It’s been 69 days since we launched this wee blog and we figured why not commemorate it by listing a bunch of our favorite posts in one big fabulous batch.
Speaking of fabulous: Thank you to Peter Knegt, Matthew Hammett Knott, Alice Lytton, Sophie Smith and Oliver Skinner for their daily contributions, and to Toby Ashraf, Fabio Bondi, Les Fabien Brathwaite, Laurence H. Collin, Ronan Doyle, Bethany Jones, Gary M. Kramer, John Oursler, Gregory Rosebrugh, Nigel M. Smith and Matt Thomas for the various thoughtful words they’ve brought to our table too.
And here’s to the next 69 days… If you ideas that you’d like to pitch /bent — whether ones similar to what’s listed below or something totally different — e-mail Peter Knegt at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is meant to be a forum for as many voices as possible, so don’t be shy in adding to our conversation. But until then, check out some of the conversations we’ve tried to start already:
Essays & Reviews:From Ellen Page to ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ to the situation in Russia, we tried to offer a platform for voices to raise themselves in one direction or another, even if not everyone might agree with them.
Interviews: From some folks from “Looking” (Doris and Patrick!) to filmmakers and actors from the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals (George Takei!), we talked to tons of LGBT and LGBT-interest folks in the last 69 days.
Hays’d: Decoding The Classics: The Motion Picture Production Code, also known as the Hays Code after censor/stick-in-the-mud Will Hays, regulated film content for nearly 40 years, restricting, among other things, depictions of homosexuality. Filmmakers still managed to get around the Code, but gay characters were cloaked in innuendo, leading to some necessary decoding — in the form of this fabulous weekly series care of Les Fabian Brathwaite.
All Things “RuPaul’s Drag Race”: From recaps of each episode to discussing allegations of the show being transphobic to an epic ranking of every single contestant ever, the fabulous Gregory Rosebrugh has been all over Drag Race for us.
Love Is Not a Crime:This new series — it just launched last week — aimsto provide a platform for filmmakers turning their cameras onto the struggle faced by so many LGBT people the world over. We’ll review films, interview activists and keep you up-to-date with all the ways visual media is representing this fight.