Peter Knegt. Not for honoring Sean Penn as Harvey Milk, but for actually honoring openly gay people. This year could also find as many as three best pictures helmed by gay men. If he gets nominated for best director, it would be much more monumental because he is African-American than it would be because he is openly gay.
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Lambert, who favors black eyeliner and leather pants, had told Rolling Stone that Mr. This all went down in the same interview in which Mr. But do give him credit for overcoming one of the most common deal-killers in friendships between straight and gay men: the awkward crush. For every sweeping statement one can make about such friendships, there is a real-life counter example to undermine the stereotypes. And as with all friendships, no two are exactly alike.
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On top of the already heavy-handed queer innuendo laced throughout this spectacle is a roster of special guests chockablock with gay icons: Charo, Joan Rivers, K. The aptly named performer, Holiday Heart, takes in a crack-addicted woman and her daughter in an attempt to help get them back on their feet. Disclaimer: We cannot vouch for the caliber of acting in this made-for-TV movie.
These fests are part of a circuit that is a de facto distribution network for many films yet also a place where the very notion of what makes for a gay film is in flux. Especially in light of the uncertainty in the film business in general, and in the independent sector in particular, the business surrounding LGBT filmmaking is surprisingly healthy, with cable television and home video deals still available to a large number of films -- as well as screening fees from many festivals though not Outfest. On the flip side, moving from the gay-fest circuit to theatrical distribution for general audiences remains in many ways a largely unattainable goal for many LGBT filmmakers. People who make gay films in no way are afraid of being called gay filmmakers anymore, but do they want their films to be seen by straight people?