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The Complicated Queer Legacy of “Girl, Interrupted”

The 1999 film cemented Angelina Jolie’s status as a lesbian and bisexual icon. Its own place in the LGBTQ canon is still debatable. http://www.newnownext.com/girl-interrupted-20th-anniversary-angelina-jolie-winona-ryder/12/2019/...
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‘Viral’ Catholic petition against a gay Hallmark Christmas movie turns out to be fake

A Catholic news site launched a petition against a hypothetical Hallmark Christmas movie featuring a same-sex couple and claimed it had gone “viral” with 25,000 signatures. This turned out to not be the case. Last month, Hallmark was widely criticised for not featuring a single LGBT+ character in a leading role in any of the 40 Christmas movies it was releasing for this year’s holiday season. However, executives at Hallmark’s parent company Crown Media told The Wrap that they were “looking at pitches for LGBTQ movies”, and in an interview last...
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Gay-Themed 1967 Robin Maugham Novel ‘The Wrong People’, Once Optioned by Sal Mineo, Finally Being Adapted for Film

The Wrong People, a 1967 novel by Robin Maugham once optioned by actor Sal Mineo, is being adapted for a feature film. Deadline reports: “Arthouse outfit Peccadillo Pictures, the UK’s foremost distributor of LGBT movies, is teaming up on the project with veteran UK screenwriter David McGillivray (Schizo), who has adapted the novel and will make his directorial debut.” The novel’s synopsis, via Valancourt Books: “Set against the seedy backdrop of 1960s Tangier, The Wrong People (1967) is the story of Arnold Turner, a repressed English schoolmaster on holiday in Morocco, where...
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Finn and Poe Won’t Be Romantically Involved in ‘Rise of Skywalker’ But JJ Abrams Says LGBTQ Fans Will Feel Represented

Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and director JJ Abrams threw cold water on hopes that the relationship between characters Finn and Poe would blossom into a romantic relationship in The Rise of Skywalker. Said Isaac to Variety: “Personally, I kind of hoped and wished that maybe that would’ve been taken further in the other films, but I don’t have control. It seemed like a natural progression, but sadly enough it’s a time when people are too afraid, I think, of…I don’t know what. … If they would’ve been boyfriends, that would have...
entertainment]JJ AbramsJohn BoyegaMoviesOscar IsaacStar Warstowleroad

Finn and Poe Won’t Be Romantically Involved in ‘Rise of Skywalker’ But JJ Abrams Says LGBTQ Fans Will Feel Represented

Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, and director JJ Abrams threw cold water on hopes that the relationship between characters Finn and Poe would blossom into a romantic relationship in The Rise of Skywalker. Said Isaac to Variety: “Personally, I kind of hoped and wished that maybe that would’ve been taken further in the other films, but I don’t have control. It seemed like a natural progression, but sadly enough it’s a time when people are too afraid, I think, of…I don’t know what. … If they would’ve been boyfriends, that would have...
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