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Hollywood interviews: Ruthe Stein's celebrity-filled book

Hollywood interviews: Ruthe Stein's celebrity-filled book

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 9, 2021

Ruthe Stein's new book, 'Sitting Down With the Stars: Interviews with 100 Hollywood Legends,' is packed with selected interviews from her lengthy journalism career, including a number of Oscar winners.

Mayor Pete: the coming out of American politics

Mayor Pete: the coming out of American politics

  • by Brandon Judell
  • Nov 8, 2021

'Mayor Pete,' a highly moving unveiling of everyone's favorite queer presidential candidate, debuts worldwide on Amazon on Nov. 12. This is the latest of the many offerings produced and/or directed by Jesse Moss.

'Forbidden Letters' - long unseen gay classic at Porn Film Festival

'Forbidden Letters' - long unseen gay classic at Porn Film Festival

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Nov 5, 2021

A long unseen gay cinema classic will screen at the Brava Theater on November 12. Arthur J. Bressan Jr.'s 1979 'Forbidden Letters' is an X-rated mood piece whose lead actors don't just have sex on camera, they make love.

Arts Briefs: Joan Jett Blakk, Queer Vibes, & more

Arts Briefs: Joan Jett Blakk, Queer Vibes, & more

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Nov 2, 2021

Here's an update on several LGBT arts events taking place in-person and online, including a short film about a political drag queen, a hair salon's fun events, and a new performer showcase produced by the SF LGBT Center.

Wakefield Poole  (February 24, 1936 — October 27, 2021) Remembering a visionary

Wakefield Poole (February 24, 1936 — October 27, 2021) Remembering a visionary

  • by Michael Flanagan
  • Nov 1, 2021

Although he worked as a dancer, choreographer, and shop owner, Wakefield Poole is best known for his groundbreaking feature-length gay erotic films, particularly 'Boys in the Sand.'

Cured: documentary on anti-gay psych wars

Cured: documentary on anti-gay psych wars

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Oct 26, 2021

Patrick Sammon and Bennett Singer's documentary 'Cured' focuses on the background, struggle, and eventual victory that convinced the historic 1973 decision by the American Psychiatric Association to declassify homosexuality as a mental illness.

The vampire's closet: 'Dark Shadows' star Jonathan Frid in new documentary

The vampire's closet: 'Dark Shadows' star Jonathan Frid in new documentary

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Oct 26, 2021

A new documentary recalls the life and career of Jonathan Frid, the actor who played Barnabas Collins, a 175-year-old guilt -ridden vampire on 'Dark Shadows,' the horror-themed daytime soap opera that became enormously popular during the late 1960s.

50 years in 50 weeks: scares of 1999

50 years in 50 weeks: scares of 1999

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 20, 2021

In late October 1999, film writer Gary Morris focused on the San Francisco Film Society's Dark Wave series, a three-night mini-festival of unusual independent films screened at The Victoria Theatre.

Bland 'Dune' - also, Frank Herbert's dug-up homophobia

Bland 'Dune' - also, Frank Herbert's dug-up homophobia

  • by Brandon Judell
  • Oct 19, 2021

Attending the morning screening of 'Dune' at the New York Film Festival, I was hoping for an LGBTQ romantic comedy about the Pines on Fire Island. What I got was 'Star Bores.'

Film fan family: Michael Koresky's movies & mom memoir

Film fan family: Michael Koresky's movies & mom memoir

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 19, 2021

Gay film critic Michael Koresky's innovative and captivating book, 'Films of Endearment: A Mother, a Son and the '80s Films That Defined Us,' skillfully intertwines movies and the events in his and his mother Leslie's lives.

Music, menus & motion: Mill Valley Film Festival faves

Music, menus & motion: Mill Valley Film Festival faves

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Oct 12, 2021

The Mill Valley Film Festival returns for its 44th year October 7- 17, with in-person and online screenings. A few notable features: documentaries about Leonard Bernstein, Julia Child, and The Velvet Underground.

Gay rom-com 'Bros' begins filming in NYC

Gay rom-com 'Bros' begins filming in NYC

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 9, 2021

Soon after gay Twitter calmed down about the Billy Eichner feature film project 'Bros,' which will feature an all-LGBT cast, costar Luke MacFarlane posted a few on-set tight T-shirt thirst-trap photos on his Instagram account.

Chris Kelly: 'The Other Two' co-creator on finding truth through gay comedy

Chris Kelly: 'The Other Two' co-creator on finding truth through gay comedy

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Oct 5, 2021

"Fame is a mother," reads the tagline for 'The Other Two,' the acclaimed HBO Max comedy series. Whether or not you've seen the show, you've probably already laughed at the writing of the show's co-creator, Chris Kelly.

Chosen family viewing: The Lavender Tube on Pauli Murray, Nuclear Family, Clickbait

Chosen family viewing: The Lavender Tube on Pauli Murray, Nuclear Family, Clickbait

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Oct 5, 2021

Happy LGBTQ History Month, everybody! How better to celebrate than with some compelling new queer history? Amazon Prime, HBO and Netflix have some superb new offerings.