Shining, shimmering, splendid.
Pull up a chair, pour yourself a whiskey, and let’s talk about the whitest Oscars in decades.
“In ANCIENT FUTUREs, we see queers shaping their own realities. It’s a vulnerable moment to have in such a public place. It is anxiety-inducing and paralyzing. It is exhilarating, rewarding, life-giving, but in the end, it is a risk.”
“This is a Valentine for people whose stories haven’t yet been told.”
Ooey gooey romantic fluff with a sprinkle of smut on top.
Chill at home, make dinner for your someone special, and watch Moulin Rouge! for Valentine’s Day.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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!