2374 posts categorized "MOVIES"

Nov 20 2015
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Gay-suicideAndres als die Andern (Germany, 1919)

While it is interesting to figure out where the stereotype of gay people committing suicide first became so entrenched in literature and film—which Stanford doctoral candidate Samuel Clowes Huneke has apparently undertaken to do—I also think part of the answer is just that it's true.

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Nov 17 2015
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Check out Winning Dad, a new film that tackles the generational divide regarding gay rights, using a couple of sexy bears to represent the good guys.

Those Were The Gays, My Friend: A Review Of REEL IN THE CLOSET Comments (0)


On Saturday, I was excited to be able to catch an NYC screening of Stu Maddux's documentary Reel in the Closet, which presents dozens of rare clips from home movies (including footage shot from TV, some of which is the only copy of such newscasts known to exist) that show queer people living queer lives.

Framed by a narrative of preservation—we meet several prominent archivists who have devoted themselves to the painstaking task of transferring one-of-a-kind home movies to the digital medium—the film is itself a one-of-a-kind document, a hub that shows images never meant to be shared outside a small circle of intimates, but that must now be shared in order to create a historical record of queer living. 

Among the most amazing finds would be a short piece of film from inside a lesbian nightclub 65 years ago, including incredible footage (with sound) of women singing to butch/femme couples. We have to wait until the end to get some erotica (well-off white gay dudes sunbathing), but it's worth the wait.

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There is also a wealth of raw footage provided by a sneaky film editor who took it from the stations for which he worked in San Francisco, which means that truly unique footage from the White Night Riots is forever preserved.

Framegrabrotatormaster2xcnx1-375x275_cBut as interesting as these unusual bits are, just as compelling is the footage that shows gay people in their day-to-day existences, being goofy, showing off and playing to the camera. Many are people who are unknown to us now, while some—including a wealthy dentist who documented decades of his life—seem to have succeeded in achieving a slice of immortality.

DSC06479Me (L) with the blogger from Kenneth in the (212) (R), sandwiching filmmaker Stu Maddux.

Due to the resources required, most of the footage comes from privileged white men (cameras were expensive!), but Maddux makes sure to reflect people of color and women and drag queens/genderqueer individuals. One part of the movie that sort of leapt out to me was when a trans woman (perhaps she would have been called a transvestite back then) spoke about how drag queens started Stonewall—and this footage was from the '70s, so the recent controversy about whether that impression is true has to take into account the fact that it was widely believed from shortly after the event.

Don't miss Maddux's scrupulously assembled, deeply respectful documentary, and visit his site if you have what you think might be unique footage showing gay life in home movies.

Keep reading for Maddux's remarks before and after the NYC screening ...

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Nov 13 2015
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Check out the trailer for The Girl King, which features Patrick Bauchau from the Boy Culture movie ...

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Actress Betsy Drake, Former Mrs. Cary Grant, Dies @ 92 Comments (0)

1da994a3843629cfda8c8d63c8bd872fSeptember 11, 1923—October 27, 2015

Betsy Drake, who gave up a promising stage and film career to focus on being Mrs. Cary Grant, has died at 92. Drake starred with Grant a few times, and remained married to him longer than his other wives.

Of related interest is this report on the night Cary Grant died.

Nov 11 2015
Need To Know: This Is Your Brain On Dr. Ben Carson + Wine-ing Critic + Sexy Guys Galore + The Other Side Of Caitlyn + Hidden JEM + MORE! Comments (0)

Brain2 *widget boy culture Dr. Ben Carson is not smart, so stop saying he is. Images

*widget boy cultureThis author REALLY doesn't like bad reviews.

*widget boy cultureInsanely hot selfie.

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*widget boy cultureCute dude totally pantsed. Images

*widget boy cultureGlam Caitlyn is happy with life “on the other side.”

*widget boy cultureCheck out these “boyfriend twins.”

*widget boy cultureThis dude is hairy perfection.

*widget boy cultureEven Raven-Symoné thinks Raven-Symoné is nuts.

*widget boy cultureNick Jonas doesn't deny gay experimentation.

*widget boy cultureJem and the Holograms was a DI-SAS-TER.

*widget boy cultureABC is trying a reverse Will & Grace.

*widget boy cultureWhite House backs Equality Act.

*widget boy cultureHotter by half: 

Nov 10 2015
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Nov 09 2015
Need To Know: All T, All Shade + Jaywalk Of Shame + Hate-Watching Trump + Hillary Won't Harsh Your Buzz + More Carson Fantasies + TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE Icon Dies + MORE! Comments (0)

Drop-the-t-x750Gay people continue to get more and more conservative.

*widget boy cultureIt's okay to stop reading my blog if you think LGBT should abandon the T. Images

*widget boy cultureCops in Austin swarm black guys, beat one, for jaywalking.

*widget boy culture10 million people watched Donald Trump suck on SNL.

*widget boy cultureChildless James Woods gets knickers in twist over kids swearing.

*widget boy cultureHillary Clinton proposes reclassifying pot as less dangerous drug.

*widget boy cultureBernie Sanders did not work against Barack Obama in 2012.

*widget boy cultureBen Carson probably made up this ridiculous Yale story, too.

*widget boy cultureEven if you're pro-PrEP, should we be glamorizing “partying?” Leatherface-435

*widget boy cultureSpeedo alert!

*widget boy cultureR.I.P. “Leatherface.” Images

*widget boy cultureMichael Fassbender: The horse-boner-whisperer.

*widget boy culturePlan to close Guantanamo Bay on the way?

*widget boy cultureThanks, Gay Calgary & Wicked Gay Blog & Kenneth!

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*widget boy cultureDid this harmless-looking teen execute his family? Images

*widget boy cultureHe sells pics of his naked bod.

*widget boy cultureHot 'n' hairy dude is naked, but not. But naked. Screen Shot 2015-11-08 at 2.25.38 PM

*widget boy cultureWhistle-blowing teacher is bullied & punished. Images

*widget boy cultureOh, man, this dude's hairy chest!

*widget boy cultureDirty, filthy ... embroidery???

*widget boy cultureMyanmar to have female leader before U.S.

*widget boy cultureTim Gunn is NOT a Kardashian fan.

*widget boy cultureCaitlyn Jenner (in a bubble bath) enlivens Kris Jenner parody vidImages


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