The Lauras is a fine work of literature that combines coming of age with a mother's journey. Taylor's writing exposes the very heart of the matter which is sometimes not clear at all. It is an absorbing read, I will pass it along and probably read it again.
Finished watching Fruitvale Station about 20 minutes ago and I am wowed.
The story was presented with as much humanity as I have ever witnessed in a film. We weren't sold on Oscar's reformation, we were offered his humanness. And has a film ever had such a powerful final scene? Nope, Fruitevale Station wins that prize.
I am hearing more and more tales of seniors in our LGBTQ community, who are in dire straits. I have a few opinions about that.
A generation of people, who broke down barriers, stepped to the front, changed things for our community, are aging and many are without resources. As I listen to the stories, I hear loads of self accusation for not working and plans to get employed to take care of themselves, when frankly, because of age and physical limitations, that is impossible.
GQ takes a look at being GAY in Putin's Russia and it is bad news.
As I read the article, I kept remembering an interview I did with filmmaker Heather Lyn McDonald, who did 2 films about being GAY in Russia: Kitchen Stories USSR and Kiev Blue. Unfortunately, things have not changed for the better since the days McDonald made her films.