Gay Directors: Higgins, Colin (Harold and Maude, 9 to 5) (LGBTQ, Gay, AIDS)

Colin Higgins (July 28, 1941–August 5, 1988), was an  Australian-American screenwriter, actor, and director, best known for writing the screenplay for the 1971 film Harold and Maude, and for directing the Foul Play (1978) and 9 to 5 (1980).

Movie Stars: Brassi, Rosanno–Latin Lover

Rossano Brazzi (September 18, 1916–December 24, 1994) was an Italian actor, typecast in Hollywood as the sensual and suave Latin Lover. Brazzi was born in Bologna, Italy, the son of Maria Ghedini and Adelmo Brazzi, an employee of the Rizzoli shoe factory. He was named after Rossano Veneto, where his father was stationed during his […]

Girl Who Had Everything, The (1953): Thorpe’s Melodrama, Starring William Powell and Elizabeth Taylor

Richard Thorpe directed this minor family and romantic melodrama, starring William Powell in his last MGM feature and one of his last roles before retirement. and Elizabeth Taylor in one of her transitional parts into adulthood. The Girl Who Had Everything Theatrical Film Poster The screenplay was written by Art Cohn, based upon a 1928 […]

National Velvet (1945): Making of Family-Friendly Child-Animal Classic

An 18-year-old Gene Tierney, who was then appearing on Broadway, was offered the role of Velvet Brown in 1939.

Wojnarowicz: F**k You, F*ggot F**ker’: Chris McKim’s Documentary of the Gay Village Artist

McKim’s poignant documentary on the life and times of gay East Village artist and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz (1954-1992) reflects the sociopolitical climate of the 1980s, while remaining relevant today.