Monday, July 16, 2007

On AfterElton.com, Alonso Duralde Asks:


What Ever Happened to Queer Cinema?

Causing me to lament: "It makes me want to weep when I see so many boring, conventional films being made. These films that are not cinematic but are merely using a camera, dialogue, and some actors to tell a moderately interesting gay story are just not enough anymore.”

I then redeem myself from total snobbery by confessing my great love of Q. Alan Brocka's new Logo show, Rick & Steve.

P.S. And in an interesting coincidence Ernest Hardy reflects on this same phenomenon in A Queer State of Affairs One critic wonders: Have gay movies stopped challenging their audience? in the LA Weekly.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Dykesploitation Mania

I couldn't be happier about this LesbiaNation article by Tracy Gilchrist, in which I am described as "a modern-day, lesbian Henri Langlois." Plus a bunch of items on PlanetOut.com including Jenny Sherwin's reviews of Just The Two of Us and That Tender Touch and an interview with That Tender Touch star Susan Bernard!

This excerpt from Jenny's review offers a really poignant summation of That Tender Touch:

"It is a time machine that thrusts you into the world of 1969 homosexuality, wrought with guilt and pain, in which a marriage of convenience was better than a life of lesbianism and a few moments of sapphic bliss were rewarded with a lifetime of loneliness. In essence, That Tender Touch will make you laugh, cry and be thankful that you're queer and living in the new millennium."

Thursday, July 05, 2007

The Lesbionic Video for My Current Favorite Song

The phenomenally infectious ditty, "I Get Around" by Dragonette

A Fair(y) Use Tale

This terrifically entertaining and educational short utilizes dozens of snippets from animated Disney classics to explain the concept of Fair Use and Copyright Law (from the Stanford Center for Internet and Society).