arthur gay wedding episode

Reaching out to an audience with a positive message about gay marriage isn’t hard when you’ve got an Alabama Methodist church and an LGBTQ film festival playing their part.

Following the Alabama Public Television’s refusal to air an episode of the beloved children’s program Arthur that featured a gay wedding of a major character, the First United Methodist Church of Birmingham is hosting a wedding-themed screening of the episode. The church teamed up with the Sidewalk Film Festival and Shout LGBTQ Film Festival for a free, all-ages event that will be held next week.

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this is not berlin review

In This Is Not Berlin, a group of truant artists discuss what makes art. “Whether you like it or not, art is political, man!” one declares. But another responds, “Art is whatever means one thing to us today.”

This Is Not Berlin is a movie that lives in the moment, despite being set in a time and place that is rife with political unrest. Set in Mexico City in 1986, This Is Not Berlin is a vibrant, alive, and dirty snapshot of a Mexican counterculture that we know little of, and that the movie doesn’t much care to explain. Director Hari Sama is not here to give you a history lesson, but to recapture the era’s crumbling hedonism in a film that is about politics and not about politics at all.

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Boys in the Band

Ryan Murphy, the prolific writer/producer/director of Glee and American Horror Story who signed one of the biggest production deals in television history with Netflix last year, has lined up another project for the streaming service.

He’ll produce a film adaptation of The Boys in the Band, a 1968 play that was revived on Broadway in 2018 with a cast that included Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart), and more. Those actors, and the rest of their co-stars from the Broadway revival, will reprise their roles in the film, which is heading to Netflix next year. Read More »

love simon tv series

Love, Simon is about to tack on a big postscript. The hit 2018 LGBT coming-of-age movie was a rousing success for Fox 2000, the 20th Century Fox sub-label that focused on crowd-pleasing mid-budget films run by Elizabeth Gabler. But with the shuttering of Fox 2000 following Disney’s historic acquisition of Fox, Love, Simon is finding new life as a TV series on the Disney+ streaming service.

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transparent jeffrey tambor

Roughly two years after allegations of harassment against star Jeffrey Tambor put Transparent on hold, the Emmy-winning Amazon series is returning for one final curtain call. But its main character played by Tambor, the transgender Maura Pfefferman, will be nowhere in sight. The feature-length series finale of the acclaimed series will be a musical episode that kills off Maura at the beginning and follows “the Pfefferman family as they come together in their grief and celebrate her life.”

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call me by your name sequel novel

Call Me By Your Name is officially getting a sequel, but not in the way you think. Author Andrew Aciman, who wrote the 2007 novel upon which Luca Guadagnino‘s Oscar-winning film was based, is penning a sequel book that is set to hit bookshelves this October. Aciman’s announcement of the Call Me By Your Name sequel novel, titled Find Me, comes after months of back-and-forth over whether Guadagnino plans to follow through on his promises to direct a film sequel. Perhaps the book could provide the inspiration to push Guadagnino into action.

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the miseducation of cameron post streaming

The Sundance darling The Miseducation of Cameron Post is getting another distributor. The Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner starring Chloe Grace Moretz has been acquired by HBO following the film’s small August theatrical release by FilmRise, which helped broker the deal with the cable company.

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call me by your name long take

The peach scene has gotten all the press for Call Me By Your Name, but perhaps no other scene better encapsulates the film’s hazy, dream-like atmosphere than the languid long take following Elio (Timothée Chalamet) as he declares his feelings for Oliver (Armie Hammer) while they circle a World War I memorial in Pandino, Italy.

This Call Me By Your Name long take scene seems like it would have sprung from the mind of director Luca Guadagnino and cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom, but Chalamet recently revealed that this wasn’t the case. It was actually Hammer’s idea.

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Call Me By Your Name sequel

Could we be witnessing the rise of another iconic director/actor pairing in real time? Director Luca Guadagnino has worked with actress Dakota Johnson twice already with A Bigger Splash and this year’s Suspiria, and now the filmmaker wants Johnson to co-star in his planned sequel to the 2017 indie Call Me By Your Name.

Find out who Johnson would play in the Call Me By Your Name sequel below, and learn how CMBYN star Armie Hammer reacted to the news. Read More »

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boy erased trailer

After trying his hand at the psychological horror genre with his directorial debut The GiftJoel Edgerton pivots to dramatically different fare for his next film, Boy Erased. Based on the memoir by Garrard ConleyBoy Erased follows a gay teen (Lucas Hedges) who is outed and forced to attend gay conversion therapy — or else be shunned by his entire community.

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