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...

Bridget McManus Gets Serious

You’re probably already very familiar with Bridget McManus and her comic wit. You may have seen her as the sidekick on The Queen Latifah Show, warming up the audience for Last Comic Standing, on Logo hosting th...