This week, as Pride Month comes to a close, we take on a landmark film in the gay cinema canon, 1990’s LONGTIME COMPANION, directed by Norman Rene. The first mainstream movie to tackle the AIDS epidemic, we discuss if this gentle ensemble drama still holds up today, and if it deserves to be discovered by a whole new generation. Spoiler alert: it does.
Monthly Archives: June 2021
This week, we take on 1997’s extremely bizarre true-life tale BUDDY, directed by Caroline Thompson. Rene Russo plays an animal-loving socialite who accepts a gorilla into her home. Once grown, she dresses it in a three-piece suit and basically forces it to become her servant, in a move co-host Luke describes as “a stunning critique on capitalism and the class system.” A horror film posing as family entertainment, there is much to discuss here, including rollerskate-wearing chimps and Buddy’s love of lipstick and lingerie. Did we mention this movie is bizarre?