Category: Film

Celebrating Cinematic Diversity at QFilms

Celebrating Cinematic Diversity at QFilms

[ 0 ] September 6, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Palm Springs’ Cinema Diverse may have a bigger reputation and budget, but each September also brings the Long Beach Q Film Festival. Now in its 23rd year, Qfilms (as it is colloquially known, locally) remains the longest-running film festival in the ocean side “International City.” The 2016 edition will run Thursday, […]

"WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED" AN INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR GILLIAN ARMSTRONG

“WOMEN HE’S UNDRESSED” AN INTERVIEW WITH DIRECTOR GILLIAN ARMSTRONG

[ 0 ] August 22, 2016

by bill biss – Acclaimed Australian director Gillian Armstrong’s latest documentary Women He’s Undressed honors the work and life of another Aussie; film fashion designer Orry-Kelly. His name might not ring any immediate bells, but any admirer of classic Hollywood movies has surely seen his costume designs over the years. His output was remarkable to […]

RAGE REVIEWS: ALL DRESSED UP

RAGE REVIEWS: ALL DRESSED UP

[ 0 ] August 8, 2016

by chris carpenter –  While hardly a household name today, costume designer Orry-Kelly enjoyed a 40-year Hollywood career that garnered him three Academy Awards and numerous additional nominations.  He designed wardrobes for such stars as Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis (with whom he had a particularly lengthy partnership) and Barbara Stanwyk as well as Rosalind Russell’s memorable […]

LGBTQ MOVIES... WHO YA GONNA CALL? OUTFEST 2016!

LGBTQ MOVIES… WHO YA GONNA CALL? OUTFEST 2016!

[ 0 ] July 7, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Lesbian lawmakers, real-life gay porn stars, the world’s first lady ghostbusters and sexually-searching Asian Americans will headline some of the most anxiously anticipated movies at Outfest 2016 this month. The 34th annual Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival runs Thursday, July 7 through Sunday, July 17 at multiple venues in the L.A./Hollywood […]

FILMOUT COMES OF AGE

FILMOUT COMES OF AGE

[ 0 ] May 12, 2016

by ken knox –  As it enters its 18th year, San Diego’s FilmOut Film Festival continues to put the focus back on quality LGBT filmmaking. For many, turning 18 is a monumental experience in one’s life. It is typically the year when people are considered to have reached the age of adult maturity. That’s certainly […]

RAINBOW REEL FILM FEST: CELEBRATING LONG BEACH PRIDE

RAINBOW REEL FILM FEST: CELEBRATING LONG BEACH PRIDE

[ 0 ] May 6, 2016

by chris carpenter –  Although it is located a good 30 miles from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood, the Filmmakers’ Gallery of Long Beach is rapidly becoming known within the movie industry. The intimate screening room is located at 2238 E. Broadway, just down from Hot Java and other popular LGBTQ establishments. It recently […]

WATCH SNEAK PEEK OF JAMES FRANCO'S GAY PORN DRAMA 'KING COBRA'

WATCH SNEAK PEEK OF JAMES FRANCO’S GAY PORN DRAMA ‘KING COBRA’

[ 0 ] April 19, 2016

From Edge Media Network –  Another film festival another gay-themed movie from James Franco. The “Spring Breakers” star’s upcoming film “King Cobra,” inspired by true events about gay porn star Brent Corrigan and the murder of an adult film producer, is scheduled to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival Saturday. Alongside Franco, the film also […]

SAME-SEX LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT THE 2016 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

SAME-SEX LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT THE 2016 NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL

[ 0 ] April 18, 2016

by chris carpenter – The 17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) will take place Thursday, April 21 through Thursday, April 28 at multiple venues in and around its seaside setting. While not an exclusively LGBTQ fest, its programmers strive each year to incorporate at least a few films of appeal for our community. This […]

2016 GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: CELEBRATING VISIBILITY AND DIVERSITY

2016 GLAAD MEDIA AWARDS: CELEBRATING VISIBILITY AND DIVERSITY

[ 0 ] March 9, 2016

by chris carpenter –  This year’s Academy Award nominations were roundly criticized for their lack of ethnic and LGBT diversity. Fortunately, the same can’t be said of the 27th annual GLAAD Media Award nominees. While they repeat several Oscar honorees, notably the lesbian romance Carol and trans historical drama The Danish Girl, GLAAD identified a […]

RAGE REVIEWS: Disastrous

RAGE REVIEWS: Disastrous

[ 0 ] March 4, 2016

by chris carpenter –  I soooo wish I lived in NYC right now so I could check out Disaster!, the musical spoof of 1970’s disaster movies by talented gay funny men Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick (ok, that and Hamilton).  Instead, I shall tide myself over with The Wave–no pun intended–a new epic from that unexpected epicenter of […]

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