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.
Director David France and founder of Treatment Action Group (TAG) Peter Staley were presented with the Outstanding Documentary award by Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) at the GLAAD Media Awards in New York on Saturday night for 'How to Survive a Plague.'
At the end of Before You Know It, a documentary that premiered this week at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, a title card dedicates the film to the estimated 2.4 million gay, lesbian, straight and transgendered seniors over the age of 55, a number that its director suspects isn’t accurate.