The pirate’s life is a hard one indeed. They don’t talk about that enough, do they? The swashbuckling escapades of Jack Sparrow and our other favorite fictional pirates might seem like a boatload of fun, but real pirating is dangerous.Continue reading “‘Our Flag Means Death’ and the Importance of Clear Queerness”
Andrew Ahn tries to find something to relate to in every film or series he works on.Continue reading “‘Fire Island’ Director Andrew Ahn on Queer Relationships and Keeping Up With Pop Culture”
Love doesn’t come easy, especially for queer characters of color. Either we have stories that consists of “coming-of-age” or “coming-out” — both of which are completely fine and beautiful — but there never is a unapologetically queer movie about finding love through the chaos of one hot summer. That is where Andrew Ahn’s Fire Island comes in.Continue reading “‘Fire Island’ is a Queer Rom-Com Take on ‘Pride & Prejudice’”
Because I cannot wait for Kate —
Apple kindly drops Dickinson Season 3 —
The final part of Emily Dickinson/Hailee Steinfeld’s quest for Self —
Director Alice Wu didn’t always think she’d become a filmmaker.
Her first film back in 2005, Saving Face, a romantic comedy about queer Asian American woman, was written as a “love letter” to her mother about Wu’s own coming out to the Chinese American community.
Today is National Coming Out Day. This year I’ve been reflecting on the trending hashtag #QueerSelfLove which emerged in response to the Orlando and LA Pride (attempted) attacks this past summer. It’s an initiative for LGBTQs to reclaim their power and celebrate who they are. It’s a great idea and I’m happy to see so many people have taken to it.
Truth be told, me loving myself has never been the issue when it comes to the systemic oppression I face in my day to day. It also goes without saying that one of the main battlefronts for said oppression is fandom. For me to survive much less thrive, I find myself constantly channeling my patronus. In short, when they come for this Clark Kent, they in turn meet Lucas Trent.
Midnighter Mode in 3…..2……1……..