BY Gwen Berumen in Movies on Jun 30, 2014 |
Why do so many romantic comedies and Disney films end with marriage? What is about this ceremony that makes it the ultimate happy ending?
Documentary filmmaker Doug Block answers this plus more in the documentary 112 Weddings. Over the past couple decades; Block had filmed weddings in his free time in order to make some extra cash between documentaries. Using some of this footage as well as new footage that showcases some of the couples (and not-so-couples) after ... Read More
Prepare to welcome Beyoncé into your home once again, Beyhive! Following her outrageously successful Life Is But a Dream, where she garnered HBO its biggest documentary premiere since 2004, Beyoncé is partnering with HBO once again. Luckily, for those of us who weren’t fortunate enough to be graced with Queen Bey’s presence in person at "The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour", she’s releasing Beyoncé: X10.This ... Read More
BY Elle Brosh in Movies on Jun 18, 2014 |
In August of 2006, a group of African American lesbian women went out for a night on the town in NYC's Greenwich Village area, a well-known historical landmark and haven for the LGBTQ community... or so these women thought. Proud spirits quickly vanished after an instance of homophobic street harassment was initiated by an older man. The threats quickly escalated, resulting in the attempted strangling of two women and then the stabbing of the perpetrator. Although ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen in Movies on Jun 10, 2014 |
In the summer of 2006, seven young women violently defended themselves from an anti-gay bigot in New York City's Greenwich Village. Or so they claim. The male perpetrator, or victim depending on which version of the story you read, says he was unreasonably attacked by a gang of angry lesbians. Four of the seven were eventually convicted, with two facing pending sentencing appeals.
Inspired by the headlines, the new documentary Out in the Night tells the ... Read More
BY Mary Rockcastle in Movies on May 12, 2014 |
Part of being a human is accepting that your parents will die. When you are a woman and you have the typical strong bond with your mother, the idea of losing her can seem Earth-shattering. I know my mom is the most important woman in my life, and the idea of going just a few days without her strange texts seems crazy.
But not all of us get to keep the things we cherish. When death strikes us we are almost always unprepared, and it leaves us feeling hopeless and ... Read More