Friday, October 12, 2007
It's my favorite time of year. Time for Portland's Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. My friends make fun of me all the time because I don't really like movies. I know, I know, who doesn't "like" movies? It's just that there's so many other things I would rather do on a Sunday afternoon or Saturday night than sit in a dark movie theater for two hours.
But there is one major exception. I LOVE gay and lesbian movies. Doesn't matter how bad, how tragic or how poorly acted, I will go see any gay and lesbian movie that comes out. Maybe it's because I feel like I finally see a bit of my life reflected on the screen.
My favorite place to see gay and lesbian movies is at the Lesbian & Gay Film festival. I love walking up Northwest 21st Avenue toward Cinema 21 and seeing the hot lesbians and gay guys lined up to see the films. I see old friends, catch up on gossip and then get to see a great queer film. Or a mediocre film. It doesn't really matter to me. I just LOVE it. The smell of the popcorn. The creaky seats. The filmmakers who fly in to introduce their films. There is usually such a variety of films, sometimes it can be hard to decide which to go to.
Well, let me make it easy on you this year. Lipstick and I have been invited to introduce two of the films. The first is this Sunday October 14th, 6pm at Cinema 21. Kate Clinton: 25th Anniversary Tour. It's playing with the new Logo lesbian sit-com Exes and Ohs. Michelle Paradise, writer and star of Exes and Ohs will be in attendance.
Then come out again on Tuesday October 16th 7pm to see Butch Jamie. Dipstick will be on hand to introduce that film. Lipstick was invited, but I think she was intimidated to be in a room with that many butches.
And best of all, at each of the filmings, you'll have a chance to be one of the first to buy our new book--hot off the presses. Come on out and show your support for LGBT filmmakers and queer arts.