Star Trek: Discovery (2017)
To boldly go where no one has gone before… into the bathroom to brush our teeth. This was the big, gay reveal on Star Trek and it couldn’t have been better. I think Gene Roddenberry would have approved.
The latest Star Trek series is very different from what we’ve seen in the past, although I feel like there’s been an evolution of the franchise if you look from The Next Generation to the recent Abrams films. This Star Trek is edgier, darker, and a little less rainbows and roses than some remember. Continue reading “Star Trek: Discovery”
Front Cover (2015)
Gay people “…must exist in China.”
“Yes, many time, but never someone like you, so… no shame.”
Synopsis from IMDB: “…a gay New York City fashion stylist, Ryan, … detests and rejects his Asian upbringing. He is given an assignment to style Ning, a foreign actor, for an important photo shoot. After a rocky start, an unlikely friendship develops between them leading Ryan to examine his identity and make a major decision about an enticing new path for his life and career.
Front Cover approaches gay culture clashes in a unique way. Ryan and Ning have grown up differently – Ryan rejecting his Chinese culture in favor of a more American life, and Ning is still fully a part of his Chinese upbringing. For Ryan being gay and out is just another day at the office. For Ning it’s still something shameful and detrimental. Continue reading “Front Cover”
I’ve been watching Wilson Cruz since My So-Called Life, and I want to start out by commenting on why that’s important to me. Rickie Vasquez, Cruz’s character, was one of the first LGBT characters I ever saw on TV. I remember being stunned to see a gay person on TV. At that time, I remember one of the only other gay men I had seen on TV was Pedro Zamora on MTV’s The Real World. Continue reading “Profiles: Wilson Cruz”
The Falls: Testament of Love (2013)
It’s said (and a fact) that you have to break some eggs to make an omelet. Odd that saying should come to me as I open this review, but I feel like I just watched someone start to make some breakfast… Continue reading “The Falls: Testament of Love”
This film is certainly not your run of the mill and overplayed gay movie story line. It deals with some serious issues. It can be difficult enough for someone to come to terms with their own sexuality, but also dealing with an anxiety disorder makes things much harder. Continue reading “Steel”
I Love You Both (2016)
The emergency code to get out of a bad date or situation is watermelons!
That’s Not Us (2015)
Sometimes solving a relationship problem is just a matter of communicating with your partner. But what if there are deeper issues that make you afraid or lose control? Sometimes it’s not as easy as you’d think.
How well do these friends know themselves and each other, and will their friendships stand the test of learning each other’s secrets?
Being 17 (2016)
When most folks are about 17 years old they are still figuring out who they are. Being 17 interprets this struggle like a nomad wandering through the mountains.
When We Rise (2017)
A moving documentary of the LGBTQ equal rights movement, When We Rise covers a lot of ground and reminds us of what has come before us and what still needs to be done.
This series, based on a short film of the same name, is a funny, sometimes cliche, and always relevant look at married, gay life.
The series starts out with a couple in their 30s (I think) who are stable in their relationship, but need a new bed as they’ve been sleeping on their futon for too long. So the crazy part is when they go bed shopping, and all the inadvertent attention they draw as they shop as a same-sex couple in a mattress store. Continue reading “Spooners”
Holding the Man (2015)
The cover art of this film betrays the raw and resolute nature of this film. They appear to be dancing in golden light, but their reality is less sunny.