> I watched queer directors doing films about queer live
Can you recommend some? Everytime I encounter such a film the synopsis is something with "how hard it is to be gay in...". And please don't say Shortbus, I hated that piece of shit.
>People seem to have a hard time taking a film about topics the cannot identify with directly
Like what, space battles and comic superheroes making planets explode and american highschool life and Jackie Chan wanting no trabble? That's probably not what you meant, but how you worded it. I know what you mean, films should be able to be about human experiences in general, but the kind of stuff with uninteresting topics is usually because it doesn't go deeper or because it is, simply, boring (I personally find capeshit boring, too, but a lot of people seemingly don't).
But virtually nobody who watched Schindler's List or The Pianist has experienced it first-hand, yet people were engaged and gripped because it was about the characters' experiences, not the Holocaust "itself".
For example, imagine you would make a film about Ernstchan. Make it episodic.
Show Brick posting stuff in his commieblock, Porto in his chair, Aussie during breaks from his cleaning job and throw in a few germans, including a hilarious parody of a Sören and a Ronny both foaming at their mouths. Is that interesting?
Or would it be more interesting if we also had access to Brick's thoughts, see his drunk dad who pissed himself? Accompany Swissball on his theater rehearsals and dates? You can even have gay russian doing gay stuff, it's all there, but then it's again about the people, and the human experience, with EC being the space in which we move.
That is also what imo separates good scifi from bad scifi. Good scifi uses the setting to tell a story about people, whereas bad scifi has bombing runs in zero gravity.