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July 11, 2014

Honoree James Schamus joked that Oldman is known to 'have a very, very large mouth, but his heart is much bigger'

It was known that filmmaker James Schamus would be receiving the lifetime achievement award at the opening night of Outfest Los Angeles on Thursday but what was not known was who would be presenting it to him.

It turned out to be quite s surprise for the audience at the LGBT film festival: actor Gary Oldman who last month suffered severe backlash for defending Alec Baldwin's use of an anti-gay slur.

Oldman has since apologized in an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live and it appears all is forgiven since he was warmly received by the audience at the Orpheum Theatre.

July 1, 2014

Saturday Night Live alumni reunites in The Skeleton Twins, as well as starring Modern Family's Ty Burrell

The Skeleton Twins has debuted its first trailer, which stars Bridesmaids’ Kristin Wiig.

The film will reunite Saturday Night Live’s Wiig as Maggie and Bill Hader as her gay twin brother Milo.

The latter, a struggling actor, returns to his hometown for a reunion with his estranged twin 10 years after the pair both coincidentally cheated death on the same day.

As the twins' reunion reinvigorates them both, they realize the key to fixing their lives just may lie in fixing their relationship with each other.

June 27, 2014

Roberto Orci says it would not be right to 'shoe-horn' in a character that was openly gay just for the sake of it

A gay character that is both open and is integral to the plot is ‘not necessary’ in Star Trek 3, according to the director.

Roberto Orci has spoken about the follow-up to the adventures of the USS Enterprise, last seen in Star Trek (2009) and Star Trek Into Darkness (2013).

But even though the film will take place over 200 years in the future, Orci said he has doubts we will ever see a character having a same-sex relationship.

‘It can be part of a character and not be the whole shebang,’ he said on the Humans From Earth podcast.

June 20, 2014

Film drama My Last Round sees a prize-winning boxer begin another kind of fight when he falls in love with a young man

A prize-winning boxer finds out he has to fight in a different way when he falls in love with a young man in a small town in Chile.

Spanish language film My Last Round looks at the relationship between a boxing champion Octavio, who has to give up fighting, and the man he falls for, Hugo.

Gay Star News has gotten hold of a short clip of the film to share, where we see the intensity of the attraction between Octavio and Hugo as the pair kiss in the woods.

June 16, 2014

Hollywood insider told journalist they hope 'gay will stay trendy' before the next movie in the Steve Martin franchise is released

A new Father of the Bride movie will see Steve Martin’s curmudgeon dad planning the upcoming nuptials of his gay son.

Father of the Bride III is expected to see the 68-year-old actor return to the series since 1995.

Diane Keaton is expected to return as his wife Nina. It is not confirmed if the couple’s son, originally played by Kieran Culkin, will be back for the third film in the franchise.

Unable to process the news, the ‘thunderstruck and speechless’ dad is thrown out of the family home by the mom in the new storyline.

June 14, 2014

Any cute actor working today cannot hold a candle to Marlon Brando when he first hit the big screen

Zac Efron, Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss, Gael García Bernal, Usher, Aziz Ansari, Bruno Mars, and James McAvoy can make some (many) of us mad with desire.

However, not one of those Hollywood hunks can win a hot off with Marlon Brando.

Considered by some as the greatest movie actor of all time, the young Brando was nothing but a walking advertisement for sexuality.

June 12, 2014

A cruising spot for gay men becomes the most dangerous lake in France when a love affair takes a sinister turn in French thriller Stranger By The Lake

A group of men are exposed to the dangers of gay cruising in award-winning French thriller Stranger By The Lake.

Stranger By The Lake was highly praised at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 where it was awarded the prestigious Queer Palm award, making it a new gay cinema classic.

The film is a mix of beach sunsets, steamy encounters and brutal murders by renowned ‘bad boy’ of French cinema, director Alain Guiraudie, who won the award for Best Director at Cannes.

May 1, 2014

One of the most fetch movies ever made is 10 years old, and we have tracked down the 10 gayest moments you might have missed

Mean Girls is too gay to function.

Sorry, it was almost a requirement to start with that. This week, Mean Girls is 10 years old and it is time to celebrate one of the best teen comedies ever made.

A Heathers for the millennials generation, the Tina Fey written film has thrilled millions with its witty dialogue, memorable characters and the message of being yourself.

April 23, 2014

Two-time Oscar winner has been in relationbship with photographer for a year

Jodie Foster has married Alexandra Hedison, her girlfriend of one year.

The marriage between the two-time Oscar winner and the photographer took place over the weekend, according to E! Online.

Hedison is also an actress who appeared on the Showtime lesbian drama The L Word for three seasons in the role of Dylan Morelan. She had previously dated Ellen DeGeneres with their three-year relationship ending a decade ago.

April 1, 2014

The Iris Prize Festival will showcase the best British and international LGBTI films

What would it be like for James Bond to be gay? Well, audiences at the Iris Festival will get an idea this year as it opens with a gay British secret agent film.

The full-length feature film, Jayson Bend: Queen and Country, will be an appropriate opening screening as the festival marks a new phase in its development with a strand deidcated to the 'Best of British' LGBT short films.

Jayson Bend is the story of a charming gay secret agent who uncovers a sinister plot that reveals a billionaire hair dressing tycoon owns the largest global chain of hair salons.

March 24, 2014

New superhero film will be the first major release after Page came out as lesbian in a heartfelt Valentine's Day speech

X-Men: Days of Future Past has premiered a new trailer.

Starring gay actors Ian McKellen and Ellen Page, the superhero film is a follow up to 2011’s prequel X-Men: First Class.

It will unite the cast of the original trilogy with the newer stars like James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender and Jennifer Lawrence.

Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry and Nicholas Hoult are also among the other returning cast members.

February 18, 2014

Hollywood stars will play a couple who struggle with the state's homophobia as one of them becomes terminally ill

Julianne Moore will be playing Ellen Page’s lesbian lover in a new indie drama film.

‘Freeheld’ is a true story of Stacie Andree (Page) and New Jersey police detective Laurel Hester (Moore), a devoted couple whose world is shattered when Laurel becomes terminally ill.

Laurel’s conservative partner, Detective Dane Wells, is shocked but becomes a leader in the fight for gay rights in the United States.

Peter Sollett, of Raising Victor Vargas, will be directing the screenplay by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Ron Nyswaner, of Philadelphia.

February 6, 2014

'I don’t know what all this hoo-ha about Ryan Gosling is about ... I don’t think he’s as gripping and compelling as people like Matt Damon or George Clooney'

It seems George Takei isn't president of the Ryan Gosling fan club.

The Star Trek icon - he played Sulu in the original TV series and feature films - was asked about things he thinks are overrated these days.

He mentioned that actors are - and one actor in particular.

'I don’t know what all this hoo-ha about Ryan Gosling is about,' Takei tells Huffington Post.

'He’s more often boring than not.'

January 22, 2014

'Burger' was awarded a major accolade for its depiction of LGBTI characters in a Cardiff burger bar

A gay short film has won a major award at Sundance Film Festvial.

'Burger, directed by Magnus Mork, won the Special Jury Award for Direction and Ensemble Acting for its depiction of gay visitors to a late-night burger bar in Cardiff, UK.

The short drama was praised by the jury ‘for its uncanny observation of complex social dynamics and succeeding when it could have gone so wrong.’

The director was present at the ceremony in Parks City, Utah on 21 January to receive the accolade.

January 13, 2014

Submissions are open for movie lovers to compete for the LGBTI short film prize and win £25,000

A film award is on the hunt for the next, great gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender filmmaker.

The Iris Prize is giving aspiring movie lovers to make a film of their very own, given £25,000 in funding, support and guidance.

The prize has so far helped to produce five short films, with a sixth one in the pipeline, and previous winners of the prize have used this platform as a springboard to achieve greater film accolades.

January 12, 2014

Tells Gay Star News: 'People are happy and want to get married, why not? I don't understand where the resistance would be to be honest'

Michael Fassbender, a lock for an Oscar nomination for his performance in 12 Years a Slave, stopped to chat with Gay Star News during a dizzying weekend of award season events in Los Angeles.

The 36-year-old actor was asked about the ongoing battle over same-sex marriage that has been going on in the US - most specifically in Utah where a legal battle is taking place.

January 7, 2014

Liverpool’s Homotopia takes on London and Manchester’s pride parties for Best Event. Stonewall and THT nominated as top charities

The LGBTI British public is being urged to vote for the charities, brands and business people who support them.

Voting is already underway in the Out in the City and G3 Magazine Awards, dubbed Britain’s ‘Gay Oscars’.

The glitzy award ceremony will pay tribute to high profile LGBTI people who have won the hearts of nation’s gay community over the past 12 months.

‘The awards are not just about the celebrity nominees,’ says organizer Sarah Garrett.

December 30, 2013

DVD rental kiosk company decided to offer film despite policy against carrying documentaries

Redbox began offering the accclaimed gay-themed documentary Bridegroom in its DVD rental kiosks earlier this month.

Now the company is facing backlash from anti-gay forces who are urging people to boycott the popular kiosks.

Shane Bitney Crone, the subject of the movie and one of its producers, says angry consumers have sent numerous emails and letters conveying disappointment in the company for carrying the film.

December 26, 2013

The Supreme Administrative Court of Bulgaria has ruled that comments by Bulgarian film director Andrey Slabakov constitute unlawful harassment, ordering the country’s Commission for Protection against Discrimination to take action against him

Bulgaria’s Supreme Administrative Court has ruled that comments made on national television by actor and director Andrey Slabakov saying homosexuals were more dangerous than smoking are unlawful harassment.

During a television interview in 2011, Slabakov claimed that ‘gays are more dangerous than tobacco smoking because they spread AIDS on a mass scale.’

Slabakov said this posed a threat to the wider community because ‘some of them are bisexual’ and thus had the potential to spread the disease to heterosexuals as well.

December 11, 2013

With many award-winning offerings, 2013 saw an explosion of talent in LGBTI films

From a Liberace biopic to Daniel Radcliffe's much discussed gay sex scene in Kill Your Darlings, 2013 was a year of huge achievement in LGBTI filmmaking. Here are some of the best.

Behind the Candelabra 

Stephen Soderbergh's film about the final 10 years of Liberace's life, starring Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and competed for the Palme d'Or.

December 9, 2013

Film has been lauded by Bill Clinton and Oprah Winfrey and won many festival awards

Redbox DVD rental kiosks recently stopped renting out documentaries due to space limitations.

But the company is making an exception to its own rule for the gay-themed documentary Bridegroom which screened on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network last month and was introduced by Bill Clinton at the Tribeca Film Festival last June.

December 5, 2013

Interior. Leather Bar saw James Franco and fellow director Travis Mathews having to get serious actors to have real gay sex on screen

In 1980, Al Pacino starred as a cop touring New York’s gay sex venues to catch a serial killer.

The film, Cruising, was loved and hated. But rumors suggest it was almost even more controversial. The story goes the director William Friedkin cut 40 minutes of gay S&M footage to avoid an X rating.

Now filmmakers James Franco (of Milk fame) and Travis Mathews have imagined what that 40 minutes of footage may have looked like.

December 5, 2013

'I’m gonna carry this torch for you brother'

Actress Michelle Rodriguez is grieving her co-star in the Fast & Furious franchise Paul Walker who was killed Saturday (30 November) in a car crash.

Rodriguez, who came out as bisexual earlier this fall, has posted this message on Twitter: 'I’m gonna carry this torch for you brother, with a forced smile on my face and Im gonna open my heart just cause your telling me to.'

The cast was in the middle of filming the seventh movie in the high-grossing Fast & Furious franchise when it lost one of its main stars.

November 27, 2013

San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, murdered on same day, to also be remembered

It was 35 years ago today that San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and the city's first openly gay city supervisor, Harvey Milk, were gunned down at City Hall.

The murderous actions of disgruntled former supervisor Dan White broke a lot of hearts that day and tonight (27 November) the city will pay tribute to the two men tonight at a candlelight vigil.

Among those marching will be Dustin Lance Black who won an Oscar for writing the screenplay for the movie Milk which starred Sean Penn as the late supervisor. Victor Garber played Moscone in the film.