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Talk Like a Man

Jenkins’ film is a triptych, telling the story of the protagonist through three distinct stages from late childhood to young adulthood. This film’s episodic structure harks back to Richard Linklater’s Boyhood (2014).

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The Afterlife of a 1950s Sex Symbol

Tab Hunter Confidential tells a story of social significance and perseverance; it supplements the memoir of a decade ago. The film allows Hunter the last word in his own story

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Years of Transition

THIS 2016 DOCUMENTARY recounts four years—from late adolescence to young adulthood—in the life of Bennett (né Rachael) Wallace. Real Boy is an enthralling, intimate, and poignant film, and it is a pleasure to watch. Director Shaleece Haas, who tirelessly followed Bennett on his literal and figurative journey, slept on floors, hung out at music clubs, and accompanied him on road trips, capturing 200 hours of footage.

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A Star for the YouTube Generation

With the 2015 release of Blue Neighborhood, Sivan appears to be following his musical muse rather than the movies at present, and given his X-Men history and a certain savoir-faire for self-presentation, he may be crafting himself as the LGBT community’s very first action hero.

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Australian Rules Were Made to Be Broken

    Holding the Man Directed by Neil Armfield Screen Australia, et al.   WHILE Australian movies have pursued gay themes before, few until recently have dared to go much beyond hyperbole or homoeroticism. That changed last year with the release of Holding The Man—recently released in the U.S.—with its unapologetic portrayal of a true […]

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The Light of Day

Review of Packed in a Trunk documentary about Edith Lake Wilkinson

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Metamorphosis of an Indie Rock Star

  Hopelessness by Anohni Secretly Canadian Records   In addition to the name- and gender-change, Anohni has radically altered her musical style on her solo album Hopelessness. Goodbye gloomy chamber rock, hello electronica. The new album contains eleven songs on nakedly political topics. It opens with “Drone Bomb Me,” sung from the perspective of a […]

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A Night to Remember

  Upstairs Inferno Directed by Robert Camina Camina Entertainment   THE DEADLIEST CRIME against GLBT people in U.S. history occurred on June 24, 1973, at a gay bar in New Orleans. On that night, an arsonist set fire to the bar and consequently killed 32 people. Now if you’ve never heard of the Up Stairs […]

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The Passion of the Wilde

  The Judas Kiss A play by David Hare Directed by Neil Armfield Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto, March 22–May 1 Brooklyn Academy of Music, NYC, May 11–June 12     THE MOST POPULAR playwright of his day, Oscar Wilde’s professional reputation was temporarily overshadowed at the end of his life by his private notoriety—as either […]

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Sappho Transfigured

IT SEEMS everyone’s boarding the Sappho boat these days, eager to travel with the ancient poet and tell the world who she was. One person well qualified to be Sappho’s herald and interpreter is singer, songwriter, and musician Jeri Hilderley, who pays homage to the poet with a stirring new CD, Time Traveling with Sappho.

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