The first trailer for filmmaker Patrik-Ian Polk’s screen adaptation of the novel Blackbird was released this week. The feature film, adapted from a novel by Lambda Literary award-winning author Larry Duplechan, centers on a charismatic young christian high school student who is grappling with his sexuality and familial tension. The film will close the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in Los Angeles, CA, which runs through February 17, 2014. (more…)
It’s great when one of our favorite queer writers becomes one of our favorite queer musicians. It is like killing two birds with one giant gay stone.
Writer/indie-rocker Brontez Purnell, under his band moniker Young Lovers, has released a new Bob Dylan inspired video for his song “My Tears are Wasted (So Am I).” The song is everything you would expect from Purnell: raw, sincere, and funny.
Next month, Scribner is a releasing a new memoir from activist Sean Strub, Body Counts: A Memoir of Politics, Sex, AIDS, and Survival. The memoir is a detailed accounting of Strub’s personal struggles and triumphs during the height of the AIDS epidemic. (more…)
World AIDS Day, held on December 1st of each year, is “an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.” (more…)
This July, almost a year after his passing, Doubleday is posthumously releasing Rakoff’s first full length novel Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish. The never-before-published book is an expansive, humane, and witty examination of twentieth century America. (more…)
HBO has released a teaser trailer for Steven Soderberg’s Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, based on the autobiographical novel by Liberace’s ex-lover Scott Thorson. The film, like the book, recounts “the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover [Thorson].” The film stars Matt Damon as Thorson and Michael Douglas as Liberace.
In the book trailer for her soon to be released graphic memoir, Calling Dr. Laura (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), illustrator Nicole Georges provides a little background information on her much buzzed about book. (more…)