Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Trailer: GayBy

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Trailer: Our Paradise

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Trailer: The Men’s Room 

It’ll debut at the Atlanta Film Festival this March 25th. 

Trailer: Stud Life

From London’s Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

TRAILER: I Do

Clip description:

This new feature length narrative indie film takes a look at the human cost of DOMA (Defense Of Marriage Act), the law that bars same sex couples full federal level rights in America. We’re currently running an indiegogo campaign for finishing funds. You can check it out here.
Saturday, March 3, 2012

TRAILER: Breaking Free

Clip description:

"I’ve a right to love and live with dignity", cry out the Indian gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community who have been made invisible and pushed underground by a draconian law Sec 377 that criminalized homosexuality till recently. The film BREAKING FREE strings together anguished voices of those who were tortured, blackmailed and indicted by this law; alongwith voices of advocates, activists and opinion builders who have fought a decade-long battle to have this law read down in 2009.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Ellen Toasts Christopher Plummer!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Christopher Plummer Wins An Oscar® For Gay Role In “Beginners” 
At 82, he’s become the oldest person to ever have won an Academy Award.

Christopher Plummer Wins An Oscar® For Gay Role In “Beginners” 

At 82, he’s become the oldest person to ever have won an Academy Award.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Turkey: Parents’ Appeal For Anti-Homophobia Film “My Child”

Pink News UK reports:

A support group for the families of gay and trans people in Turkey is appealing for funds to finish a documentary on the experiences of parents.
LISTAG has secured nearly $10,000 of its $40,000 target and secured a matching grant which will double donations.
The group was formed in 2008 and now runs as a solidarity and support network for friends, families and especially parents of LGBT individuals, actively working against homophobia, transphobia, discrimination, and hate crimes.
In the documentary, seven parents are interviewed in their homes in Istanbul on their experiences of raising gay and trans children.
A LISTAG spokesperson told PinkNews.co.uk “We felt the need to make this documentary, because it is very important to be heard by as many people as possible in this homophobic, transphobic society where our voices usually are not being heard.
“People do not know or understand what we have been going through and mostly ignore the situation.
“We thought that we should have a voice. People should know what we and our children go through in this part of the world and that a different world is possible! We think that if we talk as parents, it is easier for people to understand what would happen if one day their children were to come out to them as LGBTs.
“As you can imagine it is not easy for us to be in front of the camera as parents of LGBTs in such a homophobic and transphobic society where our children have to struggle even when expressing their sexual identities.”
The Republic of Turkey has never criminalised homosexuality, but there is no protection for gay or trans people in employment, education, housing, health care, public accommodations or credit and no domestic partnership or marriage rights for gays.
In 2009, a Turkish man was put on trial ‘in absentia’ for the death in his son, thought to have been an ‘honour’ killing.
Selma Aliye Kavaf, State Minister Responsible for Women and Family sparked protests in 2010 when she said: “I believe homosexuality is a biological disorder, a disease. It needs to be treated.”
This week it was announced that a case had been lodged at the European Court of Human Rights against Turkey for the criminalisation of gay sex in Northern Cyprus.
Visit LISTAG’s Indiegogo fundraising page or the group’s website for more information on the film.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Trailer: Zenne - Ahmet Yildiz, The Movie

Joe.My.God. gives us the background of this tragic story:

In July 2008 I wrote about Ahmet Yildiz, the 26 year-old gay Turk who was murdered by his father in what was described at the time as Turkey’s first “gay honor killing.” Ahmet’s life story has now been turned into a movie.

  • Caner Alper, the writer and other co-director of “Zenne,” was also a friend of Yildiz’s. Alper said before he died, Yildiz often spoke about receiving death threats from his family, who were trying to “cure” him of his homosexuality. Court documents show Yildiz reported these death threats to the Turkish authorities. In an interview with CNN this week, the filmmakers said they hoped their film would force Turkish society to debate hate crimes that target victims based on gender, religion, ethnicity or sexual identity. “Death and murder is still on the agenda of our country. We can’t get rid of this mentality,” said Binay. “People need to tolerate each other. They need to understand that different identities can live next to each other without disturbing each other.”
    Wednesday, January 4, 2012

    Trailer: Love Without Borders 

    This is, ladies & gentlemen, the first Belorussian Gay-Themed movie. Hope it’ll come with subtitles.

    Thursday, December 15, 2011
    
Golden Globes Nomiate LGBT Films, Madonna, Chris Colfer

The Advocate reports:

LGBT-themed films such asAlbert Nobbs, Beginners,The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and J. Edgar will compete for top honors at the 69th annual Golden Globes next month.The nominees for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama include Glenn Close as the cross-dressing butler in Albert Nobbs and Rooney Mara as the bisexual computer hacker in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Viola Davis is also nominated in this category for her performance as the stoic maid in The Help, from gay director Tate Taylor, and Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady by out director Phyllida Lloyd.Leonardo DiCaprio’s acclaimed turn as the founder of the F.B.I. in J. Edgar is among the nominees for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama. Also nominated in this category is Michael Fassbender as the reckless sex addict who indulges in a same-sex encounter in Shame.Janet McTeer, Close’s costar in Albert Nobbs, will compete for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture. Among her competitors is Octavia Spencer as the spirited maid in Taylor’s The Help.Veteran actor Christopher Plummer’s performance as an elderly man coming out as gay in Beginners is among the nominees for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture.Madonna’s latest directorial effort, the sweeping romance W.E., scored two nominations — one for best original score for composer Abel Korzeniowski and another for the song “Masterpiece,” written by Madonna, Julie Frost, and Jimmy Harry. Also competing for best song in a motion picture is Elton John, who, with Bernie Taupin, cowrote “Hello, Hello” for the animated Gnomeo and Juliet.Nominees for best foreign language film include Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, the harrowing war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, and Pedro Almodovar’s haunting The Skin I Live In.Both of Ryan Murphy’s hit series received nominations. American Horror Story is in the running for best television series - drama, and standout star Jessica Lange is up for best performance by an actress in a series - drama. Glee will compete for best television series - comedy or musical opposite another LGBT-inclusive sitcom Modern Family, which also scored a nomination for Eric Stonestreet as best performance by an actor in a supporting role. Notable inclusions this year are Glee stars Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch.Competing for best miniseries or motion picture made for television are HBO’s Cinema Verite, a true story that documented Lance Loud’s coming out to his parents on camera in the early 1970s, and the Todd Haynes-directed Mildred Pierce.The Golden Globes are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The ceremony will be broadcast live on January 15 and will again be hosted by Ricky Gervais, who shocked many last year with his no-holds-barred humor.

    Golden Globes Nomiate LGBT Films, Madonna, Chris Colfer

    The Advocate reports:

    LGBT-themed films such asAlbert NobbsBeginners,The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, and J. Edgar will compete for top honors at the 69th annual Golden Globes next month.

    The nominees for best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama include Glenn Close as the cross-dressing butler in Albert Nobbs and Rooney Mara as the bisexual computer hacker in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Viola Davis is also nominated in this category for her performance as the stoic maid in The Help, from gay director Tate Taylor, and Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady by out director Phyllida Lloyd.

    Leonardo DiCaprio’s acclaimed turn as the founder of the F.B.I. in J. Edgar is among the nominees for best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama. Also nominated in this category is Michael Fassbender as the reckless sex addict who indulges in a same-sex encounter in Shame.

    Janet McTeer, Close’s costar in Albert Nobbs, will compete for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture. Among her competitors is Octavia Spencer as the spirited maid in Taylor’s The Help.

    Veteran actor Christopher Plummer’s performance as an elderly man coming out as gay in Beginners is among the nominees for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture.

    Madonna’s latest directorial effort, the sweeping romance W.E., scored two nominations — one for best original score for composer Abel Korzeniowski and another for the song “Masterpiece,” written by Madonna, Julie Frost, and Jimmy Harry. Also competing for best song in a motion picture is Elton John, who, with Bernie Taupin, cowrote “Hello, Hello” for the animated Gnomeo and Juliet.

    Nominees for best foreign language film include Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut, the harrowing war drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, and Pedro Almodovar’s haunting The Skin I Live In.

    Both of Ryan Murphy’s hit series received nominations. American Horror Story is in the running for best television series - drama, and standout star Jessica Lange is up for best performance by an actress in a series - drama. Glee will compete for best television series - comedy or musical opposite another LGBT-inclusive sitcom Modern Family, which also scored a nomination for Eric Stonestreet as best performance by an actor in a supporting role. Notable inclusions this year are Glee stars Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch.

    Competing for best miniseries or motion picture made for television are HBO’s Cinema Verite, a true story that documented Lance Loud’s coming out to his parents on camera in the early 1970s, and the Todd Haynes-directed Mildred Pierce.

    The Golden Globes are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The ceremony will be broadcast live on January 15 and will again be hosted by Ricky Gervais, who shocked many last year with his no-holds-barred humor.

    Friday, December 2, 2011

    Gay Baby Short Film

    Thursday, October 27, 2011

    Trailer: Leave It On The Floor

    Monday, October 17, 2011

    TRAILER: The Right To Love