Booksmart honors, skewers, and completely transcends every genre it’s a part of.
The film opens in sneak peeks around the country today and in wide release next Friday.
Pell’s Val is a lesbian antique shop owner from Portland with a new set of knees and thirst for young love.
As a queer person, it’s a relief to watch work like this. It gives us permission to just be free, to just be queer, to just be ourselves. That’s what great queer cinema can accomplish.
Amy Poehler’s punch-drunk gal pal comedy features longtime SNL writer Paula Pell as a lesbian vintage shop owner with a brand new knee and fresh desire to fall in love.
I pulled these nuggets of little gold from all three hours of Endgame and I cannot wait to re-live them in obsessive, snarky detail with you!
The first IMDb user review for Daddy Issues is titled “Heterophobic movie.” I cannot argue. I also cannot complain. May we blessed with an entire career of heterophobic movies from this properly queer filmmaker.
JT LeRoy is not a great movie. In fact, it’s pretty bad. And yet in so many ways it’s the perfect JT LeRoy movie, the inevitable conclusion to this whole twisted saga.
A modern queer take on Cyrano de Bergerac, no less!
It’s like Girls Trip’s less raunchy kid sister who went to NYU and made some white friends.
Not all libraries have Kanopy access, but if yours does, you are hot to trot, my friend. Much like the subjects of the documentary about same-sex ballroom dancing, Hot to Trot, discussed within! Just a little LGBT documentary humor for you.
Olivia Wilde is a bisexual sex worker in this political satire that also stars a pint sized Yara Shahidi! And they sculpt artwork out of butter? For some reason? I have your weekend Netflix plans all set.
Molly Shannon’s turn as the reclaimed queer poet tells the truth at a slant, dazzlingly.
If I were a man invested, even subconsciously, in propping up a patriarchal society where women, even subconsciously, Know Their Place, Captain Marvel would terrify the pants off of me.
You may not find all these movies romantic date material, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something to work with there.
What if “Coming To America” starred Lena Waithe instead of Eddie Murphy? What if Sanaa Lathan and Gabrielle Union made out with each other at the end of “Love & Basketball”? What if black lesbians finally got to get the girl on the big screen? I’m buying the popcorn. You coming with?
On internal colonization, South Asian shame and representation of happy brown queers on film.
We were rooting for you.
“It’s as if the BET classic Player’s Club ran head first into Hustle and Flow, but cast a cadre of child stars turned ingenues.”
No false promises of “girl power” or happiness. Just a reassurance that being alone together is better than being apart.