Two Films With Philly Ties Nominated for GLAAD Media Awards

The cast of "Geography Club," one of the films with Philly ties up for a GLAAD Media Award.

The cast of “Geography Club,” one of the films with Philly ties up for a GLAAD Media Award.

The 25th annual GLAAD Media Award nominees were announced yesterday. The list comprises a host of magazines, blogs, films, musicans etc … that “recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.” While I’m bummed G Philly wasn’t nominated for Most Amazing Awesome Fabulous Blog of the Year, I’m happy to see that at least two films with local ties made the cut.

More on those films after the jump

More QFest Picks

Tonight Rent: Jaws (R, 1975). June 20th marked the 35th year that people were afraid of swimming in pools. (Even now I still expect to hear the “bum-bum” and see a dorsal fin emerge from the chlorinated water.) What may surprise you on another viewing, though, is that you—like me—may actually root for the shark. “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Indeed. My Grade: A

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Philadelphia QFest 2010 Picks
Not sure what to see this week at the Philadelphia QFest? Here are a few of my picks:
Fashion Victim
Anything that’s described as a cross between “Project Runway” and “Monty Python” is worth checking out.
July 13th, 7:15 p.m. at Ritz East Read more »

Philly QFest This Weekend

Last night marked the opening of Philadelphia QFest—the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender film festival on the East Coast. This festival, which continues through Monday, July 19th, will have some of the best new features, documentaries, and shorts of the genre. There are dozens of films playing this weekend; here are my recommendations.

Visit the festival’s website for up-to-date show times, complete film listings, and ticket information. Note: Many screenings will sell out fast!

Howl
So far the critical reaction has been a bit mixed. But how can you pass up seeing James Franco and Mary-Louise Parker in a take on the Allen Ginsberg classic?
July 9th, 9:45 p.m. at Ritz East
July 11th, 2:30 p.m. at Ritz at the Bourse Read more »