Friend of the Gutter Sara Century writes a beautiful piece about being saved (and not saved) by the X-Men at The Gutter Review. “Being queer was like being an X-Man. You discover something about yourself and it makes the people around you upset, even violent. You can’t change […]
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At Slate, Dan Kois goes searching for poet and songwriter Rod McKuen. “I wanted to know who this incredibly famous poet was, and who his fans were, and how he was forgotten. I went searching for Rod McKuen, and I found a young man so hungry for fame […]
The Film Ladies podcast, including the Gutter’s own Beth Watkins, discuss LGBTQIA+ Hindi films! “Delightful and very smart filmmaker, writer, and journalist Nihit Bhave (Sacred Games, Choked, Dobaaraa, Phir Kabhi) joins us to talk about Hindi films with LGBTQIA+ stories and characters. The new Madhuri Dixie film Maja […]
At Vulture, Marya E. Gates writes an excellent piece on Marilyn Monroe’s poetry and what the film, Blonde (2022) overlooks. “In one fragment, she contemplates how we can never really know what others went through in their early years and ‘what they drag with them.’ In another, she […]
At the Moveable Feast, Stephen Saito interviews Charlotte Colbert, director and co-writer of She Will (2022). “[Making a film is] amazing because it’s complete world building. The only thing it lacks is obviously smell and taste, which I don’t know–I’m pondering how to bring in. [laughs] But it’s […]
NPR interviews The Onion‘s head writer, Mike Gillis, on writing an amicus curiae brief for the US Supreme Court that outlines the importance of parody. “He wrote most of the arguments and jokes, then The Onion‘s lawyers bulked it up with legal precedent and historical context in what […]