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Movie: 120 battements par minute (Beats Per Minute)

César and Cannes winning fictionalized account of ACT UP Paris and AIDS and AIDS activism in the 90s. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Jun 18, 2021 - 1 comment

Movie: Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker

This psychological slasher and queer cult classic from 1982 tells the story of orphaned teen Billy (Jimmy McNichol) who becomes caught up in the twisted mind of his increasingly unhinged Aunt Cheryl (Susan Tyrrell, really going for it). It's driven by a surprisingly upfront queer subplot involving a bigoted detective who suspects Billy is part of a gay love triangle that ended in murder, and features a positive portrayal of a gay high school basketball coach along with some campy, gorey thrills. (It also lingers an awful lot on Jimmy McNichol's topless chest and butt, and includes a young Bill Paxton as a homophobic teammate.) Available on Shudder. [more inside]
posted by mediareport on May 23, 2021 - 4 comments

Book: Black Water Sister

Zen Cho's latest fantasy novel: "A reluctant medium discovers the ties that bind can unleash a dangerous power in this compelling Malaysian-set contemporary fantasy." A closeted gay woman moves, with her mom and dad, back from the US to Malaysia, and discovers even more secrets to untangle. Suspenseful, funny, observant.
posted by brainwane on May 17, 2021 - 2 comments

Movie: But I'm a Cheerleader

But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 American satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson. Natasha Lyonne stars as Megan Bloomfield, a high school cheerleader whose parents send her to a residential inpatient conversion therapy camp to cure her lesbianism. There Megan soon comes to embrace her sexual orientation, despite the therapy, and falls in love. The supporting cast includes Melanie Lynskey, Dante Basco, Eddie Cibrian, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, Katrina Phillips, RuPaul, Richard Moll, Mink Stole, Kip Pardue, Michelle Williams, and Bud Cort.
posted by Fizz on Jul 5, 2020 - 11 comments

Movie: Another Country

In Moscow in 1983, an American journalist interviews Guy Bennett, who recalls his last year at public school, fifty years before, and how it contributed to him becoming a spy. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery of the English public school system.
posted by Fizz on Jun 20, 2020 - 4 comments

Work in Progress: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Abby is a 45-year-old self-identified fat, queer dyke whose misfortune and despair unexpectedly lead her to a vibrantly transformative relationship. Chicago improv mainstay Abby McEnany co-created and stars in this uniquely human comedy series. Includes roles by Julia Sweeny, Al Yankovic, and Lilly Wachowski writes and executive produces the first season. [more inside]
posted by Stanczyk on Dec 22, 2019 - 7 comments

Book: Her Body and Other Parties

Finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction “[These stories] vibrate with originality, queerness, sensuality and the strange.”―Roxane Gay “In these formally brilliant and emotionally charged tales, Machado gives literal shape to women’s memories and hunger and desire. I couldn’t put it down.”―Karen Russell In Her Body and Other Parties, Carmen Maria Machado blithely demolishes the arbitrary borders between psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and...
posted by CMcG on Dec 8, 2019 - 6 comments

Pose: Never knew love like this before  Season 2, Ep 4

"In “Never Knew Love Like This Before,” Pose held up a mirror to the continued violence perpetrated against transgender women of color in our society and asked us not to look away." [more inside]
posted by ChuraChura on Jul 11, 2019 - 4 comments

Book: The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion

Danielle Cain is a queer punk rock traveller, jaded from a decade on the road. Searching for clues about her best friend’s mysterious and sudden suicide, she ventures to the squatter, utopian town of Freedom, Iowa. All is not well in Freedom, however: things went awry after the town’s residents summoned a protector spirit to serve as their judge and executioner. Danielle shows up in time to witness the spirit—a blood-red, three-antlered deer—begin to turn on its summoners. Danielle and her new friends have to act fast if they’re going to save the town—or get out alive.
posted by dinty_moore on Jun 30, 2019 - 7 comments

Movie: Duck Butter

Two women, who are dissatisfied with the dishonesty they see in dating and relationships, decide to make a pact to spend 24 hours together hoping to find a new way to create intimacy.
posted by latkes on Jun 16, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: Janelle Monae: Dirty Computer

An Android, Jane 57821, attempts to break free from the constraints of a totalitarian society that forcibly makes Jane comply with its homophobic beliefs. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Jun 3, 2019 - 5 comments

Movie: Wild Nights with Emily

Dramatisation of the little known side of the writer Emily Dickinson's life, in particular her relationship with another woman. [more inside]
posted by sockermom on May 12, 2019 - 4 comments

Book: Space Opera

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets the joy and glamour of Eurovision in Catherynne M. Valente's science fiction spectacle, where sentient races compete for glory in a galactic musical contest…and the stakes are as high as the fate of planet Earth.
posted by dinty_moore on May 6, 2019 - 16 comments

Book: On a Sunbeam

2019 Hugo Nominee for Best Graphic Story: A webcomic where a ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together. Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love―only to learn the pain of loss. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Apr 8, 2019 - 8 comments

Book: An Unkindness of Ghosts

Aster lives in the lowdeck slums of the HSS Matilda, a space vessel organized much like the antebellum South. For generations, Matilda has ferried the last of humanity to a mythical Promised Land. On its way, the ship's leaders have imposed harsh moral restrictions and deep indignities on dark-skinned sharecroppers like Aster. Embroiled in a grudge with a brutal overseer, Aster learns there may be a way to improve her lot--if she's willing to sow the seeds of civil war. [more inside]
posted by lesser weasel on Dec 5, 2018 - 2 comments

The Bisexual: Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

Leila (Desiree Akhavan) breaks up with her long-time girlfriend and business partner, Sadie, and comes out...as bisexual. [more inside]
posted by lucy.jakobs on Nov 28, 2018 - 1 comment

Movie: Velvet Goldmine

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild. [more inside]
posted by dinty_moore on Nov 15, 2015 - 21 comments

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