Stop what you’re doing right now and watch Alice Júnior on Netflix.
Zack Snyder and Joss Whedon were not, of course, the first men to use Wonder Woman’s body — and especially her butt — as a blank page onto which they could project their feelings about Wonder Woman, specifically, and women, generally.
Michelle Handelman’s Bloodsisters, a documentary about a group of San Francisco leatherdykes, is celebrating its 25th anniversary at NewFest. More than just whips and chains, the film spotlights a culture that focuses on political activism and sexual imagination that has rendered it timeless.
The “Ma Rainey” Trailer Drop is THEE most important Black queer pop culture news this week, and I’ve broken down 5 reasons why… then I shall be proceeding directly to my fainting couch.
Arranging flowers is gay — you heard it here first.
Donna Deitch’s queer love story is set in the ’50s and was filmed in the ’80s, and is still, in 2020, a radical piece of filmmaking.
If you live in the US you can watch the films! Even if you’re not in New York!
When Jenni Olson made these films, she wasn’t thinking about pandemics or quarantines or anything else this year has wrought, and yet there has never been a better time to revisit these five movies.
I wish I could go back and show this film to my baby gay self.
There’s a reason forbidden romances like this spoke to me as a closeted person!
Seeing as the modern police force is an evolution of slave catchers, for a film trying to make a point about how the horrors of the past still exist in the present — it comes across as both ahistorical and like a serious misstep.
I hope those of you who celebrate had a relatively joyous Rosh Hashanah. And now please join me in the High Holy Day of revisiting a Jewish queer woman classic.
The First Time is everything I’ve come to love about Drew’s writing over the last several years: smart hilarious, powerful, and deeply generous. And just heckin’ gay and trans.
This movie is simultaneously sexy and fucked-up, and its paradoxes mesmerize.
When I was younger and even admittedly sometimes now, I excused the lack of representation on the screen. Last weekend I attended the Black Femme Supremacy Film Fest and got to spend the entire time looking at fully realized, multiple versions of myself on my television. You can do that too, this weekend!
“Ìfé is a story that not many queer people have seen come out of Nigeria. I’m really hoping that, apart from everything else that it does – normalizing the queer experience and being a great source of representation – I’m really hoping that it brings joy to the LGBT community.”
As Cleo, Queen Latifah had never been better. Young, mighty, unadulterated, sweet to her friends, sexy in the way that only studs can be — an energy that radiates beneath the pores and melanin, the quiet, intoxicating confidence that comes from truly owning your shit.
“There’s a certain undeniable assertion of identity and personhood in seeing a woman think.”
Not only is this film more than its labels because Sandoval sees her character’s humanity — it’s more than its labels because Sandoval is so good in all her roles. This is a patient and artful film, nuanced in its writing and direction, and filled with stellar performances.
This Mary Anning biopic has all the hallmark of a lesbian classic, including forbidden touches, longing glances, and a frantically erotic violin.
In Los Angeles in the early 2000’s (I’m talking 2002, 2003 when J Lo released her Glo perfume) and long before social media could tell you where to go out, Shakedown was a famously hot party for the Black lesbian community. Even after LAPD shut down Shakedown in 2004, we came out and supported Leilah Weinraub to finish a documentary on the scene and carve out a piece of history.