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  • The Lost Boys
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    Gay Bi Gay Gay In Austin, Texas

    I would have never expected to say this, but last night I witnessed what has to be the queerest event I've ever come across... and it just so happened to be in Texas. A good three or four hundred queer folks and their friends gathered in a backyard in East Austin yesterday for the annual "Gay Bi Gay Gay" event that goes down the last sunday of SXSW. Performers took the stage as onlookers drank $2 beers and ate vegan calzones well into the night. Neighbours of the people that put on the event didn't seem to mind either... predominately a lower class African-American community, many families took to their front lawns to sell hamburgers and hot dogs, or wandered into the backyard to take advantage of the cheap beer and festivities. I've got to say the result was pretty much as joyous and inclusive as it gets...

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  • Jared Moshé's Blog
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    Health Care Monday!

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  • REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog
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    Out of Control: Floria Sigismondi's "The Runaways"

    Right off the bat, The Runaways asserts itself as a period piece in more ways than one: the year, 1975, is superimposed over the first shot, which draws our attention to a clot of blood that drops like a ripe fruit from in-between a young girl’s slightly parted, mini-skirted thighs. The gams belong to blonde naïf Cherie Currie (Dakota Fanning), and soon after she drops her cherry bomb onto the cement in front of the Pup ‘n’ Fries, we cut to a shop counter elsewhere in L.A., where the dark and determined Joan Larkin (soon to re-christen herself Joan Jett), played by Kristen Stewart, dumps a heavy bag of change on a counter, points to a leather-clad boy, and barks, “Give me what he’s wearing.” Currie is the hapless victim of a feminine rite of passage, while Jett initiates her own reinvention, and the subsequent bird’s eye view of Jett tearing down the street in her new threads sets the unflagging pace for this coming-of-age story draped on the rise and fall of the titular proto–riot grrrl band. Read Sarah Silver's review of The Runaways.

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    sxsw | courtney love

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    #SXSW: Kashmere Band Doc Thunder Soul Builds Buzz

    Film Festival rule number one: ask people what they like, and when two in a row say the same film, get thee to the next screening.

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  • The Lost Boys
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    My SXSW Crush(es)

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  • Thompson on Hollywood
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    HBO, Hanks, Spielberg Deliver Must-Watch The Pacific

    HBO, Hanks, Spielberg Deliver Must-Watch The Pacific

    Tim Appelo reviews Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg's follow-up to HBO's Band of Brothers, The Pacific.

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  • Week of Wonders
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    Do you rendez-vous?

    The just-concluded "Rendez-Vous with French Cinema" from the Film Society of Lincoln Center was particularly good this year, with a fantastic batch of films that could find their way into theaters soon. I can't remember when I laughed so hard as I did at "A Conversation with Michel Gondry" and the Q&A for OSS 117 – Lost in Rio with director Michel Hazanavicius and actor Jean Dujardin singing, dancing, and impersonating John Wayne. The annual lunch to honor French filmmakers and actors was once again an elegant affair. Here are a few of my photos:

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  • The Lost Boys
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    As Seen At SXSW

    Outside an Austin bar:

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