British transgender activist and director Jake Graf granted us an email interview about his short film Headspace. Here’s how he describes the film: “Headspace gives a rare and intimate glimpse into the trials and tribulations faced by trans folk on a daily basis.” Continue reading “Exclusive: Interview with Jake Graf, Creator of the Powerful Short ‘Headspace’”
Transparent season 3 dives deeper in the the hearts of the Pfefferman clan than we have gone before with this series. After much thrashing about, some of these unhappy and broken people are starting to get a grip. Just barely. There are some season 3 spoilers ahead. Continue reading “Review: Transparent Season 3”
Jill Soloway, the creator of Transparent gave a brilliant keynote at TIFF 2016 about The Female Gaze. I urge you to watch it carefully with an open mind and heart. Continue reading “Jill Soloway Talks about The Female Gaze”
No comment. Continue reading “Transgender Issues”
Heartbeat is a new medical drama on NBC starring Melissa George as a surgeon. For a medical drama it’s pretty lighthearted and a bit snarky; it has some refreshing qualities that I like. I’ve been watching it since the first episode. I enjoyed it, but it was just the usual medical stuff and relationship stuff. Until something remarkable happened. Continue reading “Heartbeat Warms My Heart”
The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives. This year the major nominations feature many women led films and series with either lesbian or female transgender characters helming the lead roles. Continue reading “Women Led Media Dominate the GLAAD Awards Nominations”
Old Ain’t Dead just me, watching whatever looks good. To me. I don’t watch everything. I don’t have a “best of 2015” list because I don’t have a clue as to what most of 2015 had to offer, much less what the best of all that would be.
Yet here we are, at the end of the year, and a top 10 list is in order. So how about an Old Ain’t Dead top 10 for 2015? I present my favorites in no particular order.
I admit to being a little fast and loose with the 2015 part. Some of these things were made before 2015, but I saw them in 2015. Just go with it.
I cheated just a bit, too, because at the end I threw in a few extra mentions of things too good to ignore.
Ali Pfefferman’s (Gaby Hoffmann) discovery of epigenetics in season 2 of Transparent hooked me. In fact, I thought the idea that stress and trauma from generations before yours could be passed through the generations was the most interesting thing in season 2 of Transparent. It certainly would do a lot to explain why the Pfefferman clan are such a bunch of dysfunctional, self-centered, commitment-phobic assholes.
Assholes we love, of course. Continue reading “Transparent and Epigenetics”