Loud but Not So Proud

With our identities out and “proud”, LGBTQ+ people instead had our qualities and our stories tainted by their own subtext that still made effort to put us in our place.

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First Look Review: ‘We Are Who We Are’ (2020) Flourishes Under The Italian Sun

‘We Are Who We Are’ continues Guadagnino’s streak of focus upon summer infatuation and the burning desire of young people.

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REVIEW: Summerland (2020) is a “A Queer Comedy with Humor and Heart”

Directing duo Kurtis David Harder and Noah Kentis, known together as Lankyboy, have always dreamed of making a coming of age road trip film. Their dreams came true with the release of their feature debut Summerland (2020), a queer comedy with equal parts humor and heart. With an upbeat soundtrack, desert scenes, and a Coachella-esque music festival, the film has all the ingredients to make a fun movie that’s perfect for this time of year.

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The Queer Sexual Tension in Detective Stories

Obsession, devotion, pursuit – all can be acts synonymous to falling in love. However, they are also the key elements for a detective cat-and-mouse story. The relationship between a detective and the criminal they hunt is one that – in many great crime stories – becomes intimately close. They chase each other, play with each…

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‘The Half Of It’ (2020): How to Craft Coming-of-Age for LGBTQ+ Youth

For audiences to see themselves beyond every awkward misstep of their own teenage years, and instead be swept into an idealized adolescence is more than refreshing; it is needed.

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Jeepers! It’s Queer Censorship in Children’s Entertainment!

Everyone knows the drill when it comes to Scooby Doo mysteries: there’s an unnerving presence haunting a spooky house – maybe it’s taken the form of a sludge monster, or a deep sea diver, or a gh-gh-gh-GHOST. Either way, the eventual conclusion is usually the same, the Mystery Inc. gang catches the creature in an…

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PRIDE 2020: “It makes me feel free, or some shit” – Coming Out of Hiding as Portrayed in ‘Slap’ (2014) and ‘Miller & Son’ (2019)

Set within masculine environments, Slap and Miller & Son provides necessary criticism of societies’ narrow expectations of gender and how hurtful these expectations are for anyone transgressing them.

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How the ‘Moonlight’ (2016) Screenplay Uses Silence to Speak the Loudest

Moonlight is an epic story of one man’s personal life that utilises a particular style and writing voice. Jenkins juxtaposes earth-shattering narrative moments with words of stillness and quiet to amplify the effect it has on Chiron.

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The Best Queer Women in Horror Films

LGBTQ+ characters don’t often fare well in horror films. Typically, they are horrific monsters or killers, such as in the films Psycho (1960), Dressed to Kill (1980), and Silence of the Lambs (1991). Sometimes, though, lesbian, bisexual and/or queer women get to take the lead in horror, subverting negative stereotypes. The films below are a great start in watching horror films with queer characters that differ from the norm, paving the way for continued representation of queer women in horror.

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