A compelling new documentary series is in the works that will provide a platform for a handful of queer black visionaries to share their personal stories of challenge, radical self-inquiry, transformation and triumph.
HBO adaptation of his account of AIDS’ early years enshrines his biases as fact.
The Advocate asked the filmmakers at Outfest who their fantasy LGBT film subject might be — as well as who they would cast as the lead.
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"It’s impossible to condense the complex notion of identity into a single, unchangeable M or F." The film was released today along with a global guide to transgender recognition laws.
Over the weekend it was revealed that Andrej Pejić has joined Sofia Coppola’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid. The androgynous model will play one of Ariel’s sisters in what will be
LINK TW: misgendering? I have read that Andrej uses he and she pronouns interchangeably, but I have also read that she prefers she/her/hers.
So we have one more example of gay men performing drag for major audiences and misconstruing for the masses what it means to be transgender….
giving trans women roles to cis men
- robs trans women actors (who can’t get cis women roles) and gives those roles to cis men who already have an enormous amount of roles and opportunities
- reinforces the false idea that trans woman are somehow equivalent or analagous to cis men in costume
like really thats all there is to it. theres nothing you can say that justifies this practice
One of the next writing projects that I want to tackle will be about straight saviours in films.
That is, films that depict a straight character that takes it upon themselves to “save” or otherwise “help” a queer character who is going through struggles in the film - usually (if not always) to some personal benefit of their own.
Often times, these straight saviours are homophobic and/or depicted as (terrible representations of) allies to the queer community. Usually the queer character(s) are depicted (by straight actors/actresses) with stereotypical heteronormative ideas of what it means to be queer.
For example: Greg Kinnear’s depiction of his character Simon in As Good As It Gets and his relationship with Jack Nicholson’s character Melvin.
Please send me films where you have seen this sort of thing within the plot - even if the characters involved are not main characters or do not have a lot of dialogue. Thank you.
A new documentary aims to capture the humanity of the trans experience, putting a focus on areas of misinformation and ignorance.
CURRENTLY WATCHING: Call me Kuchu (2012)
available on NetFlix streaming now.
This is an amazing documentary - terribly sad and angering, very moving. Excellently put together to help document the incredible fight for human rights that David Kato is known for today. Rest in power, David Kato.
MOVIE TWs: violence, murder, hate crimes, gay slurs, rape description, sexual assault mention, anti-gay beliefs, religious intolerance of lgbtq people and the like
Thirty-two people were killed and Upstairs Inferno will be the first to interview a number of the survivors who have been silent all these decades.