Backlash!      July-August 2014
  • John Lithgow and Alfred Molina in Love Is Strange

    We Interrupt This Family Drama…

    Love is Strange, starring John Lithow and George Molina, showed most recently at the Provincetown International Film Festival in June.

  • David Rousseve/Reality STARDUST

    Choreographer David Roussève Is Out with Stardust

    Roussève is known for his highly original form of expressionistic dance theater that blends elements of dance and performance art with African-American traditional and pop cultures.

  • Reed FINAL

    Lou Reed (1942–2013) Under Ground

    Reed was also, in the words of R.E.M.’s Michael Stipe, the “first queer icon of the 21st century.” And while his greatest music truly belongs to the 20th century, his legacy is a queer one indeed.

  • Oh, L’Amour, by Alejandro A. Calzada Miranda, 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

    Cuban Agonistes

    Depending on the propaganda to which one subscribes, this Communist island nation is either a haven for gay people.

  • God Loves Uganda

    Uganda in the Hands of an Angry God

    In his new film, God Loves Uganda, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams demonstrates how the American religious Right has been on a well-funded and well-organized mission for decades to indoctrinate the Ugandan people with anti-gay, anti-Muslim, and anti-abortion values ...

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Simone de Beauvoir Comes Alive with Violette

Violette. A film by Martin Provost  YOU HAVE TO HAND IT to the French for making a biopic about a writer known in the U.S., if at all, only in academic and feminist circles. Violette is an examination of the ravaged emotional and romantic life of a deeply personal writer who found her greatest supporter in [...]

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Yves Saint Laurent’s Genius Is Captured in a New Biopic

Yves Saint Laurent Directed by Jalil Lespert   ONE OF THE PITFALLS of the biopic is the lead actor’s temptation to do a full-throttle imitation of the person whose life story is being told. Unless you’re Meryl Streep channeling Margaret Thatcher or Julia Child, or Marion Cotillard as Edith Piaf, the results can seem like bad parody. [...]

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Weekend OUT

David Roussève’s ‘Stardust’ at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

Jacob’s Pillow, “the dance center of the nation” (New York Times) welcomes LGBTQ individuals, couples, and families throughout the Festival, and especially during its annual Weekend OUT, which will take place August 8-10 and is sponsored by this magazine. The packed schedule of talks, performances, and events include: a performance of Stardust by REALITY, choreographed by [...]

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Planet of the Gay Apes

 THE PARANOID STYLE of American politics is such that it’s a safe bet that eventually every conspiracy theory that can be conceived will be conceived—and then broadcast by some conehead with a talk radio show. But occasionally one of these conspiracies catches our eye. So there’s a right-wing radio host named Rick Wiles who’s convinced that [...]

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Images Remembered from The Normal Heart

IF MOVIES are all about images, images that operate on the subconscious, I guess it comes as no surprise that weeks after watching The Normal Heart, the one that keeps coming back to me is a minor part of the film, at the very beginning, when Ned Weeks goes out to visit friends in the [...]

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Vote for Mona!

A Republican candidate for the state senate named Steve Wiles who’s running as an opponent of marriage equality was revealed to be none other than “Mona Sinclair,” a drag entertainer in a former life. Wiles apologized for this youthful indiscretion and insisted that he’s totally not gay, dismissing his Mona phase as a long-ago mistake. [...]

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