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Lupita's Best Actress campaign

"I think it's probably between Lupita and Awkwafina for the fifth slot (and maybe they'll both make it in, and someone will be shockingly omitted). " -Suzanne

"I think she has a good shot.She's clearly the lead, the marketing of the film and the awards campaign is set squarely on her shoulders, and she plays two distinct roles with great skill."-Robert G

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Directors(For Sama)
Lulu Wang(The Farewell)
Ritesh Batra(Photograph)
Schmidt & Abrantes(Diamantino)
Jia Zhang-ke(Ash is Purest White)

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Entries in Stranger Inside (1)

Jul 15 2015

HBO’s LGBT History: Stranger Inside (2001)

Manuelis working his way through all the LGBT-themed HBO productions...

Last weekwe looked at the master-class in acting that isIf These Walls Could Talk 2: 1961which was oddly followed by two other short films that, had I not written about them, most of you would not have remembered.Yes, all you need to know is that Vanessa Redgrave is resplendent in that initial segment.This week we look at precisely the type of lesbian experience that Ellen DeGeneres-produced lesbian PSA skirts.Yes, we’re headed to a female prison withStranger Insideand director Cheryl Dunye is quite the guide.Guys, this might be the best new find in this whole rewatch series.

Dunye’s film is a powerful and affecting film, timely even all these years later.About race.About guns.About feminism.About violence.About the prison system.About motherhood.About religion.About hypocrisy.About white supremacy.Why more people don’t talk about this film is beyond me (especially withOrange is the New Blackhaving conquered pop culture the way it has).Let’s begin fixing that now...

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