A Chat with Madonna’s ‘Truth or Dare’ Dancers for their New Film, STRIKE A POSE

The year was 1990 and I was obsessed with Madonna and her Blonde Ambition tour. When her tour wrapped, many, like myself were blessed with the iconic and groundbreaking documentary, “Truth or Dare”. The film was the first of it’s kind and definitely paved the way for reality television as we know it today. I’m […] Click to read more »

The Docs of Frameline Are Excellent Mix of Historic and History Making

by Kevin M. Thomas @reelkev Documentaries at Frameline 40, San Francisco’s LGBT Film Festival, are extremely topical, making this one of the best Frameline festivals ever. While not all movies were available to screen, and due to time contraints I haven’t seen all of the options, but here’s a few highlights. “Southwest of Salem:  The […] Click to read more »

Sexual Identity, Career, Family and Love Come to the Surface for One Man in the Film, “In The Grayscale” Now on VOD

In the Chilean film, “In the Grayscale”, now available for VOD,  one man begins to dig deeper and learn more about himself which ultimately affects his family, identity, career and a new love. The saying, ‘be careful what you wish for’ is put to the test by protagonist, Bruno (Francisco Celhav) who is shown at […] Click to read more »

“Big Eden” Celebrates Anniversary With Free Screening and Blu-Ray Release by Kevin M. Thomas

For fans of foodie films and gay love stories, a great combo platter is returning to the Bay Area to celebrate its 15th Anniversary. “Big Eden,” one of the sweetest gay love stories in recent memory, will be making a one time return engagement on Oct. 22 at Oakland’s Piedmont Theatre.   As part of […] Click to read more »

Love Among the Rich & Famous Has Its Price As Discussed with the Makers of “Those People” at LA’s Outfest By Kevin M. Thomas

We’ve all seen it before. Charming young man on New York’s Upper East Side has trouble coping in the real world even though he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth. The movie “Those People” teases us with learning more about that life of the rich and famous but also shows how silver […] Click to read more »

Oakland “Dykes” Journey to LA to Discuss LGBTQ Content Taking Over the Web by Kevin M. Thomas and Vivian Meade

We had to arm wrestle over it, but we made a compromise. My associate Vivian Meade and I both love Oakland and when we saw that “Dyke Central” was screening episodes at SF’s Frameline and joining in a panel at LA’s Outfest, we had to talk to them.  So Vivian got to do the on-camera […] Click to read more »

Australian Film Enjoys Some “E” at LA’s Outfest by Kevin M. Thomas

Louse Wadley is floating on cloud “e” with the success of her film “All About E,” playing at LA’s Outfest on July 12. Wadley is not only excited by the warm reception her film has received in the U.S., but she’s amazed at seeing how far it’s come as she is the first woman whose […] Click to read more »

Interconnecting Vignettes Add to Flavor of “Beautiful” Film Fest Favorite at Frameline and Outfest by Kevin M. Thomas

“Beautiful Something” is something beautiful. So it’s easy to see why I kept screwing up the title when I sat down and had a chit-chat with director/writer Joseph Graham and one of the  films’s actors Brian Sheppard. Graham and Sheppard are out about town promoting their terrific film, which screens at San Francisco’s LGBTQ Film […] Click to read more »

The Doc’s Are In: SF’s Frameline Film Fest’s Diversity Can Be Found in the Documentaries by Kevin M. Thomas

Frameline, the 39th annual LGBTQ film festival, has an eclectic mix of documentaries that explore topics from Hollywood icons to acceptance. Many were not available to screen in advance, but here are some highlights of films worth catching before the festival ends June 28. “Tab Hunter Confidential” is exactly what I look for in a documentary. […] Click to read more »

LGBTQ Frameline Film Festival in Full Swing with Stories of “Magic,” “Love,” “Fresno” and Things Bubbling Below the Surface by Kevin M. Thomas

The Frameline LGBTQ Film Festival is now underway and there still isn’t enough time in the day to see every picture. I’ve been spending almost every waking hour trying to catch up on all of the films, but thus far I’ve seen just over 30 films. This list doesn’t include all of the best the […] Click to read more »