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Blog on queer issues, with movie reviews and philosophical musings.
Blog on queer issues, with movie reviews and philosophical musings.

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Queer Review: Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens Director: J.J. Abrams Writers: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, and Michael Arndt. Based on characters created by George Lucas. Cast: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isa...

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Deadpool or Who Was On First, First?
A new Deadpool movie is coming out, and the filmmakers are promoting this as the "first" queer superhero movie. Now personally I've never read the Deadpool comic books. In fact the only comic book or rather, graphic novel, that I've ever read is Watchmen ....

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Queer Review: Dear White People (2014)
Dear White People Director: Justin Simien Writer: Justin Simien Cast: Tyler James Williams, Tessa Thompson, Kyle Gallner, Teyonah Parris, Brandon P Bell, Brittany Curran, Justin Dobies, Dennis Haysbert, Peter Syvertsen Overview A comedy about a group of bla...

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Queer Issue: On the Upcoming Stonewall Film and the Absence of Historical Transgender or Transsexual Characters on Film
By now, the fact that the soon to be released Stonewall movie directed by Roland Emmerich minimizes the contributions of transgender women of color and that key figures such as Sylvia Rivera and Miss Major are entirely absent, is fairly well known. However ...

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Queer Review: The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix Directors: The Wachowskis (Credited at the time as The Wachowski Brothers) Writers: The Wachowskis (Credited at the time as The Wachowski Brothers) Cast: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Gloria Foster, Joe Pantoli...

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Fury Road: Mad Max Reboot or Remake of Communist Manifesto?
(Mild spoilers ahead) So, my partner and I saw Mad Max Fury Road last night in the theater. It was pretty spectacular, even compared to other spectacular works of epic epicness. Right now there are more than a few people out there pointing out that there ...

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Queer Review: 50 Shades of Grey (2015)
50 Shades of Grey Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson Writer: Kelly Marcel. Based on the novel by E.L. James. Cast: Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, Eloise Mumford, Victor Rasuk, Marcia Gay Harden Overview In spite of what has been written about 50 Sha...

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Queer Review: Get on the Bus (1996)
Get on the Bus Director: Spike Lee Writer: Reggie Rock Bythewood Cast: De'aundre Bonds, Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Richard Belzer, Gabriel Casseus, Albert Hall, Hill Harper, Harry Lennix, Bernie Mac, Wendell Pierce, Roger Guenveur Smith, Isaiah Washington, Stev...

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Logic, The Bible, and Anti-LGBTQ Discrimination Laws.
1) Given: (D) The existence of laws allowing business owners to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals. Assume: (d) The existence of business owners who actually wish to discriminate against LGBTQ individuals. 2) Given: (S) In The Bible, it is stated that J...

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Queer Review: Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Jupiter Ascending Directors: The Wachowskis Writers: The Wachowskis Cast: Mila Kunis, Channing Tatumn, Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne, Douglas Booth, Tuppence Middleton Overview Jupiter Ascending is a mess and not in a good way. This represents the weakest entr...
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