“Do Revenge”: A Mix of Classic Teen Rom-Coms With A Gen Z Twist

We’ve seen movies about queen bees, revenge on the male cheater, and unexpectedly falling in love; the movies dearest to our (or at least my) young hearts almost always incorporate at least one of these tropes. While watching Netflix’s “Do Revenge,” we see all of these tropes and more as it pays homage to iconic 90s and early 2000s rom-coms. In the dawn of queer rom-coms, “Do Revenge” provides a Gen Z take on these classic movies while also introducing its own unpredictable twist.

Best of 2022: Staff Picks for Queer Film

Enjoy our staff’s recommendations for queer films and films with queer representation released in 2022 (in no particular order)!

Catharsis Through Queer Media: A Review of “Everything Everywhere All at Once”

“Everything Everywhere All at Once” is a love letter to the Asian American immigrant community and a startlingly sincere portrayal of modern queerness. In an era of formulaic superhero films and live-action Disney remakes, it is a breath of fresh air and a reminder that art can be transformative.

Subverting the Queer Coming-of-Age Film: A Review of “When Men Were Men”

“When Men Were Men” follows a young transmasculine person grappling with his existence in his rural Irish Catholic hometown.

In The Mirror: A Review of “Homebody”

“Homebody” is a new film written and directed by Joseph Sackett that follows a young boy, Johnny, when he body swaps with his babysitter, Melanie. Coming in at only an hour and 15 minutes, “Homebody” packs in a storyline ripe with self-discovery.

Velma Dinkley Just Came Out Of The Closet!

Still by Warner Bros. Animation “Scooby Doo” has been a long-running, popular children’s franchise since 1969. For around 50 years, Velma Dinkley has been the show’s token genius analyst. Her sexuality was questionable, often being paired with the show’s goofball,…

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…