• Prohibition

    Prohibition

    ★★★½

    I've only seen episode one as its the only era relevant to my paper but thank you Ken Burns for this pretty throrough baseline so I can now specifically research the different intersections of temperance and mass culture on my own, I'm interested enough to watch the rest after this class is over!

  • Lizzie

    Lizzie

    ★★★½

    I totally understand why this was intially conceived as a miniseries (the production of the Lizie Borden Diaries killed it and had to be revamped). I see why Sevigny was frustrated how much of Bridget and Lizzie's scenes were cut to streamline the story, prioritizing misogynistic men a bit more than intended as a result. But that murder sequence? Perfection!

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

    The Trial of the Chicago 7

    ★★★½

    A Bobby Seales spinoff is paramount

  • The Prom

    The Prom

    ★★★½

    I'm taking a research class where we are using P.T. Barnum as a jumping off point and it jogged my memory that this movie is for me what The Greatest Showman is for far too many people and I will not be shamed 💀💀💀💀💀

  • To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor

    To a More Perfect Union: U.S. v Windsor

    ★★★

    Another Jeff Toobin in a gay marriage documentary sighting, this time as a talking head *eyeroll*

    Edie Windsor is super charming and its easy to be on her side about paying the specific estate tax given the homophobic principle of the matter. However, I wish Americans didn't need to be sold on fighting injustice by relating to the rich hoarding gratuitous amount of money given our crumbling infrastructure and predatory economic practices towards people not of Windor's class stature. The…

  • The Campaign

    The Campaign

    ★★★★

    There are two figures featured (granted not as talking heads) that in 2020 have completely eviscerated their reputations: Jeffrey Toobin and Gavin Newsom. Thankfully their presence notes more the time capsule nature of looking at the Prop 8 fight and focuses on the actual organizers' blood, sweat, and tears. As complicated as debates around marriage itself as an institution is, the sacrifices there volunteers ground made for integration ultimately held down the line for broader civil rights and should be…

  • Pride Denied: Homonationalism and the Future of Queer Politics

    Pride Denied: Homonationalism and the Future of Queer Politics

    ★★★★½

    Significant and fair criticisms of corporate and jingoistic pride over community events, the prioritization and shaping of goals such as gay marriage, and a mature look at the future of queer political power. Basically why the Queer Liberation March/ Trans Marches/ Dyke (or in the case of NYC the dyke-adjacent, black-focused Love) Marches thrived this year under such political turmoil while sponsored parades went out with a whimper.

  • Anna and the Apocalypse

    Anna and the Apocalypse

    ★★★½

    An accumulation of teen comedies, musicals, and Shaun of the Dead that accumulates into a wholly unique Christmas experience 💀

    Also not noticing the apocalypse happening because you had the headphones in was very relatable and the ignoring a worldwide pandemic news to focus on your smaller problems was a little too real

  • Christmas in Connecticut

    Christmas in Connecticut

    ★★★

    I was admittedly SUPER DRUNK watching it, bit for the sequences I was paying attention it was pretty good in a classic movies way- I'll have a sober viewing one day 💀💀💀💀

  • Choosing Children

    Choosing Children

    ★★★★

    Rachelle's son is an icon

  • Out in the Night

    Out in the Night

    ★★★★★

    Honestly screw NYC for stealing so many years of these women's lives, a must-watch with Southwest of Salem

  • Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire Too

    Lesbian Avengers Eat Fire Too

    ★★★★½

    Avaible on the Lesbian Avenger Documentary Project channel for FREE on Youtube showing their activism as a testament to their fury and their joy. Their work impacted my life in ways I never realized: from going against my neighborhood's School Board to activizing against political figures and companies, to starting the Dyke Marches that I've been attaending in NYC since I was 17......thank you for your incredible work <3