Golden Boy: Far From Golden

CONTENT WARNING: Drug Abuse, Sexual Assault, Sexual Exploitation Golden Boy attempts to tell a story about a troubled man meandering his way through the social and economic troubles of Los Angeles. The movie recently won awards for Best Director in…

Revisiting Call Me By Your Name

When watching Call Me By Your Name, it’s difficult to picture anyone but the scrawny, loveable Timothée Chalamet, and overwhelmingly charismatic Armie Hammer playing the main characters. The two play the roles of Elio and Oliver respectively – two young…

What I Learned About Gay Love: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Graphic by Carmen Ngo Most teenagers have at some point passively watched life dance alluringly before them, wishing for what seems to be the essential adolescent experience. In 1999, Stephen Chbosky published a book which perfectly captures this essential yearning…

Review: Love, Simon

           Love, Simon is a 2018 romance-comedy based on the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda written by Becky Albertalli. The film was directed by Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, The Flash, Riverdale) who is gay himself, and stars Nick Robinson as…

The Camp and Cult of The Rocky Horror Picture Show

It is rare, in everyday life, that you walk into a public setting and are overdressed in a t-shirt and shorts. It is a little strange when you are expected to yell obscenities, in a practiced, cult-like unison, at a…

Review: Beach Rats

Beach Rats (2017, dir. Eliza Hittman) is about Frankie, a teenage boy in Brooklyn who experiments with drugs by day and hooks up with older men by night. While the setting and content matter may evoke similarities to Moonlight (2016,…

Dyke Drive-In: Fire (1996)

Fire (1996), dir. Deepa Mehta, is an Indian-Canadian romantic drama infamous for being one of the first explicit portrayals of homosexuality in Indian cinema. The plot follows Sita, a young woman recently arranged married to Jatin, a DVD rental store…

Ship Happens: The Inevitable Outcome of Underrepresentation

Ship, n. Short for romantic relationship. v. To endorse a romantic relationship. Shipping, n. The act of endorsing a romantic relationship, usually fictional, usually in a fan-created work. 2016 was a poor year, like most years, for queer representation in…

Making the Intersectional Visible: The Personal Importance of Moonlight

Moonlight (2016, dir. Barry Jenkins) examines the never spoken Black sexuality and masculinity through a lens of a boy, teen, then man who is hardened by what his environment demands of him. It’s a journey of how Chiron silently slips…

I Kissed A Girl (Toute Premiere Fois): The Straightest Gay Comedy To Date

My name is Jeremie. I’m 34. And last night, for the first time in my life, I kissed a girl.” So enunciates the protagonist of Noémie Saglio and Maxime Govare’s debut film, I Kissed A Girl (Tout Premiere Fois) as…