2 items from 2015
Stars: Michael Galante, Michelle Hendley, Jean Devereux Koester, Ethan Major, Scott Martineck, Christopher McHale, Benj Mirman, Randall Newsome, Jacob Perkins, Joseph Ricci | Written and Directed by Eric Schaeffer
My gender identity is complex, but my life experiences intersect frequently with those of trans women and it’s a category I feel proud to be partially resident in. I dress femme, I’m starting estrogen in a couple weeks, I’ve flirted with voice training, and when I go out for a walk it’s pretty solid odds that at least one passer-by is going to scream some shopworn slur at me. This review was a deeply personal experience for me, and it’s as much a breakdown of my thoughts on life as a trans person as it is a dissection of a sweet, uncomplicated rom-com.
There are several longstanding traditions in Western film and television regarding trans women. First, »
- Gretchen Felker-Martin
After years wandering the desert of development in various forms, the long-gestating adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s classic Preacher graphic novel series is finally creeping closer to reality. And while we’re still waiting to find out who will shoulder the mantle of leading man Jesse Custer, producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin have locked in Ruth Negga to play Tulip.Negga, who has been in films such as World War Z, Breakfast On Pluto and 12 Years A Slave, might be most recognisable to comic-book fans as Raina on Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.. She’s set for Preacher as Custer’s former flame and one true love, who joins him and Irish vampire Cassidy on a mission to track down God.Custer, you see, is a handsome young Texas reverend with a dark past and a deep love of »
2 items from 2015
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