The veteran gay activist/author/playwright Larry Kramer was right. Again. After Louie is indeed a movie that had to be made. Filmmaker Vincent Gagliostro talks about his directing debut with this powerful and entertaining inter-generational drama about AIDS. Starring Alan Cumming and Zachary Booth the story tackles how we are all coping now the the AIDS pandemic is no longer the lethal threat to us all that it once was.
Gagliostro told queerguruthat After Louie is about getting that older generation to dare to dream again, and at the same time, getting the younger generation to just dream
When 20 year old filmmaker Alden Peters decided he was ready to come out as a gay man to his family and friends he did some research to see if he could find any sort of guidelines to help him handle the situation. He was particularly concerned with how to deal with the next step after his coming out, but sadly he could find nothing at all that offered any real advice. This was all about the same time as the tragic death of college student Tyler Clementi who took his own life after being outed by a roommate, and so the whole dialogue about the sensitive subject had publicly taken on a new dimension in the media.
So in the end the utterly charming Peters did it the only way he knew, and that was to film each of the encounters which he hoped would then help him and his immediate circle understand the situation better.
Peters was unquestionably one of the lucky ones with a family that loves him unconditional and a set of friends that accept him for who he is without question. The result is a remarkably wonderful insightful documentary called Coming Out that Wolfe Video are releasing on VOD to celebrate National Coming Out Day on Tuesday 11th October. To mark the occasion Alden Peters talked to queerguru via FaceTime for P.T.V. about the movie and the journey it took him on.
Bobbi Jo Hart is the director of the new movie Rebels on Pointe which is the first documentary that has gone behind the scenes of the world-famous all-male (and all-gay) ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. It’s a wonderful heartwarming tale of how this Company has not just survived for over 40 years doing their delightful parodies of romantic and classical ballets that have not just won them fans all over the world, but how they have become one of the oldest (and happiest) LGBT organizations.
queerguru bumped into Delphine and Carmela : infamously known in these parts as The Calamari Sisters …. who were out shopping for big meaty sausages in the most unlikely places in P Town. These Italian gals have escaped their native Brooklyn for the summer to perform in their new all-singing, all dancing, all-talking, all-cooking SausageFest Show at the Sage Inn & Lounge .
Watch how these hilarious naive (!!!) pair find all sorts of new uses in the kitchen for what they find on the shelves of The Toys of Eros store, before they go hound Shane at Connie’s Bakery to see if his dough still rises.