I just finished watching the Butch Mystique for the purposes of writing a film review. Halfway through the film I decided to research (read: stalk) some of my favorites to give you and update on where they are now… the answer is simple. Continue reading
The semester is finally over. I am completely happy regarding my career move decision and finally some old demons are being put to rest, so let’s get back to the lez.
And no we aren’t going to get into my POF stories just yet,though I am going to dinner with a hookee (e not er) tomorrow.
After 15 minutes trying to watch a HORRENDOUS camp-done-wrong movie about drag king pirates… Don’t ask… I browsed through my favorite genre, the documentary, looking for something to replace the brain cells. I was really pleased to stumble upon Last Call at Maud’s directed by Paris Poirier.
First things first let me apologize for the writing gaps. I have been really busy between the whole grad school thing, the epic career move and just life in general. I also had an emotional breakthrough of sorts that allowed me to release some negative things in order make room for the new blessings.
Today has been a laying in the bed, watching youtube and *drumroll please* lgbt movies on Amazon Prime type of day.
DOCUMENTARY: The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen
I found this originally on the Advocate and just knew it was definitely worth the share. If you are looking for a positive way to support the black lesbian community and pay homage to our pioneers, this is an amazing project.
Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jennifer Abod brings you the life of her longtime partner Angela Bowen, a legendary black lesbian activist who overcame racism in the 1950s to become a classical ballerina, and later a beloved writer, educator, and speaker.
The Passionate Pursuits of Angela Bowen is a feature length documentary that shares Bowen’s candid and compelling life stories. The film portrays all of Bowen’s “lives” and families, her role models, the dance and university students she mentored, and the LGBT activists and scholars she influenced – from the indiegogo page.
Check out their Indiegogo campaign and watch the video below.
I didn’t even make one of those “You will be spend 20.00 in the club for a drink, but won’t spend 20 for a worthy pursuit.” comments…. Aren’t we proud of me?
Thank you to our friends at the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce for inviting us to the Miami premiere of the HBO Documentary Film “The Out List” – A Documentary by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders.
Here is the synopsis below:
The OUT List features a diverse cross-section of accomplished leaders from entertainment, business, sports and public service sharing intimate stories on childhood, understanding gender and sexuality, building careers while out and reflecting on the challenges still facing the LGBT community. Against the backdrop of historic Supreme Court hearings on same-sex marriage and financial equality, subjects recall joyous moments of acceptance and romance, along with painful instances of intolerance and discrimination, offering unique modern perspectives on being out in America.
The first time I saw Drool I fell in love. I fell in love with Tabby, the angry, promiscuous teenager who loves to doodle. I loved Anora and her daydreams of a fantasy life in the arms of her fantasy man. But most of all, I loved Imogene, the yummy cosmetics lady who just oozes Southern charm and grace.
I watched it again, as I’ve been known to do, but this time I wanted to be critical…you know, be professional. Alas! I could not find one flaw in this film. It is a must see.
Director Nancy Kissam masterfully creates two very different worlds: The drab and oppressive life of the Fleece family before the arrival of Imogene, and the almost surreal life Anora, Tabby and Little Pete embark upon after Imogene swoops in. Through her Kathy Kay colored lipsticks, eye shadows and night creams Imogene, played by Jill Marie Jones, brings life into Anora’s heart and home.
If you can, try to imagine: Crazy in Alabama, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and Dancer in the Dark all rolled up into a Lavender Milk night cream and you’ll get Drool.
My mouth is watering just thinking about it.
Ok. My lovable girlfriend and I were searching the awesome Gay and Lesbian on Demand collection (Thank You, Xfinity!) when we found this twinkfest. Were The World Mine is a delicious half naked romp through Shakespeare’s, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Folks, it doesn’t get much gayer than this.
Director Tom Gustafson is serious about his Shakespeare. Timothy played by Tanner Cohen is moody, oppressed and beautiful. He’s out and has been disowned by father. His mother is supportive but still kinda blames him for being the gay kid who caused his father to leave. It’s all so maudlin. Tanner is beautiful though and runs half naked in wings for most of the movie so it’s definitely worth the sad parts. The songs are fun and the boys are hot. Isn’t what really matters?
The story is kinda standard “Young, Misunderstood Boy in a Small Town” with a cool twist. It’s kinda cerebral but cute enough for us non English majors. I loved it! I won’t even try to explain the Shakespeare stuff because to be honest, why?