Top Five Historical Costume Movies About Queer People

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And ideally these are movies or TV shows where the lesbian / gay / bisexual / transgender / queer (LGBTQ) person is the main character and preferably they’re not a cliche, and they don’t die or otherwise have a miserable ending. If you’re hetero, you don’t realize how limiting that is in any movie, much the... Read more →

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TBT: The Last Mistress (2007)

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The Last Mistress (2007) is based on the 1851 novel Une vieille maîtresse by Jules Barbey d’Aurevilly, and the film, directed by Catherine Breillat, deals with an intense love affair between an older woman and a younger man, one a courtesan and the other dissolute and relatively aimless without much of anything going on under his pretty exterior (so, a... Read more →

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WCW: Marlene Dietrich

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Marlene Dietrich is not known for her historical costume movies. The German actress is better known for the cabaret singing and dancing she often brought to her film roles, as well as for her personal glamor and androgynous image. However, in her long career (spanning the 1910s to the 1980s), Dietrich did take a few historical roles,... Read more →

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TNT’s Will WTFery

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Out goes Reign, in comes Will, the new Adam Ant Shakespeare bio-series from TNT. I guess there is about to be a big gaping hole in the “we are consciously not giving a fuck about historical accuracy” genre? Snarking this show is going to be shooting fish in a barrel, but because we only sometimes have... Read more →

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We Bid a Fond Farewell to Reign (2013-2017)

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Alas, our favorite historically inaccurate punching bag has left the building. That’s right, Reign‘s reign on The CW is over. Four seasons of Barbie Mary Queen of Scots running around in modern haute couture gowns while her ladies-in-waiting swap beds and head necklaces — it is no more! This show was beloved by tween girls for... Read more →

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Top Five Fathers in Historical Costume Movies & TV

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Father’s Day is coming up this weekend (at least the American observance), which makes me think about representation of fathers in historical costume movies and TV series. Admittedly, I don’t have much experience with fathers, since mine died when I was 3, so my choice of movie dads might not be the most traditional…   5.... Read more →

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Upcoming Movies: Rupert Everett’s Oscar Wilde Biopic

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One of the few LGBTQ people who has had a few movies made about him is Oscar Wilde — in addition to having his own plays made into many film and TV costume dramas. I consider Stephen Fry‘s Wilde (1997) a darn near perfect biopic, but that doesn’t mean I begrudge Rupert Everett his shot.... Read more →

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Woman Crush Wednesday – Samantha Morton

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Samantha Morton has been in so many great period films in the last 20 years (and a good deal of great non-period films, as well!). She’s played the ingenue and the bawd and everything in between. Let’s take a look at her resume of historical flicks! Emma (1996) – Harriet Smith Jane Eyre (1997) –... Read more →

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The Belle Époque World of Chéri (2009)

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Based on the novel, Chéri with a little bit of the sequel La Fin de Chéri, by Collette, Chéri (2009) tells of the charmingly tragic (or is it tragically charming?) love affair between retired courtesan Léa (Michelle Pfeiffer) and the much younger son of her colleague, Fred, whom everyone calls Chéri (Rupert Friend). He reenters her life at... Read more →

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MCM: Simon Callow

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Anyone can have a hot bod, but what I admire most is a clever wit and a fine mind. Simon Callow is a sassy character actor who shows up in pretty much every historical costume movie and TV show as that funny, quirky fellow who delivers a zinger when the script calls for it or is... Read more →

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