“The first thing I learned was that Kathleen Hanna can do literally anything.”
Evan Rachel Wood’s latest film had a sex scene cut out of it after the MPAA threatened to give it a NC-17 rating. Luckily for us, she isn’t the type to sit by and let that stand.
“Despite its pro-gay attitude, the film fails to break the pattern of transphobic narratives in cinema, perhaps because it doesn’t understand that trans people are not the same as cis gay people.”
Oh shit you guys tonight’s the night. TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT.
If you’re looking for a primer in all the ways that modern media is still failing queers, this film is a good start.
Open ’til midnight.
“Just look at every woman’s face here and tell me they are straight. I dare you.”
From Psycho to The Silence of the Lambs, horror movies have a long history of using trans* women as insane murderers and creepy villains. It contributes to very real and very violent transmisogyny against actual trans* women.
The first thing you should know about “Concussion” is that Robin Weigert has sex.
The queers of California’s Central Valley gather for Reel Pride, which screens over thirty independent LGBT films during a five-day festival.
Most people who love this movie would never categorize it as gay, but that’s just because they don’t watch it with hopeful queer eyes.
Okay, the most important thing you need to know is that there’s a bedazzled plush vagina costume in the first two minutes of Who’s Afraid of Vagina Wolf?.
For a long time the Bechdel test has seemingly been the only tool we have to examine sexist trends in Hollywood. Now, thanks to Pacific Rim, the Mako Mori test is here to help.
“Of the 101 films released last year by the six major studios, only five films contained any semblance of queer lady representation.”
While queer visibility is rising in Bollywood films, there is still a long ways to go for queer women.
In which I review Valencia and talk to Michelle Tea for 15 minutes. // “We were not gay. We were queer. We were dykes. We were really against the man and capitalism and always aware of everything that was unfair and unjust.”
We talk about being a queer filmmaker, guilty pleasure movies, and the complicated politics of sex scenes.
La Chica Boom is showcasing a live theatrical version of her short film, FML, for the Fresh Fruits Festival at The Wild Project. So I’m gonna be there and fanqueer the fuck out.
Breaking the Girls is not the kind of movie where you are going to see RuPaul in short-shorts. Not unless RuPaul’s corpse is in short-shorts when they find him floating facedown in a SoCal jacuzzi.
Jess chats with talented actress and artist, Ashleigh Sumner about her starring role in the new indie film, Bruno And Earlene Go To Vegas, premiering this month at Outfest!