A gay week for DVDs — Texas-style

Posted on 07 Feb 2014 at 6:00am

G.B.F. is all about SoCal teens and their fluffy ways of handling romance. But two other films on DVD this week tackle issues in the gay community with a lot more seriousness — and both has a Texas bent. Pit Stop is former Dallas-based filmmaker Yen Tan’s award-winning romance about a tentative romance between two [...]

IN BRIEF: ‘White Frog’

Posted on 07 Jun 2013 at 9:45am

  Nick Young (Booboo Stewart), a Chinese-American teen with Asperger’s, idolizes his big brother Chaz (Glee’s Harry Shum Jr.). Chaz is a popular kid who usually makes time for Nick, though not enough as it turns out: Chaz is killed in a traffic accident, leaving Nick to the demands of his Tiger Father (B.D. Wong) and [...]

DVD and Blu-ray gift ideas: Queer appeal in a box

Posted on 20 Dec 2012 at 12:34pm

Tons of new and classic movies, TV shows and compilations are available, if you’re still looking for a good gift idea for that someone on your list. Here’s our rundown.

DVD REVIEWS: ‘Wilson Phillips: Live from Infinity Hall’ and ‘A MusiCares Tribute to Barbra Streisand’

Posted on 28 Nov 2012 at 10:03am

The musicality in A MusiCares Tribute to Barbra Streisand is almost unquestionable. Despite the packaging, which features Babs’ name and photo in huge letters, this isn’t a concert video of hers

Del Shores gets ‘Sordid’ again

Posted on 05 Oct 2012 at 10:15am

Nobody has made more hay out of the word “sordid” — and its application in Texas — than Del Shores. The Winters, Texas, native has a play, film and TV series called Sordid Lives; released a DVD of his standup earlier this year called My Sordid Life; and now, follows it up with his latest act, [...]

Dallas Video Fest gets a little queer

Posted on 22 Sep 2011 at 5:08pm

The Dallas Video Festival kicked off Wednesday, but they saved the gay content for this weekend. Here are some highlights. For a complete schedule and more information, visit VideoFest.org. Our New Family. Dallas-based documentarians and life partners James Dowell (pictured far left) and John Kolomvakis (pictured near left) have made movies about other gay people [...]

‘The Variants’ season 1 on DVD

Posted on 30 Jun 2011 at 6:09pm

You could make a case that what The Office is to corporate America, The Variants is to quirky small business on the fringe of society: gay-run comic book store. (OK, maybe The Office is just the corporate version of Clerks, but you get the comparison.) The folks at Zeus Comics who created this webseries make fun [...]

Mama rising

Posted on 16 Jun 2011 at 5:11pm

A Southern mom becomes a PFLAG pimp in gay sitcom ‘You Should Meet My Son!’ ANTI MOM | A bigoted mom has a change of heart when she realizes her son is gay, and starts recruiting men for him (including a stripper, Steve Snyder, right) in the DVD release ‘You Should Meet My Son!’ ARNOLD WAYNE [...]

Might we recommend…

Posted on 18 Jun 2009 at 2:13pm

We couldn’t help recall, after reading David Webb’s article "More than just a nightclub" (page 37), the 2006 documentary, "Small Town Gay Bar," which offers insight to a fellowship that we in the big city might take for granted. Filmmaker Malcolm Ingram shows tiny town bars in the Mississippi Bible Belt where lingering homophobia still [...]

Night of the living queers

Posted on 26 Feb 2009 at 10:53am

By Steve Warren Convoluted gay zombie flick surprises with sexy, gory camp UNDEAD GAY TEEN: Otto (Crisfar, left). Andy Warhol meets George Romero, and screws him up the butt, in "Otto; or, Up with Dead People" ($27.99, Strand). Gay Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce ("No Skin off My Ass," "Hustler White") harks back to the days [...]