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.
Dolly Parton got you Dolly Parton for Christmas and you are very welcome.
As I’ve written and tweeted and whispered into the night repeatedly, 2018 was a stellar year for queer women on the big screen. It was also a very good year for women, in general, in film.
Lavish parties, duck racing, powered wigs, and lesbianism — and everybody gets an Oscar nomination.
Behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people!
Santa or no Santa? Christmas pud or Christmas pie? Do you want to cry?
These women aren’t ultimately just stealing the money. They’re stealing back the ability to control their own lives. To get in at least one solid kick against the rancid, putrid system that forced their backs against the wall in the first place.
It’s been a banner year for queer women on the big screen!
Amazingly, director Marielle Heller doesn’t seem to care if the audience is willing to forgive Israel. She has a better question, one we never ask about lesbians on TV and in film.
Freshly returned from Frankfurt, Germany where Rafiki won its first two international awards at the Lucas Festival and following the first commercial screenings of the film in Kenya, I caught up with Sam to talk about her unexpected fame and the controversy surrounding her debut film.
We’re all used to watching movies and rooting for the lesbians to live — lesbian horror movies make the gamble that everyone else in the audience will, too.
Queering heteronormative tropes is certainly my favorite way to spend Thanksgiving.
Just some gal pals who righteously and gleefully killed their predators, who ruined powerful men’s lives and careers.
Kenya’s LGBT community is celebrating after a ban on a film accused of “promoting lesbianism and homosexuality” was lifted by a High Court on Friday. This will be the first time in Kenya’s history that a film with openly lesbian themes will be screened commercially.