bestnom1000x50

gay

Latest Articles

012513_82_NIGHT_GEAR_list

Behind the booth

Every weekend needs a good, sweaty Hookup.

By SCOTT KEARNAN  |  January 25, 2013
keep_the_lights_on

Review: Keep The Lights On

Ira Sachs's picture is many things: a snapshot of gay culture at the turn of the century, a brutally personal dramatization of his relationship with author Bill Clegg, a messy look at the realities of addiction, a formally audacious work in the tradition

By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 12, 2012
art_Two_Men_list

A view of gay and lesbian culture at Kymara

The Kymara Gallery, the curatorial project of the ambitious and audacious Kymara Lonergan, is the location of a stirring exhibition titled "Two Loves," containing works from the permanent collection of New York's prestigious Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay a
Sex in public
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  August 24, 2012
Review TheTempermentals

'The Tempermentals' start the revolution

Jon Marans's The Temperamentals (at Lyric Stage through April 28) begins innocently enough: a first date during which a coy couple engages in some flirtatious back-and-forth and plays footsie under a restaurant table.
Secret histories
By MADDY MYERS  |  April 06, 2012
Shapeshifting totems

The Peabody Essex explores Native America

The Cree artist plays his drag show for laughs, but underlying it are serious questions about white genocide of Native American societies, about the stereotyping of Natives, and about gays in America, as well as Native American society.
Totems
By GREG COOK  |  March 30, 2012
Pariah - review

Review: Pariah

Compared to the non-stop trauma of Precious , or even Gun Hill Road , Dee Rees's first feature plays like an episode of The Cosby Show .
Dee Rees's first feature
By PETER KEOUGH  |  January 06, 2012


Review: Tomboy

Review: Tomboy(1)

In this lovely feature from the French filmmaker Céline Sciamma, Laure, a 10-year-old tomboy decides after moving into a new neighborhood, to pretend that she's a boy, Mikael, as a way to fit in with the local kids.
Céline Sciamma's lovely feature
By GERALD PEARY  |  December 02, 2011
Short Take: J. Edgar

Review: J. Edgar

Filmmaker Clint Eastwood, famously Republican, portrays right-wing hero J. Edgar Hoover, the late FBI head, as a self-aggrandizing, conniving bully and mama's boy who broke the law whenever he wanted to bring anyone down.
DiCaprio as right-wing hero J. Edgar Hoover
By GERALD PEARY  |  November 11, 2011
Weekend short take 3

Review: Weekend

This appealing gay-themed drama, written and directed with intelligence by Andrew Haigh, is a British cousin to the American mumblecore movement, as two twentysomething guys meet, have sex, talk, have more sex, have much more chat, and get closer and cl
Gay-themed drama
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 14, 2011
Happy, Happy...

Review: Happy, Happy

First time filmmaker Anne Sewitsky finds a compassionate way to tell a familiar tale of adultery, and she's helped immeasurably by a first-rate acting ensemble, especially the two superlative actresses, whom you could imagine cast in films of the late I
A familiar tale of adultery
By GERALD PEARY  |  September 23, 2011
Glee movie 3

Review: Glee: The 3D Concert Movie

The little TV series with the can-do pipes rolls out a concert tour that's essentially a love-in with its fan base.
First-rate fluff
By TOM MEEK  |  August 19, 2011


original plumbing at midway

Party supplies

Original Plumbing, the New York–based quarterly lifestyle magazine and Web site for trans men and their friends, returns to the Midway this Friday for a queer/trans dance party featuring go-go boys, a photo booth, DJs D'hana and Justincredible, and a mi
Trans Dance Dept.
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  August 12, 2011
TJI shapiro

A friend in need

For the last 15 years, Aliza Shapiro has been the heart and brains of Truth Serum Productions, the rabble-rousing outfit behind the irreverent TraniWreck cabaret.
Community comes together to support Aliza Shapiro
By THOMAS PAGE MCBEE  |  August 05, 2011
Septien; short take

Review: Septien

What can be done with this unhappy home? Enter a self-appointed minister with messianic impulses.
A magnificent exorcism
By GERALD PEARY  |  July 15, 2011
events at Boston Pride 2011

The 2011 Guide To Pride

Seven years of same-sex marriage. Traditionally, that's the amount of time it takes for straight folks to get sick of looking at each other over the breakfast table.
Scratching the seven-year itch
By S.I. ROSENBAUM AND SCOTT KEARNAN  |  June 03, 2011
pault

Review: Paul

American excess replaces the British austerity vibe that defined the Simon-Pegg-and-Nick-Frost-starring genre send-ups Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz in this love letter to Reagan-era Spielberg.
E.T. riff confuses fanboy-baiting references with actual gags
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 18, 2011


ka_t

Review: Kaboom

In the late '80s and early '90s, the subversive "New Queer Cinema," with such filmmakers as Todd Haynes, Gus Van Sant, and Greg Araki, promised a vital gay sensibility in independent film. Since then, Haynes and Van Sant have been absorbed by the mainst
Less a boom than a whimper
By PETER KEOUGH  |  March 04, 2011
020411_Egypt_List

What's gotten into Egypt?

Being a dictator is a tough business. Just ask Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.
Plus, Republicans for same-sex marriage, and trying to kill health-care reform
By EDITORIAL  |  February 04, 2011
020411_Rape_List

Fake gays not protesting IFC-distributed rape film

Last week, I got an e-mail with a real honker of a subject line: "Most Controversial Film — More Dangerous than Wikileaks?"
Epic fail dept.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  February 04, 2011
1005_hurtib_list

The Big Hurt: A big country lesbian pissing match

Reports began to surface recently that a major country star was set to come out of the closet in People magazine. I had high hopes for Chris Gaines, but no such luck.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  May 14, 2010
Eyes-wide-open-thumb

Review: Eyes Wide Open

Though Hair Tabakman’s intense melodrama seethes with eroticism, for most of the film the only flesh on view is the raw meat in Aaron’s (Zohar Shtrauss, who with his beard looks like Dostoevsky) butcher shop in a stark Haredi neighborhood in Jerusalem.
Melancholy spirituality
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010


LGBT050710_PlanB_list

Review: Plan B

In this nuanced moral tale from Argentine director Marco Berger, Bruno is jealous of his ex-girlfriend’s new beau, Pablo, and he’s out to thwart the relationship.
The B is for bisexual
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010
LGBT050710_Owls_list

Review: The Owls

Down-and-out lesbians on the skids, looking for trouble and doomed to end up with blood on their hands — it’s material that’s always worked wonders for tawdry pulp novels and grindhouse flicks.
Birds of prey
By SHAULA CLARK  |  May 07, 2010
LGBT050710_8Mormon_list

Review: 8: The Mormon Proposition

While we were getting decriminalized weed in Massachusetts, a large segment of the population was reeling from the devastating passage of Proposition 8 in California.
Sheds a sad light on Prop 8
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 07, 2010
LGBT050710_City_list

Review: The City Of Your Final Destination

Watching a James Ivory film is like entering a room aglow with plush furniture and exuding tasteful music and promising comfort and a brush with sensuality.
A lazy, lush adaptation
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010
LGBT050710_Children_lsit

Review: Children Of God

Nobody in the Bahamas of Kareem Mortimer’s uneven debut feature seems comfortable with his or her sexuality.
Fear and loathing in the Bahamas
By PETER KEOUGH  |  May 07, 2010


1002_trans_list

We are born this way

About 10 years ago, a young man was on his way to becoming a young woman.
Discovering what it means to be transgender
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  February 26, 2010
Burrito, DeOssie, Boston Will Kill You, Orr and WTF(s)

Burrito, DeOssie, Boston Will Kill You, Orr and WTF(s)


Burrito, Steve DeOssie, Boston Will Kill You, Keith Orr and both WTF Lines are in today's The Sandbox podcast! Listen here! Put us on your...
By Charlie  |  November 23, 2009
0908_cellars-lits

Owing muses

A few days after I graduated from high school, the Internet showed up. "Well," I thought to myself. "That's just fucking great."
Brian King sings his life in Venus As a Boy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  August 28, 2009
ho hos list

Ho-Hos and air guitars

The fact is, most couples argue in the early stages of wedding planning. My partner, Diane, and I are no exception to this rule. Currently, our biggest argument surrounding plans for our wedding is whether or not she can slide into the ballroom during
Planning a same-sex wedding
By JILL BARKLEY  |  August 07, 2009