The indie realm has become our primary source for more diversity on screen. Yet that space comes with its own complications, as Moonlight director Barry Jenkins has discussed at length. Eliza Hittmanapproaching the genre as a heterosexual filmmaker, was caught off guard with the reaction to her Sundance selection Beach Rats.
Hepburn was sold as the movie's star — she's the dainty, glamorous one with the macho boyfriend James Garner. But it's MacLaine who stands out, as the determined bachelorette forced to face a few things she's been hiding from herself. Buy, rent or watch 'The Children's Hour'.
We seem to live in an age dominated by high budget blockbusters that invest big for large rewards. Unfortunately, this can stifle smaller, independent voices in cinema. Movies like this often help highlight new talent and kickstart new careers after the filmmakers were given a chance.
Alexandra Pollard explores the complicated debate over sexuality on film. Of those 25 actors, not a single one was openly queer. The debate over whether that matters has been gaining steam of late.
Movies teach us how to be. We learn morals, ethical lessons, how to interact with others, how to fall in and out of love. And we learn from movies how to view others—and how to view ourselves.
LGBT romance movie. You only stumbled on them because they were the only single-copy rental resting on the new release wall at your local Blockbuster Video. And if you were anything like me, you would devour them discreetly while the rest of the family was asleep.