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Best. Lesbian. Decade. Ever. (2000 - 2009)

31 December 2009 3:40 PM, PST | AfterEllen.com | See recent AfterEllen.com news »

As 2009 comes to a close, we take a look back at some of the people and events that made this the Best. Lesbian. Decade. Ever. in pop culture.

Luckily for all of us, there was far more information to have mentioned from the last ten years than we could have included in this brief survey. That's why our lists for each year are not intended to be exhaustive, but are instead snapshots of different memorable moments that included the representation of lesbians and bisexual women in film, television, music, literature, comics, sports and the Internet since the year 2000. 

 

2000

Chavela Vargas[/link] comes out

Mexican ranchera music legend Chavela Vargas publicly came out as a lesbian at the tender age of 81.

Angelina Jolie wins Best Supporting Actress Oscar

Angelina Jolie won an Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Girl, Interrupted and told Talk Magazine, "I only play women I would date. »

- afterellenstaff

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Amber Benson's 'Drones' screens at Slamdance 2010, watch trailer!

11 December 2009 4:42 PM, PST | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Drones, the new comedic (sci-fi?) film co-directed by Amber Benson (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Adam Busch is screening at Slamdance Film Festival 2010!

Synopsis reads only A man discovers a universal threat to his life, job and the planet. The awesome Angela Bettis and Jonathan M. Woodward star. It has a definite Office Space appeal to it, but with sci-fi hints in the plotline. Watch the trailer...

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- Superheidi

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The Slamdance Lineup Has Been Announced!

10 December 2009 1:32 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Sundance isn't the only festival in Park City, Utah that brings in the audiences every January. There's also Slamdance, the small fest "by the filmmakers, for the filmmakers," for first-time feature directors making the most of limited budgets. It's full of a lot of fun indie entertainment, and some great documentaries like 2008's Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father. As Variety reports, this year there are ten narrative and eight documentary features, which will run from January 21-28.

This year has the usual new filmmakers, plus an added bonus of premiering Steven Soderbergh's And Everything Is Going Fine. On top of that, the director will participate in their new Filmmaker Summit inviting "all filmmakers, both in Park City and virtually, to collectively craft a new charter for filmmaking, storytelling and content distribution, with and by the global filmmaking community."

But the big news is the list of films. »

- Monika Bartyzel

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Slamdance 2010 Line-up Announced

10 December 2009 12:19 PM, PST | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Slamdance, which runs concurrently with Park City’s Sundance Film Festival, has announced its 2010 line-up, and there are several choices that look to make genre fans sit up and take notice.

Variety provided the names of the ten narrative and eight documentary feature films that are, in the spirit of the fest’s motto, “by filmmakers, for filmmakers.” Although not all of them are horror related, in the interest of keeping you guys fully informed on all the latest indie happenings (and because some of the docs just sound so damn interesting with topics like William Burroughs and Bolivian women wrestlers!), the full list follows:

Narrative Competition:

Cummings Farm (Andrew Drazek) - Comedy about three couples who try group sex at a lakeside strawberry farm, naively hoping it will lead to enlightenment; with Laura Silverman.

Drones (Amber Benson & Adam Busch) - A man discovers a universal threat to his life, »

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Slamdance 2010 lineup includes Irish Pa awesomeness One Hundred Mornings

10 December 2009 9:48 AM, PST | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

What's that? You can't wait to hear about the Irish post apocalyptic film One Hundred Mornings? Well you don't have to because we already have a review of it right here! Our own Alan Maxwell called it an "uncomfortably realistic vision of the breakdown of society." Yeah, it's good.

So continuing, part of the Slamdance lineup has been announced and it's got quite a few films we've featured.

Want something horrible in the forest? How about YellowBrickRoad?

Or maybe some William Burroughs? How about William S Burroughs: A Man Within?

Yup, the lineup for one of my favorite festivals is looking mighty fine as usual, and we'll be bringing you more shortly.

Partial lineup after the break!

Narrative Competition

Cummings Farm (Andrew Drazek) Comedy about three couples who try group sex at a lakeside strawberry farm, naively hoping it will lead to enlightenment; with Laura Silverman.

Drones (Amber Benson »

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Slamdance Announces Competition Films - 18 Films Selected From 5,000 Submissions

10 December 2009 7:24 AM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Slamdance, Sundance’s indie little brother, has announced the 18 films that will be playing in competition next month.  While the economy might be slowing down, there was no shortage of submissions, as Slamdance reports they had 5,000 films vying for a spot in the Festival.  Of the 18 films in competition, ten are narrative, eight are documentaries, and eleven are world premieres.

“The quality of indie filmmaking is getting higher while productions costs are getting lower,” said Slamdance prexy and co-founder Peter Baxter. “Far apart from the apparent industry downturn, there appears a great sense of what is possible rather than impossible with our submissions.”

Of course this year will be very interesting at Slamdance after the success Paranormal Activity.  If you didn’t know, Activity screened at the 2008 Festival and has since made over $100 million at the domestic box office.  It wouldn’t surprise me to see a few more buyers looking for a repeat performance. »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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2010 Slamdance Film Festival Lineup Revealed!

10 December 2009 1:00 AM, PST | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The competitive lineup for the 2010 Slamdance Film Festival (of which Fangoria is a media sponsor) has been revealed via an announcement on Variety.  "As in years past, competing films are by first-time feature directors working with limited budgets and without domestic theatrical distribution in place. Among the 18 titles, 11 are world premieres." the trade reports.

Fright fans may recall that Oren Peli's recent hit Paranormal Activity played the fest in 2008. As always, Slamdance will run side-by-side with the Sundance Film Fest in Park City Utah, January 21-28, 2010. While there's plenty of genre fare to be seen, we've got the entire list of films for you to browse below.

Narrative Competition

Cummings Farm” (Andrew Drazek) Comedy about three couples who try group sex at a lakeside strawberry farm, naively hoping it will lead to enlightenment; with Laura Silverman. “Drones” (Amber Benson & Adam Busch) A man discovers a universal threat to his life, »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (James Zahn)

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Crazy Sexy Geeks: Tim Gunn and Horror Films!

29 October 2009 4:50 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

It's Halloween time and that means I and co-host Graham Skipper are ready to debate the merits and drawing power of movie monsters such as Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, the Aliens and the Predators.

Last week, the Csg gang spoke with Tim Gunn about super-hero fashion and then attended the DC Comics/Bloomingdale's fashion show in NYC where they asked Batman and Catwoman how fashion techniques have influenced their costumes.

And if that isn't enough for you, all previous episodes of Crazy Sexy Geeks: The Series have been remastered with better audio quality! Enjoy!

Women Super Heroes with guest Amber Benson ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")!

Remakes, Reboots and Sequels with guests Rob Zombie ("Halloween"), Edward James Olmos ("Battlestar Galactica") and novelist David Mack ("The Calling")!

Comics Without Spandex with guests David W. Mack ("Kabuki") and Emma Caulfield ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer")! »

- Alan Kistler

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Monkey Uncaged: The Ten Worst Gay Movies of All Time!

13 October 2009 5:59 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

Have a question about gay male entertainment? Send it to aftereltonflyingmonkey@yahoo.com! (Please include your city and state and/or country.)

A Note from the Flying Monkey: Of the many emails I receive every week for my column, some are so good that they simply can’t be answered in just a few words. So from time to time, the editors have decided to let me out of the “cage” of that regular column, in a feature we’re calling Monkey Uncaged! 

Q: What, in your opinion, is the worst gay film ever made? Why? – A.R.

A: A couple of months ago, I wrote a list of what I considered to be the ten most “important” gay male films – not what I felt were the “best,” mind you, but the ones that I felt had had the most impact either on the Glbt community or society at large. »

- Brent Hartinger

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Gil Birmingham Playing On The Set Of 'Eclipse' And Miley Cyrus Is Feeling Better In Today's Twitter-Wood

2 October 2009 4:00 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Warmoth's out again today. He hates me, you see. Really though, he busts his rear for this column and he gets a break whenever he wants it. The Twitter-Wood was relatively quiet today, but not so quiet that I've got nothing for you. Aubrey O'Day made some noise with a fairly scandalous TwitPic, the one that earned today's Twitter Pic of the Day honors. There were some strong runner-up contenders however from Danny Masterson and Fred Durst.

On the text tweet front, Amber Benson talks about her painful future as a roller derby girl, Rainn Wilson makes a startling observation, Michael McKean comes up with a brilliant movie idea and Ice-t addresses a very personal rumor. Plus, Gil Birmingham from the totally unpopular "Twilight" series brings an update from the set of "Eclipse." I'm @geminibros and this is your Twitter-Wood for October 2, 2009. Have a kickass weekend, y'all.

Twitter Pic of the Day

AubreyODay http://twitpic. »

- Adam Rosenberg

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The Good, The Bad And The Wtf: Beards, Sequels and Gundam Weddings

6 September 2009 5:05 AM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Oliver Stone and Hugo Chavez, sitting on a tree... S-p-i-n-n-i-n-g. Back again with the best, worst and weirdest updates from the movie world, including director Oliver Stone's trip down to South of the Border, being buddy-buddies with controversial heads of state. That gave me an idea. How about a new Rambo movie where he rescues lefty filmmakers from mad dictators? What's that, you say? There's already a new Rambo movie in the works?

The Good

• After three months of gracing the Tokyo skyline with awesomeness, Japan's life-size Gundam statue was supposed to be dismantled as scheduled last Wednesday, but a nasty typhoon is delaying the deconstruction for a few days (Police should start looking if there aren't any otaku convention with a giant wind machine). A little over a week ago, a Japanese couple managed to celebrate the most epic wedding ever by getting married in front of the statue and in costume, »

- Arya Ponto

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A 'Twilight' Star And A 'Buffy' Star Both Have A Special Connection With Pigeons In Today's Twitter-Wood

3 September 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Warmoth is out today and, with him, Twitter-Wood's enduring fondness for former "Full House" stars. Nothing against Saget, Stamos and Coulier... but your regular Twitter-Wood contributor is their champion here. He'll be back tomorrow, so have no fear: "Full House" will live on at MTV Movies Blog.

So what's up today on the feed? Well, for starters "The State" veteran David Wain, currently in Sicily, had someone snap a super-cool photo of him. It was enough to edge out Paris Hilton's own photo, of a bunch of fancy cakes that she was sent. Presumably for free. In the world of text-only Tweets, Rainn Wilson dropped some knowledge about Pfizer and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" star Amber Benson revealed that she has a special connection with pigeons, especially the anorexic ones. "Twilight" star Peter Facinelli also had a pigeon run-in, while bird-watching for the elusive Twitter Bird. Meanwhile, Idris Elba »

- Adam Rosenberg

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Brett Ratner's 'Guitar Hero 5' Commercial, Fires In L.A. And Flagrant Nerdery In Today's Twitter-Wood

1 September 2009 3:00 PM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

Brett Ratner may not be making that "Guitar Hero" movie that he's dreamed about, but he is getting the chance to help launch the new game with a commercial. And he's excited -- like tweeting about it excited.

Meanwhile in Los Angeles, those wildfires are still burning, and the faces of the Twitter-Wood feed are still watching the smoke fly. Richard Kelly and Rose McGowan caught a glimpse of the flames, while Kevin Smith linked to what the little actress from "Jersey Girl" is up to these days, and Miranda Cosgrove locked herself out of her home. Find out what happened and see the proudest display of nerd-pride on the Internet today in the Twitter-Wood report for September 1, 2009.

Twitter Pic of the Day:

@wilw http://twitpic.com/g1n27 - I am seriously thinking Geek right now.

-Wil Wheaton, Writer/Actor ("Stand by Me," "Star Trek: The Next Generation »

- Brian Warmoth

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Crazy Sexy Geeks: A New Weekly Web-Series

6 August 2009 9:55 AM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

So your parents loved Robert Downey, Jr. in Iron Man but don't think comics themselves have anything to offer? Your friends loved V for Vendetta and The Dark Knight and are curious to read comics now but aren't sure where to start? This is the show to help them all out.

Starring yours truly and New York actor Jose Ramos, "Crazy Sexy Geeks" is meant to help new people get into comics while also entertaining those already initiated. Each week we will discuss topics such as openly gay super-heroes, why there don't seem to be many women super-heroes outside of comics, whether remakes are better than sequels, and other fun topics that anyone with a smidgeon of pop culture knowledge can enjoy.

This is not your typical comic book video blog where two or three guys sit in a basement or at a friend's house and just review what came out this week. »

- Alan Kistler

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“Buffy” Vs. “Torchwood”: Which Did a Better Job Killing Its Gay Character?

26 July 2009 9:24 PM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

They both did it: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Torchwood both killed off major characters in same-sex relationships – the former doing in the character of Tara Maclay, Willow’s girlfriend, toward the end of the sixth season, and the latter killing Ianto Jones in the recent Children of Earth miniseries.

But when it comes to ending the lives of major gay characters on television, Buffy did it well. Torchwood? Not so much.

First things first.

I’m not usually a fan of a show killing off any major character. Television is an intimate medium, one that is piped directly into your home. The negativity and trauma of a beloved TV character’s death can linger an unexpectedly long time.

That said, I understand that, dramatically, death is sometimes necessary, especially on shows like Buffy and Torchwood, where “danger” is a major element in every episode.

If no one ever dies, »

- Brent Hartinger

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Sdcc '09: Horror Exclusives

19 July 2009 3:23 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

One of the highlights of any convention is the amount of incredible exclusive collectibles available.

Sdcc '09 is no exception, with manufacturers and retailers rolling out a massive amount of horror items that you can either get direct at the show, or end up scouring Ebay after the fact.

We've assembled a checklist (so you don't have to!) of all the gory-goodness that Fangoria readers may want to get their blood-stained hands on. This list is current as of this morning, but more items are expected to be added throughout the week.

Afx - Action Figure Xpress

Friday The 13th Part V: Jason Lives - Bust With Removable Mask (which we first detailed here)

Limited to just 500 pcs worldwide (only 400 for San Diego Comic-Con), this Jason Voorhees Bust from Gentle Giant stands approximately 8 inches tall and comes with a spear along with a removable mask revealing the terror underneath! In »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (James Zahn)

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Sdcc '09: Saturday Horror

19 July 2009 2:25 AM, PDT | Fangoria | See recent Fangoria news »

The 2009 Edition of Comic-Con gets underway this week at the San Diego Convention Center, promising the biggest pop-culture event of the year.

Fangoria will be there reporting on the action live from the show floor, with constant updates on all the genre panels, announcements, and more - bringing all the latest Sdcc '09 Horror News direct to you right here on Fangoria.com

For those of you planning to attend the 100% Sold-out show, here's a look at what to expect for genre programming on Saturday, July 25th, 2009.

10:00-11:00 Idw: Angel on the Rise— With L.A. back from Hell, what's next for Idw's Angel comics? Fans of the show and the tall, dark, and brooding fangster can find out who's still fighting, who's been eaten, and what sinister forces are still to come during this panel featuring Juliet Landau (Angel writer/actress), Brian Lynch (Angel: After the Fall »

- no-reply@fangoria.com (James Zahn)

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San Diego Comic Con 2009 - Saturday Schedule

11 July 2009 7:16 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

While it may seem as if a lot of the "big name" genre projects showing off their wares at 2009's San Diego Comic-Con have favored the front end of the show's run, the last two days are pretty chock full of panels and screenings as well. Here's a rundown of Saturday's schedule for those of you sniffing out the horror goods.

Saturday, July 25

10:00-11:00 - Idw: Angel on the Rise — With L.A. back from Hell, what's next for Idw's Angel comics? Fans of the show and the tall, dark, and brooding fangster can find out who's still fighting, who's been eaten, and what sinister forces are still to come during this panel featuring Juliet Landau (Angel writer/actress), Brian Lynch (Angel: After the Fall), Peter David (Fallen Angel), plus the reveal of the all-new monthly Angelwriter and more! Room 7Ab

10:15-11:15 - Eastwick Pilot Screening and »

- The Woman In Black

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Exclusive: Amber Benson Talks About Her New Book And The Next ‘Buffy’ Movie

1 July 2009 10:30 AM, PDT | MTV Movies Blog | See recent MTV Movies Blog news »

From Hollywood Crush: She may be best know as Tara Meers on the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” but Amber Benson (left, with Sarah Michelle Gellar) has since become an accomplished writer. She has written and produced her own films, written several comics and she and co-writer Christopher Golden created the popular BBC series “Albion.” Now, she’s taking her first solo-flight as a novelist with “Death’s Daughter,” which is book one of a trilogy.

During a book signing at Midtown Comics in Times Square, we had the chance to about her new book and its interesting protagonist, a sarcastic young woman named Calliope Reaper-Jones. Amber told Hollywood Crush, “Basically, it’s about a girl who’s father is Death. [Death as a force] is run like a corporation. He’s the president and CEO. And he gets kidnapped and [Calliope] has to come and run the company and find out what happened to her dad. »

- MTV Movies Team

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‘Buffy’ Actress Amber Benson Talks New Book & Potential Joss Whedon-Less Movie

30 June 2009 3:08 PM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

From Hollywood Crush: She may be best know as Tara Meers on the series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” but Amber Benson (left, with Sarah Michelle Gellar) has since become an accomplished writer. She has written and produced her own films, written several comics and she and co-writer Christopher Golden created the popular BBC series “Albion.” Now, she’s taking her first solo-flight as a novelist with “Death’s Daughter,” which is book one of a trilogy.

During a book signing at Midtown Comics in Times Square, we had the chance to about her new book and its interesting protagonist, a sarcastic young woman named Calliope Reaper-Jones. Amber told Hollywood Crush, “Basically, it’s about a girl who’s father is Death. [Death as a force] is run like a corporation. He’s the president and CEO. And he gets kidnapped and [Calliope] has to come and run the company and find out what happened to her dad. »

- Alan Kistler

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