Gus Van Sant
Formative memories from some of Hollywood's top filmmakers and showrunners.
Gus Van Sant, initially approached to direct the film, said a long list of A-listers turned down roles in the movie.
Even in progressive films, realistic representation of people in recovery Is missing.
As a film, Author: The JT LeRoy Story provides a unique window into this San Francisco based writer, punk rocker, con artist.
Last weekend I had the opportunity to screen Doug Aitken's "Station to Station" at the Nuart in Santa Monica. Aiken attended the screening with fellow art world luminaries who were impressed by the film.
Yes, these contemporary films may be brilliant and present a diverse range of multi-layered gay characters, but they often focus on the monogamous, family-oriented love stories we typically see in mainstream heterosexual narratives. The queercore, rebellious spirit of New Queer Cinema films has slowly become overshadowed by the "ideal" of domesticity and conformity.
Joseph Baken is a Hollywood wünderkind whose hilarious Hollywoodland YouTube videos have gone viral. Baken's ascent has been rapid, having already worked with everyone from Gus Van Sant to James Franco. I spoke with Baken just as he released the second of his Hollywoodland videos.