New Yorks LGBT film festival, NewFest, turns 20 this year, and proves that gay film is growing upmostly. Last nights opening featured the gay-star-studded teen comedy Tru Loved, director Stewart Wades cheeky story about a California high-school girl with two moms . . . and two dads. Curious? Catch tonights screening of Bi the Way, a pop-culture-informed investigative doc about bisexuality, with commentary by Dan Savage and the Voices Michael Musto. On Saturday, relive gay nightlifes glory days with SqueezeBox!, the documentary by Zach Shaffer, Steve Saporito, and Sean Pierce on the dirty, draggy party at Don Hills that spawned John Cameron Mitchells character Hedwig. Also of note, if only for audacity alone: the continuance of the miserable Another Gay Movie franchise with Another Gay Sequel: Gays Gone Wild!
June 6-15, 2008