Whilst response to homosexuality and transgenderism in television is improving, it hasn’t always been that way. This feature looks at the crossroads of LGBT representation in television and homosexual advocacy in society at large.
12 Years a Slave raced to critical acclaim on immediate release. Telling the tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man sold into slavery, 12 Years looks intimately at the often forgotten period of depravity in North America. Steve McQueen’s film is an honest, brutal glimpse into man at his best and at his worst.
Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto conspire to put to film the story of a former abusive, homophobic bull-riding lay-about who after contracting HIV befriends a straight-up transgender fashionista. Jean-Marc Vallée sees in The Dallas Buyers Club an opportunity to bring to light some truths belonging to the era, but that can still be relevant in this day and age.
Limbo is a fascinating game. It takes the notion of unrequited love and expands it into a cycle of ceaseless agony. Not once does our protagonist waver from his journey. His dedication, through thick and thin, is representative of a remarkable person, one who won’t stop until he has saved his nearest and dearest. The story of love amidst chaos.
There are very few moments in television that can go on to dictate an entire season, let alone series. The early interactions between Tony Soprano were metaphorical miracles which served to accentuate this fabulous program.
Anderson Silva is a mixed martial artist, considered the best of all time by many in the sport. Like Water is a decent attempt at addressing the physicality of the sport in all its glory, yet never really manages to say anything meaningful about fighting or the mental state of the fighter.