With each passing year, despite good intentions, the Gay and Lesbian Film Festival doesn't so much celebrate queer innovation as illustrate the deepening crisis in gay filmmaking. The 12th annual edition, though noticeably streamlined (down to about 150 features and shorts from 200-plus last year), remains rife with the platitudinous complacency that has become the hallmark of gaysploitation—the breed of gay film (predominantly American) that favors postures over ideas, titillation over eroticism, anodyne affirmation over thoughtful provocation. After the idiosyncratic, pioneering queer films of the late... More >>>