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How to Win An Oscar: The Secret All Actresses Need to Know

By Karen Frost

Make no mistake, an Oscar nomination or win is not an objective indication of the quality of a movie or a performance. The Academy Awards nominees do not represent the absolute best of American filmmaking or acting. If they were, we should expect to see...

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Spotlight: “The Favourite” Lights Up the Screen

By Karen Frost

The movie “The Favourite” can be described in one word: compelling. It’s a period piece, a comedy, and most of all, it is a character study of three women trying to fulfill three very different personal goals in the 1700s. Radically different from popcorn...

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tello Perspectives: ClexaCon Proves We Live in a Microcosm

By Karen Frost

Paradox: any person, thing, or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature. The queer female community, unexpectedly, is a paradox. There are somewhere around 155 million women in the United States, which means that statistically, there are...

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tello Perspectives: What it Takes to Start an LGBT-Focused Business

by Karen Frost

Tello Films was everywhere at ClexaCon, with representatives from tello participating in eight panels ranging from technical tutorials such as “Acting In and Directing Sex Scenes” and “Creating an Original Webseries” to a live taping of “Happy Wife, Happy...

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tello Perspectives: How to Fix Representation Stagnation in Movies

By Karen Frost

Every year, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at the University of Southern California Annenberg publishes a study examining the presence of gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability in the top 100 grossing films of the year. And every...

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tello Perspectives: An Interview With tello Actress Aasha Davis

By Karen Frost

tello favorite Aasha Davis is bubbly, optimistic, down to earth and still good friends with the “South of Nowhere” cast. We sat down with her to find out more about her experiences in LGBT roles, the current state of diversity and representation in Hollywood, and...

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Perspectives: Lessons Learned from Recent Lesbian Movies

By Karen Frost

In cooking, we assume that the success of a dish rests on the quality of the ingredients. Based on its ingredients, the movie “Disobedience” should have been a recipe for success. Rachel Weisz, who both acted in and produced the movie, is a longtime...

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Perspectives: Consequences of the Rise of Amateurism in Content Production

By Karen Frost 

Amateur. The word carries a negative connotation in the American dialect. It suggests a lack of experience or skill, a lump of half-molded clay rather than a fully expressed statue. An amateur makes mistakes. A professional delivers a polished, expert...

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tello Perspectives: An Interview With LGBT Distributor Michael Jack Shoel

​By Karen Frost

Michael Jack Shoel knows about movie distribution. For more than 30 years, he has worked on the distribution side of Hollywood, with his current company, Ariztical Entertainment, focusing on producing and distributing quality LGBT, independent and art...

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tello Perspectives: Yes, Queer Women Are a Different Kind of Viewer

By Karen Frost
 
Queer female fans aren’t your average fans. They’re so loyal that the “Xena: Warrior Princess” fan convention lasted for twenty years. They’re so emotionally attached to characters that they continue to fill Tumblr with page upon page of sites...

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