Exclusive: Guillermo Díaz to star in queer horror thriller You Can’t Stay Here helmed by Todd Verow

Guillermo Díaz, star of TV shows like Scandal, Weeds, Law & Order: Organized Crime, and movies like Party Girl, Stonewall (1995), and Billy Eichner's upcoming BROS, will take the lead in Todd Verow's 90s New York set queer horror thriller You Can't Stay Here. The project, which recently launched an Indiegogo campaign, is loosely inspired by real events... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: director April Maxey & cinematographer Melinda James on their Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominated short film Work

Writer-director April Maxey's Work was one of the queer highlights at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, where it received its world premiere and was nominated for the Short Film Grand Jury Prize. Inspired by her own personal experience, Maxey set out to reevaluate the misconceptions and stigma surrounding sex work. The film, developed at AFI’s... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Oscar-nominated Carol screenwriter Phyllis Nagy on directing abortion film Call Jane “it’s like a lightning rod, this subject matter”

Phyllis Nagy received both Oscar and BAFTA nominations, among many other accolades, for her screenplay for Todd Haynes' exquisite 2015 film Carol, based on her friend Patricia Highsmith's novel The Price of Salt. Following Emmy nominations for writing and directing the HBO film Mrs. Harris, Nagy's second feature film as director, Call Jane, world premiered... Continue Reading →

Sundance 2022 Film Review: Living ★★★★★

"Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Auntie Mame The Queer Palm-winning director of Beauty and last year's exceptional Moffie, Oliver Hermanus, unveiled his latest feature at Sundance 2022, the poignant and profound, Living. Adapted from the Akira Kurosawa classic Ikiru by Nobel and Booker–winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, the film sees the action transposed from... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: The Novice filmmaker Lauren Hadaway & star Isabelle Fuhrman “it’s rare to see a queer character that’s comfortable in her own skin”

After graduating from Southern Methodist University, Texas born and raised writer-director Lauren Hadaway went on to forge a career as a dialogue and ADR supervisor, working on movies like Justice League (both cuts), The Hateful Eight, and Whiplash. Damien Chazelle’s Oscar-winning film proved particularly impactful on her, and she describes her intense, utterly gripping debut feature The Novice, released in... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Oscar-nominated filmmaker Todd Haynes on The Velvet Underground “heteronormative is what they were pushing against”

New Queer Cinema pioneer Todd Haynes' The Velvet Underground, which had its world premiere at Cannes and recently played the New York Film Festival, is an exquisitely crafted, invigorating time capsule which uses music, contemporary film, archive interviews, and present day commentary from those who were there, to immerse us in New York's avant-garde culture... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Swan Song writer-director Todd Stephens “I wanted to cast a queer actor to play this queer part”

Filmmaker Todd Stephens returns to his hometown of Sandusky, following 1998's Edge of Seventeen and 2001's Gypsy 83, to complete his Ohio trilogy with Swan Song, "an instant queer classic" (TheQueer Review), now playing in US theaters. The bittersweet comedy which premiered at SWXW Online 2021, stars the legendary Udo Kier as Mister Pat, a... Continue Reading →

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