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“Fathers” – A New Thai Film about Gay Parenting

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

“Fathers” – A New Thai Film about Gay Parenting

AN UPLIFTING FEATURE FILM FROM THAILAND ABOUT SAME-SEX PARENTING, PREMIERING GLOBALLY ON-DEMAND There are so few films out there about gay parenting (“The Kids are All Right” being one of them), so when a fresh take on being gay dads comes out, especially from outside the U.S., we should pay special attention.  And this film doesn’t disappoint. Gay couple Phoon and Yuke want nothing more than to start their own family. Their dream finally becomes a reality when they adopt an abandoned baby boy named Butr, completing their household....

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Review: A.W. Strouse’s “BBC – The Black Boyfriend Compendium”

Posted by on Jan 30, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

Review: A.W. Strouse’s “BBC – The Black Boyfriend Compendium”

A new memoir by occasional IMPACT contributor A.W. Strouse, B.B.C. (The Black Boyfriend Compendium), examines the various (14) black lovers he has had in his life. It was an entertaining read that left me wanting more, in more ways than one. The narrative recalls some of the negative experiences the writer has had with men, and was partly inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis. We see the protagonist change from a young, naïve virgin at the beginning, looking for his first experience as a bottom, to an experienced, somewhat jaded yet still...

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Review: “Merlí”

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017 in Reviews | 0 comments

Review: “Merlí”

Spanish television, in general, is not that great. Sure, La que se avecina is entertaining, and Polonia from Catalunya and Vaya Semanita from the Basque Country are actually much funnier than Saturday Night Live usually is. In fact, until now, I’ve only been able to get into one Spanish series, the horrible yet wonderful Física o química (Physics or Chemistry), a teen soap with 20-something actors playing teenagers and their slightly older teachers. (Some of the episodes are available on YouTube — if you can manage to get past the...

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LGBT Show “Disposable Teens” Nominated for Streamys‏

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

LGBT Show “Disposable Teens” Nominated for Streamys‏

OutliciousTV is pleased to announce season 1 of our LGBT drama series, Disposable Teens, has been nominated for Best Indie Series for the 6th Annual Streamy Awards. The Streamy Awards is an annual awards show honoring the best and the brightest in internet video entertainment. Think Emmys for YouTube/Vimeo. Streamy Award winners will be determined by a group of creators, executives, and other experts in the online video industry. Previous nominees have seen their shows and careers skyrocket after the event. Last year’s event aired on VH1....

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“Talk to Her” (Hable con elle). Another film from Almodóvar’s “A” list.

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

“Talk to Her” (Hable con elle). Another film from Almodóvar’s “A” list.

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is notorious for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at some of the films by this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker. This post is part of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar Project. Talk to Her, the 2002 film from Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, took the director to new heights: the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay — after Spain submitted Los lunes al sol over this brilliant film for consideration in the Best...

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“Bad Education” (La mala educación). One of Pedro Almodóvar’s more popular films.

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

“Bad Education” (La mala educación). One of Pedro Almodóvar’s more popular films.

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is famous for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at some of the films by this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker. This post is part of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar Project. Bad Education, the 2004 film from Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, ranks among my top 5 favourite films ever. I remember going to the Kentucky Theatre in Lexington KY to see this film, which had a NC-17 rating in the States despite no actual...

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“The Christians” by Lucas Hnath. This play is going to haunt me for a very long time.

Posted by on May 2, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

“The Christians” by Lucas Hnath. This play is going to haunt me for a very long time.

Since its premier Off-Broadway in New York in 2015, The Christians has been produced in theaters across the U.S. and U.K.  Neil Ellis Orts recounts his experience with the play in Houston. The only theater pieces I’ve seen more than once are pieces I’ve been in or directed — at least, until The Christians came to The Alley Theatre, here in Houston, Texas. This is not a review. It’s a personal reaction. As a practicing, every-Sunday sort of Christian, theologically educated, and invested in how the church is represented...

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Pedro Almodóvar’s “All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)”

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016 in Reviews | 0 comments

Pedro Almodóvar’s “All About My Mother (Todo sobre mi madre)”

Pedro Almodóvar’s work is famous for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at some of the films by this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker. This is part 2 of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar Project. Winner of both an Oscar and a Golden Globe for “Best Foreign Language Film,” this movie about transformation in various forms transformed Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar’s career forever — and introduced Penélope Cruz to...

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Poison in a Pretty Package. Kathy Baldock Reviews “Gay Awareness” by Landon Schott

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

Poison in a Pretty Package. Kathy Baldock Reviews “Gay Awareness” by Landon Schott

Gay Awareness: Discovering the Heart of the Father and the Mind of Christ on Sexuality by Landon Schott Famous Publishing (March 21, 2016) 312 pages Texas-based, travelling evangelist Landon Schott is certainly not unique in his strongly anti-gay theological and ideological beliefs. His lack of academic integrity and immature reasoning skills alone should render him inconsequential in the conversation about faith as it intersects sexual orientation. Yet he can’t be dismissed because his target market is teens and young adults, in particular,...

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The Almodóvar Project

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016 in Featured, Reviews | 0 comments

The Almodóvar Project

In celebration of the release of Pedro Almodóvar’s 20th film,  Julieta (2016), Pablo Allen Haker takes a look at this internationally acclaimed Spanish filmmaker whose work is famous for depicting strong women, gays, transsexuals, prostitutes, drug addicts and people on society’s margins. This is part 1 of Pablo’s series, The Almodóvar Project. When it comes to modern Spanish film, the first name that pops into everyone’s mind is Pedro Almodóvar.  The name Almodóvar is bound to strike a strong reaction from people in Spain,...

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