“Now, repeat after me: ‘Yo!’” “Yo!” “Hot damn!” “Hot damn!” “What a fabulous window treatment!” “What a fabulou—” “That was a trick!”Read More “Smart, Clean, Totally Decent Human Being… Gay!” (#26)
Ah, gay cinema. I’ll admit upfront — I’m not always a fan. I like a lot of movies that feature gay characters and storylines, like A Single Man and Brokeback Mountain, but when the film is specifically targeting a gay audience, I tend to feel excluded. Maybe I have a bias; maybe such pieces of […]Read More Turn Off: ‘Keep The Lights On’ Explores The Dark Side Of Love
Ian Parker’s piece for The New Yorker on Tyler Clementi’s suicide — and the legal aftermath — is a must-read for anyone who is ever going to discuss recent gay teen suicides. It’s so hard not to use buzz words like “bully” and “epidemic” that have previously been attached to these stories, but Parker’s story […]Read More Tyler Clementi, Dharun Ravi, & ‘The Story Of A Suicide’
First off, let me just say: I’m not going to kill myself, I just need to get this out here.Read More It Doesn’t Get That Much Better.
(Movies discussed in this post: Like Crazy, Weekend, Crazy Stupid Love, Friends With Benefits, No Strings Attached.) When it comes to movie romances, there are basically two kinds — real and unreal. Happy and sad. Bullshit and not-bullshit. Or, to put it in Julia Roberts terminology — some movies are Runaway Bride, and some movies […]Read More Modern Love: ‘Like Crazy’ And ‘Weekend’ Get It Right
From the Vault: Here is my review of Kaboom, originally posted on Fabulous Apple. Sex! Blood! Sex! Drugs! Sex! Witch! Sex! Vomit! Sex! Cult! Sex! Apocalypse! KABOOM! End credits. Or so goes the plot of Gregg Araki’s latest film, Kaboom — only with less subtlety. Araki is the filmmaker behind 2005’s hauntingly beautiful, moody Mysterious […]Read More Bang & Whimper: Gregg Araki’s ‘Kaboom’