Pride 2017: But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)

In the late 90s and early '00s, Natasha Lyonne starred in several offbeat or irreverent films. While I'm partial to the 1998 coming-of-age movie Slums of Beverly Hills, one of her most iconic performances is definitely the lead role of Megan in 1999's But I'm a Cheerleader (dir. Jamie Babbit). Source: IMDb Megan, a cheerleader … Continue reading Pride 2017: But I’m a Cheerleader (1999)

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Pride 2017: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

I'm wrapping up reviews today, starting with The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (dir. Stephan Elliott). Source: IMDb Priscilla stars Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, and Terence Stamp as two drag queens and a transgender woman who go on a road trip across the Australian desert to perform a drag show in a remote resort town. Traveling … Continue reading Pride 2017: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Pride 2017: Saving Face (2004)

As I finish up this review series, I'd like to review one of my all-time favorite LGBTQ-themed films: Saving Face (2004, dir. Alice Wu) Source: IMDb Michelle Krusiec stars as Wil, a successful New York surgeon. Having grown up in a traditional Chinese-American community, Wil is fiercely closeted about being a lesbian and tolerates her mother's matchmaking … Continue reading Pride 2017: Saving Face (2004)

Pride 2017: The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Note: This review will contain some major spoilers, as I don't think I can do it justice without addressing them. But it's a seven-year-old movie, so.... You've been warned. Source: IMDb Critically-praised movies about LGBTQ characters starring A-list actors are something of a rarity, so Lisa Cholodenko's 2010 film The Kids Are All Right is promising … Continue reading Pride 2017: The Kids Are All Right (2010)