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We Have a Winner

And now, to put the finishing touches on this year’s Queer Film Blogathon, we have our raffle winner, determined via random number generator! Drum roll, please…

(The winner will receive a copy of Boze Hadleigh’s book Celluloid Gaze.)

The winner is Margaret Perry of the blog The Great Katharine Hepburn! As they say on TV, “Margaret, come on down!” (I.e., send an email to p.g.grrr@gmail.com so I can mail off your book!)

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Queer Film Blogathon: Day 5

So this is it! The last set of contributions to the Queer Film Blogathon 2012. (Though please comment if you have any to add.) It’s been a hectic, fun week. I’d like to thank Caroline from Garbo Laughs, first and foremost, for inviting us to co-host and for just being all-around awesome. Thanks to everyone who participated by writing posts or entering the raffle. And you know what? Thank you for reading! I hope you had fun; I sure did!

And now, the posts:

  • Stacia from She Blogged By Night criticizes the complacency and complicity of the classic film blogging community, using the homophobia in Freebie and the Bean as an example.
  • Mary from One Stop Awesome discusses one of her (and my) favorite movies, Todd Haynes’ Velvet Goldmine. An Ewan McGregor nude shot is thankfully included.
  • Yvette from in so many words… has a pretty fantastic piece on the beauty of Brokeback Mountain.
  • Joseph from The Queer Film Blog gives us a queer reading of Prometheus. (Which I will read as soon as I’ve seen the movie!)
  • Finally, we have one more review from Christianne, on Call Me Kuchu, which details the plight of gays and lesbians in Uganda. (If this blogathon teaches everyone one thing, I hope it’s “Read Krell Laboratories all the time.”)

That’s technically it, but it’s not quite over yet, because 1) we still have raffle winners to announce tomorrow and 2) I hope the spirit of queer film blogging will live on all year ’round.

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Queer Film Blogathon: Day 4

Our week-long voyage through the world of LGBT-themed movies has almost reached its end, but the posts keep on coming…

  • Chris from Silent Volume (ooh, a silents-centric movie blog!) weighs the representations of gay characters in William Dieterle’s Sex in Chains.
  • Speaking of queer prison movies, Brandie from True Classics gives us an in-depth look at the Stanwyck-starring Pre-Code drama Ladies They Talk About.
  • “His kind of… man?”: Jesse Ataide from Memories of the Future gives us one of my favorite blogathon contributions so far, a queer reading of His Kind of Woman written with some help from Richard Dyer and plenty of pictorial evidence.
  • Staying in the ’50s, Lê from Crítica Retrô looks at how queer behavior was equated with “deviation” in movies like Strangers on a Train and Johnny Guitar (pictured above).
  • Ivan from Thrilling Days of Yesteryear tells us about Different for Girls, a British romantic comedy about a trans woman.
  • Finally, Christianne writes about the queer/atheist coming-of-age story The Wise Kids.

Check back later today for our wrap-up post and the name of the raffle winner! (Speaking of which, it’s still not too late to enter.)

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Queer Film Blogathon: Day 3

We’re just past the blogathon’s halfway point and making incredible progress. Yet again I’m astounded by how diverse our participants’ interests and approaches are. So get reading!

  • Christianne has more for us: this time, she analyzes the dehumanizing clichés (and occasional triumphs) of transgender documentaries, from the quasi-doc Glen or Glenda (pictured above) to recent ones like She’s a Boy I Knew.
  • Stephanie Hammer from Magically Real recalls seeing boys kiss for the first time in 1971’s Sunday Bloody Sunday.
  • Wednesday’s Child from Deep Red Rum introduces us to the gay ghost story Heaven’s a Drag.

More to come tomorrow!

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Queer Film Blogathon: Day 2

The second day brings more queer-centric reviews, on movies spanning time and space, that continue to raise this blogathon’s already high bar of quality. So enjoy! (And don’t forget to enter the raffle!)

  • Christianne from Krell Laboratories returns to discuss the pleasures of Weekend—one of my recent favorites, too—as well as Richard Linklater’s latest, Bernie.
  • We’re off to Thailand courtesy of Peter from Coffee coffee and more coffee, who reviewed Sarasawadee Wongsompetch’s Yes or No.
  • More from Jake at Not Just Movies, this time a comprehensive post on Fassbinder’s In a Year of 13 Moons, which outdoes even Fox and His Friends when it comes to being depressing.
  • In perhaps the blogathon’s best-researched piece so far, Joseph from Marlene Dietrich: The Last Goddess reads Dietrich’s collaborations with von Sternberg through Sontag’s “Notes on ‘Camp’.”
  • Ever seen the early silent queer film A Florida EnchantmentAngela from The Hollywood Revue has, and was gracious enough to write about it for us!

Such an eclectic set of writing already, and we’re just getting started!

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