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A chronological look at films by, for, or about (or "by, for, and about") gays and lesbians in the United States... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Tom Arnold ... Frank (archive footage)

Randy Barbato ... Himself

Dan Bucatinsky ... Himself

Steve Buscemi ... Nick (archive footage)

Jonathan Caouette ... Himself

Patricia Charbonneau ... Cay Rivvers (archive footage)

Ash Christian ... Himself

John Cooper ... Himself

Wilson Cruz ... Himself

Alan Cumming ... Himself

Donna Deitch ... Herself

Divine ... (archive footage)
Arthur Dong ... Himself

Alonso Duralde ... Himself

Adam Goldberg ... Brett Miles Sanford (archive footage)
Stephen Gutwillig ... Himself

Jake Gyllenhaal ... Himself / Jack Twist (archive footage)

Maggie Gyllenhaal ... Jude (archive footage)
Marga Gómez ... Herself

Harry Hamlin ... Bart McGuire (archive footage)

Sean Hayes ... Himself / Billy Collier (archive footage)

Todd Haynes ... Himself

Marcus Hu ... Himself

Randy Jones ... Cowboy
Nina Landey ... Herself

Heath Ledger ... Himself / Ennis Del Mar (archive footage)

Ang Lee ... Himself
Jennie Livingston ... Herself

Jane Lynch ... Herself

Andrea Martin ... Dr. Ellen Wyckoff (archive footage)

Heather Matarazzo ... Herself

Ian McKellen ... Himself (archive footage)

John Cameron Mitchell ... Himself

Julianne Moore ... Herself (archive footage)

Michael Musto ... Himself

Tommy O'Haver ... Himself

Jenni Olson ... Herself

Peter Paige ... Himself
Patrik-Ian Polk ... Himself

Billy Porter ... Himself

Dennis Quaid ... Himself (archive footage)

B. Ruby Rich ... Herself

Jason Ritter ... Otis (archive footage)

Angela Robinson ... Herself

Don Roos ... Himself

James Schamus ... Himself

Chloë Sevigny ... Lana Tisdel (archive footage)

Helen Shaver ... Vivian Bell (archive footage)
Michelangelo Signorile ... Himself

Mink Stole ... Connie Marble (archive footage)

Hilary Swank ... Herself / Brandon Teena (archive footage)

Charlize Theron ... Herself (archive footage)

Rose Troche ... Herself

Guinevere Turner ... Herself

Christine Vachon ... Herself

Gus Van Sant ... Himself

Andy Warhol ... Himself (archive footage)

John Waters ... Himself
Stephen Winter ... Himself

Alice Wu ... Herself
John Kirk ... Interviewee (uncredited)

Directed by
Lisa Ades 
Lesli Klainberg 
 
Produced by
Lisa Ades .... producer
Alison Palmer Bourke .... executive producer
Lesli Klainberg .... producer
Tammie Rhee .... co-producer
Evan Shapiro .... executive producer
Jessica Wolfson .... associate producer: IFC
 
Original Music by
Ari Gold 
Billy Porter 
 
Cinematography by
Ruben O'Malley 
John Pirozzi 
 
Film Editing by
Rachel Reichman 
 
Art Department
Elizabeth Dagger .... graphic designer: Electrofork
 
Sound Department
Stephen Bores .... sound (as Steve Bores)
Andre French .... sound
Will Hansen .... sound (as William Hansen)
Claudia Katayanagi .... sound (as Claudia Kataynagi)
Caleb Mose .... sound (as Caleb A. Mose)
Tim Stubelik .... sound (as Tim Stubelek)
Colin Weeks .... sound editor
Colin Weeks .... sound mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Terence Taylor .... After Effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Henry Adebonojo .... additional cinematographer
Shaka Brookes .... grip (as Tshaka Brookes)
Sophia E. Constantinou .... additional cinematographer (as Sophie Constantinou)
Lesli Klainberg .... additional cinematographer
Tammie Rhee .... additional cinematographer
Jennifer Scarlata .... grip (as Jenny Scarlata)
 
Editorial Department
Judd Blaise .... associate editor
Julie Farol .... additional video post-production: Arc Pictures
Bill Stokes .... colorist: DuArt (as William Stokes)
 
Music Department
Ari Gold .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Margot Ahlquist .... production assistant
Lisa Andracke .... production assistant
Dave Donars .... production coordinator
Barbara Gregson .... clearance services: Miller.Gregson98
Katrina Kelly .... intern
Lisa Marie Mancusco .... intern
Christin Leigh Moné .... intern
Jenni Olson .... project consultant
David Orellana .... intern
B. Ruby Rich .... project consultant
Elizabeth Supp .... intern
Zaindria Yarborough .... intern
 

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Jane Lynch:For the longest time I couldn't put a name to who I was. I didn't have an image of anybody else who was like me, and it was torture.
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Mildly Interesting, 7 October 2013
Author: meaninglessbark from West Seattle

Fabulous! will be most interesting to people who have no knowledge of queer films. Anyone who already has a semi-decent working knowledge of queer films will probably find Fabulous! to be an OK choice to watch/listen to while going through a pile of unsorted mail. Anyone hoping to find information about films they've never heard of will probably be disappointed.

Fabulous! does a good job including many films that could be tagged L, G, B, T, and Q though it quickly passes over or neglects some that seem like they'd have a bigger role in a documentary like this.

There are a lot of interviews with makers and supporters of queer cinema. Actually it's essentially all interviews, Fabulous! is a talking head film with a few clips thrown in here and there. Some of the interviews, especially those with queer actors, offer little more than "Oh my god, I loved (insert queer film title here)!".

Ironically for a film about film Fabulous! could have been just as effective as radio documentary because it's not a film you really need to watch to get anything from. Most the time you're just staring at someone's face as he or she talks. Every now and then the talking heads are interrupted by a clip, still shot, timeline of 20th century gay history, or montage of queer film titles. The words and still images are thrown on the screen so briefly you can barely read anything or take in the images.

Over all Fabulous! (a terrible gay cliché title that doesn't describe all queer films) feels like a promotional film for a film fest, queer TV channel, or DVD rental service...Which it just might be as Netflix was somehow involved int the production.

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