Category: Queer Arts

A Frank and Fabulous Looking Freak Show

As with a lot of its indie, queer film cousins, the strength of a movie like Freak Show lies in its heart. Based on the young adult novel of the same name by former club kid and current World of Wonder bon vivant James St. James, it’s an earnest story that makes up for its lack of surprises with a star studded cast and an excellent performance from The Imitation Game’s Alex Lawther.

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Twist: Saturday Church, Queer Ghost Hunters, and More

The weather has finally cooled, the leaves are turning, and shit is getting spooky. I love this time of year because, as Seattleites, we turn towards those indoor activities that shelter us from the harsh weather and, at least in my case (and I’m sure I’m not the only one) the reality of the real world. Indoor activities like the queerest film festival in the PNW. Yes, you read correctly. It’s time for Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival!

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Something Like Love: Something Like Summer

Something Like Summer is a sometimes delightful, sometimes heart-wrenching look into how identity and acceptance both informs and complicates our love lives. Directed by David Berry, the movie follows the trials and tribulations of characters that folks might be familiar with from Jay Bell’s Something Like series.

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The Light and Healing of BlackTransMagick

At the Neptune, in a theatre full of beautiful Black and brown people, words were spoken that allowed many of us to heal. I saw my fellow trans and QPOC community members laugh and cry. I can only imagine that they felt the same chills creep up their spines as I did, as the beautiful truth, the beauty the is being trans and black was laid out before us.

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Kimball Allen’s Ode To Seattle

Kimball Allen, host of the glitz-camp variety show, Triple Threat, slated regularly at Seattle’s Triple Door Theater, has lived in the Emerald City just a handful of years. Yet, Allen is well aware of the talent pool the city has to offer. And the skillful artists that saturate the city move him so that he knew he had to bring them regularly under one roof – and so his show, some two years ago, was born.

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A Deeply Satisfying “9 to 5 Inches”

In her most recent theater project, San Francisco drag icon Peaches Christ brought a new show to Seattle last week. “9 to 5 Inches ”— based on the Bechdel Test champion film “9 to 5” — was true to the movie’s theme of sisterhood, empowerment, and dismantling a repressive capitalistic patriarchy from the inside out.

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Phillip Chavira: Keeping Color On Stage

Phillip Chavira, recently hired as the new Executive Director of the Intiman Theater, has a motto: “Keep color on stage.” And he means it. Prior to moving to the Emerald City some three-and-a-half months ago, Chavira produced Eclipsed on Broadway in New York City, which featured the first-ever all-female cast, playwright and directing team on the famous theatrical thoroughfare.

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