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Trailer for Zoolander 2 is deemed transphobic

Thursday, November 19, 2015
"All is all." Is Benedict Cumberbatch's character in Zoolander 2 transphobic?
In the trailer, an androgynous character played by Benedict Cumberbatch is asked whether he has "a hot dog or a bun." ...

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Is Nasty Baby the gay film we’ve been waiting for?

Thursday, October 22, 2015
Kristen Wiig and Sebastián Silva in Nasty Baby
The plot synopsis reads like a generic rom-com, but a series of serpentine twists jerks the story into horrifically dark terrain. ...

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John Waters talks gay rights, LSD, and the importance of old movie theaters

Sunday, September 20, 2015
John Waters
“The only thing you can ever do is make your enemies laugh," John Waters says in an interview with GayRVA. “Then they’ll consider changing their minds.” ...

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Redmayne impresses in transgender story ‘The Danish Girl’

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Eddie Redmayne poses for photographers at the photo call for the film The Danish Girl at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. The 72nd edition of the festival runs until Sept. 12.
None of the performers in the film are transgender, and director Tom Hooper acknowledges the industry has "a problem" including transgender talent. ...

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Fall Movie Preview: A season strong in LGBT dramas

Saturday, September 5, 2015
This photo provided by The Weinstein Company shows, Rooney Mara, left, as Therese Belivet, and Cate Blanchett, as Carol Aird, in a scene from the film, "Carol."
This fall season boasts one of the richest, most varied batches of films to ever dramatize the struggles of gay and transgendered people. ...

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Gay Marine’s amazing journey from homeless shelter to Ivy League

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
U.S. Marine Corps veteran Elegance Bratton was kicked out of his home at the age of 16, spent 10 years homeless, joined the Marines and is now working on a documentary to shed light on youth homelessness in NYC’s West ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Filmaker, poet, activist Marlon Riggs

Saturday, October 26, 2013
Marlon Riggs
Marlon Riggs was a filmmaker, educator, poet and gay rights activist. He examined race and sexuality in his documentaries for which he received an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. ...

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LGBT History Month profile: Photographer, documentarian Joan Biren

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Joan Biren
Joan Biren is an internationally recognized photographer and filmmaker who chronicles gay life. Her photographs are on display in the Library of Congress. ...

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Out filmmaker: Growing up gay motivates his success

Sunday, September 29, 2013
Sean Robinson
Sean Robinson, an openly gay up-and-coming film director, admits that growing up as the youngest child in a family of five — in a “very loving but eccentric Christian household” — in the town alongside the North Carolina-Virginia border, left ...

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