Alessandro Moretti contributes to Alt Film Guide. Gay-themed movies and topics are his specialty.

Author Archives: Alessandro Moretti

Sylvester Stallone and His Films: 'I Always Believe the Violence Is Justifiable'

Actor, director, producer, screenwriter Sylvester Stallone, 64, and fellow players Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren were plugging The Expendables, Stallone's latest vanity opus, in the United Kingdom. Below are a couple of choice Stallone quotes (whether they were said 100 percent in jest, who can tell?) found in The Guardian: […]

Sylvester Stallone 'The Expendables' Reviews

Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Randy Couture, The Expendables Reading critics' comments, Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables sounds funnier than Dinner for Schmucks, Grown Ups, and The Other Guys put together. Better yet, the movie offers explosions, dangerous stunts, and fight scenes reminiscent of the day when action heroes were so macho, […]

Xavier Dolan Bisexual Romantic Triangle 'Heartbeats': Cannes

With his debut feature I Killed My Mother, Quebecois filmmaker Xavier Dolan won three awards at the 2009 edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Dolan, 21, was less lucky at home, where he was all but ignored by the Genie Awards, Canada's Oscars. Anyhow, he's back at the Cannes festival […]

'A Single Man' & 'Glee,' Drew Barrymore: GLAAD Awards

Tom Ford's A Single Man, about a bereaved college professor (Colin Firth) in 1960s Los Angeles, was chosen as the “outstanding wide-release film” at the 21st annual GLAAD Media Awards, presented by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation at the Hyatt Regent Century Plaza Hotel in LA. According to […]

Ricky Martin Gay & Uma Thurman Box Office Cataclysm

Ricky Martin, best known for the song “Livin' la Vida Loca,", has announced that he is a “fortunate homosexual.” Martin pretty much just confirmed what everyone knew or at least strongly suspected. In any case, to come out openly takes more guts than most people think. The Puerto-Rican-born Martin has […]

'The Kids Are All Right,' 'The Mouth of the Wolf': Berlin Gay Movie Awards

Annette Bening and 'wife' Julianne Moore in The Kids Are All Right (top); Pietro Marcello's The Mouth of the Wolf (upper middle); James Franco's The Feast of Stephen (lower middle); Gaea Gaddy in Jake Yuzna's Open (bottom) Lisa Cholodenko's The Kids Are All Right, a family comedy co-written by Cholodenko […]

Vivian Vance, Lucille Ball, (False) Lesbian Rumors, and an Unpublished Autobiography

At the San Francisco Chronicle's blog/column The Collective Mind, Bob Bragman talks about the unearthing of Vivian Vance's unpublished memoirs, which the I Love Lucy actress wanted to be out before her death in 1979. According to the piece, excerpts have showed up in the National Enquirer, but the rest […]

'Avatar': Movie Racist & Paganistic? & China Ban

In James Cameron's Avatar, a white human is turned into a blue Na'vi, the inhabitants of a far-off moon. He eventually turns against the human invaders, becoming the leader of the Na'vi in their fight to preserve their way of life. Some people are pissed off because the human is […]

Proposition 8 Documentary Sells Out at Sundance: Mormon Anti-Gay Marriage Influence

Jan. 25, '10, update: Reed Cowan's 8: The Mormon Proposition received two “sustained standing ovations” at its Sundance Film Festival screening on Sunday, reports Sean P. Means in The Salt Lake Tribune. A rumored protest against the film failed to materialize. Narrated by Milk's Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dustin Lance Black […]

Meredith Baxter Lesbian Announcement: 'Family' & 'Family Ties' Actress + Another Gay Movie Seized in Canada

Meredith Baxter. Family and Family Ties actress Meredith Baxter (a.k.a. Meredith Baxter Birney) has come out as a lesbian after learning that tabloids were about to out her. The three-time Primetime Emmy nominee has been featured in only a handful of movies, most notably in a couple of 1976 releases: […]

Artivist Film Festival Kicks off with Father & Gay Son Movie

Los Angeles' 6th Artivist Film Festival kicks off tomorrow, Dec. 1, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Until its conclusion on Dec. 5, Artivist will screen 45 “advocate films” – socially/politically conscious documentary and narrative features and shorts – from around the globe. Tickets are free, but must be reserved […]

'Children of War' & 'Ice Bears of the Beaufort' Screenings

The 2009 Artivist Film Festival will present the Los Angeles premiere of Arthur C. Smith III's Ice Bears of the Beaufort (above) and Bryan Single's Children of War on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood. Ice Bears of the Beaufort will screen at at 7:30 pm; Children […]

Gay Films Seized in Canada

Clapham Junction by Adrian Shergold (top); Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth in I Can't Think Straight (middle); Patrik Age. 1.5 by Ella Lemhagen (bottom) Canada an egalitarian gay haven? Think again. Marcus McCann reports in that Canada Border Services Agency customs officers have seized three gay-themed films en route to […]