Director Nicholas Wrathall landed the iconic writer and essayist’s final on-camera interview for this docu profile which world-premieres next month at Tribeca. The Spotlight selection also features Burr Steers, Christopher Hitchens, Jodie Evans, Tim Robbins, Mikhail Gorbachev, Sting, David Mamet, Bob Scheer, William F. Buckley, Jay Parini, Norman Mailer, Nina Straight and Dick Cavett.
Documentarian Michiel Thomas explores the coming out process for for LGBT athletes through film, and hopes that his new project will provide the opportunity to give answers to the questions of stereotypes and misunderstandings about being an LGBT-identifying person in sports.
With the Supreme Court hearing arguments this week on same-sex marriage, I'd like to point out a parallel evolution in what I see as a Hollywood mini-genre: films in which gay characters are either taken to court or seek redress in court for issues involving their sexuality.
As the United States Supreme Court begins to hear arguments in cases that will decide the future of Prop. 8 and DOMA today in Washington DC, out celebrities and allies took to Twitter to express their support for marriage equality.
In a speech at the LA Gay & Lesbian Center gala last night, Sony Pictures Entertainment Co-Chairman Amy Pascal used the opportunity to call on Hollywood to improve the depiction of the LGBT community in film and television by doing away with anti-gay language and stereotypical characters.
Maven Pictures’ Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler have acquired The Making Of Rock Hudson, a script by Tyler Ruggeri about the transformation of a young Midwesterner into a legendary movie star. Hudson hid the fact that he was gay for decades, before revealing in the 1980s that he was living with AIDS.