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Cookie Mueller's posthumous prose

Cookie Mueller's posthumous prose

  • by Mark William Norby
  • Jun 21, 2022

"Walking through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black" by the late Cookie Mueller is the newly-expanded reissue of the original 1993 Semiotext(e) compilation of writings by the multi-talent known mostly for roles in early John Waters films.

Capitol viewing: The Lavender Tube on Jan. 6 hearings, 'Queer as Folk,' & Pride shows

Capitol viewing: The Lavender Tube on Jan. 6 hearings, 'Queer as Folk,' & Pride shows

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 14, 2022

Let's call it, "Saving Democracy," a limited series. The January 6 Committee Hearings certainly have all the drama of a hit summer true crime/thriller series. Also, the new 'Queer as Folk,' and ABC, Hulu and other networks dive in to Pride.

Frameline46's serious cinema

Frameline46's serious cinema

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 14, 2022

Frameline's full return to theaters has presented challenges to its staff. But with the most expansive array of films to see in cinemas or online, hundreds of directors' works will find new audiences.

'Benediction' - Terence Davies' biopic of British poet Siegfried Sassoon

'Benediction' - Terence Davies' biopic of British poet Siegfried Sassoon

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 14, 2022

With the gay English poet Siegfried Sassoon as the subject of "Benediction," Terence Davies has found a worthy rebel castigating British classicism and sexual mores. He has also created one of the year's best queer films.

Frameline's film fest's fab 46th

Frameline's film fest's fab 46th

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 7, 2022

Frameline is returning to its fullest in-person programming since its pre-pandemic 2019 festival. For its 46th incarnation from June 16-30, Frameline will be presenting 132 films including 46 feature narrative titles, 30 documentaries, and more.

Planet Queer: Bertrand Mandico's 'After Blue (Dirty Paradise)'

Planet Queer: Bertrand Mandico's 'After Blue (Dirty Paradise)'

  • by Brandon Judell
  • Jun 7, 2022

Imagine Hieronymus Bosch as a lesbian filmmaker on acid, and you've almost visualized "After Blue (Dirty Paradise)." French director Bertrand Mandico's intention is to realize his celluloid philosophy in a spectacularly visual sci-fi/surrealist-western.

Must-see summer films of 2022

Must-see summer films of 2022

  • by Laura Moreno
  • Jun 7, 2022

Summer is the perfect time to curl up indoors away from the sweltering heat and take in some great new films. And there are many truly worthwhile films coming out this summer. Here are a few LGBTQ films that may not be on your gaydar.

'Baloney' - gay burlesque show's revealing documentary

'Baloney' - gay burlesque show's revealing documentary

  • by Cornelius Washington
  • Jun 7, 2022

Combining social commentary with saucy sexy strip sketches, SF Baloney, seen mostly locally at Oasis, has received the documentary treatment from auteur Joshua Guerci, who directed, shot and edited the 75-minute film, now viewable online.

Peaches Christ's 'All About Evil' returns

Peaches Christ's 'All About Evil' returns

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jun 7, 2022

Natasha Lyonne stars in "All About Evil," the 2010 directorial debut by Joshua Grannell (local drag legend Peaches Christ), which gets a DVD release and a screening at the Victoria Theatre, where the horror campfest was filmed.

'Fire Island' fun: Andrew Ahn & Joel Kim Booster's idyllic summer getaway

'Fire Island' fun: Andrew Ahn & Joel Kim Booster's idyllic summer getaway

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 31, 2022

Summer is here, and the ideal LGBTQ film to satisfy any hot weather lethargy or romantic yearnings has arrived in "Fire Island," a multicultural gay rom-com set in the iconic enclave, The Pines.

Jeremy Beiler: gay comedy writer on 'I Love That For You'

Jeremy Beiler: gay comedy writer on 'I Love That For You'

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • May 24, 2022

In the new Showtime comedy series "I Love That For You," co-created by gay writer/actor Jeremy Beiler and "Saturday Night Live" favorite Vanessa Bayer, a woman fulfills dreams of becoming a spokesperson for a home shopping show.

Trailer triple-play: 'Bros,' 'Fire Island,' & 'Queer as Folk' reboot

Trailer triple-play: 'Bros,' 'Fire Island,' & 'Queer as Folk' reboot

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • May 18, 2022

It's not even June yet, but our inbox has already been flooded with a barrage of Pride-related products, movies and TV shows. Take a look at trailers for two gay movies and a new reboot of a classic series.

'Downton Abbey: A New Era' - hit Brit sequel not so new, but not so bad

'Downton Abbey: A New Era' - hit Brit sequel not so new, but not so bad

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • May 17, 2022

'Downton Abbey' never pretends to be anything more than what it is, a romanticized frothy soap opera fantasy with expensive china that will warm you like a well-worn angora sweater. The sequel adds a movie crew and a French villa gifted to Lady Grantham.

Women on the verge: The Lavender Tube on 'Million,' 'Candy,' soap nuptuals, & 'Law & Order's big mistake

Women on the verge: The Lavender Tube on 'Million,' 'Candy,' soap nuptuals, & 'Law & Order's big mistake

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • May 17, 2022

Women take center stage in several TV dramas, from soap opera weddings to creepy killers making headlines, and passionate affairs.