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All God's children get off - 'Yes, God, Yes' reveals Catholic school kinks

All God's children get off - 'Yes, God, Yes' reveals Catholic school kinks

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 28, 2020

For her feature-length directorial debut, Karen Maine doesn't shy away from subject matter that hasn't gotten the attention it deserves. In the case of 'Yes, God, Yes,' the hot button topic (so to speak) is female masturbation.

Burning love: 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire's voluptuous affair

Burning love: 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire's voluptuous affair

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 21, 2020

Portrait of a Lady on Fire, just released on Blu-ray DVD, is one of the best lesbian films ever made, nominated for nine Cesar Awards. A sensual dreamy romance about forbidden love and the healing potentiality of art, it also analyzes how desire works.

Arthur Bresson, Jr.'s early erotic films stream on PinkLabel.TV

Arthur Bresson, Jr.'s early erotic films stream on PinkLabel.TV

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 20, 2020

Before he directed 'Buddies,' the first AIDS-themed gay feature film, filmmaker Arthur Bresson, Jr.'s early films documented Gay Freedom Day parades and idealized sexuality in San Francisco's 1970s.

Frameline44 announces 11-day film festival Sept. 17-27

Frameline44 announces 11-day film festival Sept. 17-27

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 19, 2020

The world's longest-running and largest showcase of queer cinema announced that the Frameline44 Festival, previously postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will be held virtually September 17—27, 2020.

Welcome to Chechnya: searing documentary exposes violent homophobia

Welcome to Chechnya: searing documentary exposes violent homophobia

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jul 14, 2020

David France's searing new, brutal chilling exposé documentary, 'Welcome to Chechnya' is the harrowing saga of the purging war, via torture, beatings, and executions of LGBTQ people in Chechnya spearheaded by its Putin puppet leader, Ramzan Kadyrov.

Twin Peaks Tavern documentary's benefit screening July 10

Twin Peaks Tavern documentary's benefit screening July 10

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 8, 2020

A Castro district institution for decades, the historic Twin Peaks Tavern is the subject of a 2019 documentary, to be screened as an online fundraiser July 10.

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jul 7, 2020

Walter Mercado will make you laugh, make you surprised, make you raise an eyebrow or two. And he will bring you to tears with his sincerest wish that you have love, the "Mucho mucho amor" part of the title of the new Netflix documentary about his life.

Meet Brian Falduto: Gay Life Coach is also a little bit Country

Meet Brian Falduto: Gay Life Coach is also a little bit Country

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Jul 7, 2020

Fame came early for Brian Falduto, a child actor in 'School of Rock.' Falduto is now back in the limelight, albeit in a very different way. He's an LGBTQ life coach and Country music singer-songwriter.

Women bending genres: 'Good Kisser,' 'A Good Woman is Hard to Find' reviewed

Women bending genres: 'Good Kisser,' 'A Good Woman is Hard to Find' reviewed

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Jul 7, 2020

Lesbian filmmaker Wendy Jo Carlton seems to have a thing for intimate, almost stagey movies. Her latest, 'Good Kisser,' also fits into that mold. Abner Pastoll's thriller 'A Good Woman is Hard to Find' is also reviewed.

Frameline44 screens AIDS-themed films online

Frameline44 screens AIDS-themed films online

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jul 3, 2020

Although its hit mini-festival is over, Frameline continues to screen ticketed and free films online, including a series of narrative documentary and short films about AIDS.

'Noah's Arc' returns, comic corrections: The Lavender Tube's animated discussion on representation

'Noah's Arc' returns, comic corrections: The Lavender Tube's animated discussion on representation

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Jun 30, 2020

Black Lives Mattered in recent broadcasts, and casting decisions in animated series; plus, the popular 'Noah's Arc' will enjoy a new episode and online cast reunion.

Larry Kramer's legacy: Author, playwright, ACT-UP cofounder

Larry Kramer's legacy: Author, playwright, ACT-UP cofounder

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Jun 23, 2020

Not only did Larry Kramer's writings and protests save millions of lives by shifting national health policy on AIDS, enabling effective treatment to reach PWAs, but his literary works mark a pivotal time in American gay lives.

African-American Shakespeare Company's new Talk-Back interview series with Colman Domingo

African-American Shakespeare Company's new Talk-Back interview series with Colman Domingo

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 17, 2020

African-American Shakespeare Company's new Talk-Back interview series premieres online June 20 with actor, writer, and director Colman Domingo.

'Gay USA,' the historic 1977 film, is now on Vimeo & DVD

'Gay USA,' the historic 1977 film, is now on Vimeo & DVD

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Jun 17, 2020

Step back in time to 1977 and enjoy Arthur J. Bressan, Jr.'s historic documentary 'Gay USA.' The fully restored film conveys the passion, anger, and defiant optimism of a community under attack, with rare footage of marches in San Francisco and the U.S.