Category: Film

Liz Baxter’s Short Film “Female Connection” Explores Vulnerability in Love

Liz Baxter’s Short Film “Female Connection” Explores Vulnerability in Love

By Jasmine Lowe
Female Connection is a short film directed by Adrienne Levy and written by Liz Baxter, the first openly lesbian contestant on Love Connection. The short, which was inspired by personal experiences, creatively explores the beauty of falling in love, allowing oneself to be vulnerable, and being able to put yourself out there.

Review: Game Girls

Review: Game Girls

By Jasmine Lowe Game Girls is the second documentary by Polish director, Alina Skrzeszewska. The story starts out by chronicling the lives of a Black lesbian couple living in Downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood. We are introduced to Teri Rogers, who is seen managing her mental illness by attending a women’s group, and Tiahna…

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“With a Kiss I Die”: Romeo and Juliet as a Queer Vampire Love Story

“With a Kiss I Die”: Romeo and Juliet as a Queer Vampire Love Story

By Jasmine Lowe We imagine the deaths of the two young star-crossed lovers of William Shakespeare’s tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, as a cautionary tale for their two feuding families to choose love over hatred. It’s the couple’s love that reconciles the ongoing dispute and stands as one of the greatest romance stories of all time.…

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“Room to Grow” Beautifully Documents Growing Up Queer

“Room to Grow” Beautifully Documents Growing Up Queer

By Camille Elston I’m not religious, but even I have to admit that sometimes the universe works in mysterious ways. I hadn’t planned on seeing “Room to Grow,” but I’m immensely happy that I got the chance. “Room to Grow” is a beautiful REVRY original film by directors Matt Alber & Jon Garcia documenting the triumphs,…

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Afterellen Supports Scarlett Johansson: Here’s Why That’s Problematic

Afterellen Supports Scarlett Johansson: Here’s Why That’s Problematic

By Camille Ora-Nicole Just in case you haven’t heard, Scarlett Johansson has taken yet another role that she should have thought twice about. This time, she’s playing a trans character in the upcoming film “Rub Tug.” Even better, she’s also producing it! Oh ScarJo. via GIPHY Since that news has been revealed, there has been…

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Ten Films You Oughta Get Acquainted To

Ten Films You Oughta Get Acquainted To

By Jasmine Lowe Looking for LGBTQ+ films to watch on your day off? Check out the following list of 10 films with queer representation. 1. Moonlight Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight is a beautiful cinematic masterpiece and significant film feature representation of black gay men. The film was an adaption of a short play by Tarrell Alvin…

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Freak Show

Freak Show

Freak Show is the fantastically inclusive coming of age story that follows the lead teen character who identifies as a “gender obliterater.” The comedic drama based on the novel of the same name by James St. James, looks hilarious and amazing just from watching the film’s preview. Actor Alex Lawther, plays Billy Bloom, a cross-dressing…

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