The biggie on this month’s list of new films to appear on Netflix Instant is the much-much-recommended Bridegroom, an emotional documentary that tells the story of a gay couple whose time together was cut short by tragedy. It’s an eye-opening must-watch for anyone — gay or straight — but it will speak loudest to those LGBTers dealing with intolerant families. (Quick tip: View with a full box of Kleenex.)
Another tear-jerker, Any Day Now, starring the marvelous Alan Cumming, also made its way from DVD to instant streaming. For those who don’t mind waiting, I’ve also included a list of DVD-only rentals Behind the Candelabra and Petunia, and some that should be coming down the pipe any day now.Check below for more info and trailers.
Set in the 1970s, Any Day Now is the story of a drag queen who sets out to adopt a child who’s been neglected in his apartment building. The film is based on true events – and it’s also been wooing audiences at film festivals around the country to thanks to Alan Cumming’s compelling, multi-layered performance. The film opens in theaters this week.
Chris Colfer makes his screenwriting debut with a new film in which he also stars called Struck By Lightening. Fans of Glee will likely appreciate Colfer’s funny new twist on the weird world of high school angst. And yep, that’s Christina Hendricks from Mad Men.
The story of Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarity – a.k.a. Jack Kerouac and Neal Casssady – will be hitting theatres by the end of this year. We wanted to give you a taste of what we can expect from the new film, which stars Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart and many others.
The Walter Salles film tells the story of two young men traveling across country. And while we know from the letters, journals and stories that both Cassady and Kerouac shared a homoerotic brotherhood of sorts, we also catch a few glimpses of gay icons like William S. Burroughs (played by Viggo Mortensen) and the underbelly of sexual liberation long before it was a household name. We can’t wait for this one.
We’ve waited all summer to find out the fate of the docs in the season-ending plane crash of Grey’s Anatomy (Sept. 27). As we get ready for season nine to kick off next month (girl, we love our nighttime soaps), we wonder if Arizona survives? Or will Meredith, Christina, Derek or Mark face an early demise like Lexie?
We have to admit, we’re hoping Arizona pulls through to live yet another lesbian story line this season.
Jenn and Matt have been best friends since college. Now, both single and in their 30s, they decide to have a child together – the old-fashioned way. But did we mention that she’s straight and he’s gay?
“I actually think that both parents have to be gay for the baby to be a gayby,” says Matt.
“Please,” Jenn responds. “I’ve been a hag since birth.”
Kylie Minogue as a tattooed lesbian? Elvis’ granddaughter as a girl named Jack? A new lesbian-themed werewolf flick called Jack & Diane that screened at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year is getting ready for a wider release and we couldn’t be more excited. It’ll even be available On Demand starting Sept. 28.
John Mellencamp had nothing to do with this Jack and Diane, which is anything but a love story in the conventional sense. Instead, the horror flick – a lesbian werewolf movie – debuts at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival next month before it opens in theaters this June.
Starring Jena Malone, Juno Temple and Riley Keough (Lisa Marie Presley’s kid), the flick centers on a group of gay gals who must come to terms with one of them being, well, a werewolf. Think Teen Wolf meets Twilight with Kylie Minogue thrown is at a tattooed lesbian den mother of sorts.
Tonight, we’ll meet Aydian, Greg and Vanessa, a trans man who wants to marry, a closeted student president and a lesbian hoping for family acceptance. The three are featured on a special premiering tonight - It Gets Better(11 p.m.). Named for the groundbreaking anti-bullying campaign that went viral, the special was created by Dan Savage and MTV to explore real-life coming out stories.
“Who knew a single video would turn into a worldwide movement?” asks Savage, who posted the first “It Gets Better” video with his partner more than a year ago. It has since inspired more than 40,000 others to do the same around the world with more than 50 million views.
“The best part is it’s making a difference,” says Savage, who admits that tonight’s premiere is an extension of the viral campaign. “We follow three brave young people who are making it better.”