Outfest LA 2022 Film Review: Art and Pep ★★★1/2

Director Mercedes Kane's touching and surprisingly expansive feature documentary Art and Pep, which received its world premiere at the 40th anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival, introduces us to two Chicagoans, Art Johnston and José Pepe Peña, who've been at the centre of the city's queer community together for nearly fifty years. Partners in... Continue Reading →

Outfest LA 2022 Film Review: ALL MAN The International Male Story ★★★★

Following its world premiere at Tribeca last month, directors Bryan Darling and Jesse Finley Reed's delectable ALL MAN: The International Male Story plays the 40th Anniversary Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ+ Film Festival on Saturday, July 16th. The feature documentary chronicles the history of the alluring men's fashion catalogue, International Male, with insights from the insiders... Continue Reading →

Hugh Nini & Neal Treadwell’s vintage photography book LOVING brought to the screen in breathtaking 100 Years of Men in Love: The Accidental Collection

In October 2020, The Queer Review spoke with Hugh Nini and Neal Treadwell about their stunning book LOVING A Photographic History of Men in Love 1850s-1950s. It's a collection of previously unpublished vernacular photography depicting romantic love between men that powerfully and movingly reasserts both that love is love and that we’ve always been here.... Continue Reading →

Pioneers of Queer Cinema continues with free screenings of restored classics The Living End & Paris Is Burning Feb 26 & 27 in LA

The landmark Pioneers of Queer Cinema retrospective, with free in-person screenings presented by The UCLA Film & Television Archive, IndieCollect, and Outfest, continues in Los Angeles this weekend. The Living End (1992) directed by Gregg Araki. Courtesy of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, IndieCollect and Outfest. Saturday, February 26th at 7:30pm sees a triple... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Mike Ruiz embraces his inner leatherman with new photography project “it’s been an epiphany for me”

Celebrity and fashion photographer Mike Ruiz, whose career spans over 30 years, has turned his lens to an ongoing portrait series focusing on the beauty and diversity of the leather community. Through meeting and bonding with leathermen during open call sessions, photographing them and collecting their personal stories, Ruiz has been inspired by their spirit of liberation and... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: filmmaker Jesse Moss on his Pete Buttigieg documentary Mayor Pete “I had expected a political story & I found a love story”

Following its opening night screening at NewFest's New York LGBTQ+ Film Festival last month, Emmy and Sundance Grand Jury Award-winning director Jesse Moss' feature documentary Mayor Pete will be released globally on Amazon Prime Video this Friday November 12th. In 2019, the Boys State filmmaker gained surprisingly intimate access to 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate hopeful... Continue Reading →

Up ↑