The theatrical trailer for Bollywood’s first gay romantic comedy Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (“Extra careful of marriage.”) has been released starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Jitendra Kumar.
The movie narrates the story of the central duo, played by Ayushmann and his love Jitendra Kumar and their journey into convincing their parents, the society and themselves to stay together. The comedy film with a powerful message is set to open in theatres on February 21st.
Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend Velvet Buzzsaw is the latest thriller from Nightcrawler’s Dan Gilroy. The movie re-teams Gilroy with actor Jake Gyllenhaal here who plays a snobby gay art critic in Los Angeles (stereotype much?) whose life get weird when some paintings by a virtually unknown artists become a hit. But the creator, and his works, might be more sinister than any of them realize…
The film also stars Rene Russo, Toni Collette, Zawe Ashton, Tom Sturridge, Natalia Dyer, Daveed Diggs, Billy Magnussen, and John Malkovich.
Actress Chloe Sevigny has been working on adapting the biographical tale of the infamous accused Falls River, Massachusetts ax murderess Lizzie Borden since 2010 with screenwriter Bryce Kass, first as a four-hour miniseries with Playtone at HBO and now it has finally come through as a feature length movie for Roadside Attractions titled “Lizzie”.
Set in 1892, “Lizzie” follows the notorious would-be axe murderess Lizzie Borden (Sevigny), who was accused and acquitted of killing her father and stepmother in Fall River, Mass. Kristen Stewart co-stars as Bridget Sullivan, an Irish maid who comes to live with the Borden family and secretly develops an intimate relationship with Lizzie.
The thriller also features Fiona Shaw as Lizzie’s stepmother, Abby Borden; Jamey Sheridan as Lizzie’s father, Andrew Borden; and Kim Dickens as Lizzie’s sister, Emma Borden. Denis O’Hare, Jeff Perry, and Jay Huguley also star.
Billed as a “re-imagining” there has never been any real proof that Lizzie Borden was a lesbian.
Mystery author Ed McBain, in his 1984 novel Lizzie, suggested that Lizzie committed the murders after being caught in a lesbian tryst with Bridget. McBain elaborated on his theory in a 1999 interview, speculating that Abby had caught Lizzie and Bridget together and had reacted with horror and disgust, and that Lizzie had killed Abby with a candlestick. When Andrew returned she had confessed to him, but killed him in a rage with a hatchet when he reacted exactly as Abby had. McBain further speculates that Bridget disposed of the hatchet somewhere afterwards. In her later years, Lizzie had been rumored to be a lesbian, but there was no such speculation about Bridget, who found other employment after the murders and later married a man. Bridget allegedly gave a deathbed confession to her sister, stating that she had changed her testimony on the stand in order to protect Lizzie.
“Lizzie” opens in select theaters on September 14th.
In the upcoming movie Boy Erased, Lucas Hedges,, stars as Nicole Kidman’s gay son who quietly suffers while trying to come to terms with himself. Directed by the actor Joel Edgerton, the cast is rounded out by Russel Crowe, Xavier Dolan, and Cherry Jones
The film deals with the realities of minors being sent to gay conversion therapy (a practice deemed dangerous by the mainstream psychology community, but still perfectly legal in 37 states). Hedges’s character at first seems like the archetypical good Southern teen. His dad is a preacher, he’s a high school basketball star who catches the eye of the cheerleaders, and seems to be quite popular. Yet through his nervous glances at boys with chiseled cheekbones and hunky models in cologne ads, we’re led to believe he’s harboring a secret. After tearfully confessing his interest in men to his shocked parents, it’s off to therapy with him, played by Cherry Jones, tells him there’s nothing wrong with him but that’s apparently not good enough for his father, so Hedges winds up in a gay conversion therapy camp that is horrible, dark, and abusive.
Bohemian Rhapsody is an upcoming biographical drama film written by Anthony McCarten. It focuses on a 15-year period from the formation of Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury up to their performance at Live Aid in 1985, six years before Mercury’s death. The film stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Ben Hardy, Gwilym Lee, Joseph Mazzello, Allen Leech, and Lucy Boynton in supporting roles.
The trailer for The Walking Dead season 8 was released yesterday, first shown to the audience in Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con.
All-out war continues between the Saviors and Rick and his crew is teased in the trailer, including, of course, zombies, zombies, and more zombies, some strangers to us and others bearing a distinct resemblance to characters we know. Michonne is still alive, staring angrily in a car and Rick looking worried. T
in the second half of the trailer, we hear Rick give a wartime speech: “That bigger world is ours, by right. Those who use and kill, we end them. Everything we’ve beaten, everything we’ve endured, everything we’ve risen above, everything we’ve become — no matter what comes next, we’ve won. We’ve already won!”
The Walking Dead season 8 is set to air on AMC on October 22nd.
A Wrinkle in Time is based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Madeleine L’Engle. The film stars Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling, Storm Reid, Zach Galifianakis, and Chris Pine.
The trailer dives into one of literature’s most seminal and surreal science fiction stories, following Meg (Reid) as she defies the laws of space and time in order to find her father (played by Chris Pine), a brilliant scientist who caught the attention of some seriously nefarious forces. We also get glimpses of Witherspoon as “Mrs. Whatsit,” Kaling as “Mrs. Who,” and Oprah as “Mrs. Which.”
With A Wrinkle In Time, DuVernay officially became the first African-American woman to direct a movie with a budget over $100 million.
A Wrinkle in Time will be released nationwide on March 9, 2018.
Before the latest installment of Marvel universe comic character movie “Logan” which opened this weekend , a comedic teaser for the much-anticipated Deadpool 2 was debuted.
In the teaser Wade Wilson, encounters a man getting mugged. Like Superman, he jumps into a phone booth to change into his Deadpool suit–but…well, watch the video to see how it turns out and Ryan Reynolds butt imprint. Stan Lee even shows up.
SeattlePI’s Daily Dish dropped a big gay spoiler about the upcoming sequal My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, which is set for release on March 25.
Screenwriter and star Nia Vardalos said she wanted to honor the gay people in her own family so in MBFGW2 with ‘N Sync member Joey Fatone, who plays the brother of Gia Carides comes out as gay.
“Our gay and lesbian brethren and sisters are 10 per cent, if not more, of the population. When my cousins came out, the love that came at them was so intense and unconditional that I thought, ‘This is my chance to put a little message in of acceptance’
Joey Fatone commented on his “coming out”:
“It was quite an honor for Nia to give me something like that, because not many people see the non-comedy side of me and to have to deliver something like that – telling your parents you are gay – it’s a tough thing…It was an exciting thing to do and it’s from life experience – one of my best friends, him coming out…” (Lance Bass)
Go Nia and Joey!
I hope we get a Connie & Carla 2 next. Although I don’t know how that can be any gayer than the original.