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LOOK: New Photos Of Zachary Quinto and James Franco In 'Michael'

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New photos have been released showing actors Zachary Quinto and James Franco in their upcoming film Michael, produced by Gus van Sant, which follows the life of "ex-gay" activist Michael Glatze. As Attitude Magazine notes, Glatze was the "co-founder of [the short-lived publication] Young Gay America and a strong advocate for gay rights, who later denounced homosexuality after a health scare." Glatze married a woman in 2013. Emma Roberts will play Franco's wife in the film.

We also learned just yesterday that Scissor Sisters' Jake Shears will be scoring the film. Shears made the announcement on Instagram: "Thrilled to announce that I have scored my first feature film with Tim Kvasnofsky."

Michael will also reportedly feature a steamy threesome between Quinto, Franco and Charlie Carver (whom Towleroad readers may remember from his Teen Wolf days). 

Check out a few more sneak peeks of Michael, AFTER THE JUMP...

And in case you missed them, peep a look at Quinto and Franco is late 90s / early 00s period attire HERE.

(Photos via Attitude UK)

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'Pride' Wins Best Film at British Independent Film Awards

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Pride, the true story of lesbian and gay activists who supported workers during the 1984 National Union of Minerworkers (NUM) strike, has been named best film at the British Independent Film Awards, BBC reports:

Accepting the top award of the night, Pride director Matthew Warchus said: "We're getting reports from up and down the country of audiences standing up and applauding. That doesn't really happen in British cinemas.

"It's just extraordinary. It's a real tribute to the source material."

Writer Stephen Beresford added that the film had one "simple, compelling message: unite".

"When I was first told the story I was blown away by it - people ask 'is that really true?'

"It took 20 years to convince anyone that a film about vegan lesbian activists was a sure-fire hit."

Pride stars Andrew Scott and Imelda Staunton also took home awards, winning best supporting actor and best supporting actress respectively. 

For more on Pride, check out our interview with director Matthew Warchus and our review of the film


Robin Campillo’s 'Eastern Boys' Explores Love, Sex, and Immigration - WATCH

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In his latest film Eastern Boys, French-born Moroccan filmmaker Robin Campillo dissects the complicated relationship between an immigrant hustler Marek (Kirill Emelyanov) and his client Daniel (Olivier Rabourdin.) What begins as a transactional encounter spins into story about, non-traditional relations, sex, and immigration.

“As their relationship progresses things become a little blurry, but I wanted to try to make a film to understand this kind of situation, not to cause controversy,” Campillo explained in an interview with Dazed magazine.

“I really try to think about whether it's possible for love to mutate. Of course I narrate that through a story that is a little bit extreme, but I think it's possible. I was trying to make a film about an unbelievable situation. But there is some kind of truth in their relationship, even when it's too much.”

Watch a trailer for the film, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Arnold is Back in 'Terminator: Genisys' Debut Trailer: VIDEO

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The debut trailer for Terminator: Genisys has arrived - promising the long-awaited return of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator well as more of that nude, time travel loopiness we've come to expect from the series.

Here's the film's synopsis from Entertainment Weekly:

Terminator1The beginning of Terminator: Genisys, the first of three planned films that Paramount hopes will relaunch the beloved sci-fi franchise, is set in 2029, when the Future War is raging and a group of human rebels has the evil artificial-intelligence system Skynet on the ropes. John Connor (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Jason Clarke) is the leader of the resistance, and Kyle Reese (Divergent‘s Jai Courtney) is his loyal soldier, raised in the ruins of post apocalyptic California. As in the original film, Connor sends Reese back to 1984 to save Connor’s mother, Sarah (Game of Thrones‘ Emilia Clarke), from a Terminator programmed to kill her so that she won’t ever give birth to John. But what Reese finds on the other side is nothing like he expected.

Check out the trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Animated Web Series 'McTucky Fried High' To Deal With LGBT Teen Issues - VIDEO

McTucky Fried High

Premiering in January, McTucky Fried High is a new animated web series that deals with issues faced by LGBT teens such as coming out, gender identity and bullying.

The series is made by Chicago-based film student, activist, graphic designer, feminist, vegan and animator Robert Carnilius.

Watch a preview clip of the series, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Alan Turing Comes Out In New Clip From 'The Imitation Game': VIDEO

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The man who broke the Nazi's Enigma code and conceived the modern computer was also, as they used to say, a "homosexual."

In this new clip from The Imitation Game, mathematician/genius Alan Turing (played by Benedict Cumberbatch) reveals his true nature while at a nightclub, chatting with a friend (played by Downton Abbey's Allen Leech). The scene is notable for the fact that it's Turing's friend who actually outs him, uttering the "H" word as Turing stumbles trying to explain his feelings towards his dancing date (a spinning Keira Knightley). Homosexuality at that time was illegal in the UK and Turing was persecuted and eventually prosecuted for it, leading to his tragic suicide.

The Imitation Game opened to strong reviews and huge audiences in four theatres last weekend, grossing a stunning $120,000 per screen average. By comparison, The Kings Speech opened in a similar number of theatres in 2010 grossing $88,000 per screen. The Weinstein Company is positioning the Turing biopic for awards season, and there has been big buzz about Cumberbatch being nominated for his first Oscar. However, there's also been some criticism of the film's lack of sex scenes for his character and the fact that some liberties were taken regarding Turing's relationship with the woman being discussed in the clip, who is apparently portrayed more as a failed romance than a friend. You can watch the full scene, AFTER THE JUMP...

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