The fact is most of the films about us — and especially the films by us — do not get the attention they deserve. But nobody is better equipped to tell our stories than we are.
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.
It’s been a banner year for queer women on the big screen!
In August, Book Riot published a list of the Best Books Set In Every State, and I thought to myself, as I so often do, “What if we did a list like this, but for queer women?”
“I want to prove that money can be made off of women’s sexual stories. It’s not just a queer thing. It’s about women receiving pleasure, and giving pleasure. It’s still completely taboo.”
“There’s no male gaze in this movie, none whatsoever. Desiree Akhavan is a queer woman and her screenplay co-writer Cecilia Frugiuele is a queer woman too. It matters.”
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Behind every great indie film is a great woman. Or, as “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” shows, an entourage of them. Autostraddle spoke with director Desiree Akhavan about making the film that won the Sundance 2018 Grand Jury Prize for Drama and got gay teens in Montana on screen.
I didn’t get to be at the set for the whole shoot, because I was teaching last year. I went once with my wife Erica and we got to go for a few days. I was in a daze of disbelief, touching people like, “Are you real?”
One of the most beloved queer YA books of the last decade is being adapted for the big screen. The timing couldn’t be more perfect.
The Miseducation of Cameron Post’s removal from a summer reading list, literary books coming out this fall, trigger warnings, marginalizing women’s writing and more.
emily m. danforth answers 36 of your questions about “Cameron Post” and then we’re all gonna talk about the book!
We’re eight days away from our Cameron Post discussion, and Lindsey Lloyd, Cameron’s dyke fairy godmother, would like to mail you a care package (mix tape included). It’s a giveaway!
“Girls kissing girls in barns, in twisty slides on playgrounds, in abandoned hospitals. Miles City, Montana. The 1990s. Swimming. Summer. Cowgirls. Dinosaur discovering. Ferris Wheels. Conversion therapy. Taco Johns.”