On the eve of the US Premiere of BIG BOYS at Wicked Queer, Boston’s LGBTQ Film Festival, we catch up with the film’s writer/director Corey Sherman. This feature film debut of his is a heart-string-pulling coming-of-age about unrequited love with a difference. Jamie, the protagonist ( a breakthrough performance from 14-year-old Isaac Krasner) is not the conventional well-turned-out teen which not only gives the story a real edge but makes it undeniably compelling and a sheer joy to watch
queerguru caught up with director Jennifer Reeder at her home in Chicago just before she left to catch the plane to Boston, and she talked to us exclusively for P.T.V. about why her movie was such a hot ticket right now.
Australian qenderqueer filmmaker JORDAN BYRON spent 5 years in the Middle East documenting the lives of local queer people whose sexuality was causing both them and their families to be shunned and physically harmed. Their powerful & thought provoking film is having its US Premiere at Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival very soon .
We called Jordan in Kabul, Afghanistan via Skype to film this interview to talk about the film and how all the films subjects were fairing
P.S, You can read Queerguru’s review of the film HERE
This is one of those hard-to-believe it’s true stories that never really grabbed the attention of the media so when you come to it in ignorance and it unfolds on the screen and you hear the horrifying incredulous details, you cannot fail to be stunned into a combination of shock and anger. The latter particularly if you identify as LGBT as this outrageous case of mis-justice is deeply rooted in intransigent homophobia.