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Supercut Shows The Evolution of Texting on Film: VIDEO

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For exploring tropes, there's no better medium than supercut, and Buzzfeed has featured a new one that's particularly thoughtful. YouTube user Every Frame a Painting has uploaded the video in question, which is called "A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film."

Unlike classic, more comprehensive supercuts, this one features a narration. The video walks us through the challenges of including numerous inserts of phones in film, and the new solution that has emerged: on-screen text to indicate messenging. Shows like House of Cards (pictured) and Sherlock have been noticable early adopters, but the YouTube video notes that unexpected, smaller programs like soap operas used the technique first.

The second half of the video questions the bigger, more complex challenges of showing the Internet on film — no larger consensus on this one yet.

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Gay Cinema Touchstones: Suddenly Last Summer

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Suddenly Last Summer... "The one they're all talking about!"

BY NATHANIEL ROGERS 

Have you seen the classic queer cinema documentary The Celluloid Closet recently? Whenever I see an older film with gay content I find myself reflexively referencing that documentary. Did they cover it? If they didn’t could it fit easily into the historical narrative they mapped out there? I know that Suddenly Last Summer (1959) is referenced, but I can’t begin to recall in what context or which clip was shown. The film has a dark stickiness to it that is hard to shake for days afterwards and I’ve just rewatched it last week so I’m still in its swampy hot presence.

In high school English I became totally smitten with the Tennessee Williams classics. This worried my mother because she picked up on everything gay long before I did though she was too religious to ever name that unspeakable concern. (She gave me the same look when I fell hard for Cabaret though the most she would say by way of explanation was that it was “disgusting”). Hollywood as an industry is perhaps a little more akin to a frightened parent than their gay child; Showbiz loved, nurtured and produced endless gaybies but always had issues with their gayness!

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'Boulevard,' One of Robin Williams' Last Films, Is About a Closeted Gay Man's Struggle for Self-Acceptance: VIDEO

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At the time of his passing, Robin Williams left behind four unreleased films - one of which, Boulevard, centers on a married man (Williams) who picks up a gay hustler (Roberto Aguire) and slowly begins to confront and accept his suppressed identity as a gay man. 

The movie premiered at New York's Tribeca Film Festival this spring but has yet to be picked up by a distributor. Directed by Dito Montiel, the film stars Robin Williams, Breaking Bad's Bob Odenkirk, Kathy Baker, and Roberto Aguire. 

Back when the film premiered, Red Carpet Diary released a video of the red carpet that featured Williams' coworkers speaking about the movie's plot and praising Williams' performance in it. Sad to see them speak about Williams' playful energy and spirit knowing he was likely battling his depression behind the scenes.

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James Franco and Zachary Quinto Wear Glowsticks, Have a Night 'Out with Molly': PHOTO

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James Franco continues to post images presumably shot during production of Michael, the film about 'ex-gay' activist Michael Glatze, co-starring Zachary Quinto. Franco posted one of he and his "new lover" Quinto earlier this week.

Writes Franco on Instagram: "Me and Quinto out with Molly! ...Molly is a girl I know! Wtf!"

Molly, of course, is the street name for the club drug MDMA. Madonna once got in trouble for mentioning it.


First Look at James Franco as 'Ex-gay' Activist Michael Glatze In New Gus Van Sant Film: PHOTO

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James Franco posted an photo today in his role as ex-gay activist Michael Glatze for the upcoming film Michael. The movie tells the story of Glatze, the founder of the (now shuttered) gay twink magazine XY and the short-lived publication Young Gay America who went "ex-gay" and became a poster boy for that movement.

Wrote Franco:

Last month, it was reported that Zachary Quinto had signed on to play the former boyfriend of Franco’s character. Emma Roberts and Chris Zylka will also star. 

The film, produced by Gus van Sant and directed by Justin Kelly, is based on “My Ex-Gay Friend,” a New York Times Magazine article by Benoit Denizet-Lewis. You can read the article HERE

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New Look at 'Pride' - The True Story of LGBT Support for Striking Miners in 1980s Wales: VIDEO

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A new trailer has been released for Pride - the upcoming film that tells the true story of gay activists who supported workers during the 1984 National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) strike.

Big Gay Picture Show has the synopsis:

It’s the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers’ families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person.  As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.‘

Screen Shot 2014-08-09 at 4.49.19 PMThe film, starring Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, and Sophie Evans arrives in theaters September 12. 

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And if you missed the first trailer, you can watch it HERE

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