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    Love, Simon Is a Conventional, Yet Enjoyable, Film About a Closeted Teen Coming Out

    Love, Simon Is a Conventional, Yet Enjoyable, Film About a Closeted Teen Coming Out

    By Gary M. Kramer– There are hundreds of movies featuring gay teenagers, and dozens of films that feature out gay high schoolers. The upbeat romantic comedy-drama, Love, Simon, which opens…

    Ambitious and Uneven Half Magic Is More Important Than Good

    Ambitious and Uneven Half Magic Is More Important Than Good

    By Gary M. Kramer– Heather Graham directs, writes, and stars in Half Magic, an ambitious and uneven comedy about female empowerment. The film, which opens theatrically at the Presidio and…

    Daniela Vega Discusses Groundbreaking Role in Oscar-nominated A Fantastic Woman

    Daniela Vega Discusses Groundbreaking Role in Oscar-nominated A Fantastic Woman

    By Gary M. Kramer– Trans actress Daniela Vega gives a remarkable performance as Marina, a trans woman grappling with the sudden death of her lover, Orlando (Francisco Reyes), in the…

    Documentary Profiles Quiet Heroes of the Early HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Utah

    Documentary Profiles Quiet Heroes of the Early HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Utah

    By Gary M. Kramer– The many documentaries about the AIDS crisis have chronicled stories both personal and universal. The honorable and inspiring new film, Quiet Heroes, which is having its…

    Bisexual Actor’s Real-life Romance Seen in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

    Bisexual Actor’s Real-life Romance Seen in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

    By Gary M. Kramer– Films Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, based on bisexual actor/author Peter Turner’s memoir, recounts his brief but intense relationship with actress Gloria Grahame in Liverpool, in…

    The Best Queer Films of 2017

    The Best Queer Films of 2017

    By Gary M. Kramer– 2017 featured no shortage of fine LGBTQ films, documentaries, and shorts that spoke to queer life in the age of Trump. Here is a roundup of…

    Scorchingly Intense Call Me by Your Name Emphasizes Sensuality, Not Sexuality

    Scorchingly Intense Call Me by Your Name Emphasizes Sensuality, Not Sexuality

    By Gary M. Kramer– Call Me by Your Name, gay filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s extraordinary adaptation of André Aciman’s novel, opens December 15 in the Bay Area. The film depicts the…

    More Tales from Armistead Maupin in New Documentary Out on DVD

    More Tales from Armistead Maupin in New Documentary Out on DVD

    By Gary M. Kramer Jennifer M. Kroot’s adulatory documentary The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin is out December 5 on DVD. This adoring film, which coincides with the publication of…

    My Friend Dahmer Deftly Portrays Teen Years of Gay Serial Killer

    My Friend Dahmer Deftly Portrays Teen Years of Gay Serial Killer

    By Gary M. Kramer– My Friend Dahmer is Marc Meyers’ sharp, smart adaptation of Derf Backderf’s graphic novel about the teen years of gay, cannibalistic serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. This…

    Strapping Romanian Farmhand Melts Cold British Heart in God’s Own Country

    Strapping Romanian Farmhand Melts Cold British Heart in God’s Own Country

    By Gary M. Kramer Alec Secăreanu makes an indelible impression as Gheorghe, a strapping Romanian farmhand, in the gay romantic drama God’s Own Country, opening November 10 at the Opera…