Tag Archives: documentaries

50 Shades Of Gay With Rupert Everett [VIDEO]

Its cringeworthy title aside, Britain’s Channel 4 this week broadcast a fascinating look at gay life in the 70s and 80s in which host Rupert Everett tours demised gay bars and cruising sites, pondering whether things were more fun when gays were outsiders to mainstream British society. The Telegraph reviews: Everett idiosyncratically explored the changes in gay life in the ...

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TRAILER: Can We Take A Joke?

A documentary on political correctness, as seen by comedians. Clip recap: In the age of social media, nearly every day brings a new eruption of outrage. While people have always found something to be offended by, their ability to organize a groundswell of opposition to – and public censure of – their offender has never been more powerful. Today we’re ...

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TRAILER: Southwest Of Salem

I really want to see this. From the San Antonio Current: After five long years, Austin-based filmmaker Deborah S. Esquenazi has completed her first feature documentary. Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four will make its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival this week. The film tells the story of four Latina lesbians – Elizabeth Ramirez, ...

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TRAILER: Nothing Left Unsaid

HBO’s documentary about Anderson Cooper and his famed mother Gloria Vanderbilt played at Sundance earlier this year and debuts on HBO tomorrow night. Here’s an excerpt from today’s Vanity Fair review: The early part of Vanderbilt’s life, when she was the famous “poor little rich girl” at the center of a bitter custody dispute that was then known as “the ...

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TRAILER: A Road To Home

From the Ali Forney Center: Youth homelessness is one of the most severe disparities faced by the LGBT community. While comprising only about 5% of the overall youth population, LGBT youth make up 40% of the nation’s homeless youth population. The response to this crisis has been meager. While there are an estimated 500,000 homeless youths in the country, 200,000 ...

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Ellen Page Interviews Serial Killer Of Gays [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Oscar-nominated actor Ellen Page has described how she came face-to-face with a self-confessed serial killer of gay people in Brazil while filming a documentary on attitudes to homosexuality. A former police officer turned hitman told the X-Men star, who came out in 2014, that he had started his murder spree – which he said involved running over ...

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TRAILER: Mapplethorpe: Look At The Pictures

From HBO’s press materials: “Look at the pictures,” said Senator Jesse Helms, denouncing the controversial art of Robert Mapplethorpe, whose photographs pushed boundaries with frank depictions of nudity, sexuality and fetishism, igniting a culture war that rages to this day. More than 25 years later, the HBO Documentary Films presentation MAPPLETHORPE: LOOK AT THE PICTURES does just that, taking an ...

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TRAILER: A Beautiful Planet

Coming Soon sets up the trailer for Disney’s coming IMAX spectacular: A Beautiful Planet aims to offer a breathtaking portrait of Earth from space, providing a unique perspective and increased understanding of our planet and galaxy as never seen before. Made in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the film features stunning footage of our magnificent blue ...

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BRAZIL: Documentary To Expose Anti-Gay Priests Who Have Virtual Online Sex With Men [VIDEO]

Well, this should be fascinating: After the Polish priest Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa came out as gay, the Vatican is about to suffer another heavy blow. The documentary ‘Amores Santos’ (Sacred Loves), due out in January 2016, tells the story of the priests who lead double-lives, condemning homosexuality from the pulpit but then enjoying virtual gay sex as soon as they ...

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TRAILER: Where To Invade Next

The Guardian recaps: Not the evisceration of US foreign policy you might expect. Instead Michael Moore takes a break from chasing powerful white men down the street for what his team are calling “Mike’s Happy Movie”: a travelogue of sorts, in which the rambunctious director proclaims himself America’s new armed forces, “invades” other countries and steals their best ideas. From ...

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British Documentary: World Congress Of Families And NOM Are Fomenting Anti-Gay Violence Across Africa

Last night Britain’s Channel 4 aired Hunted: Gay And Afraid, which points to US-based Christian groups such as the World Congress Of Families and NOM as fomenting anti-LGBT violence across Africa. The Independent reviews: MacKean’s film focused not on the victims but on the “villains”, specifically the World Congress of Families, an organisation which, though based in the US, has ...

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TRAILER: History In The Making

Clip recap: This feature-length documentary, History In The Making: The Marriage Equality New York Archives 2007-2015, follows an all-grassroots organization, Marriage Equality New York (or MENY) from the NYC streets to Albany and eventually to the Supreme Court. Directed & edited by Fred Anguera. Filmed by Cristina Wolff, Rob Martin, Reed Davis, Fred Anguera, Emmanuel Migrino, Carmine Nicholas Tzavis. Appearances ...

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Trailer: Matt Shepard Is A Friend Of Mine

Premiering Monday on Logo at 9PM.

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TRAILER: White People

Judging by the highest-rated comments at YouTube, the wingnuts are very upset about this movie.

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TRAILER: Larry Kramer In Love & Anger

Kramer tells TIME: “I don’t regret anything I’ve done or said. No matter what you say, some people are going to like it and some people aren’t. So it hasn’t shut me up at all. Inside I’m just as tempestuous.”  The documentary debuts on June 29th at 9PM. Set the DVR now.

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Yahoo News Documentary: Uniquely Nasty: The US Government’s War On Gays

Via press release: As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to rule on same-sex marriage, Yahoo News presents a new 30-minute documentary, “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays,” reported and narrated by chief investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff. The film explores a dark and little-known chapter in America’s recent political past, when gays and lesbians were barred from working for ...

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Fame Or Shame: A Short Documentary About Harlem Hate Pastor James Manning

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TRAILER: Desert Migration

About the documentary: The spotlight shining on the fight against HIV has dimmed in recent years. The virus itself has been downgraded to a ‘chronic condition’. The elderly are, to a certain extent, shuffled into a corner. Aging people with HIV even more so, ignored and forgotten. But they are a reminder not to be complacent. A reminder that HIV ...

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TRAILER: Do I Sound Gay?

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TRAILER: Batkid Begins

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