“If Carol really wanted an Oscar for Best Picture, Haynes should have had Harge and Carol reunite as he sewed a severed arm back onto her body and chased away the bear that mauled her, waving his torch and singing the song of heroic, indispensable men and dudes and fellas and lads and boys and brotherhoods, all along the way.”
“Also known as ‘spiraling,’ this is the emotional comedown. Like drugs, your serotonin levels have been depleted and possibly you’re dehydrated. You’ve witnessed for maybe the first time in your life a realistic portrayal of all of those times your heart has screamed until it got short of breath and girl you are reeeeeeeling.”
“Janeane Garafalo stars as Helen, who considers herself a witch first and lesbian second.”
Three films with lesbian/bisexual actors and/or characters were announced within the last 24 hours: Hannah Hart’s “Dirty Thirty,” Kristen Stewart and Chloe Sevigny’s Lizzie Borden movie and Michelle Rodriguez in one of the worst ideas for a movie, ever.
Remember children, these movies are imaginary, but the horror is real.
Perhaps the best praise I can give Carol is that ten minutes into it, I forgot it was my job to be a critic. Twenty minutes in, I forgot I was watching a movie at all.
“When did I become so silly! Look at me, riding horses and driving backwards on the highway! Who knew girls were so much like drugs or like aerial gymnastics?”
We watched seven films screening at NewFest this weekend to see which ones — if any — had a happy ending.
“Nothing provides plausible deniability like the supernatural, and so classic Hollywood horror films were practically primed for representations of homoeroticism and heterosexual anxieties about queer life, which was already horrifying to the mainstream.”
“A murder, Fred Armisen, a bar mitzvah and Molly Shannon.”
The Same Difference takes the lid off of the many boxes that we as a community put ourselves into in respect to gender.
“Yep, that’s right. Out of 314 major Hollywood film releases, one single film — Melissa McCarthy’s Tammy — passed the Vito Russo test with queer female characters.”
Breakout writer/director/actor triple threat, Desiree Akhavan, brings us a three dimensional bisexual Persian lead character and also Robin is at a kink cafe and we all wish we were there, too.
AREN’T WE HILARIOUS??!!
“This is a Valentine for people whose stories haven’t yet been told.”
“The Republicans are funding terrible gay movies to make the entire population straight!”
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.
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!
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.
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.