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Bringing ‘Riley Parra’ to Life – Part 2

In part two of my series on the supernatural crime drama Riley Parra, I interviewed Marem Hassler, who stars as Detective Parra.  Riley Parra is the latest series from Tello Films. Based on the novels by the sa...

Bringing ‘Riley Parra’ to Life – Part 1

Looking for a female-driven crime drama with supernatural overtones and queer romance? Then check out Riley Parra from Tello Films. Detective Riley Parra (Marem Hassler) patrols the streets of No Man's Land pro...

A Very Sordid Interview with Del Shores

Seventeen years ago writer and director Del Shores released Sordid Lives, a dark comedy that dealt with religious fervor, bigotry and coming out in a small Texas town. The film quickly became an LGBT cult class...

Getting to the Heart of Heartland

For the last few months a new lesbian film, Heartland, toured the film festival circuit garnering multiple audience awards. I can see why. The film combines all the elements audiences want in a dramatic film: i...

Marina Rice Bader Makes Impossible Things Happen

Marina Rice Bader is not a woman who shys away from a seemingly impossible challenge. Her story is a unique one. After years as a successful photographer, and in her early 50s, Marina decided to pursue her drea...