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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
The Advocate joins Queer Lounge for a frank discussion
It may have been snowing outside, but the temperature inside Queer Lounge was raised by its sixth and final panel, "Gay Filmmakers and Sexual Provocation," presented by The Advocate. Out directors Bruce LaBruce (Otto; or Up with Dead People), Isaac Julien (Derek) and Lesli Klainberg (Fabulous! The Story of Queer Cinema) joined moderator Kyle Buchanan (film critic for The Advocate) for a lively discussion of sexuality in lesbian and gay cinema. Check out some highlights below!
Bruce LaBruce talks about his early days in filmmaking:
Isaac Julien discusses Derek Jarman's 1976 film Sebastiane.
Lesli Klainberg examines how film has changed since the '90s.
At the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) we are in the business of changing people's hearts and minds through what they see in the media. What people see at the movies or read in the newspaper shapes how they view and treat the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people around them, and we have a responsibility to make sure those images foster awareness, understanding and respect.