James Franco Talks Gay Sex in 'Interior. Leather Bar.'

EW interviews James Franco about his recent art film Interior. Leather Bar. set to premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The 40 minute gay S&M film was directed by Travis Matthew and Franco himself, and is said to “blur the boundaries between observer and observed, truth and fiction, delight and pain.” From EW: EW… read more

Writer Tony Kushner on 'Lincoln'

Screenwriter Tony Kushner penned over 100 versions of a scene in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Find out what it was –and how Kushner felt about the end result– here…. read more

Tony Kushner-penned ‘Lincoln’ movie coming this November

Director Steven Spielberg’s upcoming project Lincoln is a film adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearn Goodwin’s novel Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln (2005). Gay playwright/screenwriter Tony Kushner wrote the screenplay over a period of six years, and the president himself is played by actor Daniel Day-Lewis…. read more

14 HIV-Positive Characters in Literature

From Precious to Richard Brown When the HIV pandemic began to garner national attention in the early 1980s, it was met with general hysteria. Tenants believed to have AIDS were evicted from their homes and the Social Security Administration interviewed patients by phone, fearing the virus would be passed to employees through face to face… read more

Book Buzz: Jan 2010

News and noteworthy tidbits from the LGBT writing and publishing community…. read more