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Film note: Sex by Moonlight

Is it just me (and my horniness) or did #Moonlight need more cruising? 🤔 I mean, it was breathtaking, but it felt a little shy. pic.twitter.com/gVP4eEy6KZ — Chucho E. Quintero (@Chucho_Q) January 23, 2017 I’ve made my peace with the disappointing and sexless second-to-last shot in Barry Jenkins’ otherwise satisfying and stirring triptych, Moonlight, not because of …

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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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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 response: Freier Fall: Will you just come out or do I have to rape you first?

Freier Fall Directed by Stephan Lacant Germany, 2013 Originally published, with zero likes, on Letterboxd. Kay, a handsome gay cop with a buzz cut, begins aggressively pursuing a colleague during routine training, without knowing he has a pregnant girlfriend. He uses a number of adolescent-male dominance moves, like challenging him physically and calling him a pussy. …

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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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