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Hilarious Stonewall Trailer Parody Takes Film To Task Over 'Whitewashing' Controversy

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices

One of our favorite forms of critique is through comedy -- and this parody video does a perfect job of it. Recently the lesbian, gay, bisexu...

The Surprising Reason Execs Didn't Want Heath Ledger In 'Brokeback Mountain'

The Huffington Post | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 09.15.2015 | Gay Voices

Upon its 10th anniversary, we’ve seen a slew of stories, interviews and articles commemorating the iconic film "Brokeback Mountain," which star...

This Group Of Bears Is Coming Back For The Final Installment Of Their Film Trilogy

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 06.28.2015 | Gay Voices

We love when the bear community gets visibility, and now you can help this group of hairy queer men fund their latest cinematic endeavor. "BearCity...

Why We Need to Keep the Activism of New Queer Cinema Alive

Matthew Wade | Posted 06.23.2015 | Gay Voices
Matthew Wade

Yes, these contemporary films may be brilliant and present a diverse range of multi-layered gay characters, but they often focus on the monogamous, family-oriented love stories we typically see in mainstream heterosexual narratives. The queercore, rebellious spirit of New Queer Cinema films has slowly become overshadowed by the "ideal" of domesticity and conformity.

On William Friedkin's Cruising, 35 Years On

Nathan Smith | Posted 04.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Smith

The film had a storyline that can only be described as salacious and lurid. The narrative naturally beguiled my 16-year-old closeted self, and added to my own internet cruising for doses of gay culture before regularly deleting the browsing history.

Why This Queer Filmmaker Takes Issue With Labeling Films As 'Gay'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.14.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Director Xavier Dolan sat down with HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri and discussed the tendency to label films that feature gay characters as gay fil...

One Of The Most Controversial Gay Films In History Is Now.. A Kid's Toy?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 10.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Have you ever wanted to give your child the gift of the infamous 1980's film "Cruising" in the form of an interactive toy? Well... you're in luck!...

Director Stu Maddux Talks Reel in the Closet, a Documentary of LGBT Home Movies (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 12.22.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with filmmaker Stu Maddux about his new documentary-in-progress, Reel in the Closet, the first film to take a look at LGBT home movies dating back to the 1930s. Tragically, these archival treasures are often thrown away by friends and family who aren't aware of the hidden history they hold.

Our 10 Favorite Post-Gay Movies

Tom Dolby | Posted 11.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Tom Dolby

Lately we've seen a surge in films featuring gay characters whose sexuality feels refreshingly incidental to the plot. Post-gay movies can be love stories, dramas, or comedies, but what they all share is a recognition of gay people as part of the natural fabric of modern life.

Filmmaker Caryn Hayes Talks Short Film Clean Hands and LGBT Equality (AUDIO)

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with filmmaker Caryn Hayes about her acclaimed short film Clean Hands, which follows Anna (Grasie Mercedes) and Kirsten (Dawn Noel), a married lesbian couple who are caring for Anna's terminally ill, homophobic father.

Happiness From Within: 'Love Is Strange' Actress Tank Burt on Intimate Filmmaking and Following Your Bliss

Jaime Lubin | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Jaime Lubin

Tank Burt is no stranger to the intimacy of the unsaid. As a director she's been honing her craft with shorts like Skateboard, Skateboard, a coming-of-age story told virtually without dialogue, and now she's made her feature debut as an actress.

WATCH: A Groundbreaking New Gay Drama Set In The World Of Modern Dance

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 06.11.2014 | Gay Voices

HuffPost Gay Voices is proud to present this exclusive clip from Chris Mason Johnson's "Test," the award-winning, hotly anticipated new film that's be...

Look Who Just Signed On To This Historic Gay Rights Film

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.06.2014 | Gay Voices

A hotly anticipated new film that aims to tell the story of the historic 1969 Stonewall Riots just added a number of familiar faces to its line-up. ...

Hollywood Screenwriter Says Depiction Of Gay Men In Films Is 'Horrible'

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.31.2014 | Gay Voices

While the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community has certainly seen more representation in Hollywood cinema over the past 10 years, one scr...

Derek Jarman Remembered: Will You Dance With Me? at London's BFI LGBT Film Festival

Kevin Childs | Posted 05.26.2014 | Gay Voices
Kevin Childs

There would have to be something miraculous about a new film by gay, British art-house director and artist Derek Jarman, who died 20 years ago, but that's exactly what London's BFI Flare LGBT Film Festival offered last weekend.

The Perfect Wedding: Coming to a Church Near You

Suzanne Brockmann | Posted 02.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Suzanne Brockmann

Our movie is a romantic comedy with a hero and a hero. Boy meets boy, boy loses boy, boy wins boy. After over a decade of witnessing sanctioned hatred aimed at my son, I wasn't yet convinced that organized religion and LGBT rights could happily coexist.

Classifying Blue Is the Warmest Color

Noah Tsika | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Under no circumstances will I call Blue Is the Warmest Color a "lesbian" film. Does that matter? I think so, particularly since the film has generated stories of on-set sadism that smack of over a century of movies made by men well-schooled in the cruel manipulation of women.

Film Review: They Glow in the Dark

Laurence Ross | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Laurence Ross

What is most interesting is not Michael and Jim's health, home, or poverty but their relationship. The film is not so much a documentary as a portrait -- a diptych -- of two men living together with health issues, trying to make a living together selling clay dolls.

Testament of Love: An Interview With Filmmaker Jon Garcia

Logan Lynn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Logan Lynn

The Falls saga follows the doomed romance of two Mormon youth who discover much more than God whilst doing their mission work. Testament of Love picks up the story five years after we last saw the pair of conflicted lovers. I caught up with Garcia this week to chat about the film.

On the Price of Being a Gay Filmmaker

Alan Brown | Posted 11.25.2013 | Gay Voices
Alan Brown

After a screening of my new film, Five Dances, at Philadelphia's QFest, a gay college student approached and asked if I'd be willing to give him some career advice over a cup of coffee. He wanted to know: Had being labeled a "gay filmmaker" hurt or helped my career?

Surprisingly Poignant Gay Family Drama Makes NYC Debut

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.15.2013 | Gay Voices

An unexpected, mid-September thundershower didn't dampen spirits at the New York premiere of "Naked As We Came," Richard LeMay's stunning new film abo...

My Interview With Michael Iemma About His Film, Stitch, Part I

Michael Carosone | Posted 10.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I embrace a title such as this because "Hell Yeah! I am a gay filmmaker who is going to tell my stories about my life." Our community has been denied this freedom for far, far too long.

WATCH: A New Film Explores Brooklyn's Queer Community

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.26.2013 | Gay Voices

For anyone who has been to girls' night at the Brooklyn gay bar Metropolitan, you know it can be a pretty wild scene. And that's exactly what film...

What's Up With Hollywood's Lack Of Gay Characters?

Reuters | Posted 10.23.2013 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Fewer than 15 percent of major Hollywood films last year included gay characters and virtually all of those were minor ...

LOOK: 42 Of The Best LGBT Movies To Celebrate Pride

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.27.2013 | Gay Voices

Pride is here and if the Summer heat is a little too much for you to stand outside and wave as the parade crawls by, don't worry, you can still celeb...