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Frequently Asked Question: What the hell is a “gay movie” anyway?

After reading BFI’s LGBT list, responding to it, and running up against some of the contradictions and assumptions in the conceptualizations of both, I think it’s about time I answered one question, at least for the purpose of this blog, and at least for myself: what is a gay movie? If you’ve read my own list of significant …

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The 30 Best [Euro-Gringo, Establishment-Cinephile] LGBT Films of All Time?

It’s more than a little weird to me that although over 100 programmers, critics and filmmakers voted on the 30 Best LGBT Films of All Time, there’s not a surprise on it. I appreciate the inclusion of Portrait of Jason and Genet’s Un chant d’amour — the latter still seems radical to me —  but Carol, …

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Chucho E. Quintero’s Influential Film List

Guest post by Chucho E. Quintero, director of Velociraptor. Velociraptor won the Jury Prize for Best Feature at the 17th Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival in May 2015. It also received a Special Jury Mention for Best International Feature at the 7th Libercine Film Festival in Buenos Aires in September. Quintero studied with Ignacio Ortiz, …

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Facing the End of the World In Peace: An Interview with Chucho Quintero, director of Velociraptor

I’d already queued up Velociraptor when the director, Chucho E. Quintero, contacted me on Twitter. He invited me to preview the film legally, ahem. Omar Flores Sarabia, a friend and colleague of Quintero’s, and the director of Peyote, had posted my review of his film on his personal Facebook page. Following the link, Quintero thought some of what I’d written …

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Film Stills and a Note on Eloi & Biel, a movie with mostly twink sex from Spain

Eloi & Biel Directed by Noel Alejandro Spain, 2013 I’d forgotten about this little Spanish indie. But every once a while I get pluses on a Google+ post which shared a still from it, and after my long-ass analysis of El Tercero, I thought it was worth at least mentioning a movie which features non-simulated sex but is not necessarily sexier …

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