I was talking to Ashley Jordan of Singafest over the weekend and she turned me onto a new gay zombie movie from the Philippines. It’s Jade Castro’s Zombadings that was a runaway hit of the past summer in the Philippines. The story involves a young man being cursed to be gay while his mother, a police detective, is trying to solve a string of murders of gay men in town that lead to gay zombies. As campy as it sounds, Zombadings is receiving strong reviews from even Twitch. Here’s the trailer!
I sat down with gay film makers Israel Luna and Toni Miller of La Luna Entertainment earlier this week to get their reaction to Jarrett Barrios’ resignation from GLAAD. Why would these two horror filmmakers give two shakes about his, and then the subsequent 8 board members’ resignation over GLAAD’s endorsement of AT&T and T-Mobile’s proposed merger?
Well, back in March of 2010 Luna’s campy horror film, Ticked off Trannies with Knives, became a GLAAD Call to Action for its use of the word “tranny”, which is often considered a pejorative within the trans community. The film basically features hot transgendered women who seek revenge after being attacked by a group of red necks a la “I spit on Your Grave”. The film is bloody, funny, sexy, trashy, exploitive, and pretty much everything else you’d ever want in a horror film. And GLAAD hated it.
Prior to the film’s release, Luna reached out to GLAAD for education about transgender terminology and issues facing the transgender community because they had received their first negative reactions about the film’s title. Continue reading
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Tagged AT&T, Israel Luna, Jarrett Barrios, merger, T-mobile, Tel Aviv, Ticked off Trannies with Knives, tranny, transgender, Tribeca Film Festival
SPOILER ALERT! After the cut see who won!
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Last week, we chatted with Chris Vargas and Greg Youmans about their radically queer series Falling in Love with Chris and Greg. Today, we talk with Brent Anbe, creator of Ajumma! Are you Krazy???
H.P.: Ajumma! has a queer sensibility about it that is unmistakably camp. What were your influences?
BRENT ANBE: My influences for Ajumma! came directly from my research and surrounding of Hawaii’s Korean drama fanatics including that of my former office co-workers, family members, and true and devoted Korean drama fans. Continue reading
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Tagged Ajumma Are You Krazy?, Brent Anbe, Goonies, Hawaii, Just the Ten of Us, Justin Beiber, Kids Incorporated, Korean drama, Lee Byun Hung, Saved by the Bell, the new camp