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The most Googled queer films in America, broken down by state

Christopher Plummer and Ewan McGregor in Beginners, the most Googled film in America

An old axiom holds that all politics is local. Apparently the same is true for movies.

Shane Co.--the fabled jeweler who provides the diamonds & gold for hundreds of same-sex weddings--celebrated pride season by delving into their Google Trends to compile some of the most popular LGBTQ movies, broken down by state. The results may surprise.

Who'd have thought that an underground film like The Watermelon Woman would prove the most popular in Tennessee? It delighted us to learn that the awesome comedy Tangerine transfixed the Googlers of Arizona. Or that Larry Kramer's The Normal Heart would transfix conservative Alabama?

Courtesy Shane Co.

Have a look at the top searched films, and feel free to take a few as suggested viewing. You really can't go wrong with any of these jewels and gems!

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2. The Normal Heart

The screen adaptation of writer Larry Kramer‘s touching play about the AIDS crisis scored the top spot in five states, including Alabama, Kentucky, and Mississippi. Strange that a movie about New York would prove so popular in the South. Then again, why not?

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