Gay teen film ‘The Miseducation of Cameron Post’ wins top honor at Sundance

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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“The Miseducation of Cameron Post” earned the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday.

The coming-of-age dramedy is based on the novel of the same name by Emily M. Danforth. Set in 1993, the film stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a teen whose evangelical aunt forces her into gay conversion camp after she is caught in a sexual encounter with the prom queen.

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Imagine Dragons singer stars in documentary about LGBT mormons

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Dan Reynolds, frontman of the rock band Imagine Dragons, will star in the documentary “Believer,” which follows his journey as an advocate for LGBT Mormons.

“Believer” chronicles Reynolds, who is Mormon, and out Neon Trees lead singer Tyler Glenn, a former Mormon, as they plan the LoveLoud Festival, a charity concert last summer in Utah that raised money for at-risk LGBT youth.

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GLAAD Media Awards 2018 releases nominees

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The 29th annual GLAAD Media Awards announced its 2018 nominees at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday via Trace Lysette (“Transparent”) and Wilson Cruz (“Star Trek: Discovery”).

Netflix raked in the most nominations for television with seven nominations. ABC, CBS and NBC came in at a close second with six nominations. This was also the first time the category Outstanding Kids & Family Programming was introduced which recognizes “Andi Mack,” and “Doc McStuffins,” among others, for their LGBT inclusion.

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‘Call Me By Your Name’ trailer showcases passionate summer affair

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A steamy summer romance begins in the countryside of Italy in the trailer for the upcoming film, “Call Me By Your Name.”

24-year-old American scholar Oliver (Armie Hammer) comes to Italy to stay at a professor (Michael Stuhlbarg)’s villa to assist him. The professor’s 17-year-old son Elio (Timothée Chalamet) finds himself falling for the older man who appears to share the same attraction.

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Doc on transgender YouTube star Gigi Gorgeous among films premiering at Sundance

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LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former Daily Show correspondent Jessica Williams flexes her dramatic chops, Cate Blanchett pays homage to great 20th century artists and Silicon Valley star Kumail Nanjiani tells a very personal story in some of the films premiering at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Festival programmers announced their selections for the documentary and narrative premiere sections Dec. 5, which has launched films like Boyhood, Manchester by the Sea and O.J.: Made in America.

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James Franco says upcoming film challenges typical gay narrative

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James Franco says his upcoming movie, I Am Michael, is different than other LGBT films but that it is certainly not anti-gay.

Franco and I Am Michael writer/director, Justin Kelly, spoke with Benoit Denizet-Lewis, the writer of the New York Times Magazine article on which the film is based, about the complexities of doing a film so controversial for a new interview for BlackBook.

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