Now as the movie is about to have its NY premiere at NewFest on October 22nd before being released in selected US movie theaters on November 11th, we are re-publishing our interview which was filmed by Heather Reed at Sage Lounge & Inn for P.T.V.
Click HERE to see queerguru’s full review of the movie.
When 20 year old filmmaker Alden Peters decided he was ready to come out as a gay man to his family and friends he did some research to see if he could find any sort of guidelines to help him handle the situation. He was particularly concerned with how to deal with the next step after his coming out, but sadly he could find nothing at all that offered any real advice. This was all about the same time as the tragic death of college student Tyler Clementi who took his own life after being outed by a roommate, and so the whole dialogue about the sensitive subject had publicly taken on a new dimension in the media.
So in the end the utterly charming Peters did it the only way he knew, and that was to film each of the encounters which he hoped would then help him and his immediate circle understand the situation better.
Peters was unquestionably one of the lucky ones with a family that loves him unconditional and a set of friends that accept him for who he is without question. The result is a remarkably wonderful insightful documentary called Coming Out that Wolfe Video are releasing on VOD to celebrate National Coming Out Day on Tuesday 11th October. To mark the occasion Alden Peters talked to queerguru via FaceTime for P.T.V. about the movie and the journey it took him on.
Filmmaking duo Anthony & Alex talk to queerguru about Susanne Bartsch On Top : their definitive profile of N.Y’s Queen of the Night who has set the style and pace for Manhattan’s clubbers for the past three decades. They capture the essence of this legendary larger-than-life party promoter as they look back (and at the present) of how she took over the mantle of Andy Warhol when she conquered the city.
Bobbi Jo Hart is the director of the new movie Rebels on Pointe which is the first documentary that has gone behind the scenes of the world-famous all-male (and all-gay) ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo. It’s a wonderful heartwarming tale of how this Company has not just survived for over 40 years doing their delightful parodies of romantic and classical ballets that have not just won them fans all over the world, but how they have become one of the oldest (and happiest) LGBT organizations.