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Gay History – 1919: The First Gay Movie Was Made Over 100 Years Ago – “Different From The Others” [Video]

We all know there is a HUGE selection of LGBT films out there available to watch. Many are recent while some began to come into mainstream media in the 1990’s.

But is it possible that the first film ever to showcase a gay couple was made over a 100 years ago?

The answer is yes.

A few years ago the UCLA Film and Television Archives discovered a film that was produced in 1919 Germany. During that time in Germany, a Social Democratic government came into power allowing long-standing censorship laws to be lifted. Acting quickly, filmmaker Richard Oswald joined with psychiatrist and gay-rights pioneer Magnus Hirschfeld to write and produce the first gay centered film.

Different From The Others was a 90 minute film centered around a famous violinist and his male student. This was a drama that showed a love affair between the two men. Although the film did not show any sex, it is very clear in the film that the two men were in love. Unfortunately, the film suffered many vicious attacks from the right-wing press calling Oswald a “perverted Jew”.

The complete physical copy of the film was lost except for 40 minutes that Hirschfeld edited into a 1926 documentary about tolerance.

As part of the preservation, the gay and lesbian film festival, Outfest, partnered with UCLA Film and Television Archives has reassembled those 40 minutes based on Oswald’s screenplay.

“To use the term ‘restore’ would be wrong,” says Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the archives. “There’s not enough footage for a real restoration. But what we have put together allows people to experience the remarkable culture that existed in Berlin in the 1920s, which was wiped out, of course, by the Nazis. As far as I know, this is the earliest document we have of gays and lesbians being represented on-screen.”

This is an incredible piece of LGBT history. This may be the first example of LGBT people being depicted in film. This also may be one of the first steps towards the fight for LGBT equality. 

Released in released in 1919 and starring Conrad Veidt and Reinhold Schünzel. you can watch scenes from  Different From Others below:

WATCH The Trailer for Alan Ball's Gay Comedy-Drama "Uncle Frank" [VIDEO]

WATCH The Trailer for Alan Ball’s Gay Comedy-Drama “Uncle Frank” [VIDEO]

Set in the 1970s, Uncle Frank is a road movie about a gay man who confronts his past.

Written and directed by the Six Feet Under and True Blood creator, the film, set in 1973, follows teenager Beth Bledsoe (Sophia Lillis) as she departs her rural Southern town to study at New York University, where her Uncle Frank (Paul Bettany) teaches literature.

Beth soon learns that Frank is gay and living with his partner Walid “Wally” Nadeem (Peter Macdissi). Afterward, a death in the family forces the trio to take a road trip back home and confront past trauma.

Uncle Frank also stars Judy Greer, Steve Zahn, Lois Smith, with Margo Martindale and Stephen Root. It premieres November 25 on Amazon Prime.

Like it or not. The first trailer for Zac Efron's film "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile," in which he plays serial killer Ted Bundy, is here.

Zac Efron’s Ted Bundy Movie “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” Trailer is HERE [Video]

Like it or not. The first trailer for Zac Efron’s film “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” in which he plays serial killer Ted Bundy, is here.

Directed by Joe Berlinger, Efron takes on the creepy role alongside Lily Collins, who plays Bundy’s girlfriend, Liz Kloepfer.

Other stars include “Maze Runner” actress Kaya Scodelario, “Bird Box” actor John Malkovich and “Westworld” actress Angela Sarafyan.

WATCH: The Official US Trailer for BPM (Beats Per Minute) The Portrait of ACT UP-Paris

(ACT UP) – AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power  was not only prevalent in America but was also an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs) during the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medical research and treatment and policies to ultimately bring an end to the disease by mitigating loss of health and lives.

The French movie BPM (Beats Per Minute)  follows a group of  Paris  ACT Up activists battling  for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on sluggish government agencies and major pharmaceutical companies in bold, invasive actions.. Many of them gay and HIV-positive, embrace their mission with a literal life-or-death urgency. Amid rallies, protests, fierce debates and ecstatic dance parties, the newcomer Nathan falls in love with Sean, the group’s radical firebrand, and their passion sparks against the shadow of mortality as the activists fight for a breakthrough.

Next to the United States, France has the highest number of AIDS cases and deaths.

BPM won the Grand Prix at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and is France’s official Oscar® entry for Best Foreign Language Film.

 

“STONEWALL” Movie Releases First Clip: Introducing Marsha P. Johnson, Drag Queen – Video

Stonewall clip Marsha Johnson

 

Roadside Attractions has released a brand new clip from STONEWALL, which features Otoja Abitas as Marsha P. Johnson, the legendary activist and pioneer of the trans movement.

STONEWALL will be released in theaters on September 25, 2015.

I’ll just back out of this post slowly…….

 

WATCH: The EXCLUSIVE Trailer For “London Road” The UK Serial Killer Musical Starring Tom Hardy – Video

Tom Hardy in London Road

 

London Road, is an adaptation of the award-winning National Theatre production about the arrest of Steve Wright, an Ipswich man who was convicted of murdering five sex workers in 2008. Rufus Norris’s film uses the dialogue from the real townsfolk who were interviewed by author Alecky Blythe as they came to terms with the fact that a serial killer had been living in their community.  The movie  is written in verbatim style, meaning the spoken text is reproduced by the performers exactly as recorded in interviews, in this case conducted by Blythe with the residents of London Road and some of the women who worked as prostitutes there, as well as members of the media who gathered in the area to report the news. The lyrics in the musical segments are similarly derived from the interviews as recorded, with the meter, pitch and rhythm of the music following the patterns of the original recorded speech as closely as possible.

Produced by the National Theatre, BBC Films and Cuba Pictures, the movie features Tom Hardy and Olivia Colman in roles of Mark, a taxi driver and Julie, the organizer of Ipswich´s Neighborhood Watch.

 

Eminem aka. Marshall Mathers Comes Out As Gay In “The Interview” – Watch the Video

The international espionage (and real -life) film  The Interview has been released on-line and in certain Theatres.  In the film  Dave Skylark (James Franco) sits down for a chat with Eminem who reveals all his homophobic lyrics over the years have just been a way for him to cope with the fact that he’s gay.

Repeat after me:  “It’s only a movie.”

 

Kirk Cameron Begs For Positive Votes On RottenTomatoes.com Because “Saving Christmas” Ain’t Having a Happy Holiday

Kirk Cameron (whose been on his knees more than any KKKristian out there)  has taken to Facebook to beg his lemming “fans” to  boost the putrid reviews of  his new “Saving Christmas” movie at Rotten Tomatoes by posting false reviews and scores.

“Send the message to all the critics that WE decide what movies we want our families to see!” Cameron posted. “If 2,000 of you (out of almost 2 million on this page) take a minute to rate Saving Christmas, it will give the film a huge boost and more will see it as a result!”

Critics have panned Cameron’s movie with Alonso Duralde of The Wrap writing:  Had “Saving Christmas” run any longer, Cameron would no doubt have found a way to find the divinity in Frosty, Rudolph, the Grinch, peppermint bark, the Elf on the Shelf, frosted cranberry hand soap and Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo. And Peter Sobczynski of RogerEbert.com calling  Saving Christmas “Perhaps the only Christmas movie I can think of, especially of the religious-themed variety, that seems to flat-out endorse materialism, greed and outright gluttony.”

Kirk Cameron: The Nickleback of evangelical Christianity.

 

Kirk Cameron liar

 

James Franco In Talks To Play Self Loathing Ex-Gay Activist Michael Glatze In Gus Van Stat Biopic

James Franco

James Franco is in talks to star in Gus Van Stats upcoming biopic based on the life of gay activist turned ex-gay nutsy religious zealot wacko devotee, Michael Glatze.

Glatz who was at one time the was an award winning gay rights activist and editor of Young Gay America, Glatze found “God” and then claimed that his homosexuality came to him “because I was already weak”. He attributes his sexual “confusion” to the death of his father when he was 13, and his mother when he was 19. He was 14 when he decided he was gay, and 20 when he came out publicly.

In 2004, he launched YGA as a “virtuous counterpart” to adult-oriented gay magazines.

Glatze says he eventually drew his own conclusions about the movement he was leading, which he now says was “a movement of sin and corruption”. He left YGA magazine with the parting words “Homosexuality is death, and I choose life,” left on his computer screen for his colleagues to see. He says that coming out from under the influence of the “homosexual mindset was the most liberating, beautiful and astonishing thing I’ve ever experienced in my entire life.”

The reformed Glatze leaves us under no illusions about his current position on homosexuality:

Gus Van Sant (Good Will HuntingMilk) is on board to produce the $3.5 million movie with shooting scheduled to begin in New York this July, reports the New York Post. 

“Abnormal means “that which hurts us, hurts normal.” Homosexuality takes us out of our normal state, of being perfectly united in all things, and divides us, causing us to forever pine for an outside physical object that we can never possess. Homosexual people – like all people – yearn for the mythical true love, which does actually exist. The problem with homosexuality is that true love only comes when we have nothing preventing us from letting it shine forth from within. We cannot fully be ourselves when our minds are trapped in a cycle and group-mentality of sanctioned, protected and celebrated lust.”

“I was repulsive for quite some time; I am still dealing with all of my guilt. … Now I know that homosexuality is lust and pornography wrapped into one. I’ll never let anybody try to convince me otherwise, no matter how slick their tongues or how sad their story. I have seen it. I know the truth”

Why Van Stat picked this particular self-loathing  ex-gay  racist douchebag to make a movie about is unknown.

Note to Glatze:  You are still repulsive.

FIRST LOOK: Watch The HD Trailer for The “Dallas Buyers Club” – Video

Dallas Buyers Club

Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner and Jared Leto star in director Jean-Marc Vallée’s (The Young Victoria, C.R.A.Z.Y.) take on the true story of accidental AIDS activist Ron Woodruff, whose cross-border smuggling network brought much-needed treatments into the hands of HIV and AIDS patients neglected by the medical establishment.

In 1986, the AIDS crisis was still a misunderstood horror, withering then taking its victims, alarming the public and confounding the doctors who sought a cure. In Texas, Ron Woodruff stood beyond the fear of AIDS. He was clueless. So when this boozing, foul-mouthed, womanizing heterosexual contracted HIV, his response was instinctive: Bullshit.

Dallas Buyers Club draws on his true story. When Woodruff (Matthew McConaughey) is told that he has only thirty days to live, he pleads with a doctor (Jennifer Garner) for what was then an experimental drug, AZT. But he refuses to submit to a clinical trial, so he steals the drug — taking his first dose with a beer chaser and a snort of cocaine. When the AZT dosage makes him sick, he seeks out alternative medicine. Never one to heed rules, Woodruff smuggles unapproved treatments over the border from Mexico. Along the way, he strikes up an unlikely alliance with Rayon, a sleek but troubled drag queen, played with stunning conviction by Jared Leto. The pair teams up to sell treatments to the growing numbers of HIV and AIDS patients unwilling to wait for the medical establishment to save them.

This is a tough portrait of an accidental activist, a homophobe who learns to work with, admire, and even love the gay men that illness brings into his life

Dallas Buyers Club opens November 1st in theatres around the country.