For Queers By Queers: A Spoiler-Free Fire Island Review

Still from Jeong Park/Searchlight Pictures Written by stand-up comic, writer, actor, and gay man Joel Kim Booster and directed by Andrew Ahn, “Fire Island” (2022) brings together a classic romance and the glitter-covered queer party scene off the shore of…

“Framing Agnes”: A Story of Dis- and Reconnection

Photos by Lex Ryan/UCLA FTV Archive As part of a larger showing presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive on April 18th, some of the OutWrite staff had the chance to watch the film, “Framing Agnes,” a tale about…

Forgiveness and Trying to Deserve It: A Look at “Happiest Season” (2020)

Photo by Lacey Terrell **This article contains spoilers for “Happiest Season” (2020).** In late November of 2020, “Happiest Season” was released. “Happiest Season” was written and directed by Clea DuVall, a lesbian actress, writer, producer, and director. This movie follows…

“The Batman” (2022): A Bisexual’s Superhero Dream

Official film still provided by Warner Bros Entertainment **This article contains spoilers for “The Batman” (2022).** I will admit, I am a fan of superhero movies. Since I was a child, I watched both Marvel and DC films, preferring the…

“My Beautiful Laundrette”: A Queer Fairytale

Graphic by Christopher Ikonomou (Xe/He) Stephen Frears’ “My Beautiful Laundrette” (1985) is a dramedy that chronicles the journey of Omar, a young Anglo-Pakistani man, as he takes charge of his uncle’s failing laundromat business and rekindles a romance with a…

Best of 2021: Our Picks for Queer Film and Television

2021 saw a large increase in on-screen queer characters and nuanced queer stories, so we asked our staff for their favorite queer films and television from 2021, and they answered!  Our Picks for Television: Our Picks for Films:

Was “Love, Simon” (2018) The Best Teen Queer Representation?

As a queer person, I went through most of my life never really seeing representation of queer identities in popular media. The only time I did see queer people on the screen was when news stations brought up stories surrounding…

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…