LGBTQ Fiction Books We Wish Would Be Made Into Films

Adaptations are popular right now, and we have some books for Hollywood to consider.

Do you choose the cast for the movie while you read the book? Then you probably have a list of books you’d like to see adapted into films as soon as possible. Some books seem to be made for the big screen, but nothing has been done with them yet. The five books we consider should be made into movies are listed below.

  1. Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

Tanner Scott’s family moved to Utah from California three years ago, forcing the bisexual adolescent briefly back into the closet. Tanner intends to breeze through his final classes and leave Utah with one semester of high school left to go and no barriers standing in his way of his freedom to attend an out-of-state institution.

Tanner can’t help but act against his better judgment when his closest friend Autumn challenges him to enroll in Provo High’s famed Seminar, where honor roll students painstakingly work to produce a book in a semester. If nothing else, Tanner wants to show Autumn how absurd the whole thing is. Four months to write a book sounds doable. Four months is a very long time.

Tanner is only partially correct, it turns out: four months is a long time. After all, it doesn’t take him long to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who coaches the class and sold his own Seminar novel the year before. And it takes Tanner less than a month to fall head over heels in love with him.

2. The One Woman by Laura May

Latest sapphic romance by writer Laura May. Despite the several lenses Julie uses in her work as a graphic designer, her life and her relationship with her boyfriend Mark are routine. Until Ann shows up. Ann is lovely, pleasant, and successful. Julie finds it difficult to deny the chemistry they had when they happened to run into each other. 

Their pasts will once again meet in Barcelona, reigniting the spark. Julie is forced to decide between her devotion to Mark and her love for Ann when tragedy strikes. Can true love endure under unfavorable conditions? Find out in Laura May’s most recent book.

3. A Whisper of Solace by Milena McKay

How is an Ice Queen created?

The one who rules them all is Neve Blackthorne, the head of one of Hollywood’s most prosperous Studios. She is cruel, alluring, and aloof while also being powerful and alluring. She has a strong instinct for survival beyond all else.

Surely, the Wicked Queen of Tinseltown won’t fall because of a brief relationship with Audrey Avens, a brilliant, youthful, and rising star in her organization. But will she?

Neve’s public demeanor is impenetrable, but what happens to an Ice Queen whose heart is controlled by love and fear when the lights go off and the cameras stop rolling?

4. What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera

ARTHUR is only spending the summer in New York, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that a spectacular romance may come your way when you least expect it.

The universe, in BEN’s opinion, should mind its own business. He wouldn’t be heading to the post office with a box containing his former boyfriend’s belongings if the universe was on his side.

What precisely does the universe have in store for Arthur and Ben when they have a chance encounter at the post office?

Possibly nothing. 

Possibly everything. In the end, they are reunited.

But what if they try three times and still fail to impress on a first date?

What if Ben doesn’t try hard enough and Arthur tries too hard to make it work?

5. If This Gets Out by Sophie Gonzales, Cale Dietrich

Two of the biggest talents in America, the boy band Saturday, consists of 18-year-olds Ruben Montez and Zach Knight. The four are young heartthrobs in front of the cameras together with their bandmates Jon Braxton and Angel Phan, and closest buddies backstage.

Ruben confides in Zach, but only in private because of the pressure to remain in the closet.

The two become increasingly dependent on one another while traveling through Europe on a frantic schedule with no supervision, and their already tight friendship develops into a romance. Zach and Ruben understand they will never fully have the support they require when they decide they are ready to tell their followers and live freely.

How are they able to stay close to one another?

Lucy Sanders is a writer and online editor who blogs about literature and movies.

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