Posts Tagged ‘gay’

Joel Burns ‘Better’ Outs Worst

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth city councilman Joel Burns is getting national and international exposure and kudos for his moving speech earlier this week. Reader comments are predominantly positive on web sites that carried the story. A reader at...

Prop. 8 Struck Down

Kristian Lin
One day after a watershed moment for religious tolerance comes encouraging news from the other coast, as U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker rules California’s ban on gay marriages unconstitutional. The openly gay Bus...

Ticked Off at Ticked-Off Trannies

Transgender activists took to the streets to oppose a locally made movie — and made it more successful than ever.
At a nondescript house in Arlington last summer, a showdown of cinematic proportions took place. Three women faced off against three men who’d brutally attacked and beaten them earlier. The women wore tight leather jumpsuits,...

More Thoughts on “The Kids Are All Right”

Kristian Lin
Because The Kids Are All Right played in Dallas before it came here, I was able to see the film three times before I wrote it up (a luxury that I very seldom enjoy), and I’ve been poring over it the way other people have been...

Curtain’s Up on Q Cinema

Big Ticket
The 12th Annual Q Cinema Gay & Lesbian Film Festival boasts half a dozen Southwest premieres including romantic comedies, political documentaries, and dramas about the intersection of religion and homophobia. But the most a...

The Not Gay Actor (or, WTF, Ramin Setoodeh?)

Kristian Lin
Ramin Setoodeh’s recent culture piece in Newsweek last week has set off quite the conflagration in the gay blogosphere, with repercussions for those of us who care deeply about theater, movies, and TV. Let’s start from the ...

La Mission Is Missin’

A stalwart cast can’t redeem Peter Bratt’s maudlin San Francisco affair.
Watching La Mission is a real whiplash experience. Writer-director Peter Bratt’s second feature follows intense, emotionally resonant scenes with moments that are so ham-fisted and underdeveloped, you have to stifle a giggle....

Passion Play

The fate of a local theater production raises worries about artistic freedom and more.
When student directors at Tarleton State University decided to stage a production of the play Corpus Christi, depicting a gay Jesus-like character named Joshua, I suspect they had no idea of the visceral reactions they would en...

Death at a Funeral: Back from the Grave

A British farce returns, African-Americanized and slightly better.
Marginally less annoying than the British movie that it’s based on, Death at a Funeral stars Chris Rock as a tax accountant/unpublished novelist named Aaron who’s dealing with a host of troublesome family issues after his f...

CBS Caught Between Tim Tebow, Gay Dating Site

Kristian Lin
Well, this is amusing. Earlier, CBS approved an anti-abortion ad to run during the Super Bowl featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and his mother. The network is acting in accordance with their newly relaxed policy on advo...