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Five Dances 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?

'Five Dances': Fear And Art

Alan Brown | Posted 03.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Alan Brown

When I approached two of my male dancers about shooting what I envisioned as a tender but very physical love scene, I expected resistance and came prepared with a speech about my personal commitment to portraying fully formed gay characters. Alas, the speech was unnecessary.