Friday, April 29, 2016

That's Not Us - Quick and Dirty review

Looking for a sweet and realistic little film about relationships, then That's Not Us is just what you need!

Relationships can be hard work, but really, communication is key - and I do say this as someone who has been married for +10 years. Trust me, just talk to each other!

Anyway, That's Not Us focuses on three relationships: On consisting of two women, another consists of two men and then there's a straight couple. Yeah, I know, don't you just love it, when we're the majority!

That's Not Us - LGBT movie

Oh, and no lesbian dies in this movie... no need to bury your gays in movies made for us!

These three couples are friends because one half of the lesbian couple is best friends with one of the men in the gay couple and the other half of the lesbian couple is the sister of the woman in the straight relationship. Got it?

Yes, the lesbians are at the heart of everything... and they're good at helping everyone else talk about things, but very bad at talking to each other.

In fact, the problem in all three relationships is communication. There's plenty of love, and lots of "I want what's best for you even if it's not what I want".

I don't want to spoil anything (hence the "quick and dirty" review), but I will say this: That's Not Us is a wonderful and sweet FEEL-GOOD movie... with some pretty steamy scenes. You feel me?! ;-)

Here's the trailer for it:
Directed by William Sullivan, who also co-wrote the script with Derek Dodge, the movie stars Elizabeth Gray (Liz) and Nicole Pursell (Jackie) as the lesbian couple, David Rysdahl (Spencer) and  Mark Berger (James) as the gay couple and finally Tommy Nelms (Dougie) and Sarah Wharton (Alex) as the straight couple.

And also, for good measure, this is the official storyline synopsis:

Three twenty-something couples – gay, lesbian and straight – travel to an upstate New York beach house to enjoy the last days of summer, but what was meant to be a fun, carefree retreat transforms into an intimate exploration of sex and commitment. Moment-to-moment, relationships are tested as tensions between the couples and friends begin to simmer. THAT’S NOT US is a romantic comedy that questions what it takes to sustain a healthy long-term partnership. While gender and sexuality may vary, the struggles to make love last do not.

Strand Releasing is distributing, which is always a good thing in my book. Click this link to head on over to the official page at their website.

That's Not Us - happy lesbians in new LGBT movie
Look at those happy lesbians not dying!
For the record: No, I'm not getting paid to write about this movie... Wifey and I just saw the film on Netflix this past weekend and loved it.

Loving the LGBT love,
- GayGirl

Friday, April 22, 2016

I just love this Liberal Redneck

Don't you just love it, when someone words what you've been thinking? Thank you, Liberal Redneck. 

Liberal Redneck is the BEST and - for once - I'll just let someone else rant on. Especially because I agree with every word he says!

Okay, I do have to share just one quote from the video with you:

"... because like most things that disgust you, you lack the capacity to understand it. You know, [like] homos, algebra... shit like that!" 

That's right, he said it! Thank you, Liberal Redneck. Just... thank you!

To whoever is reading this; I hope you have a beautiful and safe day!

Much love,
- GayGirl

Friday, April 15, 2016

Jena Malone and Elle Fanning get together in new movie

There's a new trailer out for the movie 'The Neon Demon' by Danish director, Nicolas Winding Refn (he made 'Drive' starring Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan).

This time around the star is Elle Fanning, but also Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks and Jena Malone star in the movie.

The Neon Demon Elle Fanning Jena Malone

Especially interesting - for those of us with rainbow vision and searching for anything LGBT inclusive - is the brief glimpse of what looks like a sex scene (or the beginning of one anyway) between Elle Fanning and Jena Malone.

The trailer is here:

Have a great Friday,
- GG

Friday, April 8, 2016

Not all LGBT representation is created equal

LGBT representation is so very important, but not all representation is created equal and right now we're seeing ourselves killed (often even murdered) in TV shows on an almost weekly basis.

That's why I'd like to - once again, yes, I know - celebrate the horror genre, where we might die as well, but we seem to have much better odds.

Right now Heather Langenkamp - one of the biggest horror icons ever since the 80's where she starred in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street' - is playing one half of a lesbian married couple in the indie horror movie 'Home'.

LGBT Representation HOME Heather Langenkamp Samantha Mumba
Just a sweet and loving married couple in a horror movie

Her wife is played by Samantha Mumba, who many will know as a singer (I sure did!) even though she's primarily been acting for the past many years.

I read a review over at my favorite horror website Heaven of Horror and it sounds like an almost picture perfect example of good LGBT representation. You can read the review here!

I've already seen it and it's a pretty good ghost story... plus, if you love horror, then it's always great to see Heather Langenkamp again.

heather langenkamp tongue phone
Freddy Krueger wanted Nancy (Heather Langenkamp)
in a bad way in 'A Nightmare On Elm Street'

The movie is out On Demand now, so if you're in the mood for some horror tonight and still want a bit of gay action - so to speak - then this is a pretty safe pick.

Have a beautiful weekend,
- GG

P.S. I got tired of calling every single Friday segment "Friday I'm In Love" in the title, so now you can just follow the tags instead. I'll still use "FIIL" or "Friday I'm In Love".

Friday, April 1, 2016

Wonder Woman is the BEST thing about Batman v Superman

And everybody is saying the same damn thing, so it's not just gay ol' me.

If you haven't already watched "Batman v Superman" then you've probably at least heard the hype that Wonder Woman is the best thing about this film... and it's true. Very true!

Wonder Woman Gal Gadot
Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman
Now we'll all just have to wait until June 23, 2017 for the Wonder Woman movie, but it should be well worth the wait since the cast is nothing short of stellar. 

Cast of Wonder Woman
The cast of the Wonder Woman (2017) movie

The bad-ass Amazonian women, who raised the warrior princess, are portrayed by the following amazing women: Connie Nielsen is her mother, Queen Hippolyta, and her two aunts who taught her how to fight are played by Robin Wright as General Antiope while Lisa Loven Kongsli is Antiope's lieutenant, Menalippe. 

I am loving how Robin Wright's career as a fierce woman has evolved since House of Cards started, so let's just take another look at her character... I mean "WOW!"

Robin Wright General Antiope Wonder Woman
Robin Wright as General Antiope

Oh yeah, and Chris Pine is also starring as Wonder Woman's sidekick, Steve Trevor. But honestly, we're all too excited about these amazing warrior women to really care about him right now.

And Gal Gadot is already saying all the right things about how important this character is, because representation matters:

Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman
This is SO important!
Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman
And this is equally important!

This Friday, I'm in love with the superhero women everywhere,
- GayGirl