Classic Movie Review: 'Brokeback Mountain' Opened the World to New Western Stories
With The Power of the Dog exploring themes of sexuality and masculinity in the context of the mythic American west as it transitioned to modernity and civilization, I was reminded of how Brokeback Mountain explored similar ideas in an even more modern version of the West. With The Power of the Dog nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, and rankling the elderly members of the Academy with its modern themes, it seems that now is as good a time as ever to reflect on Brokeback Mountain.
This show is like the People’s Choice Awards, but super gay, and with way more drag queens
“We have so much to celebrate this year,” says Dan Tracer, Editor in Chief of the popular LGBTQ entertainment news site, Queerty.com. Earlier this month, they hosted their 10th anniversary Queerties award show in Los Angeles. It will begin streaming on Revry and YouTube this Wednesday. “The LGBTQ community made significant strides in pop culture that will have a lasting impact on the next generation of queer youth.”
Ace Representation: Canon, Coding, and... Assigning?
In preparation for this series on asexual representation on the screen, I launched a question for the community: What canonically asexual or ace-spec characters do you know from TV and Film?
The Importance of Boyfriend by Dove Cameron
For many LGBTQ+ folks, representation in music means changing the pronouns to make it inclusive. Sometimes if we're lucky, songs about dating and relationships aren't as gendered and we can find a bit ourselves there, but more often than not, we're drowned in the heterosexual "norm".
This LGBTQ Podcast is Still Making Moves
Francisco and Brendan (better known to listeners as Franny and Brenda) had only hung out with each other casually before starting the Move, I’m Gay podcast in February, 2020. Originally, it was intended to be a show about their love of Britney Spears and dislike for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop, however, the show has grown beyond their expectations. It has also gained a large following who tune in weekly to listen to the comical comradery between its two seemingly polar-opposite hosts. While Franny dishes on the latest entertainment dirt, and maybe belts out a Top 40 hit or two, Brenda references obscure gay historical facts.
- Top Story - January 2022
As a Closeted Bisexual, the Gay Jokes About Shawn Mendes Feel Personal
On November 17, Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello broke the internet when they announced their break up after over two years of dating. As suspected, many took the opportunity to unleash the monster Shawn has been running from his entire career: the speculations about his sexuality.
Now for another bit of “Love Story.”
I was intimidated by the idea, but we both knew what we were doing was necessary for the relationship to survive. Before you, they all told me I was beautiful. All of them.
Should You Mention Your Character's Sexuality in Your Story?
I have had this discussion many times with my fellow writer friends. Should you explicitly state your character’s sexuality in your writing?
The Cutest LGBTQIA+ Podcast on Spotify
Have you been looking for a wholesome, sweet, and adorable podcast to listen to lately? Me too and I am happy to inform you that I found one. The Two Princes is an original fictional podcast full of fun, mystery, suspense, and love. The characters being LGBTQIA+ is just an amazing added bonus. It isn't sexual or rated R which, for me, just makes it the best wholesome podcast to listen to right now.
'The Browns' Adds Unique Twist to The Family Sitcom
The Browns, the hilarious television series that began as two-minute comedic sketches on Instagram, is back for a second season on OUT TV and Amazon Prime, with new episodes airing Fridays. Starring drag duo Tammie Brown and Kelly Mantle — Brown as a semi-retired singer and homemaker and Mantle as her delightfully dipsomaniac manager and best friend — The Browns re-imagines the family sitcom in a way that is strange, vulgar, and deliciously outrageous. “I grew up on shows like Step by Step, Full House, and Family Matters,” says the series’ creator John Mark (who also plays the role of Brown’s son). “I wanted to make a show that implemented traditional 90’s family sitcom tropes into a queer space.”
My Dear Sweet Innocence
I remember hearing this song for the first time, I was in high school and going through every typical teenage struggle. Identity, hopes, dreams, failures, pressures, a mental health in tatters.
Book Review: Craig Silvey's HONEYBEE
After having read the blurb on the back cover of Craig Silvey's HONEYBEE, I have to admit that after I had finished reading it this novel was definitely not what I had expected . . . but I mean that in a good way, of course!