What Jennifer Lawrence and Sasha Stone Said

“Is this the stark reality?” says actress Jennifer Lawrence in a new letter penned on behalf of, and sincerely directed to, those who suffer the recoils of the recent election result. “The people who guided Trump are the darkest forces in our country” says film-writer Sasha Stone in a published letter to her very own […]

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Review: Moonlight is Magnificent

  “At some point you’ve got to decide for yourself who you gonna be. And let nobody make that decision.”   Moonlight brings the internal struggle of being a gay black man in America out of the shadows by shining a light on the concept of masculinity within the context of personal identity.     […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Ten

When LGBT filmmaking hits its stride, it can be a wonder to behold – capturing the public conscience, breaking down barriers, travelling across artistic genres. At its best, the honesty and passion come through whether the setting is the open range, a 50s department store, or a Portland street corner. Characters range from a blue-haired […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Nine

What is the most effective way to tell a story? The next ten submissions on our list run the gamut from free-style invention to lush homage. Perhaps the best way to convey the vision is a straight A-to-B narrative with clever writing; maybe just a short film will suffice. Designing suitable and appealing architecture from […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Eight

Relationships, or the lack of, can drive characters to success or oblivion. It can be a hidden surprise that reveals itself too late to make any rational judgment, an obsession that darkens the soul, or a flamboyant road trip where the only things in the closet are the wigs. Part Eight looks at a range […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Seven

Taking on the challenges that come with being true to oneself will ultimately provide only one reward – that of knowing exactly who you are. Part Seven examines the emotional maze we find ourselves in whether we’re navigating relationships or finding a way through the hazards of life while steadfastly keeping one’s identity in tact. […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Six

If life is just an illusion, then why is it so difficult to accept all it has to offer, guilt-free and at face value? Part Six asks that question, as well as several others, as we present ten examples that go from the sublime to the absurd. Who said ball culture, fascism, erotic, fantasies, and […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Five

Loss and discovery are the two things that define our lives. On a personal level, the challenge maintaining a long-term relationship, discovering a new one, or putting an old one to rest can take one down a very dark path. Other times, such discoveries can make for quite a romp. Part Five examines both the […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Four

Part Four of our LGBT series looks at control, how it’s addressed, how it succeeds spectacularly or fails tragically. Sentimentality and cynicism, along with some good old-fashioned ingenuity and the occasional snappy line, can go a long way to rectifying a situation, or at least make it bearable to the bitter end. (Introduction by Steve Schweighofer) […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Three

Ah, life is a cabaret. It’s also a launderette, wedding, funeral parlor, beach, Moroccan Kasbah, British estate, and a fucking Turkish steam bath. Life really happens when you least expect it, in the most surprising ways that change everything – sometimes for the better, sometimes, not. Part Three focuses on stunning settings and these life-changing […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part Two

There’s nothing like a little adversity to mess things up. Part Two of our LGBT series gives us some works that can break your heart and crack you up, keeping you intrigued until the very end. Achieving the simplicity of love in a complex and dangerous world always brings out the best – or in […]

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100 LGBT Film Experiences – Part One

In creating our slice of the rainbow, diversity is key. Our selection for 100 LGBT Film Experiences includes as many colors of queer film-making as we could find, from mainstream biopics to upstream efforts that smashed boundaries. Our first group of ten samples heroes and villains, the artistic and the ordinary. They show us the […]

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