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WATCH: Help Lesbian Short 'Camp Belvidere' Make it to Completion - SheWired

WATCH: Help Lesbian Short 'Camp Belvidere' Make it to Completion - SheWired | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

Out New York filmmaker Astrid Ovalles is spending the last chunk of her summer working to finish Camp Belvidere, a high-quality short film that explores the relationship...

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The Trailer for HBO's 'Looking' Finale Has Arrived: WATCH

The Trailer for HBO's 'Looking' Finale Has Arrived: WATCH | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
The finale of HBO's series Looking is premiering at the end of July but a first trailer for the special has arrived, and provides a lot to speculate on
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Kinky Boots cast including performs song in support of transgender bathroom rights

Kinky Boots cast including performs song in support of transgender bathroom rights | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
The Tony Award-winning show centers around a shoe-making company and a drag queen. Cyndi and Harvey Fierstein re-wrote the show's final number to include lyrics that protest bathroom bills.
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How a ‘Lesbian Suicide Musical’ Was Branded as a Feel-Good Broadway Hit

How a ‘Lesbian Suicide Musical’ Was Branded as a Feel-Good Broadway Hit | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
How a shrewd marketing effort branded Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir, which deals with suicide and sexual identity, as a feel-good musical
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‘Viva’ Puts Cuba’s LGBT Culture in the Spotlight

‘Viva’ Puts Cuba’s LGBT Culture in the Spotlight | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
With the recent thaw in Cuba-U.S. relations and notable progress Cuba seems to be making on LGBT rights, the new film “Viva” is arriving to theaters at an opportune time.
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The film tells the story of Jesus (Héctor Medina), a young hairdresser working at a nightclub in Havana that showcases drag performers. Jesus wants to be a performer himself, and his mentor, Mama (Luis Alberto García), encourages him to take the stage. When Jesus’s estranged father Angel (Jorge Perugorría) suddenly reenters his life, father and son clash, struggling to accept and understand one another.

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Queer Commitment: Netflix's LGBT-inclusive Content

Queer Commitment: Netflix's LGBT-inclusive Content | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
If ever there’s one area where Netflix can comfortably beat its more traditional TV-based competitors, it’s in the representation it gives to LGBT characters.
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As if it weren’t enough that the streaming giant’s catalogue is crammed with an array of LGBT films and television shows, both recent and classic, Netflix’s original content is also rife with characters that represent various aspects of the queer spectrum. From the outrageous, flamboyant Titus Andromedon in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, to the intense relationship between Piper and Alex in Orange Is the New Black, to the entire main cast of Sense8, Netflix and its creators have committed to an array of depictions of LGBT people, both comical and serious. We highlight nine series by Netflix that showcase LGBT characters.

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'I will survive!': Australia's 10 best LGBT films

'I will survive!': Australia's 10 best LGBT films | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
From The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert to 52 Tuesdays, the features and documentaries that put LGBT stories on the big screen
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OUT Web Fest – LGBT Web Film Festival Los Angeles

OUT Web Fest – LGBT Web Film Festival Los Angeles | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

Based in Hollywood, California, their mission is to provide the opportunity for all LGBTQ content creators to connect with the global community and celebrate the progressive evolution of queercentric entertainment.

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They showcase and highlight the best of contemporary and undiscovered LGBTQ actors, directors, and producers across the vast digital landscape. OUT Web Fest celebrates its 1st annual event May 6th & 7th, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. As Hollywood’s premier LGBTQ short-form digital festival, this uniquely diverse event brings together a global community of creators, producers, and viewers to engage in a series of programming that celebrates the cultural significance of this emerging and revolutionary medium.

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They showcase and highlight the best of contemporary and undiscovered LGBTQ actors, directors, and producers across the vast digital landscape. OUT Web Fest celebrates its 1st annual event May 6th & 7th, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. As Hollywood’s premier LGBTQ short-form digital festival, this uniquely diverse event brings together a global community of creators, producers, and viewers to engage in a series of programming that celebrates the cultural significance of this emerging and revolutionary medium.

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The Mystery of James Franco: Inside His Manic Days and Sleepless Nights

The Mystery of James Franco: Inside His Manic Days and Sleepless Nights | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
James Franco is working on a dozen movies, teaching film, writing a novel – and still has time to paint hummingbirds. Read our candid cover story.
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Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man

Sex Tips For Straight Women From A Gay Man | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

Perfect date night or girl's night out! In this hilarious new three-character comedy based on the best-selling book of the same title, audiences are welcomed into a fun-filled world of foolproof moves and insider advice that could only be culled from that most insightful of individuals: the gay man.

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The play is set at a local university auditorium where the English Department holds its monthly meet the authors event.  Robyn is the shy and studious moderator of the event and this month's featured author is Dan Anderson of Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man.  The third character is a hunky stage assistant of Eastern European descent, Stefan.

Thwarting Robyn's attempts to moderate a scholarly discussion of the book, Dan aims to entertain those in attendance with a highly theatrical, audience-interactive sex tip seminar.  Will the power of Dan's tips prove too titillating for even Robyn to resist?  Will Stefan's muscles be used for more than moving heavy scenery?  As with everything at this event...that is for Dan to know, and you to find out!

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Paris 05:59 (Theo et Hugo) - Gay Movie Review

Paris 05:59 (Theo et Hugo) - Gay Movie Review | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
French gay film, Paris 05:59 (Theo et Hugo dans le meme bateau) captures the essence of what it's like to be a young gay guy in love in Europe today.
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VIDEO: Top 10 GAY Indian Films!

Like Bollywood films, the gay characters in them too are far from real. The mainstream movies invariably show a caricature in the name of LGBT or homosexual ...

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Must-See: 12 Queer Films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Must-See: 12 Queer Films at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
The Sundance Film Festival continues to be a platform for LGBT visibility. Learn more and get updates about Movies at Out magazine.

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Long Beach QFilms to Host Exclusive Screening of HER STORY, a Milestone LGBTQ Media Series

Long Beach QFilms to Host Exclusive Screening of HER STORY, a Milestone LGBTQ Media Series | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

If you missed out on The Long Beach QFilms Festival in September, or you didn’t miss out and you just can’t get enough, organizers have announced that an exclusive screening of the first full season of Her Story will be shown at the Art Theatre on Saturday, January 9 at 12:30PM, in partnership with the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA).

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Joanna Lumley reveals her Absolutely Fabulous alter-ego Patsy Stone is transgender

Joanna Lumley reveals her Absolutely Fabulous alter-ego Patsy Stone is transgender | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
There have long been slight references to her being a man - and now Joanna Lumley has revealed that her Ab Fab character, Patsy Stone is transgender.
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Grace and Frankie is the secret weapon in Netflix's comedy lineup

Grace and Frankie is the secret weapon in Netflix's comedy lineup | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
Netflix’s programming landscape has changed a great deal in the year between Grace and Frankie’s first and second seasons. It became one of Netflix’s first original comedies when it premiere
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Peccadillo Pictures to tour the UK with a line-up of LGBT films this summer

Peccadillo Pictures to tour the UK with a line-up of LGBT films this summer | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
Peccadillo Pictures, the leading film distributor for LGBT films in the UK, is taking a selection of the best contemporary LGBT films from around the world on a nationwide roadshow festival called POUTfest. From June to September, a provocative and entertaining selection of international feature films and brand new British gay short films will be touring cinemas up and down the country prior to some receiving theatrical releases.
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Steve Buscemi Says His LGBT Gang Doc 'Check It' is a Call to Action

Steve Buscemi Says His LGBT Gang Doc 'Check It' is a Call to Action | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
Steve Buscemi's Olive Productions is shopping a documentary at The Tribeca Film Festival that centers on the unlikely intersection of two American subcultures: LGBT youth and gang violence.
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'Briefs' festival of LGBT plays celebrates milestone and explores transitions

'Briefs' festival of LGBT plays celebrates milestone and explores transitions | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
St. Louis’ annual “Briefs” festival of LGBT plays is toasting its success this weekend.
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During the event’s five years, audiences have grown and the festival has moved into a larger space. The number of  submissions has increased, and more esteemed playwrights and actors are participating. This year’s playwrights include Kansas native James Still, who was nominated twice for a Pulitzer Prize and three times for an Emmy Award

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Caitlyn Jenner will join the cast of the acclaimed Amazon streaming series 'Transparent' for the show's third season

Caitlyn Jenner will join the cast of the acclaimed Amazon streaming series 'Transparent' for the show's third season | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

Caitlyn Jenner is joining the cast of the acclaimed Amazon streaming series "Transparent."

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Guy Pearce Will Play Cleve Jones In Dustin Lance Black's LGBT Rights Miniseries

Guy Pearce Will Play Cleve Jones In Dustin Lance Black's LGBT Rights Miniseries | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
Guy Pearce, still adored as sassy Adam in the groundbreaking 1994 comedy The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, will star as legendary activist Cleve Jones in the LGBT rights miniseries that has the potential to be our Roots.  As pe...
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Top seven LGBT movies from the Miami International Film Festival

Top seven LGBT movies from the Miami International Film Festival | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
Read about the top seven LGBT films shown at the 2016 Miami International Film Festival
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Now that the crowds have wound down at the ticket booths and the 2016 Miami International Film Festival is history, it is time to look back at some of the winning LGBT films at this year’s festival.

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America’s Catholic League has published an advert calling for cancellation of gay sitcom

America’s Catholic League has published an advert calling for cancellation of gay sitcom | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it
America’s Catholic League has used an advertisement in the New York Times to urge the ABC television network to cancel a new sitcom based on the life of a gay activist.
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The League, a campaign group which describes itself as a Catholic civil rights organisation, says its mission is to defend the Church from “slanderous assaults” in the media. It took out the ad in protest at the broadcast of The Real O’Neals, a series about a gay teenager growing up in a close-knit Catholic family in Chicago. The first episode is due to be screened on Wednesday night.

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Aligarh Movie Trailer receives "A" Certificate from Censors Because of 'Adult Concept of Homosexuality'

Aligarh Movie Trailer receives "A" Certificate from Censors Because of 'Adult Concept of Homosexuality' | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

The trailer of Hansal Mehta’s upcoming movie Aligarh, which deals with the real life story of Aligarh Muslim University’s gay professor Dr.

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FCB Toronto & Chicago's Beautiful Film Aims to Legalize Gay Marriage

FCB Toronto & Chicago's Beautiful Film Aims to Legalize Gay Marriage | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

Agencies collaborate with director Ben Flaherty to launch touching PFLAG Canada spot

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'Carol' Interview: Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy

'Carol' Interview: Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy | LGBT Movies, Theatre & FIlm | Scoop.it

Playwright and screenwriter Phyllis Nagy talks to us about a busy awards season, Carol and the state of LGBT cinema.

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