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WATCH: Ellen Page Comes Out (VIDEO)

On Valentine's Day at the Human Rights Campaign conference, Ellen Page extolled the virtue of love as she came out. "I am here today because I am gay..And maybe I can help others to have an easier time, I am tired of hiding." Watch the moving video below. BRAVO.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 15, 2014 12:36 AM
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Memoir of a Hollywood Raconteur: Curtis Harrington's 'Nice Guys Don't Work in Hollywood'

When I was an undergraduate in UCLA’s film school in 1973, I interviewed Curtis Harrington for the UCLA Daily Bruin about his masterful "The Killing Kind." The filmmaker did not disappoint: He welcomed me into his gorgeous Art Nouveau-stuffed home in the Hollywood Hills and chatted openly and articulately about the unusual trajectory of his filmmaking career. He was at that time—and remained—one of the industry’s great near-misses, a man whose feature credits seemed to consist almost entirely of films maudits. He saved his grousing for his memoir, published posthumously by Drag City Books. Appropriately titled "Nice Guys Don’t Work In Hollywood: The Adventures of an Aesthete in the Movie Business," the book allows Harrington to finally tell his side of the story.
  • By Eric Myers
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  • June 21, 2013 1:43 PM
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James Franco to the Rescue as Australia Bans Travis Mathews' Queer Festival Favorite 'I Want Your Love'

Travis Mathews' "I Want Your Love" -- which has been screening at festivals for the past year -- has now been banned in Australia, where it was scheduled to play the Melbourne Queen Film Festival, Sydney's Queer Screen and the Brisbane Queer Film Festival.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 4, 2013 3:43 PM
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