89 posts categorized "DOCUMENTARIES"

Mar 24 2015
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Tab Hunter Confidential, the new doc by Jeffrey Schwarz, is on my list of must-sees. Schwarz is one of my favorite filmmakers of late—he's already brought us fantastic films on Divine, Jack Wrangler and Vito Russo.

Hunter, fit as a fiddle at 83, showed up for the film's screening at the BFI, where he engaged in a long Q&A after and signed autographs.

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A highlight was his meet-up with Peggy Cummins, who turns 90 this year. She was the star of the unforgettable Gun Crazy (1950). Both she and Hunter look like they've discovered the Fountain of Youth!

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Jan 26 2015
Need To Know: Bashin' Carrie + BIRDMAN Spreads Its Wings + Snow Joke + Diplo Blow + PARIS Still BURNING + MORE! Comments (0)

Debbie-ReynoldsOh, how they do Carrie on!

*widget boy cultureSAG honors, daughter Carrie Fisher roasts, living legend Debbie Reynolds.

*widget boy cultureRedmayne upsets Keaton, Birdman upsets Boyhood at SAG; full winner list.

*widget boy cultureNYC might get three FEET of snow.

*widget boy cultureSarah Palin's racist, meandering speech in Iowa was so weird DNC thanked her.

*widget boy cultureColin Farrell pushes for marriage equality in Ireland.

*widget boy cultureJindahl believes that amending U.S. Constitution vs. gay marriage is do-able.

*widget boy cultureDiplo says Taylor Swift's fans are “the worst people in the world.”

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*widget boy cultureJennie Livingston revisits her landmark Paris Is Burning doc.

*widget boy cultureMale models flash peen on the runway.

*widget boy cultureMaryland's new governor disenfranchises LGBT people IMMEDIATELY.

*widget boy cultureUnexpectedly, marriage equality in Alabama is on hold.

*widget boy cultureCarly Fiorina: Former U.S. senator & Sec. of State Clinton's never done anything.

*widget boy cultureHillary polls better than Obama in rural areas. (Wonder why??)

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Dec 20 2014
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Let me know what you think of this mini-doc of a carload of gays who decide to hit San Francisco...

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Dec 19 2014
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Check out this interesting proposed film about being LGBTQ in Catholic school.

 
Dec 02 2014
The Cherry Grove On Top Comments (0)

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Pretty sure Coming of Age in Cherry Grove: The Invasion is a film you'll want to see...

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Need To Know: Left Hooker + Mel Bi + Leg Man + Tone-Deaf & Color-Blind? + Madonna Breaks The Internet + MORE! Comments (0)

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*widget boy cultureDigital Ghost's Supernova is out of this world.

*widget boy cultureBLOW UP: Hustlers' wet 'n' wild hot-tub brawl ends in jail.

*widget boy cultureMel B dated a mom she met at her kid's school.

*widget boy cultureMichael Fassbender gets his tits out.

*widget boy culturePhwoar!: HOT LEGS.

*widget boy cultureSarah Palin slams black and brown people at once.

*widget boy cultureWhite Cleveland cops file suit—punished too much for shooting people.

*widget boy culturePathologist calls defense of Officer Wilson “absurd.”

*widget boy cultureSusan Copich's dark self-portraits will strike a nerve:

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*widget boy culturePills to make your poop sparkle, Neely, sparkle! Madonna

*widget boy cultureHBO's Scientology doc is Cruise-ing for a bruising.

*widget boy cultureRadio station suggests Madonna's toplessness is faked.

*widget boy cultureMadonna to be the face of Versace...fourth time!

*widget boy cultureDr. Madonna reviews Madonna's leaks.

*widget boy cultureClassy Elizabeth Lauten, resigning, arrested twice as a teen.

*widget boy cultureOH, YEAH...YOU BLEND: New Tumblr mashes up similarly named celebs.

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Dec 01 2014
PrEP Talk: Treatment = Prevention Comments (0)

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Cleve Jones is featured in the Showtime documentary (airing tonight) called The Last One, about the rise of HIV infections. He wades into the PrEP conversation with comments underscoring the importance of prevention by any means available:

“There is kind of a controversy going on in the community right now around the issue of pre-exposure prophylaxis. Of course the slogan from my generation was that Silence = Death. I think the slogan today needs to be that Treatment =  Prevention. The researchers that I’m in touch with, and I still speak with some of them, tell me that a vaccine and a cure are still years away. But we do know that people were successfully treated, people who are HIV+ are being successfully treated are very unlikely to transmit the disease. Now we know that uninfected individuals by taking one pill a day can prevent themselves from being infected. Now there’s a controversy about this.

“People are speaking in very harsh terms about young people and criticizing them for being irresponsible. There’s a lot of finger wagging, shaming and blaming going on. I wish it would stop. My message to young people and what I think everybody should be saying to these young people is that we love them. That they are beautiful. That their lives matter. That their lives have value. That the choices they make are important. We’re talking about a population that does not need to be further put down. We’re talking about a group of people who need to be raised up and shown as much as possible the promise that we’ve seen when we look at them.”

 
Nov 14 2014
MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE Film To Have NYC Debut Comments (0)
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Previously unseen images of Shepard in the gallery above

Coming to IFC (323 Ave. of the Americas) in NYC at 9:45PM on November 20 is the much-anticipated documentary Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine, directed by Michele Josue, a close friend of Shepard's.

From a press release:

OneSheet_v4_webLargeMatt Shepard is a Friend of Mine, Josue's debut and the first film helmed by someone from Matt's life, is an intimate tribute to the young man she knew, the young man behind the story that rocked the nation and caused outcry around the world in 1998. Josue's journey took her across the United States, Switzerland and Morocco and the heartfelt result has screened at over two dozen festivals worldwide with more to come.

“On October 7, 1998, University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard was brutally beaten, tied to a fence and left to die because he was gay. Years later, Michele Josue, a close friend of Matt's, revisits the shocking case with never-before-seen photos, rare video footage, as Matt's all-too-brief life is remembered through the vivid testimonies of those whose lives he touched, from the friends and family who knew him best to the bartender who saw him on the night of the attack.

“New revelations emerge in one of the most notorious hate crimes in US history, leading to a searing, poignant, and multi-layered biographical and sociological portrait. In the end, the notion of forgiveness--embodied in the moving and courageous final act of Matt's parents--takes on truly heroic proportions.”

The film, which contains many never-before-seen images of Shepard, will be in theaters in February 2015.

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Check out the moving trailer after the jump...

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