How the Pathetic Lesbian trope managed to scare me straight while making me laugh.
“Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, transmisogyny, ESP, bisexuals, spirit photography, the feminist movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster, and the theory of Gender as a Social Construct?”
If you want to see women or people of color being celebrated, you’d better hope the 2014 awards are still on your DVR.
Baby, it’s cold outside. Don’t go out there; get in here!
The Price of Salt is the first lesbian pulp to be made into a movie, and one with a multi-million dollar budget.
“The Republicans are funding terrible gay movies to make the entire population straight!”
Nancy Kates’ new documentary, now airing on HBO, is a portrait of the queer woman who made knowledge sexy.
Get your eggnog and whiskey-cider and gather round the television to get really drunk watching Hallmark Original Movies about how to save Christmas!
This past week I saw both Interstellar and Theory of Everything. One was really good and the other reminded me of all the bad space movies I’ve ever seen.
I know you probably read the longline (Two codependent best friends — one straight girl, one lesbian — and the man who comes between them.) and wanted to shoot yourself, but this movie isn’t about a man at all AND it’s pretty good.
Two more films featuring transgender characters will be out this year, but neither of them are played by trans actors. Hollywood seems ready to use trans stories, but remains uncomfortable with trans people on screen.
Hotline is a film about listening as healing work. In this world where we see life through a filter-washed snap posted to Instagram and Facebook, it may take talking to a complete stranger to be heal the isolation and disconnection we are all susceptible to.
Lesbian movies are notoriously terrible, but these are some real diamonds in the rough. It’s getting colder and darker so there’s no day like today to curl up with a girl-meets-girl-and-shit-gets-complicated film!
“Dear White People is not a how-to guide on ways to avoid performing acts of microaggressions, or why it’s bad to appropriate black people’s culture. Instead, it’s an examination of the importance of support systems, the difficulty of being an outsider, and how one uses identity as a tool of protection.”
I am in an extended food coma from 10 days of eating nothing but fast food and concession stand snacks. Send help. But first, check out these lesbian romcoms, queer comedies and dramas.
Okay, my little ghouls and goblins. LET US REVISIT OUR YOUTH.
In honor of this holiest of scary holidays, I have compiled a few of my all-time favorite scary chick flicks: ranging from horror classics to ridiculous fun.
Finally, a movie about gay pride in the 80s that isn’t about gay pride in the 80s.
In the Turn is a documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds acceptance and empowerment in the company of queer roller derby collective, The Vagine Regime.
Let’s have a frank, honest discussion about queer and feminist themes in movies about vampires, werewolves, ghosts and centaurs. Also, “Chopper Chicks In Zombietown.”