Sharon Gless (Finally) Goes Gay
December 17 2008 1:00 AM ET

Sharon Gless (Finally) Goes Gay

Byron Flitsch

She’s best known for playing the role of an outspoken, eccentric, overbearing PFLAG mom on Queer as Folk, a tough cop named Cagney on Cagney & Lacey, and most recently the mouthy mother on Burn Notice. But Sharon Gless has returned to gay and lesbian audiences playing a new kind of role: an actual lesbian.

So Long, Farewell
December 10 2008 1:00 AM ET

So Long, Farewell

Kyle Buchanan

At first glance, Malaysian-born writer-director Yen Tan would seem to have little in common with his new film, Ciao, the story of grieving Texan Jeff (Adam Neal Smith), who learns that his late friend had an e-mail relationship with hunky Italian Andrea (Alessandro Calza). But Tan's art imitates life in unexpected ways.

Separation of Sundance and State
November 21 2008 1:00 AM ET

Separation of Sundance and State

Christopher Lisotta

In 2009, Sundance will celebrate 25 years of bringing together international cinema and a variety of cultures in Park City, Utah. But with California's gay community reeling from the passage of Prop. 8, activists and filmmakers are suggesting a boycott of the festival and theater chain Cinemark, whose CEO donated a substantial sum to the marriage ban's campaign. But just how realistic is a boycott of an entire state?

Remembering Milk
November 18 2008 1:00 AM ET

 Oscar-Winning Director Rob Epstein Remembers Harvey Milk

Kyle Buchanan

When Rob Epstein released his 1984 documentary The Times of Harvey Milk, it didn’t simply serve as a memorial to Milk -- it gave him new life. For more than two decades, filmmakers have tried to turn Milk's life into a major motion picture. Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and Gus Van Sant finally made it work, and Epstein, who calls the film "beautiful," takes a look back at the man who inspired a movement and what's become of California's gay community without him.

Stars, No on 8 Supporters Turn Out for S.F. 'Milk' Premiere
October 29 2008 12:00 AM ET

Stars, No on 8 Supporters Turn Out for S.F. Milk Premiere 

Corey Scholibo

No on 8 protesters lined Castro Street, shouting at the top of their lungs for marriage equality as Hollywood gathered for the premiere of Gus Van Sant's Harvey Milk biopic. Emile Hirsch, Josh Brolin, James Franco, Diego Luna, and Sean Penn were all on hand. Penn, notoriously press-shy, got out of his car and went over to shake hands and give a thumbs-up to the protesters. It was a fitting celebration of a great man's legacy. 

The Milk Effect: It Does a Neighborhood Good
October 22 2008 12:00 AM ET

Milk Does a Neighborhood Good

Regina Marler

With interest in the movie at a fever pitch in the Castro, businesses are taking advantage -- just as the man himself would've wanted.

Two Men and a Myth
October 22 2008 12:00 AM ET

Two Men and a Myth

Mark Thompson

Former Advocate publisher David B. Goodstein is portrayed as one of Harvey Milk’s political nemeses in Gus Van Sant’s new movie. Oftentimes imperious, Goodstein would seem perfectly cast in that role. But only in the movies does every white hat have a black counterpart.

Steven Weber Plays the Political Card
October 13 2008 12:00 AM ET

 Steven Weber Plays the Political Card

Lawrence Ferber

Actor Steven Weber one-ups even Larry Craig and J. Edgar Hoover (at least the version depicted in Oliver Stone’s JFK) as a sinister-and-sleazy-beneath-the-surface politician in writer-director Luke Eberl’s drama Choose Connor.

Russian Gay Film Festival Canceled
October 09 2008 12:00 AM ET

Russian Officials Shut Down Country's First LGBT Film Fest

Sarah Clyne Sundberg

Side by Side was supposed to be Russia's first LGBT film festival, but on October 2, just hours before the scheduled premiere, organizers were met by officials blocking the entrance to the venue, claiming fire code violations—an excuse they say Russian authorities have used since the early '90s as a pretext for shutting down events as they see fit. 

Remembering Sakia
September 30 2008 12:00 AM ET

Remembering Sakia

Louis Virtel

Chances are you haven't heard much about Sakia Gunn, a 15-year-old lesbian stabbed to death in 2003 in Newark, N.J. -- and it's filmmaker Charles Bennett Brack's mission to change that.

Gay and Gayer
August 27 2008 12:00 AM ET

Gay and Gayer

Michael Giltz

Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey bring the true story of con man Steven Russell and his former cell mate and lover to the big screen in I Love You Phillip Morris.

Punk's Little Secret
August 22 2008 12:00 AM ET

Punk's Little Secret

Job Brother

Darby Crash, lead singer of the influential '70s punk band the Germs, was gay -- and with the release of the new film What We Do Is Secret, the gay community may finally discover him as an icon

HIV and Film: A Rare Combo
July 08 2008 12:00 AM ET

HIV and Film: A Rare Combo

Lawrence Ferber

The most famous AIDS movies are often lily-white and dripping with privilege. But as the recent film Before I Forget proves, HIV sees no boundaries. Here are 10 movies that did the same.

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