Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan to star as lovers in new period drama

By : Jeremy Williams
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Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet and Oscar-nominated actress Saoirse Ronan have signed on to star opposite each other as lovers in the new period drama, “Ammonite.”

The film, set in a British coastal town during the 1840s, follows a fictitious lesbian romance between famed paleontologist Mary Anning and a wealthy woman visiting from London. Producers have not yet announced which actress is playing Anning and which one plays the wealthy visitor.

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No LGBTQ role or film winners at 75th Golden Globes, despite multiple nominations

By : Rebekah Sager OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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ABOVE: Start of the 75th Golden Globes live from the Beverly Hilton Jan. 7, 2018.

The 75th anniversary Golden Globes featured Hollywood actors donning all-black gowns and suits, and wearing #TimesUp pins in support in of those who have spoken out about sexual harassment and to protest gender inequality. It was a hugely important night celebrating women and women’s stories.

But many in the LGBTQ community were left puzzled by the lack of representation among the acting, directing and screenwriting category nominees and winners, even though #TimesUp resonates against homophobia too.

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Screened Out – Brooklyn

By : Stephen Miller
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Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Fiona Glascott, Jim Broadbent, Julie Walters, Domhnall Gleeson

“In the morning, she was not sure that she had slept as much as lived a set of vivid dreams, letting them linger so that she would not have to open her eyes.” ― Colm Tóibín, Brooklyn

Many viewers will feel the same way after seeing the immigrant romance Brooklyn in the theater. This is a small, alluring valentine of a movie, likely the most charming this year. This intimate love letter is helped by a painterly, careful direction and heartfelt performances by its actors.

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