Tying the Knot on the Big Screen
12 gay TV and movie nuptials to remember
Angry Indian Goddesses (2015)
India’s “first female buddy pic” offers a spirited exploration of female relationships, gender inequality, and bachelorette hijinks—with a same-sex twist.
Brothers and Sisters (Season 2, 2008)
Kevin and Scotty tie the knot at the season’s climax amid the show’s signature blend of endless family drama.
This winner of several queer film festivals follows an elderly lesbian couple (Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker) from Maine on a road-trip quest to marry in Nova Scotia.
Glee (Season 6, 2015)
Two same-sex weddings—female and male, respectively—in one episode, with a star-studded cast. What more can you ask for?
Grey’s Anatomy (Season 7, 2011)
Dr. Miranda Bailey performs a poignant ceremony for Callie and Arizona.
Love Is Strange (2014)
This critically acclaimed indie drama opens with the intimate wedding of Ben and George (John Lithgow and Alfred Molina), a couple of 39 years. It’s a beautiful portrait of marriage and long-term companionship, despite tragedies and setbacks.
Modern Family (Season 5, 2014)
One of America’s favorite TV couples, Cam and Mitchell, finally enjoy their big day.
Noah’s Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)
In this rom-com film continuation of the popular LOGO TV series, Noah and his three best friends experience the joys and anxieties of married and single life while attending Noah’s Martha’s Vineyard wedding.
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
One of the few redeeming aspects of this franchise killer was Stanford and Anthony’s spectacular wedding, apparent proof that same-sex couples can have it all, including Liza Minnelli officiating.
The Simpsons (Season 16, 2005)
Wherein Marge’s sister, Patty, finally comes out and the town of Springfield becomes a same-sex wedding mecca to attract tourism dollars.
Six Feet Under (Series Finale, 2005)
Although their matrimony is depicted only briefly in the finale’s unforgettable tearjerker coda, no couple on the show deserved a (mostly) happy ending more than David and Keith.
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
While the wedding of the film’s title is opposite-sex, this endearing Ang Lee film centers on a happily partnered gay Manhattanite attempting to navigate the cultural and generational wishes of his Taiwanese parents.