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2 Girls, 1 Podcast ep#14 talks with lesbian werewolf author Allison Moon

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This episode we talk with author and educator Allison Moon, author of a sci fi lesbian werewolf romance Lunatic Fringe and then make her comment on the Mars Hill vandalism, primary elections and QDoc. [...]

QDoc Sunday film review: ‘Put This on the Map’

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Put This on the Map is a documentary featuring 26 different LGBTQ youth living in East King County. In the film the youth speak about what it means to be LGBTQ and discuss both gender expression and sexual orientation. One of the things I enjoyed most about the film was that youth from across the LGBTQ spectrum were included. We get to hear from youth that identify as trans, [...]

QDoc Saturday Film Review – I Am

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I am is filmmaker Sonali Gulati’s coming out letter to her mother. Eleven years after her mother’s death, Sonali explores the possibilities of how her mother might have reacted to her sexuality by returning to her childhood home in New Delhi and gathering the coming out stories of Indian queers and their parents.

Some might think a film of coming out stories from a country which only decriminalized homosexuality in [...]

QDoc Saturday Film Review – On These Shoulders We Stand

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Last night I took a friend who was visiting from New York to the airport. We got in a great philosophical conversation about whether gay rights are the inevitable result of a free society. At this point in history, it’s possible to view gay marriage and other advances as “just a matter of time”. The truth is there are people who faced police brutality, unemployment, societal rejection, and death to [...]

QDoc Saturday film review: ‘The Adonis Factor’

It's hard to be pretty when being pretty makes you hard.

It's hard to be pretty when being pretty makes you hard.

The Adonis Factor, a film by Christopher Hines, is a look into the objectification and beautification inherent in the gay male world. Hines also brought us the movie, The Butch Factor. Both films discuss social and personal roles and image in gay culture. However, The Adonis Factor focuses more on beauty and image expectation.

I love queer documentary. [...]

Interview with Hole drummer and ‘Hit So Hard’ subject Patty Schemel

Patty Schemel's 'Hit so Hard' screens Thursday

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I won’t say that I’m always particularly verbally eloquent but I was a little aghast at my rambling questions posed to Hole drummer and subject of QDoc Friday night film Hit So Hard Patty Schemel. I wasn’t necessarily nervous, but I can’t deny that Hole’s 1994 album Live Through This was second only to Team Dresch as the most played tape on my Freshman year walkman. And [...]

Q Doc Sunday night film review: Becoming Chaz

Becoming Chaz - Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia

Becoming Chaz – Chaz Bono and partner Jennifer Elia

Mostly famous as the daughter of Sonny and Cher, Becoming Chaz is the story of Chastity Bono’s transition to becoming Chaz Bono, more specifically, Bono’s decision to have top surgery and to come out publicly as a transman. In the process, we see Chaz deal with the difficulties in his relationship to partner Jenny, navigate the murky waters of his [...]

QDoc Friday film review: ‘The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye’

Nothing says I love you, like surgically adopting your lover's face.

The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is a film by Marie Losier chronicling the relationship of Genesis P-Orridge and his wife Lady Jaye. Genesis took part in forming Throbbing Gristle, Psychic TV, and kickstarting the industrial movement. Lady Jaye was his love and collaborator. Epic romance and art were among their accomplishments… so was looking alike. Man, [...]

QDoc Friday night film review: ‘Hit So Hard: The Life and Near Death Story of Patty Schemel’

Patty Schemel with Hole, for Rolling Stone in the 1995 issue where she came out. From L Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Schemel, Melissa Auf der Maur

Patty Schemel with Hole, for Rolling Stone in the 1995 issue where she came out. From L Courtney Love, Eric Erlandson, Schemel, Melissa Auf der Maur

For any rock fan who was a teen of the 90s Seattle grunge reigned supreme and Hole was its seat of feminine power. The seminal grrl grunge group was fronted but the unmistakable, if not always likeable, Courtney Love, wife and baby momma [...]

QDoc opening night film review: ‘Arias with a Twist: The Docufantasy’

Scene from the stage production of 'Arias with a Twist'

Scene from the stage production of 'Arias with a Twist'

The dream of the 80s is alive in Joey Arias, or so it seems from the waxing nostalgic at the beginning of Arias with a Twist:The Docufantasy, Q Doc’s opening night documentary that follows Arias in his latest performance, a collaboration with classically trained puppeteer Basil Twist.

The first 20 minutes of interviews with Arias’ 80s hipster pals is [...]