Category Archives: LGBT Issues

Young and Wild (Joven y Alocada) (2012)

Seventeen-year-old Daniela is in a slightly delicate situation. On one hand, she’s a member of a fervent Evangelical family, the kinds of people who go to church several times a week and speak in tongues at home. On the other … Continue reading

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My Summer of Love (2004)

“My Summer of Love” is a movie with some truly lovely moments–two girls sharing a kiss in front of a fire, two girls sharing the beauty of a lush forest, two girls sharing the beauty of a flower-covered hill…you get … Continue reading

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Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

“Aimee & Jaguar” is a beautiful love story told against an unimaginably bad backdrop: World War 2 Berlin. It’s also a true story, based on a memoir by “Aimee.” Felice (Maria Schrader) is an adventurous sort with a honed survival … Continue reading

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@Suicide Room (2011)

To say the Polish film “@Suicide Room” is like nothing I’ve ever seen is truly an understatement. It is depressing, scary, and so compelling, I couldn’t look away. Dominik Santorski (Jakub Gierszal) is an 18 year-old student at an exclusive … Continue reading

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XXY (2007)

One of the difficulties of being a teenager is dealing with sex. Sure, there’s the question of whether or not to have it–or with whom–but I’m referring to broader issues, like how one fits him or herself into the sexual … Continue reading

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The Crying Game (1992)

Nothing bothers me more about films (or music, or whatever, honestly) than hype. That’s one reason I never owned a copy of “Thriller”: I couldn’t stand the hype. I should note that years later, I still think “Thriller” is a … Continue reading

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Je, Tu, Il, Elle (I, You, He, She) (1976)

(note: Anytime I refer to Chantal Akerman or her filmmaking group as French, please substitute “Belgian”. My apologies to both Belgium and France as appropriate) “Je, Tu, Il, Elle” is my penance for “Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.” Hulu … Continue reading

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