Tag Archives: Gay/Transgender

King Cobra

BE WILLING TO GO ALL THE WAY.  Young Sean Lockhart (Garrett Clayton) becomes a gay porn sensation, but when two fledgling producers (James Franco, Keegan Allen) want to use him for a movie, a conflict turns deadly… The story of how real-life porn star Brent Corrigan started out and became involved in the murder investigation … Continue reading King Cobra

Moonlight: Three Shades of Blue

THIS IS THE STORY OF A LIFETIME.  I love the poster for this film. The colors are deep shades of blue, purple and cyan and the three faces of the lead character have been fused into one powerful image. Symbolizing different stages of the character in the film, it’s also a reference to the title … Continue reading Moonlight: Three Shades of Blue

Pride: Stronger Together

In January 2015, it was reported that the American DVD release of the British hit Pride lacked any references to its gay content. The most stunning example was that someone had actually erased a banner with the words ”lesbian” and ”gay” written on it from the cover of the DVD. The rest of the image … Continue reading Pride: Stronger Together

Out in the Dark

LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES. Palestinian psychology student Nimer Mashrawi (Nicholas Jacob) falls in love with an Israeli attorney (Michael Aloni), but needs to keep it a secret from his family for cultural and practical reasons. The director’s feature debut is a classic love story where the character’s infatuation is the only pure thing, threatened by … Continue reading Out in the Dark

Something Must Break

Sebastian (Saga Becker) meets Andreas (Iggy Malmborg) and falls in love with him; as their relationship evolves, Andreas finds it hard to accept that he’s fallen for a guy, and Sebastian begins to acknowledge the woman inside of himself. The screenwriters’ last film together was essentially a quasi-documentary conversation between them in a bathtub. This … Continue reading Something Must Break

Why Not Make Captain Kirk Bisexual Instead?

When the decision was made to reboot the Star Trek concept back in 2009, resulting in J.J. Abrams’s movie, it was obvious that decades had passed since the original TV show and maybe new generations would view things differently. However, that film and its sequel made an effort of honoring what came before them. This summer it … Continue reading Why Not Make Captain Kirk Bisexual Instead?

The Three Challenges of the Orlando Attack

Last night, Trevor Noah returned to The Daily Show to say something that is sadly familiar. The ritual of being shocked by another mass murder, mourning, changing our profile pics on Facebook and then moving on is what we do now. After all, mass murders happen more or less every day in America now, and elsewhere. … Continue reading The Three Challenges of the Orlando Attack

Three Candidates Are Worthy of Winning Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision Song Contest is on right now, this year hosted by Stockholm since Sweden won last year. For the first time ever, the show is broadcast in the U.S., which prompted GQ Magazine to post the following: A very relevant question. Eurovision Song Contest, which airs right now on Logo Network, is a cheesy European annual TV … Continue reading Three Candidates Are Worthy of Winning Eurovision Song Contest

Hollywood (and a GOP Governor) Kill an Antigay Bill

Sometimes the good guys win. In the AP clip above from today, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal explains why he will veto House Bill 757, what’s popularly called a “religious liberty” bill. It’s an eloquent little speech where he expressly says that he believes the bill discriminates against the state’s LGBT community.  The bill is part … Continue reading Hollywood (and a GOP Governor) Kill an Antigay Bill

The Danish Girl

FIND THE COURAGE TO BE YOURSELF. In 1926, the celebrated Danish artist Einar Wegener (Eddie Redmayne) begins to dress up as a woman, encouraged by his wife (Alicia Vikander) as part of a social experiment… but the experience awakens emotions that he’s been suppressing for a long time. The story of the artist who subjected … Continue reading The Danish Girl