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I didn’t want to write about “After the Wedding,” the reboot of Susanne Bier’s 2006 Danish film, newly brought to life with an American director and cast, its gender roles flipped, and its settings and plot altered, though not betrayed. Comments (1)
Film

Minnelli at Large

Film

Minnelli at Large

Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady,” possibly the greatest Broadway musical, sucked as a film. There I said it. Beyond the notoriety of Audrey Hepburn’s voice being dubbed in the lead role of Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle — when she could have sung the entire score charmingly — by the proficiently bland-sounding go-to movie ghost singer, Marni Nixon, the whole project suffers from an over-reverence to the smash hit show, for which producer Jack Warner paid a unprecedented $5 million. Stagy in the extreme and entirely filmed on the Warner Brothers lot, the wonderful music and lavish Cecil Beaton its real entertainment value. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Lynaé DePriest, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out,” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt (they/ them/ theirs) welcomes Lynaé DePriest aka Thoughtress (they/ them/ theirs), a queer/ non-binary comedian, poet, actor, and storyteller based in New York City. They were named one of TimeOut New York’s “LGBTQ POC Comedians We’re Obsessed With,” and are returning for their third year as the mainstage host for FlameCon 2019. Comment
Theater

Fire Island Fracas

Theater

Fire Island Fracas

With the New York Fringe MIA, enter the fledgling Rave Theater Festival, a collection of 20 shows at the Lower East Side’s Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, produced by Tony-winner Ken Davenport. If “Stormy Weather,” one of the bold, scrappy entrants, is a reliable barometer, the Rave Festival promises to be a worthy successor. Comment
Film

Alone on Brazil’s Mean Streets

Film

Alone on Brazil’s Mean Streets

The title character (Christian Malheiros) of out gay director/ co-writer Alexandre Moratto’s intimate, affecting Brazilian drama “Sócrates” is a gay 15-year-old facing homelessness. As this intense film opens, Sócrates’ mother has died and he is trying to live on his own. Comment
The biannual New York Opera Fest commissions small local companies to mount presentations all over the city every spring. Several this year were linked by the common theme of an oppressed outsider at odds with society. Comment
Music

A New Thrust from Sleater-Kinney

Music

A New Thrust from Sleater-Kinney

Twenty-five years into their existence, Sleater-Kinney have already broken up and re-formed once. They’re the most popular group to emerge from the riot grrrl scene of the ‘90s, reaching a much wider audience than feminist punk bands like Bratmobile or Huggy Bear while sharing the same basic politics. Comment
Film

Love and Freedom

Film

Love and Freedom

Out gay Argentine writer/ director Lucio Castro’s wistful, seductive bromance “End of the Century” is one of the year’s best queer films — an elegant drama that opens with Ocho (Juan Barberini) arriving in Barcelona, lonely and horny. Comment
Film

The Fire This Time

Film

The Fire This Time

The title of Roberto Minervini’s “What You Gonna Do When the World’s On Fire?” applies to everyone alive today as climate change threatens to make the planet uninhabitable. But Minervini zooms in a small, specific African-American community in Louisiana and Mississippi. Comment
“It’s topical, but it’s true,” said the queer auteur John Cameron Mitchell in his groundbreaking musical and film “Hedwig and the Angry Inch.” The very same could be said of his newest project “Anthem: Homunculus,” a “musical podcast” now streaming on Luminary. Well… not strictly true. Comment
Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Carmen LoBue, Thank You For Coming Out

Thank You for Coming Out ►Audio

Carmen LoBue, Thank You For Coming Out

“Thank You For Coming Out” creator and host Dubbs Weinblatt welcomes queer Afro Fil Am producer, director, writer, and actor Carmen LoBue, who has a passion for social justice and portraying womxn and LGBTQIA perspectives and is the 2018 New Legacy Maker Honoree and a T.O. WebFest Best Director nominee. Comment
Theater

They’re All Misbehavin’

Theater

They’re All Misbehavin’

One quickly runs out of superlatives in trying to describe “Moulin Rouge,” the new Broadway spectacle that has overwhelmed the Al Hirschfeld Theatre and is likely to be there for a very long time. Comment
Film

Innervisions

Film

Innervisions

What does it mean to work as a blind artist? This question prompted out gay filmmaker Rodney Evans (“Brother to Brother”) to create his thoughtful, probing documentary “Vision Portraits.” Comment

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