“As a trans woman, I’m pretty willing to watch most movies about or featuring trans women, and I’ve been waiting to fall in love with one of them for a long, long time. I came close when I saw Gun Hill Road, but in the end, I was really just enamored with Harmony Santana’s performance. It wasn’t until I saw Tangerine that I really felt butterflies.”
There aren’t a ton of queer women in classic cinema, but the ones we do have are pretty amazing.
Are you ready to painstakingly examine the psychological profile of every character Winona Ryder has ever played?
“This is a Valentine for people whose stories haven’t yet been told.”
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.
I am in an extended food coma from 10 days of eating nothing but fast food and concession stand snacks. Send help. But first, check out these lesbian romcoms, queer comedies and dramas.
We’ve got a Wonder Woman movie with a woman director! We’ve got not one, but two POC superhero movies! We’ve got Spider-Gwen, Gamora and Mockingbird! We’ve even got Squirrel Girl!
In the Turn is a documentary about a 10-year-old transgender girl who finds acceptance and empowerment in the company of queer roller derby collective, The Vagine Regime.
Let’s have a frank, honest discussion about queer and feminist themes in movies about vampires, werewolves, ghosts and centaurs. Also, “Chopper Chicks In Zombietown.”
Lesbian cartoonist and graphic novelist Alison Bechdel was named one of 21 MacArthur geniuses for 2014.
Why everyone should read Harry Potter, the science of beer, race and the wealth gap, Serena Williams, Mississippi, a cute snail picture, the Tindr lawsuit, and radical, represented, revolutionary and rebooted women in film.
After Tiller honors the legacy of Dr. Tiller’s work by following and documenting the stories of his colleagues who continue to, quite literally, risk their lives to serve their patients with compassion. The award-winning documentary is streaming online until October 1st.
Is it really too much to ask for one little movie centered around a female superhero? Or eleven movies centered around them?
San Diego Comic-Con 2014 just happened! Here’s all the news that’s relevant to your life!
The Soska sisters, a pair of female directors were announced to be helming a brand-new “Painkiller Jane” movie, based on the comic book about a bisexual superpowered cop with healing abilities.
“After a while though we stopped thinking we were just reading this film with a gay lens (like I can’t help but do with Kiki’s Delivery Service) and actually looked it up online — where all the facts come from — and there it was. Theo is a lesbian.”
“Start-up culture is odd. There’s a lot that I struggle with — it’s not something particularly designed for anyone who isn’t already privileged. It’s hard to go into it without a safety net. There’s a certain element of romanticizing struggle that is hard to internalize as a woman, a queer woman, and/or a woman of color. “
The film festival was not as gay as hoped, and it turns out I’m still not cynical enough to not cry when ladyqueers say “I do.”
We all know how great cats are, so it makes sense that we would love watching movies about them. Here are five of my favorite movies prominently featuring cats.