Queer Halloween Playlist

This year, Halloween came upon me rather suddenly, like a wisp of smoke blown over from a DTLA factory across the wind. Or something. Back home, the decaying smell of leaves as they gradually lost their livelihood and faded into…

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…

Get Your Queer Superhero Fix: Young Avengers Review

I have always been very interested in and invested in superheroes and the world of Marvel. When I was younger, many of the shows that I loved fell under the superhero genre (anyone remember Static Shock and X-Men Evolution?) and…

This Week on Queer (Internet) TV: Lesbian Vampires, or 20 Reasons to Binge-Watch Carmilla

In light of upcoming finals and the impending wave of panic and self-loathing that’s sure to crowd my senses in these coming weeks, I’ve decided to do a favor to myself and everyone else that might read this snark. I’m…

This Week on Queer TV: Bike-sexual?

In a recent conversation with a classmate, I engineered a concept for a television show that will knock the viewing public on its collective behind. I’m no genius, but I believe the shock value of this pitch will be enough…

The Ten Best Queer Horror Books Ever

Sink your teeth into characters who finally get your blood pumping… and the back of your neck tingling. Sure, we all know queer classics like Carmilla, or transphobic thrillers like Silence of the Lambs. But what about horror that doesn’t…

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…

Why You Should be Watching Amazon’s Transparent

Amazon’s new TV series shows that transgender storylines don’t have to revolve around prostitution or CSI body bags. If you’re looking for positive queer representation on television, it’s time to turn off the cable and go to your on-demand streaming…

Janet Mock’s Outrage for her Trans* Identity

On February 5, Janet Mock, a 29-year-old trans activist of color and author of Redefining Realness was interviewed on Piers Morgan Live. Throughout the interview, he continually referred to her past identity “as a man,” claiming that she “was a…

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…