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HIV/AIDS Epidemic Film "1985" Has Released Online

The trailer of the upcoming film 1985 has dropped and we’re excited to see the final project.

1985, by director Yen Tan, follows a young man returning to his childhood home with the intention to say goodbye.

At the start of the film, main character Adrian has recently lost his lover to AIDS and is struggling with the disease himself. He then decides to visit his family in Texas before it’s too late.

There, he reconnects with is parents, his childhood friend Carly (played by Jamie Chung) and his younger brother, who might be gay himself, Andrew (played by Aidan Langford).

According to the Daily Beast, Tan based his film off of a 2016 short he made and he based that off of his experiences working at a viatical settlement firm. There, he witnesses many gay men living with HIV or AIDS.

As the Daily Beast wrote:

“By the nature of the job, men revealed details about the relationships they had—or more often, didn’t have—with their families. Often, Tan felt confused. Why would this gay man whom his family disowned still name his father as his beneficiary? And then there was one patient whose offhand comment stuck with him, two decades later, planting the seed from which 1985 eventually grew: ‘The saddest thing is when the family doesn’t know.’

“A lot of those things that happened at that job didn’t quite click until the last few years when I’m revisiting memories of it,” Tan tells The Daily Beast. “When I was coming out, it was an exciting thing for me to enter that world. But at the same time I was working at a job interacting with people who were coming to the end of their lives, making end-of-life arrangements. I think the things people were telling me back then, I understood it, but it didn’t quite hit me on an emotional level until I got older.”

But that's not all. Gotham star Cory Michael Smith will be staring in the lead role.

Plus, Smith came out as queer while promoting the film.

“There’s something special about telling a story that feels closer to home,” Smith, who identifies as queer, tells The Daily Beast. “I’m not exactly like The Riddler in real life.

“I’m from Middle America,” he says. “I’m from Ohio. I’ve been living here [in New York] for a while, and there are stretches when I don’t see my family often. Going home and that whole charade is very familiar. The first family dinner after a while. Coming out to a family, the fear of that.”

And how will Adrian handle his last visit with his family? We'll find out on October 26 when the film releases in the US. In the meantime, you can watch the trailer below:

h/t: The Daily Beast

Sundance Winner "The Miseducation Of Cameron Post" Released Its First U.S. Trailer

The trailer is out for The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

The story follows Chloe Grace Moretz as Cameron Post, a girl who was caught having sex with the prom queen. She was then sent off to a gay-conversion therapy center.

As Deadline reports, the center for teens is run by Dr. Lydia Marsh (Jennifer Ehle) and her brother Reverend Rick (John Gallagher Jr.), who’s a “conversion success” himself.

Despite the pressures of the center, Cameron Post makes friends with some of other teens. Sasha Lane plays amputee Jane while Forrest Goodluck plays “the Lakota Two-Spirit” Adam. Together, the three form a found family and learn about self-acceptance.

The first official U.S. Trailer for the film has dropped and you can watch it down below.

Earlier this year, we shared with you the first word about The Miseducation of Cameron Post. At the time, the film was making its rounds at indie film festivals like Sundance. At that specific festival, the movie ended up winning the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition.

The film is directed by Desiree Akhavan who also co-wrote the script, along with Celilia Frugiuele, which was adapted from a novel by Emily M. Danforth.

The film is set to release in selected U.S. cities on August 3.

Check Out This Hilarious Teaser For New Web Series "West40s"

A fun new web series is on the horizon and we can’t wait to watch it.

Earlier this week, the teaser dropped for an upcoming web series titled West 40s. The new web series is from the minds of Mark Sam Rosenthal and Brian Sloan.

The “midtown, midlife comedy” follows five friends who are approaching being middle aged.

As the writers describe it:

“In their 30s, they’d meet strangers on the Hell’s Kitchen sidewalk and have sex in less time than it took to climb the four flights up to their apartments. But now past 40 they’re all wondering what they want for the long haul – and questioning whether they can still make it up those stairs!”

The web series was crowdfunded on Kickstarter last year. Not only was that campaign successful, but the creators received nearly double the amount of their original goal of $12,500 (ultimately making $23,807).

With all of that support before production, the creators and actors (Dalton Blaine, Dan Domingues, Jeff Hiller, Matthew Montelongo, John-Andrew Morrison, and Rosenthal) must have felt the pressure. That said, the series is looking great so far.

The first episode will drop sometime this month on West40s.tv. Until then, you can get excited by checking out the teaser below.

Looks Like Kimmy Schmidt's Getting Serious And Political In Her Fourth Season

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is coming back for its fourth season, and we’re excited to see it.

The trailer for the fourth season of the Netflix Original series has just dropped and can be watched below.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt follows the adventures of a young woman who was kidnapped as child and forced to be a part of an underground cult. (We know that sounds super serious and weird, but we promise that this is a comedy).

Once she’s finally freed by the police, she decided to move to New York City. The series then follows her adventures into adulthood along with a cast of funny characters like her roommate/best friend Titus Andromedon.

The trailer for this fourth season sees Kimmy taking on the serious job of being head of HR at a new tech start up. While things start off as fun and easy for her, things suddenly get tough when she has to fire an employee. On top of that, the series will apparently tackle some political and social issues like white privilege and the #MeeToo movement.

If you want to see if Season 4 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is right for you, you can check out the trailer below.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 4 arrives at Netflix on May 30.

The First Trailer Dropped For Hugh Grant's Gay Miniseries "A Very English Scandal"

We’re getting pretty excited to check out the BBC miniseries A Very English Scandal, and the drop of the first trailer is adding to the craze.

The upcoming miniseries will be split up to three parts and follow the real-life gay sex scandal between British Parliament member Jeremy Thorpe (played by Hugh Grant) and ex-model Norman Scott (played by Ben Whishaw).

The 1970s were a turbulent time for Thorpe who had decided to join the liberal party instead of the conservative one his father belonged to. He then rose up in the ranks of that party to eventually become its leader. On top of that, he was also cheating on his wife with Scott.

Again, the trailer is out now and you can watch it for yourselves down below.

A Very English Scandal will appear on British tv screens this month. As for American viewers, we'll see it on Amazon Video later on.

It would also be wrong of us to not mention the fact that Ben Whishaw, who’ll be playing Norman Scott, is himself an openly gay man. Whishaw came out as gay back in 2013.

 

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h/t: Variety

We're Falling In Love With Henry Golding In The New "Crazy Rich Asians" Trailer

The first trailer for the much anticipated film Crazy Rich Asians dropped earlier today, and its left us very interested in its male lead.

The film, based off of an acclaimed book series with the same name, centers around an Asian-American girl named Rachel Chu who goes to a wedding with her boyfriend Nicholas Young.

What Nick forgot to tell Rachel was that he belonged to an elite class of extremely rich families in Singapore. Rachel then falls head first into a world of the super (or crazy) rich elite in a gossipy, funny, and romantic tale.

The film adaption for the movie has been hotly anticipated for its fully Asian cast. Some say it’ll be the Asian version of Black Panther (for its focus on Asian talent and not so much for its box office returns).

Thankfully, the first look trailer is out for the film, and you can watch it below.

While the movie probably needs a few more trailers to convince non-Asian and non-agenda supporting audiences to buy tickets, this first trailer gave us a good look at actor Henry Golding.

When he was announced for the part, many worried about Golding being half Malaysian and half-White. That said, many of the target demographic of the film will surely quiet down once they see a few of the tasty shots of Golding in the trailer.

Also, it looks like Ellen knows just what we want to see.

We hope to see more of Henry Golding in the future, and we hope that Crazy Rich Asians does well in theaters.