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: filmmaker Jared Frieder on Three Months “I set out to tell a story that I really needed as a queer kid, that would have made me feel less alone”

Writer-director Jared Frieder's coming of age comedy Three Months, inspired by his own personal experience, follows a queer teen, Caleb (Troye Sivan), who has just graduated from his South Florida high school in 2011. He's passionate about his camera, his weed, and his loving grandma (Ellen Burstyn) whom he lives with. He continually turns up... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: Antonio Marziale on his stunning short film Starfuckers “I was inspired by how drag queens carve out space for themselves”

Antonio Marziale, who has starred in three Netflix series—Alex Strangelove, Altered Carbon, and the upcoming Grendel—makes an impressive debut as a writer-director with his short film Starfuckers, which premiered at Sundance and is currently playing at the Berlinale. The LA-based actor, who also stars in the film alongside Cole Doman and Jonathan Slavin, was born... Continue Reading →

Exclusive Interview: HBO Max’s The Other Two co-creator Chris Kelly “you want to make sure that the jokes are coming from inside the room – if you’re writing queer characters you want queer writers”

Humorous. Funny. Amusing. These are words I freely use to describe comedy shows that make me giggle. Hilarious though, is a word I hold back on using for rare shows like former SNL co-head writers Chris Kelly and Sarah Schneider's The Other Two, which recently got renewed for a third season on HBO Max. As... 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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