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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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Film + Television

Want To Be Sorta Famous? Canadian Lesbians in Palm Springs Sought for New Documentary

Posted March 5, 2012 by Erika

Yes, it is very specific. BUT! If you do happen to be a Canadian lesbian-identified, female-identified person 45 years or older, living in or having connections to the Palm Springs or Riverside County areas, a brand new documentary for a national network, is looking for YOU! You can either live there, have a second home […]

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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

The Tree of Life: Terrence Malick’s Historical Fantasy Series, Part II

Posted July 12, 2011 by Michelle B

So, on Thursday July 7, 2011, I went to see The Tree of Life, Terrence Malick’s mournful stoner tribute to BBC’s Planet Earth, starring The West and all of its Judeo-Christian nuclear family angst. I paid the full price to see it, because every single review I’d read was raving. Slavering. Awestruck. And, it turns […]

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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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Culture

Gay for Sweeps: The Lesbian Kiss Episode

Posted May 31, 2012 by Kristi

We’re approaching the beginning of June, which means we’ve just rounded out the last days of May sweeps; the final Nielsen ratings collection days for school-year scheduled shows. While there are four month-long collection cycles throughout the year, the collection for the month of May is usually a hot one; television writers and producers pulling out the […]

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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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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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