Exclusive Interview: Tribeca & Outfest award-winning trans movie Cowboys filmmaker Anna Kerrigan & stars Jillian Bell, Steve Zahn & Sasha Knight

"There's a father and a son on a horse, they're running from something and they're outlaws". That was the first image that came to filmmaker Anna Kerrigan when she began writing the screenplay for her Tribeca and Outfest award-winning feature Cowboys. Joe, beautifully played by newcomer Sasha Knight, is a young trans boy whose gender... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Algonquin Two-Spirit trans musician Kìzis on her new album Tidibàbide / Turn “there’s a journey that I went on of sisterhood & empowerment”

Montreal-based Algonquin Two-Spirit trans musician Kìzis' monumental new album Tidibàbide / Turn : Four Spirits in Motion is released this Friday February 12th. Comprising thirty six tracks and spanning over three and half hours, the album was composed and produced in Canada, the UK, Germany and Peru and features over fifty collaborators including Cub Sport's... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Barbara Sukowa & filmmaker Filippo Meneghetti on their Golden Globe nominated lesbian love story Two of Us (Deux) “society is obsessed with youth & beauty & I have a huge problem with that”

One of the queer highlights at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, where writer-director Filippo Meneghetti's debut narrative feature had its world premiere, Two of Us (Deux) went on to a successful international festival run including playing the BFI London Film Festival and Outfest, and winning the Outstanding First Feature Award at last year's Frameline.... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Zackary Drucker on co-directing HBO’s Elizabeth Carmichael docu-series The Lady and the Dale “I identify as a queer heretic & a freak, I’ve never wanted to pander to respectable society & Liz embodies that too”

Multimedia artist Zackary Drucker has performed and exhibited her work internationally at museums, galleries, and film festivals including the Whitney Biennial 2014, MoMA PS1, Hammer Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, MCA San Diego, and SF MoMA. She is the Emmy-nominated producer of the docu-series This Is Me, which explores personal stories of trans experience, and... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Nomi Ruiz on her new movie Haymaker “we were passionate about pushing the needle forward, not only with the trans narrative, but also with cis men who are trans amorous”

Born and raised in Brooklyn, singer-songwriter, actress, and essayist Nomi Ruiz has blazed a trail as the first Latinx trans woman to perform at major international music events like the Montreax Jazz Festival, Glastonbury, and Lovebox. In 2005 she released her debut album, Lost In Lust, a gritty blend of 90s hip-hop, R&B and soul,... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: 9-1-1 Lone Star’s Brian Michael Smith “there are all different kinds of trans people in the world & we should see all different kinds of trans people on screen”

Brian Michael Smith is not only living his dream as a successful actor, but he's also creating the mainstream trans masculine representation he didn't see growing up in the 80s and 90s in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Having already landed recurring spots on high profile dramas like Ava DuVernay’s Queen Sugar and The L Word: Generation... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: David Färdmar on his gay breakup movie Are We Lost Forever “I wanted to challenge viewers to think for themselves”

Breaking up is hard to do as Swedish filmmaker David Färdmar explores in his brooding bittersweet debut feature Are We Lost Forever premiering in the UK and Ireland via Peccadillo Pictures on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital on Monday January 18th. When we first meet protagonists Adrian (Björn Elgerd) and Hampus (Jonathan Andersson) they're sitting up... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Veneno star Lola Rodríguez “there were thorns still buried in me that doing this series helped pull out”

November saw the US premiere of Javier Calvo and Javier Ambrossi's stunning limited series Veneno which lovingly and masterfully weaves an epic tapestry based on the life of Spanish trans icon Cristina “La Veneno” Ortiz. At the heart of the series, alongside the figure of La Veneno herself, is a compelling, beautifully layered performance by... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: photographer Magnus Hastings on his new book Rainbow Revolution “I wanted to do something that was about the entire community”

Los Angeles-based British photographer, Magnus Hastings, has spent the last spent three years shooting images for his latest book, Rainbow Revolution, in London, LA, New York, and San Francisco. Hastings' elegantly simple concept—each subject was asked to strike a pose in a custom made white box—allowed for a wealth of creativity and individual expression of... Continue Reading →

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