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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...

UPDATE: Would You Choose to Be Straight? New Sci-Fi Film Explores (WATCH HERE)

Connor Hurley | Posted 05.18.2014 | Gay Voices
Connor Hurley

In October of 2012, I wrote about the personal inspiration behind my award-winning short film The Naturalist (which you can read here). In my post, ...

Chris Mason Johnson's Test: A Tale of Two Challenges

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Chris Mason Johnson's sultry and perfectly human Test enjoyed its European premiere recently at this year's Berlinale. The film is a survivor's tale, told through the POV of a gay character, but so multidimensional that be it man, woman, straight or gay, everyone can relate to its themes.

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.

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.

The Dirty Laundry Press Circuit for Blue Is the Warmest Color Is Close to the Heart of the Film

Brian Formo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Brian Formo

By the end of the film, Emma is celebrated at a gallery showing of her artwork; Adele dressed to re-impress, attends, attempts small talk and walks away, alone, not sure of her emotions; she is proud of Emma but is unsure of what that does for her anymore.

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.

Weeklings: The Best Bad Movies for Gay Men (VIDEO)

Louis Virtel | Posted 11.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Louis Virtel

2013-09-13-Screenshot20130913at2.51.42PM.pngI'm listing the most lovable turkeys/albatrosses/flaming chupacabras in gay cinema. These are horrid movies, and we should be thankful.

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...

First Moroccan To Publicly Come Out Is Set To Make History Once Again

AP | COLLEEN BARRY | Posted 09.04.2013 | Gay Voices

MILAN -- Writer and director Abdellah Taia believes he has given Arab cinema its first gay protagonist in his debut film `'Salvation Army." Taia alre...

WATCH: Gay Documentary, Art Film Hybrid Set For Miami Debut

Posted 03.02.2013 | Gay Voices

From the creators of the cult gay indie hit "Were The World Mine," SPEAKproductions studio is getting ready to debut their latest work, "The Go Doc Pr...

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.

Couples Of Color Scarce In Formulaic Gay Cinema

Deron Dalton | Posted 04.03.2013 | Gay Voices
Deron Dalton

It started to bother me that there were rarely black or Latino males in prevalent roles, and Asian-American males were almost nonexistent in these films. A lesbian or transgender character might be added to the mix in a smaller role, but rarely with depth.

'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.

How Las Vegas Just Got Even Gayer

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

Las Vegas residents will no longer have to wait until Pride or Cine Kink, or even for Hollywood to see a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender-themed ...

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.

This One Time... James Franco... Made An Erotic Gay Short Film: Co-Director Travis Mathews Talks 'Interior. Leather Bar.'

Evan Ross Katz | Posted 03.18.2013 | Gay Voices
Evan Ross Katz

As bizarre and seemingly out-of-nowhere as it is for Franco to make a film exploring William Friedkin's controversial 1980 film Cruising, his calling on Mathews to assist in such an endeavor seemed somehow symbiotic.

Katherine Brooks Dishes On 'The Osbournes,' Celebrity Drug Use, Reality TV And 'Face 2 Face'

Tomas Mournian | Posted 09.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Tomas Mournian

When I spoke with Kat, she was by turns sweet, funny, and deeply empathetic. A remarkable film, Face 2 Face pulls no punches (and doesn't duck any); Brooks' personal journey of transformation becomes a comment on what it means to be human in our hyperconnected digital age.

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...

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.

Turkey's First Gay Movie Highlights 'Honor' Killing

AP | By SUZAN FRASER | Posted 01.24.2012 | Gay Voices

ANKARA, Turkey -- Shortly after telling his parents he was gay, Ahmet Yildiz was gunned down inside his car by his father in Istanbul. It was Turkey's...

Malaysian Gay Activists Challenge 'Sexual Independence' Festival Ban

AP | By SEAN YOONG | Posted 01.10.2012 | Gay Voices

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia -- Activists launched a rare legal case Tuesday aimed at fostering gay rights in Malaysia by challenging a police ban on an ant...

Why Does Hollywood Hate Gay Sex?

The Daily Beast | Ramin Setoodeh | Posted 01.04.2012 | Gay Voices

If you've seen any of the high-profile gay-themed movies from 2011--from Beginners to J. Edgar--you may have noticed they have one thing in common: th...

WATCH: Belarus Releases Trailer For Country's First Gay-Themed Movie

Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices

Two strapping men roam dense forests, splash in mountain lakes and kiss passionately, before huddling close to one another by candlelight. No, thi...