Watch: trailer for ‘Sauvage,’ the film with a sex scene so graphic people walked out

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“Sauvage” has dropped its trailer giving people a first look at the film which caused controversy at Cannes for its graphic sex scene.

The French film from debut director Camille Vidal-Naquet tells the story of Leo (Félix Maritaud), a  22-year-old gay prostitute in France. Marituad received the Louis Roederer Foundating Rising Star Award for his performance.

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Religious protests against gay films show divide in Romania

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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Religious protesters in Romania have disrupted the screenings of two movies featuring gay themes, saying they violate traditional values. In response, a new screening of the Cannes award-winning movie “120 Beats Per Minute” is going to be held Tuesday in Bucharest.

The dispute illustrates Romania’s divided views about homosexuality, which remains a difficult topic in the eastern European Union member where more than 85 percent of its people belong to Christian Orthodox churches. Homosexuality was only decriminalized when Romania prepared to join the EU in 2002.

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Todd Haynes’ Lesbian Romance ‘Carol’ Wows Cannes Film Festival

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CANNES, France (AP) – Todd Haynes’ 1950s lesbian romance Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, had the Cannes Film Festival swooning after its premiere.

The long-in-development adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel was received rapturously at Cannes for its tale of an illicit love between two women amid conservative ’50s New York. Speaking to reporters May 17, Blanchett said Carol is more than a period piece.

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Sonam Kapoor ready for gay Bollywood film

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CANNES, France (AP) – Could there be a gay love story in Bollywood? One of its biggest stars says it’s time to explore it.

Sonam Kapoor spoke about the possibility in an interview where she lamented India’s laws on being gay: Last year, its Supreme Court upheld a ban on gay sex.

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Screened Out – Nebraska

By : Stephen Miller
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Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Stacy Keach, Bob Odenkirk, June Squibb

From personal experience, I can tell you that midwestern people refer to others as “salt of the earth” It can mean that these are simple, reliable folks remarkable for their common values and common sense. If delivered correctly, it can also be a veiled insult, subtly denoting a certain lack of sophistication and education.

In the sweet, quiet little comedy Nebraska, Bruce Dern is salt of the earth in every respect and definition. He’s an old, gullible alcoholic with dementia. He gets a letter from a magazine clearinghouse saying he won 1 million dollars. He tries everything he can to get from his home in Billings, Montana, to Lincoln, Nebraska, to claim his prize. When he finally secures his largesse, he plans to buy a brand spanking new pickup, which he cannot drive, since his license was rescinded and an air compressor.

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Uma Thurman to play Anita Bryant

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Uma Thurman has signed on to play legendary anti-gay activist Anita Bryant in the biopic, Anita.

The star of such films as Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2 and Pulp Fiction, Thurman has won recognition from the masses as being the sexy, strong female lead in most movies she’s cast in. Can she pull off the role of an aggressive hate-monger, too?

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