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100 Years of Men in Love: new film celebrates historic affectionate photos

100 Years of Men in Love: new film celebrates historic affectionate photos

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Apr 5, 2022

In his new documentary 100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection, actor and Emmy-winning filmmaker David Millbern looks back upon gay couples who had the courage to celebrate their love openly as far back as the 1860s.

Marvelous Muppets: 'The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited' at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

Marvelous Muppets: 'The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited' at the Contemporary Jewish Museum

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Apr 4, 2022

The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited, currently showing at the Contemporary Jewish Museum through August 14, brings joy and visual delight to fans of all ages.

Award war, too: The Lavender Tube on the Oscars & Will Smith's Slapgate

Award war, too: The Lavender Tube on the Oscars & Will Smith's Slapgate

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Apr 3, 2022

It's only been a week, but as freshly-out gay comic Jerrod Carmichael said in hosting 'SNL,' it feels like we've been discussing "It," i.e. Will Smith's onstage assault on Chris Rook, since high school. Our TV columnist covers the mired aftermath.

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

'How To Survive A Pandemic' David France's new documentary as activism

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 29, 2022

In 'How To Survive A Pandemic,' acclaimed investigative journalist and Academy Award-nominated gay filmmaker David France takes an insider's look at the historic, multi-national race to research, develop, regulate, and launch COVID-19 vaccines.

Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

Good to be BeBe: first 'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner's documentary and live concert

  • by Christopher J. Beale
  • Mar 22, 2022

Cameroon-born drag performer BeBe Zahara Benet made herstory as the first winner of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' and continues to break ground with a live show and a new documentary, both viewable in San Francisco next week.

Maria Maggenti's debut redux: 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love' now on BluRay

Maria Maggenti's debut redux: 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love' now on BluRay

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Mar 22, 2022

Remastered and reissued on Blu-ray, Maria Maggenti's 1995 debut feature film, 'The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love,' is now available from Strand Releasing. The writer-director shared her impressions on revisiting her indie classic.

And the Oscar goes to...  TCM host Dave Karger on film faves and Academy Award best bets

And the Oscar goes to... TCM host Dave Karger on film faves and Academy Award best bets

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Mar 22, 2022

Probably few people love films as much as Dave Karger, who has developed a career promoting them. The host of Turner Classics Movies shares his LGBT film faves, and makes some Oscar predictions.

Marching into TV Land: The Lavender Tube on Kate, Andy, Eve and Pam

Marching into TV Land: The Lavender Tube on Kate, Andy, Eve and Pam

  • by Victoria A. Brownworth
  • Mar 8, 2022

Brittney Griner's busted, John Cameron Mitchell & Kate McKinnon in 'Joe v. Carole,' 'The Andy Warhol Diaries,' Renée Zellweger in 'The Thing About Pam,' and Sandra Oh in 'Killing Eve,' - all this and more in the new TV column.

Drag and anarchy: Samuel Kay Forrest's 'HipBeat'

Drag and anarchy: Samuel Kay Forrest's 'HipBeat'

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Mar 1, 2022

Samuel Kay Forrest's new film HipBeat, about a young radical political activist from Ireland now living in Berlin, is well-intentioned even as it leaves a few unanswered questions.

Troye Sivan has 'Three Months' - writer-director Jared Frieder on his Florida-set coming-of-age film

Troye Sivan has 'Three Months' - writer-director Jared Frieder on his Florida-set coming-of-age film

  • by David-Elijah Nahmod
  • Feb 22, 2022

Singer Troye Sivan shines in 'Three Months,' the new film by Jared Frieder. Set in Florida in 2011, it's a touching AIDS drama/comedy for the millennial generation.

Dearth on the Nile: Branagh remake's inconsistent

Dearth on the Nile: Branagh remake's inconsistent

  • by Gregg Shapiro
  • Feb 15, 2022

One thing you can say about Kenneth Branagh, at the very least he's consistently inconsistent, and after the excellent 'Belfast,' follows his lackluster 2017 take on 'Murder on the Orient Express' with yet another Agatha Christie remake.

'The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs' - a Black queer extravaganza for a new generation

'The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs' - a Black queer extravaganza for a new generation

  • by Brian Bromberger
  • Feb 8, 2022

Criterion's three-DVD special edition, 'The Signifyin' Works of Marlon Riggs,' honors the gay Black filmmaker who died of AIDS in 1994, whose entire career was based on confronting racism and homophobia, especially in media portrayals of People of Color.

'Flee,' a tale of escape, coming out and finding love

'Flee,' a tale of escape, coming out and finding love

  • by Brandon Judell
  • Feb 8, 2022

Danish director Jonas Poher Rasmussen's extraordinary 'Flee,' is an animated yet real-life tale of a young gay man's harrowing escape with his family from Afghanistan to Russia and finally, accidentally, by himself as a teen, to Copenhagen.

James Bidgood March 28, 1933 — January 31, 2022

James Bidgood March 28, 1933 — January 31, 2022

  • by Jim Provenzano
  • Feb 1, 2022

Known mostly for his underground gay art film 'Pink Narcissus,' artist James Bidgood died while hospitalized on January 31. He was 88.