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30th Connecticut LGBT Film Festival: June 2 – 10, 2017

May 17, 2017

Congrats to the Connecticut LGBT Film Festival on their 30th Anniversary this year! The line-up for their June screenings is now available and looks fantastic. Take a peek here.

My first choice and must-see this year is the documentary, The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin premiering in Connecticut on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Explore the Connecticut LGBT Film Festival.

Sense8: Season 2 (trailer)

May 1, 2017

Are you ready? Four days until Netflix drops the entire second season of Sense8 – the global suspense mystery intersecting race, class, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. Eight people from all over this beautiful planet awaken to their supernatural connection. Catch up with Season 1. Or if you’re ready, watch the Season 2 trailer of the only show ever created which combines car chases, tender love, spectacular worldwide locations, mysterious supernatural powers, and psychic orgies. Bring it Wachowskis!

Watch Sense8‘s Season 2 trailer on YouTube.

From my Season 1 review: Sense8 (films)… on four continents spanning Chicago, San Francisco, London, Iceland, Seoul, Mumbai, Berlin, Mexico City and Nairobi.


April 1, 2017

As I recover from what hopefully will be the worst cold of my life – 2 1/2 weeks and counting, I have been watching a lot of film and television. Caught the 4-part Danish mini-series Hjørdis, a spin-off from Rita which I have yet to see. Hjørdis is a school teacher who along with a group of misfit children decides to put on a school play about bullying. Charming, silly, heartfelt. Think Glee with more realistic looking actors. My friend Barbara suggested it. I adored Hjørdis. Did you know I’d cry during the final episode? Tugged at my heartstrings. 4 out of 5 for the lovely Hjørdis.

Orange is the New Black: Season 5 (teaser trailer)

February 11, 2017

Fifteen seconds of teasing from Litchfield Prison and Season 5 of the luscious Orange is the New Black. Release date: June 9, 2017. Watch the teaser on YouTube.

When We Rise (trailer)

February 4, 2017

Is anyone else excited about the ABC mini-series, When We Rise coming to television the end of the month? The series written by Dustin Lance Black (Milk) chronicles the continuing struggle for LGBT equality from Stonewall to Marriage Equality. I’m sure Black didn’t realize how topical this series would be when he began writing. Ironically, the series which was intended to air on ABC over four consecutive nights is now being interrupted between 1 & 2 by Donald Trump’s congressional address. Since I don’t have cable or live streaming, I’ll be looking for this on disk and perhaps Netflix or Amazon in the very near future. Watch the trailer for this series featuring an incredible cast.

When We Rise airs beginning Monday, February 27, 2017 on ABC.

What’s New On Netflix February 2017 (Decider)

February 2, 2017

DeciderNetflix_API2_512 gives us a run-down of all things new on streaming services and premium channels. Netflix gives us more queer content than I usually see in one month. From Decider:

February 1: Paris Is Burning (1990)
February 14: King Cobra (2016)
February 16: Milk (2008)
Also, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: Season 2 premieres on February 11.

I know that doesn’t seem like a lot, but it feels like more than I’ve ever seen. Usually we’re lucky to get one new LGBTQ film in a month’s release.

If  you want to browse the rest of the services out there, Decider’s got you covered:

From original series to new and classic movies, here’s everything new on your favorite services in February 2017:
Here’s Everything New On Netflix This February.
Here’s Everything New On Amazon Prime Video This February.
Here’s Everything New On Hulu This February.
Here’s Everything New On HBO NOW This February.
Here’s Everything New On Starz This February.
Here’s Everything New On Showtime This February.
Here’s Everything New On Sundance Now This February.
Enjoy your streaming-filled February!

Thank You President Obama

January 22, 2017

Watch Ellen DeGeneres and her LGBTQA friends thank President Barack Obama for all the work he did on LGBTQ equality over the past eight years. Click here.

NewFest Community Engagement Intern program

January 17, 2017


From NewFest Facebook,

Are you passionate about film and the many organizations that serve the LGBT community in NYC? Well NewFest is looking for someone a dynamic and organized individual like you for our NewFest Community Engagement Intern program!

Please find the full job description and information for applying on our Idealist post below.

Sense8: A Christmas Special

December 24, 2016


The Wachowskis are back with a very special Christmas episode of Sense8, the global empath thriller. I gave Season 1 a 3.5 out of 5. Since watching the show for the first time, I keep thinking about Sense8 and in particular a few of the characters – ok to be specific: Nomi and Amanita. It’s certainly not a perfect show. There are awkward moments, uneven character development. But through it all, through all the silly action scenes, there is a sense of world connection. That we as citizens on this planet must do more to connect with each other. Ultimately that is the only way humans will achieve their full potential and survive. The planet will survive. But will we? Sense8 doesn’t always ask the right questions, but it’s dorky fun entertains and the broader message shines bright. 4 out of 5 for this show that always lingers in the back of my mind.

HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination (short)

December 22, 2016


From The Sero Project and producer Mark S. King (My Fabulous Disease), HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination documentary short film (11 minutes) on HIV criminalization in the United States. A must-see for anyone interested in law, healthcare, HIV activism, discrimination and current information on the HIV virus. Thanks Mark for sharing this on your blog so I could find it. Outstanding work. 5 out of 5.

Watch HIV Criminalization: Masking Fear and Discrimination on YouTube.

Update: Court Rules Michael Johnson HIV Criminalization Conviction Was ‘Trial-by-Ambush’

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