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'Stonewall' Director Says He Chose A 'Straight-Acting' Character To Appeal To Straight Audiences

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.23.2015 | Gay Voices

Ever since the release of the theatrical trailer for "Stonewall" earlier this year, director Roland Emmerich has faced outrage from the...

Imagine A World Where Heterosexuals Are The Ones Being Persecuted

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

An intriguing film that we began covering last year is now available online -- and completely for free. From writer and director Sal Bardo comes "P...

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...

Here's How 'Twin Peaks' Changed The Course Of One Gay Teen's Life Forever

The Huffington Post | JamesMichael Nichols | Posted 05.05.2015 | Gay Voices

The legacy of cult classic television show "Twin Peaks" continues to hold strong decades later. In fact, for one gay teen, "Twin Peaks" literally chan...

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.

Queer Film Cubby Sparks Controversy Before It's Even Released

Shawn Binder | Posted 11.29.2014 | Gay Voices
Shawn Binder

It's the film's inclusion of both a male sex worker character and a young child that's making some uncomfortable, although Blane is quick to point out that there is no remote connection between the two in terms of sexual situations or scenes.

Here Are The Queer Films You Need To See This Year

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 06.12.2014 | Gay Voices

Already done binge-watching "Orange Is The New Black"? Fear not: your list of view-worthy things to watch just got a bit more extensive. Fandor ann...

Hollywood 'Daddy' Makes Indie Film

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices
Gregory G. Allen

After I caught actor/director Gerald McCullouch in the Web series Hustling, we struck up an online friendship. I also was able to catch him in a play in New York City this year, and now the openly gay actor has taken on a new project, and I needed to learn more.

Blue Is the Warmest Color Delivers: A No-Frills Portrayal of Lesbian Sex in Queer Cinema

Jodi Savitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Jodi Savitz

I respectfully, wholeheartedly disagree with the graphic novel's author, Julie Maroh, who has stated that director Abdellatif Kechiche's heteronormative perspective results in a "mechanical" and "brutal" sex scene that lacks lesbian authenticity.

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.

A Lesbian Movie Without Lesbians: The Problem With Blue Is the Warmest Color

Nico Lang | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Nico Lang

For a film so strongly about the way that lesbians have sex, a movie produced only by straight people will have a harder time representing that. It would be like making a movie about France if you've never stepped foot in the country. Queer artists are too often shut out of their own stories.

A Lesbian Landmark: Stacie Passon's Concussion

Noah Tsika | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Noah Tsika

Nearly 20 years after her groundbreaking queer film Go Fish first galvanized audiences at the Sundance Film Festival, Rose Troche has produced the powerfully erotic Concussion, the debut feature of Stacie Passon, who both wrote and directed it.

WATCH: A Montage of 30 Nominees For The World's Leading LGBT Short FIlm Festival

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 09.05.2013 | Gay Voices

The Iris Prize Festival, an international lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender short film festival based out of the United Kingdom, has released a f...

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.

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...

Getting Back In The Activism Game

Corey Scholibo | Posted 04.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Corey Scholibo

I stopped being an LGBT activist not because my beliefs changed, but for the same reason that someone who's worked at an ice cream parlor for years eventually can't stomach another scoop. So it was with some surprise that I found myself on the board of the Don Thompson Film Festival.

Gay Sundance 2013: The Year Ahead In Independent Queer Cinema

Phillip B. Crook | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Phillip B. Crook

The wealth of movies exploring LGBT experiences is especially rich at this year's Sundance Film Festival, which kicks off today with a diverse, star-dusted lineup of queer movies. Here, festival director John Cooper, a gay father, offers his take on this year's achievements in queer cinema.

Exclusive Clip From Ira Sachs' Heartbreaking New Film

Posted 09.05.2012 | Arts

“The film depicts the community of New York as we all live in it, but that we don’t see so often in cinema, in the sense that the boundaries betwe...

Queer Cinema: From Homo To Human

Alexandra Roxo | Posted 10.16.2012 | Gay Voices
Alexandra Roxo

Recently I finished writing a script with Devon Kirkpatrick. We sent it to a potential manager, who said, "This seems really gay. I just don't think it's a big deal to be gay anymore. ... Don't you watch Modern Family?" So I shouldn't bother writing a film with a bunch of queers in it?

LISTEN: Legendary Filmmakers Voice Their Support For LGBT Equality At The Provincetown International Film Festival

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 09.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Charlotte Robinson

I had a fabulous time covering the Provincetown International Film Festival (PIFF), where I had candid conversations with celebrities and filmmakers being honored this year.

25 LGBT Films Perfect For Celebrating Pride

The Huffington Post | Kevin Burra | Posted 06.08.2012 | Gay Voices

To help get you in the mindset for June's Gay Pride festivals, we've compiled a list of fabulous queer films featuring heartwarming tales of overcomin...

Sundance Afterglow: Rhys Ernst and the Wilds of Trans Filmmaking

Emerson Whitney | Posted 07.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Emerson Whitney

Rhys Ernst's films are a tactile fusion of art and queer theory with tones of subtle surreality that nudge at gender identity and real life fabulousness.

The New New Queer Cinema

Kathy Wolfe | Posted 06.25.2012 | Gay Voices
Kathy Wolfe

Wolfe has been working behind the scenes on an initiative to secure an "LGBT" category heading as part of all digital distribution platforms. This undertaking is just the latest highlight in Wolfe's ongoing mission to facilitate the broadest possible access to our rich cinematic heritage.

Lights, Camera, Action! How Cinema Helped This Small-Town Gay Boy Realize He Wasn't Alone

Michael Varrati | Posted 06.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Michael Varrati

Velvet Goldmine was the first time I had seen people like that onscreen, people like me. From my seat in small-town America, the film served as a moment of recognition that I wasn't alone. There were other people out there who felt and desired the same things I was keeping to myself.

Camp & Political Correctness: The Controversial Art Of Jack Smith

G. Roger Denson | Posted 08.19.2011 | Arts
G. Roger Denson

If there's an artist who most reminds us there are multiple art worlds -- each with its own pantheon of artists, fans, aesthetic and ideological concerns and targeted markets -- it's got to be Jack Smith.