What is the meaning of this chain gang humping video with hot Russian boys spreading across Youtube like wildfire? Is it a joke, a satire or what? It’s definitely queerious. What do you think?
Check out San Francisco based Mark V. Reyes‘ “Last Full Show,” the award winning festival hit about a young man discovering his sexuality with an older man at an underground Manila movie theater. It’s sexy, poignant and gorgeously photographed. It is now the most viewed short on Frameline’s Youtube channel.
The eagerly anticipated LGBT high school web series created by Derek Villanueva and filmmaker Sean Willis has released it’s first promo trailer on Youtube. Running at three and a half minutes, the trailer showcases some excellent performances and juicy dramatic moments to garner some fans. I have heard from writer Derek Villanueva that they have the ambition to turn it into a TV series. Right now, everything is in flux but the promo plays well for sure! Good luck!
From the imagination of Irish novelist George Moore comes the upcoming lesbian blockbuster Albert Nobbs with Glenn Close who first played the titular character in a 1982 theatrical production. Judging from the trailer alone, I am sure that Albert Nobbs, a movie about an Englishwoman who disguises herself as a man, works as a butler in a hotel in order to survive in male-dominated 19th-century Ireland and falls in love with a young woman, will be the lesbian hit of this decade.
Our very own Queerious’ Jason Karman is fundraising for his new 17-minute Christmas drama short film “Yung Men” about two gay brothers. The project is autobiographically inspired as he wrote on his Indiegogo page, “A few years ago at Christmas, my dad had an emergency stipend to prevent an impending stroke. The prospect of losing a parent while I was away almost became a reality for me as I chose not to visit for the holidays that year due to my work schedule. At the core, Yung Men is about a son coming home and trying to make amends for not being not being there when it matter the most.”
Brooklyn-based artist Ely Kim is getting buzzed about his latest video “Not Into Asian,” a direct response to the prejudice in mainstream gay community against Asians who, according to the Boston Edge, ” typically face a pronounced stigma marked by stereotypes of femininity, docility and exoticness at the hands of other, usually urban American gay men.” A campy cover of Thelma Houston’s gay anthem “Don’t Leave Me This Way,” Ely dons a beard and a lumberjack shirt (parodying American masculinity) and dances his heart out. Do you like him (this Asian) more this way—in the American male drag?
Through my artist friend Vince Golveo, I met young artist Naruki Kukita at Pussy Faggot, an aptly alternative queer club with truly positive energy right underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. After showing me some of his works on his iPhone, Naruki asked me if I would mind being photographed in his Kiss!!! photo series. Without a second thought, I agreed as who wouldn’t want to be photographed being kissed by an artist? Following my instinct, I felt that there was something simple, visceral and brilliant in Naruki’s off-the-cuff art project. Continue reading
Hands down, this has got to be one of the best works I’ve seen from Margaret Cho. It’s funny. It’s slick. It’s dreamy. It’s satirical. It sounds really good and sexy. And it also features the amazingly talented singer Grant Lee Phillips. I’m totally Cho-dependent now.
Queer Dallas-based filmmaker Yen Tan is raising money through United States Artists for his latest gay flick Pit Stop, a love story about two working class gay men in a small Texas town. Yen’s previous feature Ciao played many prestigious LGBT film festivals and received high praise.
Vancouver-based lesbian filmmaker has a new feature titled The House to world premiere at the Vancouver Asian Film Festival on Sunday November 6, 2011. It’s billed as “a different kind of ghost story” starring Desiree’s longtime collaborator Natalie Sky.
SPOILER ALERT. Don’t read this review if you don’t want to spoil the movie before watching it, but I have to talk about the important plot points and ending to discuss the film. Pedro Almodovar’s the Skin I Live In initially feels like a remake of his earlier film Tie Me Up Tie Me Down also starring the stellar Antonio Banderas as a escape mental patient who holds a young woman captive in her apartment. In the Skin I Live In, Antonio Banderas has never been better in an Amodovar film. Skin is also easily one of Almodovar’s queerest film putting male desire center stage for a perverse critique.
I was talking to Ashley Jordan of Singafest over the weekend and she turned me onto a new gay zombie movie from the Philippines. It’s Jade Castro’s Zombadings that was a runaway hit of the past summer in the Philippines. The story involves a young man being cursed to be gay while his mother, a police detective, is trying to solve a string of murders of gay men in town that lead to gay zombies. As campy as it sounds, Zombadings is receiving strong reviews from even Twitch. Here’s the trailer!
Berkeley campus Republicans are doing it right now… a diversity bake sale to satirize initiatives like Affirmative Action. Well, they’re certainly getting the attention they want today! NPR reports, “White students would be charged $2, Asians would pay $1.50, Latinos would pay $1, African-Americans would pay 75 cents, Native Americans would pay 25 cents and women would get 25-cent discounts.”
Go bears! Just another day of protests at Cal.