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…

Ten Horror Classics (You Didn’t Realize Were About Being Gay)

Welcome to the dark closet of Halloween horror. Whether it’s necessary subtext by a closeted director, a dire warning to young viewers by a Hollywood Code, or a subtle stab by writers at hetero-cis arrogance, the horror genre has long…

What I Did For Love

  “Do you have to fuck someone in order to be able to sleep next to them?” This question is directed towards the protagonist Franck, but is more likely meant for the gay audience watching. In the French psycho-thriller film…

Queer Film: La Vie d’Adèle

Blue Is the Warmest Colour, or  La Vie d’Adèle—Chapitres 1 & 2, is a 2013 French romantic drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. The film won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival this year and…

Film Nostalgia: Philadelphia

A movie is good when it not only has a great story, but when it also makes a statement about society’s stigma on homosexuals, AIDS, and the relationships between homophobes and queers. To put it simply (even though you really…

Queer Film: Ma vie en Rose (My life in Pink)

  The movie is about a young boy named Ludovic. Ludovic cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl; he talks of marrying the neighbor’s son and cannot understand why everyone is so surprised about it. At first, his parents think…

City Spotlight: LA Transgender Film Fest

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the LA Gay & Lesbian Center for the first time to volunteer and see a series of short films that were part of the fourth annual LA Transgender Film Festival. The…

Movie Review: Lorax

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”