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'Supernova' - the stars align in Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci's gay film

'Supernova' - the stars align in Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci's gay film

By Gregg Shapiro

Straight Colin Firth is playing gay again, in Harry Macqueen's 'Supernova,' and given his empathetic role, with Stanley Tucci as his husband, this time could potentially snag his second Oscar.

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By David-Elijah Nahmod | January 26, 2021

No one who's lived in Richmond, Virginia during the past fifty years will ever forget Dirtwoman. Donnie Corker was a colorful, counter-culture drag character in a town that is filled with counterculture eccentrics.

By Jim Provenzano | January 24, 2021

The short film 'Hazte Sentir (Make Yourself Heard)' documents a moment in the lives of LGBT refugees in Manaus, the largest city in Brazil's Amazonas state. Cineola and Frameline share the collaborative film free online.


By Gregg Shapiro | January 19, 2021

Author and filmmaker Jesús Canchola Sánchez's new bilingual children's book 'Pepito Has a Doll' challenges stereotypes about masculinity in teen boys.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | January 19, 2021

Graham Kolbeins' new documentary 'Queer Japan' is a colorful and sometimes dizzying portrait of LGBT life in several major Japanese cities, starting with Tokyo.


By | January 18, 2021

A new short documentary explores the phenomenon of Louise Hays' popularity during the AIDS crisis. Using all archival materials, director Matt Wolf takes viewers back to 1988 Los Angeles in his 18-minute short film.

By Brian Bromberger | January 12, 2021

How small-town Brit Archie Leach became Cary Grant and how Grant finally assimilated that identity towards the end of his life, is the core of Scott Eyman's comprehensive, dense, meticulously researched, well-sourced, and probably definitive biography.


By Jim Provenzano | January 12, 2021

Santa Monica's revered Highways Performance Space presents Film Maudit 2.0, a truly unusual selection of feature, short and experimental films, some that blend performance and cinema, and others with decidedly queer themes, Jan. 12-24.

By David-Elijah Nahmod | January 12, 2021

The first few moments of 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' are electrifying. It's 1927 in rural Georgia. Hundreds of people, all of them Black, are lined up at the entrance to a huge tent. Inside, Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues, is singing her heart out.


By Michael Flanagan | January 5, 2021

The opportunity to see Marlene Dietrich in person came 23 years after her U.S. film dbut. In 1953 the Sahara Las Vegas offered her $30,000 per week to perform. And so her career as a cabaret singer was born. The film star later performed in San Francisco.

By Brian Bromberger | January 5, 2021

2020 will go down as a banner year for lesbian-themed films, both in terms of quality and visibility. Four of my picks for best queer movies of 2020 were lesbian-oriented and two others came very close to making the final cut.


By Brian Bromberger | December 28, 2020

LGBT themes in feature and documentary films expanded cinematic depictions this year. Here are half of our baker's dozen favorites.

By Gregg Shapiro | December 22, 2020

The filmed version David Pevsner's one-man show, Musical Comedy Whore (Breaking Glass Pictures), is indeed a musical. As for the "whore" part, Pevsner goes into great detail about his sexual exploits, including his time as a male escort.


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