LGBTQ Tag Archive

Music

Christian Goue Combines Burning Desire With Mythic Iconography in Julez Lorenzo Music Video ‘Static Signal’

Christian Goue tells DN how he melded his cinematic style with Julez Lorenzo's musical sensibility for their secret desire-laden music video.

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Live Action

Joseph Amenta Tells a Tale of Personal Refuge Within Kiki Ballroom Culture in LGBTQ Short ‘Haus’

Joseph Amenta discusses the research they did into the Kiki Ballroom scene in order to create a faithful representation of community.

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Documentary

Cherish Oteka Finds the Intimate Heart of a Poignant Story of Institutional Racism in ‘The Black Cop’

Cherish Oteka explains how they used classic documentary hardware & a retrospective 4:3 aesthetic to tell an unflinching story of racism & identity.

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Art & Fashion

Varsha Panikar & Saad Nawab Create a Portrait of Tender Intimacy in Visual Poem ‘Bodies of Desire’

Varsha Panikar and Saad Nawab discuss the intimacy workshops they conducted to get their non-actor performers ready for their intimate short.

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Live Action

An Eventful Evening Causes an Emotional Collision in Fraser Scott’s Examination of Grief ‘Fart Car’

Fraser Scott describes how he worked with actor Michael Ahomka-Lindsay to create the tender central performance of his monologue drama short 'Fart Car'.

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Music

Lovers Are Separated Yet Together in Andzej Gavriss’ Defiant LGBTQ Music Video ‘We Will Become Better’

Andzej Gavriss describes the challenges he faced in bringing his pro-LGBTQ music video 'We Will Become Better' to fruition in Russia's homophobic society.

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Live Action

Awkward Encounters Abound in Emma Seligman’s Short to Feature Comedy of Chaos ‘Shiva Baby’

Emma Seligman describes the process of adapting her NYU thesis short into debut feature 'Shiva Baby', a comedic examination of colliding personas.

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Music

Filip Zaluska Tells a Tragic Love Story That May or May Not Have Been in Visceral RYSY Promo ‘Kilo’

Filip Zaluska chats about using busy yet seductive frames to render the tumult and fantasy of a doomed love affair in shifting perspective promo 'Kilo'.

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Music

Love and Freedom Are Found On the Open Road in Thomas Vernay’s LGBTQ Music Video ‘Bad Things’

Thomas Vernay returns to DN to discuss the production of his single-take music video 'Bad Things', a romantic ode to freedom, love and the open road.

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Art & Fashion

Emmanuelle Soffé’s ‘Neo Gender’ Explodes the Gender Binary Through a Stylish Reframing of Classical Art

Emmanuelle Soffé explains how and why she subverted the roots of gender in Christian-influenced art in the wonderfully inclusive and powerful 'Neo Gender'.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Molly Gillis Explores a Woman’s Yearning to Overcome Her Current Fragility in Graceful Short ‘Plaisir’

Molly Gillis takes DN inside the creation of her sun-soaked autobiographical tale of self-discovery and unrequited love in the South of France.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman Capture the Threat of Heterosexual Spaces in Intense Late-Night Thriller ‘Femme’

Co-Directors Ng Choon Ping & Sam H. Freeman discuss the importance of rehearsal when crafting the visceral tension of their jaw-dropping thriller 'Femme'.

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