Julie Depardieu (Gérard’s daughter) plays a lesbian photographer in this film about a young man learning the details of his Jewish family’s survival in Vichy France during World War II. Written and directed by Claude Miller. French with English subtitles. • 2007. Strand Releasing (strandreleasing.com). – by Nancy Ford
Archive for April, 2009
Not only is Derek’s (Tyler Davidson) best friend, Chase (Charlie David) gay, but also his father is experiencing his own coming-out crisis in this comedy set on the golf links. Thea Gill (Queer as Folk) also stars. Chip Hale directs. April 21. • 2008. Wolfe Video (wolfevideo.com). -by Nancy Ford
Xabi (Israel Rodríguez) is a young gay terrorist intent on proving himself to his older mentor and lover, who is also a terrorist. Logo couldn’t broadcast this unrated and unedited version, so it must be steamy. Antonio Hens directs. Spanish with English subtitles. • 2007. TLA Releasing (tlareleasing.com). -by Nancy Ford
No need to go into specifics about the biopic portraying the final years of slain champion of equality Harvey Milk; those details have been hashed and rehashed. Rather, Milk’s back story serves as a delicious side dish to the entrée that is the film.
Ever notice how hard it is to spot LGBTQ people in airports? Okay, so maybe Larry Craig didn’t have that problem, but air travel throws this lesbo’s gaydar seriously out of whack. Homo-looking men turn out to be nothing more than Queer-Eyed Straight Guys. Sauntering women with dykey haircuts and sensible shoes? Canadian.
In keeping with OutSmart ‘s 15th birthday, and the themed historic anniversary issue, here are 15 Random Things about HIV/AIDS:
Eleanor Tinsley, who died February 10 at age 82, personified a “public servant.” Houstonians from every walk of life gathered to pay tribute to this great Houstonian. This was Eleanor Tinsley’s public—a cross-section of Houstonians living in one of the country’s most diverse cities.
On March 5, the California Supreme Court heard arguments about whether Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state, is valid. Even if you oppose gay marriage, and even if (like me) you support it but question last May’s decision declaring a right to it, there’s good reason to invalidate Prop 8. That’s because the root issue in the case is deeper than same-sex marriage. It goes to the heart of what it means to live in a democratic polity whose decisions are both substantively and procedurally bounded by a constitution.
GAY AGGIES. Texas A&M University’s GLBT Awareness Week celebrates the establishment of TAMU’s Gay Student Services, now known as GLBT Aggies. On April 1, 1985, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal filed by TAMU against students who wished to form a gay student organization, a fight that began in 1976. The week begins with The Laramie Project film on April 2, followed by a full week of panel discussions, parties, and more. Judy Shepherd, founder of the Matthew Shepherd Foundation honoring her murdered son, delivers the week’s keynote address on April 8, 7 p.m. Texas A&M University in College Station.
How Does Your Garden Party Grow? Organizers have high hopes for the second annual Un Soiree Pelouse. With its “In Wonderland” costume theme, the event (labeled “a garden party” so as to avoid confusion with “The Garden Party,” a legendary though now-defunct Sunday afternoon fundraiser for local gay causes) is chaired by Tom Baker, Marc Garcia, and Tom Thompson. The men hope this year’s event