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Gun Hill Road

Jared Leto and the Archaic, Destructive Stereotype

Dana Beyer | Posted 05.07.2014 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Jared Leto played Rayon like a man, further confusing the public who both conflate gay with trans in general, and drag performance with the lived reality of the typical trans life.

Middle of Nowhere and the Black Independent Film Movement

Roya Rastegar | Posted 12.11.2012 | Black Voices
Roya Rastegar

This weekend will be a critical marker for the burgeoning independent Black film movement. Opening in theaters in select cities this Friday, Middle of Nowhere is a compelling drama about a young newlywed who puts her happiness on hold as she eagerly awaits for her husband's early release from a five-year prison sentence.

Movie Review: Pariah

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

This year has produced two films that explore minority attitudes toward sexuality: Rashaad Ernesto Green's Gun Hill Road, and now Dee Rees' Pariah, which explores the life of one young black woman whose parents are in deep denial about the fact that she's a lesbian.

Acting While Trans: A Look Back at 2011 for Transgender Actors in the Media

Laverne Cox | Posted 02.22.2012 | Gay Voices
Laverne Cox

This has been a notable year for transgender actors in film and on television. More films are being written and produced with transgender characters, and there is a willingness to hire trans actors to play these roles, including yours truly.

Gritty Drama About Bornx Family Wins Imagen Award

Latin American Herald Tribune | Posted 10.14.2011 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES – “Gun Hill Road” took home best picture in the 26th edition of the Imagen Foundation’s film awards honoring the Hispanics of the ...

HuffPost Review: Gun Hill Road

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gun Hill Road is part of a deluge of late-summer independent releases that may wash through or past your multiplex, but it's one whose title you should remember.

Sundance 2011 and the Hope of a New Generation

Roya Rastegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

While the flurry of films snapped up by distributors at this year's Sundance is indicative of a rejuvenated film industry, it is the clarity of spirit that will inspire audiences to reassess our values.