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The Kids Are Alright  // Posts tagged as "The Kids Are Alright"

Cholodenko-More than a ‘Lesbian’ Writer/Director

Cholodenko-More than a ‘Lesbian’ Writer/Director

Lisa Cholodenko chooses her projects wisely. I first heard of her when in 1998 she wrote and directed the mesmerizing film High Art with Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy and Patricia Clarkson. It is a film with so many layers that you are drawn back to it over and over. Each time you discover another emotion, […]

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16 Dec Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on Baby, Its Cold Outside – and Queer in Here!

Baby, Its Cold Outside – and Queer in Here!

Baby, Its Cold Outside – and Queer in Here!

In 1944 Tony and Pulitzer award-winning songwriter Frank Loesser (“Guys & Dolls”) wrote ‘Baby it’s Cold Outside’ for his wife Lynn and sang it at private parties before selling it to a studio which put it in a movie. It won the 1949 Academy Award for Best Original Song. And it is original. A duet […]

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08 Oct Posted by in • Jewelle Gomez | Comments Off on What is Biomythography?

What is Biomythography?

What is Biomythography?

My grandmother was a Hollywood star.  At least in my mind.  She was as glamorous as Dorothy Dandridge or Lauren Bacall.  She’d danced and sang in chorus lines in the 1930s and 40s, the lone Indian among the somewhat lighter-skinned ‘Negro’ chorines.  She’d faced down low-level mobsters in Boston’s South End and left an abusive […]

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