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Showing posts with label Sexuality. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sexuality. Show all posts

Aug 15, 2019

Embrace (2016)


The global issue of body image, associated negative stereotypes and what women can do to improve their physical and mental well-being are the focus of this documentary.

Aug 13, 2019

Jeanne d'Trans (2016)


Documentary explores our traditional gender roles through the experiences of people who challenge them all. Interviews include various Burlesque - artists, female pastor and Europe's only transsexual pro-wrestler who body-slams traditional gender roles in a profession, where the norms of gender are narrowly defined.

Aug 11, 2019

Kiki (2016)


In New York City, LGBTQ youth-of-color gather on the Christopher Street Pier to practice the performance-based art form Ballroom, which was made famous in the early 1990s by Madonna's music video "Vogue" and the documentary "Paris Is Burning."

Aug 8, 2019

Out of Iraq (2016)


In 2004, Ramadi was the most dangerous place on earth and the last place anyone would expect to find love. But that's what happened between an Iraqi translator working for the U.S. and an Iraqi soldier.

Aug 6, 2019

Suited (2016)


Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that caters to a diverse LGBTQ community. Clothier duo Rae and Daniel take a holistic approach to their work, considering each client's personal narrative, which becomes inextricable from the creation of the perfect custom-made suit. From Derek's emotional journey as he prepares for his wedding to Everett, a law student in a conservative environment, or Melissa, who simply wants to look good for a 40th birthday party-the need for well-fitting garments represents deeper issues of identity, empowerment, and the importance of feeling happy in one's body. HBO Documentary Films.

Aug 5, 2019

Abortion: Stories Women Tell (2016)


This documentary gives women a voice in the choices they've had to make regarding their pregnancies.

Jul 30, 2019

After Porn Ends 2 (2017)


The filmmakers delve into society's ongoing stigmas of race, misogyny, and the reality of decreasing opportunities for former VHS box cover stars. For some, their careers in adult entertainment are accepted proudly and without regret. In fact, it seems to have proven to be the pathway to their current happiness and inner peace. For others, however, a career in porn has proven to be a conduit to certain despair as they struggle to find a way to emerge with new careers.

Jul 29, 2019

Dream Boat (2017)


Once a year, the Dream Boat sets sail - a cruise only for gay men. Far from their families and political restrictions, we follow five men from five countries on a quest for their dreams. The cruise promises seven days of sunshine, love and freedom - but on board are also their personal stories, their doubts and uncertainties.

Jul 23, 2019

Camp Beaverton: Meet the Beavers (2013)



Follow the madness of Burning Man through the eyes of Camp Beaverton, the only queer, all women, trans-inclusive, sex positive theme camp set within the experimental art festival found deep within the Nevada desert.

Jul 15, 2019

All in My Family (2019)



As the only male descendant in his Chinese family, Hao Wu was raised with a certain set of expectations - excel at school, get a good job, marry, and have kids. Yet, despite reaching all of these goals, Wu still faces the dilemma of reconciling the ways in which he achieved them with his family's deeply traditional beliefs. Years after coming out to his parents and sister, they continue to grapple with his identity, especially Wu's headstrong but big-hearted mother. But when Wu and his partner bring their young children to China to meet the rest of the extended clan - most of whom are unaware that he's gay - the family must decide how, or if, they'll introduce the thoroughly modern family into the fold. All in My Family paints a heartfelt portrait of how familial love carries and changes across cultures and generations of traditions.

Jun 27, 2019

Transformer (2017)



In the summer of 2015, former US Marine and world record weightlifter Matt "Kroc" Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender. The reaction was universal: her sponsors abandoned her, she was disowned by her parents, banned from competing, and she changed her name to "Janae". This film follows Janae as she attempts to find her place in society.

Jun 24, 2019

TransMilitary (2018)



The 2018 SXSW Audience Award-winning feature film debut by Gabriel Silverman and Fiona Dawson, TransMilitary follows the Emmy-nominated short film Transgender, at War and in Love. Around 15,500 transgender people serve in the U.S. military (notably the largest transgender employer in the U.S.), where they must conceal their gender identity because military policies ban their service. TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals (Senior Airman Logan Ireland, Corporal Laila Villanueva, Captain Jennifer Peace and First Lieutenant El Cook) defending their country's freedom while fighting for their own. They put their careers and their families' livelihoods on the line by coming out as transgender to top brass officials in the Pentagon in hopes of attaining the equal right to serve. The ban was lifted in 2016, but with President Trump now trying to reinstate it, their futures hang in the balance again.

Jun 17, 2019

The Red Pill (2016)



The Red Pill chronicles filmmaker Cassie Jaye's journey following the mysterious and polarizing Men's Rights Movement. The Red Pill explores today's gender war and asks the question "what is the future of gender equality?"

Apr 15, 2019

The Celluloid Closet (1995)


Based on Vito Russo's groundbreaking 1981 work of film history, The Celluloid Closet gathers clips from dozens of mainstream Hollywood films to illustrate how the movies have dealt explicitly -- and more importantly, implicitly -- with gay and lesbian themes. Layered between the clips are interviews with filmmakers whose works have touched on that subject. The popular films of the Golden Age could only hint at homosexuality and often portrayed gays as simpering characters, objects of scorn or merriment, or insidious villains.

With the strictures of the old Production Code loosening, bolder presentations were possible, but often over the objections of studio executives who feared a public backlash against a film that dealt with a long taboo subject.

Among the films discussed are Philadelphia, The Children's Hour, Making Love, Rope, and Spartacus. Gore Vidal, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, and director John Schlesinger are among the film's strongest interview subjects.


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