In 2013, 26-year-old musician Scott Jones was attacked outside a gay bar in a small town in Nova Scotia and as result was paralyzed from the waist down. Even though the perpetrator was caught and convicted, the Police refused to even consider it a hate crime that was motivated by a hatred of gay people. Scott’s best … Continue reading
We always get excited in the queerguru office about any new movie from queer innovative filmmaker John Cameron Mitchell whose resume to date includes Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and the very explicit Shortbus. How To Talk To Girls at Parties is billed as a science fiction romantic comedy film written by Philippa Goslett and Cameron Mitchell and is … Continue reading
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 that 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
The day before the Oscars, Santa Monica always plays host to the Film Independent Spirit Awards that recognize and honor the work of independent filmmakers. They have been going in some shape or form since 1984, and have come to be respected as awards that people love to win, and in a very casual … Continue reading
The best inspiration for any LGBT drama is drawing on personal experience as in the case of budding filmmaker Matthew Puccini’s second short narrative LAVENDER. It is the tale of Inez an innocent young gay man who’s quite shy when it comes to dating, but that all changes when a hook up on Grindr leads … Continue reading