge for LGBT people, and the
music played there, from
Judy Garland to Lady Gaga,
has been a vital aspect of the LGBT
experience over the past five decades.
William Yang found a role as a
documentary photographer of the
emerging artistic, literary, theatrical
and queer circles in the 70s and 80s.
The Out List - Through the voices of
Americans from all walks of life,
The OUT List explores the identities
of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender community in America.
Growing Up Gay - Olly Alexander
explores why the gay community is
more vulnerable to mental health issues,
as he opens up about his own long-term
battles with depression.
Reggie Yates travels to Russia to
find out what life is really like for young
people, in what has been described as
the hardest place in Europe to be gay.
A show giving young people a chance
to share their experiences in their own
words - both good and challenging.
In this episode we hear what it's like
to have same-sex parents.
Search the 'my collection' tab on Alexander Street for full list of subject headings. Below is a link to the LGBT studies collection.
LGBT Studies in Video is a
cinematic survey of the lives
of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender people as well
as the cultural and political
evolution of the LGBT community.