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Watch: Brian Falduto Brought His Authentic Self to Playing a Gay Teen in 'School of Rock,' Which Scared Him Into the Closet

Watch: Brian Falduto Brought His Authentic Self to Playing a Gay Teen in 'School of Rock,' Which Scared Him Into the Closet

Jun 13, 2021

In the film "School of Rock" Brian Falduto played Billy, or "Fancy Pants," and was quickly labeled the "gay kid" from the hit film. He brought an authenticity to the role, but it also scared him into the closet.

'Deja Vu?' Five Musicals That Influenced 'In The Heights'

'Deja Vu?' Five Musicals That Influenced 'In The Heights'

Jun 13, 2021

If some moments of "In The Heights" may have that "deja vu" feeling, it was likely the intention of director Jon M. Chu, who, like Damien Chazelle did in "LaLa Land," reference moments from previous musicals in homage.

Review: 'Yes I Am - The Ric Weiland Story' a Heroic Portrait of Queer Activist and Philanthropist

Review: 'Yes I Am - The Ric Weiland Story' a Heroic Portrait of Queer Activist and Philanthropist

By Roger Walker-Dack | Jun 13, 2021

The story of a true gay hero we should all know about.

Prejudice Can't Trump Attraction in Oliver Hermanus' Gay Military Drama 'Moffie'

Prejudice Can't Trump Attraction in Oliver Hermanus' Gay Military Drama 'Moffie'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 13, 2021

Oliver Hermanus' gay military drama "Moffie" has quickly gained classic status. Hermanus told EDGE about making the film, casting its compelling male leads, and addressing its complex questions around prejudice.

Review: 'Boy Meets Boy' a Likely LGBTQ+ Film Festival Favorite

Review: 'Boy Meets Boy' a Likely LGBTQ+ Film Festival Favorite

By Roger Walker-Dack | Jun 13, 2021

"Boy Meets Boy" is likely to be a festival favorite. It makes a virtue out of its accessibility.

Leslie Grace Lives Full-Circle Moment 'In the Heights'

Leslie Grace Lives Full-Circle Moment 'In the Heights'

By Sigal Ratner-Arias | Jun 13, 2021

Like her Nina character in "In The Heights," Leslie Grace says she's struggled to fit in as an Afro-Latino woman and artist.

Eytan Fox Talks Sex, Love, and Friendship in 'Sublet'

Eytan Fox Talks Sex, Love, and Friendship in 'Sublet'

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12, 2021

From "The Bubble" to "Cupcakes," Eytan Fox has found resonant corners of gay Tel Aviv and LGBTQ life. His new film, "Sublet," explores mentorship between generations. Fox chats with EDGE about the film and how love and friendship can entwine.

Review: 'Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation' Brings Two Celebrated Gay Writers to Life

Review: 'Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation' Brings Two Celebrated Gay Writers to Life

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12, 2021

Jim Parsons and Zachary Quinto provide the voices that bring Truman Capote and Tennessee Williams to life in Lisa Immordino Vreeland's documentary "Truman & Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation."

Review: 'No Straight Lines: The Rise Of Queer Comics' Marvelously Surveys History

Review: 'No Straight Lines: The Rise Of Queer Comics' Marvelously Surveys History

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12, 2021

Vivian Kleiman's marvelous documentary "No Straight Lines" surveys the history - so far - of queer comics, from strips drawn for local gay newspapers to the rise of graphic novels to the advent of web comics.

Review: Polyamorous Love Story 'Ma Belle, My Beauty' a Revelation

Review: Polyamorous Love Story 'Ma Belle, My Beauty' a Revelation

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12, 2021

Writer-director Marion Hill lays bare the anguish and inspiration of love with this polyamorous love story.

Review: 'Language Lessons' a Pandemic-Era Relationship Fable

Review: 'Language Lessons' a Pandemic-Era Relationship Fable

By Kilian Melloy | Jun 12, 2021

Straight actor-producer-director Mark Duplass fits comfortably into the role of a married gay man in Natalie Morales' laptop-confined film "Language Lessons."

Review: Nicole Riegel's 'Holler' is Sensitive, Raw, and Personal

Review: Nicole Riegel's 'Holler' is Sensitive, Raw, and Personal

By Megan Kearns | Jun 11, 2021

Nicole Riegel's sensitive, raw, and personal film stars Jessica Barden — in an excellent performance — as a teen in a Midwestern factory town working in a dangerous scrap metal crew to pay for college. Exceptionally well-written, directed, and acted.

Review: 'Censor' a Horror That Examines Violence and Gender in Media

Review: 'Censor' a Horror That Examines Violence and Gender in Media

By Megan Kearns | Jun 11, 2021

Prano Bailey-Bond's intriguing and thought-provoking horror film examines violence in film and the relationship between gory art and audiences.

Review: With 'Sublet," Eytan Fox Returns to Gay-Friendly Tel Aviv

Review: With 'Sublet," Eytan Fox Returns to Gay-Friendly Tel Aviv

By Roger Walker-Dack | Jun 11, 2021

This latest romance from Israeli auteur Eytan Fox is, like all his movies, a sheer gem.

Review: 'Mortal Kombat' Gives the Video Game Dynamic Movie Treatment

Review: 'Mortal Kombat' Gives the Video Game Dynamic Movie Treatment

By JC Alvarez | Jun 11, 2021

The highly anticipated feature film reboot of the revolutionary video game proves that the franchise that's been kicking around for decades still has a lot of fight left in it.

Review: 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' an Action Comedy with Flourish and Romance

Review: 'The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard' an Action Comedy with Flourish and Romance

By Noe Kamelamela | Jun 11, 2021

"The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard" picks up after the original odd couple action comedy finished, adding flourish and romance to the series.

Review: Mark Wahlberg Discovers He's Special in 'Infinite'

Review: Mark Wahlberg Discovers He's Special in 'Infinite'

By Lindsey Bahr | Jun 11, 2021

This Mark Wahlberg actioner is exactly the kind of big, silly, occasionally exciting spectacle that have come to define summer movie season.

'All Kinds of Queer' — What to See at Frameline 2021

'All Kinds of Queer' — What to See at Frameline 2021

By Frank J. Avella | Jun 10, 2021

Frameline, the San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film Festival, will have its most ambitious year with 17 days of hybrid virtual and in-person offerings, from June 10-27, 2021. Check out what to see at this year's festival.

Review: 'In The Heights' is Rousing, Pulse-Pounding and Hypnotic

Review: 'In The Heights' is Rousing, Pulse-Pounding and Hypnotic

By Frank J. Avella | Jun 10, 2021

"In the Heights" is a rousing, pulse-pounding and hypnotic screen adaptation, magnificently directed by Jon M. Chu, who pays homage to a slew of movie musicals and reinvents what the genre can do.

Watch: 'In the Heights' Star Anthony Ramos Shares Sexy Sit-Ups Vid (with a Help from his Dog)

Watch: 'In the Heights' Star Anthony Ramos Shares Sexy Sit-Ups Vid (with a Help from his Dog)

Jun 9, 2021

Anthony Ramos shared a sweet vid of himself doing sit-ups with a little help from his dog Prince as his film "In the Heights" begins to make its way to theaters in June.

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