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Ryan James Caruthers

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From i-D Magazine:

Photographer Ryan James Caruthers loves a man in heels. In his minimalist images (you can usually count the colors on one hand), he captures the softness of queer masculinity. "My aesthetic is very much about subtlety," he says. "Even if the work isn't directly discussing queerness, these ideas always end up presenting themselves as hints." He began experimenting with analog photography at 14, taking self-portraits in the woods near his childhood home and posting the images on Flickr. "I admired the ability to interact with people who were similar to me even if it was purely on a visual level." One of his standout images is of a young, fresh-faced male model flexing his muscles like a WWE wrestler while wearing a crushed velvet dress. Masculinity and femininity is not an either/or decision, the photo appears to suggest; they exist within each other. And in a world where queer males are frequently forced to choose between top or bottom, femme or masc, that's a poignant statement.

Jameson Fitzpatrick - I Woke Up

and it was political.
I made coffee and the coffee was political.
I took a shower and the water was.
I walked down the street in short shorts and a Bob Mizer tank top
and they were political, the walking and the shorts and the beefcake
silkscreen of the man posing in a G-string. I forgot my sunglasses
and later, on the train, that was political,
when I studied every handsome man in the car.
Who I thought was handsome was political.
I went to work at the university and everything was
very obviously political, the department and the institution.
All the cigarettes I smoked between classes were political,
where I threw them when I was through.
I was blond and it was political.
So was the difference between “blond” and “blonde.”
I had long hair and it was political. I shaved my head and it was.
That I didn’t know how to grieve when another person was killed in America
was political, and it was political when America killed another person,
who they were and what color and gender and who I am in relation.
I couldn’t think about it for too long without feeling a helplessness
like childhood. I was a child and it was political, being a boy
who was bad at it. I couldn’t catch and so the ball became political.
My mother read to me almost every night
and the conditions that enabled her to do so were political.
That my father’s money was new was political, that it was proving something.
Someone called me faggot and it was political.
I called myself a faggot and it was political.
How difficult my life felt relative to how difficult it was
was political. I thought I could become a writer
and it was political that I could imagine it.
I thought I was not a political poet and still
my imagination was political.
It had been, this whole time I was asleep.

When We Rise

The first trailer for the eight-part gay rights miniseries When We Rise has dropped and it seems to be apropos for these politically turbulent times we are currently living in.

The miniseries was written by Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, executive produced by Gus Van Sant (who directed the two-hour premiere episode) and has a star-studded cast including Guy Pearce, David Hyde Pierce, Mary-Louise Parker, Charlie Carver, Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell.


The series “tells the tale of a family of individuals that helped pioneer one of the last legs of the LGBT movement of the 20th century” starting with the 1969 Stonewall Riots.


“It’s been the honor of my life to research and craft these stories of family, diversity and equality over the past three years,” Black said in a statement. “To have collaborators of this caliber sign on to help bring these stories to life is a tremendous vote of confidence, and I hope a testament to the relevancy and necessity of our continued march toward justice for all.”


From the NewNowNext Site

King Cobra

Based on a stranger-than-fiction true story, King Cobra is a deliciously dark, twisted plunge into the behind-the-scenes world of the pornography industry. It’s 2006, YouTube is in its infancy, and internet porn is still behind a paywall. Taking the stage name Brent Corrigan, a fresh-faced, wannabe adult video performer (Garrett Clayton) is molded into a star by Stephen (Christian Slater), a closeted gay porn mogul who runs the skin flick empire Cobra Video from his seemingly ordinary suburban home. But as Brent’s rise and demands for more money put him at odds with his boss, he also attracts the attention of a rival producer (James Franco) and his unstable lover (Keegan Allen) who will stop at nothing to squash Cobra Video and steal its number one star. Co-starring Alicia Silverstone and Molly Ringwald, King Cobra is part delirious, tabloid-shocker satire, part American tragedy.

Começa hoje em Lisboa


Em 2016, o Queer Lisboa – Festival Internacional de Cinema Queer, assinala 20 anos de existência, de 16 a 24 de setembro, com uma edição especial que contemplará uma ampla retrospetiva da obra de Derek Jarman, um dos nomes maiores da história do cinema queer, na Cinemateca Portuguesa.

Abre hoje o Queer Lisboa 20 o filme “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie”, de Mandie Fletcher, a muito aguardada adaptação ao cinema da mediática série de culto britânica, trazendo para o grande ecrã as aventuras da dupla Eddy e Patsy Stone.

Para a sessão de encerramento do Queer Lisboa 20 vai ser exibido, no dia 24 de setembro, no Cinema São Jorge, em estreia nacional, em parceria com a TV Cine & Séries, “Looking: The Movie”, da HBO, realizado por Andrew Haigh, e que serve de capítulo final à série televisiva, transmitida entre 2014 e 2015 e que rapidamente se tornou um fenómeno viral.



Departure is an intimate story beginning at dawn on the first day and ending at night on the sixth, charting the end of a summer, the end of a childhood and the end of an otherwise nuclear family.

BFI presents in association with AMARO FILMS a MOTION GROUP PICTURES and CONNECTIC STUDIO production Written and Directed by Andrew Steggall Produced by Pietro Greppi, Guillaume Tobo and Cora Palfrey Starring Alex Lawther, Juliet Stevenson and Phénix Brossard

A Peccadillo Pictures Release


Queer Lisboa 19 - International Queer Film Festival commercial created by the agency FUEL Lisbon.
Art Director: PEDRO BEXIGA
Executive Producer: PEDRO SILVA

Production Company: KRYPTON
Production Director: ALEXANDRA RIBEIRO
Production: ANA RIBEIRO
Assistant Director: SÉRGIO MATOS

Video Post-Production: LIGHT FILM
PP Video Coordination: NEIA OLIVEIRA


PUTTING ON THE DISH - A short film in Polari from Brian and Karl on Vimeo.

London, 1962. Two strangers strike up a conversation on a park bench about life, sex and the hostile world they find themselves in as gay men. The conversation might be commonplace, but the language isn't, because the two men are speaking in Polari.

Polari was a form of slang spoken by some gay men in Britain prior to the decriminalisation of homosexuality in 1967. Used primarily as a coded way for them to discuss their experiences, it quickly fell out of use in the 70s, although several words entered mainstream English and are still used today.

"In 6 minutes, Brian and Karl’s new short film Putting on the Dish creates a complete environment of the homosexual under Britain’s anti-homosexuality laws." - Julius Kassendorf, The Solute.

"A fantastic short...It’s a poignant scene, made all the more so by our knowledge that this exquisite mode of communication will soon only exist in museums and preservation documents like this film." - J. Bryan Lowder, Slate.

For more about Polari:
To read the screenplay:

Written & Directed by Brian Fairbairn and Karl Eccleston
Maureen: Steve Wickenden
Roberta: Neil Chinneck
Director of Photography: Benjamin Barber
Camera Assist: Antonis Tsiakos
Sound Recordist: Patrick Casey
Sound Mixer: James Wright
Colourist: Jack McGinity
Edit: Brian Fairbairn and Karl Eccleston
Production Assistant: Brad Hoyland
Stills: Chris Parkes


É do Roland Emmerich, eu sei, mas a esperança de que seja bom será a última a morrer. O trailer nem é mau e o cartaz é... dourado. Low expectations are good protections.


STONEWALL is a drama about a fictional young man caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots. Danny Winters (Jeremy Irvine) is forced to leave behind friends and loved ones when he is kicked out of his parent’s home and flees to New York. Alone in Greenwich Village, homeless and destitute, he befriends a group of street kids who soon introduce him to the local watering hole The Stonewall Inn; however, this shady, mafia-run club is far from a safe-haven. As Danny and his friends experience discrimination, endure atrocities and are repeatedly harassed by the police, we see a rage begin to build. This emotion runs through Danny and the entire community of young gays, lesbians and drag queens who populate the Stonewall Inn and erupts in a storm of anger. With the toss of a single brick, a riot ensues and a crusade for equality is born.