Ozon’s attention to an archly stylized femininity in ‘8 femmes’ spoke to my own idea of what my own gayness could and would be.
It’s easy to think—as Ray does in ‘The ’Burbs’—that you can know a lot about a person from what they value.
Boxers hide. Jockstraps flaunt. Briefs titillate by the very shape they contour and convey.
When Jack drew Rose like one of his French girls, he didn’t just sketch her; he saw her. It’s a level of intimacy that doesn’t need desire—but that doesn’t make it any less erotic.
I gravitate towards AIDS stories because, behind their righteous anger and torturous despair, they lay out visions of couples and communities.
When people tell me “I don’t look Colombian,” I’m reminded of how pop culture gets my home country of Colombia wrong—where we are, who we are, and what we can look like.
Coming into one’s sexuality, Natalie Portman had taught me, goes hand in hand with learning how to deceive as a means of survival.
There are two gay men in “My Best Friend’s Wedding.” There’s Rupert Everett, then there’s the gay man I wanted to be—Julia Roberts’ character, Julianne Potter.
My family enjoyed “The Fifth Element” without seeing how queer it was. Did that mean they could not see how queer I was?
Animation can teach a kid a lot about themselves and the world around them. Disney movies taught me about my queer desires.