I Am Divine

Glen Milstead aka Divine was unquestionably John Water’s finest actor and muse.  Not simply because of his talent that was as outsize as his physique, but because like Waters he was both totally fearless and dared to push the boundaries of bad taste as far as he possibly could. And he did it all in … Continue reading

I Am Happiness on Earth

Mexican filmmaker Julián Hernández’s  latest cinematic treat is essentially a film within a film. It’s protagonist Emiliano is an openly gay director who’s current movie that we see in progress on screen involves filming real-life dancer Gloria Conterras and some of her students. It soon becomes apparent that Emiliano’s interests in the dancers go way beyond … Continue reading

I Am Not Your Negro

When the credits roll on respected Haitian filmmaker Raul Peck’s powerful new documentary you will notice that screenwriter listed is in fact the late author and social critic James Baldwin himself.  This memoir/semi-biography of this great African/American man of letters which links the ideas of three assassinated leaders uses only prose lifted from directly from Baldwin’s … Continue reading

I Am The Queen

In the heart of Chicago ‘s Humboldt Park, a predominantly Puerto Rican community there is an air of excitement at the small Vida/SIDA Office.  They have just announced plans for the 3rd Annual Paseo Boricua Beauty Pageant which had been established initially as the Center Director considered the local transgender community as  the most marginalized section … Continue reading

I Do

Jack is a 30 something-year-old ex pat Brit living and working in New York when the INS refuse to renew his Residency Visa and he faces the real possibility of having to leave and go back to the UK which he left back when he was a teenager.  Within the first few minutes of the … Continue reading

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