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Film + Television

He said | She said: RuPaul’s Drag U

Posted July 15, 2011 by Alex

Welcome to the first instalment of the new series, He said | She said! Each week, we (Alex and Rosel) discuss various happenings in pop culture and share our opinions. This week: RuPaul’s Drag U, which airs on Logo TV in the US and on OutTv in Canada. Rosel: So here’s Wikipedia explaining RuPaul’s Drag […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Top Five Film Picks at IMAGE+NATION XXV

Posted November 22, 2012 by Ian

Montreal’s Image+Nation International Film Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary  this year and officially opens tonight with an invite only launch and after-party. All films will be presented at Cinéma du Parc from now until December 2nd and a full schedule can be found on the Image+Nation website. This year’s opening party is happening TONIGHT and […]

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Film + Television

Some Thoughts On International Women’s Day (And A Film You Should See)

Posted March 7, 2012 by Erika

In last week’s Montreal Gazette, Janet Bagnall wrote that while women “should make up half of elected officials and not 20 per cent, earn 100 cents for every dollar earned by their male co-workers and not 77 cents, and direct and star in movies about women instead of being the half-dressed sidekick to the male […]

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Arts & Entertainment

‘Bridesmaids’ and the Feminist Question

Posted May 30, 2011 by Rosel

Bridesmaids, written by and starring Kristen Wiig, has gotten quite a lot of buzz because: a) it’s a comedy written by a woman, when we all know that women aren’t as funny as men. b) it’s a comedy with a predominantly female cast, when…well, you get the idea. So naturally, my curiosity piqued. Then certain journalists/bloggers […]

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Film + Television

Simply FADoulous: The Pet Homosexual

Posted July 20, 2011 by Kristi

Somewhere between Airplane!! and Carrie Bradshaw, having a gay best boyfriend became the height of sophistication for a socially savvy hetero lady or group of breeding girls – both on the big and small screens and IRL – because sometimes there aren’t enough short-haired homos to go around. The manfriend provides no threat of sexual […]

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Film + Television

Vampires, Gay Rights, and the Political Underpinnings of HBO’s True Blood

Posted August 27, 2012 by Joe

HBO’s True Blood has always been saturated with political commentary. The first episode aired in September of 2008, just months before the passage of California’s Proposition 8. That November, as Californians voted to alter the state constitution and deny marriage rights to gay citizens, millions of viewers were watching the plight of “vampire Americans” in […]

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Film + Television

He Said | She Said – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2

Posted August 5, 2011 by Alex

Alex: Let’s start with a great big *SPOILER ALERT*. Be aware we will be discussing the plot and ending of the latest Harry Potter movie. Rosel: So, I enjoyed this one a lot, which was a relief, because I was really bored by the first half of “Deathly Hallows” – too much angst and not […]

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Culture

My Lesbo is an Alien: NBC Picks Up “My Best Friend is a Lesbo”

Posted September 23, 2011 by Kristi

When I first heard the title of NBC’s latest stab at the progressive sitcom genre My Best Friend is a Lesbo, I flashed back to Sci-fi titles of my youth: My Step-mom is an Alien. My Teacher is an Alien. Right off the bat, what a way to make a clear reference to science fiction and […]

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