The star tells me about being in all of the movies, period
"I think I'm done with the sad-gay man drama," writes film critic John DiLeo in his new book of essays. Mind you, DiLeo raved about Brokeback Mountain, loved Sean Penn's performance in Milk, and admired a lot about A Single Man. But he's right in pointing out that it would be nice to also have mor ... More >>
Sirius OutQ's Frank DeCaro and Doria Biddle made it to "the Dinah," the heavily-lesbianed event in Palm Spings this past weekend. And they generously sent me photos of the celesbian action, especially at a saphically feisty dodgeball event which proved that no one knows how to dodge balls better th ... More >>
With lesbian sex not only accepted but boring, what's left to outrage?
The Amoralists return with another dose of that thing they do
Rising star Mia Wasikowska had a great year in 2010, as the title character in Tim Burton's eye popping Alice in Wonderland and as the inquisitive daughter in The Kids Are All Right. And Mia isn't exactly M.I.A. this year either. She stars in Cary Fukunaga's melancholy, effective version of ... More >>
Courtesy ABCAnd now for the awards portion of the evening! Full disclosure: the three of us have seen only five of the Best Picture nominees. Not that it matters. So:
The big LGBT movie at the Oscars this year isn't Winter's Bone, though that sounds mildly provocative. It's The Kids Are All Right, about lesbian partners who develop a rift when one of them sleeps with their old sperm donor.You know, a man. And lesbian comic Judy Gold thinks it's bullshit!
The kids are not all right
In: Portman and Franco. Out: Moore and Wahlberg.
Well, not sexually. I don't think. I'll let her do the explaining. At last night's New York Film Critics soiree, Annette accepted the Best Actress honor for The Kids Are All Right in which she and lover Julianne Moore have kids via sperm donor Mark Ruffalo.
Colin FirthHere it is: Unfounded, un-called for, and way too early. Best Actor nominees will surely include Colin Firth (The King's Speech), James Franco (127 Hours), and Robert Duvall (Get Low). Firth is the favorite to win right now, especially since he was so good in A Single Man last ye ... More >>
Yes In My Backyard is a semiweekly column showcasing MP3s from new and emerging local talent. Silent Movies (out now September 28, via Pi) is a gorgeous and insular detour for downtown guitar visionary Marc Ribot, a dude best known for frenetic Tzadik -endorsed aggro-jazz, wild excursions wi ... More >>
The writer-director takes his suburban pathos and personal anxiety to the Sunshine State
In case you missed my scintillating column this week -- and there's no decent reason why you should have -- let me drag out a part of it that deals with the acclaimed lesbian family dramedy The Kids Are All Right. I write about "one plot aspect that initially made me queasy in my pants. (Sp ... More >>
Jibz Cameron's hot at the Hot! Festival. Plus The Kids Are All Right and Kisses
Here's a hilarious video I did for movieline.com, asking opening day customers who just saw the lesbian family dramedy The Kids Are All Right whether Annette Bening should stick with Warren Beatty or run off with Julianne Moore. The answers I got will add some extra zing to your potpourri. And c ... More >>
It may not be the summer of love (in fact, we're pretty sure it isn't), but that doesn't mean that you can't spend the next two months "jamming to the familiar hiss of hippie crack." In this week's cover story, John H. Tucker goes inside the Nitrous Mafia, a surprisingly organized group made ... More >>
In this week's Village Voice, our cover story is on the Nitrous Mafia, the gas-fueled drug gang that is terrorizing music festivals up and down both coasts. Elsewhere, Rob Harvilla talks with OutKast's Big Boi on the long-delayed occasion of the release of Sir Lucious Left Foot, Jessica Hoppe ... More >>
Bening and Moore have got their lesbian shtick down.
Two moms, two kids, and a sperm donor make one all-American movie
In this week's Village Voice, a (literally) bleeding-heart story: Julia Amparo-Alvarado, an illegal Guatemalan immigrant who escaped her country's internal strife for a better life, isn't well. The figurative nature of enlarged and battered heart manifested in the physical form. And now, beca ... More >>
Courtesy Def-Jam Records In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla marvels at the brilliant stupidity of r&b lothario The-Dream. Theon Weber examines the calculated rebellion of Miley Cyrus. Jesse Serwer reports on the Great Dancehall Freeze-Out of 2010, during which many of Jamaica's biggest act ... More >>
About making a traditional (lesbian) domestic comedy for the sperm-donor age
(But only adoption.)