GLR September-October 2022

Art Exhibitions Lonesome (Craig Boreham) Australian drama follows a gay cow boy who flees his hometown, lands in Sydney, and meets a street smart dude who could be his angel of mercy. Reviewed in this issue . Moonage Daydream (Brett Morgen) Docu. about David Bowie’s creative, spiritual, and musical journey, featuring never-before-seen footage and performances spanning his career. Peter Von Kant (François Ozon) Drama finds the title figure, a suc cessful French filmmaker, jaded and drinking heavily when a charis matic young ne’er-do-well walks into his life. Reviewed in this issue . A Sexplanation (Alex Liu) Docu. takes us on the director’s jour ney at age 36 to overcome years of sexual repression, exploring every angle from neuroscience to Jesuit teachings. The Sixth Reel (Carl Andress & Charles Busch) Comedy stars the ever campy Busch as a down-and-out director who discovers a long-lost film of legendary importance. Hilarity ensues. Thor: Love and Thunder (Taika Waititi) Blockbuster fantasy that pits Thor against Gorr the God Butcher has aroused controversy, including a Christian boycott, over gay undercurrents. Aunt Jack Play follows a young man with two dads, one a famous drag performer, who leaves home and returns with a surprising new partner. At the NCTC in San Francisco, Sept. 16–Oct 16. Kinky Boots Classic musical by Cyndi Lauper & Harvey Fierstein will be at Atlanta’s Out Front Theatre, Oct. 20–Nov. 5. TheMystery of Irma Vep Charles Ludlum’s camp classic is com ing to San Diego’s Diversionary Theater, Dec 1–24. Company Broadway revival turns Bobby into Bobbie in a gender flipping re-interpretation of Stephen Sondheim’s classic “concept musical.” Ongoing at the Bernard Jacobs Theater. Theater / Dance Aubrey Beardsley, 150 Years Young Features ca. 70 works, in cluding illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s Salome . At the Grolier Club’s 2nd Floor Gallery in NYC, Sept. 8–Nov.12. Indecencia Brings together a number of Latin American artists who are LGBT expats, with a focus on performance art. At the Leslie Lohman Museum in NYC, Sept. 16–Jan 15, 2023. Mis-Information Explores how LGBT orgs. and the gay press promulgated bad science and urban legends about AIDS in the 1980s. At the Stonewall Museum, Ft. Lauderdale. Also virtual. Queer Britain A new LGBT museum has opened at Kings Cross in London, featuring a wealth of LGBT art and artifacts. Welcome to Queer Britain , its inaugural exhibition, is currently on view. Queercircle London is also home to a second permanent venue for LGBT art, described as “less traditional than a museum.” Located in the Design District in Greenwich, south of the Thames. C ALL FOR S UBMISSIONS – T HE G&LR The Gay & Lesbian Review accepts unsolicited manuscripts and proposals on all LGBT-related topics. Especially sought are pro posals on the following themes for issues in development: • Fifty Years of Sanity: Deleting “homosexuality” from the DSM • The Great Transformation: From bar culture to hookup world • LGBT Science: New research on gender & sexual orientation Please e-mail your proposal to:

Cultural Calendar

Readers are invited to submit items at no charge. Must have rele vance for a North American readership. Allow six weeks’ lead time for any listing. E-mail: PLEASE NOTE: Uncertainty persists. Check on-line listings.

Festivals and Events

F ILM F ESTIVALS London, UK Fringe! Film Fest. Sept. 20–25. Chicago, IL Reeling Int’l. LGBTQ Film Fest. Sept. 22–Oct. 2. Tampa, FL Int’l. Gay & Lesbian Film Fest. Oct. 7–16. Seattle , WA Queer Film Festival. Oct. 13–23. Fort Lauderdale, FL Outshine Film Fest. Oct. 13–23. Honolulu, HI Rainbow Film Fest. Oct. 13–23. E VENTS NLGJA Convention The Ass’n of LGBTQ Journalists will con vene this year in Chicago, Sept. 8–11. Visit: Provincetown Book Festival Literary events for readers and writ ers, with well-known LGBT authors on hand. Sept. 16–18. Fantasia Fair Educational and social opportunities for transgender and crossdressing people. In Provincetown, Oct. 16–23. Workplace Summit Out & Equal’s annual conf. to promote work place equality. Oct. 17–20 in Las Vegas. Visit: GLMA Conf. For healthcare providers, researchers, academics, etc. In San Francisco, Oct. 19–22. Visit: and follow links. Midwest BLGTA College Conf. “Limitless: Queer Activism of the Future.” Oct. 21–23 in Columbus, OH. Visit: IGLTA Convention Educational & networking event for the LGBT tourism industry. In Milan, Italy, Oct. 26–29. Visit: Feature Films Baloney (Joshua Guerci) Docu. tells the story of San Francisco’s all-male gay stage revue, Baloney , featuring live performances that involve the audience in exploring gay sexuality and identity. Benediction (Terence Davies) Bio-pic follows renowned WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon as he embarks on affairs with several men while coming to terms with his sexual orientation . Fire Island (Andrew Ahn) Margaret Cho and SNL ’s Bowen Yang star in this comedy romp about a group of nerdy friends looking for love on—you guessed it—Fire Island. Reviewed in this issue. Firebird (Peeter Rebane) Drama set on a Soviet army base during the Cold War follows a handsome young soldier and his forbidden love affair with a charismatic fighter pilot. Great Freedom (Sebastian Meise) Drama set in a West German prison where Hans is repeatedly incarcerated under §175 and has intense affairs with three men from 1945 to 1969. Heartstopper (Alice Oseman, creator) HBO series centers on two English teenagers at an all-boys school as they negotiate their feel ings for each other and the complex world around them. In from the Side (Matt Carter) Drama about two rugby teammates, both married to women, who have a drunken encounter and drift into an affair that could destroy their team if discovered.

September–October 2022


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