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Stranger Things Finally Goes Queer

Stranger Things Finally Goes Queer

It only took 3 seasons, but the Netflix smash-hit Stranger Things finally delivered to us its first openly queer character. While Maya Hawke’s character Robin was clearly being set up as a foil for her Scoops Ahoy co-worker Steve Harrington, it’s not until near the end of the short season that we learn the truth: she’s a lesbian.

Glimpse Into Tomorrow at the SIFF VR Zone

Glimpse Into Tomorrow at the SIFF VR Zone

The SIFF VR Zone is a pop-up virtual reality installation living, for now, on the first floor of Pacific Place Mall. It’s the most intriguing thing the 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival has had going on all season – or for even the last two SIFF seasons. Maybe three.

Call Me When It’s Over

While Call Me By Your Name is a beautifully crafted piece of cinema, its story is ultimately empty and unfulfilling, and would’ve better served as a 20 minute video tour of Northern Italy. Combined with such problematic casting, it makes for a story that just didn’t need to be told.

Hot Takes on Hollow Earth: Seattle’s Lesbian Talk Radio

If you’ve a fan of Seattle’s amazing queer comedy scene, then you owe it to yourself to check out Hot Takes With Hot Dykes, self-described as Seattle’s premiere lesbian talk radio show. The gay baby of Seattle comedy couple Clara Pluton and Val Nigro airs on Hollow Earth Radio every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, as well as in podcast form (for those who aren’t radio wave inclined) on Soundcloud and iTunes.

Starting in a Good Place: Wes Hurley and Little Potato

Starting in a Good Place: Wes Hurley and Little Potato

Seattle filmmaker Wes Hurley recently debuted his newest project, Little Potato, to cheering audiences at SXSW. Metaphorically, the movie (co-directed by Nathan Miller) is a story about suffering repression and experiencing relief. Literally, though, the story is about Hurley and his mother leaving a dangerous and corrupt Russia to find freedom in America.

SNL: A Sketch Too Far

SNL: A Sketch Too Far

I was left with a strange feeling yesterday after watching the replay of last weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Part of it was from the fact that Chris Pine had to sing almost every time we saw him in the episode, which was weird. But it was mostly due to the sketch where a group of tough, masculine auto mechanics all came out to each other as closet RuPaul’s Drag Race fans.

Highs And Lows Of A History Making Oscars

Highs And Lows Of A History Making Oscars

Between Gary from Chicago and Warren Beatty’s Steve Harvey moment, the 2017 Academy Awards will be remembered forever. But more importantly, this year’s Oscars made history with the first ever LGBTQ film achieving the Academy’s highest honor: Best Picture!

Golden Globes 2017: A Recap

Golden Globes 2017: A Recap

Before the Oscars are distributed, before the Tony Awards, before the Grammys and the Emmys and whatever Nickelodeon does, there is an award ceremony commemorating the best in television and film: the Golden Globes.